Basgo Monastery in Leh

Basgo Monastery Overview

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Set atop a high hillock, the Basgo Monastery is an old Buddhist shrine that stands in ruins now. This monastery was built in 1680 and since then it served as a prominent centre of Ladakh's culture and politics. During its glorious days, it was the administrative seat of an influential Namgyal family that ruled the region. A beautiful and imposing statue of Gautam Buddha forms the highlight of this monastery. Colourful mural artworks belonging to the 16th century are preserved in this shrine with utmost care.

  • Photo Opp

    The quaintness and scenic location of the Basgo Monastery attract photographers to capture some unique shots. The gompa offers a perfect view of its surrounding regions, which are worth clicking.
  • Movie Connect

    Basgo Monastery has been the shooting venue of many Bollywood movies and songs. Satrangi Re, the famous song from Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala starrer Dil Se (1998), was filmed at this site. Another popular song that was shot here was White White Face from Tashan (2008). The movie had a well-known star cast, which included Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.

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Basgo, 194101, Jammu and Kashmir