Explore Mcleodganj: Little Tibet of India
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In the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, Mcleodganj is famous as ‘Little Lhasa’ or ‘Dhasa’. It is the short form of the Dharamshala and has a culture similar to that of Tibetans. It is also a home of Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama. In between the lush greenery and high mountains, Mcleodganj gives mesmerizing views of nature. Every year, tourists visited the place to witness the Tibetan culture and natural beauty of the place.
Triund, 2km ahead of Mcleodganj is a perfect place for trekking the majestic Himalayas. It’s a trek of 7-8 km long. The trek gives you a view of oak trees and Dhauladar range.
The most famous tourist spot of Mcleodganj and Dharamshala is Bhagsu Waterfall. It is a beautiful place known for its peace and serenity. Bhagsunath temple is also there which is a major attraction point of this place. A number of café and coffee houses are there where tourists can have a cup of coffee and other refreshments along with watching the waterfall.
As Mcleodganj witness the Tibetan culture, a number of monasteries are there, in which the largest Tibetan temple outside Tibet, Namgyal Monastery is situated here. It is believed to be as Dalai Lama’s temple where monks learn and meditate on Buddhist preaching.
Another tourist place, Tsuglagkhang, lies above the Mcleodganj and Dharamshala is the holy place where Dalai Lama resides. It has statues of Shakyamuni, Avalokiteśvara, and a statue of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). The place is visited by many devotees from all over the world. The place has monastery, temples, museum, library, and café.
The summer’s weather is pleasant here and one can visit during the months from March to June. If one travels during the Month of April and May, he can get to enjoy the festival of Buddha Purnima which is the major festival of the place.