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  • Famed as “Little Lhasa” this quaint land can be visited in the months from October to February as this is the best time to visit Mcleodganj. These are winter months when the temperature ranges between -1 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees celsius and views of snow-capped valleys are quite pleasing.

    Apart from this, the months March to June are also great months for touring the region as the temperature bar rises to a maximum of 25-degree celsius which is tolerable and pleasing for the visitors.

    Monsoons are not that great in McLeodganj and one must avoid visiting at that time as the heavy rain shut down the tourism and the region faces a lowered number of tourists. Whether you are planning a visit for an adventure-filled holiday or a vacation along with the soothing vibes, then this is the right place for you to witness.

    Here are the best seasons to visit Mcleodganj:

  • 01Mcleodganj in Winter

    Mcleodganj in Winter

    The winter season starts in the month of October and goes on till February. December through February is the point at which the area encounters bone-chilling climate and snowfall. The start of the period is the best time to explore the city. But, if one wants to encounter the snow-clad suburb, one can extend their visit until February. The day-time temperature drifts around 9°C, however after twilight, the mercury drops to about - 1°C.

    The climate is cold and nippy on occasions however is immaculate to investigate the excellent landscape and go touring. While here, one can likewise get a taste of the vital celebrations celebrated in the winter season like the International Himalayan Festival held in December, Himachal Winter Carnival in February, Halda and Lohri in the month of January, or the Tibetan New Year which is commended in February/March.

    Why should you visit at this time?

    Hill stations are acclaimed for their beautiful magnificence and Mcleodganj is no behind with regards to visual treat. The best part being, you will almost certainly witness haze, little greenery, snow and daylight across the board outline in winters. It is an incredible spot to loosen up yourself and treat your eyes with such a beautiful sight. You will discover individuals with a telescope who might offer to demonstrate to you the mountains intently at budget-friendly costs.

    Spots and activities to investigate here in winters: 

    Shopping - Like some other place, shopping in Mcleodganj has its very own appeal. Kotwali Bazaar, Mcleodganj Central Square Jogiwara Road are outstanding shopping territories in the area. While the road shops of Kotwali Bazaar are most prevalent for Tibetan carpets, and colorful models, the Jogiwara Road holds notoriety of the keepsake shopping.

    Visit Kora Circuit - Pilgrims and eager travelers frequently visit the Kora Circuit, one of the major Mcleodganj vacation spots. The circuit is quiet with dazzling perspectives; however, the track is steep and also very rough.

    Star looking - The unmistakable sky over the snowcapped crests makes star gazing a standout amongst the most intriguing activities when it comes to Mcleodganj. The 
    activity is magnificent for explorers of assorted types be it solo voyagers, couples, or families. This definitely must not be missed.

  • 02Mcleodganj in Summer

    Mcleodganj in Summer

    At the point when the whole nation is bearing the searing summer heat, Mcleod Ganj encounters soothing temperatures toward the start of the mid-year summer season in the month of April. As the season advances, it hits a temperature limit of 38°C amid the pinnacle evening hours, but this is still bearable. Usually, it drifts somewhere in the range of 22°C and 32°C; which is a significant reprieve for those meeting the town on summer getaways.

    Other than touring, it is likewise an incredible time to trek through the Indrahar and Triund Pass and investigate widely varied vegetation that this area has to offer. If at all one wishes to, they can likewise take part or witness the festivals that happen to celebrate the Buddha Purnima in the month of April and Losar in the month of March.

    Why should you visit at this time?

    Summer months are ideal for a trek to the hills when the temperatures extend somewhere close to 22°C and 35°C. It's additionally the perfect time for trekking on beautiful trails specked with blooms in full sprout. Most visitors lean towards coming here in this particular season so it's likewise the most swarmed time of the year. It's a smart thought to design your tour to this place around this time to appreciate a lovely climate.

    Spots and activities to investigate here in summers:

    Sightseeing - Mcleodganj is known for its religious communities, temples, museums, cascades, lakes, and Tibetan settlements. Taking a half day city visit is one of the many intriguing activities with regards to Mcleodganj. Mcleodganj touring focuses incorporate Tsuglagkhang (the living arrangement of Dalai Lama), Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsunath temple and Bhagsu Falls, Tibetan Museum etc.

    Boat ride in Dal Lake - Set in the midst of the rich green Deodar woodlands, the excellent Dal Lake of Mcleodganj offers drifting choices to travelers. The tranquil and delightful setting of the lake makes boating in Dal Lake a standout amongst the most prominent fun activities in Mcleodganj with children.

    Trek, camp
    , and climb - For the individuals who would prefer not to go for regular touring, there are other unique activities in Mcleodganj. The adventure junkies’ can go trekking, camping, and climbing on the encompassing trails. Of these, the Triund trek by means of Indrahar Pass is the most acclaimed. But, the cold and solidifying breeze will disillusion you.

  • 03Mcleodganj in Monsoon

    Mcleodganj in Monsoon

    Mcleod Ganj encounters monsoons among the months of July and September. The area gets a normal yearly rainfall of 350 cm, and the temperature extends somewhere in the range of 18°C and 22°C. The landscape changes into grand heaven, however, the measure of downpour can make the excursion a very badly designed experience.

    An off-season trip for the extraordinary voyager is reasonable towards the start or the end of the period when the rainfall is nearly low. However, the rush is high. While here, one might need to check the Butoh Dance Festival which is typically orchestrated in the months of June/July.

    Why should you visit at this time?

    It is the season when it feels like the sky is contacting the earth. Haze inundates the whole town more often. The monsoon season in customary language is the one where nothing can be predicted. The season goes on for three months by and large, from July to September, yet it could broaden well past the three months in either bearing.

    Downpour truly implies a ton of it, constantly; halting for a couple of minutes all over, yet no sun without a doubt. The temperature never reaches
     25-degree centigrade all through the season. The relentless downpour causes avalanches and washes away ineffectively built streets. However, there are the same numbers of incentives to cheer as to be vexed.

    It is the period of considerably
     fewer vacationers. Fewer individuals head up to the mountains to get away from the warmth, as the winds are chilling. Foreign visitors leave for drier spots, and just the laid back ones stay for the delight and get engulfed by the magnificence they see in McLeod Ganj.

    Spots and activities to investigate here in monsoon:

    Cultural shows - Once in Mcleodganj, don't miss the social shows on Tibetan culture where people dance to the beats of. This social focus displays intermittent Tibetan social stage exhibitions including conventional Lhamo – the local peoples’ musical drama.

    Dine out - The cool bistros and eating joints out here in Mcleodganj are extremely comfortable and happening. They serve unworldly espresso, steaming hot momos, and thukpa. Unwinding in one of such beguiling bistros is a standout amongst the most favored activities in Mcleodganj, particularly for the adventure lover voyagers.

Sightseeing in Mcleodganj

Adventure in Mcleodganj

Attractions in Mcleodganj

Trekking in Mcleodganj

Nature and wildlife in Mcleodganj



St. John in the Wilderness Church

Forsyth Gunj protects the famous Anglican Church, St. John in the Wilderness which is dedicated to John the Baptist. The church has a very old history as the background as it was built in the year of 1852 near Dharamshala, on the way to McLeod Ganj. The neo-Gothic architectural style accommodated by the church suggests totally a different appeal to it and also the surroundings filled with deodar trees add beauty in abundance to the whole location. The church is just a 20 minute downhill walk away from the Bus Station at McLeod Ganj. The ruins of a graveyard where the British people who were killed in the earthquake of 1905 are seen on one side and a restored bell tower on another side of the church attract people’s eyes so fast.

Manimahesh Lake

Situated close to Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas, Manimahesh Lake is located in the Chamba district and is one of the most important places to visit in Chamba. The lake is located at a height of 4, 080 meters from the mean sea level and has high religious significance after Lake Mansarovar in Tibet.

The lake is a major pilgrimage trek, which is carried out during the months of August and September on the eighth day of new moon period, as per the Hindu Calendar and is known as 'Manimahesh Yatra.'


Akhand Chandi Palace

Akhand Chandi Palace displays the lavishness of Mughals and the artistic architecture of the British. It is a perfect blend of western and eastern architecture and was built in the year 1748-1764. While visiting the Akhand Chandi Palace, you can have a picturesque view of various other beautiful tourist destinations like Chamunda Devi Temple, Sui Mata Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Rang Mahal and many more.

One of the most beautiful features of the palace is that it has distinguishably green roof as the other houses in Chamba along with a conical roof to shed the snow. The palace has beautifully designed windows, which are painted in white.

Until 1957, the palace was with the royal family and in 1958, it was handed over to Himachal Government, which opened a college and district library in the palace.


Champavati Temple

Located near the Police Post and Treasury building in Chamba, Champavati Temple is one of the most religious destinations and best places to visit in Chamba. It was built by Raja Sahil Varman in the memory of Champavati who was her daughter. The temple's Shikhara style and various ornamental stone carvings make it distinguishable from others. It resembles the architectural pieces of Nepal, featuring structures that are cylindrical in shape and are categorized into 5 to 9 parts.

The temple holds the shrines of Vasuki Naga, Wazir and Goddess Mahisasuramardini, an avatar of Goddess Durga. The best time to visit temple is from the month of March to June as the climate is so pleasant during this duration.

The temple has a great archaeological and historical value and is taken care by Archeological Survey of India. Millions of hindus visit the temple each year, especially during Navratri.


Indrahar Pass

An extremely popular trekking route from Dharamshala, the trek to Indrahar Pass trails in the lush folds of the Dhauladhar range. Surrounded by thickets of Deodars and Rhododendrons, the panorama of Pir Panjal range to the north and the plains to the south exhilarates trekkers. Treacherous precipices and steep ascents make this a moderately-difficult trek; passing through Triund Hill and an endless view of Kangra Valley. Overnight camping in the Lahesh caves is an experience that’ll leave you transfixed, and the trekking season runs from May to October.

Distance from Delhi: 475 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kangra Railway Station

Friendship Peak Trek

Friendship peak is in the Pir Panjal range in the Beas Kund region and this trek can be undertaken by even persons with limited mountaineering knowledge. The trek reaches a maximum altitude of 5,289 metres.

The Friendship peak is situated in the Beas Kund Area which is very popular among tourists for ski touring, ski mountaineering and mountaineering. The trail proceeds via Dhundi and Beas Kund. The ideal time for trekking here is May and June and again in September and October.

Best Season: July - October
Max. Elevation: 5289m
Duration of the Trek: 5 days
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Chintpurni carries the significant title as one of the most important pilgrim centres in India which is surrounded by the western Himalayan range and the Shivalik range to give away the best background to the site. It has been noted as the prominent Shakit Peetha in Himachal Pradesh as well. Nonetheless, it has several connections to the ancient Hindu mythology in deep. The Chinnamasta Devi Temple is yet another reason for the fame this location houses within. Chinnamasta has been considered to be the severed-headed or the four-headed one. In Una district of Himachal, at a height of 940 meters on Sola Singhi range of hills, the temple is located. The temple will be opened to public from 04:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day.

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