Mcleodganj Tourism

Situated in the Kangra district and at the suburbs of the town of Dharamshala, Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most favourite tourist destinations of recent times. Sometimes referred to as the Little Lhasa due to the presence of many Tibetans, this quaint little town is visited by thousands of tourists every year, and people come here for various reasons like spirituality, volunteer programs, Himalayan experiences and adventures, and for sightseeing and excursion opportunities. Mcleodganj is also one of the best places to see the real lifestyle of Tibetan Buddhists and monks from up close.

Home of to one of the most beautiful, scenic and exciting treks of the country, the Triund Trek is a popular attraction of McLeodGanj. Upon reaching the top of Triund, one can experience far off hills of the Dhauladhar mountain range.

Another popular attraction here is the Bhagsu Waterfall, situated close to Bhagsunath Temple. During the monsoon season, the waterfall has a cascade of 30 ft. Decorated with slate graffiti, the mountain side of the fall is among the highlights of the tourist spot.

Namgyal Monastery is also a popular attraction of McLeodGanj. A religious centre situated next to the residence of spiritual leader of Tibetan Government Dalai Lama, the monastery is located in the midst of lush forests of pines, oaks and cedars. Designed in Tibetan style of architecture, the monastery is overlooked by Dhauladhar ranges, which comprises a Tibetan Museum, a cafeteria, a book shop, and a library.

Kareri Lake is also a major attraction here and the lake is filled with the melting snow of the Dhauladhar ranges. Located at the base of the Minkiani Pass, the lake serves as the perfect combination of offbeat trekking and scenic beauty in the middle of snow-capped peaks, the added experience of the lake is camping by its side in a scenic meadow right under the Minkiani Pass.

Best time to visit
Mcleodganj experiences extremely pleasant summers with the temperatures hovering around 25 degrees. The best time to visit Mcleodganj is during the months of September to June. It is best to avoid July and August due to the heavy rainfall Mcleodganj receives.

How to reach McLeodGanj
By Air - Gaggal Airport serves as the nearest airport to Mcleodganj.
By Train - Pathankot Railway Station serves as the nearest railhead to Mcleodganj. Passengers can avail trains that ply between Delhi and Jammu to reach Mcleodganj.
By Road - Number of state government and private buses connect Mcleodganj with various cities of north India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Dharamshala etc. on a regular basis.


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