HOTELS IN DHARAMSHALA NEAR DALAI LAMA TEMPLE
Namgyal Monastery which is better known as the Dalai Lama's Temple is located in Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala, India and is the personal monastery of the 14th Dalai Lama. This monastery's key role is to assist with rituals involving the Dalai Lama of Tibet. The original monastery was founded in either 1564 or 1565 as Phende Lekshe Ling but following the Tibetan uprising of 1959, Namgyal Monastery relocated to Dharamshala, India, where it continues, active, to this day and has nearly 200 monks of all lineages. The Temple is situated in the Dalai Lama Temecula complex, a short 15 minute walk from the center of the town. It is at a distance of 10 kilometers from the Airport and 15 kilometers from the Railway station.There are a range of excellent hotels near Dalai Lama Temple Dharamshala that will suit all budgets. These hotels are well located and are connected by means of various modes of transportation. Hotels in Dharamshala near Dalai Lama Temple have delectable food, wonderful interiors and extremely courteous staff. Currently, Dharamshala is a very popular hang-out for backpackers, foreigners and students of Buddhism. It wouldn't be advisable to come here on a long weekend expecting peace and tranquility. Leaving that aside, there are quite a few tourist spots that you can visit. Some of them include Tsuglagkhang Complex, Naam Art Gallery, Tibet Museum, Bhagsunag Falls and Dharamkot.All around the city one can find restaurants, eateries and other outlets where you can sit and enjoy the various delicacies. As you can predominantly find Tibetan culture, you will mostly find Tibetan cuisine being served. One specialty of this place is the honey ginger lemon tea which is quite refreshing. You definitely have to try the thukpas, momos, and other Tibetan delicacies. If you intend to shop while on your visit here, you are in luck. Places like Jogibara Road, Kotwali Bazar, Tibetan Handicraft center and the Divine Buddha Handicrafts are excellent places to pick up some souvenirs to remind you of your trip to Dharamshala.