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Best Things To Do in Mcleodganj

If you’re seeking a holiday to let go of your inhibitions and embrace tranquillity in one go, then there are some wonderful things to do in Mcleodganj for a memorable retreat. Settled within the snow-covered Dhauladhar Mountains, this Indian town in the state of Himachal Pradesh is a picture-perfect amalgamation of natural beauty and spirituality. ' Little Lhasa' as it is famously known by the huge Tibetan population here is also called ' Upper Dharamsala' as it is at a higher elevation from Dharamsala. With some enchanting landscapes, beautiful monasteries and a great list of adventures, Mcleodganj is every tourist’s best escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A lot of tourists can be seen walking around the streets of Mcledoganj town. They get indulged in different activities of their choice and there are plenty of ways in Mcledoganj to do what you want to do and the way you want to be. Mcleodganj has a lot to offer for both casual vacationers and backpackers. McLeodganj provides the equal number of an awe-inspiring montage of beauty and culture. This one of the best tourist places in India, enriched with mind-blowing natural wonders to marvelous manmade architectural structures.

Few of the most eminent and religiously significant monasteries in India are located here, including the Namgyal Monastery and Tsuglagkhang, where the spiritual leader Dalai Lama resides. Tourists must also visit the scenic Dal Lake and Triund, which are apt for quiet picnics. It’s most famous among the adventure seekers for offering the best trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh. Most famous of them in Mcleodganj is the Triund trek beside many others.

For foodies, it has in store many Tibetan delicacies that will spice up your taste buds. And if you seek spiritualism and meditation, Mcleodganj is just the perfect place to be and learn meditation. This place is not an ordinary Indian hill station, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own.

 

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    About the Activity: Indulge in this exciting camping in the wilderness of the Himalayas and get a chance to witness the best overnight views of the mountain.Commence your trek at 10.00 AM from Mcleodganj Pink house to Dharamkot and marvel at the sights of the amazing la...

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    Mcleodganj or the Little Lhasa, as the Tibetans call it, is one of the most scenic and spiritual getaways in the lap of the Himalayas and in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Famous for being the home to the 14th Dalai Lama and the home to a horde of adventurous treks, one ...

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    About the Activity:Engage in an easy hike from Mcleodganj to Bhagsu covering 12 km passing through waterfall and the lush green Bhagsu village.This is one of the most popular trek that you can do in short period of time. From Triund you have most spectacular view of t...

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Attractions

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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.
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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.'

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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
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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.

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Traveller Tales From Mcleodganj

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Yogananda Sree

20 August 2018

My trip to triund was super. The guide Mukesh was friendly and fun company. Guided very well. Bit disappointed that I couldn't stay there due to bad weather but the accommodation provided to me was si...

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Ayush Agrawal

10 June 2018

It was a wonderful experience to gaze lovingly the serenic godly mountains at Triund. The huge divine hills do not fail to mesmerise oneself. Do not miss to meditate at the top of hill. Just close your...

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Vikas Niwad

18 June 2018

Overall experience was very pleasant and good. We reached at 9.30 & although the orientation was little delayed than planned but that was the only bad thing to mention. All the other activities were...

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Sukanya Kumari

01 June 2018

"beautiful expience...trained guide...amazing people...amazing moments..."

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Devam Bajaj

05 May 2018

It was one of the most satisfying trek experience for me, once the weather was cool then it really helped me and group to enjoy the whole journey. Specially recommended for all the beginners to go for ...

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Gokul Gopinath

29 November 2017

"Every service provided was excellent but the place is too commercialized and toooooooo crowded."

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Vishal Chauhan

07 June 2018

It was great experience. Nothing was out of order. We were allowed to start the trek at 5pm. Thanks for that. We reached the top before 8 and the moment you reach there, thats one of the greatest feel...

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Aashish John

09 May 2018

"Well telling the truth it was just a usual one day trek for me, but after reaching the Triund top and getting soaked in rain for an entire night my thoughts began to change and for the next time I wi

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Atul Kumar

12 September 2018

"Everything was best but only one thing I didn't like is that at the top there was cow dung everywhere. You have to sleep in between that. "

What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Mcleodganj

  • What are the different activities to do in Mcleodganj?

    With a mix of relaxation and adventure, Mcleodganj offers an interesting set of activities for all the tourists. Vibrant monasteries, stunning backdrop, soothing cafes, and thrilling adventure activities have made it one of the favourite summer holiday destinations in India.

    This hilltop retreat, perched almost 1,500 metres above sea level is the abode of the holy Dalai Lama, and is a major pilgrimage for Buddhists.

    Here are the different activities to do in Mcleodganj:

    • Trek to Triund
    • Visit Dal Lake
    • Dine at the cafes and colorful restaurants
    • Offer prayers at Kalachakara Temple
    • Explore Tsechokling Gompa
    • Visit Nechung Monastery
    • Get to know Tibetian hardships at Tibetan Museum
    • Admire architecture at St. Johns Church in wilderness
    • Indulge in City Shopping
    • Step in History at Kangra Fort

  • Which are some famous museums to visit in Mcleodganj?

    Mcleodganj was once under the colonial rule of British but now widely known as the home of Dalai Lama. Today it is one of the best places to appreciate Tibetan culture. The most famous museum to visit here is the Tibetan Museum located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex.

    It has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan art, which includes history documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc. It also provides an insight into Tibetan culture and also the various struggles faced by them lately. 

     

  • Which are some places for sightseeing in Mcleodganj?

    Mcleodganj besides Offering extremely beautiful scenes of Dhauladhar ranges, has a host of places to keep tourists busy with many sightseeing opportunities. The beautiful town portrays a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence.

    Right from enchanting monasteries located in the heart of the town to lakes and waterfalls all around, Dharamshala has myriad sightseeing possibilities.

    Here’s a rundown on best places for sightseeing here:

    • Bhagsu Falls
    • Namgyal Monastery
    • Bhagsunath Temple
    • Tsuglagkhang
    • Dharamkot 
    • Church of St John’s
    • Tibetan Museum
    • Norbulingka Institute
    • Kangra Fort etc.

     

  • Which are the best places for yoga in Mcleodganj?

    A lot of people come up to McLeodGanj to enroll themselves at one of the many meditation centres. The peace and quiet coupled with the inherent spirituality of the place makes it an ideal retreat for people trying to find their Zen. There are many yoga retreats in Mcleodganj where you can learn the basics of yoga by trained gurus and find your inner peace.

    Some of the places for yoga here are

    • Aryan Yoga & Reiki Center
    • Ashta Yoga Valley
    • Kailash School of Yoga and Holistic Healing

  • Which are the famous temples to visit in Mcleodganj?

    Mcleodganj boasts of a rich culture that one can witness only after paying a visit to the beautiful temples located there. Not only for the spiritually interested, but these temples serve as an important tourist attraction for everyone.

    Dharamshala owes most of its air of tranquillity to the vibrant culture that prevails here, and it’s hard to miss in the many temples that dot the town.

    Some of the famous temples here are:

    • Dalai Lama’s temple
    • Bhagsunath Temple
    • Bajreshwari Mata temple
    • Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple
    • Bagalamukhi temple

  • Which are the best camping sites in Mcleodganj?

    A camping experience in Mcleodganj will take you close in the wilderness of nature showcasing its real grandeur. Spend the whole night under the star-studded night sky and witness the sunset and the sunrise the next day. It is also a fun outing with family and friends while enjoying an adventurous activity.

    Some famous camping places in Mcleodganj are:

    • Triund Mountain Lodge and Camping 
    • The Bunker
    • Snow Monk Camp
    • Naddi etc.

  • Which are some famous monasteries to visit in Mcleodganj?

    Mcleodganj stands out for its world-renowned monasteries that give visitors a peep into Buddhism and a feel of Tibetan culture. McLeodganj is famous for its Tibetan institutions, Buddhist monasteries, culture, art and crafts. Being in the monasteries is an uplifting experience that is sure to help you reconnect with your inner-self. And its certainly a big reason to visit here.

    Some of the famous monasteries here are:

    • Namgyal Monastery
    • Tsuglagkhang
    • Tsechokling Gompa

  • Where can I try paragliding in Mcleodganj and how much will it cost me?

    Paragliding is the most adventurous activity to do in Mcleodganj to get an adrenaline rush. Not only it completes your quota of excitement but also offers some of the best vistas which you can witness from the sky. The view below would leave you spellbound and this is one experience you will never ever forget.

    Bir Billing is the best place to go to Mcleodganj for this activity. A paragliding expedition in Mcleodganj will cost you about INR 7,000.

  • Which are the best trekking routes in Mcleodganj?

    McLeodganj serves as a base camp for various trekking expeditions that cover Kangra and Chamba Valleys and Dhauladhar ranges. Short, casual treks around the place are a wonderful way to explore the scenery. The experience of hiking in the natural, pollution-free air and open green landscapes is truly exhilarating.

    A number of treks are available in and around Mcleodganj which are:

    • Triund Trek
    • Kareri River Trek
    • Guna Devi Temple Trek
    • Bhagsu Trek
    • Indrahar Pass Trek

  • Where can I try boating in Mcleodganj? Can I do it in any season?

    The peaceful & beautiful setting of the lakes in Mcleodganj makes boating one of the most popular fun things to do in Mcleodganj with kids.

    One can try boating in the famous Dal Lake of Mcleodganj on your vacation. with blue-green water so deep that you could go boating on it, Dal Lake is the best place for this experience. The lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is considered to be a sacred spot as there is small Shiva mandir (shrine) on its bank. 

    May to October is the ideal time for boating in Dal Lake.

  • Should I visit the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts? What’s so special about it?

    Today, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts is a popular tourist stop and stay over and is a both educating and recreational. Here you will find shows, events and documentary screenings all year round. It is one of the first institutes established by the Dalai Lama. Its annual 10-day Shoton Festival attracts people from all over the country. 

    Some of the highlights of this place are its eccentric cultural performances including a 1½-hour show of folk and ritual dance and song, Dances from the Roof of the World (which sometimes includes lhamo excerpts), and concerts by the popular electric folk fusion group Aa Ka Ma.