India is one of the most fascinating countries I’ve ever seen and there is no doubt a lot to explore here. When I first arrived to this place, I was at a loss of where to go as everything seemed interesting. I let my passion for Buddhism guide me and I can say it’ll be a good choice for anyone coming to the country. There are dozens of Buddhist temples in India, each with a history that’ll keep you captivated. Visiting these places of prayer will take you to all the most amazing corners of the vast country.
Top 3 Buddhist Temples in India You Should See First
Wat Thai Temple (Kushinagar)
Kushinagar, located in Uttar Paradesh is one of the most popular of the many sacred Buddhist locations. Every year it’s visited by thousands of tourists and pilgrims. The Buddhists come here to pray in the many temples, the gem among which is Wat Thai. This particular temple stands out due to its elegant design. It’s one of the tourists’ favored attractions among tourists because of the building’s beauty.
Namdroling Monastery (Mysore)
Namdroling Monastery is a place of such beauty and spiritual richness that words fail to describe it. Here you can find peace and literally feel the serenity so often associated with Buddhism filling the very air.
Beautiful temples located here are samples of the best Indian architecture. There are golden statues of Buddha and other rich ornaments in the place, but it’s the spirituality that truly makes it rich. I believe that of all Buddhist temples in India, this is the one where a Western tourist can get closest to the wonder of this religion.
Thiksey Monastery (Ladakh)
Thiksey Monastery is very different from many Buddhist temples in India because of its architecture. It’s basically a town onto itself, which ascends a hill in terraces of white-walled buildings. The gem of this place is the 49-foot statue of Maitreya Buddha, located in Maitreya Temple, built in 1970.