Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Dharamshala – HP

We reached Dharamshala at 5:40 pm from there we took a Bus @ INR 20 (9 km) to McLeod Ganj the bus driver was extremely skilled since he was maneuvering through the narrow uphill road in almost zero visibility. We stayed at Hotel – Friends Corner @ INR 500 per day, the next day Sep’ 21 we visited the Tsuglag Khang the Dalai Lama’s temple, there a lot of vendors on the way selling various Tibetan articles a little pricey though because of the western crowd, good haggling skills would be required to get a fair bargain, the temple is well situated at a peak and has a good view, the monks were friendly and used to tourist behavior, we reached in time for the weekly Discussions the monks have which is part of their training, (The Debate helps them to gain clarity of mind, mental sharpness, develop analytical capability). There are many restaurants in the McLeod it’s a good place to taste some authentic Tibetan food, Thukpa and Momos are a must try (both are available in Veg. & Non veg.)  

 
 










Sept’ 22 at about 6:05 am we boarded the Bus @ INR 300 per head (253 Km) to Manali – HP
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES IN THE NEXT BLOG

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