Dalai Lama Temple Complex


14.5/5(34 Ratings)

Dalai Lama Temple Complex Overview

Ranked 1 of 54 sightseeing in Dharamshala
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 DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Mandy Chaudhary

Mandy Chaudhary4.3/5

2 reviews

Peace on Hill

This is not only a temple they have a little and beautiful Museum which told story about Dalai Lama Life. U can get knowledge about Buddhist Culture. Quite and peaceful to spend some time.

Sarika mitra

Sarika mitra4.3/5

2 reviews

Dalai Lama temple

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 restraunt.thr place is like mini tibet.overall a decent experience.

Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta5.0/5

5 reviews

Spiritual Place

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.
  • Spiritual Place
  • Spiritual Place
  • Spiritual Place

Sagar Gant

Sagar Gant4.3/5

94 reviews

Spiritual silence and relaxing place

The temple and the Dalai Lama complex is attached with eachother. The temple is 2 floors with ample amount of place for the visitors to sit, relax and perform meditation. The whole complex is painted beautifuly 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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  • Spiritual silence and relaxing place

Rahul Maniktala

Rahul Maniktala3.9/5

16 reviews

One of the very few places to visit in McLeodganj.

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 u r with family. Easy to reach, just walking distance from main market. This one temple has a lot of points and corners to get ur nicer selfies clicked, so u can add this to ur list if u love to share ur pics on social-web.

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

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.9/5

414 reviews

A memorable visit

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 dropp silence here. An inspirig place. However at the time of our visit Dalai Lama was not there. Indeed a must visit place when you are at Dharmshala.
  • A memorable visit
  • A memorable visit

Sayantan Roy

Sayantan Roy3.6/5

3 reviews

Good place to visit

many things about buddhist culture can explore here..people from all around the world use to come here......a worth to visit phone is not allowed inside the hall....

Piyush Kawatra

Piyush Kawatra3.9/5

1 review

Good and peaceful place

This is a very peaceful place where you can sit down & meditate. If you like such places where you can sit in solitude & meditate, this is a place for that. There are people doing some prayers there which is kind of an exercise which you can do. Best place to visit: Any time of the year!!

Rakesh Razdan

Rakesh Razdan5.0/5

4 reviews

Spiritual experience

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

Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

512 reviews

Old style temple

There godess of Tibetian. There Tibetain pray of this Dalai Lama. This temple is very old time and there construction is very old style. there god Buddhas temple is also available. it is the show of the calture.