Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Chamba, IndiaDalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills. Named after Lord Dalhousie...

Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Kangra, HimachalDharamsala is bea- utiful & peaceful town, surrounded by forests of pine. Up there is Suburb of Dharamsala called Macleodganj or Little Lhasa...

Mcleodganj

McLeod Ganj, McLeodGanj, or Mcleodganj, is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. At an altitude of 2082m (6831 feet). Situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, 'Hanuman Ka Tibba', at about 5639m (18500 feet), lies just behind it, it is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (short form of Dharamshala, used mainly by Tibetans") due to its large population of Tibetan refugees. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.

Macleodganj Town ViewAround 4km above Dharamsala, or 10km via the main road, McLeodganj is a British place, McLEodganj / Dharamsala received little attention from the outside world for most of its history. McLeod Ganj was named after Sir David McLeod, a Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, while the suffix Ganj is common Hindi word for "neighbourhood". Mcleodganj was established in the mid 1850s as a British garrison and it briefly served as an administration centre for the colonial government until the devastating earthquake of 1905. It remained a back­water until 1960, when the Dalai Lama and his entourage claimed asylum here following the Chinese invasion of Tibet.

Macleodganj Dhauladhar ViewLying 526km northwest of New Delhi, Dharamsala is the headquarters of the Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh. Kangra valley is one of the most pleasant, relaxing and spiritual places in the Himalayas. Marvelously scenic, especially upper Dharamsala, is well wooded with oak, cedar, pine and other timber yielding trees and offers some lovely walks and finer views. In 1855, Dharamsala had only two major areas where civilians settled in : McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj, named after a Divisional Commissioner.

Dalai Lama in Macleodganj, IndiaNestled beautifully among the Dhaluadhars mountains this small town is well known world wide for its scenic beauty and as the residence of the Dalai Lama (14th Dalai Lama "Tenzin Gyatso"). This small town is the administrative hub of the Tibetan government in exile and is a Buddhist pilgrimage center. People from all over the world come here to learn Buddhism and the Tibetan culture. Mcleodganj has become a major centre for the study of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. There are all sorts of holistic activities and courses on offer, and lots of travellers come here to volunteer on community projects that focus on the refugee community. The town has several ancient temples and monasteries. The atmosphere of the town is very spiritual with Buddhist religious practice and lifestyles. Other than that, it is a perfect destination for nature lovers who want to enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature or for the adventure lovers.

Mcleodganj, Kangra, HimachalThe Little Lhasa in India, is the home of the tibetan guru and leader his Holiness The Dalai Lama and the tibetian government in exile. Often called as "Little Lhasa".  Under the Himalayas, the Dhaluadhars, the place is a  beautiful hill station and a world known destination. This place is not an ordinary Indian hill station, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj (in short also called Mcllo) is a world famous tourist destination. Also the main traveller hangout in Himachal Pradesh, with dozens of budget hotels, trekking companies, net cafés, traveller restaurants, video movie parlours and wall-to-wall shops selling Tibetan souvenirs. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town.  

McLeodganj is located close to the famous Dharmshala in Himachal Pradesh. McLeodganj is the headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile, and home of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. Camping is indeed the best way of enjoying the wonders of nature and the warmth of people. Mcleodganj is often called the ‘Little Lhasa’.
All this makes McLeodganj is a colourful little town, a perennial den of tourists – a place you can chill out in and do your own thing. While you stop to wonder at a Tibetan trinket or a shawl, you’ll realize that your stomach is involuntarily responding to the lovely smell of wantons wafting from a nearby joint.
McLeodganj is steeped in Buddhist culture – you can find anything from Tibetan food, good luck charms and thangkas to Enlightenment. In fact, many disenchanted foreigners come here seeking solace, meditation or to champion the Tibetan cause.

All & All McLeodganj is a colourful little town, a perennial den of tourists – a place you can chill out in and do your own thing. While you stop to wonder at a Tibetan trinket or a shawl, you will realize that your stomach is involuntarily responding to the lovely smell of wantons wafting from a nearby joint. McLeodganj is steeped in Buddhist culture – you can find anything from Tibetan food, good luck charms and thangkas to Enlightenment. In fact, many disenchanted foreigners come here seeking solace, meditation or to champion the Tibetan cause.

Chamba

chamba, himachal
Chamba valley, the most loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and crowned with high mountains ranges...

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali, Himachal

 Kullu - Manali, A honeymooners place, is gifted with every thing that one can imagine. Kullu "The end of habitable world" and  Manali "Queen of Hills"...

 

Shimla

Shimla, Himachal, India

 Shimla a tourist destination. A beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. At a distance of 45 km, a prettiest place Solan exists"...

 

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