10 Places to Visit in Mcleodganj, Tourist Places & Attractions
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The Church of St. John in the Wilderness is a serene haven nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh on the way to McLeod Ganj. Built in 1852, this architectural gem showcases colonial-era design with its rustic stone exterior and intricate stained glass windows.


Surrounded by the lush greenery of the Himalayan foothills, the church offers a peaceful retreat for prayer and contemplation. It holds both religious and historical significance, dedicated to St. John the Baptist and serving as a memorial to Lord Elgin, the former British Viceroy of India.


Inside, visitors are welcomed by a tranquil ambiance, enhanced by the soft glow of candlelight and gentle hymns. The interior boasts beautiful woodwork and frescoes, adding to its timeless charm.


Beyond its religious importance, the Church of St. John hosts various cultural events and services, welcoming people of all backgrounds to gather in fellowship.

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Namgyal Monastery, situated in McLeodganj, Dharamshala, boasts a rich history dating back to its founding by the third Dalai Lama. Originally located in Lhasa, it was relocated to Dharamshala following the Tibetan Revolt. This revered sanctuary attracts Buddhists worldwide, offering teachings on meditation aligned with Buddhist principles.

The monastery features a guest house, café, and library, welcoming visitors of all backgrounds. Adorned with poised Buddha images and exquisite Thangka paintings, its serene ambiance captivates non-religious visitors as well. Housing around 200 monks, it serves as a hub for preserving Tibetan culture, rituals, and scriptures.

Designated as the Dalai Lama's personal monastery, Namgyal Monastery in Dharamshala has become a prominent tourist destination. Its influence extends globally, with the establishment of the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies in New York in 1992. This tranquil hilltop abode offers visitors a glimpse into Tibetan spirituality and culture, leaving a lasting impression of peace and tranquility.

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Indrahar Pass, nestled in the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, offers breathtaking views and thrilling trekking experiences.  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.

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Being in closed vicinity of the popular Bhagsunath Temple of Lord Shiva, this waterfall is known as the Bhagsu Falls. Spending a day here is one of the most exhilarating things to do in Mcleodganj. It is not only famous as a picnic spot but is also a significant place of pilgrimage. 

The sight of this 20 M tall waterfall is like a heaven on earth during monsoons. One can also cherish the delicious food served in the cafeteria near the falls. If you wish to add on to the excitement of this excursion, then you have a choice of trekking to these falls through the beautiful vistas. Carry your camera and capture the enticing exquisiteness of Mother Nature.

Timings: - Open from 7 am to 9 pm

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The Mata Chintpurni Temple in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, is a serene sanctuary known for its peaceful ambiance and spiritual significance. Dedicated to Goddess Chintpurni, it attracts devotees and visitors seeking blessings and solace amidst the Himalayan landscape.

Surrounded by lush greenery, the temple's architecture blends traditional Himachali style with modern elements. Its tranquil atmosphere and stunning mountain views provide a perfect setting for meditation and introspection.

Devotees believe that worshipping at Mata Chintpurni Temple brings peace and fulfillment of wishes, making it a revered destination. The melodious chants and fragrant incense create a sense of reverence and devotion.

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Dharamkot, a charming village near McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Just a short distance from McLeod Ganj, it offers stunning natural beauty with tall pine trees and colorful rhododendrons. Every year, the village comes alive with a lively festival, adding to its vibrant atmosphere. You'll be captivated by the breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar mountain range, and you can easily find a peaceful retreat at one of the nearby spiritual centers.

Despite its close proximity to McLeod Ganj, Dharamkot has a completely different vibe. You can go on scenic treks to nearby villages like Naddi and Triund, where you'll be surrounded by nature's bounty. Along the way, you'll find cozy cafes where you can enjoy some quiet time at affordable prices.

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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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03 January 2020
Pooja Sabarwal Triund Trek
Excellent
31 Dec 2019 always memorable for me just because of this trip. It was my first experience on hills specially on trekking. Our guide Mannu Sharma such a nice person. Just like our family he take care of everything. Wonderful experience with wonderful peoples.
20 August 2018
Yogananda Sree Triund Trek
Excellent
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 simply superb . Environment friendly and peace loving. Food was simply superb and hospitality was excellent. Will once again visit in future.
11 October 2019
Jagruti Nawale Triund Trek
Excellent
This was my first trek and I'm so glad I opt it. In triund is all the nature you can experience at once. The cold breeze, the mountains, the water, the trees, the rocks (they are real beauty of the trek), the clouds/fog, the animals, the people, everything about triund is special. The views were breathtaking, I wanted to capture everything I could in my camera. This is one of a hell experience you should not miss. The camping arrangement was nice. They provide you good tents, sleeping bags, nice and clean. We got snacks and meals and even breakfast and it was unexpectedly awesome. You get less options but you get to choose what you will be eating. This experience made me fall in love with trekking.
04 February 2021
Oindrila Bhattacharya Triund Trek
Excellent
First trek experience with friends, couldn't be any better option than thrillpphilia. Best vender and guide assigned. Best deals in this price. From food to facilities everything was as promised. We were 2 girls in group and it's totally safe for girls.
21 December 2019
Dhananjay Dhananjay Kareri Lake Trek
Excellent
The best experience I could get could considering that it was my first Trek,the picturesque locations and the admirable hospitality was something someone can only dream of.Though due to off season in December my group was not able to complete the trek but whatever we witnessed was something neither of us can forget.The camping under a boulder is something I can never forget.The best thing of this trek is that you will always find a dog companion who will keep you motivated on this trek...
20 March 2021
Prachi Sharma Triund Trek
Excellent
Hello everyone, the round trek was breathtaking. But the experience became amazing only because of our guide - Rahul. Rahul helped me to conquer my fear of heights. He kept on motivating me to go further and also helped me to come down by constantly holding my hand. I went with 3 of my friends and we all loved the service and we made many new friends as well in the group :) And that’s why I will recommend thrillophilla to everyone. And As far as the stay is concerned, it is comfortable and cosy and the vibe is surreal.
20 March 2021
SUmit Pal Triund Trek
Excellent
Thrilling trek to the top of Triund trek. Rahul is a amazing guide friendly and cheerful. Highly recommended. A must try trek !!!
07 March 2021
Ayush Aggarwal Laka Glacier Trek
Excellent
I booked this trek at the end of Feb 2021. The weather was somewhat pleasant and a lot windy. The trekking company just started its operations in Leta village after camping in triund got prohibited due to which the washroom situation was not the best. However, the tents were good and the owner was also very accommodating, providing extra sleeping bags to overcome the cold. Our guide was amazing and very supportive throughout the trek. We went till snowline due to time and safety concerns. The food and bonfire were also very good. Overall an amazing experience.
25 February 2021
Mayank Yaduvanshi Triund Trek
Excellent
This is our 2nd trek on triund. Recommanded trek for the amazing views. We went on 23 jan 2021 and enjoyed the beautiful mountains with the lovely snowfall (that's what we went there for the second time). If you go in around September you may also experience the breathtaking views from triund top and bhagsunag waterfall.
16 February 2021
Yogananda Sree Triund Trek
Excellent
It was just amazing

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