Did you Know?
- Since foreigners require a special permit to enter Lahaul and Spiti valley I was hoping to see a number of Indians there.
- Although geopolitically part of India, the Spiti valley is culturally part of Tibet.
- Often called as the 'middle country', Spiti is a cold desert regarded as a "World within a world" and "Palace where the gods live".
- Within the hushed corridors of the Gompas that dot Spiti's landscape, a pure form of Buddhism is practised.
- Spiti is now a serene valley with open-hearted people and a roaring turquoise river; a small place of solace.
- The valley of Spiti is dotted with 30 Tibetan monasteries, reaching from the most ancient ones (Dhankar, Gungri, Tabo, Lhalung (8th to 12th century) to the biggest ones, such as Kye monastery near the capital Kaza, and the highest ones in the village of Kibber (4200 metres a.s.l.).
- The road cuts through pillars of rock and drops off to the left to the Spiti...