The hill station of Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of river Spiti and is lies on the road between Rekong Peo and Kaza the sub divisional head quarters of Spiti. Tabo hill station is also famous for its Tabo Monastery that was founded in 996 AD by Rinchen Zangpo which is located at an altitude of 3,050 m above the sea level. It is over thousand year old and his holiness Dalai Lama has expressed his desire to retire at Tabo since then its importance has increased incredibly.
The Spiti Valley was known as The Kingdom of Guge in the 11th century AD and comprised a part of Tibet. Tabo stands on barren flat ground and celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 1996. In July and August 1996, Dalai Lama performed the Kalachakra Initiation Ceremony at Tabo. Tabo has several single-storied and mud structures. The oldest monastery in the world, the Chor Khor Monastery was built in 996 AD. It is a belief over here that it was built overnight. It has beautiful murals and houses scriptures, tanghkas and clay Buddha statues built in Kashmiri style. Beside the Buddhist architecture, the hill station of Tabo offers magnificent scenery of the snow covered mountain peaks. It is an ideal destination for those searching for a new and unexplored destination in the hills of Himachal Pradesh.
How to Reach Tabo
By Air: Shimla and Kullu are the nearest airports to Tabo.
By Rail: Shimla and Pathankot are the nearest railheads to Tabo.
By Road: One can reach Tabo hill station from Shimla via the Spiti Valley, Manali via the Rohtang Pass and Zanskar and Ladakh via the Shingo la and Baralacha Passes.
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