Since we are talking about Mcleodganj here, you should very well understand that the place is an absolute bliss to be in and has a cute nick name too – that is ‘Little Lhasa’. And why is it called with this sweet nick name – it is because Mcleodganj is well known for its rich Tibetan culture and the presence of the Tibetan people. Mcleodganj is a beautiful suburb in the Dharamshala district of Himachal Pradesh and is situated at the height of 2082 meters amid the Dhauladhar Range of mountains. The quaint little town is well known for its extensive British History, since it was the summer retreat during that era. The beautiful surroundings of this town were enough to make Lord Elgin, the then British viceroy, to feel like declaring it the summer capital of India. The Tea House that he built is still just as popular as it was all those years ago.
There are plenty of places to visit in Mcleodganj. From the beautiful St. John church to Triund, everything in Mcleodganj is just alluring. Here are a few places to visit in Mcleodganj –
Go for a trek to Triund – Triund is an amazing place to go for a trek and you can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere away from the chaos of the city life. The place is all about beauty and grace and can make you fall in love with its variety.
Visit St. John’s Church – Situated in the wilderness, St. John’s Church is set in the neo-Gothic style. This Anglican Church was erected in 1852 for John the Baptist. The famous Belgian stained glass windows were designed by an artist of Italian descent. After the earthquake in 1905, the destroyed church was rebuilt along with a brand new bell installed in 1915. Amid the Deodar grove, this church overlooks a graveyard, where the gravestone of Lord Elgin is present. You will find this church on the route to Forsythe Ganj.
Bhagsu waterfalls – The Bhagsu waterfalls just behind the Bhagsunag temple is another beautiful thing you must see. The 500 meter long cascading waterfalls are a beauty you’d admire for hours to end. Hiking trips are a delight in these rocky enclosures, and the view that you will get upon spotting the beautiful falls is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Settle down for a picnic with your friends or family, and enjoy the wilderness amid the gushing sounds of water and lush green surrounding.
Tibetan Children’s village – Just not mere beauty, but Mcleodganj is also known for the Tibetan Children’s village. The refuge and orphan children of the Tibet region is found in this village who are given shelter, food and Tibetan education. The dormitories and residences of the village can be found near the Dal Lake where the teachers and the children stay. As a tourist, the Tibetan way of schooling will be quite intriguing to one. You can even volunteer along with the teachers at Tibetan Children’s Village if you wish!
There are plenty of other places in Mcleodganj to visit. However, near Mcleodganj, you can visit places like the Tsug La Khang monastery, Tibet museum, Dharamkot, Tse Chokling Gompa, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Nechung Monastery, The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Sunset Point, Clean Upper Dharamsala Programme, Gu-Chu-Sum Movement Gallery, Men-Tsee-Khang and Central Tibetan Secretariat.
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