Dharamshala

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When the sun shines after the rains, the mountains look brilliant! Dharamshala is 15 odd kms from Kangra. It is about a 3 hour drive from Dalhousie. The nearest airport is Gaggal which is 14 kms away.

A model of a Gompa in the premises of the main temple. Take a train to Pathankot (broad gauge) and then a narrow line to Kangra.

Monks light a hundred thousand butter lamps as an offering to the Buddha at the Dalai Lama temple.

Lush greenery all around - the ferns grow off the moss on the bark of a Deodar.

The Kagyu Monastery which is where the 17th Karmapa lives - 10 kms downtown from Mcleodganj.

Verdant surroundings - a feast for the eyes! Also visit Chinmaya Mission in Kangra, Kangra Art Museum, War Memorial, Baijnath temple and beautiful cricket ground.

The charming Norbulingka monastery in Dharamshala. Near by drives are Kangra Fort, Jwalamukhi, Dal Lake.

Colorful Tibetan inscriptions inside the Norbulingka monastery.

Votive stupas of tiny choertens dot the beautiful compound of the Norbulingka monastery.

Rare Fuchsia flowers dangle from the moist rocky walls at Norbulingka.

The doll museum inside Norbulingka monastery is a definite attraction.

Prayer flags lend an auspicious touch to the surroundings. Make it a point to spend time in Mcleodganj which is the home to Dalai Lama and the Tibetan community.

Snow glints off the rocky Dhauladhar ranges!

Colourful Tibetan Inscriptions on a rock.

The Matryrs memorial at the Dalai Lama Main temple signifying the struggle of the tibetans against Chinese repression.

A monk, lost in contemplation of the Dharma.