Dalai Lama Monastery and Tibetan Museum
McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of the Tibetan community.
There are two places that one should not miss out on visiting. The first, H.H Dalai Lama Monastery and the other the Tibetan Museum, both of which are in the same vicinity.
Dalai Lama Temple is situated at the main temple road. The temple consists of 2 floors with ample amount of place for visitors to sit and perform meditation.
The Dalai Lama Monastery has an amazing prayer arena with a big statue of Lord Buddha.
The sound of numerous monks chanting prayers and rituals is a blissful and mesmerizing experience. Many people visit this place to study more about Buddhism and its culture.
If spirituality and Buddhism is what draws you to McLeod Ganj, then you will surely want to plan your visit in accordance with dates when the Dalai Lama has a speech in this Temple (also called as Tsuglakhang) The Dalai Lama usually teaches twice or three times a year in McLeod Ganj. All teachings are open to public and free.
Next to the temple is the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama.
Opening times of Dalai Lama Temple is 7 days of the week
(8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.)