Magical Mcleodganj

Showcasing the top reasons why Mcleodganj is a beautiful blend of Tibet with some British influence

A quiet place among the hustle-bustle as your ears are blessed with enchanting prayers as soon as you place afoot at this magical Mcleodganj rejuvenating the surroundings with new energy. As you can guess from the name, this place influences Britishness, but it has blended beautifully with the Tibetan culture creating a breathtaking ambience. 

Bhagsu Nag Temple

A small trek from McleodGanj town, lined with small cafes and tea shops, will take you to Bhagsu Nag temple. The temple premises has a freshwater spring which is believed to have healing powers. The ancient 18th-century temple is built in stone, and its walls still contain some beautiful carvings and inscriptions.

Bhagsu waterfall

Climbing on a steep mountain may not be how you want to spend your vacation. But, after sweating a little and wanting to go back and have that Israeli breakfast at a cafe you might have passed on the way, you won’t be prepared for the spectacular beauty of Bhagsu waterfall with mountains surrounding it like an angelic halo. 

Tibet Museum

This museum is like a playground for connoisseurs of history and politics; the fascinating stories about Tibet and their relationship with China, the great escape of the Dalai Lama, and Tibetan people from their homeland are depicted through pictures, short movies, and informative pieces, all around the museum. 
As the name suggests, 

Sunset Point at Naadi

Sunset Point is the one sunset that you would not want to miss. As you entwine your fingers with your partner, your child, or your friend, enjoy the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see. What makes it magical is the sight through the scenery of Dhauladhars that will give you one of the most pleasant memories of your life with mountains glowing with orange hue stands to witness the beauty of life. 

Masroor Rock-Cut Temple

Dated back to the 8th century, Masroor rock-cut temple is made from a monolithic rock. What is interesting is the tale of Pandavas’ stay here during their exile period.  

Kangra Fort

Gentle climbs to a hilltop location in nice weather will make your heart complete with contentment. The perfect view of the valley and a 2-hour walk around the fort where a generation of royals once lived built their lives is a beautiful experience. 

The Tibetan Market

If you know how to bargain, you will have a fun experience visiting a Tibetan market filled with rich and colourful Tibetan artworks. Prayer wheels, mufflers, shawls, ponchos, local handicrafts inspired by Tibetan culture, wind chimes, stunning Buddhist-inspired jewellery, and beautiful small mirrors, these things will bring joy when you gift them to your loved one’s. 

The Dalai Lama’s temple

The most intriguing sacred place in town. It is the Dalai Lama temple. The Dalai Lama visits Tsuglagkhang publicly only 2-3 times a year. Despite that, the place has become an important pilgrimage spot. 

St John in the Wilderness

An Anglican church that was built in 1852 has the memorial of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin. The fascination with old buildings will always make you wonder about the Europeans who once played here and built their lives, and it sometimes leaves you with a very eerie feeling. But the beauty of this church is worth seeing!

Mcleodganj is genuinely magical. It has so much to offer; the fascinating tales of history and culture surrounding the place will leave you in awe!
Klaus O
December 14, 2021
Share This Blog Facebook Twitter Linkedin Instagram

Get Matched to Top Travel Expert

  • Best Travel Guide

    Best Travel Guide

    Our experts offer comprehensive advice on destinations and types of trips that appear in their Profiles and some of their experiences are shared as these Travel Stories If you like the story and want to connect you could book an appointment for a consultation with them from here directly.

  • Personalized Matching

    Personalized Matching

    You could search for Experts by Destination or their Special Expertise in a specific type of trip.

Book an Appointment