Dharamsala

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Dharamsala,

town (2001 est. pop. 19,200), Himachal Pradesh, N India. Located on the slopes of the Kangra valley at the edge of Dhauladhar range in the outer Himalayas. Dharamsala is noted as the residence of the Dalai LamaDalai Lama
[Tibetan,=oceanic teacher], title of one of the main leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935–, was installed in 1940.
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. The lower section is a largely Indian market town; the upper section, also known as McLeod Ganj, is a former British hill station and site of the Tibetan government in exile since 1960. The 8th earl of ElginElgin, James Bruce, 8th earl of
, 1811–63, British statesman, son of the 7th earl. He served as governor of Jamaica (1842–46) and in 1847 was appointed governor-general of Canada.
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 is buried in the churchyard of St. John in the Wilderness in Upper Dharamsala.
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Palampur is just a small town in a state literally littered with getaways, and is circumscribed by the more famous Dharamsala ( about 34 kms away) and Mcleodganj ( about nine kms above Dharamsala).
You may be tempted to send a biting retort his way if you are a supporter of the Tibetan cause, but it would be in the spirit of Mcleodganj to listen with an open mind instead.
We arrested Swang ( 24) and Cherring ( 23), Tibetan youths from the Mcleodganj area of the town, after they were identified by the victim," Sanjeev Gandhi, the assistant superintendent of police of Dharamshala, said.
THE road leading down to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium from the twin towns of McLeodganj and Dharamsala was choc- a- bloc with cars bearing registration numbers from Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi since mid- morning on Saturday.
The TWA has its headquarters in Mcleodganj and works specifically for the causes of Tibetan women.
The monastery was constructed on around 10 acres of land, previously owned by 70 different people, and allegedly fraudulently registered under the names of Arun Dorje of Rajmukh, Mcleodganj and Prem Singh of Bhuntar, Kullu.
Hundreds of Tibetan monks, nuns and students including some foreigners assembled in the main Buddhist premises at McLeodganj to celebrate the occasion.
What: 17 km from the bohemian bustle of McLeodganj, this is a serene haven preserving the culture of a community in exile.
Seventeen-year-old girl reported the police station at Mcleodganj that two boys of her own community raped her on Friday night.
Visit the Norbulingka Institute, near McLeodganj, where you can see Tibetan craftsmen at work.
MCLEODGANJ may be one of those rare towns in the country without a cinema, but it will have the distinction of hosting the Indian premiere of the Anurag Kashyap- produced film, Shahid , at the first Dharamsala International Film Festival starting on November 1.
At 7,112ft, the Bhagsu Falls in McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh, are a visual treat.