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India is a land of temples and religions. It is actually the birthplace of four of the major religions of the world. It is therefore not surprising that there are so many different places of worship in this country. If you head towards the northern part of India, especially in the state of Himachal Pradesh, you will witness a number of magnificent monasteries worth checking out. One such amazing monastery is the Key Monastery or Ki Gompa as it is locally known. It is the biggest and oldest Buddhist training centre in the region and is an iconic landmark. (ALSO SEE These 6 aerial videos of Spiti Valley will take your breath away!) Here are all the details on how to reach Key Monastery. Also Read - Spiti: Top Monasteries in The Cold Mountain Desert
How to reach Key Monastery by road
Key Monastery falls on a very popular road trip circuit. Several bikers embark upon road trips from Chandigarh, Shimla or Manali to take a trip of the Spiti Valley. Key Monastery is one of the major attractions of this road trip. It takes close to 11 hours and 30 minutes to get to Key Monastery from Shimla via NH 5 and NH 505. Here is the route: Also Read - What to Experience in Kibber, Highest Motorable Village in The World
As you can see, the route takes you through spectacular locales like Narkand, Tabo, and Dhankar and Kaza. Key monastery is just 15 km from Kaza. The best thing to do is get your own vehicle or rent a private cab. The Spiti Valley is usually accessed through the west side as the east side often get closed based on weather conditions.
How to reach Key Monastery by train
For those taking the train, the nearest railway station is Shimla too. From here, you can hire a cab to take you to Key monastery via the route shown above.
How to reach Key Monastery by air
Kullu airport is the nearest airport to reach key monastery. From the airport, you can hire a cab to get to the SPiti Valley where Key monastery is located.
So, for your next adventure, visit Key monastery in Himachal Pradesh!