After our last year’s trip to Varanasi and Bodhgaya, my friend ‘Smiling Buddha’, Deepak and I were back on the road again; this time to the abode of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet in Dharamsala (also known as ‘Little Lhasa of Tibet’). We had chosen a small room (through Airbnb. This one: https://www.airbnb.co.in/rooms/14228545) overlooking the Mighty Dhauladhar ranges in McLeod Ganj. McLeodGanj houses the Tibetan government-in-exile and is the political, cultural and spiritual hub of the Tibetan diaspora in India.
This is a brief picture story of our trip.
In parting: McLeod Ganj has a chilled out vibe that will calm you down and help you look at life from different perspectives. This is definitely a place to come to if you want to slow down a bit and reflect on your life and priorities. I have heard many a stories of creative souls who have come here, and stayed back for many years; some for life. Deepak sent me this video (view here: https://youtu.be/IbyHUQudQAE) that captures the story of Jubin Mehta – a writer and an old-timer at YourStory, who moved from the big cities to the mountains. He is part of the team that created the Saadho magazine. Now, even if you don’t want to do something as radical as shifting your base, McLeod Ganj is worth a visit for a couple of days of peace.