Kalachakra Temple, McLeod Ganj

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#2 of 15 in Historic Sites in Dharamsala
Admire the intensely colored vermilion and gold façade of Kalachakra Temple, a small, tranquil Buddhist temple in the busy McLeod Ganj market. With mesmerizing interior decorations, the temple features a contemporary Tibetan Buddhist mural on cotton applique, which depicts 722 deities and the central Kalachakra image. All of the temple's columns and walls are painted with Tibetan "thangka" symbols. Spin a prayer wheel and burn an incense stick at the temple, which has a special connection with the current Dalai Lama, who supervised the creation of its murals. Take a look at our Dharamsala trip builder website to schedule your visit to Kalachakra Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The exterior of this temple is very beautiful but needs more care, it needs to be kept clean because there are many traders around it. Sometimes there is a bad odor around it.  more »
  • Interesting and has some nice Mandala paintings and lovely statues. Very serene. However need more information.  more »
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  • Kalachakra Temple in Dharamshala: Kalachakra Temple Located next to the famous Tsuglagkhang Temple in Macleod Ganj, Dharmshala. The Kalachakra Temple is open to the public as the center for pilgrimage. The murals and architecture of the temple represent Tibet’s rich spiritual and artistic ethnicity. Dalai Lamas use the temple as the center for public teaching. The temple is dedicated to the Kalachakra. The temple features fresco decorations of 722 deities of the mandala, Shakayamuni Buddha, and the central Kalachakra image. The walls and columns of the temple feature different traditional Tibetan Thangka paintings. There is also a book shop and small cafe within the temple complex. It is one of the most popular sacred sites in Dharamshala.
  • It is situated on mall road, exterior structure looks very beautiful and a lots of shades of colors has been used to color the temple but main entrance door being locked so you are unable to see interiors so the attraction of temple which brought you here will let you down, the temple is surrounded by lots of shops.
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