Lamayuru- Moonland, Ladakh

Lamayuru or Yuru Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh, J&K, India. It lies on the Srinagar-Leh highway at a height of about 11500ft. Legend has it that the place was a lake. The place now holds the ancient monastery with about 300 monks.  The place enraptures one’s soul in a closed serenity.

Lamayuru Monastery
Lamayuru Monastery

Moonland

The monastery lies atop a mountain and is very picturesque. There is verdure in and around and the place talks to you in a pretentious manner. There are crater-like structures near the Monastery which is a beautiful sight. It is rightfully called as the Moonland.

Moonland - PC: Shwetha Krish
Moonland

Land of Liberation

The quaint-like place is a balm to the tired soul and it brings about a profound feeling of the being and it touches upon the inner voice in you. You can feel the peace and the silence talking to you in the pleasant corridors. The terrace gives a view of the spectacular mountains. History says that it was called as the Land of Liberation, so named Lamayuru.

A view from the Lamayuru Monastery, PC: Shwetha Krish
A view from the Lamayuru Monastery
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