Dharamshala is one of the perfect places to visit in North India if you are looking to get a taste of untainted spirituality. Home to the Dalai Lama and hundreds of monks, Dharamshala has a number of monasteries, where you can learn the teachings of Buddha to find inner peace. If you are planning a vacation in Dharamshala or a nearby area, stay at Rakkh Resort to make your trip a truly memorable experience. After sightseeing and visiting local markets and monasteries, you can always count on our in-house spa and yoga sessions to rejuvenate your reservoirs. To help you make the most of your trip, we present a list of four must-visit monasteries in and around Dharamshala. Take a look.
Set in the backdrop of beautiful mountains and a periphery of pine trees and scenic architecture, the Tsuglagkhang complex is the official residence of the 14th Dalai Lama. You can also attend a teaching session by the Dalai Lama himself, depending on his availability. Soak in the serenity offered by the place and get a glimpse of the uncomplicated lifestyle of the Dalai Lama.
Considered one of the most divine places in the world, the Namgyal monastery is located near the house of the present Dalai Lama and is his personal monastery. The monastery has a huge statue of Buddha and painting depicting his teachings. You can participate in the evening prayers held by the monk and experience serenity at its best.
The Gyuto monastery is the seat of Tantric Buddhism in India, established in 1959 against the backdrop of Dhauladhars. The place beams with positive vibrations emanated by the lamas and their practices. The monastery is located on Sidhbari road and the deity is Sankhyamukhi Buddha.
Located on Dharamshala – Palampur road and roughly a half an hour’s drive from Mcleodganj, the Norbulingka Institute is the perfect place to gain deep knowledge of the Tibetan culture and Buddhism. You can try delicious vegetarian Tibetan, Italian and select middle-eastern cuisine in their in-house cafe.
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Monasteries in and around Dharamshala attracts tourists from all over the world. When visiting these sanctuaries of serenity, wear simple clothes with the legs covered till below the knees. Avoid clicking pictures, especially inside prayer halls. Now that you have a list of places you can visit, waste no time in booking your stay at Rakkh Resort – one of the most popular luxury resorts in Dharamshala. Click here for a choice of different types of rooms. For details about our services and room tariffs, fill out our contact form or call +91-124-4908-616