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McLeod Ganj, a tourist place in Himachal Pradesh, India

McLeod Ganj, a hill-station in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, is a beautiful destination for anyone who wants to reconnect with mother nature. This place is also known as 'Little Lhasa' or 'Dhasa' because of its large population of Tibetans.

Interestingly, the name McLeod Ganj is kept after Sur Donald Friell McLeod, who was once the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab. And, “Ganj" is used as a suffix which means “neighbourhood".

So, if you're in McLeod Ganj or are planning to visit this beautiful place, then you must visit the following places:

Bhagsunath Temple and Waterfall

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Bhagsunath Temple is a medieval Shiva temple in McLeod Ganj, and is frequented by members of both Hindu and Gorkha communities. Interestingly, the location of the temple is such that it is surrounded by pristine-looking coniferous forests, hills, and a cascading waterfall that flows through the temple itself! The Bhagsu Waterfall is 30-feet long, and is a wonderful place to experience nature.

Bhagsunath Temple. Bhagsunath Temple in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.Photo by Flickr.

Namgyal Monastery

As McLeod Ganj has a fair amount of Tibetans, therefore this monastery is one of the famous tourist spots. This monastery is also known as the 14th Dalai Lama's monastery, and is a sacred place where various Buddhist rituals and practices take place. At the same time, this monastery also manages a tantric college and a home for the elderly people in Shimla.

Buddha Statue at Namgyal Temple. Statue of Lord Buddha at Namgyal Temple in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.Photo by Flickr.

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Kangra Fort

Well, McLeod Ganj also has some historical places, too, for history geeks! The Kangra Fort is a royal palace built by the Katoch dynasty in the ancient times. The fort is believed to be a witness to numerous wars, invasions, and evolution. Also, as Kangra Fort is situated in the outskirts of Kangra district, you will also enjoy many scenic views! Visit to Kangra Fort is a must-must!

Kangra Fort. Kangra Fort in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.Photo by Flickr.

The Dalai Lama's Temple

This temple is also known locally as Tsuglagkhang. Interestinglyc this is the residence of Dalai Lama. Though, the private residence of His Holiness is out of bounds for tourists, but this complex comprises of many shrines, temples, a Tibetan museum, and souvenir stores. Visiting this temple will truly take you on a spiritual ride, and at the same time, the amount of serenity which you'll experience will stay with you for a long time.

Entrance gate of The Dalai Lama\u2019s Temple. The Dalai Lama's Temple, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.Photo by Flickr.

Norbulingka Institute

Interestingly, this is one of the most visited place in McLeod Ganj. The Institute protects ancient Tibetan culture in the form of art, architecture, and paintings. At the same time, the institute also conducts workshop sessions where tourists can witness how the painters or artists bring the Tibetan culture to life through their artworks. Though, it must be noted, that entry amount needs to be paid in order to get a glimpse if the Tibetan culture. And well, it's worth it!

Entrance gate of Norbulingka Institute. Norbulingka Institute in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh.Photo by Flickr.

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