Know About Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh
Mcleodganj is a Hill station near Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. It is a paradise for travelers and flooded with tourists and pilgrims throughout the year. The culture of Mcleodganj is a beautiful blend of Tibetan with some British influence. It is popular for its Mesmerising Landscape and trekking. And this list of 14 Things to Do in Mcleodganj will definitely worth your visit.
List of 14 Things to Do in Mcleodganj While Visiting
Trekking at Mcleodganj
You must have heard about the Triund trek If you love trekking. It is among the most popular treks in Mcleodganj. It is a 6.6Km long trek from Mcleodganj. If you are not into the long trekking you can go for a short trek to Bhagsu Waterfall which is 2-3Km long.
And if you looking to visit some religious treks you can go for Guna Devi Temple Trek which is around 8Km from the Mcleodganj taxi stand.
It is one of the major attractions among the 14 Things to Do in Mcleodganj list.
Yes, you heard it right, there is a Dal lake in Mcleodganj too. It is around 3.5kms away from the Mcleodganj taxi stand. Here you can do boating in the lake but if you are not so fond of it you can also visit the small Shiva temple at the bank of the lake. The lake view will surely be made you fall in love with the place as it is surrounded by the deodar trees.
Here Bhagsu Waterfall is among the major tourist attraction in Mcleadganj. It is lies near the holly Bhagsu temple of Lord Shiva and on the name of this temple, the waterfall is known as Bhagsu waterfall. It is popular as a picnic spot and you can spend your whole day at this place. The view from the top is amazing and you can get a lot of Good profile pictures from here. You can put this place on the priority among the 14 Things to Do in Mcleodganj.
Shopping at Local Market
The local market at McLeodganj has something for everyone. You just need to explore. A variety of Tibetan dresses you can get from here. Some handmade crafts will definitely attract you if you are a shopaholic. Wooden carvings, dream catchers, handicrafts, organic cotton yoga mats, and whatnot. It will be a worthy experience.
Monasteries in Mcleodganj
Mcleodganj is a Home for the famous spiritual leader Dalai Lama due to which this place become notable for the people belonging to Buddhist faith or with interest in Buddhist teachings. Monasteries in Mcleodganj are not only popular for the religious following but also popular among the tourists and travelers. You can easily find monasteries around Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. But we would like to mention the 5 which probably are the largest ones and most visited by the tourists.
- Namgyal Monastery
- Gyuto Monastery
- Tsuglagkhang Complex
- Norbulingka Institute
- Tsechokling Gompa
Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA)
If you are wondering why this Institute name is on the list, then this is for you. The institute is established by Dalai Lama and it is a leading cultural institute where traditional Tibetan dance, music, culture, art, and folk opera takes place. One can spend around 2 hours here learning about Tibetan culture.
Quiet Village Dharmkot
If you are looking for peace, meditation and want to enjoy the scenic beauty at its best then this place is for you. Dharmkot is a small village at around 1km away from TIPA. The place is surrounded by tall deodar trees with a backdrop of fascinating Dhauladhar range. You can look around the whole city from the top.
Deserts at Mcleodganj
Mcleodganj pastries are very popular among locals and tourists. You will easily find bakeries at Mcleodganj markets. The price is reasonable and you will get a variety of choices here. We would like to recommend this among the 14 Things to Do in Mcleodganj.
Food and shopping come naturally when you are exploring places. Tibetian Kitchen is among one of the best roadside restaurants situated at Mcleodganj Market. If you are at this place, must try the Momos here. Steamed momos are much better than fried ones. Along with momos many Tibetan10. dishes you will find on the menu.
Cafes in Mcleodganj
We must say McLeod Ganj can be a foodie’s paradise with a number of eateries that stand out. Mcleodganj is the place where you will easily get some traditional as well as the modern cafes with good ambiance and the vibe of the place. Here you can together enjoy the Food as well as the beautiful outside view. The price varies from Rs. 150 to around Rs. 600 for two. The average pricing is between Rs, 300-400.
Yoga sessions and Spa Therapies
Along with also of thrilling adventures if you are looking for self-exploration and spiritual conquest then this place is perfect for you. Many Meditation and yoga centers are there, that offer various therapies and sessions that will definitely help you to re-energize your body, soul, and Mind.
Enjoy the Beautiful Sunset
Along with a lot of things to explore in Mcleodganj you can end your day by enjoying the beautiful evening and sunset at Dhauladhar Range. While you are here, put your feet up, put on some good music, take a sip of a nice hot beverage, and enjoy the natural beauty at its fullest. You can experience the beautiful and scenic view from the Cafe by Mistake situated 500-600metres away from the Mcleodganj Market. Few more sunset points are there near the Mcleodganj market that you can easily find.
Many of us maybe don’t know about it but this place is a HOPE for many patients and their families who are cancer survivors.
Dr. Yeshi Dhonden who was also honored with the Padma Shri by the Indian Government was a Tibetan doctor of traditional Tibetan medicine and served the 14th Dalai Lama from 1961 to 1980.
The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is very unique, located in the Tsuglagkhang complex. Here you will observe, and see the Tibetan historical documents, manuscripts, Thangka images, pottery, and other handicraft items explaining the history of Tibet and relating the tragic story behind China taking over. The video session will be eye-opening. The collection is fantastic and well preserved. Such a rich heritage and culture.