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Places to visit in Alchi

When you travel to Alchi, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Alchi, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Alchi to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Alchi things to do can include exploring Alchi attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Cultural Attraction

Alchi’s culture and heritage will spark to life on your visit to this mesmerizing monastery. It houses various treasures that will shed light on the fabled civilization of the Naga tribesman. The imposing statues and paintings will depict the long lost glory of the heydays of the Nagas. 

Chortens

Chortens are the most known symbolic structures of the Buddhist culture. The earliest recorded Chorten here, is the Great Chorten and Small Chorten, both dating back to 13th century. These are decorated gateways and are actually known for their historical links to the monuments. They are called 'Kakani Chorten'. Other Chortens were added later on in the 13th &14th century. The Alchi monastic complex itself, has three other Chortens which have old, but bea

Manjushri Temple

This temple, also known by the name of Jampe Lah-khang, was built in the 12th Century. This beautiful square shrine holds the 4 different depictions of the Holy Bodhisattva. The enclosure is formed by 4 pillars, which is held together by cross bracing to the painted wooden ceiling.

 

Indus River

Those visiting Alchi can take a tour of all the places it has to offer in around two days! Alchi's isolation from the world has helped itself to preserve its Indo-Tibetan culture to a large extent. The village, however, is quite remote. Big farms of apricots and apples are seen in and around the area. Many tourists visit these farms and take a look around, basking in the sun, and enjoying the weather. One of the best things about Alchi is that the background in wh

Sumtseg

The amusing name means a three-storied building, but Sumtseg is only two storied. Although the building from outside reflects Tibetan culture, the intricate woodworks, clay work, facades and all the paintings inside have Kashmiri handwork. Three images of Bodhisattvas are depicted by the niches, all about 13ft in height, along with four associated secondary deity, and two flying goddesses for each niche. 

Lotswa-Lha-Khang

This temple is mainly dedicated to Rinchen Zangpo. It has many beautiful paintings by Sakyamuni, who incidentally was a Sakya clan sage. Zangpo's idol is kept right next to the statue of Sakyamuni. 

 

Jammu and Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is compared to the beauty of heaven itself, is known for its natural beauty. Alchi does justice to its state. Situated at the foothills, with River Indus flowing right by its side with many farms around, sightseeing itself is a great activity here, and many tourists enjoy touring the area. The excursions from the places around Alchi will bring you a great sense of satisfaction. With the hills on all sides, and mountainous terr

Du-khang

This is the main assembly hall, and is known to be one of the oldest structures in Alchi, dating back to the 11th Century. This is present in the centre of the Monastic complex and is used for ceremonial purposes. One can also see the Wheel of life portrayed beautifully on the outer gates. 

Cultural Attraction

Alchi’s culture and heritage will spark to life on your visit to this mesmerizing monastery. It houses various treasures that will shed light on the fabled civilization of the Naga tribesman. The imposing statues and paintings will depict the long lost glory of the heydays of the Nagas. 

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