Why would someone choose a cold desert to meditate? How did the monks managed to settle in this valley thousands of years back? Even coming to this far off land today is a tough nut to crack. These are some of the questions which still remain unanswered. Maybe the same reason I chose to visit Spiti valley rather than a well-connected place to the mainland and had all modern facilities but it’s just like shooting arrows in dark, the answer which we would never be able to get about our forefathers.
With these questions in mind, we were hiking towards the Tabo caves in the hills. These caves are small and used by the monks for meditation. Some were interconnected. A couple of them were multistoried. Some were well developed but some looked incomplete. It also creates confusion among the visitors whether these date back to the 11th century or are fairly new. The caves are carved out in the granite rocks.