Hemis Monastery, Leh, Ladakh
Leh is the perfect place if you are an ardent traveler, particularly if you have interest in exploring ancient cultures. Monasteries in Leh will make your travel experience enriching to this beautiful North Indian city. Among many monasteries, the biggest and the most richly endowed monastery of Ladakh is the Hemis Monastery.
The Hemis Monastery is situated atop a green hill with spectacular Himalayas in the backdrop. The monastery is at a distance of about 45 kms, south of Leh on the banks of River Indus. Built in 1630, this monastery belongs to the red sect of Buddhism (Brokpa). The colorful prayer flags on all the four sides of the monastery add an appeal and attract devotees and tourists.