Little Lhasa – McLeod Ganj

Tripoto
25th Apr 2015

McLeod Ganj  (also spelt as McLeodGanj or Mcleodganj) is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans.
Photo of Little Lhasa – McLeod Ganj 1/5 by Karan KuturClockwise:

  • St. John in the Wilderness Church – A walk to remember
  • On my way to the church.
  • Grave memorial of James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, Viceroy of India (1862–1863) at the church.

More information: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._John_in_the_Wilderness
Peaceful!
Photo of Little Lhasa – McLeod Ganj 2/5 by Karan KuturThe first thing one will notice when they walk through the gates of the church is the graveyard to the left and one to the extreme right which are in ruins and is the resting place of the British people who has passed away.
Clockwise:

  • Graveyard towards the left side of the church.
  • Way towards the graveyard.
  • R.I.P
  • One of the grave, that made me emotional with a thought that "What the father must have gone through, before he died" Am Speechless!

I always get peace in these places because it takes us a step closer to the understanding, what we all love most - "Life"!Laugh. Love. Live. :)#AStoryinItself
Photo of Little Lhasa – McLeod Ganj 3/5 by Karan KuturTsuglagkhang Complex:
The Tsuglagkhang Complex is the residence of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. It is a sacred place that holds a number of small monasteries and stupas.
Clockwise:

  • 3 meter tall bronze statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha.
  • Buddhists monks creating painting with different kind of rangoli art.
  • Avalokitesvara statue - Prayer wheel of Mantra "Om mani padme hum".

Photo of Little Lhasa – McLeod Ganj 4/5 by Karan Kutur Bhagsunath:After uphill walk for almost hour and a half at Bhagsunath, I came across this beautiful Shiva's Cafe. Must visit for one's who love doing "Shambho". :)
Photo of Little Lhasa – McLeod Ganj 5/5 by Karan KuturNorbulinga Institute:All those who love art, peace and McLeod must visit this place.
I'll not suggest my fellow wanderlusts over here to do things that I've done as part of my experience. I would just say one thing and that implies to all my posts on Tripoto is that, follow your own heart and make your own experiences.
P.S. Live Life. :)

Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur

View from my room.

Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
Photo of McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India by Karan Kutur
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