McLeod Ganj is one of the beautiful place to visit in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. McLeodGanj is located at a height of about 6900 feet. McLeod Ganj is a holy place for Tibetan people as Dalai Lama lives here. It is commonly known as 'little lahsa' and Dhasa which means little Dharamshala in Tibetan language.
Tsuglagkhang, Namgyal Momentary ,bhagsu nath, Dal lake are some popular places to visit for tourist.


Before independence McLeod ganj was part of Britishers. In year 1840s district Kangra headquarter became so crowded that's why britishers start staying in McLeod. They used to spend there summers here.
In 1960s 14th Dalai Lama came here after failed uprising in Tibet against communist party of China. Indian govt gave permission to refugees to stay in McLeod.
So this place is holy for Tibetan.


McLeodGanj is located at a height of around 6900 feet. McLeodGanj is located at the ranges of Dhauladhar ranges. Highest peak of Dhauladhar ranges ' Hanuman ka teeba' is just behind whose height is around 18500 feet.

People and Culture of McLeod Ganj

- People of McLeod ganj is very simple and peaceful.
- People of McLeodGanj can be seen helping tourists in region.
- They are also helping beggars and for them organisation like Tonglen is working to make them self independent.
    Culture of McLeod ganj is very wide. There is Hindu culture and Buddhist culture here in McLeod Ganj.

Weather and Temperature

Best time to visit McLeodGanj is in summers because at that time temperature is moderate and it is between 20 degrees to 33 degrees.
In winters temperature dip's due to snowfall at Dhauladhar ranges.

Places to visit/Tourist places

There are so many places to visit in McLeod some of these are given here below.
1. Dharamshala
2. Bhagsu Nag
3. Dal lake
4. Triund
5. Namgyal monastery
6. Tsuglagkhang
7. Tibetan museum
8. Bhagsu fall
9. Church of St. Johns in wilderness

How to reach McLeod ganj?

McLeodGanj can be reached by road transport , bus and taxi service is available.
Nearest Railway station
Pathankot- 90 km (broad gauge)
Kangra and nagrota- small gauge
Nearest airport
Gaggal Airport -10 kms

Images of McLeodganj

Like on Facebook button to view images online
Dal lake
Bhagsu Nag Temple McLeodGanj
Bhagsu Nag Temple


Post A Comment:

0 comments so far,add yours