Mcleodganj, the house of the Dalai Lama, has everything, I repeat, everything that a backpacker nay imagine food, streets, shops, trek as well as spiritual places. Mcleodganj has food for your outer body as well as your inner soul. Here are some reasons why visiting Mcleodganj is like a dream coming true-
1. For The FoodApart from Indian food, you get all sorts of Tibetan food as well. At this ‘Little Lhasa’ you get cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating to enjoy the gorgeous snow covered mountains. The exposure to the real beauty of nature is worth seeing. Tibet kitchen, Indique, McLlo restaurant, Peace Cafe, Khaana Nirvana and Shiva Cafe are the best options to try out every kind of food you can think of, may it be Italian or Asian, Indian or Chinese, National or International, Chaat samosas or Pizza, veg or non-veg. In short, you’re never apart from your home to taste any kind of food, when you’re in Mcleodganj.
2. For The Inner Peace
Tsuglagkhang, place where the Dalai Lama resides, is one of the most significant pilgrimage which attracts devotees from all over the world. Namgyal Monastery, Tibetan museum, library, various stupas and cafes are the popular choices in Tsuglagkhang amongst the tourists. The beautiful statue of Lord Buddha in the monastery is absolutely breathtaking. While some people circumscribe the main enclosure for fulfilling their wishes, others simply sit there and take a dip in their inner self. Many meditation and yoga centres are available in Mcleodganj for everyone to take a deeper look into the soul and just don’t give a damn about the outer world. Bhagsunaag temple, waterfall, St. John’s church of the wilderness are some other spiritual places. The chilled and purest water of Bhagsu falls refresh your body and your mind. Just take a dip to beat the heat.
3. For The Treks And SightsAll the adventure lovers have a chance to spend a night under 5 billion stars instead of a 5 star. The most popular trek of Himachal Pradesh is Triund approximately 7 km from the popular village Dharamkot. Can you imagine the marvellous sightseeing of Dhauladhar on one side and the Kangra valley on the other. Moreover, camping under the sky, on such a beautiful terrain is no less than dreaming with open eyes. All the backpackers and trek lovers feel like floating on the top of the clouds.
In addition to this Triund trek, upper waterfall trek is another hour long trek from the Guna devi temple. However, it’s shorter than Triund, but seriously a harder one. An extra advice- leave the kids behind for this one. Go for Naddi, Shiva cafe, Dal lake and many more sights. Trekking in summers is really delightful.
If you still want any other reason to Mcleodganj, there is no other place in the world entitled as natural Tibetan habitat. Mcleodganj is the right place to relax for all those looking for pilgrimage, trekking, adventures and feeding your soul. It is the place to go when you want to dive into the world and away from the world.