Sunday, November 05, 2006


After spending 5 days in Manali, Chris and Yvan went to Delhi. Felix, Pat and Julie went to Amritsar. Nathalie and I went to Dharmsala, The residence of his holiness Dalai Lama.

Upper Dharamsala also called "Mcleod Ganj", at an altitude of 1700 meters is also the residence of his holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet. It is a home to many Tibetan settlements and institutions such as "Tibetan Government in exile", Namgayal Monastery, Norbuligka (Tibetan Handicrafts), TIPA (Tibetan Institute of Performing arts), Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medicine), TCV (Tibetan Children's Village). Sometimes McLeod Ganj is also called "Little Lhasa", after the capital city of Tibet.

Morning Newspaper: First time we heard about the Dengue fever outbreak in Delhi

Food offerings (Prasad) at the Namgayal Monastery (Where HH Dalai Lama lives)

Butter Lamps @ Namgayal Monastery

Curtains at the entrance to the monastery @ Norbulingka
I love this photo ... very sensual in my eyes

Nathalie sitting quietly (One of the rare times)

Tibetan Monks chanting prayers at Norbulingka Monastery

Devotees: Most of these were employees at Norbulingka who poured in the monsstery after their day shift was over.

Super Jovial Kids in front of the Monastery at Norbulingka. While the adults were praying inside the monastery, most of the kids were playing outside. I had a great photoshoot with these kids

Getting a Mehandi tatoo in Dharamsala.
Warning: Get an organic Mehandi tatoo not a chemical dye one.

PONG VIEW COTTAGE : The Cottage we stayed in while visiting Dharamsala.


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