Tabo is a small town in the Lahaul and Spiti district on the banks of the Spiti River in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town lies on the road between Rekong Peo and Kaza. Tabo is of UNESCO world heritage importance because of thousands of years old monastery Tabo Monastery.
Places of interest in Tabo –
- New Monastery
- Tabo Monastery
- Caves – Extraordinary and unusual Mud Caves
We visited the New Monastery that evening which was at walking distance from our hotel. After a tiring day, sitting inside the monastery was relaxing and peaceful. We walked around the Tabo monastery. Tabo Monastery has nine temples, four decorated stupas, and cave shrines. After walking around this place which was created in 996 AD, we looked up to those caves. The sun had almost set and it was about to get dark when we had a look on this beautiful crescent moon.
We decided to walk uphill and explore the mud caves where monks use to live. The caves were of different shapes, sizes and designs. We could see the entire Tabo from that point – white built in green background and surrounded by mountains. It was chilling walk to the hotel that day.
Very basic food is available in the region of Spiti. The best food we were served in Tabo in our hotel. It was so good that we had no time to click its picture ;).