Sahiwa Hotel

Buddha Temple Road, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, 176216, India | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Buddha Temple Road, Dharamsala, is near Kangra Valley.
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    Travel Blogs from Dharamsala

    Tibetan Government in Exile

    A travel blog entry by wareameye on Aug 20, 2014

    19 photos

    ... mountains around us), we check in at our hotel and have a free afternoon. The majority of us walk to the Tibetan Temple called Thekchen Choeling, near the residence of the Dalai Lama. It isn't as ornate or as huge as the temples we saw yesterday, which surprises me. Our host at lunch said that only about 10% of the population of Dharamsala is Buddhist since it is mostly monks who are passing through on a pilgrimage to visit the Dalai Lama. We learn that the Dalai Lama is at home ...

    Jaisalmer and Dharamsala: Desert to the Dalai Lama

    A travel blog entry by travelingamanda on Apr 17, 2014

    5 comments, 36 photos

    ... the temperature was similar to San Francisco (60s/70s during the day, 40s at night). We even took a two hour cooking class to become proficient in making momos! Even chocolate ones! Even though the Tibetans are in exile in McLeod Ganj, comparatively they appeared better off than the Indians in town. For example, we noticed most of the monks have tablets (they seem to like Apple products) and seem healthy and well fed (note: this isn't the case in other Tibetan refugee areas, like Leh). ...

    The Hardest Thing I've Ever Done

    A travel blog entry by therunningdog on Nov 01, 2013

    4 comments, 13 photos

    ... quarters, dining halls, and of course a meditation hall. You cannot leave the complex, and from 4:30am until 9:00pm, there are 12 hours of scheduled meditation activities. Meals are nutritious but very simple, but dinner is especially meager. Males and females are segregated for the entire course. The course is free but you can donate after competing the course if you wish. Another rule is to abide by the Code of Noble Silence: abstinence from talking, eye ...

    India Falls Silent

    A travel blog entry by bridgetannem on Apr 23, 2013

    1 comment, 11 photos

    "If the problem can be remedied, why worry about it? If the problem can't be remedied, why worry about it?" -Shantideva

    The word Tushita means "paradise created by the pure mind." I spent 10 days at Tushita Meditation Center in the Himalayan Mountains, silent, wrapped in a blanket of meditation and Buddhist teachings to develop awareness with the mind, and to understand the nature of ones own mind.
    Well, the first thing I understood is my mind is ...

    We got our new room, BUT !!!

    A travel blog entry by derrick241 on Jun 10, 2012

    2 comments, 22 photos

    ... Tibet is closed)

    We found the waterfall today, it wasn’t so much a waterfall, but a place to do washing, seems like it was a Sunday wash day out there,

    The noise hasn’t abated any, in fact if anything it’s a bit worse now, the traffic police don’t really have much idea either, they just wave arms and blow whistles, which just adds to the noise and chaos, and the cars just build up and toot and honk even ...