McLeod Ganj Is a hill station situated in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district.
It has an elevation of 6,831 ft from above sea level. The total population size is 11000.
The nearest airport is Kangra Airport instituted 15 km from Dharamshala.
Mcleodganj is always been a center of studying Tibetan and Buddhist tradition, culture, lifestyle as well as Tibetan astronomy, naturopathy, Yoga, reiki, meditation, healing, Thai massage, Tibetan way of cooking, Tibetan language etc. Demands of Tibetan artifacts, carpets, thangkas, garments and such other handicrafts are rapidly increasing among the tourist.
One should visit Bhagsu Nath which is at a distance of 10 minutes from McLeod Ganj and thereafter Bhagsu Falls, a waterfall about 20 meters tall, is about two kilometers from McLeod Ganj.
Triund is a small hill in the Kangra district. It has an elevation of 9350 Ft. It is an ideal destination for trekking sport. It is well connected with roads for easy reach. It is surrounded by forest. It also offer panaromic view from highlight the unique charm and beauty.
A majiority of Tibetan peoples are exist there in huge numbers. The Tibet Museum established in 1998 for showcasing the collection of Tibetan artifacts and photographs. It also give a historical view how Tibetans’ struggle to preserve their way of life against oppressive forces.
Losar, Halda, Lohri and Buddha Purnima celeberated at its full grace. Butoh Dance Festival, International Himalayan Festival and Himachal Winter Carnival are organized every year that features some of the exciting events including dancing, skits and plays, winter queen contents.
Mcleodganj is a year-round destination. During summers in the months of March to June weather remains pleasant and perfect for trekking and sightseeing tours. The temperatures hovering around 25 degrees.
In Monsoon heavy rainfall from mid-July to August.
Post-monsoon in the months of September and October in the weather becomes very beautiful and enjoyable.
In Winters weather remains cold in Mcleodganj. For honeymoon couple it is a perfect destination for a them during winter. The temperature ranges from -1 to 7 degrees Celcius.
The nearest railway stations on the narrow-gauge is Kangra Valley Railway. The nearest railhead is at Pathankot.
Best attraction places are
- Bhagsu Falls
- Namgyal Monastery
- Bhagsunath Temple
- Dal Lake
- Tibetan Museum
- City Shopping
- Dhauladhar ranges
- Minkiani Pass
- Norbulingka Institute
- Kareri Lake, Kangra
- Naam Art Gallery
- Kangra Fort, Kangra
- Baglamukhi Temple, Kangra
- Kangra Art Museum, Kangra
- Bajreshwari Temple, Kangra
- Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kangra