Top things to do in Dharamsala

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Mcleod Ganj

Tsuglagkhang Complex

McLeod's main focus for visiting pilgrims, monks and most tourists is the Tsuglagkhang complex, a custard-coloured concrete monastic village that's home to the Dalai Lama (behind a guarded gateway) along with two co…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Dharamsala

Norbulingka Institute

Soothingly set amid bamboo, trees and flowing water, the delightful Norbulingka Institute, 6km southeast of Dharamsala, was established in 1988 to teach and preserve traditional Tibetan art forms. It's a beautiful a…
Top Choice Vegan in Bhagsu & Dharamkot

Bodhi Greens

For beautifully blended flavours, this all-vegan delight is hard to beat with its imaginative range of stews, delicious 'Buddha-bowls', soups and curries plus smoothies fashioned from non-dairy milks and sweetened w…
Top Choice Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Tibet Museum

This must-see, two-storey museum sets out to remind visitors of Tibet's history as an independent nation, mourning the Chinese occupation (since 1949) and reporting attempts at Tibetan resistance. This is strikingly…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Mcleod Ganj

Moonpeak

As well as McLeod's best barista coffee, this excellent gallery-cafe serves some very imaginative cuisine including brown-bread open sandwiches (try the roast aubergine with tomato coulis), Himachali thalis, and del…
Buddhist Site in Mcleod Ganj

Men-Tsee-Khang

Men-Tsee-Khang is an organisation established to preserve the traditional arts of Tibetan medicine and astrology. The Gangchen Kyishong branch includes college, clinic, research centre and astrological institute plu…
Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Library of Tibetan Works & Archives

Inside the government-in-exile compound, nearly 2km downhill from the Tsuglagkhang Complex, the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives began life as a repository for sacred manuscripts saved from the Cultural Revol…
Buddhist Monastery in Sidhbari

Gyuto Tantric Gompa

Standing in for the 1474 Tibet original, this large monastic complex forms an attractive scene backed by mountainscape at Sidhbari village (7km from Dharamsala towards Palampur). It is the adopted home of Ogyen Trin…
Cafe in Mcleod Ganj

Café Budan

Relax with good coffee or choose from a dozen varieties of leaf-tea, serenaded by jazzy blues (think Etta James) under low-wattage ball-bulb lights in this enticing mini-cafe.
Multicuisine in Norbulingka Institute

Norling Restaurant & Cafe

The Norbulinka's magical Hummingbird Cafe has a certain Tibetan elegance and outdoor tables that spill into the idyllic, tree-shaded rock garden.