Travel Blogs from McLeod Ganj, India

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The last refuge of the hippies, Mcleod Ganj, India travel blog

The last refuge of the hippies

A travel blog entry by zee

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... the email addresses, the digital cameras and the trance music. We stayed in a little village called Bhagsu, east of busy, noisy Mcleod Ganj. Here the food is excellent, the atmosphere is relaxed and the locals are friendly, which truthfully, is probably ...

Dalai Lamas Home, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Dalai Lamas Home

A travel blog entry by meandher

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July 1st McLeod Ganj The Home of the DL and yes he was home when we called! We were subjected to quite a high level of security (metal detectors and removal of cameras, a quick frisking etc but the 'temple' was thronged with people listening to ...

Losar in McLeod Ganj, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Losar in McLeod Ganj

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... celebration of a new year, it is a holy time for Tibetans. As such, there was alot of activity in the monsataries surroundnig McLeod Ganj. The Dalai Lama was rumored to make an appearance at the "main temple" in McLeod Ganj on the first day of Losar ...

Treking is bloody hard work!, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Treking is bloody hard work!

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... the fire. linda big thanks for the whiskey flask, really helped me though the cold nights. colin your lighter was a big hit in india, but it run out of gas, negating it usefulness temporarily. the first day was 9km, and we walked from about 1500m to ...

He's not here!, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

He's not here!

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... while I began to get worried so David went to investigate. The bus was actually parked about 5 minutes walk down the hill! McLeod Ganj is a strangely relaxing place. We ate some great food (great cheese and spinach momos), met some nice people and ...

India expedition, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

India expedition

A travel blog entry by paul

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... with the refugees he had no time and we just saw him coming down the stairs of the temple into a waiting car and away. Anyway McLeod Ganj was really nice and I'd like to go back one day. From our hotel in Bhagsu Nath we moved into Tseckoling Monastery ...

Dalai Lama Land, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Dalai Lama Land

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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After leaving the heat of Rajasthan, we travelled via Punjab to reach the cool mountain town of McLeod Ganj (near Dharamsala) in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. This mountain town is nestled in amoungst pine forests and snow capped peaks and is a ...

Little Tibet, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Little Tibet

A travel blog entry by malariamonday

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... and ADD the auto-rickshaws. All of this and I haven't even begun to get to the point of this post:  our time in Mcleod Ganj, home of the Tibetan Government in exile.  We spent five lazy nights there.  It was beautiful, not too hot, and we ...

Trekking up a very large mound of earth, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, India travel blog

Trekking up a very large mound of earth

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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Oooooouuuucch!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rich and I have extremely saw legs, blisters all over our feet and we're walking like 2 old and decrepid pensioners after our trek yesterday! Because I wasn't up for doing any serious mountain climbing or full-on trekking due ...

A taste of Tibet, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

A taste of Tibet

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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... we decided to get a taxi up to McLeod Ganj. We felt this was justified after seeing 6 broken down buses on the 7 hour trip. Mcleod Ganj is the home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. The Temple and residence of the Dalai Lama were ...

This Place Has Really Gone To The (Western) Dogs.., McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

This Place Has Really Gone To The (Western) Dogs..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... Tibetan Governemt in Exile and residence of his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as being a major travellers hangout. I last visited McLeod Ganj in '96 and really enjoyed my time there with my mate Vasko. And it was with these fond memories that ...

Meeting the Lama, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Meeting the Lama

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... . We went up the top, it was ok, but the wrong season. According to the LP, you can walk on to Dharamkot, and then onto McLeod Ganj. Sounded interesting, so we set off. It was a really nice climb up a valley to get there, and not long after, we were ...

A Little Bit of Tibet in India, McLeod Ganj (upper Dharamsala), India travel blog

A Little Bit of Tibet in India

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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Well, happy January from McLeod Ganj, where I've been chilling out in the gorgeous mountains and trying not to freeze my arse off! 10 months of travelling in tropical areas has done nothing to prepare me, my wardrobe or my poor body for winter in the ...

Mountain Peace, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Mountain Peace

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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McLeod Ganj is an isle of peace among the ocean of Indian craziness. You might as well not be in India since this is the home of the Tibetan government in exile and you see very few Indians. The Tibetans are beautiful people which exude such a ...

Seeing the Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Seeing the Dalai Lama

A travel blog entry by aborder

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McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India - Seeing as I am travelling in India at the end of May, it was pretty obvious after spending 5 hours in New Delhi that I needed to head north, so I did. The plan was to head north until just before I leave India when ...

Is the Dalai Lama in?, Mcleod Ganj, India travel blog

Is the Dalai Lama in?

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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14th Aug - It's a sign of how tired and jaded we are that we couldn't face the 10 hour bus journey from Shimla to Mcleod Ganj and so we decided to splash out and hire a car and driver. The journey was only about 300km but much of it is through the ...

Home of the Homeless Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Home of the Homeless Dalai Lama

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... room in Mount View hotel for 600 Rs. We were tired and would check out other options in the morning……. WELCOME TO MCLEOD GANJ (wiki info)     Situated on the Dhauladhar Range it is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (a short form ...

Three weeks in Tibet! Week One., McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Three weeks in Tibet! Week One.

A travel blog entry by henry.pincott

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... I had left my phone in Mandi at the "Four Seasons", but that's a story for later.  Quick Minivan journey winding uphill to Mcleod Ganj thanks to a monk we met when he blessed my prayer beads at Palampur station and who then threw up on the bus from ...

Married!!!, Mcleod Ganj, India travel blog

Married!!!

A travel blog entry by 0rca

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... much it cost but Cheseung later told me it was 2000 rupees, (I think that is around $100.00, expensive for a hotel room in India as people only normally pay only 200 rupees per night). At 5:30pm Christmas Day, we began the ceremony. We took many ...

The Meditation Centre, Tushita, above McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India travel blog

The Meditation Centre

A travel blog entry by chezcody

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Pictures of my arrival in McLeod Ganj and then of Tushita Meditation Centre. It was the best thing I did in India. It was ten days (+1) of Buddhist philosophy, meditation guidance, reflection. The hill itself is said to be holy, as several important ...

Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala (Mcleod Ganj), India travel blog

Himachal Pradesh

A travel blog entry by emmaandpete

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... to stay so beggars can't be chosers and all that. Anyway, this place is just unreal. It has no resemblance to the rest of India whatsoever. It's set into the mountains which means that the climate is cool and the scenery is amazing. The majority of the ...

Good Karma, Bad Karma: McLeod Ganj, McLeod Ganj/ Dharmsala, India travel blog

Good Karma, Bad Karma: McLeod Ganj

A travel blog entry by seanyb

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... and is populated my a mixture of Tibetans, monks and Indians. I had the first trip-up on my journey on arrival to McLeod Ganj, literally. Since the Dalai Lama is in town and will be giving teachings this week, all the motels were full. I marched ...

One last day with the DL and new friends, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

One last day with the DL and new friends

A travel blog entry by wrlondon

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Weihnachten in Indien, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Weihnachten in Indien

A travel blog entry by w0rldwide

... hat eigentlich kaum jemand etwas mit Weihnachten am Hut, aber dennoch findet sich in dem ein oder anderen Restaurant in McLeod Ganj ein Weihnachtsmann oder andere Weihnachtsdekoration. Wir, das waren Brian, seine Freundin, Lotta, Mona und ich feierten so ...

1no dniowy treking do wioski Triund, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

1no dniowy treking do wioski Triund

A travel blog entry by camer

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... powazne trekingi w indyjskich Himalajach w okolicy Leh wybralismy sie tylko na jednodniowa przechadzke do wioski Triund lezacej niedaleko McLeod Ganj. Zabralo to nam raptem pare godzin (wejscie 3,5h), ale widok z gory byl przepiekny, szczegolnie gdy ...

There's a reason some people drop out of society, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

There's a reason some people drop out of society

A travel blog entry by hammitt

We met Igor coming up the Jogibara road just as we were headed down.  I have wanted Miso soup for days, and we were finally going back to the Japanese place to deal with it.  Igor was striding up the hill, grinning and swaying a bit as he ...

Round two with the DL, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Round two with the DL

A travel blog entry by wrlondon

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Long Lasting Happiness, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Long Lasting Happiness

A travel blog entry by mistyandmark

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... ; We had one last lunch in town, before we climbed the hill.  We were able to leave some of our luggage behind in McLeod Ganj with friends, which was nice, so much one doesn't need for meditation practice.  The climb up the one lane road, into ...

Horrible Hospital, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Horrible Hospital

A travel blog entry by markwilliams84

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... me understand why I was getting no treatment. As soon as I was able to walk and bend a little to get into the car, we headed back to Mcleod Ganj, it was way to early to be getting in a car onto a bumpy road with my back but I needed to get out of that ...

Conversations with refugees, McLeod Ganj, India travel blog

Conversations with refugees

A travel blog entry by hammitt

... of Tibet back home, and what I thought might happen after the 14th Dalai Lama.  We talked about the differences between Tibet and India, and their dislike of Nehru ("yes, India is very kind, but Nehru?  He gives us the place where there are ...

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