What to do and see in McLeod Ganj, India: The Best Places and Tips

November 23, 2017 Joeann Galban

McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.
Restaurants in McLeod Ganj

1. Triund Hill

Top floor Main bus stand , McLeod Ganj, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Triund Hill

Grade: Moderate McLeod Ganj to Triund 2800 mtrs, 9 kms gradual trek. The trek offer panoramic views Bhagsu village, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala valley and distant views of Shivalik hills and plains of Kangra valley. The trek is moderate nature. Triund is a large land of green grass and pasture like. One can see the mighty Dhauladhar ranges just above the eyes. This is the base camp and climatization point for trekkers climbing the Inderahara point in the Mt. Dhauladhar.

Reviewed By richa s

Beautiful short trek.. amazing view.. do go till d top... It's so relaxing... We camped at night there... Millions of stars over your head with pin drop silence n snow clad Mountains as a backdrop.. it's a must go for people who love to trek...

2. Yoga with Raj

Yoga with Raj, Upstairs Singh Corner Restaurant | Upper Bhagsu, Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh, Bhagsu Nag 176219, India +91 98172 98051
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Yoga with Raj

Yoga Teacher Training School in Dharamshala and Arambol Goa (INDIA). conduct 200 hrs yoga ttc,100 hrs yoga ttc,and one week intensive courses. Daily drop in classes and Acro Yoga.Yoga Retreat and Yoga holidays.

Reviewed By chloecuthbert

Raj was a really great yoga teacher, I tried both the hatha and ashtanga classes and loved them! He goes around the class and makes sure you are in the correct alignment and pushes you further into the position. I felt more flexible and energetic afterwards, I miss his classes and the nice open studio! Thanks Raj!

3. Himalayan Therapeutic Studio

Main Street | Carry on the main street, pass the Moonlight Cafe, we are on the left hand side around 100 m. north., Dharamkot 176219, India +91 90494 29895
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Himalayan Therapeutic Studio

Ranjeet Mogu is a physio therapist with more than 20 years experience. He is a graduate in Classical and Ayurvedic Medicine. In his work with the body (massage and physiotherapy) he combines the ancient Ayurvedic approach to healing and a modern body-orientated way of removing emotional blockages. He studied this integrated healing technique at the unique Osho Community Centre in Pune.

Reviewed By Briony P - London, United Kingdom

A true master of his trade, courteous, polite and all round nice guy! Cannot recommend Ranjeet enough.
I went to Ranjeet with 10 year old, often painful, shoulder issue and the tightest hip flexors i think he'd ever seen. This was also causing problems in my knees and lower back, and something i have seen various physio's about over the years.
In my first session he diagnosed the root cause (one leg ever so slightly shorter than the other!!) realigned my hip, and released something in my shoulder which resulted in a wider range of movement than i've had in years.
This isn't massage - its magic. I was hooked.
Fully prepared by Ranjeet's mantra of 'No Pain No Gain' - i knew what to expect. But while the massage was one of the strongest i've had (and probably also the sweariest on my behalf) the release of the pressure, knots, emotional blockages and physical pain i was carrying around, is so, soworth it.
Ranjeets methods are fully holistic, working the emotional alongside the physical channels, warming up and preparing muscles before working deep into any area, and his vast knowledge and experience in Ayurvedic treatment meant the 'sweet pain' stayed on the table - and i felt great afterwards.
I went back every other day for the remaining week of my stay and was left feeling like a new me.
I cannot thank you enough Ranjeet!

4. Tibetan Museum

Temple Road | Dalai Lama Temple Complex, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala 176219, India
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4.5 based on 283 reviews

Tibetan Museum

Reviewed By Alastair D

This is a well organised, thoughtfully laid out museum which gives any visitor the Dharamsala an insight into the history of Chinese repression of the Tibetan people and the story of the exiles here and in other parts of the world. The captions are in English but it would be good if they were in Chinese as well!

5. Norbulingka Institute

P.O Sidhpur, Dharamsala 176057, India +91 189 224 6405
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4.5 based on 982 reviews

Norbulingka Institute

This institute is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture.

Reviewed By Gajarajan1947 - Chennai (Madras), India

This is an institute where various crafts are being taught to the Tibetian youth both males and females. The crafts include wood work arts,painting, embroidery,doll making etc., etc..The entire location is beautifully maintained with Fountains, flower Gardens and decorative structures. it is a very big complex at the end of which is a beautiful Monastery. There is a doll Museum which is very great and the history of tibet is shown through beautiful dolls which you should never miss. The students are so much engrossed in their training, and our presence will never disturb them. This is a must visit place while at Dharamshala.
The visiting hours are from 9-00 am to 05-30 pm. The monastery will be open beyond 5-30 pm also. there is also a restaurant which is open from 7-00 am to 9-30 pm.

6. Tsechokling Gompa

Dalai Lama_s Temple Complex | Down the steps from the bus stand, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India +91 189 222 1726
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Tsechokling Gompa

Reviewed By laxmikantpawar - Pimpri-Chinchwad, India

The religious monument is constructed on a steep hillside in the shadow of Dhauladhars. There is a beautiful figurine at the Gompa. The monument can be reached by heading on a trail from Dalai Lama’s temple complex. Powerful and Yet Peaceful. What Hon. Dalai Lama stands for, what. Buddhist people are.

7. Naddi View Point

McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India +91 88949 15059
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Naddi View Point

Naddi View Point - Perfect location to view massive Dhauladhar Range at such a close distance, no walking or trekking involved, no more stress on knees! , The view is subjected to weather. It's mostly cloudy at this point. Enjoy food bites in cafes around with serene beauty of the Himalyas at stone throwing distance.

Reviewed By Gajarajan1947 - Chennai (Madras), India

i find two different locations in the Trip Advisor reviews around McLeod Ganj, namely 'Naddi view point' and 'Sunset point', but actually both are one and the same. It is a sun set point located at Naddi village, that is all.
It is an excellent location from where you can see the western end of Himalayan range( with icy glaziers) and setting of the Sun behind the Himalayas. But you must be really lucky to have an excellent view, depending on the time and weather to your advantage. For example even though we were there at the right time( between 5-30 to 6-30 pm) we did have the opportunity as it was heavily clouded and we could not see the sun set. However, we loved the place for its picturesque surroundings and breath taking views.( Photos attached)

8. Jawali Ji Temple

Dharamsala Region, Kangra 176031, India
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Jawali Ji Temple

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

I went to Jawali Ji Temple. It is one of the 51 Shaktipitha and Hindus believe that a visit to Jwala Devi temple in Kangra leads to end of their struggle and commencement of happy days. It is great place to go.

9. Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

Dharamsala, Dharamsala 176031, India
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4.5 based on 184 reviews

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

Reviewed By TAMOJIT2014 - Kolkata (Calcutta), India

visited along with parents in-law in a huge rush, crowd, it temple is good, tounge of stai was there. no idol there. only flames for the blessings. morning time from 6am to evening till 9pm. no good hotel in the town. only govt HPTDC hotel jawalaji is good. We stayed at Hotel Iswari, just 1km from temple. good place, location and helpful staff helped me to complete the darshan along with the aged people in the rush

10. Kalachakra Temple

Near Tsuglag Khang, Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India
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Kalachakra Temple

Reviewed By Anuj S - Gandhidham, India

A small little temple located on the temple street on the way to the Dalai Lama temple. There's a big prayer wheel that keeps on rotating and there are smaller prayer wheels on the outside.
The temple facade looks very beautiful with Buddhist style architecture and there are small shops outside the temple to buy souvenirs.

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