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Key Monastery, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

One of the most unexplored and surreal places in India, Spiti valley is located at a very high altitude in the eastern part of Himachal Pradesh. This region is a desert mountain valley and is known for its beautiful monasteries and untouched natural beauty. The terrain of Spiti Valley is highly difficult and the entire region become completely isolated during the winters. Situated at a height of 4,112 meters, this monastery was built in the 14th century and its architecture is influenced by Chinese style. It is one of the biggest and oldest Monasteries in Spiti and is one of the most important tourist places in this region. Best time to visit Spiti is in the months of May to October, when the temperatures are higher and roads are accessible.

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