Mcleodganj - Overview

Area: 27.6 kms.
Language: Hindi-English-Pahari

Deriving its name from Donal McLeod, Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab, the place is extraordinary in true sense.The Height of the Mcleodganj above the sea level is 2,082 Metres. As a cultural melting pot, the city is a vibrant spot for Tibetan culture, values and tradition. A number of travelers flock in numbers to get in the swing of the aura of Mcleodganj. Here, you’ll get the opportunity to get connected with monks, volunteers, travelers and residents and enjoy conversations while explore their mindsets. Mcleodganj is a famous attraction where International travelers come in great numbers.

Places To Visit In Mcleodganj -

 Kalachakra Temple:

Take a tour of the famous Kalachakra Temple in Mcleodganj, comprises of murals of the Kalachakra or the wheel of time mandala specifically linked to Avalokitesvara, of whom the Dalai Lama is a manifestation.

Bhagsunath Temple:
Bhagsnunath temple is one of the prominent temples in Mcleodganj which is located about 15 minutes away from the Mcleodganj market.

Guna devi Temple:
Visit the popular shrine at Guna Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kali in Mcleodganj, which is located only 8 kms away from Mcleodganj. As a pilgrimage of the Gaddi shepherds, a pastoral semi-nomadic tribe from Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, the temple is very famous.

Naddi is one of the beautiful attractions in Dharamshala and famous for watching the splendid sunset, which takes you away from the restlessness of the metropolitan life and noise.

Indrunag Temple:
Indrunag is a temple with an altitude 2000 mts above sea level and constructed by the villagers of the surrounding areas and dedicated to god of snake or God of rains. It is said that the temple has special powers .

Nechung Monastery:
Nechung Dorje Drayangling Monastery holds a special place on the Tibetan history as the seat of Nechung, the State Oracle of Tibet. The original Nechung Monastery is located four miles west of Lhasa, the nation's capital.

How to Reach

By Air:
Board a flight from the nearest Gaggal airport in Kangra city to popular cities of Jammu, Amritsar and Chandigarh.

By Train:
The nearest railway station is Pathankot Junction which is about 90 kms away from Kangra.

By Road:
The place is well-connected to different locations in Himachal Pradesh. Catch state owned buses from Palampur, Dharamshala, Pathankot, Amritsar, Jammu, Chandigarh, Shimla etc. You can also hire a private taxi or cab for a comfortable journey.