Places to Explore in Mcleodganj

Dharamsala is located in the Northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in the lap of Dhauladhar range, the town has majestic views that will soothe your mind. Mcleodganj is a picturesque town in the city of Dharamsala. People from all over the world visit Mcleodganj to receive blessings and teachings from His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. The town has a striking resemblance with old Tibet. Shops in McLeodganj sell Tibetan artworks and handicraft items. The aroma of freshly cooked Tibetan dishes lingers in this part of Dharamshala, tingling your appetite.

Have a look at some of the must visit places in Dharamshala for a complete experience..

Adventure

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Kareri Lake

Kareri Lake is situated northwest of McLeodganj and is at the foot of the Minkiani Pass. This pass is one of the 14 passes in the Dhauladhar Range in the Western Himalayas. Apart from the lake's natural beauty, the trek itself goes through beautiful forests, rural villages, and finishes at a remote temple on the banks of Kareri Lake. 

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Triund Valley

One of the shortest trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh is McLeodganj to Triund trek. Nearly 10 km walk from northeast of McLeodganj, Triund provides a panoramic view of Kangra valley and the plains of Punjab. The magnificent Dhauladhar stands to the north, while the wide valley expanse is on the southern side.

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Dal Lake

The sacred Dal lake is 11 kilometres away from Lower Dharamshala connected by a motorable road. It is the starting point of excursions and treks and is located next to the Tibetan Children's village. The lake is a scenic picnic spot surrounded by the forests of Deodar. There is a temple named Durveshwar Mahadev by the side of the lake. 

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Bir Billing

The charming Indian town of Bir is known worldwide as a destination for ecotourism and meditation studies, and is praised by visitors from all corners of the earth for its natural beauty. Bir is situated in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, amidst paths winding through tea gardens.

Religious Places

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Bhagsunag Temple

Just 02 kilometres away from Mcleodganj, is the ancient Bhagsunag temple dedicated to lord Shiva. The temple features a fresh water spring. Further, about 1.5 kilometres a path leads to the waterfall, which is at its pristine glory during monsoon. The unsullied water gushing out of the water fall and the mist emanating from the fall about 20 feet, is indeed a delightful view.


 

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Chamunda Devi Temple

The demons "Chand" and "Mund were killed by hence known as "Chamunda". Meri Maiya Chamundadevi Mandir is seven hundred years old and was built by a Maiya bhakt from the village, who was asked by Meri Maiya herself in his dream to fetch the idol across Ban Ganga and place it in the temple over "Holy Meri Maiya Pindi" and worship Her. 

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Norbulingka

 

Norbulingka is dedicated to handing down tradition and restoring standards by providing training, education and employment for Tibetans. It supports an environment in which Tibetan community and family values can flourish. It combines tradition respectfully with the modern, and seeks to create an international awareness of Tibetan values.

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Kangra Temple
 

The Brajeshwari Devi temple, located in the old Kangra Township, is said to have been built over the charred breasts of Sati. This shrine, once renown for its great wealth, has been plundered relentlessly over the ages. The first of the plunderers was Mahmud of Ghazni, who looted it in 1009. A mosque was built on the ruins and a garrison was left behind.

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St. John's Church

Not far from Mcleodganj and Naddi, amidst the deodar and pine forest near Forsyth Ganj, is St John's Church in the Wilderness. It is located within a short walk of about 10-15 minutes from either Mcleodganj or Naddi. This small stone church has beautiful stained glass windows, dated from 1852 and is one of the few examples of British architecture.

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Jawalamukhi Temple

Jwalamukhi Temple is situated 30 kilometres south of Kangra valley. It is dedicated to Goddess Jwalamukhi. There are natural flames in the temple, which are worshipped as a manifestation of the nine Goddesses - Mahakali, Unpurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi.

Picnic

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Kangra Fort

The Kangra Fort situated at a 20 kilometres distance from Dharamsala on the out start of the Kangra Town. The fort is entered through a small courtyard enclosed between two gates which are known as Patak. The fort is dated from the Sikh period, as appears on an inscription at the entrance.

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Triund Valley

One of the shortest trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh is McLeodganj to Triund trek. Nearly 10 km walk from northeast of McLeodganj, Triund provides a panoramic view of Kangra valley and the plains of Punjab. The magnificent Dhauladhar stands to the north, while the wide valley expanse is on the southern side.

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Dal Lake

The sacred Dal lake is 11 kilometres away from Lower Dharamshala connected by a motorable road. It is the starting point of excursions and treks and is located next to the Tibetan Children's village. The lake is a scenic picnic spot surrounded by the forests of Deodar.