Hemis Monastery Jammu And Kashmir : We set a day especially for this monastery and rented a jeep for the uphill climb along the banks of the River Indus. The spectacular Mountain View from this sacred hill was breathtaking and so was the shrine. Laid in with intricate architecture, prayer flags blazing around and huge white walls. Best time to visit is between the months of June- July during the anniversary celebrations. The rituals, dances and crowded bazaar streets will create a welcoming ambience.