Palyul Choelkhorling Gompa, one of the prominent ones in India was established in 1980 by Rinpoche Rigo Tulku.
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List of travel related articles on Palampur, Himachal Pradesh. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
Tashi Jong, set on beautiful Dhauladhar mountains, is home to The Drukpa Kagyu tradition of Buddhism.
Although the name didn’t sound too appealing to me, Hotel Yamini, turned out to be a great stay option in Palampur. Located in the heart of town, this 6-storied building has updated rooms.
Norah Richards became the nucleus of Andretta and people with talent began to gather around her including Prithvi Raj Kapoor, BC Sanyal, and Shobha Singh.
Andretta Pottery and Craft Society was started in 1983 and is now run by Mansimran ‘Mini’ Singh, son of the famous potter Gurucharan Singh.
Tea was introduced to Kangra in 1849 by Dr. Jameson, a botanist from Peshawar, who found the soil and weather conditions in to be apt for tea cultivation.
The tour ended with the opportunity to hold and smell the final products – different grades or qualities of tea. Apparently all of their produce is sent to Calcutta from where it gets distributed around the country; fascinating!
In the late 1950s, the eighth Khamtrul Rinpoche, Dongyu Nyima left Tibet with many of his followers just prior to the communist Chinese invasion. He led his followers to Himachal Pradesh and started a new Khampagar.