India is the land where the benevolent religion of Buddhism was founded. It is where a prince named Siddhartha left his kingdom to find the source of humanity's suffering and under a peepal tree transformed to become Buddha, the enlightened one. The monasteries in India and reflect on the teachings of Budhha.
Buddhism, despite being native to India, could not become the dominant religion of the country. But India is still home to over 9 million Buddhists – some having settled here from troubled nations and others who have been cradling the Buddhist culture for almost a thousand years.
You can pay a visit to almost all of these monasteries in India. From the remote corners of Karnataka to the high-altitude villages of Ladakh, Buddhist households will welcome you warmly into their humble worlds. Here are some monasteries in India to start you off on an experience that will render you speechless.