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Introduction

Bhagsu and Dharamkot are two small villages outside McLeodganj. Fairly nondescript with a few small hotels, an ancient Shiva temple, 3 Buddhist meditation centers, 5 roadside tea stalls serving tea, eggs and parathas and 4 German bakeries serving home made bread and croissants, fairly passable Italian and very good Israeli food. Eating in these bakeries were white people with beatific expressions who spoke very little English. Their stories were very similar...After a few years of compulsory service in the Israeli army, they (and there were easily more than 50) come to this place to chill, relax, rebel, pontificate and meditate sometimes for well over a year...Welcome to nirvana...