Dharamsala – Land of The Dalai Lama

For quite a while, this destination had been on my list. Of course one of the biggest reasons being the fact that it is absolutely beautiful area and quite near to the Kangra valley and the Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. Of course the beautiful weather was something that certainly made me forget the totally different kind of a weather that we experienced in Ladakh, nonetheless, this place had it’s own sense of aura and it’s own sense of beauty to itself. But also for the fact that it had been home to The Dalai Lama for quite a while now… It’s own culture and its own roots have been a different aura to people who have frequently visited this place. Something that a lot of people wanted to realize for a long time. Despite the fact that The Dalai Lama wasn’t around and he in fact had come down to Leh, Ladakh and we were out here in Dharamsala didn’t really matter much as long as we got to experience a bit of the place, the culturally sensitive yet strong in roots, tibetian vibes, was something we enjoyed. On the way, I ended up making some good friends from acros the world and certainly shared quite something in terms of a philosophical and intellectual level was what that mattered. At the outset, even though a bit crowded, McLeodganj in itself wasn’t that attractive, but there were a couple of places that I’d certainly recommend people to visit… The Bhagsu Waterfalls (preferably on a weekday) weekends are filled by bikers and local people… And most importantly a place called Naddi… very serene, very peaceful and very very quiet. The visit to the temple was something that was much needed and something that one had to experience for himself/herself. Other than that, the food at a few amazing restaurants, namely Mccllos, and Jimmy’s Italian Cafe is truly amazing… You’ll realize, even with the influx of so many tourists, this place has it’s own capability to keep you captivated and enchanted by it’s own roots. Something I’d like to depict via the photos below.

Outside The Dalai Lama temple

Outside The Dalai Lama templeTibet - One People One Nation

Tibet – One People One Nation
Inside the Monastery

Inside the Monastery

A monk circumambulating inside the temple…

A monk circumambulating inside the temple…

Mcllo’s Inn… Has a great view of the valley, enroute Bhagsu Waterfall

Mcllo’s Inn… Has a great view of the valley, enroute Bhagsu Waterfall

The ever foggy McLeodganj…

The ever foggy McLeodganj…

A nice bunch of German and Finnish travellers I met, David, Katharina & Malin…. Summer volunteers, nice kids :)

A nice bunch of German and Finnish travellers I met, David, Katharina & Malin…. Summer volunteers, nice kids 🙂

Some Lumberjacks enroute, Cantt bus stop.

Some Lumberjacks enroute, Cantt bus stop.

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