Blog Posts - Dharamsala



ASTONISHING INDIA: 8 of the Most Awe-inspiring Places to Visit in India

If you had your passport taken away and could only travel within the borders of your home nation for the rest of your life, which […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 17, 2016

Dharamsala Tour

Dharamsala Tour Area: 29 Sqkms Altitude: 1380 m above sea level. Climate: Summer- Max. 26, Min. 16 Winter: Max. 6, Min. 3 Best Time To Visit:March – June, September – October   Dharamsala Queen of The Hills, City of Blue Mountains is an...
by The Unconventional Economist on Aug 13, 2016

INDIA’S BOLD DIPLOMATIC MOVE AGAINST CHINA, AT LAST!

For Carl von Clausewitz the author of the authoritative treatise on War, war was the means for a political end:  ‘... War is not merely a political act, but also a real political instrument, a continuation of political commerce, a carrying out...
by VOXINDICA on Apr 22, 2016

Interview with a Healer – Meredith Marks

I just spent the month of April in one of my favourite places on Earth, the Indian Himalayan village of Dharamkot, Dharamsala, where I completed my first Yoga Teacher Training course. This was a hugely momentous journey for me on a personal (and prof...
by Healing Beauty on May 9, 2015

A Long, Long List of Thanks

As I pack my bags set to leave my beloved India behind one more time, my body stronger than ever before, my heart full and my soul at peace, I am fighting a niggling feeling of trepidation about my return back to the West. I know where it stems from,...
by Healing Beauty on May 8, 2015

The Eternal Student(s)

I have just completed my first 200-hour yoga teacher training course, which means I can tick off my one and only concrete ‘resolution’ for 2015 and possibly one of my proudest achievements to date. To have come to this point on my yoga journey s...
by Healing Beauty on May 4, 2015

The Challenge of a Lifetime: Finding Balance

If you had to choose one word to sum up your perfect life what would it be? Mine would be ‘balance’. (Or if I had to choose a Sanskrit word, ‘sattva’. ) I’ve been obsessed with balance my whole life. Have we all, or is...
by Healing Beauty on Mar 31, 2015

My Bus Journey from Pathankot to McCleod Ganj + Other Options of getting there

A recent road trip from Pathankot to McCleod Ganj in Dharamshala in a local state transport bus with my dad, made me realize a major something that had been missing from my travels –the joys of travelling in buses as a mode of transport. A question...
by My Yatra Diary... on Sep 16, 2014

India Ink: Image of the Day: June 6

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama spoke to school and college students in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh.
by Eastasianews on Jun 6, 2014

The Trek to Triund: Serendipity on the Snow Line

Our guest blogger today is someone who has huge credits of honor to boast of in the travel blogging community. One look at her ‘About Me’ section and you’ll know why this introduction is the longest that I have written so far (and I could still...
by My Yatra Diary... on Nov 21, 2013

CLEARLY COMPASSIONATE: Seeing the Dalai Lama lights the way to true compassion

Young poplar trees scatter the sunlight into patches of shade in the courtyard of the Main Temple in Dharamsala, India—home of the Buddhist spiritual leader[...] READ MORE>> The post CLEARLY COMPASSIONATE: Seeing the Dalai Lama lights the way to t...
by The Mindful Word on Feb 12, 2013

Taking a cooking class in India (Tibetan momos at Lhamo’s Kitchen)

You might think that taking a cooking class is something at the top of every solo female traveler’s list of things to do. Pbbbbbt… I’ve never been a domestic sort of gal and if I’m cooking for one, my stomach is pretty simple.
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Nov 4, 2012

Taking a cooking class in India (Tibetan momos at Lhamo’s Kitchen)

You might think that taking a cooking class is something at the top of every solo female traveler’s list of things to do. Pbbbbbt… I’ve never been a domestic sort of gal and if I’m cooking for one, my stomach is pretty simple.
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Nov 4, 2012

World’s Worst Toilet: #9 Paid Public Toilets (paying to pee vs. pee for free)

No matter how I look at it, Indian public restrooms make me suspicious. On a positive note: at least they have them! But what about paid public restrooms?
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Nov 3, 2012

World’s Worst Toilet: #9 Paid Public Toilets (paying to pee vs. pee for free)

No matter how I look at it, Indian public restrooms make me suspicious. On a positive note: at least they have them! But what about paid public restrooms?
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Nov 3, 2012

World’s Worst Toilet: #9 Paid Public Toilets (paying to pee vs. pee for free)

No matter how I look at it, Indian public restrooms make me suspicious. On a positive note: at least they have them! But what about paid public restrooms?
by GRRRL TRAVELER on Nov 3, 2012

Upcoming Webinar: Sat, Sept 8 Janet Thomas “The Spirit of Healing”

Upcoming Webinar: Saturday, September 8 12:00 noon Pacific Time Presenter: Janet Thomas "The Spirit of Healing" Janet Thomas will discuss her book, "Day Breaks Over Dharamsala ­ A Memoir of Life Lost and Found," a journey through spiritual healing...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Aug 25, 2012

A Local’s Guide to Bhagsu: a Small Hillside Village in McLeod Ganj, India

From waterfalls to Himalayas, shopping, and good eats, these are my recommendations for visiting Bhagsu, complete with vibrant photography of each suggestion.read more >>...

Jail Cells & Guesthouse Suites for $7/Night at Bhagsu Villas in India

OK, to be fair, there was nothing "villa-esque" about Bhagsu Villas. It was just like any other guesthouse in India: just with a cool name. Here are some photographs and stories from my 3 weeks there.read more >>...

Jail Cells & Guesthouse Suites for $7/Night at Bhagsu Villas in India

OK, to be fair, there was nothing "villa-esque" about Bhagsu Villas. It was just like any other guesthouse in India: just with a cool name. Here are some photographs and stories from my 3 weeks there.read more >>...


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