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McLeodganj

DharamsalaMcLeodganj, often called Little Lhasa, is today the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in Exile. It is located in the upper part of Dharamsala and was named after the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab David McLeod when it was established as a British garrison in the 1850's.

The main sights here are - Tsuglagkhang or Central Chapel - is the exiled government's equivalent of the Jokhang temple is Lhasa and as such is the most important Buddhist monument in the area.

Next to Tsuglagkhang is the Kalachakra Temple, which houses a stunning mural of the Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) mandala. Then there is the Namgyal Gompa, where it is possible to watch the monks debate most afternoons

Where in dharamshala

Location of McLeodganj

Nature in dharamshala