Day Trips in Mcleodganj

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If you are inclined towards Buddhism or are a Himalayan Traveler then a visit to McLeodganj in India is a must. This beautiful Himalayan town is located in the upper part of Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It was established as British settlement during British Rule in India and named after David McLeod. Now it is the headquarters of Tibetan government in exile and the residence of the Dalai Lama. Because of its Tibetan culture this hill station is also called “Little Lhasa.” Being in the lap of Himalayas this small town offer many activities for its visitors.

Cycling to Palampur

For those adventure types, cycling to Palampur is really an amazing experience which will always be fresh in your memory. Located about 24 kilometers from McLeodganj amid the Dhauladhar Ranges in the Kangra Valley, Palampur is also known as the tea city of the Northern India because of its tea gardens. Cycling past the tea garden along the zigzag mountain road is an experience of a lifetime. It is the romantic destination of the Kangra Valley with its Pines and Deodars woods fragrance in the atmosphere.

Trekking in Kangra

Kangra is located just 19 kilometers from McLeodganj but is the ultimate destination for those interested in trekking in the Himalayan Ranges. There are many lush green valleys, springs and mountain ranges in Kangra. Most of these trekking expeditions start from McLeodganj or Dharmshala. Spending time overcoming the challenges of The Mighty Himalayan Ranges and discovering some of the hidden beauty of Mother Nature is truly mesmerizing in the trekking.

Norbulingka Institute

This is the best way to understand the Tibetan art and culture. The institute is situated about 15 kilometers on the outskirts of McLeodganj and was established by Dalai Lama. It is the center for continuation and training of Tibet art and craft. Here you will also get a chance to interact with the crafts person who are busy weaving clothes or in woodwork. You can also see the photographic exhibition of the establishment of this institute in one of the building. However more amazing is the Losel Doll Museum which is pretty dolls dressed up in traditional dress of Tibet depicting life of people in each region of Tibet as well as their dance and festivals.

 

 

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Triund

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18 km from Dharamshala, Triund lies at the feet of the perpetually snow clad Dhauladhar at the height of 2975 m. The snow line starts at Ilaqa (3350 mtr), 5km from Triund. It is a popular picnic and trekking spot. The tracks from Rawa, Dal Lake, Dharamkot and Bhagsunag meet at a ridge known as Galu temple (2130 mtr) which has a small shrine and water point. After the snow nullah the trek rises abruptly waving through 22 curves making the ascent tiring and difficult. On the way one can spot many birds and wild animals.IT will make an perfect day trip to nature offering more..

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