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  • Namgyal Monastery

    Namgyal Monastery

    When in Dharamshala, one must visit the Tsuglag Khang Complex and Namgyal Monastery, which is the home of the Dalai Lama, and also the largest Tibetan temple outside Tibet.

    Namgyal Monastery was originally founded in 16th century Tibet by the second Dalai Lama. The monastery was established so ...

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  • Tsuglag Khang

    Tsuglag Khang

    The Tsuglag Khang complex is one of the first structures to be built when His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in India in 1959. It houses the famous Namgyal monastery, a museum, a café, a book shop, a library and the private residence of the Dalai Lama.

    Located ...

  • Gyuto Monastery

    Gyuto Monastery

    One of the most famous monasteries in Tibet, the Gyuto Monastery is known for its study of Tantric meditation, Tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. It was founded in Tibet in 1474 by the main disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Jetsun Kunga Dhondup. After the communist Chinese invasion in ...

  • 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 ...

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  • 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. ...

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  • Jwalamukhi Devi Temple

    Jwalamukhi Devi Temple

    Jwalamukhi is one of the most renowned ancient temples of Goddess Durga. It is believed that Sati's tongue fell here and the goddess is manifest as small blue flames that burn through fissures in the old rock.

    There is no idol is located in the temple and Jwalamukhi, or ...

  • The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

    The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

    The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple has a gorgeous location near the scenic Khaniyara village surrounded by forests, mountains and a charming stream that flows right next to it.

    It is believed that once upon a time when Arjuna, one of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata, was on his way ...

  • 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 ...

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  • St. John Church

    St. John Church

    St. John Church also known as St. John in the Wilderness is one of the oldest an Anglican churches in the region, dedicated to John the Baptist. Built in 1852, amidst deodar forests, the church is built in neo-Gothic architectural style and is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows that ...

  • 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 ...

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  • Kunal Pathri Temple

    Kunal Pathri Temple

    Kunal Pathri is a little rock temple dedicated to goddess Durga in Dharamshala. Located in the beautiful Dhauladhar Ranges in Kangra district, this ancient temple is surrounded by dense tea gardens and is the perfect place for a long peaceful walk amidst the lush surroundings.

    The temple displays ...

  • Sherbling Monastery

    Sherbling Monastery

    With an already large number of monasteries in the region, the Sherbling Monastery in Palampur is popular for its massive statue of the Buddha. The grand stupas in the middle of the green forests make for an impressive and serene sight.

    Another aspect of the monastery that makes ...