McLeodganj, a Perfect Destination For Nature Lovers

McLeodganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” because of its large population of Tibetans here. Widely popular as a getaway from the hassle of daily city life, McLeodganj is a beautiful hill station famous for being the political centre of the Tibet’s Government in exile. It has very strong buddhist influences on its culture and lifestyle. This town continuously witnesses an influx of tourists and travellers from around the world. There are several noteworthy places to visit in McLeodganj.


While you are here, your first visit should be to McLeodganj’s main claim to fame, the Namgyal Monastery which is a beautiful complex with an aura of soothing peace and spiritual calm. It was established by Dalai Lama in 1959 and remains one of the main centres of attraction to this day. McLeodganj also attracts quite a lot of travellers for its majestic beauty as well as adventure activities. McLeodganj is home to several beautiful and famous hiking trails. Some of the most popular trials among tourists include hike to Triund and Snowline Cafe from McLeodganj, hike to forest and waterfall north east of Galu to McLeodganj, as well as hike from Tibetan library to McLeodganj and back.

One of the most beautiful place in McLeodganj for nature lovers is the gorgeous Bhagsunag Waterfalls which can be visited as a part of a trek as well as a drive can also be taken up to the Bhagsu village. It is a cascading waterfall and is an absolute delight to look at, specially during the monsoon season. It is also home to the famous Bhagsu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, which makes it quite an important destination for hindu pilgrims. Further the surrounding panoramic views of mountains add up to the charm of this place.

If you are a food lover, you are in for a treat with McLeodganj’s heritage of fine Tibetan cuisine. You can check out the large number of restaurants here ranging from all ranges and budgets. All these hotels serve a splendid assortment of delicacies from the Tibetan cuisine. Apart from this, McLeodganj is also famous for its famous wood-fired pizza and chinese food. As far as shopping is concerned, McLeodganj offers a wide range of specialities and products to pick from for gifts and memorabilia. These include local handicrafts, artwork, handmade recycled paper products, jewellery and trinkets and a lot more.

If you are planning a stay in McLeodganj city, you can take a suitable pick from the large number of hotels in McLeodganj that provide their guests with amazing comfort and large number of facilities. Although there are no luxury hotels in McLeodganj, that should not stop you from taking shelter at some of the leading 3-star hotels in here. This includes Bright Surya Resort Mcleod, Hotel Him Queen, Hotel Sapphire, Gandhi’s Paradise, Spring Valley Resorts, Hotel Anand Palace, Bella Heights and Deodar Villa. Some of the 2 star Mcleodganj hotels include Royal Palace Resort and Hotel Grand Hill. All these hotels offer their guests excellent hospitality and facilities for a comfortable stay.

Whether your visit to McLeodganj is for business purposes or for leisure, this colorful and historic city will amaze you with its scenic beauty and panoramic views. So pack your bags soon and visit McLeodganj for the memories of a lifetime.

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