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The India Diaries: Dharamsala

I left Rishikesh in a state of bitter-sweet happiness. While it was sad to say goodbye to the place and people that had been my home-on-the-road for six weeks and where I’d learned so much about… 820 more words


Himachal Pradesh - The celestial Beauty

It is truly said that some places are ornamented with natures beauty and Himachal Pradesh a state is India, I believe is one of them. Given the name of “Land of God’s” the place is a miraculously embellished allurement. 415 more words


The Himalayas: The Most Majestic Mountains in the World

I’m in the state of Himachal Pradesh now. My hotel is high up in the Himalaya Mountains, above McLeod Ganj. This is where the Dalai Lama lives and the Tibetans have their government in exile. 269 more words

A Little Bit Of Heaven In The Himalayas: Gandhi’s Paradise

The first thing that struck me about Gandhi’s Paradise Hotel was the beautiful view from my large window and balcony. The hotel hangs off the side of a mountain and faces Bhagsu Nag (ancient Lord Shiva’s temple) and the everflowing waterfall of McLeod Ganj. 384 more words

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A winding trail hugs the hillside high above McLeod Gan. The trail to Triund is a beautiful hike through rolling green hills enveloped in fog that is constantly moving through the magical forest of rhododendrons. 58 more words


A Walk To Remember

As a destination for a college trip, McLeod Ganj in Upper Dharamsala proved to be much more than just the place where the Dalai Lama took up permanent residence in 1959, along with thousands of Tibetans living here in exile. 505 more words


Dharamshala for a moment.

The final group excursion of the semester took me to Dharamshala in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas. My class divided into three groups: five students traveled to Udaipur to look at alternatives to education, five to Varanasi to visit an organization that works with differently-abled youth, while myself, plus three other students and two teachers, embarked for Jagori, a feminist organization. 623 more words