Experience The Best Of *Little Lhasa* With The Top 8 Things To Do In McLeodganj
Picture Credits: Erik Törner
Mcleodganj is a beautiful place to spend your holidays whiling away your worries in the best way possible - amongst the hills! And while you're at it we have for you the best things to do in this amazing suburb!
1. Bhagsu Waterfalls
The Bhagsu waterfall is the epitome of natural beauty and serenity and so a hike to the place makes for the perfect afternoon out with your crew! It’s a short trek but once you see the frothy falls, its beauty encapsulates you, the chilly breeze cuts through your tired face and brings a smile to your face!
Where | Near Bhagsu Nag Temple
2. Hike To Triund
Triund is the reigning gem of Dharamshala with the Dhauladhar mountains on one side and the Kangra Valley on the other which makes it an extremely popular trekking spot! The roughly 8-9 kms long trek from Mcleodganj is considered fairly easy to moderate but rest assured the camping at the top of the hill and the scenic beauty make up for it all.
Where | Near Triund Valley
3. The Oldest Bookshop - Bookworm
The modest looking place is a must visit for the bookworm in you, with a wide range of books that you can get lost in from classics, Buddhism to fiction and more! So take the bibliophile in you for a joyride in this unique bookshop.
Where | Jogiwara Road
4. Dal Lake
The lake lying just 2-3 kms from Mcleodganj is most beautiful and is surrounded by lush deodar trees! There are many activities that take place near the lake but taking a leisurely long walk is equally refreshing as well.
Where | Kangra District Village
5. St. John in the Wilderness Church
Experience the wilderness with a trip to the St. John In The Wilderness Church located in the midst of the Deodar forest lined with tall pine trees where a stony paved path leads you to your destination. It's picturesque, unique and should not be missed! There's an air of peace and serenity that surrounds the place and if you're seeking just that, you know where to go!
Where | Road To Naddi Village From Mcleodganj, Forsyth Ganj
6. Tsuglagkhang Complex Dalai Lama Temple
This site has everything from the Dalai Lama Temple, to various stupas, a museum, library and even a cafe! The place is very simplistic from the outside but the beauty of the paintings, the murals and pictures inside make it a must visit pilgrim site. Don't miss out on walking the kora/ritual circuit around the temple!
Where | Mcleodganj
Picture Credits: Zach Dischner
The stars tell their own story in Mcleodganj! With clear beautiful skies, star gazing and finding different constellations is one of the most treasured activities. The Triund Valley, Sunset Point and Naddi Valley are one of the best stargazing spots to check out.
Where | Triund Valley, Sunset Point & Naddi Valley
8. Tibet Kitchen
Picture Credits: Parimal Satyal
The vibe of this place is totally worth the queues with monks, tourists and locals all lining up to have a taste of the spicy Bhutanese food and the unusual Tibetan delicacies. The Roasted Lamb Slices, Noodles & Momos are packed with flavour. We absolutely love the Veg Thukpa and Lemon Beer too!
Where | Jogiwara Road, House #1, Main Square
So what are you all waiting for? Get out there and make some memories!