Dharamshala Culture

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  • Festivals


    Being largely inspired by Buddhism, Dharamshala is filled with festivity during Buddha Purnima, which marks the birth date of the founder of Buddhism - Lord Buddha. As most of the locals are followers of Buddhism, the entire town comes alive with jubilance and vivacity around Buddha Purnima. ...

  • Norbulingka Institute

    Norbulingka Institute

    Norbulingka Institute was founded near Dharamshala in 1988 for preserving Tibetan culture, literature and art. The institute is named after Norbulingka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas in Lhasa, Tibet.

    The institute primarily works towards carrying on Tibetan traditions and heritage by providing training, education and employment ...

    Religious CUltural
  • The Dalai Lama Temple Complex

    The Dalai Lama Temple Complex

    The Dalai Lama Temple Complex is a beautiful and peaceful place located in Upper Dharamshala, just a short walk away from the Mcleod Ganj Bus Stand. Decorated with the colourful prayer flags, it’s perfect for long serene walks, or early morning meditation with chanting monks. ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Dharamshala War Memorial

    Dharamshala War Memorial

    The War Memorial commemorates the memory of war heroes who fought bravely for their mother land and sacrificed their lives in its defense. Located in the middle of lush green pine trees, the memorial is a peaceful and patriotic place decorated with lawns and artistic landscaping.

    You can easily ...

  • Namgyalma Stupa

    Namgyalma Stupa

    Namgyalma Stupa is a Buddhist memorial honoring those who lost their lives during the freedom struggle for Tibet. The beautiful structure surrounded by prayer wheels, is said to be similar to the structure built in third century during the time of the great emperor Ashoka. The stupa portrays an image ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

    Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

    The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) is responsible for preserving and promoting Tibet’s unique tradition of performing arts. After the Chinese occupation, His Holiness the Dalai Lama felt it was important to safeguard the traditional performing arts of Tibet so that they are not lost forever.

    That is ...

  • Mani Lhakhang Stupa

    Mani Lhakhang Stupa

    Mani Lhakhang Stupa, or the Prayer Wheels Stupa, is a holy monument built under the directions of Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, an Avalokiteshvara. Established in 2001, the stupa is considered to be a spiritual spot for the Buddhists.

    After an earthquake in 1986, Dalai Lama got five small ...

    Religious Cultural