Built in the 14th century, Urgelling Gompa is supposed to be the birthplace of his godliness the 6th Dalai Lama. Situated at a distance of 3 km from the town of Tawang, Urgelling Gompa is one of the most nonviolent places that you will get to visit in Tawang. If you are looking for a respite from the dilemma of life, Urgelling Gompa is the place to be where you should absolutely spend a few time.
The small monastery is deliberate to be one of the most important places for group of Buddhism and attract a number of tourist. The tranquil ambience of this place will take you by shocker and help you enjoy a amazing day in the serene atmosphere.
All days of the week
07:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Best Time to Visit
Throughout the year
Interesting facts about Urgelling Gompa
The ancient if unassuming Urgelling Gompa, a 3km walk below Tawang town, is where the sixth Dalai Lama, a Monpa, was born in 1683. Before he left for Lhasa, it's said that he stuck his walking stick into the ground just inside the monastery gate and it finally grew into a giant oak tree. Within the main hall are hand-tinted portrait of all the Dalai Lamas, and track of the forehead and feet of the sixth Dalai Lama.
The gompa is 6km from town if you go through road. Note that it's often stopped up, and if the caretaker isn't around you'll only be able to enter a small side hall with nine chortens.