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  • Internet Availability:Good
  • STD Code:01892
  • Languages Spoken:English, Hindi, Tibetan, Pahari, Nepali, Punjabi
  • Major Festivals:Losar, Halda, Lohri, Himachal Winter Carnival, Buddha Purnima & Butoh Dance Festival
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McLeod Ganj Overview

  • Ideal Trip Duration: 1 Night 2 Days
  • Nearest City McLeod Ganj: Shimla & Manali
  • Best Time to Visit McLeod Ganj: Sep to June
  • Peak Season: Sep to June
  • Weather Info: Mostly chill
  • State: Himachal Pradesh

McLeod Ganj is named after a Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, Sir Donald Friell McLeod and Ganj comes from a Persian word which means ¨neighbourhood¨. It is a famous but small village in the district of Kangra of Himachal Pradesh.

It is situated at a height of 2082 meters in the Dhauladhar Range, near upper Dharamshala. McLeod Ganj is a very famous hill station and trekkers love this destination for trekking.

Places To Visit In McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is one of the places in India where one can find a perfect combination of Tibetian and Indian Culture. It’s a perfectly picturesque location between landscapes with soothing weather conditions.

Some of the places to visit here, are

  1. Triund:- popular as the crown of Dharamshala.
  2. Nechung Monastery:- known for its environment and science view of Dhauladhar Range.
  3. St. John´s Church:- famous for its Solid Rock Architecture.
  4. Namgyal Monastery:- the Dalai Lama’s Temple
  5. Baglamukhi Temple:- famous for its Marvellous Architecture.
  6. Dharamkot:- a quaint town also known as Yoga Village.
  7. Tibetan Museum:- the perfect place to explore Dalai Lama’s Work.
  8. Norbulingka Institute:- a place where one can learn Tibetian Culture.
  9. Naam Art Gallery:- the perfect place for Art Enthusiastic.
  10. Tibetian Institute of Performing Arts:- the perfect place to know about Tibetian Culture.
  11. Vipassana Meditation Centre:- a place famous for getting the peace of mind.
  12. Guna Devi Temple:- has a mesmerizing view of Kangra Valley.
  13. Masroor Temple:- Nagra Style Architecture.
  14. Bhagsu Fall:- famous for its lush green environment.
  15. Indrahar Pass:- gives an awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas.
  16. Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake: the perfect place for bird watching.
  17. Minkiani Pass: offers beautiful view rugged terrains.
  18. Dal Lake:- has an amazing scenic environment.
  19. Kareri Lake:- one of the most beautiful places to admire the beauty of Nature.
  20. Kangra Fort:- one of the Royal fort which was built by the Katoch Dynasty.

Apart from all these, there are a number of places to visit and enjoy in McLeod Ganj. Trekking, hiking, boating, and camping are some of the adventurous activities to enjoy in McLeod Ganj. Also, places such as the Tibetan market, Kotwali Bazar, and central Square are famous for shopping.

The best time to visit McLeod Ganj is in the months of September to June. Without any doubt they all are one of the best places to visit in McLeod Ganj.

McLeod Ganj Trek

From simple, too difficult terrain, McLeod Ganj has a number of trekking places. One of the modest and short treks from McLeod Ganj is the trek to Triund. It provides an amazing scenic beauty in the background. Various camping destinations are situated in the mountains which gives a lifetime experience.

The place is pollution-free and it has a green landscape. While trekking to Triund Hill, Gallu Devi Temple is one of the places of attractions. Also, a number of Cafes and rest houses are there on the route.

Some other famous treks of McLeod Ganj are:-

  1. Bhagsu Trek
  2. Kareri River Trek
  3. Indrahar Pass trek
  4. Guna Devi Temple Trek etc.

Things To Do In McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is a place where one can enjoy a number of things which includes:

  1. Camping and trekking
  2. Sightseeing at McLeod Ganj
  3. Watch the sunset
  4. Shopping at Tibetian market
  5. Visit art galleries and other museums.
  6. Boating at Dal Lake etc.

McLeod Ganj Waterfall

McLeod Ganj Waterfall or Bhagsunag waterfall is one of the attractive places to visit in McLeod Ganj. There is a temple nearby, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which attracts a lot of devotees. It is located at a height of 20m in Bhagsu Village.

The environment around the waterfall is full of greenery and it’s a picture-perfect location. The water is crystal clear and the hills give adventurous feelings. It is around 2 Km from the main market. The cafe called Shiva cafe is very famous here.

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