Tibet Museum

Top choice in Mcleod Ganj

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 presented through sometimes-harrowing photographs and clear English-language explanations.

Documentaries (₹10) are screened at 11am and 3pm.

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