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A highway in Northern India, it connects Leh in the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kasmir with Manali in Himachal Pradesh. The highway remains open only for around four months during summer when the snow gets cleared and there is no fear of landslides. Again when winter arrives and there is snow all around, the highway remains no more motorable. At this time a part of the highway connects Zanskar in Ladakh to Lahaul and Spiti Valley in the Himachal Pradesh.

Thikse Gompa - Leh Manali Highway

This was our first stop on Day 1 in Leh. Its an old Buddhist monastery situated at a hillock in the outskirts of Leh.
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Young monks being notorious.
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Thiksey Gompa - Leh Manali Highway

It is a replica of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The picture is as close as I could get to it. Will visit you soon, Thiksey!
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Thiksey Monastery was a s mesmerizing as I had envisioned it to be. The backdrop of azure blue sky made it look almost mythical.
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Thikse Monestary - Leh Manali Highway

The monastery is also popularly referred to as 'Mini Potala' of India as it bears a resemblance to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. Its uniqueness and surrounding landscapes the monastery definitely deserve a visit. Thikse is one of the finest examples of Ladakhi architecture. This Gompa is situated on the top of the hill and forms part of Gelukpa order of Buddhism.
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