Wanting to take a tour and explore the historic site of Dharamshala, then visit Holy Dalai Lama Temple. The most renowned Buddhist temple in McLeod Ganj, also known as Tsuglakhang Temple. This temple is considered to be an essential pilgrimage spot with majestic statues of Buddha, gilded statue of Shakyamuni with small stupas and shrines all over the place.
The temple is located at a walk down the distance from the main center of the town. The most important feature of this temple is beauty and peace that you will find everywhere and the temple is decorated with colorful flags. The residence of the Dalai Lama is also centered near the temple.
Dalai Lama’s Temple is encircled by devotees who enchant prayers, perform long meditation trail, and enchant buddha relics. This is a place where you can get lost in the positivity of the surroundings and you can spend as much time as you want. This place is commonly made for spiritual duties and when you enter the temple you will see people praying by chanting prayer beads and wheels. Travelers also join the prayers performed by the Lamas, they can spin and touch the wheel and take it inside the monument.
You will see that monks are in red and yellow attire walking around, people who visit this holy place also walk around the statue in a clockwise direction. They meditate in a large hall. The best part about this temple is that it will always look beautiful throughout the year.
The complex is covered with beautiful flags of a different color, making it a perfect spot for long walks or meditations in the morning. Tourists also take part in praying activity and they can walk around freely. It stands out except for its religious preaching and teachings. When you are in McLeod Ganj, you can be lucky to catch the glimpse of his Holiness the Dalai Lama. If you are a historian, this place is for you to get inner peace. It is a peaceful Buddhist Monastery with positive vibes all over the temple. Summer is the best time to see this place as the weather is pleasant and it will be lush green everywhere.
You can take a tour to this calm temple on your own, you would not require any guide for entertaining or explanation purpose.
Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.
Dalai Lama’s Preaching-
Enjoy listening to Dalai Lama’s preaching, you can even listen through radio. The preaching is narrated in Tibetan language and it is heaven to ears.
Get engrossed in the large library built inside the temple. The book readers would love this place, it has a reading area with a huge collection of books.
Inside the temple complex, you will also find a museum that holds Dalai Lama’s photograms, explains Tibetan culture, and about people who have sacrificed their lives. It is made at the entry gate and the museum also plays a video about their culture. The museum also has pictures that show Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet.
Stay inside the temple as long as you want. This indeed is the best place for pilgrims to meditate. People meditate here with prayer beads which you can purchase from the stalls nearby. If you are keen to learn about meditation, you can speak with the Lamas and learn the rituals from them inside the temple complex.
There are a variety of shops that are selling Tibetan books, t-shirts and you can even buy prayer beads from the shops outside.
You will find a plethora of eating joints outside the complex and street stalls are selling a variety of snacks that you can relish upon.