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Places to visit in McLeodganj

Tibetan Museum, Triund, Bhagsunath Temple & Waterfall, Namgyal Monastery, Dharamkot, Minkiani Pass, Naddi View Point, Dal Lake, Dhauladhar Ranges, Kangra Fort, Indrahar Pass, The Dalai Lama’s Temple and many more.

When it comes to tourism in Himachal Pradesh, Mcleodganj is a place popular among trekkers. With so many interesting tourist places in Mcleodganj, it is also popular for being the home to the famous Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. This hills station is quite popular around the world for being home to the famous Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

Situated among hills all around, Mcleodganj is blessed with ancient Tibetan and British culture. So, if you are looking for an escape from your daily life, you need to pack your luggage and set out for this hill station in Himachal Pradesh. To make your travel experience a memorable one, you can choose various tourism packages available for all sorts of tourists.

So what are some places in Mcleodganj which you can visit? Well, this tiny hill station, popularly known as Little Lasha, has a lot to offer to the people with a lust for nature. The hilly slopes, the terraces, the local Tibetans, and the activities are the delights for all the adventure junkies. From mesmerizing landscapes to ancient religious places and from beautiful parks to the waterfalls, Mcleondganj never fails to impress the tourists.

When it comes to exploring McLeodGanj, it's not just about trekking or rock climbing. Tourists can take a walk around the beautiful Dal Lake, take an airplane ride, take boat rides, participate in the adventure game of paragliding, can explore the ancient temples and monasteries, or can observe how much this small hill station is influenced by the British and Tibetan culture. 
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Must Visit Places in McLeodganj

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Triund

Triund

Constituting one of the top trekking trails in the country, the 9000-foot ridge behind the Dhauladhar range is Triund. Is one of the places to visit near Mcleodganj situated just nine kilometers away from , the extremely popular nine-kilometer trek is much sought-after. The Triund trail begins from Tushita road which is not far from the main square. 


The trail is also blessed with a view of the Moon Peak-Indrahar Pass, and it only gets better with snow-engulfed Dhauladhar Mountains on one side, and the Kangra valley on the other. If you are even remotely interested in bird-watching, this trek will amaze you with rare sightings.

Often described as the crown jewel of Dharamsala, the evening sky will compel you to camp overnight and soak in the comforting lap of the Himalayas. Trekking at Triund remains one of the most popular adventure destinations from McLeod Ganj, suiting beginners and professional hikers alike. 

Best Time to Visit: 
The months between March and December.

Distance from Mcleodganj: 7 Kms.

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Bhagsunath Temple & Waterfall

Bhagsunath Temple & Waterfall
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Legend has it that King Bhagsu incurred the wrath of the snake god, and following a war, the king was pardoned. In honor of the snake god’s generosity, King Bhagsu built the shrine. This medieval Shiva temple is one of the most important places to visit in McLeod Ganj and is frequented by members of both Hindu and Gorkha communities.

The location of the temple is surrounded by pristine-looking coniferous forests, hills and a cascading waterfall that flows through the temple itself!  Crowded at times, hallowed pools in the vicinity are said to have been built by subsequent Gorkha rulers, into which the waterfall which is 500 meters away collects into. Swimming in the pool is open to the public, and the cool dip is held sacred by devotees.

The 30-feet Bhagsu Waterfall is a sight to behold and is a mere two kilometers away from McLeod Ganj. Short, casual treks around the place are wonderful to explore the scenery, with a slew of cafes around providing refreshments. 

Best Time to Visit: All season.

Distance from Mcleodganj: 5 Kms.
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Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal monastery, also known as the 14th Dalai Lama’s monastery, is a sacred place where rituals involving various Buddhist practices such as the Kalachakra, Vajrakilaya, Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka, and Chakrasamvara.

A monastery is a great place for meditation and all tourists are welcomed to join the meditation sessions. It is also the largest Tibetan monastery outside of Tibet. The monastery manages the tantric college and a home for elderly people in Shimla. Anyone who wishes to get a touch of spirituality can visit Namgyal monastery.

Best Time to Visit:
Summer Season.

Distance from Mcleodganj:
5 Kms.

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Kareri Lake

Kareri Lake

Kareri Lake is a freshwater lake located in a high altitude area is a place to visit near Mcleodganj. The source of the lake water is from the snow of Dhauladhar mountain ranges that melts in the hot season. As snow is the main water source, the lake water is almost crystal clear.

Besides capturing the scenic beauties in their cameras, the tourists can also capture the beautiful pine trees located in the valley. It is a good place for trekking and photography. The Kareri Lake is located in the southern regions of Dhauladhar mountain ranges. The lake starts from Mcleodganj and then leads up to the Karen village.

Best Time to Visit: 
May to July and September to November

Distance from Mcleodganj: 50 Kms.

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Dharamkot

Dharamkot

Dharamkot is a village adjoining McLeodganj that oozes sparkling sceneries. Not far from Dal Lake, the festival-fair organized every year adds to the vividness of Dharamkot. More spellbinding views of the Dhauladhar range await you, and a spiritual retreat at one of the several dedicated centres is just a step away. 

Although located only a stone’s throw away, the village of Dharamkot is in complete contrast to the Tibetan realms of McLeodganj. Trek to the villages at Naddi and Triund, which are right around the bend, and delve into the offerings of bountiful nature. A few cafes en route to Dharamkot sees the crowd dwindling, and peace is on the offing at throwaway prices. 

One of the most popular things to do among hikers is to rent a room in relatively noiseless Dharamkot and travel back and forth to McLeod Ganj—with the goal being solitude. Getting one’s own stock of alcohol from a kilometer away and chilling in the cafes is another one of travelers’ favorites. 

Best Time to Visit: 
September to June.

Distance from Mcleodganj:
8 Kms.

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Minkiani Pass

Minkiani Pass

The Minakini pass is a part of Dhauladhar ranges which offers some splendid and spectacular view of nature and landscape is  a must visit place near Mcleodganj. If you are a photographer, you would love to capture the scenic beauty the pass has to offer. The slope, which is not located in a high altitude area unlike the other slopes, offers a good trekking experience for the tourists.

Besides the lush green vegetation, you can also spot the wildlife in this area. The wildlife mainly comprises of different species of birds and leopards of the region.While most people prefer private cars nowadays, you can also use bus transport to reach the place. The closest airport to Minakini pass is the Kangra airport of Dharamshala.

Best Time to Visit: April to June.

Distance from Mcleodganj: 12Kms.

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Naddi View Point

Naddi View Point

If you want to the beauty of snow-capped mountains, there could be no better place than the Naddi viewpoint. The Naddi viewpoint is one of the tourist places in Mcleodganj that offers a splendid view of the hilly areas.  Not only can photographers capture the moments, but they can also watch the beautiful sunset and sunrise from this high altitude area. 

Besides, the place is full of green vegetation cover, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity all around. People often take a meal to dine/ have lunch in this beautiful valley.

Best Time to Visit: 
April to October

Distance from Mcleodganj:
4Kms. 

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Dal Lake

Dal Lake

The slopes of McLeodganj have one of the most picturesque lakes around. Named after the more-celebrated Dal Lake in Srinagar, this small lake is close to a beautiful village called Tota Rani. Flanked by Deodar trees, that are so typical of the region, lend the lake a mystical ambiance. 

A small shrine dedicated to Durveshwar Mahadev causes Dal Lake to be considered sacred, and a festival-fair held every year is evidence of that. The mid-altitude lake takes a greenish-hue and has varieties of fish inhabiting the water. 

The mist in the mornings and evenings make Dal Lake the perfect place for an introspective walk alone, or with the beloved. If you’re lucky, boating in the lake is an amazing experience, when available. The lake next to the Tibetan Children’s village is a nice stopover before you proceed to other attractions, and is regularly listed in the places to visit in McLeod Ganj.

Best Time to Visit: May to November

Distance from Mcleodganj:
4 Kms.

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Dhauladhar Ranges

Dhauladhar Ranges

Dhauladhar ranges are a part of the lesser Himalayas that rises from the Indian subcontinent and ends up to the north of Kangra district, Dharamshala. The mountain ranges comprise of slopes and valleys those are loved by mountaineers and trekkers. It is one of the best tourist places in Mcleodganj as it satisfies the natural lust of most people. 

While on the valley, people would also come across the beautiful Bhagsu Nag waterfalls. Though the topography of the Dhauladhar ranges is kind of odd, the vast landscapes and spectacular views it showcases are perfect for an adventure junkie.

Best Time to Visit: 
September to March

Distance from Mcleodganj:
 140 Kms.

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Kangra Fort

Kangra Fort

The Kangra fort is a royal palace built by the royal Katoch dynasty in the ancient times. The fort is a witness to numerous wars, invasions, and evolution.  If you are looking for some of the oldest architecture places near Mcleodganj, Kangra fort would be the right choice for you. 

Besides, this place is perfectly suitable for photographers and historians who are looking to dig into India’s past. 
The Kangra fort is situated in the outskirts of the Kangra district, 20 Km from Dharamshala. The Closest airport is Kangra airport.

Best Time to Visit: September to November

Distance from Mcleodganj: 32 Kms.
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Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

Tibetan Institute of performing arts is also one of the most popular tourist places in Mcleodganj. Set up by the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, this institute was at first known as the dance, drama and music society. The main aim of establishing this institute was to preserve the entertainment culture of Tibetans.

Now an opera company is responsible for maintaining the institute. Different folk songs, regional songs, and dance, martial arts, etc. are performed here by the artists recruited by this opera group. 
The Tibetan Institute of performing arts is located in the Dharamkot road of Dharamshala.

Best Time to Visit:
All Season.

Distance from Mcleodganj: 
6 Kms.

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Indrahar Pass

Indrahar Pass

If you are not much of a trekker and you are looking for a first-time adventure, Indrahar pass trek could be the right choice for you. The place is counted among one of the best places to visit in Mcleodganj when it comes to easy or moderate trekking. 

If you want to observe the Dhauladhar mountain ranges and Pir Panjal mountain ranges, taking a trek in the Indrahar pass could be a good idea. The valley offers a direct view of those mountain ranges. Located at an altitude range of 2500 to 4500 meters, the Indrahar pass acts as a border between the Kangra and the Chamba districts.


Best Time to Visit: Mid-May to June and September to Mid-October

Distance from Mcleodganj: 9 Kms.

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The Dalai Lama’s Temple

The Dalai Lama’s Temple
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The huge complex is also known locally as Tsuglagkhang, this is the residence of the Dalai Lama. Although the private residence of His Holiness is out of bounds for tourists, the complex comprises of several shrines, temples, a Tibetan museum, and souvenir stores. Each day, students congregate in the courtyard of the Namgyal Monastery and study ancient Buddhist philosophy.

A massive gilded statue of Buddha and two smaller statues of Guru Rinpoche and Chenresig stand amid natural serenity that the complex is filled to the brim with. Following many bloody sacrifices, parts of the statues situated inside the largest shrine here were brought over from Tibet. The chanting, drumming and the soft flowing of monks brush past you, and this iconic place to visit in McLeod Ganj is also the nerve centre of the town’s distinct culture. Lingkhor is a meditation trail that one must not miss.

Dotted with small shrines and stupas, a rare opportunity to indulge in the intrinsic soulfulness presents before yourself. A small western hall next to the main shrine is the Kalachakra temple, where the extremely fine work on murals is showcased on its walls. Other shrines are full of similar detailed works, and the Dalai Lama temple is a short walk away from the centre of the town.

Best Time to Visit:
All Season.

Distance from Mcleodganj: 
5 Kms.

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Available Group Departure: Every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)

This trek can be availed at any day in a month provided the group size is above 4 people.

Start Point/End Point: Mcleodganj - Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand

Start Time/End Time: The trek starts at 10:00 AM on day 1 and ends around 02:00 PM on day 3.

About Triund and Laka Glacier:

Triund is the easiest Himalayan trek. With breathtaking views of the Kangra valley and the snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges, it is also very picturesque. The  Triund and Laka Glacier trek exhibits stunning nature and offers a spectacular view of the entire Kangra valley.

About the Laka Glacier Trek With Triund:

Triund trek near Mcleodganj has gained vast amounts of popularity in the recent years for the scenic beauty and adventurous nature of the trek. Situated at a height of 9500ft above sea level, the views from the top of the Triund hill will never fail to mesmerize you with the sheer beauty of the entire valley in front of you. With a large number of travelers and adventure lovers trying on the trek, every year, this activity goes the extra mile and takes you to the famous Laka Got glacier, to have some fun and frolic before availing the chance of camping there. You will have a chance to stay in Alpine style tents on triple sharing basis.

Embark on this exciting Laka Glacier Trek expedition and get amazed with the breathtaking view of this region. Start your trek from Mcleodanj early in the morning while exploring the true and unspoiled beauty of nature hidden in the Himalayas till you reach Triund for the camping overnight. Explore the most popular and the perfect route on your trek to Laka Got Glacier, and upon arrival, play with the snow and make a snowman. Don't forget to take pictures. Enjoy the sights of vast green snow-capped capped mountains, while you set up camp here. End your tour by heading back to Mcleod Ganj with lots of memories.

Quick Facts:

Trekking distance: 13 km

Maximum Altitude:3,200 meters

Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

ATM: Mcleodganji is the last point where you will get ATM.

Group Size- Min 4 people

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Saint John’s Church

Saint John’s Church

Constructed in 1852, the church was built on the lines of neo-gothic architecture and is dedicated to John the Baptist. Around 50 years after being built, the Kangra earthquake destroyed the church’s bell tower leaving the rest of the church undamaged. The church is embedded amid a grove of Deodars, with a quaint graveyard lying in the same grounds. 

Lord Elgin, once the Governor-General and Viceroy of India is known to have been mesmerized by McLeod Ganj so much, that he wished for it to be the summer capital of India. His final resting place lies very close to the church. The enchanting glass windows painted by a Belgian artist is known to have been gifted by Lady Elgin, the wife of Lord Elgin.

Not far from the main square of the town, the Church of St John’s in the Wilderness is an important place to visit in McLeod Ganj and is on the road to Forsyth Ganj. Your chance to experience the remnants of the days when it was a treasured British hill station is here.

Best Time to Visit: All Season

Distance from Mcleodganj: 1 Km.

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Masroor Rock-Cut Temple

Masroor Rock-Cut Temple

The 15-temple complex is an astonishing example of ancient rock-cut architecture in India. A short drive from McLeod Ganj, it is counted among the hidden gems around and the sights subdue the bumpy ride here. The ornately carved cluster of monolithic rock-cut shrines are among the most unexplored temples in Himachal Pradesh, and the crowds are sparse.  Partially in ruins, this stunning monument is believed to have been built between the sixth and the eighth centuries. 

The reflection of the rock-cut temples on the pond before it are simply indescribable for the beauty on offer.  Counted on top of the most exhilarating places to visit in McLeod Ganj, the view of the snow-draped Dhauladhar Mountains from the temple premises is unmatchable. An ideal amalgam of awe-inspiring man-made wonder and untouched natural beauty indeed. A compulsory visit.

Best Time to Visit:
All Season.

Distance from Mcleodganj:
50 Kms.

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Tibetan Museum

Tibetan Museum

The Tibetan museum in Mcleodganj is a famous spot for photographers, historians, or just any tourists who are interested in exploring the works of Dalai Lama. The Museum shows people about the ancient Tibetan culture and the Chinese invasion that took place in Tibet.

The ancient Tibetan culture and architectures are shown with the help of various beautiful paintings kept in the museum. Due to the way museum preserves Tibetan culture, it is considered as one of the best places to visit in Mcleodganj.

Best Time to Visit: March to July

Distance from Mcleodgnaj:
5 Kms.

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Norbulingka Institute

Norbulingka Institute

Counted among one of the top tourist destinations in Mcleodganj, Norbulingka Institute is the place you wouldn’t want to miss if you are a sucker of Tibetan culture. The Institute protects ancient Tibetan culture in the form of art, architecture, and paintings.

This is a great method as people don’t often like the idea of getting exposed to a theoretical explanation of Tibetan history. The institute also conducts workshop sessions where tourists can witness how the painters/ artists bring the Tibetan culture to life through their artworks. Visiting the institute isn’t free. While Tibetans need to pay INR 20, other tourists need to pay INR 50 as an entry fee.

Best Time to Visit:
All Season.

Distance from Mcleodganj:
16 Kms.

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Naam Art Gallery

Naam Art Gallery

The Naam art gallery is one of the most renowned places for its art culture. The place is mainly popular among historians. The Naam art gallery is mainly an art museum that gives tourist an idea about the German painter Elsbeth Buschmann and his paintings. Besides his paintings, contemporary arts are also showcased to the public.

The Naam art gallery is located in Chamunda main road, Sidhbari, Dharamshala. 
Generally, the art museum opens around 10 in the morning and closes around 7:30 in the evening. However, visit duration for each person is limited to three hours at most.

Best Time to Visit: All Season.

Distance from Mcleodganj: 15 Kms.

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Sunset Point

Sunset Point

As the name suggests, it is the place where people can watch the sunset clearly. The blissful moment is created when the dawn sets in. Sunset can be viewed from the Naddi viewpoint. A lot of tourists flock around this place with their cameras to get a glimpse of the sunset and capture it in their cameras.

If you want refreshment, you can visit the dal lake of Mcleodganj which resides near to the sunset point. You can find nearby hotels if you want to stay a few days in the place.

Best Time to Visit:
All-Season but preferably monsoon.

Distance from Mcleodganj:
4 Kms.

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Gunna Devi

Gunna Devi

Gunna Devi temple is one of the most famous places to visit in Mcleodganj that no tourist should miss. The temple, which mainly is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali, is a pilgrimage center for a semi-nomadic group of people known as the Gaddi shepherds. The area is covered with trees such as deodar, oak, etc.

You can also go for trekking on your way to the temple as it is located in a high altitude area. The Gunna Devi temple is located 8 KMs away from the main district of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh at a height of 2300 Metres in Kangra valley.

Best Time to Visit: Summer (April - June)

Distance from Mcleodganj: 26 Kms.

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Start/End Point: Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand

Start/End Time: 09:000 AM (Day1) & 12:00 PM (Day2)

Camp Location - Leta Village (2.5 km before Triund)

About Triund:

- Triund is the easiest Himalayan trek. With breathtaking views of the Kangra valley and the snow covered Dhauladhar ranges, it is also very picturesque.

- Triund is the ideal destination for those seeking a hassle-free taste of trekking in the Himalayas. The trek can easily be done over a weekend.

- The trail to Triund is short but steep. The steep climb is well-compensated by refreshing walks amongst rhododendron and oak trees. There are also various songbirds in the forests along the trail which make it a birdwatcher’s delight.

About the Triund Trek:

- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek to Triund.
- Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Dhauladhar ranges on one side and Kangra valley on the other
- Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. 
- Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends and the other trekkers in Alpine tents on double/triple sharing basis.
- Trek through some of the most beautiful forests of alpine and fir, Rhododendron and Oak.
- Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your Triund trek.
- Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for the trek to Triund.

Quick Facts:

Trekking Distance: 10 km 
Maximum Altitude: 9,432 ft 
Difficulty Level: Easy 
Electricity: Electricity is available at the campsite
ATM: Mcleodganj is the last point where you will find an ATM
Trekking Gradient: Steep throughout the trail

Variants Available:

  1. Triund Trek from Mcleodganj
  2. Triund Trek from Delhi

How to reach the campsite?

You have to report at Bhagsu Nag Taxi Stand which is the starting point of the trek and it is around 3 km from Mcleodganj. Many local transports and private cabs are available from Mcleodganj to reach Bhagsu Nag.

Note: If the snow at the top of Triund is beyond the operator's control, the camping for the day will be organized in Dharamkot instead.

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Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake

Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake

Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake originated from the manmade reservoir built on the Beas River. Just like other slopes and lakes in the Kangra district, it offers a view of the pleasant scenic beauty. Here, people can choose paddle boating as a popular activity. Some of the other popular sports activities conducted in the lake include rowing, sailing, water skiing, canoeing, and etc.

Hence, undoubtedly Maharana Pratap Sagara Lake is counted among the best places to visit in Mcleodganj.Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake is situated on the Beas River, Siwalik Hills in Mcloeodganj. The closest railways station is 30 KM, and it’s the most suitable method of travel to the Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake.

Best Time to Visit:
Winters

Distance from Mcleodganj: 
3 Kms.

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Vipassana Meditation Centre

The Vipassana Meditation center provides 10 to 15 days sessions to the people who get admitted in these sessions. In this time period, people are encouraged to not stay in touch with the outer world (mobile phones, etc. are taken from everyone and returned only after the end of the training period).

The main purpose of the Vipassana meditation center is to help people see things as they are. It not only encourages healthy habits and practices but also helps people stay positive and focused.

Best Time to Visit: 
All Season.

Distance from Mcleodganj:
8 Kms.

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Illiterati Cafe

Illiterati Cafe

Amongst the best places to visit in Mcleodganj, Illiterati is a book cafe celebrated for it's scrumptious burger and mesmerising decor. The bookstore cum cafe is ornate with wooden stoves, a vast genre of books and an out of the world view capturing the mountains.

Apart from the books there are several board games that travelers can enjoy at the cafe. Distant from the noise city, Illiterati cafe is found on the Jogiwara road, a calm and peaceful place to relish time in solace. Book lover or not, this cafe is a must visit and is logged in among the perfect Mcleodganj sightseeing places.

Best time to visit: Between October and February which is the winter season.

Distance from Mcleodganj: 2.2 Kms

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03 January 2020
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31 Dec 2019 always memorable for me just because of this trip. It was my first experience on hills specially on trekking. Our guide Mannu Sharma such a nice person. Just like our family he take care of everything. Wonderful experience with wonderful peoples.
20 August 2018
Excellent
My trip to triund was super. The guide Mukesh was friendly and fun company. Guided very well. Bit disappointed that I couldn't stay there due to bad weather but the accommodation provided to me was simply superb . Environment friendly and peace loving. Food was simply superb and hospitality was excellent. Will once again visit in future.
11 October 2019
Excellent
This was my first trek and I'm so glad I opt it. In triund is all the nature you can experience at once. The cold breeze, the mountains, the water, the trees, the rocks (they are real beauty of the trek), the clouds/fog, the animals, the people, everything about triund is special. The views were breathtaking, I wanted to capture everything I could in my camera. This is one of a hell experience you should not miss. The camping arrangement was nice. They provide you good tents, sleeping bags, nice and clean. We got snacks and meals and even breakfast and it was unexpectedly awesome. You get less options but you get to choose what you will be eating. This experience made me fall in love with trekking.
21 December 2019
Excellent
The best experience I could get could considering that it was my first Trek,the picturesque locations and the admirable hospitality was something someone can only dream of.Though due to off season in December my group was not able to complete the trek but whatever we witnessed was something neither of us can forget.The camping under a boulder is something I can never forget.The best thing of this trek is that you will always find a dog companion who will keep you motivated on this trek...
"It was a 7hrs trek uphill but It'll be totally worth once you reach the top.. it was a great experience"
24 October 2020
Excellent
Amazing experience, but be ready to get tired. The operator was very professional and supportive. provided a Guide named Rohit with all knowledge and was very helpful. loved the experience.
"Amazing experience. organizer and guide was very helpful and supportive. "
12 October 2020
Excellent
An awesome trekking experience, where our guide was amazing and the hospitality was excellent. Our host Manu made sure we had everything during the camp stay and the food was simply delicious. The camp was clean and hygienic and had beautiful views. Would definitely recommend booking this trek.
04 January 2020
Excellent
It took us a while to find this hill station resort, but it was all worth it from arrival to check out later we enjoyed a great stay. The hotel is located in a very calm and lush green surroundings. We went their to celebrate our new year. And it turned out to be one of the best new year's eve. We were welcomed with a drink with happy faces of the staff. We had a bonfire night the same day with lots of dancing and singing around. The next day we had towards exploring this beautiful city. A taxi was arranged by the hotel on our special request with a very friendly guide. Though it has all costed a bit higher to us due to the peak season but it was all worth it. Thank you Thrillophilia for instant bookings. Also it was easy to check in at the property we just have to show the booking voucher and it was time saving.
03 December 2019
Excellent
We booked this hotel from Thrillophilia, we had a great stay experience, The location is perfect with beautiful views of hills and greenery everywhere. The ambiance was so nice and the rooms were well maintained and clean, the food was good, the hotel staff was so helpful and friendly.

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  1. Which are some of the most romantic places to visit in Mcleodganj?

    1. Bhagsunath Waterfall- The cascading 30 ft. is located about 2 Km from Mcleodganj alluring honeymooners, common tourists and trekkers round the year. You can also take a refreshing dip in the hallowed pool at the foot of Bhagsunath Waterfall.

    2. Naddi View Point- If you are on a honeymoon trip to Mcleodganj, don’t forget to take your camera and capture the splendid views of the Dhauladhar range from Naddi viewpoint. It is also a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunsets over the mountains.

    3. Dal Lake- The idyllic lake with its picture perfect setting of pine, deodar and cedar forests is one of the most romantic Mcleodganj tourist places to include in your itinerary. You can go for boating or just walk along the bank of the lake with your loved one in the tranquilizing natural ambiance.

    4. Sunset Point- Watching a blissful sunset together and capturing it in your camera can be an utmost romantic gesture at the Sunset Point. A large number of tourists from various parts of the country flock here to be witness to this surreal phenomenon.

    5. Triund- Nothing can be more romantic than spending a night with your partner under the star studded sky amidst eerie natural surroundings. If you are an adventure buff, don’t forget to add Triund in your bucket list.
  2. What are the best places to visit in Mcleodganj at night?

    1. Mc Llo Beer Bar and Restaurant- McLlo restro bar is one of the best hangout places in Mcleodganj with its rustic setting of wooden log style offering great mountain views from the balcony. You can enjoy good food with great music.

    2. Espresso Bar- It is the one and only lounge bar of the town where you can get delectable platters with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

    3. Bob’s N Barley- If you want to challenge your greedy guts and are ready to pay a few extra bucks for it, head no further than Bob’s N Marley. You will be spoilt of a catholic choice of foods and drinks with free Wi-Fi.

    4. Indique Kitchen Bar Café- Whether you want to sit inside the cosy interior with your favourite infusion or sumptuous barbeque in the outdoor dining space, Indique Kitchen is a more inclusive venue than most of the restaurants in Mcleodganj.

    5. Morgan’s Place- Enjoy family dining in the alfresco sitting area of Morgan’s Place on a sunny morning. The pastoral interior festooned with colourful showpieces makes it one of the best dining places to visit in Mcleodganj at night.
  3. What are the best places to visit in Mcleodganj with family?

    1. Namgyal Monastery- Namgyal Monastery attracts visitors from far and near due to its overall serenity and sheer brilliance of architecture. It is revered as the abode of the Dalai Lama.

    2. Kangra Fort- The royal palace built by the Katoch dynasty is a must visit place to visit in Mcleodganj for avid history enthusiasts. It is one of the oldest architectural marvels in India.

    3. Norbulingka Institute- While making a list of Mcleodganj tourist places, the famous learning centre has to be in your bucket list. The building is constructed in traditional Tibetan style with manicured gardens, miniature streams and lotus ponds.

    4. Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake- It is an artificial lake rising from a reservoir built in the Beas River. Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake is also known as the Pong Dam Lake where you can indulge in bird-watching.

    5. Naddi Viewpoint- Naddi Viewpoint is an elevated point amidst an open landscape from where you can marvel at the spectacular view of the Dhauladhar Range. It is a must visit place in Mcleodganj for adventure lovers.
  4. Which are some of the best and affordable resorts in Mcleodganj?

    There are excellent Mcleodganj resorts spread across Mcleodganj popular for their unique location of being connected to both nature and all major attractions in the area.

    1. 
    Fortune Park Moksha Resort - 6500 INR onwards.
    2. 
    Himgiri Resorts - 1750 INR onwards.
    3. 
    Great Himalayan Adventure Resort - 3,000 INR onwards.
    4. 
    Nishaad Resort - 2000 INR onwards
    5. 
    V.Resorts Royal Palace - 2167 INR onwards
  5. What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj?

    Winter - Between October and February: The temperature dropping to a chilling -1°C and surprise snow falls make this weather one of the best times to visit Mcleodganj. Tourist places in Mcleodganj like the Naddi view point can be thoroughly enjoyed during this season.

    Summer - Between March and June: Tourist visits around this time of the year rises. The temperature in summer at Mcleodganj ranges between 22°C and 32°C. Outdoor activities like trekking at the Triund and Indrahar pass and places to visit in Mcleodganj like the Tushita Meditation center are ideal choices in this season.

    Monsoon - Between Between July and September: Mcleodganj experiences rainfall up to 350cm annually but that doesn't stop it from being an absolute thrill in the monsoon. Bhagsunag road, sunset view point and similar Mcleodganj sightseeing places swivel into an absolute delight of nature and are a must visit.
  6. Is there any snowfall in Mcleodganj?

    Yes, short showers and snow falls can be expected in Mcleodganj during the peak winter months. Between December and February is the ideal duration for snow fall and expected temperature during the fall can be anywhere between 7°C to -1°C.
  7. How to reach Mcleodganj?

    By train: Pathankot which is approximately 90 km from Mcleodgamj is the nearest train junction from where local taxi and bus service is available.

    By Flight: The nearest airport is Gaggal and from the airport, there are cabs and buses running constantly towards Mcleodganj.
  8. What are some of the amazing things to do in Mcleodganj on weekends?

    Exploring the umpteen numbers of monasteries in town to taking an exciting trek from here, there are plenty of things to do in Mcleodganj to create an unforgettable memory.

    1. Visit Namgyal Monastery
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    Go to Bhagsu Falls
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    Camping in Triund
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    Head Out to Dal Lake
    5. 
    Shop at The Local markets
    6. 
    The Kangra Valley Trek
  9. Is triund Trek safe for girls?

    Yes, the Triund trek is safe for women. Being amongst the most popular trekking sports it is always encapsulated with tourists. There are guides present during the trek at all times and proper safety equipment is also provided before the trek.
  10. Which are some of the best trekking tours in Mcleodganj that can be availed upto 40% Off?

    Breath in the fresh air as you trek through the steep rocks and discover the utterly spellbinding and unspoiled beauty of Himalayan nature. Click here to know more

    Triund Trekking And Camping Flat 40% Off

    Kareri Lake Trek Flat 20% Off
    Indrahar Pass Trek 21% Off
    Triund And Laka Glacier Trekking Flat 20% Off
  11. Which are the best restaurants and cafes in Mcleodganj?

    Illiterati cafe, Snow Lion Cafe, The chocolate log and Morgan's Palace are exciting options for snacks and meals. These cafes and restaurants are not just known for their food but also are among excellent tourist places in Mcleodganj.

    Peace Cafe, Tibet Kitchen and Nick's Italian Kitchen restaurants are acknowledged for their diverse food menus and friendly hospitality. Namgyal Cafe devours breathtaking views of the hills.

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