About 47km east of Kaza, Tabo is the only other town in the Spiti Valley. The setting, hemmed in by scree slopes, is wind-blown and dramatic, and the ridge above town is riddled with caves used as meditation cells by local lamas. The main reason to visit is Tabo Gompa (admission by donation), a World Heritage site preserving some of the finest Indo-Tibetan art in the world.
You may be able to check your email and make calls at the Tabo Cyber Café (per hr Rs 60; 7am-9pm) near the bus stand.
Last updated: Mar 2, 2009
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