Buddhist Monasteries in India
There are over six dozen Buddhist monasteries to be found scattered all over India, and many are worth a visit, but when there are choices in these numbers, some options tend to prove more prudent than others, considering touristic exploration among other things. Some of the best, oldest and most authentic monasteries to be found are in the general regions of what are today the states of Jammu and Kashmir , Himachal Pradesh, and Bihar. There are several noteworthy monasteries to be found in the West Bengal and Sikkim region as well, although more so for their sheer numbers than other accolades.
Monasteries are considered to be one of the most holy and sacred places in the country. Every year, millions of people from all corners of the world swarm to these monasteries in search of eternal peace.
Buddhist monasteries are the most revered of them all. These monasteries located in the northern or eastern part of India are extremely popular; some of them also depict the life and teachings of Buddha.