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  • From Dharamsala are many spectacular views of high snow-capped Himalayan peaks, lower mountains covered in pine forests and nearby villages. width:640;;height:468
  • Neighboring Bhangsu town as seen from Dharamsala. width:593;;height:480
  • Densely packed cluster of colorful buildings makes a lively sight on the steep mountainside. width:640;;height:480
  • This gorgeous Tibetan temple sits smack in the middle of Dharamsala town, adding the only real architectural attraction. width:318;;height:480
  • Rows of beautiful prayer wheels sit at the base of the temple.  width:635;;height:480
  • Typical scene in the narrow streets of Dharamsala - Tibetan monks, Indian men and westen tourists all meander around town. width:614;;height:480
  • Otherwise, central Dharamsala looks like a typical Indian Himalayan town - a cluster of densely packed buildings and traffic. width:608;;height:480
  • Fruit stands run by Indian merchants line the narrow roads. width:591;;height:480
  • Indian tourists flock to cool Dharmsala on weekends. width:640;;height:459
  • At the Tibetan Handicrafts Cooperative Center Tibetan women painstakingly weave intricately patterned Tibetan carpets. width:353;;height:480
  • After weaving is completed, the carpets are heavily brushed & raked for softness then cut to define the beautiful designs. width:640;;height:450
  • Finished carpets on sale. width:640;;height:478
  • Another spectacular view of Himalayan peaks and forest-clad mountains from Dharamsala town. width:640;;height:376
  • Tse Chok Ling Tibetan Monestery is situated in the forest not far from town. width:632;;height:480
  • Close up of the temple roof details. width:640;;height:480
  • Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the pine forests surrounding Dharamsala. width:640;;height:480
  • Beautiful views present themselves along roads and trails near town. width:640;;height:480
  • This gorgeous gushing waterfall springs from the mountains just beyond Bhangsu village. width:360;;height:480
  • Goats wander freely along mountain trails. width:360;;height:480
  • Stately cows and sleeping dogs are also common sights in the area. width:341;;height:480
  • The region surrounding Dharmasala is quite rural with many small farm plots plowed by hand. width:640;;height:480
  • Many tiny and colorful temples dot the hills. width:640;;height:480
  • Small but sacred Dal Lake lies in a dense pine forest about 4 km from Dharamsala. width:640;;height:463
  • Occassionally, roving Indian  musicians, like this Rajastani family, play for donations along the mountain roads. width:640;;height:461
  • Spectacular entrance to TIPA- Tibet Insitute of Performing Arts, just outside town. width:360;;height:480
  • Mules and horses are often seen in town and the surrounding hils. They are used as pack animals and construction site laborers. width:640;;height:480
  • This small vibrant temple in Bhangsu embraces all faiths, as demonstrated by its interior images of Hindu gods, the prophet Muhammed, Jesus and Buddha. width:630;;height:480
  • Fantasy-like interior of the Bhangsu temple. It also has a maze-like cave entered by a sculpted lion mouth and exited through the mouth of a snake carving. width:360;;height:480
  • A Tibetan monk walks through central Dharamsala. width:380;;height:480
  • Central Dharamsala town rests on top of a narrow ridgeline. width:640;;height:480
  • From a grander perspective, Dharamsala rests here in these spectacular Himalayan Mountains. width:640;;height:382
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