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Description :

Tabo is a small town located in Lahaul and Spiti in Himanchal Pradesh. The town is located on the banks of Spiti River in a valley which is shaped like a bowl. Located at an altitude of 3300 meters the town is famous for Tabo Monastery.  Tabo monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the region and was established in 996 CE.  The monastery was constructed by Tibetan Buddhist named Rinchen Zangpo (Mahauru Ramabhadra), who was the king of western Himalayan Kingdom of Guge that time. The monastery is now under protection of Archaeological survey of India.

Weather Details :

Summer:   15°C to 26°C
Winter:   -10°C to 0°C
Monsoon:   5°C to 20°C

Main Attractions :

Tabo Monastery

Tabo Monastery is located at an altitude of 3050 meter amidst arid and rocky landscape. It houses the large number of Buddhist documents and scriptures, along with beautiful paintings and Buddhist statues. The Monastery is managed by Archaeological survey of India.

The Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple

Often known as the Byams-Pa Chen-po Lha-khang, it is an ancient temple, which is located within the Tabo Monastery complex.  It was constructed in the first 100 years of the main monastery as it professed by the wooden door frame. The temple is known for its 20 ft tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha, which is also called as the ‘Laughing Buddha’ or the ‘Buddha of the Future’. 

The Golden Temple

It is one of the renowned temple of the Tabo Monastery complex. It is said to have been once covered with pure gold. The temple was renovated by Sengge Namgyal, a king of Ladakh in 16th century. It is known for its magnificent murals that cover its walls and its ceilings.

The Mystic Mandala Temple

It is also called as the Initiation Temple, which is embellished by ‘Mystic Mandalas’. Another major attraction of this temple is large painting of the Vairocana, a spiritual son of Adibuddha which covers the wall facing the door. The image of the Vairocana is encompassed by eight Bodhisattvas.

The Temple of Dromton

It is one of the most popular temple located within the Tabo Monastery complex. It is also called Brom-ston Lha-khang. The Temple of Dromton built during the period of 1008 - 1064 A.D by Dromton, was the chief disciple of the Buddhist master Atiśa.

The Large Temple of Drom

It is second largest temple in the complex of the Tabo Monastery, which is often known Brom-ston Lha-khang. The temple contains several wall paintings, the wooden planks in the ceiling are beautifully decorated.

The Temple of the Enlightened Gods

Also called Tug-Lha-khang, which is characterised by its large assembly hall, a sanctum, and a vestibule.  The Temple of the Enlightened Gods is in Tabo Monastery complex. The walls of the temple are embellished with paintings which displays the life of the Lord Buddha. 

The Chamber of Picture Treasures

It is also situated within the Tabo Monastery complex. It is the art gallery which displays an exclusive collection of Tibetan style paintings. 


There are various stupas near the temple complex of which four have paintings in its interior. Among them two of the stupas are dated to the 13th century, based on the paintings. 

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How to Reach Tabo
  • By Air- The nearest airport is the Kangra Airport which is a distance of 487 km away from the Tabo. Tabo airport is well connected with all major cities of India.
  • By Train- The nearest major railway Station is Kalka, which is located at the distance of about 531.3kms from Tabo. The Kalka railway station is well connected with all major cities of India.  
  • By Road- Tabo is well connected with all the major cities of India. 



  • Local Markets


Places to Worship:

  • Tabo Monastery
  • The Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple
  • The Golden Temple
  • The Mystic Mandala Temple
  • The Temple of Dromton
  • The Temple of the Enlightened Gods
  • The Large Temple of Drom
  • The Mahakala Vajra-bhairava Temple

Places of Entertainment:

Tabo is a small and beautiful hill town, hence there is no Malls and multiplex are available here.