Hemis Monastery in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
A Tibetan Buddhist monastery, Hemis Monastery in Ladakh, Jammu Kashmir of India, belongs to the Drupka Lineage or the Dragon Order of Mahayana Buddhism. Situated 45 km from Leh with rocky hills as the backdrop, the monastery was re-established in 1672 by the Ladakhi King Sengge Namgyal.
The monastery is popular for its annual Hemis festival dedicated to Lord Padmasambhava who is believed to have been born on the 10th day of the fifth month of the Monkey year as predicted by the Buddha Shakyamuni. The festival is held every year in early June.
How to reach:-
Nearest Railway station: Srinagar Railway Station, about 55 km
Nearest Airport: Srinagar Airport, about 51 km