Tourist attractions in Mcleodganj
Mcleodganj is famous all across the world as the home of the Dalai Lama and is no stranger to tourists from India and abroad. The region is also known as mini Tibet and one can see the influence of Tibetan culture as well as Buddhism everywhere as this is also the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile. Mcleodganj is also lovely throughout the year and is guarded by the mighty Dhauladhar Mountains. The winters are severe but those interested in skiing and other winter sports can make Mcleodganj a base to travel further into Himachal. Among the well known tourist attractions of Mcleodganj are also the amazing places to eat authentic Tibetan food at. There are small restaurants that serve home style food that is inexpensive and very delicious.
Among the other tourist attractions in Mcleodganj is the Tibetan center for Performing arts, the Tibet Museum and the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. These are a good way to get acquainted with the history of Tibet and the exodus of its people into India. The Tsuglagkhang is also where the official residence of the Dalai Lama is located along with the Nmgyal Gompha and the Tibet Museum. The Church of St John in the Wilderness is also among the popular tourist attractions in Mcleodganj and was built in the days of the Raj. The Church is serene and has a beautiful view of the valley below. The stained glass windows are also noteworthy. Don’t miss the Kalachakra Temple for its murals of the Kalachakra. The serenity and beauty that Mcleodganj offers even with its bustling paths filled with tourists makes it worth a visit for a holiday. There are plenty of cafes and shops selling all kinds of Tibetan craft especially jewelry here and unusual souvenirs can definitely be found here as well adding themselves to the tourist attractions of Mcleaodganj.
Visit Mcleodganj for a glimpse of Tibet and get information on the festivals and best times to visit from reputed online sites for the region.