Thiskey Gompa or Thiskey Monastery (also transliterated from Ladakhi as Tikse, Tiksey or Thiksey) (thiksok Nambar tak pe ling) is a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery of the Yellow Hat (Gelugpa) sect, amid on top of a hill, which is about 19 km east of Leh, in Ladakh, India. It is acclaimed for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet and is the largest gompa in central Ladakh.
Ladakh commonly renowned as land of high passes is one of the most dynamic and Himalayan tourist destinations of India. The geographical features that resembles the plateau of Tibet gives it a feel to a traveler like they have landed within the serenity of Tibet and that probably could be a reason why people calls a little Tibet of India. The high mountain ranges that experience alpine weather condition although could prove to be erratic but that does not stop traveler to call off their venture. In this context we would like to say that traveler should come with Ladakh tour package to make your journey more reliable and convenient.
Tourist places in and around
It is one of the most amazing and religious tourist places and its historic importance is undeniable. Constructed during the course of 17th century its architecture describes the glory of Potala Palace of Lhasa. Owing to its historical importance the archaeological survey of India is trying to recover the ruins through their methods.
Stok palace was constructed in and around 18th century by King Tsepel Tondup Namgyal for his Royal family. At present the palace is lived by his predecessor king Sengge Namgyal. The architecture in common is the most interesting feature of the palace and it defines the mix culture of traditional and modern architecture.
Hall of fame
Hall of fame is a renowned museum located at the high passes of Leh, the museum was commissioned and constructed by Indian army in late memory of their soldiers and it is a tribute to their excellent service. The building is classified into two floors and each of it contains the artillery, souvenir and artifacts related with the wars.
Shanti Stupa is a domed shaped structure temple constructed by an autonomous Japanese organization to spread the message of Buddhism. The stupa was consecrated by His Holyness Dalai Lama in and around 1985 and it is renowned for its magical architecture.
Centrally located within the blissful ambience of Leh Town, the masjid was built in and around 16th century by Muslim ruler to pay heed to an Islamic saint. The historical block of the Masjid shares its chronology with Aurangzeb beside that it is biggest mosque around the periphery of Leh Ladakh. The Muslim people come here during the time of their vacation to pay tribute to the memorial of Shahi Hamdeen and to commemorate the brilliance of its structure.
Tsemo or victory fort was structured in 16th century to celebrate the glory of their success. The historical epitome stands as a crown of a surrounding and its chronology significantly defines the virtue of remarkable work and wisdom.
Drass war memorial
It was constructed to remember the great sacrifice of great son of India, the warriors by birth; it is a place where our martyrs rest to kiss the glory of heaven. The Drass memorial would give you a glimpse of idea about how our Indian soldiers laid their life during the war against Pakistan that took place in 1999. So while visiting the glory of Ladakh, we would suggest you to come here to pay homage and respect to a great son of India.
Things to do in Ladakh
Motorcycling is the best thing we would suggest traveler to try at high motorable road of Khardungla Pass. Besides that trekking around the Himalayan ranges of Ladakh and Leh would offer traveler an amazing occasion to interpret the phenomenon of surroundings. For nature lovers and photographer landscape photography and evening walk would be the best to enjoy the leisure moment of horizon.
Best time to visit
Consider the month of March till may to be ideal to make your visit here at Ladakh.
Positioned amid the mighty mountains of Leh, the Tso Moriri Lake is widely famed as the Mountain Lake. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the Tso Moriri Lake is truly a sight to behold. It is one of the most accessed lakes of the Kashmir Valley. Since it is known as the Mountain Lake, we can imagine its sheer relation with the mountains. Positioned in the Rupshu Valley of Changthang subdivision in Leh, Tso Moriri is a spectacular lake, therefore captivating a number of tourists from both national and international level.
Elevated at an outstanding height of about 15280ft, the Tsokar Lake is one of the most popular lakes of the Ladakh Valley. It is one of the three soaring altitude salt water lakes in the valley of Ladakh. Also known as the White Lake, the Tsokar Lake is very well renowned for its awesome picturesque and the extensive diversity of wildlife it supports. The Tsokar Lake forms a significant part of the northern landscape of Jammu and Kashmir. The Tsokar Lake is famed as the White Lake due to the enormous quantity of salt stored around it.
Stok Palace Museum, anchored within the Stok Palace at a distance of 14 km from Leh is the Palace building of Royal family. The building showcase the aces royal artifacts and belongings including aristocratic crowns, adored heirlooms, chestnut coins, adoration instruments and materials, adored stones and jewelers and as well abounding actual old 16th century Thangkas, which represents the activity and article of Buddha.
Pangong Lake beautifully nestled in Ladakh in the north Indian state Jammu and Kashmir is a prominent tourist destination. It is situated at an elevation of around 4350 meters above the sea level and is said to be the highest Endorheic Lake in the world. The Lake is 83 miles long and 3.5 miles wide which extends from India to Tibet. The 60 % of the Lake lies in the Tibet where in India of 40 %. It is a worth visiting destination.
Monastero Chemre Gompa or Chemre Monastery is one of the gilded and alluring Buddhist Monasteries in the region of Ladakh, perched at a distance of about 40 km abroad from the Leh town, to its eastern side. One can enjoy the picyuresque appearance of this admirable Monastery from the abode at which Chang La and Pangong Tso intersects.
Leh Ladakh is land of Buddhist Gompas and Monasteries which is reserved for tourism mainly. It is one of the amazing wonderful lands which are noted as the highest known cold desert spot on earth.
Though rigorous the place is quite resplendent and will capture your heart and soul of every single visitor and nourish with everlasting delight and joy of mountain and hill expedition with treasures of memory filling up your memory. Today it is one of the tourist hot spot flowing thousands of tourist in it.