Residence of the Dalai Lama and seat of the Tibetan government in exile

McLeod-Ganj is located in the Indian part of the Himalayas at an altitude of 2080 meters.

In March 1959 Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, fled to India after the failed 1959 uprising in Tibet against the Chinese Communist Party. The Indian government offered him refuge in McLeod-Ganj, where he set up the Government of Tibet in exile in 1960 and where he also has his official residence now. He was followed by thousands of Tibetan refugees, so that today McLeod-Ganj is often called "Little Lhasa".


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