From here, head to the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts where you can interact with Tibetan refugees and learn about the destruction that their cultural heritage has suffered at the hands of the Chinese. Also visit the museum that chronicled Tibetan life before the Chinese invasion. This is a must visit for everyone who wants to know more about Tibetan history.Visit Woeser bakery, a tiny cafe in the main market for the best coffee you may have ever had and then to Illiterati Cafe for dinner.Plan on staying the night in Mcleodganj, check out Hotel Bhagsu, a room here will cost you approximately ₹1600 per night. There are numerous hostels, women's hostels and guest houses too that you can book once you're there.Day 3:
From here, I headed to the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts where I interacted with Tibetan refugees who narrated to me heartbreaking tales of the destruction that their cultural heritage has suffered at the hands of the Chinese. Listening to stories of how they fled their motherland, and how generations after them continue doing so was an eye opener for me and everyone else visiting the centre. I also went to the museum that chronicled Tibetan life before the Chinese invasion. This is a must visit for everyone who wants to know more about Tibetan history.1600hrsAfter a quick bite at Woeser Bakery, a tiny cafe in the main market, I headed back to Dharamshala to witness sunset from the valley.1830hrs
Day 1 was spent at the great Dharamshala international film festival DIFF. The festival had people from every part of the world.Many young filmmakers showcased their films in different languages.Screenings ran throughout the day, with food stalls set up at the TIPA-Tibetan institute of performing arts. great workshops also were held for animation enthusiasts.Overall it was a great experience for people who love watching films-short/documentary style.
The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) debuted in McLeod Ganj during the first four days of November 2012, showcasing recent Indian and world cinema, including fiction, documentaries and shorts. Panel discussions and master classes with filmmakers from India and abroad also takes place here.