Little Lhasa

Dharamsala has been connected with Hinduism and Buddhism for a long time, with many monasteries having been established there in the past. Dharamsala, is the residence of Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama.

 Dharamsala has been connected with Hinduism and Buddhism for a long time, with many monasteries having been established there in the past. Dharamsala, is the residence of Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama. A substantial community of Tibetan exiles resides in the town. There is a small Anglican church, St. John of the Wilderness, featuring stained-glass windows, just a few hundred metres from McLeod Ganj. When the Dalai Lama left Tibet, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru offered to permit him and his followers to establish a "government-in-exile" in Dharamsala. Since that point, many Tibetan exiles have settled in the town, numbering several thousand. Most of these exiles live in Upper Dharamsala, or McLeod Ganj, where they established temples and schools.