Mcleodganj is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. It is home to the Dalai Lama and the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile. It is an important destination on the Buddhist tourist circuit and attracts visitors from the world over who come to enjoy the Himalayas, spend time meditating at the monastery and also do some voluntary work. There is much to see and do in Mcleodganj, here are the top 5 things to do in the town.

  • Bask in the Lush Green Environment

Mcleodganj, a place situated in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, is known for the spectacular views. You may visit Dharamkot, a scenic village home to a lot of international visitors who have made it their home. There are a range of cafes where you can enjoy continental food and in the evenings, trance music Yet another visitors’ delight is the Minkiani Pass which is situated in the Dhauladhar ranges.. Some other must-visit places are the Naddi view point, Dal Lake, and Sun Set Point.

  • Shop till you drop

Are you a shopaholic? Shopping is one of the best things to do in Mcleodganj. Since the major population is Tibetan here, you will get to purchase a number of unique handmade items including beautiful paintings, wood carvings, sculptures, etc. You may also visit the Temple Road and Kotwali Bazaar to have a look at the other local items.

  • Trek galore

Trekking in Mcleodganj is real fun. One of the most famous treks here is the Triund trek which takes you along the Dhauladhar range and provides along the route mesmerizing views of Dharamshala. Other treks here include Guna Devi Temple Trek, Kareri River Trek, and Bhagsu trek.

  • Have Fun

You can enjoy Tibetan dance performances along with soulful music and a chance to see a live performance at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts. Besides, Mcleodganj has a thriving nightlife with bars, pubs and cafes where you can let your hair down.

  1. Visit the Namgyal Monastery

The Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, has his abode in Namgyal Monastery, the foundation of which was laid in the 16th century by the second Dalai Lama.  Apart from the spiritual solace that it provides, the monastery is set atop a hill and provides mesmerizing views of the surroundings.


There is much to see and do in Mcleodganj. We at India Highlight Voyagers will be happy to help you plan your trip.