Among the many wonders hidden in the the bosom of the mighty Himalayas, McLeod Ganj is one of the most exotic ones. This is one of the prime hubs in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh that is one of the biggest crowd puller in the region, besides Manali. The quaint hill station is the seat of power of the exiled Tibetan government, and here dwells his Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It is both good for a budget as well as luxurious vacation.
While in McLeod Ganj, you will be able to feel the thrill of the lofty crests of the Himalayas always at proximity. Emerald green verdant valleys rising gradually up into clear blue skies will feel you with a sense of peaceful companionship throughout your trip to McLeod Ganj. Nature is bountiful here. It is great for a weekend trip.
There is much to see in and round this quaint and scenic hill station that you will mostly find yourself busy on your feet. There are several colorful monasteries here that act as the prime tourist attraction for those who travel to McLeod Ganj. Get your pen and paper handy and jot down these places of interest in your travel itinerary- Tsug la Khang (Dalai Lama’s Temple), Masroor Temple, trip to Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Tibet Museum, Norbulingka Institute, Dal Lake, Triund, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Tushita Meditation Centre, Tibetan Institute for the Performing Arts (TIPA), Bhagsunath Temple, Bhagsu Waterfall, Dharamkot, Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, St John’s Church in the Wilderness, Tibetan Children’s Village (TCV), Kangra Art Museum, Namgyalma Stupa, Nowrojee and Sons General Store and the Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute (TMAI).
Besides, there are several monasteries here that will keep you occupied. Visit the Chime Gatsal Ling Monastery, Chinmaya Tapovan, DipTse ChokLing Monastery, Gadong Monastery, Gyuto Tantric Monastery, Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (IBD), Kirti Monastery, Namgyal Monastery, Nechung Monastery, Tashi Choling and Zilnon Kagye Ling Monastery during your stay here.
Tibetan dishes will be a revelation to you during your stay here. From steamy thukpas to delicious momos, you can have your fill of the tantalizing fares here at McLeod Ganj.
However, it is sheer disregard to this beauteous hill station if you don’t keep aside a few moments to yourself and a séance with the nature engulfing you from all around. This will remain among your most precious moments spent at McLeod Ganj life long.