Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Village of Alchi

A small village nestled in the Indus Valley, Alchi  is a beautiful along the river, with shops selling antiques and bakeries selling danish pastries.

The main attraction of this village being  the monastery complex consisting of three monasteries. I believe these monasteries will remain  the best kept secrets, since photography is not allowed inside.

The Walls of this simple looking mud structure are painted with various aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. The  paintings said to be 1000 years old are something which are incredibly beautiful to describe. This link will lead to some photographs

Again, spending a day at Alchi, taking a early morning walk in the amidst the lush green fields, the small by lanes of the village, would be entirely refreshing.