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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 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.
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.
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 approximatelyNearest Railhead: Kangra Railway Station
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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With so many interesting tourist places in Mcleodganj, it is also popular for being the home to the famous Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Click here to know more
1. Triund - 7 km from Mcleodganj
2. Kareri Lake - 50 Kms from Mcleodganj3.
3. Dharamkot - 8 Kms from Mcleodganj
4. Indrahar Pass - 9 Kms from Mcleodganj
5. Minkiani Pass - 12 Kms from Mcleodganj
Exploring the umpteen numbers of monasteries in town to taking an exciting trek from here, there are plenty of things to do in Mcleodganj to create an unforgettable memory.
1. Visit Namgyal Monastery
2. Go to Bhagsu Falls
3. Camping in Triund
4. Head Out to Dal Lake
5. Shop at The Local markets
6. The Kangra Valley Trek
Resorts in Mcleodganj provide you with different kinds of activities as in they customised tours to local tourist attractions so that you have a flawless trip around the city. They even have rental cars for you if you wish to travel on your own. You can also book paragliding and camping on the front desk. Moreover, they have a lot of in-house activities which covers various games like Air Hockey, badminton, pool table, table tennis and video games. With these, they also arrange bonfire, karaoke, overnight and picnics so that you can enjoy amidst the woods of pine and deodar.
There are a lot of luxury Resorts in Mcleodganj which strives to provide you with the best of their services. The list encircles resorts like Asia Health Resorts and Spa, D’s Casa Hotel, Best Western Indraprastha Resort, Himgiri Resort n Spa, Cygnett STyle Signature, Rana’s House, Hotel Udechee Huts, Glenmoor Cottages, Hotel Mount Edge. These resorts provide you with spacious rooms which are tastefully furnished with all the contemporary amenities. They also have multi-cuisine restaurants which serve great food freshly prepared by their experienced chefs. Moreover, they also have services like swimming pool, parking, internet, rooms for drivers, concierge and more to make your stay comfortable.
The best months to travel to Mcleodganj is from October to February which are the months of winters. The temperature in these months could fall as low as -1°C and rise up to 9°C. The summer season from the month of March to June is also preferable to escape the scorching sun in other regions. Here the temperature hangs around 25°C which is quite pleasant. Whereas monsoons are not recommended for travelling as there is usually a heavy rainfall in these months so it is suggested to avoid July and August.
You can expect snowfall from the month of December to February. During these months the temperature falls until -1 °C at night and rise up to 7 °C in the day time. So, it is highly suggested to visit Mcleodganj in these months as the hill station is covered in a blanket of snow while flakes pouring down from the sky to make it even more beautiful.
Yes, there are multi-cuisine restaurants and bars in the resorts. However, you might need to check for bars in the resorts as every resort might not support drinking. But restaurants are available in every luxurious Mcleodganj Resorts where you will get exquisite food. The menus will cover recipes from North India, South India and International delicacies. Meaning you can even eat Chinese, Italian, Mexican, American and all the other popular eateries.
Mcleodganj is 479 KM from Delhi.
By Air: You can catch a flight till Kangra Airport or Kullu Manali Airport and further book a taxi to Mcleodganj.
By Train: You can find a train till Nagrota or Kangra Mandir or Samloti, whichever suitable. And further, book a taxi or use local transport to Mcleodganj.
By Road: You can drive on your own or get a reservation on the bus and enjoy the route through the mesmerising mountains till Mcleodganj.