Family Travel Ideas in Mcleodganj

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When traveling with your family, planning activities that everyone will enjoy is important. In Mcleodganj, there is a variety of places to stay and things to do that will appeal to every member of your family regardless of age and activity preference.


Especially if you have a larger family, accommodations that keep you at or under budget as well as a hotel that is large enough to accommodate the entire family is important. Luckily, the Kailwood Guest House is perfect for families. Offering large rooms with private bathrooms, amazing views, breakfast to start your day and a light dinner, this location offers all the necessary amenities you and your family will need.

Hiking Trips

Being situated in the Himalayas, many hiking opportunities are available for you and your family to enjoy. Whether seeking easy or difficult hiking trips, there is a variety of hiking trails to chose from.

Bhasgu Falls is a small village and a short hike from Mcleodganj. The true attraction of this spot is the breathtaking falls situated on the outskirts. The hike is easy and offers an amazing experience of the lush, green forests of this region. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the base of the falls for a relaxing afternoon. For a cool (as it winds you through deep forests) and comfortable hike, a hike to one of the neighboring villages such as Leh, Kullu, Ladaka or Kangra is a perfect day trip for you and the family. Easy enough for younger children, any of these treks allows you to enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas.

Historic Spots and Museums

Museums and temples are scattered throughout this region in India and especially in Mcleodganj there are a few locations that you will not want to miss out on. Ensuring an educational experience for the whole family, a trip to the Norbulingka Institute is a must. Situated on 7 lush acres, the museum teaches about Tibetan culture and tradition, houses gardens and temples and offers courses in traditional dance, music and culture.

A visit to the Dalai Lama temple is another visit you will not want to pass on. Also the dwelling place of His Holiness, the temple looks plain and simple from the exterior but is beautiful with it's Tibetan architecture and decoration when you venture inside. With stunning views from the site of the Himalayan mountains, this stop will be humbling for the entire family.

December 30, 2009 new by christina tilicki

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