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Alchi - Towards Tranquility


Alchi is a popular village situated in the Leh District of Ladakh. Standing on the banks of the Indus river, this village is located at a distance of about 60 km from Leh, at the centre of the Himalayan region. The village is known for an ancient monastery with the same name.

Tourist Places In And Around Alchi

The Alchi Monastery is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ladakh. While other monasteries in Ladakh stand on top of hills, the Alchi Monastery is the only monastery built on lowlands. The history of this monastery dates back to the 11th century and is well known for its unique architectural style.

The building complex of the monastery has three main temples, namely Du-khang, Sum-Tsek and the Temple of Manjushri. There are numerous paintings of Buddha and other deities on the walls of these temples.

The Alchi Village

Situated amidst nature, the village of Alchi makes for a scenic location. It is a place where tourists can experience and closely observe monastic life. The village also has a few places for overnight stay.

How To Reach Alchi

The destination is connected with major Indian cities by flights. The closest airport to the village of Alchi is situated in Leh, which is well connected to major Indian cities such as Pune, Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar. The nearest railhead is situated in Pathankot and Chandigarh.

Alchi Weather

The village of Alchi experiences extreme climatic conditions. It suffers freezing winters but has pleasant summers. The place receives rainfall all through the year and temperatures in summer can plummet during the nights. The best time to visit Alchi is between June and September.

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How to Reach Alchi

  • By Road
    Regular buses for Leh are available from Manali and Srinagar. Tourists can avail deluxe as well as regular buses depending on their budgets. Travelling by these buses can cost between INR 100 and INR 2,000.
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  • By Train
    The railway stations situated at Pathankot and Chandigarh are the nearest railheads to the village of Alchi. The distance between Leh and Pathankot is about 776 km and the two destinations are connected well with regular train services. The Pathankot Railway Station is well connected to major Indian cities and towns. Tourists can also hire taxis to reach Alchi from Pathankot.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Alchi is situated in Leh. The Leh airport is well connected to major Indian cities such as Pune, Delhi, Jammu, and Srinagar. There are regular flights to and from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, which connects the international tourists with the destination. From the Leh airport, tourists can hire taxis to reach the village of Alchi.
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