Tsuglagkhang Mcleodganj (India)
Tsuglagkhang is the place where the Dalai Lama resides. It is one of the most significant places of worship which attracts devotees from all over the world and serves tourists as well. This complex has a monastery, various stupas and temples, a museum, a library, a bookstore, and a cafe. Except for Dalai Lama's residence, every other part of the complex is open for tourists. If lucky, one can even get to meet His Holiness. The complex houses a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha as well as statues of Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche. The museum inside the complex tends to be a popular choice amongst the tourists and houses many imprints of Tibetan art and culture. These include historical documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc. The museum gives tourists an insight into Tibetan culture and at the same time, the various struggles faced by them lately. The structure of the Tibet Museum is influenced by Tibetan architecture which is unique and innovative.
Best Time To Visit
The ideal time to visit the lake is from May to October. During this period of the year, the weather conditions are friendly and pleasant. If you can, plan a trip to the Dal Lake in the month of September, so that you can witness the amazing fair that takes place there.
Open and Closing Time
Visiting Time: All days of week 6:00AM-7: 00 PM
Suggested duration: 1 hour
Entry Fee: No Entry Fee
Near By Attraction
Namgyal Monastery Chintpurni HH Dalai Lama Main Temple Kareri Lake Hotels available near Tsuglagkhang
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Interesting facts about Tsuglagkhang
The Tsuglagkhang Complex is the official residence of the 14th Dalai Lama who is an emanation of the Buddha of Compassion.
Within the complex is the Tibet Museum that displays the detailed history of the people of Tibet. The Temple is also a major source of attraction there. A 3-meter-high bronze statue of Sakyamuni Buddha lightens up the complex when the sun rays fall on it and make it spread its pure shimmer all around. The gilded, bronze faces of Padmasambhava and Avalokiteswara also add on to this bright glow.
The Mangyal Gompa is also another attraction there. This building is dedicated to the practice of debate. Every now and then, the monks are seen to debate against each other in a note of wisdom and righteousness. The Kora, the custom of the Tibetans to walk around a sacred structure in the clockwise direction, is practiced by every Buddhist there. A tourist who is not a Buddhist can also indulge in the sacred practice of Kora while praying to the Almighty.