Rangdum Monastery in Kargil (Ladakh)

Perched on a mountain, the Rangdum Monastery offers peace and tranquility.

Perched on a mountain, the Rangdum Monastery offers peace and tranquility. | Photo credit: Narender9/wikimedia

Rangdum Monastery Overview

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Rangdum Monastery is an old Buddhist shrine and monastic home, which is situated more than 130 km away from Kargil. Perched atop a mountain, it looks like a citadel that overlooks and guards the serene valley.

There is ambiguity associated with the origin of this shrine – accounts suggest that the gompa was established in the 8th century while many believe it to be of 18th century. This shrine has a central prayer hall, which is equivalent to a museum due to the rich assortment of Tibetan antiques and other precious artefacts. It is also the residence of about 40 Buddhist monks who can be seen meditating in its tranquil ambience.

  • Photo Opp

    This monastery offers a stunning view of the Rangdum Valley, which boasts of picture-perfect landscapes. Visitors can click several beautiful pictures, capturing the charm of the scenic region.

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Rangdum, 194109, Jammu and Kashmir