Mcleodganj, a suburb located in the upper hills of Dharamshala is every backpacker's dream destination.
The snow-clad mountains, monasteries, charming markets, Tibetan delicacies and picturesque locations make this place a must visit in winter. Also, the town's proximity to some of the best treks, attract travellers in large numbers from across India. Apart from the treks, there's much more to explore in Mcleodganj.
Listed below are some of the noteworthy places to visit during a trip.
1. Dalai Lama Temple
Locally known as Tsuglagkhang, this is the residence of Dalai Lama. There are several shrines, temples and souvenir stores for you to visit and pick up some interesting stuff for your friends and family back home. Another highly intriguing site here is when the students study Buddhist philosophy in the courtyard of the Monastery.
2. Saint John's Church
Not very far from the main square of the town, this church is embedded in the wilderness. Its enchanting glass windows and the architecture brings back the memories of the time when Mcleodganj was a treasured British hill station.
3. Dal Lake
Flanked by Deodar trees, Dal Lake is one of the most picturesque lakes in Mcleodganj. If you are staying at one of the hotels at Naddi in Mcleodganj, which is in close proximity to the lake, you can come here early in the morning for an introspective walk.
4. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
This is one of the must visit sites when in Mcleodganj or Dharmshala. This is the highest altitude cricket grounds in the world and a popular attraction amongst tourists.
Earlier we talked about the trek, and the trek to Triund is the most popular one from Mcleodganj. The trek is blessed with a beautiful view of the Moon Peak-Indrahar Pass, which is definitely a sight to behold.
6. Dip Tse-Chok Ling Gompa
This is a very popular monastery in Mcleodganj, and can be reached after descending a few hundred stairs from the town. To make your travel more adventurous, you can set on a trail from the Dip Tse-Chok Ling Monastery to the Tsuglagkhang – a place tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
There are no dearth of places to visit in Mcleodganj! Some othe important tourist attractions here are Tatwani Hot Water Springs, Tibetan Children’s Village and Aghanjar Mahadev Temple Trek.
So plan a trip in the upcoming vacations or long weekends, book your hotels in Mcleodganj in advance and have an amazing time in this hill retreat.