My Trip to India: Himachal Pradesh – Dharmashala Pt.1
June 27, 2011
June 27, 2011
I have been told that ” if i whisper a wish in the bulls ear 3 times it will become true”. And because i don’t believe in such things I did not want to, but my friend was pushing me to do it. I wanted to prove him wrong, that’s why i did it. But deep inside i wished it is true especially if the wish about some stocks that i own 🙂
We checked-in in a very nice heritage hotel which was build and used by british in the old days, unfortunately i can not recall the name and i couldn’t find on internet. Icy Himalayas all around, tea gardens and green sceneries, what more would relaxes your eyes and detoxicate your body with its natural air breeze. But visiting Dharmashala or in general our stops in Himachal Pradesh state after Kashmir was a big mistake. Nothing is comparable although it has a different style and kind of different climate.
We stayed 2 nights in there. Our day had 2 parts. Morning part we visited a Hindu temple, church and Tsuglagkhang (Dalai Lama’s Temple). Maybe many of did not know that the Dalai Lama does not live in Tibet since long time ago not just because of the recent Tibetean events. Well for sure we did not meet him, see him or feel him around but we had visited his temple and it was kind of humble. A very funny yet shocking thing happened with us as we were stepping up to the temple. A female monkey just gripped her baby monkey quickly as soon as she saw us and came to me pulling my trouser asking for food !!!!! CAN YOU IMAGINE THE WHOLE SCENE ? as she were a poor human asking for money !! ( SUBHAN ALLAH).
People in Dharmashala are mix between Indian and Nepali’s. They have such a beautiful eyes. Dark skin with green eyes. I noticed that a lot, more Nepali look with colored eyes. They were beautiful and maybe a kashmiri blood too, i guess. What a mix ! It is a spiritual town. By the way Dharmashala means spiritual sanctuary. It is the home Stay of the Dalai Lama. that was the first half of the day. stay tuned for the other half.
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Thank you P0ach.