Monday, March 4, 2013

Dharamsala



Here I am in Dharamsala, where I’ve visited on my last trip.  Dharamsala is a hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh, famed for its large Tibetan community and as the home of the Dalai Lama.  The town is divided into Lower and Upper parts, the latter of which is known more commonly as McLeod Ganj, named after David McLeod, the once the British Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab.  McLeon Gang has an altitude of around 1,750 meters.  We’ll be making some excursions from here, including a hike or two.

This photo shows the tent-like white crests of the Dalai Lama's palace and the many prayer flags you see all over.

4 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Nice Bibi. Thank you.

Alexa said...

Love the way you framed this photo! And thank you so much for this virtual visit to the home of the Dalai Lama (though I still think of Tibet as his "real" home).

Gaelyn said...

I would want to meet the Dalai Lama. Keep on enjoying your marvelous adventure.

Thérèse said...

A blessed place!