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Mcleodgunj

(5500 Ft Above Sea Level)

Himachal Pradesh | India
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Mcleodgunj is categorised as Pilgrimage / Hillside Hamlet


Mcleodgunj (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 July 2007)
St Johns Church (Photo Courtesy: Lewesian1982)
Inside Dalai Lama Monastery (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 July 2007)
Inside Dalai Lama Monastery (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 August 2010)
Mcleodgunj Streets (Nivalink Trip Dated - 3 August 2010)
View from Mcleodgunj Town (Nivalink Trip Dated - 6 July 2007)

Reasons to Visit
  • McLeodgunj is popularly known as Upper Dharamsala and well known for the monastery that is official residence in exile of the Tibetan Buddhist religious head, His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  • McLeodgunj is also the administrative hub of the Tibetan government in exile and is a pilgrimage center for followers of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • McLeodgunj is where students from all over the world come here to learn Buddhism and the Tibetan culture all round the year.
  • Mcleodgunj is also home to the regional Mountaineering center which is often the base point for trekking in the Dhauladhar ranges around the area.
  • McLeodgunj area around is known for one of the best trekking routes in the country (Indrahara Pass, Ilaka Got, Mankiani Pass, Triund, Kareli Lake (Frozen Lake till April) etc.
  • Bhagsunag Temple (3 kms) is also significant Shiva temple in the area next to the Bhagsu waterfalls and is well visited all round the year.
Know It
  • It snows in Mcleodgunj in Winter (Jan-March)
Recommendations
  • Hillside Getaways in Kangra Valley"Mcleodgunj (6000+ ft asl) is home in exile of His Holiness Dalai Lama. Dharamsala and visited for walking, trekking etc. and is a popular ex-Chandigarh getaway for adventure centric travellers."
  • Significant Pilgrimages In and around Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh"Dalai Lama Monastery is a renowned pilgrimage destination in heart of Mcleodgunj Town by the followers of Tibetan Buddhism and His Holiness Dalai Lama. Bhagshu Nag, a Shiva temple near at 3 kms from Mcloedgunj Town is also regionally significant and well visited. "
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Experiential3
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Resort2
Hotel8
Bungalow2
Homestay2

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Destination Ideas

  • Dharamsala / Mcleodgunj Experience
  • Off-beat Himachal Pradesh

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Nurpur is famous for old fort and a temple of Brijraj. Nurpur acquired its name in 1672, when Jahangir, the Mughal Emperor named it after his wife Nurjahan.
    Shopping
    High Street
    0
    Most prominent site in Mcleodgunj is Dalai Lama Temple or Dalai Lama Monastery. It has a large statue of Padmasambhavna
    Monastery
    Buddhist Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
    1
    Between Forsythganj and Mcleodganj is the charming church of St. John. The area is under the shade of deodar branches, a memorial has been erected over the body of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin who died at Dharamsala in 1863.
    Church
    Roman Catholic Church
    3
    3 kms from Mcleodgunj town centre is lands end, where road ends. This is where Bhagshu temple is situated. The temple is popular with North Indians and there are a number of hotels situated here. Guests can walk upto a perennial waterfall adjoining to the temple at a short walk away.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
    3
    Kangra Valley Museum displays arts, crafts and rich past, artifacts that date back to the 5th century. It includes a gallery of Kangras famous miniature painting and a representative collection of sculptures, pottery and anthropological items. Shamianas and dresses used by local royalty, old carved doors, jails, lintels and pandals are also on display Coins, jewelry and manuscripts are included. A section houses the work of contemporary artists, sculptures and photographers.
    Museum
    Heritage Museum
    9
    At there start of town, landscaped lawns and a web of narrow paths fill a pine grove where a monument has been raised to commemorate the post independence war heroes of Himachal Pradesh
    Historic Site
    Memorial
    9
    The Norbulingka Institute was founded in 1988 by the present 14th Dalai Lama at Sidhpur, near Dharamshala. The institute is dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan language and cultural heritage. The institute is named after Norbulingka, the traditional summer residence of the Dalai Lamas, in Lhasa, Tibet. The main building is a replica of the Norbulingka palace in Lhasa. The Centre for Arts, offers training in Tibetan statue making, thangka painting, printing, applique and tailoring, wood carving, wood and metal craft. The Academy also offers long term courses in Tibetan Buddhism. The institute also has the two-storeyed Seat of Happiness Temple (Deden Tsuglakhang) built in 1985 and set amidst the Japanese inspired Norbulingka gardens. It is known for its 1,173 murals of Buddha, frescoes of all the Dalai Lamas and drawings chronicling the life of the 14th Dalai Lama. In the main hall stands the 4 mt high gilded copper Budddha, one of the largest outside Tibet. Around the temple are workshops of artisans and apprentices, which produce various handicrafts, also sold at the Norbulingka Gift Shop and Showroom, for the benefit of Tibetan refugees. A short distance from the institute lies the Dolma Ling Buddhist nunnery, and the Gyato Monastery, temporary residence of the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Norbulingka institute is a must visit for any visitor to Dharamsala for a Tibetan cultural heritage experience.
    Arts Crafts Culture, Institute
    Art Gallery, Tibetan Buddhism
    15
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Just 24 km from Kangra and 15 km from Dharamshala is the famous temple of goddess Chamunda Devi (Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham). The temple complex offers view of Dhauladhar, the Baner Khad and Dadh. A vast running water pool houses the statues of Lord Shiva and Saraswati. A trek of about 16 km up in the Dhauladhar ranges is the ancient temple of Aadi Himani Chamunda
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple
    26
    The Kangra Fort was built by the Royal family of Kangra (The Katoch Dynasty). It is the largest fort in the Himalayas and one of the oldest dated fort in India. Also near to old Kangra is the famous Jayanti Mata temple on a hill top. A lso close to entrance is a small museum which exhibits the history of Kangra fort. Adjoining the Fort is the Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch Museum run by the Royal Family of Kangra. The Museum also provides audio guides for the fort and the museum and has a cafeteria.
    Heritage Site, Museum
    Heritage Museum, Royal Heritage, Fort
    31
    Heart of Old Kangra Town is Vrajeshwari Temple, one of the Shaktipeetha temples and visited alongwith Chintpurni and Jwalamukhi Temple as a part of Devi temples.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Devi Temple, Shaktipeetha
    31
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Surrounded by deodar trees this is an enchanting and serene picnic spot. Walking to Dal Lake is an excellent option from Mcledogjunj via Mountaineering Institute.
    Activity
    Walking
    0

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Average Day / Night Temperature of Dharamsala,Himachal Pradesh,India

January
20°C / 6°C
February
20°C / 8°C
March
27°C / 13°C
April
33°C / 18°C
May
40°C / 23°C
June
41°C / 27°C
July
39°C / 26°C
August
33°C / 23°C
September
34°C / 21°C
October
31°C / 16°C
November
26°C / 11°C
December
22°C / 9°C

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Mcleodgunj
Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
Above town centreA thickly wooded area 1 km above Mall road. Guests staying here get best of town centre access and tranquility.Getaway1
BhagshuAn 3 kms farther near Bhagsu Nag Temple and Bhagsu Waterfalls where a cluster of value centric and mid-segment hotels are situated.Holiday/Getaway-
DharamkotA quiet area uphill at 2 kms from the town centre surrounded by wooded walks.Getaway1
Jogiwara RoadA narrow bylane that bifurcates from town centre.Transit2
MonasteryResidence of his holiness Dalai Lama of Tibet in exile and one of the most visited monasteries in India, accessible via a short walk from town centre.Experiential/Pilgrimage2
Naddi2 kms before one arrives at town centre area, the Dharamsala - Mcleodgunj road bifurcates to an area widely known as Naddi, Dal Lake and Cantonment area. Naddi Area is the only area in Mcleodgunj offering excellent himalayan views.Getaway4
Town CentreA Where buses terminate and Dalai Lama Monastery is just a walk away from here. The walk comprises two crowded bylanes, street vendors and some restaurants.Transit/Business/Holiday4
Nearest Airport in Mcleodgunj
  • Gaggal Airport ( DHM ) , Dharamsala-12 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Mcleodgunj
  • Pathankot ( PTK ), Pathankot-97 Kms
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