Known as Ajanta of the Himalayas, Tabo monastery is the most popular tourist hub in Lahaul and Spiti District. The place stands on a cold and rocky desert and is situated at a height of 3050 meters above sea level.The place has preserved the traditions and heritage of the Buddhist culture. It is also the central hub for Tibetans that follow Buddhism. The temple complex of the Tabo monastery is declared as a national historic treasure of India.The place is looked after by the Archaeological Survey of India. The monastery is home to many ancient manuscripts, Buddhist scroll paintings, statues, and murals. You can get a complete insight into the culture of the place by visiting this famous monastery.The monastery complex is big and it is home to 9 temples, a monks chamber, 23 chortens and an extension that house a nun's chamber. The temples in the complex have different names like enlightened Gods, mystic Temple, Golden Temple, Bodhisattva Maitreya Temple, and Dromton temple. The monastery is located on flat ground that spreads over the area of about 6300 sq meters.The temple is just 46 km away from Kaza. If you are booking a hotel in Kaza, then you should visit this famous temple. Tabo village near the temple also has many homestay options. Homestays are an ideal way to know about the culture and tradition of the village.