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Alchi

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Sacred & Religious Sites
Alchi is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located in the Khalsi tehsil, on the bank of Indus River 70 km downstream from the capital in Leh. Unlike the other gompas in Ladakh, Alchi is situated on lowland, not on a hilltop.The Alchi Monastery is located in this village.DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census of India, Alchi has 145 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 72.51%.HistoryThe village is famous for the existence of one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh Alchi Monastery, mainly known for its magnificent, and well-preserved 11th- or 12th-century wall paintings, all in an Indo-Himalayan style.Alchi is a small village with several tourist homestays, most offering modern conveniences for overnight stays, The best time to visit is from June to September.
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