All film pictures from Dharamsala 1993
Fotos de Dharamsala año 1993
Dharamsala is a popular hill station and the winter capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is located in the Kangra Valley, in the foothills of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. Dharamsala is renowned for its natural beauty, serene atmosphere, and as the residence of the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet.
Here are some key features and attractions of Dharamsala:
McLeod Ganj: This is the upper part of Dharamsala and serves as the main tourist hub. It is home to the Tibetan government-in-exile and numerous Tibetan settlements. McLeod Ganj offers a unique blend of Tibetan culture, Buddhist monasteries, handicrafts, and delicious Tibetan cuisine. The Namgyal Monastery, the residence of the Dalai Lama, is also located here.
Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries: Dharamsala is known for its Buddhist monasteries, where visitors can experience tranquility and learn about Tibetan Buddhism. Some of the prominent monasteries include the Namgyal Monastery, Tsuglagkhang Complex (housing the Dalai Lama’s temple), Gyuto Monastery, and Nechung Monastery.
Kangra Valley: The surrounding Kangra Valley is breathtakingly beautiful, with lush green landscapes, tea gardens, and picturesque villages. It offers opportunities for nature walks, hiking, and exploring the local culture.
Triund Trek: Triund is a popular trekking destination near Dharamsala. The trek is moderate and takes approximately 4-6 hours to reach the top, offering mesmerizing views of the Dhauladhar range and the Kangra Valley.
Bhagsunath Temple and Waterfall: Located around 2 kilometers from McLeod Ganj, the Bhagsunath Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The nearby Bhagsu Waterfall is a serene spot and a popular tourist attraction.
Dal Lake: Situated at a distance of around 3 kilometers from McLeod Ganj, Dal Lake is a small scenic lake surrounded by deodar trees. It is a peaceful spot for boating and picnicking.
Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA): TIPA is a renowned institute for preserving and promoting Tibetan performing arts. Visitors can witness traditional Tibetan dance and music performances at TIPA.
Tibetan Handicrafts and Shopping: Dharamsala offers a wide range of Tibetan handicrafts, carpets, thangkas (Buddhist paintings), and other traditional items. The markets in McLeod Ganj are popular for shopping these unique artifacts.
Dharamsala attracts visitors from around the world seeking spiritual solace, natural beauty, and cultural immersion. It offers a serene and uplifting experience in the lap of the Himalayas.