Mcleod Ganj - First Snow

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The Dalai Lama's Residence
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In 1959, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, being persecuted by the Communist Party of China, fled to India from Tibet. The Indian Government offered him refuge in the high hills of Dharamshala, where he set up the ‘Government of Tibet in Exile’ in  the 1960s. McLeod Ganj became his official residence and also home to several Buddhist monasteries and thousands of Tibetan refugees fleeing persecution.

 

Mcleodganj is a beautiful settlement surrounded by the Dhalaudhar peak and the Bhagsu falls. The pine forest, the green fields of Dharamkot, the Dal Lake and a colonial church add to its charm. The streets of this small settlement teem with monks and momo sellers. While this place is enchanting throughout the year, when the first snow of the season touches ground, the beauty multiplies manifold.