Top Ten Famous Buddhist Monasteries in India

Buddhism is one of the religion of Indian subcontinent and teaches the different practices of spiritual development, meditation and philosophy. Buddhism is arose from the Magadha area and spread throughout of India even beyond by Siddhartha Gautama or the Buddha and its followers. There are so many Buddhist Monasteries in India located at the different corner of the country, Mahabodhi Temple Gaya is the most famous Buddhist site in India and the top 15 major Buddhist Stupas in India are located at Sanchi, Sarnnath and Kushinagar.

Namgyal Monastery -Dharamsala


The Namgyal Monastery is located in the Dharamshala district of Himachal Pradesh. Namgyal Monastery is associated with the Dalai Lamas and offers buddhism in the state. Its is one of the major tourist attraction along with the lakes, Kangra valley and McLeodGanj.

Thikse Monastery -Leh


The Thikse Monastery is located near the Leh in the Indus valley of Ladakh. Thikse Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery and the largest Monastery in Ladakh. Thiksey Gompa of Ladakh is also considered as Mini Potala Palace and home to a good number of monks.

Hemis Monastery -Ladakh


The Hemis Monastery is one of the largest Buddhist monastery and most famous monastery in India. Hemis gompa is located in Ladakh and has rich collection of ancient remnants. Famous Hemis gompa festival is celebrated here every year with many attractions like Mask Dances of Ladakh and tantric worship from Monks.

Shashur Monastery -Spiti


The Buddhist monastery Shashur is located in the Lahaul valley of Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Shashur Monastery is one of the ancient monastery and covered with blue pines around it.

Mindrolling Monastery -Dehradun


The Mindrolling Monastery is one of the largest Buddhist center in India, located in the Clement Town near to Rajaji National Park in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. Buddha temple of Dehradun is one of major tourist attraction and a great place of architectural marvel. It has one of the incredibly tallest statue of Lord Buddha with an height of 107 ft and one of the tallest stupa in India.

Ghum Monastery -Darjeeling


The Ghum Monastery is situated at the hill regions of Eastern Himalaya range in Darjeeling,West Bengal. Ghum Monastery is known as Yogachoeling Gompa is the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monastery and one of the largest in the state.

Rumtek Monastery -Gangtok


There are more then 7 mind blowing buddhist monasteries in Sikkim and Rumtek Monastery is located at the hilltop of Gangtok, Sikkim. Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest in the state and surrounding with beautiful area.

Tawang Monastery -Tawang


The Tawang Monastery is the largest Monastery in India, located in the Tawang Town of Arunachal Pradesh state India. Tawang Monastery also known in Tibetan as Galden Namgey Lhatse is one of the biggest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in India and in the world too. Tawang also gives you one of the top 51 reason to visit north east India.

Namdroling Monastery -Mysore


The Namdroling Monastery is the largest Buddhist center in the world, located in the Mysore district of Karnataka state. Namdroling Monastery is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temple with Tibetan mythology paintings and arts.

Bodhimanda Vihara Monastery -Bodhgaya


Bodhimanda Vihara is the main monastery of Bodh Gaya now known as the Mahabodhi Temple. The Mahabodhi Temple is located in Gaya district of Bihar state where the Buddha have attained enlightenment, Its now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bodh Gaya is one of the four most important pilgrimage sites of Buddhist along with the other three being Kushinagar, Lumbini, and Sarnath.


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