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Mcleodganj In Dharamshala, Himachal

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Tourism in Dharamshala

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Oct - Jun
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2-4 Days
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Rs. 4,838

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0177 2625864

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Tourism & Civil Aviation Department Director, Tourism & Civil Aviation Department, Block No. 28, SDA Complex, Kasumpti, Shimla-171009.
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About Mcleodganj Tourism (Dharamshala)

Mcleodganj in Himachal offers everything a traveller can ask from the Himalayas: spirituality, serenity, and sublimity. A winding road through the Pine tree tunnels on the Dhauladhar mountains leads travellers to Mcleodganj, which is located 10 kilometers north of Dharamshala. Essentially a hilly suburb of Dharamshala, Mcleodganj retains a colonial charm while emanating Tibetan vibes.

Sightseeing in Mcleodganj

Also known as Little Lhasa or Dhasa, Mcleodganj is a spiritual paradise where Buddhism prevails from lifestyle to cuisine. It is the seat of Tibetan government-in-exile and the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama. Honeymooners, hipsters, volunteers, mountaineers, filmmakers, and families visit this hill station to seek their definition of nirvana. Bhagsunath Temple and St. John in the Wilderness Church are some of the popular places to visit in Mcleodganj.

Most Mcleodganj tourism packages offer a visit to attractions in Dharamsala and the Kangra Valley. A visit to Tsuglhakhang Complex, better known as the Dalai Lama Temple, is mandatory for those looking for a glimpse of Buddhism and Tibet. Once you’ve bow before Buddha, shop for souvenirs and trinkets sold by local vendors along the temple road and sample mouth-watering momos. Plan an excursion to the well-known Triund Hill and Dal Lake to take in nature’s best offerings.

Trekking Tours in Mcleodganj

The Dhauladhar range in Dharamshala is a favourite spot for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. Triund Trek and Kareri Lake Trek are ideal for beginners and nature lovers. It takes about 6 hours to trek from Mcleodganj to Triund top. On the other hand, Indrahar Pass Trek allows perfect thrills for mountain dwellers.

Camping in Mcleodganj

Tourists can enjoy camping at several spots in the town of Mcelodganj. Triund and Upper Dharamkot are the most popular spots for overnight camping. Adventure lovers can also pitch their own tent at Kareri Lake and on the route to Indrahar Pass. Several budget hotels in Mcleodganj also provide camping in their premises at nominal rates.

Paragliding in Mcleodganj

Paragliding take off point in Dharamshala is located on the Khaniyara Road near the Indrunag Temple. Tourists can pre-book their flights from several operators at the main market in Mcleodganj. For a longer flight and better views, tourists can plan a day trip to Bir Billing that is one of the best places for paragliding in India. It may cost around 3000 per person for a 20-minute flight.

Shopping in Mcleodganj

Travellers can explore the main market in Mcleodganj that is lined with make-shift stalls, Tibetan cafes, and souvenir shops. From woolens to jewelry and from gemstones to prayer beads, tourists can bargain for a range of items sold at the market. Another option is to visit Mini Market at the Main Chowk in Mcelodganj.

Places to Stay in Mcleodganj

1) Backpackers Inn: Ideal for backpackers and budget travellers, the hotel offers spectacular views of Triund Hill and Dharamkot. Tourists can check into dormitories or private rooms and enjoy unpretentious food at their restaurant.

Budget: INR 1000

Location: Jogiwara Road

Distance from Mcleodganj Bus Stand: 1.1 km

2) Hotel Bhagsu: This is another unassuming hotel with peaceful surroundings where guests can enjoy views from outdoor terrace and soak in the sights from its informal restaurant.

Budget: INR 3000

Location: Temple Road

Distance from Mcleodganj Bus Stand: 0.6 km

3) Green Hotel: This quaint hotel with modest rooms is a perfect option for travellers with limited budget. The hotel offers splendid views of Dalai Lama Temple and main market in the town.

Budget: 1500

Location: Bhagsunag Road

Distance from Mcleodganj Bus Stand: 0.4 km


Be it winter or summer, the morning sun brings a river of monks and vendors in the main market while night goes out with a panoramic view of the Kangra Valley below. While the atmospheric Tibetan cafes allow great opportunity to strike a conversation with fellow travellers, there are several view points where one can admire the picturesque landscape. 

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    I had planned a trip to shimla and Manali. I started my trip with shimla but as we all known about the situation because of corona virus threat, himachal Pradesh government had asked to close all tourist place so I couldnt visist manali. I ended my trip and returned back . However how much ever I visited in Shimla, it was all good. I must say himachal is a beautiful place with beautiful souls.

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    Overall it was really a good experience and enjoyed my time on the trip. Driver appointed to us was also super friendly and enthusiastic.

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    Suthar's 4 days trip to Dharamshala

    Travel was nice... Kamal thakur was helping us till the end... hotel was super... staffs in hotel are very kind... food was super.... places we saw in shimla were good

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    Guwahati airport (gau)

    Suhas's 4 days trip to Dharamshala

    Trip to Kullu and Manali, February 2020:- Overall, a good trip. Great food, great accommodation. The location of the hotel provided (The Manali Lodge) was great. Provided us with a great view of the snow-covered peaks. The cab driver (Mr. Mani Bhai) was very polite and arrived before the daily scheduled time to pick us up. Things that I disliked: Activities included in the itinerary at Solang Valley were paid ones. The on trip coordination with Travel Triangle was poor. Overall, I will recommend TravelTriangle to anyone if TravelTriangle improves theirs on trip coordination.

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    Patna

    Kumargauravbablu's 4 days trip to Dharamshala

    Hotel location was not good. It was very far from mall road. Pls advice customer to book trip only 02 night,3days For Manali , kullu only. Awesome exeperience with Sholang velly.

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    The hill station has plenty of hotels ranging from four-star cottages to budget hostels. Travellers can also check into volunteer quarters provided by non-profits in the area.

    Near the main bus stand in McLeod Ganj, there are numerous private operators that take visitors to Triund Hill and beyond.

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