The seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama

This beautiful city truly lives up to its name as it has been a sanctuary for Tibetans since 1959 when His Holiness Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet along with thousand others.

Dharamshala welcomed these foreign nationals with open arms and not just offered a place of safety and security but also encouraged them to preserve their history and culture by building Monasteries such as the Namgyal Monastery in McLeodganj and Norbulingka in Dharamshala.