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
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Glimpses-of-the-Lost-World-of-Alchi.html#









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.

9 comments:

Audrey said...

Magnifique endroit !

Pallavi said...

Such a scenic drive. Lovely Pictures Sudhir.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Serene! Photography prohibition inside the monastery is so unfortunate.

Indrani said...

Beautiful captures!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow... So beautiful...

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and scenic place. Excellent images.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Wonderful. Very inviting. Congrats for being there.

Bhushavali N said...

Wow. That wooden architecture looks intricate! Fabulous...
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Ercotravels said...

Beautiful photos! destination looking interesting..
Thanks.