One of the most historic and peaceful places in Himachal, the Dalai Lama temple is one destination every Himachal tourism guide will recommend. Covered by Buddhist prayer flags and wheels along the way, the temple emanates vibes of compassion and tranquility. The place is filled with praying
Lamas and tourists are allowed to join their prayers, spin the wheel and touch and take in the monument. If you’re lucky, you can even catch a glimpse of his Holy Highness the Dalai Lama when he is in McLeodGanj. The temple is easily accessible on foot and vehicle from the mall road, McLeodGanj and is a must-visit for historians, those seeking an inner self, photographers and solo travelers.
Location: Temple Rd, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala
Known for: Its the official residence of the Dalai Lama and is known for its historic significance. You can see Lord Buddha sitting here.
How to reach: Walk down from the mall road or grab a taxi (Rs. 250) or an auto (Rs. 120 to 150) from McLeodGanj. You will actually cross the temple before entering McLeodGanj, giving you an idea of how far it is from your place of stay.
Approximate Cost: Free
Operating Hours: 8 AM to 8 PM
Any Precautions: Do not carry cigarettes or alcohol inside the premises. It’s a religious place just like yours. So refrain from taking selfies. Also maintain silence for as long as you’re there.
Type: Buddhist Monastery