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Dharamsala Tourist Attractions

Dharamsala Tourist Attractions

McleodGanj
Mcleodganj is located in the upper part of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 2,000 m above the sea level is located in the Dhauladhar Range with the highest peak, “Hanuman ka Tibba” lies just behind it. The town was named after Sir Donald Friell Mcleod, a Lieutenant Governor of Punjab. The place is also known as “Little Lhasa” of “Dhasa” due to its large population of Tibetan Refugees. Tourism is an important industry in Mcleod Ganj but many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture and craft. The town is also renowned for its Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other souvenirs. Namgyal Monastery, Tsuglagkhang. Gompa Dip Tse-Chok Ling are the famous Buddhist monasteries of the town. Monasteries, Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, Dal Lake, Bhagsu's Shiva temple are the must see places of McleodGanj. The Yoga and Meditation Centre of Vipassana or Tushita Meditation and Iyenger Himalayan Yoga Centre located 2 km from Bhagsu are the must visit places of the town. Adventure lovers too can find this place a blessing in disguise. Here the visitors can indulge in long and short walks or trekking in the Mcleodganj. The most important walk will perhaps to be the Tsuglagkhang Complex which is the residence of Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama. The best time to visit Mcleodganj is from July to September.

War Memorial
The War Memorial is situated in the near the entry point to Dharamsala which commemorates the memory of those who fought valiantly for the honor and pride of the mother land. The place is ideally located in the pine forest and offers a very enjoyable walk through pine forest. Near War Memorial is the beautiful GPG College Dharamshala made during the British Era. There is also a café house just close to War Memorial serving a good place for relaxation and enjoying snacks and hot beverages.



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