Little Lhasa

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Hindi and Tibetan

2 Days

October - June

Jammu Airport
7℃ to 13℃

Mcleodganj Tourism

Mcleod Ganj is popularly known as Little Lhasa because of its beautiful valleys and mountain ranges. Being a residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, McLeod Ganj has a large population of Tibetans. It is located in the suburbs of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, three kilometres north of Dharamshala. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based in between at Gangchen Kyishon. With a large range of engaging activities, McLeod has become one of the biggest tourist attractions for both Indian and International travellers and backpackers.

The culture here is a blend of Tibetian and some British influence. Located in the middle of lush green hills and valleys, Mcleodganj has some of the most mesmerizing and breathtaking views of landscapes when compared to the entire state of Himachal Pradesh. Thus this place is a tourist attraction throughout the year. The towns such as Dharamsala, Mcleodganj, Bhagsu Nag and Kangra are well connected and located close to one other. Home to some of the renowned monasteries, Mcleod gives a sense of spiritual retreat and inner peace. The scenic beauty of Dal Lake and Triund are a must to cover when you visit Mcleodganj

Bask into the beauty of nature and witness the spiritual ambience surrounding the valleys of Himalayas, there’s a lot to explore and experience here.

 

Attractions

Dharamkot

1.Dharamkot

1 kilometres from city centre

Dharmakot is located at the crest of the hill and provides a beautiful view of the Kangra valley and Dhauladhar range of mountains. Dharamkot is al...

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Dhauladhar ranges

2.Dhauladhar ranges

34 kilometres from city centre

Literally meaning "White Range", Dhauladhar ranges are famous for its snow-capped mountains. The moonlight falls on these snow-capped mountains mak...

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Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kangra

3.Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kangra

47 kilometres from city centre

Kaleshwar mahadev Temple is located 8 kms from Paragpur village and is very old and ancient. Its dedicated to Lord Shiva where the lingam is placed...

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Norbulingka Institute

4.Norbulingka Institute

6 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week,  9:00 AM to 5:30 PM An organization that promotes various artforms including practicing and fostering Tibetian craf...

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Bajreshwari Temple, Kangra

5.Bajreshwari Temple, Kangra

16 kilometres from city centre

The Shree Bajreshwari Mata Mandir also known as Kangra Devi Mandir is a Hindu Temple dedicated to the goddess Bajreshvari, a form of Durga located ...

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Tsuglagkhang

6.Tsuglagkhang

1 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week, 6:00A.M-7:00 P.M Entry Fee: No entry fee Tsuglagkhang is one of the most significant places in Mcleodganj. It is w...

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Tibetan Museum

7.Tibetan Museum

1 kilometres from city centre

  Entry Fee: Free Located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex, the Tibetian museum has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan Art. It...

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Kareri Lake, Kangra

8.Kareri Lake, Kangra

10 kilometres from city centre

Kareri Lake is a fresh water lake that gets its water from the ice melting from the Dhauladhar ranges. Located 9 kms away from Dharamshala, this la...

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Bhagsu Falls

9.Bhagsu Falls

2 kilometres from city centre

  Timings: 7:00 A.M to 9:00 P.M Entry Fee: No entry fee This waterfall is located around two to three km away from McLeod. The trek to these...

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Namgyal Monastery

10.Namgyal Monastery

1 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 5:00 A.M to 8:30 P.M Entry Fee: No entry fee   Also known as Dalai Lama’s temple, Namgyal Monastery is known amongst all the spiritual ...

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Church of St. Johns in the wilderness

11.Church of St. Johns in the wilderness

0 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Located near Dharamshala and on the way to Mcleodganj, this church is dated to be built in 1852 ...

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Kangra Fort, Kangra

12.Kangra Fort, Kangra

18 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Entry Fee: For Indians( with audio guide)- INR 150 per person, For foreigners(with audio guide) INR...

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Bhagsunath Temple

13.Bhagsunath Temple

1 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Entry Fee: No entry fee Highly revered by the Hindus and Gorkha communities, the Bhagsunath Temple...

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Naam Art Gallery

14.Naam Art Gallery

7 kilometres from city centre

Timings: All days of the week except Monday- 10:00AM-7: 00 PM Entry Fee: INR 10 per person To spend some leisure time one can always head to Naam...

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Triund

15.Triund

1 kilometres from city centre

Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Entry Fee: No entry fee   Even if you're not much into trekking, it will really be an incomplete trip if you don't v...

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City Shopping

16.City Shopping

2153 kilometres from city centre

Timings:9:00 AM-11:00 PM Along with the scenic beauty that mcleod possess, it is also famous for its crafts and culture. Including the wonderful S...

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Trekking

17.Trekking

1536 kilometres from city centre

Be it simple or difficult terrain, Mcleodganj has a variety of trekking trails that will keep you excited and thrilled and is a vital location for ...

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Minkiani Pass

18.Minkiani Pass

1 kilometres from city centre

Trek from Dharamshala to Chamba and you'll find Minkiani Pass on your way. Stop here for the beautiful nothern region view and embrace the fresh air.

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Kangra Art Museum, Kangra

19.Kangra Art Museum, Kangra

1 kilometres from city centre

  To reflect the history and culture of this place, the Kangra Art Museum is dedicated to Tibetian and Buddhist artwork. On display, there are jew...

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Dal Lake

20.Dal Lake

1 kilometres from city centre

Entry fee: Free The Dal Lake is a small yet quiet picturesque lake with a view surrounded by hills. The area is very calm and relaxing and has a l...

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Rejuvinate with nature

What's so good about nature is that one glimpse of a lush green valley can make your day turn all the way around. Mcleodganj is the place for you to feel that way. It is a village in the suburbs of Dharamshala the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Living on the lap of the Dhauladhar range, Mcleodganj is definitely nature's retreat. The culture here is a blend of Tibetian and some British influence. This is because during the British Raj, in order to avoid the heat of the plains, Mcleod Ganj was discovered. There are many places to visit such as Tsug la Khang, Masroor Temple in Kangra, Tibet Museum etc. 

How to reach

Mcleodganj is just 90 km from Pathankot and is very close to the Punjab and Himachal border. Pathankot has the nearest broad gauge railway station that leaves trains to Mcleod. Its an overnight journey from New Delhi and around 6-7 hours from Chandigarh. Buses and taxis ply from the station to reach the final destination. Himachal State buses are available from major cities which have proven to be economical and comfortable.

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is Gajjal, very close to Mcleod, 30 km away from the city. Taxis are available to reach Mcleod from there. Although the frequency of flights is minimal there, Chandigarh airport has many frequent flights that will help you commute to Mcleod. The Delhi Airport is the closest for International travellers from where hiring taxis or taking the bus to mcleod becomes easy and convenient.

How to Reach by Train

Kangra Mandir is the nearest railway station and is located around 25 km from Mcleodganj. Apart from this, the nearest broad gauge railway station in Pathankot is 90 km away. Taxis and buses are easily available.

How to Reach by Bus

Himachal State buses are available from major cities which have proven to be economical and comfortable. The Himachal roadways and Himachal Tourism have regular buses to the state from Kashmiri Gate ISBT in New Delhi.

How to Reach by Road

After reaching Dharamshala, you can take a bus or a cab that will take you to the main city of Mcleodganj that is only 9 km away.

How to travel within

Regular buses ply in the city along with hired cabs.

Food to try

Having a variety of things to eat from, ranging from authentic Tibetian food to fine Italian cuisine, Mcleodganj offers the most amazing delicacies. 

Their speciality of Tibetian cuisine starts from Momos to Thukpa to Bakleb. This place is also known for its honey ginger lemon tea that is as refreshing to your palate as the greenery to your eyes. You can also take home a few treats such as lemon tarts, chocolate mousse and pancakes. This is truly a home for a food lover. 

Mcleodganj Itinerary

DAY 1:

-Trek to the Bhagsu Waterfall for a breathtaking view.

- Indulge in some great food at Shiva Cafe

-Cafe Black Tent on Wednesdays has live music sessions.

 DAY 2:

-Visit Tushita meditation centre for a free guided meditation session 

- A three-hour trek to Triund campsite

- Hot parathas and noodles from the local dhaba nearby.

DAY 3:

 -If you're into adventure sports, go paragliding in Bir-Billing.

-Visit Dirty Laundry, a store where travellers exchange used travel essentials at half the price.

- Visit Dalai Lama’s temple, Namgyal Monastery, known amongst all the spiritual travellers around the world.

 

 

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