Mcleodganj – Winter destination in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

McLeodganj is located close to the famous Dharmshala in Himachal Pradesh. McLeodganj is the headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile, and home of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Camping is indeed the best way of enjoying the wonders of nature and the warmth of people. Mcleodganj is often called the ‘Little Lhasa’. Mcleodganj is the seat of the Tibetan Government in exile and the residence of their spiritual head, the Dalai Lama. Perched at a height of 1700 m, Mcleodganj is an important learning center for Tibetan Buddhism.

McLeod Ganj has gained popularity from recent years and is now a popular tourist destination of Himachal. Mcleodganj Hotels and resorts are designed to facilitate all modern facilities to provide an enjoyable stay at Hotels in Mcleodganj, Dharamshala.

Climate: In winter, the temperature can drop to freezing point when heavy woollens are required. During summer, the climate is mild and light woollens/cottons are recommended.

Best time to visit: Mid June to Late October

McLeodganj
McLeodganj

Places to visit at McLeodganj:

Tsuglagkhang : Tsuglagkhang is the most important Buddhist monument in McLeodganj. It enshrines three magnificient images, including an enormous gilt statue of Shakyamuni, statues of Valokitesvara and Padamasambhava, or Guru Rinpoche, the Indian scholar who introduced Buddhism and Tantric teachings to Tibet in the 8th century.

Dal Lake: About three kilometers from McLeod Gunj and next to the Tibetan Children’s Village, this small lake is brownish in colour and not nearly as impressive as the name and reputation suggest.

Church Of St. John: In The Wilderness: Fifteen minutes’ walk from McLeod Gunj, the Anglican church lies in the forest near Forsyth Gunj. This neo-Gothic stone church was built in 1852 and has some fine Belgian stained-glass windows.

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