Mcleodganj is the Buddhist spiritual capital of India though physically it is just a small village in Dharamsala, in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Situated in the lap of the Dhauladhar range, a branch of the southern outer Himalayas and having an average elevation of 2,082 metres, the hill station is the home of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan Government in Exile.
It is an important international destination which offers a number of options for the inveterate traveler. Dharamshala offers a complete spiritual recharge with a number of monasteries and temples. You just can’t miss the Tsug la Khang or Dalai Lama’s Temple as it is the lifeblood of the village.
It has the famous Namgyal monastery and shrine rooms. Services are held daily and it offers what some call the spiritual experience of a lifetime. The hill station boasts of a meditation trail with small shrines, stupas, and a massive ‘chorten’. The St. John in the Wilderness, an Anglican church built in the neo-gothic style is also a major draw.
The Gajjal Airport is the nearest access to tourists who prefer to fly by air. At a distance of 20 km from Dharamshala lies the pathankot Railway Station for tourists who prefer to travel by rail.