Transport Companies in Dharamshala


Transport Companies in Dharamshala

Dharamshala

Kangra district.124 km (77 miles) NW of Shimla. 19,100. Gaggal, 11 km (7 miles) S of town centre. Pathankot, 80 km (50 miles) NW of Dharamsala, then bus or taxi. Transport Companies in Dharamshala...

This Hill Station, established by the British in the mid-19th century, is today the home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government-in-Exile. Located on the lower spurs of the Dhauladhar Range, the town consists of two sections - the lower town with the main bus stand and bazaar, and the upper town, known as McLeodganj, 7 km (4 miles) to its north, which is the destination of most foreign visitors. There is little of interest in the lower town, apart from the lively Kotwali Bazaar and the Museum of Kangra Art. The museum has an excellent collection of Kangra miniatures, and also houses a school which teaches the art of miniature painting. Transport Companies in Dharamshala...

McLeodganj, the upper town, named after David McLeod, the lieutenant governor of Punjab in 1848, is primarily a Tibetan settlement. Its focal point is the Tsuglagkhang Complex, located at the southern edge of the town, which contains the residence of the Dalai Lama (not open to visitors), the Namgyal Monastery where monks can be seen debating in the after-noons, and the important Tsuglagkhang Temple. A simple hall, painted in yellow, the temple has a raised dais from where the Dalai Lama holds discourses, and three beautiful images from the Buddhist pantheon - Sakyamuni (the Historical Buddha), Avalokitesvara, and Padmasambhava. The Dalai Lama is believed to be an incarnation of Avalokitesvara. Another temple in the complex has an intricate mural of the Kalachakra (Wheel of Time") and beautiful sand mandalas, painstakingly created by the monks over a period of time and then ritually destroyed. Situated at the northern edge of town are the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, and the beautiful Norbulingka Institute, where traditional arts and crafts are promoted and kept alive. Transport Companies in Dharamshala...

Gangchen Kyishong, the administrative centre of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, is midway between the upper and lower towns. This complex includes the excellent Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, a museum On the first floor with bronze images and thangkas, as well as the Institute of Tibetan Medicine. Nearby is the Nechung Monastery, the seat of the Tibetan State Oracle, whose predictions about major events in the coming year carry great weight in the Tibetan community. Also on the road to Kotwali Bazaar, just below McLeodganj, is the picturesque Church of St-John-hi-the-Wilderness, a grey stone structure built in 1852. Brass Plaques and superb Belgian stained-glass inside: windows can he seen inside the church. The tomb of Lord Elgin, the british viceroy who died here in 1863 while on holiday, lies in the churchyard. Transport Companies in Dharamshala...

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