Dharamshala and McLeodganj

Situated in the heart of beautiful Dhauladhar range, nestled in the Lower Himalayas, seat of the exiled Government of Tibet is the beautiful town of Dharamshala and it’s better half McLeodganj. 

If I have to describe this place in one sentence then I would say it is somewhat like Goa in mountains. The Goaholics wil understand what I am saying. 

I had the opportunity to visit Dharamshala in summer of 2014 with my friends from college. The mixture of idyllic mountains, old friends and verdant scenery is perfect to recharge and refresh any tired soul. 

Overlooking the Dhauladhar Mountains

I had the opportunity to go on a trip with my best friends from college. A kind of nostalgia trip  reliving the memories of past and making some brand new ones . 

One of the first impressions of this place is he freshness of it all. A common complain amongst travellers in the norther india’s hill stations in the staleness emanating from a general disregard of the surroundings by the local themselves. But not here. The areas clean and the locals very compassionate about their surroundings. May it is something to do with a deep connection to Buddhist practises. 

One of many Buddhist monasteries

That is not to say that it is not a multicultural place. Full of beautiful churches and mid-jungle abode of Hindu Gods. 

St. John in the Wilderness Church

This church being literally in the middle of wilderness. And taking things to another level. 

Modern day rock paintings . 
Not to mention the verdant landscape. The smell of the dirt and soil and the greenery gives one a new lease of life. 

It is a place to be visited to be believed. Highly recommended for all age groups, family trips or trip with friends !! 

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