Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Dharamshala

Dalai Lama Temple Complex

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Dharamsala is located at the foothills of Dhauladhar with a magnificent view of snowy peaks, lush beautiful hills, deodar and pine forests and tea gardens. The Dalai Lama temple complex, at a walking distance from the McLeod Ganj bus stand in upper Dharamsala is on Temple Road.
Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard visitors can find Namgyal Monastery. The Namgyal monastery is the private monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. No visitors are allowed to enter the temple premises. It is strictly open to Dalai Lama and his students.
The temple complex is kept open from sunrise to sunset for the visitors to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. During the morning hours visitors can participate in the prayers as the monks chant and meditate. You can join local residents for a meditative walk around the temple/monastery complex. Along the way, you will see many prayer flags and 'mani' stones. There are two very beautiful lakes around Dharamsala i.e. Dal Lake and Kareri Lake close by.
Known for its Tibetan settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the 'Dalai Lama', Dharamshala is well connected with nearby places. Hence, one can reach the Dalai Lama temple complex easily.


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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13 Video Reviews for Dalai Lama Temple Complex

Chandrika

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  • Chandrika
  •  18 helpful votes
  • Posted Apr 21, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
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Manhar Oza

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  • Manhar Oza
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 1 Review
  •  19 helpful votes
  • Posted Apr 21, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 342

Jayant

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  • Jayant
  •  11 helpful votes
  • Posted Apr 21, 2017
Overall Rating
6/7
  • 231

Aman Mittal

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  • Aman Mittal
  • Lives in Bareilly
  •  30 helpful votes
  • Posted May 24, 2017
Overall Rating
7/7
  • 209

Bhumi Prajapati

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  • Bhumi Prajapati
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 6 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  1060 readers
  • Posted Apr 21, 2017
Overall Rating
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  • 228

Supriya Gaur

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  • Supriya Gaur
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 146 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  63 helpful votes
  •  3128 readers
  • Posted Feb 22, 2017
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Mandy Chaudhary

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  • Mandy Chaudhary
  • 1 photo
  • 2 Reviews
  •  324 readers

"Peace on Hill"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 14, 2017
This is not only a temple they have a little and beautiful Museum which told story about Dalai Lama Life. You can get knowledge about Buddhist Culture. Quite and peaceful to spend some time.
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Sarika mitra

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  • Sarika mitra
  • 2 Reviews
  •  251 readers

"Dalai Lama temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 4, 2017
Very nice place. Full of spirituality and simplicity. Beautiful sculpture. And location makes this place it a must see place. Yoi now to the simplicity of the place. Not suitable for old or disabled person as it's on height and have stairs. Nearbyarket is equipped with good restraint. Thr place is like mini tibet. Overall a decent experience.
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Gaurav Gupta

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  • Gaurav Gupta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 6 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
  •  1262 readers

"Spiritual Place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 12, 2017
Dalai lama temple is spiritual experience for me. This place is really good and so peaceful experience for me.
Temple is very near from McLeod ganj, you can go there by just walk 10 mins.
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Sagar Gant

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  • Sagar Gant
  • Lives in Pune
  • 73 photos
  • 49 Reviews
  •  90 helpful votes
  •  30962 readers

"Spiritual silence and relaxing place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 30, 2017
The temple and the Dalai Lama complex is attached with each other. The temple is 2 floors with ample amount of place for the visitors to sit, relax and perform meditation. The whole complex is painted beautifully with spiritual statues and paintings. The siting complex is having a huge shade above so that sun's rays don't directly enter into the premises. The temple is beautiful and no restrictions for photography. Intense security measures are there as the Dalai Lama stays at the neighborhood. A must visit place of Dharamshala.
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Rahul Maniktala

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  • Rahul Maniktala
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 26 photos
  • 16 Reviews
  •  5868 readers

"One of the very few places to visit in McLeodganj."

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 10, 2016
The city is about hunting hidden places like, waterfalls, campaigning sites in jungle, those "not at all famous" food joints etc. And in that city, this temple is certainly one of the best ones if you are with family. Easy to reach, just walking distance from main market. This one temple has a lot of points and corners to get your nicer selfies clicked, so you can add this to your list if you love to share your pics on social-web.
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Jagdish Raval

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  • Jagdish Raval
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 504 photos
  • 414 Reviews
  •  334 helpful votes
  •  242487 readers

"A memorable visit"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2016
Dharmshala is a nice hill station of Himachal Pradesh where we visit Dalai Lama Temple Complex, a religious place as well as head quarter of Dalai Lama in India. You will find pin drop silence here. An inspiring place. However at the time of our visit Dalai Lama was not there. Indeed a must visit place when you are at Dharmshala.
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Sayantan Roy

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  • Sayantan Roy
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  5526 readers

"Good place to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 12, 2015
Many things about Buddhist Culture can explore here. People from all around the world use to come here. It's worth to visit the place. Mobile phone is not allowed inside the hall.
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Piyush Kawatra

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  • Piyush Kawatra
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  5232 readers

"Good and peaceful place"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2015
This is a very peaceful place where you can sit down and meditate. If you like such places where you can sit in solitude and meditate, this is a place for that. There are people doing some prayers there which is a kind of an exercise which you can do. Best place to visit any time of the year!!
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Rakesh Razdan

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  • Rakesh Razdan
  • Lives in Jammu
  • 4 Reviews
  •  4390 readers

"Spiritual experience"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 15, 2015
The visit to Dalai Lama temple was a real spiritual experience, once you enter the temple it will stun you with its serenity and its soothing effect on you. A real mesmerising experience, a must visit.
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  506 helpful votes
  •  335204 readers

"Old style temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 13, 2015
This temple is very old and the construction is very old in style. God Buddha temple is also available, it is the show of culture.
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