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Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Mcleodganj tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in North India. Nestled in the Upper Dharamshala region of Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh and above at an average altitude of 1800 meters above the sea level, is surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges. It is one of the most admired tourist destination and is also considered as the seat of the holy leader Dalai Lama. The city was named after the former Governor of Punjab during the British rule, David McLeod. During the expulsion period of Tibetan government, the place rendered as its headquarters here.


The place is also known for Tibetan culture and Buddhist rituals and possesses a nickname as the little Lhasa, reflecting the powers and control of Buddhist on the terrain. The station is located at a height of about 1700 m high, in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The city is bestowed with many ancient temples, monasteries and structures. The place holds its strongpoint by associating with the natural beauty as the nature has blessed the region with all its nobilities.


General information
Location: North India
State: Himachal Pradesh
District: Kangra
Altitude: 2082 m
Language: Pahari, Tibetan, Hindi, English
Climate: Cold and pleasant
Major Attractions: Tsuglagkhang, Triund, Namgyal Monastery
Ideal Time to Visit: April to June and December to January


Tourists sightseeing in Mcleodganj This small town is blessed with many places to visit like ancient temples, monasteries and structures. Tsuglagkhang is the main temple preserving Sakyamuni Buddha, Avalokitesvara and Padmasambhava. Another attraction in Mcleodganj is TIPA, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, which is a treat for the art lovers. Bhagsu Falls, Dal Lake, Triund, Namgyal Monastery and St. John in the Wilderness an Anglican church are other places that appeals visitors. Then, there is an annual event, incorporating dance, music, theatres and arts, which are held for the consecutive 10 days. This festival takes place in the month of May.


Climate of Mcleodganj The climate of McLeodganj is uniformly pleasant all round the year. The best months for visiting here are mid-September to June. Here winters are extremely cold with heavy snowfall in the months of December till February. Summers are cool and pleasant concluding with the commencement of monsoon in the month of July, which lasts till August.


How to reach Mcleodganj


McleodganjBy Air: The nearest airport at Gaggal is 14 km away.


McleodganjBy Rail: Pathankot is the nearest railway terminal to Dharamshala.

McleodganjBy Road: The nearest direct and regular bus service are from Delhi (520 km), Chandigarh (250 km), Jammu (210 km), Shimla (238 km), Chamba (185 km) and Manali (240 km).


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