A Visit to McLeod Ganj – the Home of The Dalai Lama

This tour is till date one of my most memorable tours of all. And why shouldn’t it be? It was to McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, India – the home of the Holiness The Dalai Lama. It is also home to several Buddhist monasteries and thousands of Tibetan refugees.

This place is not very far from my birthplace, but never got a chance to visit McLeod Ganj until two and half years back in June, 2008 with my family (Parents and a younger sister). June is a really good time to visit this place since it is at about 2,082 metres (6,831 feet).

My first impression to this place was – Beautiful :). Of course, the mountains, the deodars, the fresh air!  And as soon as we reached, it was soon covered by flowing clouds, little drops of rain, and cool winds.

The market was crowded with some native people and mostly by other visitors like me. There was one Buddhist temple under Continue reading