Mcleodganj Tourism

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Ideal Duration : 2 - 4 days Best Time : October to June
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"Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Little Lhasa" Mcleodganj Tourism Mcleodganj is a hill station near Dharamshala, popular among trekkers. Its culture is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence. Also known as Little Lhasa and famous around the world for being home to the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Mcleodganj is a beautiful town situated near upperDharamsala. Nestled amidst majestic hills and lush greenery, this town is culturally blessed by a prominent Tibetan influence owing to the major settlement of Tibetans here. Mcleodganj has one of the most mesmerising landscapes in the entire state ofHimachalPradesh and attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. The towns of Dharamsala, Mcleodganj, Bhagsu Nag andKangraare situated very close to each other and tourists must cover all these destinations while travelling here. Few of the most eminent and religiously significant monasteries in India are located here, including theNamgyal MonasteryandTsuglagkhang, where the spiritual leader Dalai Lama resides. Tourists must also visit the scenic Dal Lake andTriund, which are apt for quiet picnics. Download Mcleodganj PDF Guide > What's Great? Offers extremely beautiful scenes of Dhauladhar ranges, famous for Tibetan culture and is a great centre of meditation. What's not so Great? Gets over-crowded in the peak seasons. For Whom For people wishing to learn meditation and Buddhism. Adventure seekers who want to trek in the Himalayas. People looking for a family vacation in a hill-station.

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History of Mcleodganj In 1885 when India was under the colonial rule of British Empire, various settlements were established in Dhaluadhars, near the western range of Himalayas. In 1849, were stationed in Kangra after the second Anglo ? Sikh War. The place got its name from the small rest house in the cantonment where they were residing, which was commonly referred to as ?Dharamshalas?. It later became the administrative head office of Kangra district. Civilian settlements started establishing, Macleodganj named after David McLeod, the then Lt. Governor of Punjab and Forsythganj, named after a Divisional Commissioner. Lord Elgin was the British Viceroy of India from 1862 to 1863 who fell in love with the place as it reminded him of his hometown in Scotland. He died while travelling through Dharmashala in 1863 and got buried in St. John's Church-in-Wilderness which is located in Forsythganj. The town got destroyed in 1905 during an earthquake and later Dalai Lama was the one who once again revived the town. Nightlife in Mcleodganj The nightlife of Mcleodganj includes a multitude of Bars and Cafes inhabited all over the place. The recurrent travellers love to boast about their time spent in these cafes. Black Magic, MCLO Resto and Bar, Xcite Bar,  Indique Kitchen Bar Café, B 6 Lounge and Bar and Bob'snBarley - Restaurant and Bar are some of the places to enjoy the nightlife. Read more aboutNightlife in Mcleodganj Rendezvous with the Tibetan culture Dotted with the Tibetan monasteries and wishing wheels, McleodGanj is the upper part of the Dharamshala region, showcasing the Tibetan and Buddhist culture. House yourself at the peaceful Tibetan monastery, meditate and introspect the inner you. Brief yourself with the Tibetan culture, dig in some delicious Tibetan cuisines and fill your bags with the authentic Tibetan souvenirs from the McleodGanj Market. Trekking in Mcleodganj - Pave a way for the enthralling treks McleodGanj is also a starting point for a number of treks that takes you to the steep slopes of the great Himalayan ranges. Most famous of them is the Triund trek, graded as an easy trek. The short trek of 3-4 hours will fill you up with the most astonishing sights of the Dhauladhar ranges changing their mood every minute. You can further trek to Indrahar Pass from Triund, which is a difficult graded trek that takes you to the snowy slopes of the Himalayan ranges. Apart from this, you can trek to BhagsuNag Fall and enjoy the waterfall set amidst the green hills of McleodGanj. You can also go for the Kareri Lake trek which begins from Ghera village, located close to McleodGanj and Dharamshala. Read more aboutTrekking in Mcleodganj

Itinerary Day 1:Leave for the local tour after some rest and refreshments at the hotel. Visit the famous Tibetan monasteries in McleodGanj- Namgyal and Tsuglagkhang monastery.Day 2:Leave for Bhagsunag after breakfast. A short trek to BhagsuNag fall and temple is a must-do in McleodGanj. Afterwards, head to Shiva Cafe, enjoy some delicious meals along with the beautiful landscapes of the great Dhauladhar ranges. Do not miss the scrumptious brownies and pies from the local confectionery.Day 3:Head to Triund for the famous Triund trek. Camp stay at Triund.

October - Juneis the best time to visit Mcleodganj 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. Weather in Mcleodganj Loading... Mcleodganj in Summer (April-July) The temperature in summers ranges from 22 to 38 degrees Celsius. The weather remains extremely pleasant in summer and is a great time to trek Triund and Indrahar Pass. Mcleodganj in Monsoon (July-September) The temperature in Monsoons ranges from 18 to 22 degrees Celcius. Although McleodGanj does not receive a high amount of rainfall, yet it is not considered a good time to visit the hill station. Mcleodganj in Winter (October-February) Snow begins to fall by the end of the year and continues until February. It is a great time to visit Mcleodganj in winters. The temperature ranges from -1 to 7 degrees Celcius. Monthly Weather in Mcleodganj Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 6 18 February 9 23 March 11 27 April 17 35 May 21 38 June 22 38 July 25 34 August 24 33 September 22 33 October 16 32 November 9 26 December 6 22

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