Attractions

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Mcleod Ganj

Tsuglagkhang

The revered Tsuglagkhang is the exiles’ concrete equivalent of the Jokhang temple in Lhasa and was built in 1969. The central image is a gilded statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha. To its left are gilded statues of Avalo…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Mcleod Ganj

Tsuglagkhang Complex

The main focus of visiting pilgrims, monks and many tourists, the Tsuglagkhang complex includes the Tsuglagkhang itself (the main Tibetan temple), the Namgyal Gompa and the excellent Tibet Museum.
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Central Tibetan Secretariat

Inside the government-in-exile compound, nearly 2km downhill from the Tsuglagkhang Complex, the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives began life as a collection of sacred manuscripts saved from the Cultural Revolu…
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Men-Tsee-Khang

Established to preserve the traditional arts of Tibetan medicine and astrology, Men-Tsee-Khang is a college, clinic, museum, research centre and astrological institute rolled into one. The astrological folk can do a…
Top Choice Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Tibet Museum

The museum tells the story of Tibetan history, the Chinese occupation and the continuing Tibetan resistance and exodus, through photographs, video and clear English-language display panels. It also covers the Dalai …
Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Library of Tibetan Works & Archives

Inside the government-in-exile compound, nearly 2km downhill from the Tsuglakhang Complex, the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives began life as a repository for sacred manuscripts saved from the Cultural Revolu…
Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Men-Tsee-Khang Museum

The recently modernised Men-Tsee-Khang Museum has three floors of fascinating displays on the sophisticated sciences of Tibetan astrology and medicine, told via illustrative thangkas as well as samples of medicines,…
Buddhist Temple in Mcleod Ganj

Kalachakra Temple

Before visiting the Tsuglagkhang itself, pilgrims first visit the Kalachakra Temple on its west side, which contains mesmerising murals of the Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) mandala, specifically linked to Avalokitesvar…
Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Cultural Museum

Upstairs in the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives is a fascinating cultural museum with statues, old Tibetan artefacts and books, and some astonishing three-dimensional mandalas in wood and sand.
Arts School in Mcleod Ganj

Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

This flourishing arts school keeps traditional Tibetan dance, music and colourful folk opera (lhamo) very much alive among the exile community. You can visit its folk museum and ask at the office for a tour (donatio…