Dhankar, Spiti valley has one of the oldest monasteries in the country. The monastery has been identified as one of the unique structures as it is built on mud stilts. There are efforts going on to preserve the monastery.
When we were driving in Spectacular Spiti Valley last year, we took a detour to Dhankar after Tabo. Driving trough winding roads, we were approaching Dhankar. We could see the monastery at distance. As we were driving, we noticed this spectacular sight.
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These are mud spikes. Raising straight form the ground into the sky! We are not sure how old are these. It must be thousands of years before such structures happen. It is a geological marvel but we are not sure how long it will remain.
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