Top things to do in Western Himachal Pradesh

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Mcleod Ganj


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…
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Lakshmi Narayan Temple Complex

Standing in a compound at the top of the Dogra Bazar, this superb line of six beautiful stone sikharas, covered in carvings, dates from the 10th to the 19th centuries. The largest (and oldest) is dedicated to Lakshm…
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Norbulingka Institute

Norbulingka Institute

The Norbulingka Institute, 6km southeast of Dharamsala, was established in 1988 to teach and preserve traditional Tibetan art forms. It's a beautiful and fascinating place to visit, and you can watch artisans at wor…
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.
Top Choice Museum in Mcleod Ganj

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…
Top Choice Buddhist Site in Mcleod Ganj


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 Hindu Temple in Kangra Valley

Masrur Temples

Masrur's elaborate 10th-century sandstone sikharas are among the very few rock-cut temples in north India. With a passing resemblance to temples at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, they are especially beautiful when seen wit…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Mcleod Ganj


A little chunk of Seattle, transported to India. Come for excellent coffee, breakfasts, cakes, imaginative brown-bread open sandwiches (try the poached chicken with mango, lime and coriander sauce), soups, salads an…
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 …
Hindu Temple in Bharmour

Chaurasi Temples

The Chaurasi temples, 500m up the street from the bus stand, occupy a wide flagstone courtyard that doubles as an outdoor classroom and cricket practice ground. There are three main Shaivite temples, plus a couple o…