Giu Mummy, discovered in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley, is a fascinating discovery. A 500-year-old Buddhist monk's mummy lying in a glass case atop a serene hillock could be discovered by accident. This ancient relic offers a glimpse into the region's rich history and spiritual heritage. Visitors are captivated by the sheer marvel of encountering such a well-preserved artifact, surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the village. It's a humbling experience that invites reflection on the passage of time and the enduring legacy of ancient cultures.
This is a beautiful isolated village with no nearby villages. What makes this place famous and unique is the installation of over 500–years-old mummy of a Buddhist Monk. The mummy is being kept inside the glass in a room which is located on the outskirts of the village at a small hillock. If you're intrigued by such historical and cultural marvels, don't miss out on visiting this village as part of your Spiti Valley Tour Packages.
The mummy looks so real –nails, hair and teeth that it gives an impression of a living being. This place is no less than a wonder to witness how a human body has been preserved for so many years without any sign of decay or use of chemicals.
Location: Giu Village, Lahaul and Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, India
Timings: 8 am to 5 pm
Entry fee: No entry fee