The real story of Dharamshala in 9 breathtaking pictures

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Photo of The real story of Dharamshala in 9 breathtaking pictures by Anmol Arora (Boring Traveller)

I decided to escape to the mountains the previous weekend. The only problem was that half of Punjab and a quarter of Delhi had the same idea. As a result, the quiet Tibetan settlement of Mcleod Ganj turned into a noisy and over-crowded Punjabi barat (procession). This is the picture story of some magical moments that I managed to steal.

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"All the hotels in Mcleod Ganj were either booked or available at a price slightly above the cost of the honeymoon suite at the Taj Mansingh hotel. I found a home stay in Dharamkot, a serene village above Mcleod Ganj."

"Strangers turn into acquaintances and quickly become friends in this lively village full of travelers. I trekked with an Israeli dude, sipped tulsi tea with a yogi and exchanged ideas with a movie director from LA." 

Raining Desserts in Mcleod Ganj

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"Mcleod Ganj will satisfy your hunger, whether culinary or spiritual. There is a cafe in every corner serving pastries, croissants and steaming dim sums."

The joy of less

"Buddhist monasteries are stripped of everything unnecessary. Buddhism accepts doubts, engages people and hopes to discover truth with peace."

A burning memoir

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"At the entrance are chilling portraits of Tibetans (young and old) (men and women) who immolated themselves for the cause of free Tibet."

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"The monks have rugged faces with many lines on their forehead, but there is compassion in their eyes. They go about their work quietly, almost unaware of others' presence."

"The quiet of the monastery was broken by the sound of claps. The monks divided themselves into pairs of two. One of them sat on the ground and answered the doubts asked by the other. Every question was preceded by a clap and created an environment of fun learning."

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"The journey to the top of Triund mountain was tedious. Three hours and nine kms later, I reached the summit. I felt a sense of accomplishment; I was capable. If all else fails and I don't achieve my dreams, I can still climb a mountain and find peace."

The beauty of rain

"There was a thunder in the distance and soon the sky opened up. I love it when it rains. It is slippery and treacherous but the mountain comes to life."

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"This one, named Jojo, came to me with his puppy dog face. The pahadi dogs are full of fur with round eyes, always looking for a pack of biscuit."

 
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Is home stay safe. I and my husband pln ing to travel in november and would like to exp home stay...
Thu 06 30 16, 03:56 · Reply · Report
Hey! You click awesome pictures. The second one especially, I mean the one with the home stay is super awesome. The colour of the trees and the blue sky has been captured really well. The first and the last Dharamshala pictures are not really clear. Would love to visit the place myself soon.
Sun 01 10 16, 14:54 · Reply · Report
I did not know Dharamshala is actually noisy and crowded. The information I have come over till now says that it is a really peaceful place besides I have also visited Dharamshala personally. The Dharamshala pictures you have taken are really nice by the way.
Sun 01 10 16, 14:04 · Reply · Report
Hello there! Can you please suggest a few more places to visit in Dharamshala? Me and my friends are planning to go for an adventure trip and the Dharamshala pictures have raised my energy. The picture of the brownie is spot on for sure! Cheers to you!
Sun 01 10 16, 13:08 · Reply · Report
The name of your article got me but the Dharamshala in pictures does not make a full story. There are no details about anything in the whole article. I think it is too short. The pictures however are really good. The dessert snaps are well clicked too. Can you suggest a few places to stay up in Dharamshala.
Sun 01 10 16, 10:07 · Reply · Report
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