Home of Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama, it is a beautiful town near upper Dharamsala. Standing tall at 2,082 meters it is a hill station which boasts of not being so crowded as Shimla but offers many similar vistas. Also known as little Lhasa, Mcleodganj has one of the most mesmerizing landscapes in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh and attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year.
The nearby towns of Dharamsala and Kangra are situated very close to each other and a must visit while travelling here. Few of the most eminent and religiously significant monasteries in India are located here, including the Namgyal Monastery & Tsuglagkhang, where the spiritual leader Dalai Lama resides. Tourists must also visit the scenic Naddi Point, Bhagsu Falls, Dal Lake and Triund, which are apt for quiet picnics.
The Dharamkot Trek is one of the most famous treks done here and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains capped with snow. The top is famous for camping and you can also stay there for the night, there are people who organize camps for the night stay. The pin drop silence at night, the twinkling stars and total darkness is an experience one should not miss.
Nearest airport – dharamsala, 6 kilometers away.
Nearest railhead – Pathankot, 90 kilometers away.
Himachal Pradesh has a good road network. Mcleodganj is easily accessible from Chandigarh, Pathankot and other nearby towns & cities.
An all year around destination for tourists.
Mcleodganj is located on a moderate height and hence it is neither too cold nor too warm either. Much better than the plains in summers and low height means not too bad in winter either. One of the wettest places in Himachal Pradesh, it sometimes offers stunning views in the rainy seasons.
Mcleodganj is located on a moderate height and hence it is neither too cold nor too warm either. Much better than the plains in summers where temperature hovers around 25-38 degrees and low height means not too bad in winter either. One of the wettest places in Himachal Pradesh, it sometimes offers stunning views in the rainy seasons. If you are not rain savvy avoiding Mcleodganj during rainy season from August and September is better.... read more...
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