Tabo hill station is located in the beautiful valley of Spiti that is in Himachal Pradesh. This place is famous for the Tabo monastery. The monastery is situated at an elevation of 3050 meters above sea level.
The Tabo monastery was founded by Rinchen Zangpo, the noted scholar, to develop it into a center for advanced studies. This well known scholar contributed this great monastery of Tabo hill station in 996 AD.
This monastery of Tabo was built to serve as the educational institution for the eastern region of Spiti. The Tabo hill station is located at a distance of 50 kilometers from Kaza hill station.
The Tabo monastery on the hill station of Tabo has an enormous collection of wonderful paintings and scriptures. The walls of this monastery have been very beautifully curved that resembles the paintings of the Ajanta cave. There are sixty 'lamas' or religious teachers who work for the cause of this monastery.
An unique feature of this Tabo monastery is that it is solely constructed with mud and blocks of bricks. There are also statues inside the monastery that depicts Lord Buddha being done in a purely Kashmiri art form. Tabo completed its 1000th anniversary in the year 1996.
The Buddhist monk Dalai Lama executed the Kalachakra Initiation Ceremony at Tabo hill station in the months of July and August.
The Tabo hill station gives a spectacular view of the snowclad mountain ranges. Shimla and Kullu are the airports that are closest to the Tabo hill station.