Naropa Festival will be held at Hemis Monastery in Hemis, Ladakh. Dating back to the 17th century, this monastery has had a strong association with Naropa and Drukpa lineage. It is also the biggest monastery in all of Ladakh and is located 45km away from Leh.
You can check out the festival's official website here for more information.
How To Reach:
Air: About 12 flights service between Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh. Once you reach Leh, you can hail easily available cabs or buses up to Hemis, which is located 45km away.
Train: The nearest railway station to Leh is Jammu Tawi railway station that is located 700km from Leh. Although, the railway station is well connected to other parts of India, it is not a very popular means of reaching Leh. Once at the station, you can hire cabs on day-basis for your journey to Leh and then, Hemis.
Road: The most convenient way to reach Leh by Road is to take an HRTC or J&K SRTC bus from Manali to Leh. This journey is about 430km and will take about 14 hours to complete. Once in Leh, you can hail easily available cabs or buses up till Hemis.
This is the ideal time to visit Ladakh, not only because it's a chance to immerse yourself into its culture but also because it is an extremely auspicious event that very few have the fortune of experiencing. So plan a trip to Ladakh this September and go for Naropa Festival to witness the beautiful, spiritual life in Himalayas.
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