Mcleodganj, Dharamshala: The places you must visit

A suburb in the region of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. The town of Mcleodganj is situated at a height of 2,082 meters. This location is the official exile place of the Dalai Lama. This hill town of Himachal offers some must visit spots.

Triund Hill

Triund hills are also known as the crown jewel of Dharamshala. The trek offer panoramic views Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala valley and distant views of Shivalik hills and plains of Kangra valley. It is a popular picnic and trekking spot and those who want to do a return trek in one day are advised to start early. This is the base camp and climatization point for trekkers climbing the Inderahara point in the Mt. Dhauladhar. Triund is one of the most popular trekking spots in India which attracts a lot of tourists.

Bhagsu Waterfalls

It is one of the best tourist attractions in Dharamshala. Located at a distance of 3 km from McLeodganj & 7 km from Dharamshala, also known as Bhagsunag Falls. The Bhagsu Waterfall falls on the way to Triund, so the tourists can continue with their journey to Triund once they visit this elegant fall. Trekking is also good and much enjoyable option here. The height of this waterfall is approximately 20 meters and it is an absolute marvel to look at! Also, you can visit the ancient Bhagsunag Temple and after all the sightseeing, you can rest you toes and have some delicious food at the nearby Shiva Cafe.

Dharamshala

Dharamsala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km from Kangra City. It is famed as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile. Apart from getting a glimpse into Tibet, visitors can also learn about the history of Kangra Valley and its people here. Often reffered to as ‘Little Lhasa’. The place has many interesting attractions like, Kangra Fort, Kareri Lake, Namgyal Monastery and many more.

St. John’s Church

St. John in the Wilderness was built in 1852. The church lies in a dense jungle between Mcleodganj and Forsythganj and is a monument dedicated to Lord Elgin. This neo-gothic church was built in dedication to John the Baptist. The peaceful edifice is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows, it is also one of the most important churches in Himachal Pradesh. One of the oldest built structure and is located about 8 kms away from Dharamshala.

Dharamkot

Located a couple of kilometers above Mcleodganj, Dharamkot hosts most of the trekkers who are going to Triund, Snowline Ilaqua (major treks in the area) and beyond. The tiny hamlet is blessed with astounding views of the nearby Kangra Valley the mighty Dhauladhar ranges. this picturesque village is perfect for some well-needed retreat from from the busy city life that we live in. Also, end your Dharamkot visit with on of the most amazing eating place ‘Trek and Dine Cafe’, located just outside the Dharamkot Inn.

Tibet Museum

Learn About the Amazing Tibetan Museum at Dharamshala

This must-see, two-storey museum sets out to remind visitors of Tibet’s history as an independent nation. It is located just close to the Dalai Lama’s temple. The Tibet Museum is purely a work of Tibetan workmanship which incorporates history reports, earthenware, handiworks and various canvases. The interior of the museum is filled with various exhibitions, documentary screenings, talk series, photographs and workshops along a single line and it is always buzzing with people who visit them. Documentaries (Rs.10) are screened at 11am and 3pm.

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