A Pure Photo Journey of Mcledoganj in Himachal Pradesh (India)


The little Lhasa in India, which is popularly known as Mcledoganj is also know for it's interesting street-walks through a different kind of culture. This Photo Journey is more about some interesting streets around Mcledoganj Town, so let's walk with these photographs...Mcledoganj is the home of the Tibetan Guru and leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetian government in exile. Under the Himalayas, snow covered Dhaluadhar Mountain Ranges, Mcledoganj is a beautiful hill station and a world known destination.Mcledoganj is more about a Tibetian Colony in this part of the country with highest importance. Mcledoganj has many institutions that tell the world about their great culture, medical practices, historical challenges, current way of living life and lot more other things. People from different parts of the world come to this place for learning their culture, Yoga, Meditation and different art forms... Above photograph is clicked inside Tibetian Museum near Residence of Him Holiness Dalai Lama !!!The cultural life in Dharamshala/Mcledoganj is colorful and rich in tradition. The fairs and festivals are occasions for relaxation. To the local Indian traditions, Tibetan refugees have added their own festivals such as Losar (which is Tibetan New Year) and His Holiness Dalai Lama's birthday which is celebrated on July 6 with the performance of Tibetan, Nepali and Gaddi dances revealing the cultural mosaic of Mcleodganj. More recently tourists and students from the west have added rock music, stage musicals and contribute other Western influences to this melting pot of peoples and cultures... These days different kinds of people can be seen on Mcledoganj streets and everyone having their specific styles/approaches...Mcledoganj streets are quite colorful and main color of these streets is Red. It's more because of Red religion of this land. Monks in red dresses can be seen all around and most of them keep doing some prayers, even while walking from one place to other.Mcledoganj is not an ordinary Indian hill sation, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj is a world famous tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town... Check out following link to know how Lonely Planet introduces this wonderful town - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/mcleod-ganjOne of the main road in Mcleodganj is one which connects Bus-Stand with Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Apart from that, there is another street just parallel to this road, which has various restaurants offering Tibetian food and some art galleries.Other popular street is one which connects MCledoganj with Bhagsu Waterfalls. Over the years, this all these streets have changed a lot and can't really comment if this change is positive or not.


The little Lhasa in India, which is popularly known as Mcledoganj is also know for it's interesting street-walks through a different kind of culture. This Photo Journey is more about some interesting streets around Mcledoganj Town, so let's walk with these photographs...Mcledoganj is the home of the Tibetan Guru and leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetian government in exile. Under the Himalayas, snow covered Dhaluadhar Mountain Ranges, Mcledoganj is a beautiful hill station and a world known destination.Mcledoganj is more about a Tibetian Colony in this part of the country with highest importance. Mcledoganj has many institutions that tell the world about their great culture, medical practices, historical challenges, current way of living life and lot more other things. People from different parts of the world come to this place for learning their culture, Yoga, Meditation and different art forms... Above photograph is clicked inside Tibetian Museum near Residence of Him Holiness Dalai Lama !!!The cultural life in Dharamshala/Mcledoganj is colorful and rich in tradition. The fairs and festivals are occasions for relaxation. To the local Indian traditions, Tibetan refugees have added their own festivals such as Losar (which is Tibetan New Year) and His Holiness Dalai Lama's birthday which is celebrated on July 6 with the performance of Tibetan, Nepali and Gaddi dances revealing the cultural mosaic of Mcleodganj. More recently tourists and students from the west have added rock music, stage musicals and contribute other Western influences to this melting pot of peoples and cultures... These days different kinds of people can be seen on Mcledoganj streets and everyone having their specific styles/approaches...Mcledoganj streets are quite colorful and main color of these streets is Red. It's more because of Red religion of this land. Monks in red dresses can be seen all around and most of them keep doing some prayers, even while walking from one place to other.Mcledoganj is not an ordinary Indian hill sation, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj is a world famous tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town... Check out following link to know how Lonely Planet introduces this wonderful town - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/mcleod-ganjOne of the main road in Mcleodganj is one which connects Bus-Stand with Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Apart from that, there is another street just parallel to this road, which has various restaurants offering Tibetian food and some art galleries.Other popular street is one which connects MCledoganj with Bhagsu Waterfalls. Over the years, this all these streets have changed a lot and can't really comment if this change is positive or not.

 Mcledoganj is popular destination for folks who believe in Budhism or want to explore religious environments of different styles. A good percentage of Tourists come to Mcleodganj for learning Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts. Let's have a quick Photo Journey of  Tsuglagkhang Budha Temple and know more about the daya-to-day activities of this place...Photograph showing a Monk looking at Budha Statute which is inside the temple and he has completing some rounds around this temple. These temples are located on second storey of the Temple complex. One can walk up with shoes and there are some places to put your shoes before you enter into the templesSome of the folks were taking rounds of these temples and doing some prayers after completing each round. Prayer wheels are also installed around one of the temples and folks can be seen doing it religiously. Folks are not allowed to enter into the temple from front gate. There are two gate on both sides of the temples fro where people can enter and exit. In above photograph you see front gate of temple which is closed with a colorful cloth.Just in front of these temples, there is a huge open space with some wooden boards, cushions and something to wear in hands. Many folks were using these things to pray in some different way. We don't have much details about this particular process and will try to share more details soon. Hope that above photograph will be helpful in understanding the way each of them was doing it.The Dalai Lama Temple complex is just a short walk from the McleodGanj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The road which connects bus stand with Temple is called as temple-Road and one of the main road with lot of shops, Hotels & cafes around it. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.A Sculpture installed inside the Museum in this campus of Dalai Lama Temple. This Museum shared lot of old stories through some photographs, videos and text news. We shall be sharing a separate photo Journey from this museum.Next to the Tsulagkhang is a temple devoted to the Kalachakra. This temple is decorated with frescos depicting 722 deities of the mandala, Shakamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The frescos were completed by a team of painters over a period of three years under the direction of the Dalai Lama and three master painters. Along the walls and columns of the temple are many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintingsThere are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalami Lama's residence is just in front of this temple, although he keeps moving between various countries to share knowledge and thoughts. A Broader schedule of His Holiness Dalai Lama can be seen at the notice-board installed outside his residenceIn the early morning, folks are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. People can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way one will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones.A View of Mcleodganj Market from Dalai Lama Temple with beautiful background of Dhauladhar hills in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThere are some benches places in front of main temple, where people can sit and bid their prayers... Most of the folks around the place can be seen with nice smile on face and peaceful environment all aroundPublic services and prayers held at Tsulagkhang each day. In the evening, butter lamps are lit to dispel the darkness. There is a room on one of the corners of this temple where lot of butter lamps can be seen. This room is usually closed but lamps can be seen through glassed windows.Within the Dharamsala Tsuglagkhang temple are three principal images. The central image, seen from the entrance, is that of Shakamuni Buddha. Nearby is Padmasambhava, the Indian yogi who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Also nearby is Avalokitesvara or Chenresig, of whom the Dalai Lama is considered to be the current emanation. Both Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara sit facing Tibet. The image of Avalokitesvara, sculpted in silver with eleven faces, one thousand arms, and one thousand eyes, has an interesting story A collection of sacred texts, the Khagyur, direct teachings of Buddha, and Tengyur, commentaries on the Khagyur by Indian & Tibetan scholars can be seen here.Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard iNamgyal Monastery. Every afternoon and evening, you can see young monks debate in traditional Tibetastyle embellished with hand clapping anemphatic gestures.

 Mcledoganj is popular destination for folks who believe in Budhism or want to explore religious environments of different styles. A good percentage of Tourists come to Mcleodganj for learning Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts. Let's have a quick Photo Journey of  Tsuglagkhang Budha Temple and know more about the daya-to-day activities of this place...Photograph showing a Monk looking at Budha Statute which is inside the temple and he has completing some rounds around this temple. These temples are located on second storey of the Temple complex. One can walk up with shoes and there are some places to put your shoes before you enter into the templesSome of the folks were taking rounds of these temples and doing some prayers after completing each round. Prayer wheels are also installed around one of the temples and folks can be seen doing it religiously. Folks are not allowed to enter into the temple from front gate. There are two gate on both sides of the temples fro where people can enter and exit. In above photograph you see front gate of temple which is closed with a colorful cloth.Just in front of these temples, there is a huge open space with some wooden boards, cushions and something to wear in hands. Many folks were using these things to pray in some different way. We don't have much details about this particular process and will try to share more details soon. Hope that above photograph will be helpful in understanding the way each of them was doing it.The Dalai Lama Temple complex is just a short walk from the McleodGanj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The road which connects bus stand with Temple is called as temple-Road and one of the main road with lot of shops, Hotels & cafes around it. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.A Sculpture installed inside the Museum in this campus of Dalai Lama Temple. This Museum shared lot of old stories through some photographs, videos and text news. We shall be sharing a separate photo Journey from this museum.Next to the Tsulagkhang is a temple devoted to the Kalachakra. This temple is decorated with frescos depicting 722 deities of the mandala, Shakamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The frescos were completed by a team of painters over a period of three years under the direction of the Dalai Lama and three master painters. Along the walls and columns of the temple are many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintingsThere are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalami Lama's residence is just in front of this temple, although he keeps moving between various countries to share knowledge and thoughts. A Broader schedule of His Holiness Dalai Lama can be seen at the notice-board installed outside his residenceIn the early morning, folks are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. People can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way one will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones.A View of Mcleodganj Market from Dalai Lama Temple with beautiful background of Dhauladhar hills in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThere are some benches places in front of main temple, where people can sit and bid their prayers... Most of the folks around the place can be seen with nice smile on face and peaceful environment all aroundPublic services and prayers held at Tsulagkhang each day. In the evening, butter lamps are lit to dispel the darkness. There is a room on one of the corners of this temple where lot of butter lamps can be seen. This room is usually closed but lamps can be seen through glassed windows.Within the Dharamsala Tsuglagkhang temple are three principal images. The central image, seen from the entrance, is that of Shakamuni Buddha. Nearby is Padmasambhava, the Indian yogi who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Also nearby is Avalokitesvara or Chenresig, of whom the Dalai Lama is considered to be the current emanation. Both Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara sit facing Tibet. The image of Avalokitesvara, sculpted in silver with eleven faces, one thousand arms, and one thousand eyes, has an interesting story A collection of sacred texts, the Khagyur, direct teachings of Buddha, and Tengyur, commentaries on the Khagyur by Indian & Tibetan scholars can be seen here.Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard iNamgyal Monastery. Every afternoon and evening, you can see young monks debate in traditional Tibetastyle embellished with hand clapping anemphatic gestures.

McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj

The little Lhasa in India, which is popularly known as Mcledoganj is also know for it's interesting street-walks through a different kind of culture. This Photo Journey is more about some interesting streets around Mcledoganj Town, so let's walk with these photographs...Mcledoganj is the home of the Tibetan Guru and leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetian government in exile. Under the Himalayas, snow covered Dhaluadhar Mountain Ranges, Mcledoganj is a beautiful hill station and a world known destination.Mcledoganj is more about a Tibetian Colony in this part of the country with highest importance. Mcledoganj has many institutions that tell the world about their great culture, medical practices, historical challenges, current way of living life and lot more other things. People from different parts of the world come to this place for learning their culture, Yoga, Meditation and different art forms... Above photograph is clicked inside Tibetian Museum near Residence of Him Holiness Dalai Lama !!!The cultural life in Dharamshala/Mcledoganj is colorful and rich in tradition. The fairs and festivals are occasions for relaxation. To the local Indian traditions, Tibetan refugees have added their own festivals such as Losar (which is Tibetan New Year) and His Holiness Dalai Lama's birthday which is celebrated on July 6 with the performance of Tibetan, Nepali and Gaddi dances revealing the cultural mosaic of Mcleodganj. More recently tourists and students from the west have added rock music, stage musicals and contribute other Western influences to this melting pot of peoples and cultures... These days different kinds of people can be seen on Mcledoganj streets and everyone having their specific styles/approaches...Mcledoganj streets are quite colorful and main color of these streets is Red. It's more because of Red religion of this land. Monks in red dresses can be seen all around and most of them keep doing some prayers, even while walking from one place to other.Mcledoganj is not an ordinary Indian hill sation, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj is a world famous tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town... Check out following link to know how Lonely Planet introduces this wonderful town - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/mcleod-ganjOne of the main road in Mcleodganj is one which connects Bus-Stand with Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Apart from that, there is another street just parallel to this road, which has various restaurants offering Tibetian food and some art galleries.Other popular street is one which connects MCledoganj with Bhagsu Waterfalls. Over the years, this all these streets have changed a lot and can't really comment if this change is positive or not.

Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...

Old Photo Journey of St. John's Church is one of the most popular ones so far and if you have missed old one, we strongly recommend to see old photographs and those were clicked in appropriate season of the year with wonderful Himalayan Hues... HERE... This Photo Journey shared some of the recent photographs from our last visit to Mcledoganj and next will be planned with Mountain-Cleaners to make surroundings of this place cleanerThis time, we had enough time to spend around St. John Church in Mcledoganj. We were staying in Dharmshala, took a local bus from Dharmshala Bus-Station and reached this church which comes on the way from Dharmshala to Mcledoganj. It was a great welcome at church with wonderful music all around. I have been to this place many times and this was first time, when we listened prayers at St. John Church. It was Sunday Morning..This road you see on left is the one which connects Mcledoganj with Dharmshala. Mcledoganj is hardly 1.5 kilometers from here and after spending some time around the church we walked till Mcledoganj Market. In above photograph you can see that church is just on right side of this road and connected through a well maintained concrete path till main gateThis Photograph shows back side of St. John Church. Entry is on other side which is facing main road. This Photograph is clicked from the forest which is in back side of this church, although this whole hill is covered with high Cedar Trees. It was clear day, which is extremely unpredictable in Dharmshala/Mcledoganj. In India after Chirapoongi, Dharmshala gets maximum rains. In fact on same day it rained and we had to spend 2 hrs inside a cafe at Mcledoganj.During this visit, we met a gentleman who was cleaning the space around St. John Church. He comes to this place from Dharmshala every Sunday and do this work as a volunteer. Unfortunately he can't clean all hills around this place and tourists have made this place full of plastic bottles and wrappers. Mountain Cleaners is an organization which is based in Mcledoganj put their best efforts in ensuring cleanness around this part of State. Photo Journey team will try to clean the space around St John Church with Mountain-Cleaners next timeOverall this is a peaceful place to spend some time, although I know many people don't like such places. In past, I recommended this place to friends who visited Mcledoganj and they didn't like this place. Anyways, it's personal choice and it's worth to at least visit it onceIts churchyard is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, who served as Governor General of the Province of Canada, who oversaw the Creation of Responsible Government in Canada, and later while in China, ordered the complete destruction of the Old Summer Palace. He became Governor-General & Viceroy of India in 1861 during the British Raj, though he soon died at Dharamshala on November 20, 1863 and was buried there. (Courtesy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John_in_the_Wilderness)The most notable memorial and one which adjoins the church (the one you see on left side of first photograph in Photo Journey), is the elaborate stone memorial that was erected over the body of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin who died at Dharamsala in 1863.The inscription reads - In memory of JAMES BRUCE, Earl of Elign and Kincardine K.T. G.C.B. G.M. S. I. Viceroy, and Governor-General of India, who having previously served his country as Governor of Jamaica, Governor General of Canada, High commissioner and Ambassador to China, and in other High offices, died at Dhurmsala in the discharge of his duties, on the 20th November 1863, aged 52 years and 4 months.There are many graves outside the St. John's church where many Britishers of that period have been buried. Still their names are engraved there. People visiting Mcleodganj often visit this fantastic church and get to know a lot about British history in India. This Photograph is clicked in front part of main church. There is a huge area where lot of graves are facing main Mcleodganj town.Apart from the one in front, there are some graves in backyard of St. John's Church in Mcledoganj. On both sides, this church is flanked by a well tended cemetery over the grassy slopes. Some of the graves are of those who were killed in the great earthquake of 1905. The inscriptions on others have a heartrending poignancy... (Courtsey - http://www.yatra.com/holiday-packages/destinations/in/mcleodganj/attractions/church+of+st+john+in+the+wilderness)St John Church structure survived 1905 Kangra earthquake, which killed close to 19800 people, injured thousands in the Kangra area and destroyed most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala... its spire, Bell tower, was however destroyed. Later, a new bell, built in 1915 by Mears and Stainbank, which was brought from England and installed outside in the compound of the church. It's just in front of main gate of Church, enclosed with concrete on three side and iron bars on front sideSt. John in the Wilderness is an Anglican church dedicated to Saint John which was built in 1852 and located near Mcledoganj suurb of Dharamshala, India... Set amidst deodar forest and built in neo-Gothic architecture, this church is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows donated by Lady Elgin, wife of Lord ElginWeather around this place very pleasant. It remains cool even when Mcledoganj is hot due to direct sunlight. This part is mainly surrounded by dense and high cedar trees.If you keep your eyes open, this place is surrounded by beautiful flora as well. Lot of tiny flower in different colors can be seen in these hills.

Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...

Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...


Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...


Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...


Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...


Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...



Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...


Mcleodganj is different kind of hill station in Himachal Pradesh, with different type of culture and environment. This Photo Journey will try to express the main things you notice in this small town near Dharmshala. Let's check out this colorful Photo Journey from Mcleodganj...During your journey towards Mcledoganj, you may not need to reach Mcledoganj for seeing Monks in their interesting dresses. Monks can usually be seen roaming around various places and some of them keep doing some prayers in parallel to other regular activities. Above photograph is shot on road which connects Mcledoganj with Bahgsu Nag Waterfalls. It's sort of mulch-religion shot...Apart from large number of Monks, foreign tourists can be seen in abundance. Most of the street of Mcleodganj can be seen full of tourists from different parts of the world !Colorful cloths, different fashions, innovative hair-styles & lot of different styles can be seen in the streets of Mcledoganj. Overall environment in these streets in quite different.All the streets of this town keep walking most of the time, even when it's drizzling in hills of Mcledoodganj !Many of the tourists come here for different purposes around Yoga, Meditation, Budha etc. During various activities in the town, they got to meet different people and then they enjoy the journey together. You can see many tourists staying in various streets of Mcleodganj for multiple weeks. by looking at them conversing, it seems that they know each other for a long time... A good destination for tourists !Trying various musical forms of India is another big motivation for tourists to come to these hills stations. This girl was standing in front of this shop for around 2 hours and kept playing different flutes. There was no one on shop and she kept waiting that someone would come and she will buy few for her. There are lot of such interesting shops in the streets of Mcleodganj !There are various cloth markets at Mcleodganj, but different styled cloths can be seen in most of them. So it again becomes a good destination for people interested in shopping and especially shopping for trendy cloths.Prayers all around the streets of Mcledoganj !One part of Mcleodganj gives wonderful view of snow capped dhauladhar mountain ranges.Mcledoganj is also a main station in the list birders and peope love to trek Triund which is one of the popular trek around Mcleodganj. Triund is moderate trek, which takes one day only. Sometimes people go uphill with tents and spend one night there.Apart from main temple near Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama, there is another temple in the middle of Mcledoganj Market. Above photograph is shot at the temple in market.Mcleodganj is also a good place for finding decent range of warm cloths and winter-wear. Above photograph shows a road-side shop with various options of Shawls, sweaters etc.Also there are many art shops, where tourists can step-in and can try thier artistic ideas. Here you see one of the tourist doing some painting and trying to sell these in the street...


The little Lhasa in India, which is popularly known as Mcledoganj is also know for it's interesting street-walks through a different kind of culture. This Photo Journey is more about some interesting streets around Mcledoganj Town, so let's walk with these photographs...Mcledoganj is the home of the Tibetan Guru and leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetian government in exile. Under the Himalayas, snow covered Dhaluadhar Mountain Ranges, Mcledoganj is a beautiful hill station and a world known destination.Mcledoganj is more about a Tibetian Colony in this part of the country with highest importance. Mcledoganj has many institutions that tell the world about their great culture, medical practices, historical challenges, current way of living life and lot more other things. People from different parts of the world come to this place for learning their culture, Yoga, Meditation and different art forms... Above photograph is clicked inside Tibetian Museum near Residence of Him Holiness Dalai Lama !!!The cultural life in Dharamshala/Mcledoganj is colorful and rich in tradition. The fairs and festivals are occasions for relaxation. To the local Indian traditions, Tibetan refugees have added their own festivals such as Losar (which is Tibetan New Year) and His Holiness Dalai Lama's birthday which is celebrated on July 6 with the performance of Tibetan, Nepali and Gaddi dances revealing the cultural mosaic of Mcleodganj. More recently tourists and students from the west have added rock music, stage musicals and contribute other Western influences to this melting pot of peoples and cultures... These days different kinds of people can be seen on Mcledoganj streets and everyone having their specific styles/approaches...Mcledoganj streets are quite colorful and main color of these streets is Red. It's more because of Red religion of this land. Monks in red dresses can be seen all around and most of them keep doing some prayers, even while walking from one place to other.Mcledoganj is not an ordinary Indian hill sation, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj is a world famous tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town... Check out following link to know how Lonely Planet introduces this wonderful town - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/mcleod-ganjOne of the main road in Mcleodganj is one which connects Bus-Stand with Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Apart from that, there is another street just parallel to this road, which has various restaurants offering Tibetian food and some art galleries.Other popular street is one which connects MCledoganj with Bhagsu Waterfalls. Over the years, this all these streets have changed a lot and can't really comment if this change is positive or not.

The little Lhasa in India, which is popularly known as Mcledoganj is also know for it's interesting street-walks through a different kind of culture. This Photo Journey is more about some interesting streets around Mcledoganj Town, so let's walk with these photographs...Mcledoganj is the home of the Tibetan Guru and leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetian government in exile. Under the Himalayas, snow covered Dhaluadhar Mountain Ranges, Mcledoganj is a beautiful hill station and a world known destination.Mcledoganj is more about a Tibetian Colony in this part of the country with highest importance. Mcledoganj has many institutions that tell the world about their great culture, medical practices, historical challenges, current way of living life and lot more other things. People from different parts of the world come to this place for learning their culture, Yoga, Meditation and different art forms... Above photograph is clicked inside Tibetian Museum near Residence of Him Holiness Dalai Lama !!!The cultural life in Dharamshala/Mcledoganj is colorful and rich in tradition. The fairs and festivals are occasions for relaxation. To the local Indian traditions, Tibetan refugees have added their own festivals such as Losar (which is Tibetan New Year) and His Holiness Dalai Lama's birthday which is celebrated on July 6 with the performance of Tibetan, Nepali and Gaddi dances revealing the cultural mosaic of Mcleodganj. More recently tourists and students from the west have added rock music, stage musicals and contribute other Western influences to this melting pot of peoples and cultures... These days different kinds of people can be seen on Mcledoganj streets and everyone having their specific styles/approaches...Mcledoganj streets are quite colorful and main color of these streets is Red. It's more because of Red religion of this land. Monks in red dresses can be seen all around and most of them keep doing some prayers, even while walking from one place to other.Mcledoganj is not an ordinary Indian hill sation, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj is a world famous tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town... Check out following link to know how Lonely Planet introduces this wonderful town - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/mcleod-ganjOne of the main road in Mcleodganj is one which connects Bus-Stand with Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Apart from that, there is another street just parallel to this road, which has various restaurants offering Tibetian food and some art galleries.Other popular street is one which connects MCledoganj with Bhagsu Waterfalls. Over the years, this all these streets have changed a lot and can't really comment if this change is positive or not.

The little Lhasa in India, which is popularly known as Mcledoganj is also know for it's interesting street-walks through a different kind of culture. This Photo Journey is more about some interesting streets around Mcledoganj Town, so let's walk with these photographs...Mcledoganj is the home of the Tibetan Guru and leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetian government in exile. Under the Himalayas, snow covered Dhaluadhar Mountain Ranges, Mcledoganj is a beautiful hill station and a world known destination.Mcledoganj is more about a Tibetian Colony in this part of the country with highest importance. Mcledoganj has many institutions that tell the world about their great culture, medical practices, historical challenges, current way of living life and lot more other things. People from different parts of the world come to this place for learning their culture, Yoga, Meditation and different art forms... Above photograph is clicked inside Tibetian Museum near Residence of Him Holiness Dalai Lama !!!The cultural life in Dharamshala/Mcledoganj is colorful and rich in tradition. The fairs and festivals are occasions for relaxation. To the local Indian traditions, Tibetan refugees have added their own festivals such as Losar (which is Tibetan New Year) and His Holiness Dalai Lama's birthday which is celebrated on July 6 with the performance of Tibetan, Nepali and Gaddi dances revealing the cultural mosaic of Mcleodganj. More recently tourists and students from the west have added rock music, stage musicals and contribute other Western influences to this melting pot of peoples and cultures... These days different kinds of people can be seen on Mcledoganj streets and everyone having their specific styles/approaches...Mcledoganj streets are quite colorful and main color of these streets is Red. It's more because of Red religion of this land. Monks in red dresses can be seen all around and most of them keep doing some prayers, even while walking from one place to other.Mcledoganj is not an ordinary Indian hill sation, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj is a world famous tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town... Check out following link to know how Lonely Planet introduces this wonderful town - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/mcleod-ganjOne of the main road in Mcleodganj is one which connects Bus-Stand with Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Apart from that, there is another street just parallel to this road, which has various restaurants offering Tibetian food and some art galleries.Other popular street is one which connects MCledoganj with Bhagsu Waterfalls. Over the years, this all these streets have changed a lot and can't really comment if this change is positive or not.

The little Lhasa in India, which is popularly known as Mcledoganj is also know for it's interesting street-walks through a different kind of culture. This Photo Journey is more about some interesting streets around Mcledoganj Town, so let's walk with these photographs...Mcledoganj is the home of the Tibetan Guru and leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetian government in exile. Under the Himalayas, snow covered Dhaluadhar Mountain Ranges, Mcledoganj is a beautiful hill station and a world known destination.Mcledoganj is more about a Tibetian Colony in this part of the country with highest importance. Mcledoganj has many institutions that tell the world about their great culture, medical practices, historical challenges, current way of living life and lot more other things. People from different parts of the world come to this place for learning their culture, Yoga, Meditation and different art forms... Above photograph is clicked inside Tibetian Museum near Residence of Him Holiness Dalai Lama !!!The cultural life in Dharamshala/Mcledoganj is colorful and rich in tradition. The fairs and festivals are occasions for relaxation. To the local Indian traditions, Tibetan refugees have added their own festivals such as Losar (which is Tibetan New Year) and His Holiness Dalai Lama's birthday which is celebrated on July 6 with the performance of Tibetan, Nepali and Gaddi dances revealing the cultural mosaic of Mcleodganj. More recently tourists and students from the west have added rock music, stage musicals and contribute other Western influences to this melting pot of peoples and cultures... These days different kinds of people can be seen on Mcledoganj streets and everyone having their specific styles/approaches...Mcledoganj streets are quite colorful and main color of these streets is Red. It's more because of Red religion of this land. Monks in red dresses can be seen all around and most of them keep doing some prayers, even while walking from one place to other.Mcledoganj is not an ordinary Indian hill sation, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj is a world famous tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town... Check out following link to know how Lonely Planet introduces this wonderful town - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/himachal-pradesh/mcleod-ganjOne of the main road in Mcleodganj is one which connects Bus-Stand with Residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Apart from that, there is another street just parallel to this road, which has various restaurants offering Tibetian food and some art galleries.Other popular street is one which connects MCledoganj with Bhagsu Waterfalls. Over the years, this all these streets have changed a lot and can't really comment if this change is positive or not.

Different parts of India offers different types of food and flavors. At the same time, Mcleodganj town which is in Himachal Pradesh (a State of Northern India) offers completely different kind of food. This Photo Journey is about a different flavor of food which is not same as that of other towns of the state. Let's continue with this Photo Journey from Mcledoganj and know more about flavors of Mcleodganj...Tourists at Mcledoganj comes with varies motives and mainly focused around Budhism. Apart from that many of tourists come here by the name of Mcleodganj, because it has come on Tourist map of India and one of the important tourist destination. I have seen many people going there and they come back with mixed reviews about the place. The basic reason is wrong expectations from this place. But of-course people interested in exploring Tibetian Culture, Budhism or want to learn Yoga/Mediation etc. It's also a good destination for foodies.Recently one of my friend was planning to go to Palampur and asked abouteatables she can find around the place. I had no clue about anything special in Palampur but of-course at Mcleodganj, she can try multiple things from a huge range of restaurants.During our visits, we have tried various restaurants and cafes. There are mixed reviews on food & I am not an expert to comment of food. So we shall try not to mention any specific place for eating or avoiding... Anyways, for light snacks and tea - we loved Coffee-Talk :) . Above photograph is shot at Coffee-Talk only. I loved their herbal tea with honey :)A good range of cuisines can be found in streets of Mcleodganj, but trying flavors of Tibet is one of the must things to do for everyone. There are various restaurants and street-side kiosks to try Tibetian food. These colorful streets serve Tibetan food in pure flavor and some of the restaurants make it indo-tibetian..Interiors of most of these restaurants is quite different from eating places we see in big cities. Some of the restaurants have good range of books on budhism, yoga and Meditation... Music you hear in these streets is also different and soothing most of the time...I don't remember name of this soup kind of stuff but it was something made up of home-made noodles. Although none of us were able to figure out something which looks like noddle :) ... It tastes something healthy, which didn't suite me :) .. Others liked it and I liked some of the tried stuff they servedMost of the eating places in Mcledoganj streets have reasonable rates expect few with fine dining setup. Various items ranging from 70-250 rs are available in most of these places. One tip - If you enter into Tibetian Restaurant, don't dare to order tea during end. Only focus on Tibetian cuisine and ignore other things served there..At Mcledoganj, it's hard to find a decent place for Indian Food. Although there are some options but sounded expensive to us. So why not try other cuisines, while at Mcleodganj :On India-Mike there is a forum discussion, which shares some of the first-hand experiences in various restaurants around Mcledoganj streets and Bhagsu - http://www.indiamike.com/india/indian-cooking-and-cuisine-f12/mcleodganj-a-food-lovers-paradise-t34348There are some Italian, Chinese and Thai Restaurants with quite popular names. But the special part is - that most of them serve food in Indian style. Which means that you will be Indian ingredients in their servings, which may not see in actual Thai, Italian and Chinese...Mcleodganj is popular place for Foodies and they shouldn't miss this place in case plan to come to this part of Himalayan State. Which means, any foodie coming to Dharmshala, Kangra, Palampur or Baijnath, s/he should come to Mcleodganj for trying different flavors...
Different parts of India offers different types of food and flavors. At the same time, Mcleodganj town which is in Himachal Pradesh (a State of Northern India) offers completely different kind of food. This Photo Journey is about a different flavor of food which is not same as that of other towns of the state. Let's continue with this Photo Journey from Mcledoganj and know more about flavors of Mcleodganj...Tourists at Mcledoganj comes with varies motives and mainly focused around Budhism. Apart from that many of tourists come here by the name of Mcleodganj, because it has come on Tourist map of India and one of the important tourist destination. I have seen many people going there and they come back with mixed reviews about the place. The basic reason is wrong expectations from this place. But of-course people interested in exploring Tibetian Culture, Budhism or want to learn Yoga/Mediation etc. It's also a good destination for foodies.Recently one of my friend was planning to go to Palampur and asked abouteatables she can find around the place. I had no clue about anything special in Palampur but of-course at Mcleodganj, she can try multiple things from a huge range of restaurants.During our visits, we have tried various restaurants and cafes. There are mixed reviews on food & I am not an expert to comment of food. So we shall try not to mention any specific place for eating or avoiding... Anyways, for light snacks and tea - we loved Coffee-Talk :) . Above photograph is shot at Coffee-Talk only. I loved their herbal tea with honey :)A good range of cuisines can be found in streets of Mcleodganj, but trying flavors of Tibet is one of the must things to do for everyone. There are various restaurants and street-side kiosks to try Tibetian food. These colorful streets serve Tibetan food in pure flavor and some of the restaurants make it indo-tibetian..Interiors of most of these restaurants is quite different from eating places we see in big cities. Some of the restaurants have good range of books on budhism, yoga and Meditation... Music you hear in these streets is also different and soothing most of the time...I don't remember name of this soup kind of stuff but it was something made up of home-made noodles. Although none of us were able to figure out something which looks like noddle :) ... It tastes something healthy, which didn't suite me :) .. Others liked it and I liked some of the tried stuff they servedMost of the eating places in Mcledoganj streets have reasonable rates expect few with fine dining setup. Various items ranging from 70-250 rs are available in most of these places. One tip - If you enter into Tibetian Restaurant, don't dare to order tea during end. Only focus on Tibetian cuisine and ignore other things served there..At Mcledoganj, it's hard to find a decent place for Indian Food. Although there are some options but sounded expensive to us. So why not try other cuisines, while at Mcleodganj :On India-Mike there is a forum discussion, which shares some of the first-hand experiences in various restaurants around Mcledoganj streets and Bhagsu - http://www.indiamike.com/india/indian-cooking-and-cuisine-f12/mcleodganj-a-food-lovers-paradise-t34348There are some Italian, Chinese and Thai Restaurants with quite popular names. But the special part is - that most of them serve food in Indian style. Which means that you will be Indian ingredients in their servings, which may not see in actual Thai, Italian and Chinese...Mcleodganj is popular place for Foodies and they shouldn't miss this place in case plan to come to this part of Himalayan State. Which means, any foodie coming to Dharmshala, Kangra, Palampur or Baijnath, s/he should come to Mcleodganj for trying different flavors...

Different parts of India offers different types of food and flavors. At the same time, Mcleodganj town which is in Himachal Pradesh (a State of Northern India) offers completely different kind of food. This Photo Journey is about a different flavor of food which is not same as that of other towns of the state. Let's continue with this Photo Journey from Mcledoganj and know more about flavors of Mcleodganj...Tourists at Mcledoganj comes with varies motives and mainly focused around Budhism. Apart from that many of tourists come here by the name of Mcleodganj, because it has come on Tourist map of India and one of the important tourist destination. I have seen many people going there and they come back with mixed reviews about the place. The basic reason is wrong expectations from this place. But of-course people interested in exploring Tibetian Culture, Budhism or want to learn Yoga/Mediation etc. It's also a good destination for foodies.Recently one of my friend was planning to go to Palampur and asked abouteatables she can find around the place. I had no clue about anything special in Palampur but of-course at Mcleodganj, she can try multiple things from a huge range of restaurants.During our visits, we have tried various restaurants and cafes. There are mixed reviews on food & I am not an expert to comment of food. So we shall try not to mention any specific place for eating or avoiding... Anyways, for light snacks and tea - we loved Coffee-Talk :) . Above photograph is shot at Coffee-Talk only. I loved their herbal tea with honey :)A good range of cuisines can be found in streets of Mcleodganj, but trying flavors of Tibet is one of the must things to do for everyone. There are various restaurants and street-side kiosks to try Tibetian food. These colorful streets serve Tibetan food in pure flavor and some of the restaurants make it indo-tibetian..Interiors of most of these restaurants is quite different from eating places we see in big cities. Some of the restaurants have good range of books on budhism, yoga and Meditation... Music you hear in these streets is also different and soothing most of the time...I don't remember name of this soup kind of stuff but it was something made up of home-made noodles. Although none of us were able to figure out something which looks like noddle :) ... It tastes something healthy, which didn't suite me :) .. Others liked it and I liked some of the tried stuff they servedMost of the eating places in Mcledoganj streets have reasonable rates expect few with fine dining setup. Various items ranging from 70-250 rs are available in most of these places. One tip - If you enter into Tibetian Restaurant, don't dare to order tea during end. Only focus on Tibetian cuisine and ignore other things served there..At Mcledoganj, it's hard to find a decent place for Indian Food. Although there are some options but sounded expensive to us. So why not try other cuisines, while at Mcleodganj :On India-Mike there is a forum discussion, which shares some of the first-hand experiences in various restaurants around Mcledoganj streets and Bhagsu - http://www.indiamike.com/india/indian-cooking-and-cuisine-f12/mcleodganj-a-food-lovers-paradise-t34348There are some Italian, Chinese and Thai Restaurants with quite popular names. But the special part is - that most of them serve food in Indian style. Which means that you will be Indian ingredients in their servings, which may not see in actual Thai, Italian and Chinese...Mcleodganj is popular place for Foodies and they shouldn't miss this place in case plan to come to this part of Himalayan State. Which means, any foodie coming to Dharmshala, Kangra, Palampur or Baijnath, s/he should come to Mcleodganj for trying different flavors...

McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj

McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj

McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj


McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj

McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj


McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj


McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj


McLeodGanj is a suburb of Dharamshala Town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Tourism is an important industry in McLeodGanj and many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts etc. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. This Photo Journey talks more about shopping at Mcleodganj and what is so special about it...I have been to Mcleodganj many times (most of the times with boys) and was never able to appreciate the fact that Mcleodganj is a good place to buy some specific stuff. Many times, I tried to buy few things for home but high rates made be change my mind :) ... Later I got to know the about some special facts about shopping at Mcledoganj...Stuff for Meditation,Yoga, Trendy cloths and Stone studded jewellery etc. -These are some of the most popular shopping stuff available in Mcleodganj Market. There are some shops of designer woolens, Kashmiri Shawls etc. In Mcledoganj street there are lot shops offer hand-made musical instruments.A  Photograph showing different types of Meditation Bowls made up of different types of metals and majorly with Ashtdhatu, which has some significance. Tibetan Singing Bowls, rin gongs, Himalayan bowls or suzu gongs are a type of bell, specifically classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, singing bowls sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of singing bowls vibrate to produce sound characterized by a fundamental frequency (first harmonic) and usually two audible harmonic overtones (second and third harmonic). Check out following link to know about these Singing Bowls - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_bowKeep reading to know more about pricing and negotiations at Mcleodganj Market.Different types of Budha Statutes can bought and huge range of sizes is available at Mcledoganj. Varous types include Health Budha, Sleeping Budha, Peace Budha etc. Apart from variation is sizes, some of the metallic Budhas are also studded with stones. We were evaluating them w.r.. visual beauty of the statues rather than the value of those stones or importance of Budha's postureAfter spending 1.5 hours in Mcleodganj Market we realized that there is huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparitively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.At the same time, we saw huge difference in offering price and started negotiating with them. It was unbelievable to buy some stuff at 1/3rd of originally quotes price. Some of the stuff was bought at half price. After some shopping we were in big doubt about actual pricing, because final pricing was also a good amount. Anyways, we didn't think much about it but it seems there is huge scope of bargaining at Mcleodganj Market. Also we realized that extended market towards Bhagsu was unnecessarily expensive than the main market near to Dalai Lama's ResidenceSinging bowls are used worldwide for meditation, music, relaxation, personal well-being. They are used by a wide range of professionals, including health professionals, school teachers, musicians and spiritual teachers. Singing bowls are used in health care by psychotherapists, massage therapists, cancer specialists, stress and meditation specialists. They are used to help treat cancer patients and also for post traumatic stress disorder. They are popular in classrooms to help facilitate group activities and focus students' attention. This was first time when we were knowing about these Meditation Bowls and we bought few in a belief that whatever we bought is authentic. Anyways, I like the vibration and sound it makes on rubbing a wooden stick against it's top partIt has an average elevation of 2000 metres. Mcleodganj os situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba' at about 5700 metres..The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeodGanj.Apart from metallic stuff, Mcledoganj Market is also popular among foreigners for cloths. Even urban Indians also like the kind of cloths Mcleodganj Markets offer. I wish I had a photograph to show some samples. There are some art & craft galleries in different streets of Mcleodganj.Apart from some unique shopping opportunities, there are some decent eating places inside Mcleodganj Streets. It's a great place to try authentic Tibetian food. Also there are some decent cafes to enjoy different flavors of tea and coffee. We shall try to share more about Eating options at McleodganjMcleodganj streets can usually be seen with lot of foreigners like we seen in Rajasthani towns like Pushkar. Market is usually full of tourists and Monks who keep walking on main road which connects main chowk of Mcleodganj with Dalai Lama's Residence. There is anothr market near to Mcledoganj, which is situated near Bhagsu Temple and Waterfall.So best way of shopping at Mcleodganj is to know what exactly you want, set your upper limit, negotiate hard to get right price. But of course, how to best price? If you already have any experience, please share with others through comments :)To know more about Mcleodganj, check out - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLeod_Ganj


 Mcledoganj is popular destination for folks who believe in Budhism or want to explore religious environments of different styles. A good percentage of Tourists come to Mcleodganj for learning Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts. Let's have a quick Photo Journey of  Tsuglagkhang Budha Temple and know more about the daya-to-day activities of this place...Photograph showing a Monk looking at Budha Statute which is inside the temple and he has completing some rounds around this temple. These temples are located on second storey of the Temple complex. One can walk up with shoes and there are some places to put your shoes before you enter into the templesSome of the folks were taking rounds of these temples and doing some prayers after completing each round. Prayer wheels are also installed around one of the temples and folks can be seen doing it religiously. Folks are not allowed to enter into the temple from front gate. There are two gate on both sides of the temples fro where people can enter and exit. In above photograph you see front gate of temple which is closed with a colorful cloth.Just in front of these temples, there is a huge open space with some wooden boards, cushions and something to wear in hands. Many folks were using these things to pray in some different way. We don't have much details about this particular process and will try to share more details soon. Hope that above photograph will be helpful in understanding the way each of them was doing it.The Dalai Lama Temple complex is just a short walk from the McleodGanj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The road which connects bus stand with Temple is called as temple-Road and one of the main road with lot of shops, Hotels & cafes around it. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.A Sculpture installed inside the Museum in this campus of Dalai Lama Temple. This Museum shared lot of old stories through some photographs, videos and text news. We shall be sharing a separate photo Journey from this museum.Next to the Tsulagkhang is a temple devoted to the Kalachakra. This temple is decorated with frescos depicting 722 deities of the mandala, Shakamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The frescos were completed by a team of painters over a period of three years under the direction of the Dalai Lama and three master painters. Along the walls and columns of the temple are many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintingsThere are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalami Lama's residence is just in front of this temple, although he keeps moving between various countries to share knowledge and thoughts. A Broader schedule of His Holiness Dalai Lama can be seen at the notice-board installed outside his residenceIn the early morning, folks are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. People can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way one will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones.A View of Mcleodganj Market from Dalai Lama Temple with beautiful background of Dhauladhar hills in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThere are some benches places in front of main temple, where people can sit and bid their prayers... Most of the folks around the place can be seen with nice smile on face and peaceful environment all aroundPublic services and prayers held at Tsulagkhang each day. In the evening, butter lamps are lit to dispel the darkness. There is a room on one of the corners of this temple where lot of butter lamps can be seen. This room is usually closed but lamps can be seen through glassed windows.Within the Dharamsala Tsuglagkhang temple are three principal images. The central image, seen from the entrance, is that of Shakamuni Buddha. Nearby is Padmasambhava, the Indian yogi who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Also nearby is Avalokitesvara or Chenresig, of whom the Dalai Lama is considered to be the current emanation. Both Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara sit facing Tibet. The image of Avalokitesvara, sculpted in silver with eleven faces, one thousand arms, and one thousand eyes, has an interesting story A collection of sacred texts, the Khagyur, direct teachings of Buddha, and Tengyur, commentaries on the Khagyur by Indian & Tibetan scholars can be seen here.Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard iNamgyal Monastery. Every afternoon and evening, you can see young monks debate in traditional Tibetastyle embellished with hand clapping anemphatic gestures.

 Mcledoganj is popular destination for folks who believe in Budhism or want to explore religious environments of different styles. A good percentage of Tourists come to Mcleodganj for learning Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts. Let's have a quick Photo Journey of  Tsuglagkhang Budha Temple and know more about the daya-to-day activities of this place...Photograph showing a Monk looking at Budha Statute which is inside the temple and he has completing some rounds around this temple. These temples are located on second storey of the Temple complex. One can walk up with shoes and there are some places to put your shoes before you enter into the templesSome of the folks were taking rounds of these temples and doing some prayers after completing each round. Prayer wheels are also installed around one of the temples and folks can be seen doing it religiously. Folks are not allowed to enter into the temple from front gate. There are two gate on both sides of the temples fro where people can enter and exit. In above photograph you see front gate of temple which is closed with a colorful cloth.Just in front of these temples, there is a huge open space with some wooden boards, cushions and something to wear in hands. Many folks were using these things to pray in some different way. We don't have much details about this particular process and will try to share more details soon. Hope that above photograph will be helpful in understanding the way each of them was doing it.The Dalai Lama Temple complex is just a short walk from the McleodGanj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The road which connects bus stand with Temple is called as temple-Road and one of the main road with lot of shops, Hotels & cafes around it. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.A Sculpture installed inside the Museum in this campus of Dalai Lama Temple. This Museum shared lot of old stories through some photographs, videos and text news. We shall be sharing a separate photo Journey from this museum.Next to the Tsulagkhang is a temple devoted to the Kalachakra. This temple is decorated with frescos depicting 722 deities of the mandala, Shakamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The frescos were completed by a team of painters over a period of three years under the direction of the Dalai Lama and three master painters. Along the walls and columns of the temple are many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintingsThere are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalami Lama's residence is just in front of this temple, although he keeps moving between various countries to share knowledge and thoughts. A Broader schedule of His Holiness Dalai Lama can be seen at the notice-board installed outside his residenceIn the early morning, folks are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. People can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way one will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones.A View of Mcleodganj Market from Dalai Lama Temple with beautiful background of Dhauladhar hills in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThere are some benches places in front of main temple, where people can sit and bid their prayers... Most of the folks around the place can be seen with nice smile on face and peaceful environment all aroundPublic services and prayers held at Tsulagkhang each day. In the evening, butter lamps are lit to dispel the darkness. There is a room on one of the corners of this temple where lot of butter lamps can be seen. This room is usually closed but lamps can be seen through glassed windows.Within the Dharamsala Tsuglagkhang temple are three principal images. The central image, seen from the entrance, is that of Shakamuni Buddha. Nearby is Padmasambhava, the Indian yogi who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Also nearby is Avalokitesvara or Chenresig, of whom the Dalai Lama is considered to be the current emanation. Both Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara sit facing Tibet. The image of Avalokitesvara, sculpted in silver with eleven faces, one thousand arms, and one thousand eyes, has an interesting story A collection of sacred texts, the Khagyur, direct teachings of Buddha, and Tengyur, commentaries on the Khagyur by Indian & Tibetan scholars can be seen here.Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard iNamgyal Monastery. Every afternoon and evening, you can see young monks debate in traditional Tibetastyle embellished with hand clapping anemphatic gestures.

 Mcledoganj is popular destination for folks who believe in Budhism or want to explore religious environments of different styles. A good percentage of Tourists come to Mcleodganj for learning Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts. Let's have a quick Photo Journey of  Tsuglagkhang Budha Temple and know more about the daya-to-day activities of this place...Photograph showing a Monk looking at Budha Statute which is inside the temple and he has completing some rounds around this temple. These temples are located on second storey of the Temple complex. One can walk up with shoes and there are some places to put your shoes before you enter into the templesSome of the folks were taking rounds of these temples and doing some prayers after completing each round. Prayer wheels are also installed around one of the temples and folks can be seen doing it religiously. Folks are not allowed to enter into the temple from front gate. There are two gate on both sides of the temples fro where people can enter and exit. In above photograph you see front gate of temple which is closed with a colorful cloth.Just in front of these temples, there is a huge open space with some wooden boards, cushions and something to wear in hands. Many folks were using these things to pray in some different way. We don't have much details about this particular process and will try to share more details soon. Hope that above photograph will be helpful in understanding the way each of them was doing it.The Dalai Lama Temple complex is just a short walk from the McleodGanj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The road which connects bus stand with Temple is called as temple-Road and one of the main road with lot of shops, Hotels & cafes around it. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.A Sculpture installed inside the Museum in this campus of Dalai Lama Temple. This Museum shared lot of old stories through some photographs, videos and text news. We shall be sharing a separate photo Journey from this museum.Next to the Tsulagkhang is a temple devoted to the Kalachakra. This temple is decorated with frescos depicting 722 deities of the mandala, Shakamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The frescos were completed by a team of painters over a period of three years under the direction of the Dalai Lama and three master painters. Along the walls and columns of the temple are many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintingsThere are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalami Lama's residence is just in front of this temple, although he keeps moving between various countries to share knowledge and thoughts. A Broader schedule of His Holiness Dalai Lama can be seen at the notice-board installed outside his residenceIn the early morning, folks are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. People can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way one will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones.A View of Mcleodganj Market from Dalai Lama Temple with beautiful background of Dhauladhar hills in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThere are some benches places in front of main temple, where people can sit and bid their prayers... Most of the folks around the place can be seen with nice smile on face and peaceful environment all aroundPublic services and prayers held at Tsulagkhang each day. In the evening, butter lamps are lit to dispel the darkness. There is a room on one of the corners of this temple where lot of butter lamps can be seen. This room is usually closed but lamps can be seen through glassed windows.Within the Dharamsala Tsuglagkhang temple are three principal images. The central image, seen from the entrance, is that of Shakamuni Buddha. Nearby is Padmasambhava, the Indian yogi who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Also nearby is Avalokitesvara or Chenresig, of whom the Dalai Lama is considered to be the current emanation. Both Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara sit facing Tibet. The image of Avalokitesvara, sculpted in silver with eleven faces, one thousand arms, and one thousand eyes, has an interesting story A collection of sacred texts, the Khagyur, direct teachings of Buddha, and Tengyur, commentaries on the Khagyur by Indian & Tibetan scholars can be seen here.Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard iNamgyal Monastery. Every afternoon and evening, you can see young monks debate in traditional Tibetastyle embellished with hand clapping anemphatic gestures.


 Mcledoganj is popular destination for folks who believe in Budhism or want to explore religious environments of different styles. A good percentage of Tourists come to Mcleodganj for learning Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts. Let's have a quick Photo Journey of  Tsuglagkhang Budha Temple and know more about the daya-to-day activities of this place...Photograph showing a Monk looking at Budha Statute which is inside the temple and he has completing some rounds around this temple. These temples are located on second storey of the Temple complex. One can walk up with shoes and there are some places to put your shoes before you enter into the templesSome of the folks were taking rounds of these temples and doing some prayers after completing each round. Prayer wheels are also installed around one of the temples and folks can be seen doing it religiously. Folks are not allowed to enter into the temple from front gate. There are two gate on both sides of the temples fro where people can enter and exit. In above photograph you see front gate of temple which is closed with a colorful cloth.Just in front of these temples, there is a huge open space with some wooden boards, cushions and something to wear in hands. Many folks were using these things to pray in some different way. We don't have much details about this particular process and will try to share more details soon. Hope that above photograph will be helpful in understanding the way each of them was doing it.The Dalai Lama Temple complex is just a short walk from the McleodGanj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The road which connects bus stand with Temple is called as temple-Road and one of the main road with lot of shops, Hotels & cafes around it. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.A Sculpture installed inside the Museum in this campus of Dalai Lama Temple. This Museum shared lot of old stories through some photographs, videos and text news. We shall be sharing a separate photo Journey from this museum.Next to the Tsulagkhang is a temple devoted to the Kalachakra. This temple is decorated with frescos depicting 722 deities of the mandala, Shakamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The frescos were completed by a team of painters over a period of three years under the direction of the Dalai Lama and three master painters. Along the walls and columns of the temple are many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintingsThere are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalami Lama's residence is just in front of this temple, although he keeps moving between various countries to share knowledge and thoughts. A Broader schedule of His Holiness Dalai Lama can be seen at the notice-board installed outside his residenceIn the early morning, folks are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. People can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way one will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones.A View of Mcleodganj Market from Dalai Lama Temple with beautiful background of Dhauladhar hills in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThere are some benches places in front of main temple, where people can sit and bid their prayers... Most of the folks around the place can be seen with nice smile on face and peaceful environment all aroundPublic services and prayers held at Tsulagkhang each day. In the evening, butter lamps are lit to dispel the darkness. There is a room on one of the corners of this temple where lot of butter lamps can be seen. This room is usually closed but lamps can be seen through glassed windows.Within the Dharamsala Tsuglagkhang temple are three principal images. The central image, seen from the entrance, is that of Shakamuni Buddha. Nearby is Padmasambhava, the Indian yogi who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Also nearby is Avalokitesvara or Chenresig, of whom the Dalai Lama is considered to be the current emanation. Both Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara sit facing Tibet. The image of Avalokitesvara, sculpted in silver with eleven faces, one thousand arms, and one thousand eyes, has an interesting story A collection of sacred texts, the Khagyur, direct teachings of Buddha, and Tengyur, commentaries on the Khagyur by Indian & Tibetan scholars can be seen here.Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard iNamgyal Monastery. Every afternoon and evening, you can see young monks debate in traditional Tibetastyle embellished with hand clapping anemphatic gestures.

 Mcledoganj is popular destination for folks who believe in Budhism or want to explore religious environments of different styles. A good percentage of Tourists come to Mcleodganj for learning Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts. Let's have a quick Photo Journey of  Tsuglagkhang Budha Temple and know more about the daya-to-day activities of this place...Photograph showing a Monk looking at Budha Statute which is inside the temple and he has completing some rounds around this temple. These temples are located on second storey of the Temple complex. One can walk up with shoes and there are some places to put your shoes before you enter into the templesSome of the folks were taking rounds of these temples and doing some prayers after completing each round. Prayer wheels are also installed around one of the temples and folks can be seen doing it religiously. Folks are not allowed to enter into the temple from front gate. There are two gate on both sides of the temples fro where people can enter and exit. In above photograph you see front gate of temple which is closed with a colorful cloth.Just in front of these temples, there is a huge open space with some wooden boards, cushions and something to wear in hands. Many folks were using these things to pray in some different way. We don't have much details about this particular process and will try to share more details soon. Hope that above photograph will be helpful in understanding the way each of them was doing it.The Dalai Lama Temple complex is just a short walk from the McleodGanj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The road which connects bus stand with Temple is called as temple-Road and one of the main road with lot of shops, Hotels & cafes around it. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.A Sculpture installed inside the Museum in this campus of Dalai Lama Temple. This Museum shared lot of old stories through some photographs, videos and text news. We shall be sharing a separate photo Journey from this museum.Next to the Tsulagkhang is a temple devoted to the Kalachakra. This temple is decorated with frescos depicting 722 deities of the mandala, Shakamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The frescos were completed by a team of painters over a period of three years under the direction of the Dalai Lama and three master painters. Along the walls and columns of the temple are many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintingsThere are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalami Lama's residence is just in front of this temple, although he keeps moving between various countries to share knowledge and thoughts. A Broader schedule of His Holiness Dalai Lama can be seen at the notice-board installed outside his residenceIn the early morning, folks are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. People can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way one will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones.A View of Mcleodganj Market from Dalai Lama Temple with beautiful background of Dhauladhar hills in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThere are some benches places in front of main temple, where people can sit and bid their prayers... Most of the folks around the place can be seen with nice smile on face and peaceful environment all aroundPublic services and prayers held at Tsulagkhang each day. In the evening, butter lamps are lit to dispel the darkness. There is a room on one of the corners of this temple where lot of butter lamps can be seen. This room is usually closed but lamps can be seen through glassed windows.Within the Dharamsala Tsuglagkhang temple are three principal images. The central image, seen from the entrance, is that of Shakamuni Buddha. Nearby is Padmasambhava, the Indian yogi who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Also nearby is Avalokitesvara or Chenresig, of whom the Dalai Lama is considered to be the current emanation. Both Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara sit facing Tibet. The image of Avalokitesvara, sculpted in silver with eleven faces, one thousand arms, and one thousand eyes, has an interesting story A collection of sacred texts, the Khagyur, direct teachings of Buddha, and Tengyur, commentaries on the Khagyur by Indian & Tibetan scholars can be seen here.Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard iNamgyal Monastery. Every afternoon and evening, you can see young monks debate in traditional Tibetastyle embellished with hand clapping anemphatic gestures.


 Mcledoganj is popular destination for folks who believe in Budhism or want to explore religious environments of different styles. A good percentage of Tourists come to Mcleodganj for learning Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts. Let's have a quick Photo Journey of  Tsuglagkhang Budha Temple and know more about the daya-to-day activities of this place...Photograph showing a Monk looking at Budha Statute which is inside the temple and he has completing some rounds around this temple. These temples are located on second storey of the Temple complex. One can walk up with shoes and there are some places to put your shoes before you enter into the templesSome of the folks were taking rounds of these temples and doing some prayers after completing each round. Prayer wheels are also installed around one of the temples and folks can be seen doing it religiously. Folks are not allowed to enter into the temple from front gate. There are two gate on both sides of the temples fro where people can enter and exit. In above photograph you see front gate of temple which is closed with a colorful cloth.Just in front of these temples, there is a huge open space with some wooden boards, cushions and something to wear in hands. Many folks were using these things to pray in some different way. We don't have much details about this particular process and will try to share more details soon. Hope that above photograph will be helpful in understanding the way each of them was doing it.The Dalai Lama Temple complex is just a short walk from the McleodGanj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. The road which connects bus stand with Temple is called as temple-Road and one of the main road with lot of shops, Hotels & cafes around it. The temple complex is open daily, from sunrise to sunset, and visitors are welcome to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings.A Sculpture installed inside the Museum in this campus of Dalai Lama Temple. This Museum shared lot of old stories through some photographs, videos and text news. We shall be sharing a separate photo Journey from this museum.Next to the Tsulagkhang is a temple devoted to the Kalachakra. This temple is decorated with frescos depicting 722 deities of the mandala, Shakamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The frescos were completed by a team of painters over a period of three years under the direction of the Dalai Lama and three master painters. Along the walls and columns of the temple are many traditional Tibetan Thangka paintingsThere are many Dharamsala attractions to choose from, but among the top things to do in Dharamshala is a visit to the residence, monastery, and temple of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalami Lama's residence is just in front of this temple, although he keeps moving between various countries to share knowledge and thoughts. A Broader schedule of His Holiness Dalai Lama can be seen at the notice-board installed outside his residenceIn the early morning, folks are welcome to participate as the monks chant and meditate. People can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way one will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones.A View of Mcleodganj Market from Dalai Lama Temple with beautiful background of Dhauladhar hills in Himachal Pradesh, IndiaThere are some benches places in front of main temple, where people can sit and bid their prayers... Most of the folks around the place can be seen with nice smile on face and peaceful environment all aroundPublic services and prayers held at Tsulagkhang each day. In the evening, butter lamps are lit to dispel the darkness. There is a room on one of the corners of this temple where lot of butter lamps can be seen. This room is usually closed but lamps can be seen through glassed windows.Within the Dharamsala Tsuglagkhang temple are three principal images. The central image, seen from the entrance, is that of Shakamuni Buddha. Nearby is Padmasambhava, the Indian yogi who introduced Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. Also nearby is Avalokitesvara or Chenresig, of whom the Dalai Lama is considered to be the current emanation. Both Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara sit facing Tibet. The image of Avalokitesvara, sculpted in silver with eleven faces, one thousand arms, and one thousand eyes, has an interesting story A collection of sacred texts, the Khagyur, direct teachings of Buddha, and Tengyur, commentaries on the Khagyur by Indian & Tibetan scholars can be seen here.Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard iNamgyal Monastery. Every afternoon and evening, you can see young monks debate in traditional Tibetastyle embellished with hand clapping anemphatic gestures.

Old Photo Journey of St. John's Church is one of the most popular ones so far and if you have missed old one, we strongly recommend to see old photographs and those were clicked in appropriate season of the year with wonderful Himalayan Hues... HERE... This Photo Journey shared some of the recent photographs from our last visit to Mcledoganj and next will be planned with Mountain-Cleaners to make surroundings of this place cleanerThis time, we had enough time to spend around St. John Church in Mcledoganj. We were staying in Dharmshala, took a local bus from Dharmshala Bus-Station and reached this church which comes on the way from Dharmshala to Mcledoganj. It was a great welcome at church with wonderful music all around. I have been to this place many times and this was first time, when we listened prayers at St. John Church. It was Sunday Morning..This road you see on left is the one which connects Mcledoganj with Dharmshala. Mcledoganj is hardly 1.5 kilometers from here and after spending some time around the church we walked till Mcledoganj Market. In above photograph you can see that church is just on right side of this road and connected through a well maintained concrete path till main gateThis Photograph shows back side of St. John Church. Entry is on other side which is facing main road. This Photograph is clicked from the forest which is in back side of this church, although this whole hill is covered with high Cedar Trees. It was clear day, which is extremely unpredictable in Dharmshala/Mcledoganj. In India after Chirapoongi, Dharmshala gets maximum rains. In fact on same day it rained and we had to spend 2 hrs inside a cafe at Mcledoganj.During this visit, we met a gentleman who was cleaning the space around St. John Church. He comes to this place from Dharmshala every Sunday and do this work as a volunteer. Unfortunately he can't clean all hills around this place and tourists have made this place full of plastic bottles and wrappers. Mountain Cleaners is an organization which is based in Mcledoganj put their best efforts in ensuring cleanness around this part of State. Photo Journey team will try to clean the space around St John Church with Mountain-Cleaners next timeOverall this is a peaceful place to spend some time, although I know many people don't like such places. In past, I recommended this place to friends who visited Mcledoganj and they didn't like this place. Anyways, it's personal choice and it's worth to at least visit it onceIts churchyard is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, who served as Governor General of the Province of Canada, who oversaw the Creation of Responsible Government in Canada, and later while in China, ordered the complete destruction of the Old Summer Palace. He became Governor-General & Viceroy of India in 1861 during the British Raj, though he soon died at Dharamshala on November 20, 1863 and was buried there. (Courtesy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John_in_the_Wilderness)The most notable memorial and one which adjoins the church (the one you see on left side of first photograph in Photo Journey), is the elaborate stone memorial that was erected over the body of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin who died at Dharamsala in 1863.The inscription reads - In memory of JAMES BRUCE, Earl of Elign and Kincardine K.T. G.C.B. G.M. S. I. Viceroy, and Governor-General of India, who having previously served his country as Governor of Jamaica, Governor General of Canada, High commissioner and Ambassador to China, and in other High offices, died at Dhurmsala in the discharge of his duties, on the 20th November 1863, aged 52 years and 4 months.There are many graves outside the St. John's church where many Britishers of that period have been buried. Still their names are engraved there. People visiting Mcleodganj often visit this fantastic church and get to know a lot about British history in India. This Photograph is clicked in front part of main church. There is a huge area where lot of graves are facing main Mcleodganj town.Apart from the one in front, there are some graves in backyard of St. John's Church in Mcledoganj. On both sides, this church is flanked by a well tended cemetery over the grassy slopes. Some of the graves are of those who were killed in the great earthquake of 1905. The inscriptions on others have a heartrending poignancy... (Courtsey - http://www.yatra.com/holiday-packages/destinations/in/mcleodganj/attractions/church+of+st+john+in+the+wilderness)St John Church structure survived 1905 Kangra earthquake, which killed close to 19800 people, injured thousands in the Kangra area and destroyed most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala... its spire, Bell tower, was however destroyed. Later, a new bell, built in 1915 by Mears and Stainbank, which was brought from England and installed outside in the compound of the church. It's just in front of main gate of Church, enclosed with concrete on three side and iron bars on front sideSt. John in the Wilderness is an Anglican church dedicated to Saint John which was built in 1852 and located near Mcledoganj suurb of Dharamshala, India... Set amidst deodar forest and built in neo-Gothic architecture, this church is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows donated by Lady Elgin, wife of Lord ElginWeather around this place very pleasant. It remains cool even when Mcledoganj is hot due to direct sunlight. This part is mainly surrounded by dense and high cedar trees.If you keep your eyes open, this place is surrounded by beautiful flora as well. Lot of tiny flower in different colors can be seen in these hills.

Old Photo Journey of St. John's Church is one of the most popular ones so far and if you have missed old one, we strongly recommend to see old photographs and those were clicked in appropriate season of the year with wonderful Himalayan Hues... HERE... This Photo Journey shared some of the recent photographs from our last visit to Mcledoganj and next will be planned with Mountain-Cleaners to make surroundings of this place cleanerThis time, we had enough time to spend around St. John Church in Mcledoganj. We were staying in Dharmshala, took a local bus from Dharmshala Bus-Station and reached this church which comes on the way from Dharmshala to Mcledoganj. It was a great welcome at church with wonderful music all around. I have been to this place many times and this was first time, when we listened prayers at St. John Church. It was Sunday Morning..This road you see on left is the one which connects Mcledoganj with Dharmshala. Mcledoganj is hardly 1.5 kilometers from here and after spending some time around the church we walked till Mcledoganj Market. In above photograph you can see that church is just on right side of this road and connected through a well maintained concrete path till main gateThis Photograph shows back side of St. John Church. Entry is on other side which is facing main road. This Photograph is clicked from the forest which is in back side of this church, although this whole hill is covered with high Cedar Trees. It was clear day, which is extremely unpredictable in Dharmshala/Mcledoganj. In India after Chirapoongi, Dharmshala gets maximum rains. In fact on same day it rained and we had to spend 2 hrs inside a cafe at Mcledoganj.During this visit, we met a gentleman who was cleaning the space around St. John Church. He comes to this place from Dharmshala every Sunday and do this work as a volunteer. Unfortunately he can't clean all hills around this place and tourists have made this place full of plastic bottles and wrappers. Mountain Cleaners is an organization which is based in Mcledoganj put their best efforts in ensuring cleanness around this part of State. Photo Journey team will try to clean the space around St John Church with Mountain-Cleaners next timeOverall this is a peaceful place to spend some time, although I know many people don't like such places. In past, I recommended this place to friends who visited Mcledoganj and they didn't like this place. Anyways, it's personal choice and it's worth to at least visit it onceIts churchyard is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, who served as Governor General of the Province of Canada, who oversaw the Creation of Responsible Government in Canada, and later while in China, ordered the complete destruction of the Old Summer Palace. He became Governor-General & Viceroy of India in 1861 during the British Raj, though he soon died at Dharamshala on November 20, 1863 and was buried there. (Courtesy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John_in_the_Wilderness)The most notable memorial and one which adjoins the church (the one you see on left side of first photograph in Photo Journey), is the elaborate stone memorial that was erected over the body of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin who died at Dharamsala in 1863.The inscription reads - In memory of JAMES BRUCE, Earl of Elign and Kincardine K.T. G.C.B. G.M. S. I. Viceroy, and Governor-General of India, who having previously served his country as Governor of Jamaica, Governor General of Canada, High commissioner and Ambassador to China, and in other High offices, died at Dhurmsala in the discharge of his duties, on the 20th November 1863, aged 52 years and 4 months.There are many graves outside the St. John's church where many Britishers of that period have been buried. Still their names are engraved there. People visiting Mcleodganj often visit this fantastic church and get to know a lot about British history in India. This Photograph is clicked in front part of main church. There is a huge area where lot of graves are facing main Mcleodganj town.Apart from the one in front, there are some graves in backyard of St. John's Church in Mcledoganj. On both sides, this church is flanked by a well tended cemetery over the grassy slopes. Some of the graves are of those who were killed in the great earthquake of 1905. The inscriptions on others have a heartrending poignancy... (Courtsey - http://www.yatra.com/holiday-packages/destinations/in/mcleodganj/attractions/church+of+st+john+in+the+wilderness)St John Church structure survived 1905 Kangra earthquake, which killed close to 19800 people, injured thousands in the Kangra area and destroyed most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala... its spire, Bell tower, was however destroyed. Later, a new bell, built in 1915 by Mears and Stainbank, which was brought from England and installed outside in the compound of the church. It's just in front of main gate of Church, enclosed with concrete on three side and iron bars on front sideSt. John in the Wilderness is an Anglican church dedicated to Saint John which was built in 1852 and located near Mcledoganj suurb of Dharamshala, India... Set amidst deodar forest and built in neo-Gothic architecture, this church is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows donated by Lady Elgin, wife of Lord ElginWeather around this place very pleasant. It remains cool even when Mcledoganj is hot due to direct sunlight. This part is mainly surrounded by dense and high cedar trees.If you keep your eyes open, this place is surrounded by beautiful flora as well. Lot of tiny flower in different colors can be seen in these hills.

3 comments:

Puru@ShadowsGalore said...

Amazing ! Hope that the guy in denim did not come and fight with you :P

Bhavana said...

wow..the colours are so vibrant!!! Beautiful. Although I liked your photos of shops with clothes, my personal fav is the soup and the tea cup!

VJ Sharma said...

Puru - Nope, he didn't :)

Bhavana - Place is as colorful as you see in photographs.

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