McLeod Ganj – Famous Hill Station of Himachal Pradesh

India the great destination for tourism presents McLeod Ganj. It is the secret place and many people are unaware of this place. Experts call this spot as pretty striking and chilly tourist end. Situated nicely in upper area of Dharamshala which is one more heaven on earth. Attaining to McLeod Ganj allow voyagers to take pleasure of Dharamshala a place renowned by Dalai Lama. However, this hill location was discovered by David McLeod so it is named after him. David was the Governor of Punjab during British rule in India. Presently this place is under administrative headquarters of Government of Tibetan. People looking for learning center of Buddhist dharmas and Tibetan culture with rituals must reach to McLeod Ganj. Some people recognized the place with nickname Lhasa.


It’s the daunting and striking hill station positioned at good height of 1700 meters from sea level. A not much known hill station of HP (Himachal Pradesh), India is turning the most demanding Indian tourist place. Loads of very old shrines, monasteries and buildings are special spots. Among all Tsuglagkhang is the key holy place followed by Sakyamuni Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokitesvara.


Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) center is another key attraction for voyagers. Center conducts 10 days fest of music, theatres and dance every year in May month. Art lovers must not miss the period for full entertainment.

Attraction in McLeod Ganj:

Bhagsu Falls:

First place for voyagers is Bhagsu Falls which is small but the finest eye-catching waterfall here. Travelers have to cover the only distance of 2 km from McLeod Ganj city center. Attaining to this place allow visitors to take blessings of Bhagsunath in temple located at only 0.5 km distance.


Dal Lake:

Next is Dal Lake only 2 km away from local market. The scenic attractiveness and chilly ambiance of Dal Lake makes it special place. Altitude of Dal Lake is 1775 meters situated at road vehicular among McLeod Ganj and Naddi village.



Another destination is Hanuman-Ka-Tibba which is big worship place for local people. Visitors love trekking and thrill in journey must visit the Hanuman-Ka-Tibba.



Next in list is Triund which is the peak of Dhauladhar ranges. Famous spot positioned at only 9 km distance from McLeod Ganj, though some areas require trekking to reach the peak Triund. View of Moon crest-Indera Pass is possible from this point.


Tsuglagkhang Shrine: a temple located in south direction of McLeod Ganj is next religious spot.


More attractive places in McLeod Ganj are Namgyal Monastery, Tibet Museum, and trekking centers. Trekking in Himalaya ranges is always dangerous but most exciting feature of life. Voyagers can try the trekking feature at McLeod Ganj.

How to reach McLeod Ganj?

From Chandigarh the destination is 275 km away, from Delhi its 522 km, from Indore its 1332 km, from Bangalore it is 2708 km, and Dharamshala 5 km.


By Train: two meter gauge railway station known as Nagrota and Kangra are available to reach McLeod Ganj. The big station close to place is Pathankot located at only distance of 90 km. Trains for Pathankot from big Indian cities are available. To reach Pathankot tourist can get the trains from Ahmedabad, Bhatinda, DelhiJammuDehradun, Rourkela, Tatanagar Jn, Udhampur, Hoshiarpur and some other metropolis of India.


By Air: close air hub for McLeod Ganj is Gaggal formally known as Dharamshala airport. Only 10 km far from City of McLeod Ganj. Domestic flights from Delhi and Kullu are available frequently.


By Bus: bus to McLeod Ganj is available from Delhi which is quite far with 522 km. Himachal tourism is having local bus services as well from Pathankot, Hoshiarpur and few other cities of state.