Ranked 3 among Places to Visit in Mcleodganj
Time Required: 1-2 hrs
Just above the town of Dharamshala, in Mcleodganj, is Tsuglagkhang, the place where the Dalai Lama resides. It is one of the most significant places of worship which attracts devotees from all over the world and serves tourists as well. This complex houses Dalai Lama's residence, Tsuglagkhang Temple, Namgyal Monastery and Tibet Museum. Except for Dalai Lama's residence, every other part of the complex is open for tourists. If lucky, one can even get to meet His Holiness. The Tsuglagkhang Complex houses a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha as well as statues of Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche.
The museum inside Tsuglagkhang tends to be a popular choice amongst the tourists and houses many imprints of Tibetan art and culture. These include historical documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings, etc. The museum gives tourists an insight into Tibetan culture and at the same time, the various struggles faced by them lately. The structure of the Tibet Museum is influenced by Tibetan architecture which is unique and innovative.
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