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Shashur Monastery in Lahaul & Spiti

·  Summer: 20 to 30° C (Pleasant)
·  Winter: 0 to 24° C (Cool)
·  Monsoon: July to mid-September

Best time to visit:  June to September

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One of the eye-pleasing attractions from 17th Century, Shashur Monastery is aneminent learning centre for Buddhists. The monastery get its name from the word Sha-shur, meaning “blue pines” in the local accent.

Drawing pilgrims from all across the world, the monastery resembles most Buddhist monastery that has blurred room where oil lamps are burnt over the day. Situated on the top about 2 km. from Keylong, the monastery has a 5 mt. Thangka – a silk painting topped with eye-popping embroidery.

The monastery has an attractive yellow roof and lovely Mani walls that has the sacred mantras of the Buddhists – ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ meaning ‘The Jewel in the Heart of the Lotus’ engraved on it. Among the many highlighting features of the monastery are the impressive paintings exemplifying the history of 84 Buddha’s and a sculpture of Namgyal.

Visitors to this place can also explore nearby attractions like Lha Opa Gompa, Ghemur Gompa,Pin Valley National Park, Lingti Valley, Baralacha Pass and many more.

Road: Buses are available from Chandigarh, Delhi, Shimla and other nearby places. Four wheelers – cars or jeeps can also be hired to reach the place conveniently.

Railway: Joginder Nagar Railway Station (located about 279 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Shashur Monastery. Tourists can take a cab from the station for convenient travelling.Regular bus services are also available.

Airway: Bhuntar Airport (located about 166 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach this monastery. Prepaid cab or jeep can be hired from the airport to reach the place easily.