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Mcleodganj – The summer destination

To beat the heat of North India mostly people find relief in the hills of Himachal Pradesh. Let us make your summer vacations more enjoyable by suggesting you perfect places to visit and stay in Mcleodganj. It is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Its population mainly consists of Tibetian and is known for Dalai Lama Temple.

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You can fly from Delhi to Gaggal, a town near to Mcleodganj. There are two daily flights — Air India and SpiceJet.
Air India flight AI9813 departs Delhi at 9:45am and arrives at Gaggal airport at 11:15am. Flight AI9814 departs Gaggal at 11:35am, arriving in Delhi at 13:05pm. Check flight status at
SpiceJet flight SG2382 takes off from Delhi at 5:55am and lands at Gaggal Airport at 7:30am. Flight SG2384 leaves Gaggal for Delhi at 7:50am. Check flight status
From Gaggal Airport it is about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) to Mcleodganj, and takes about 45 minutes by taxi.
see By Train
There are more than ten trains running daily from Delhi to Pathankot and Chakki Bank, which is a smaller station near Pathankot.
Train tickets can be booked online at Indian railways website
By Road
There are many buses from Delhi to Mcleodganj every day, or take a taxi. Most of the buses leave from Majnu ka Tilla, the Tibetan camp, and many other points in Delhi. Make sure the bus is going to all the way to Mcleodganj, as some buses have a last stop at Dharamshala, from where McLeodganj is another half hour bus ride, or take an easily-available taxi.
Many people like to drive to Mcleodganj to enjoy the serenity and beauty of nature.

Places to visit in Mcleodganj
Tsug la Khang (Dalai Lama’s Temple)
Tsug la Khang, The Dalai Lama’s temple, is the life-blood of the village. It houses the Namgyal Monastery and shrine rooms.
The largest shrine contains a huge gilded statue of the Buddha, along with two smaller statues of Chenresig and Guru Rinpoche. Parts of these statues were brought at great sacrifice from Tibet. The Dalai Lama’s residence and administrative offices are adjacent to the monastery.

The temple is located a short walk down the hill from the main square at the centre of town.
Bhagsunath Temple
Bhagsunath Temple is a tranquil medieval temple, with plentiful pools around, considered sacred by Hindu devotees. It is in Bhagsu village, three km from Mcleodganj.
Bhagsu Waterfall
During monsoon the Bhagsu Waterfall turns into a 30-foot cascade. It is a good spot for picnics and recreation. The waterfall is about 500 metres behind Bhagsunath Temple.
Dal Lake
Dal Lake is a small mid-altitude lake (1,775 m above sea level) near a very beautiful village “Tota Rani”. The lake is surrounded by deodar trees. .
It is considered a sacred spot, and there is small Shiva mandir(shrine) on its bank. A fair and festival dedicated to Shiva is held yearly. Several kinds of fish live in the lake, which has greenish water most of the year.

St John’s Church in the Wilderness
This small, neo-Gothic style Anglican church, dedicated to John the Baptist, was built in 1852. The church is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows painted by an Italian artist.
The church is situated in a deodar grove, and there is a small graveyard on the grounds. Behind the church is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, who was Governor-General & Viceroy of India in 1861 during the British Raj, and died in Mcleodganj on 20 November 1863.
The church is about 2 km from Mcleodganj, towards Forsythe Ganj.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala was opened in 2003. It has a capacity of about 25,000 seats. The venue holds Ranji Trophy and IPL matches.
The end names of the stadium are River End and College End. It is at an altitude of 1,457 m (4,780 ft) above sea level and has the snow-capped (six months during winter) Dhauladhar range as a backdrop. The nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 15km away.

Hotels to make your stay comfortable
There are many hotels providing you a wide range to choose from. From my personal experience I would suggest Hotel Deodar Villa. It is very near to Dalai Lama temple and is very comfortable to stay in. Have a great rating on most websites. Its rooms are really spacious and food really delicious, just the way we like. It is like Home away from home!! It is also pocket friendly.

Amongst other are Hotel Bhagsu which is in the town. Also, you can try Hotel Holiday Inn, however, it is situated at the outskirts of the town. You can book that if you want to enjoy mixture of lavishness and quietness of scenic beauty.

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