The north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh brings in millions of tourists from across the world every year, owing to its captivating scenery. Characterized by snow-clad mountains and serene natural beauty, this ‘Abode of Snow’ is home to hundreds of villages, all beautiful in their own right. Read on to discover a few of the highlights on These Stunning Villages in Himachal Pradesh, India...
Himachal Pradesh is a state of immense beauty and splendor. It has various tourist destinations like Kullu, Manali, Dharamshala, Shimla, and many more. It is home to most famous hill stations across the country.
McLeodganj is one such extremely famous and popular hill station. Though not as popular as Shimla or Manali, this is the perfect city to visit to experience all the greatness of Himachal without the usual Tourist populations.
This famous trek is at the top of places to visit in Himachal for a good trek. It is located at quite a height in the hills and provides a great scenic view of snow-capped mountains and green valleys.
2. Bhagsu falls
Who would have thought of encountering a huge waterfall in a Snowy town? Well, the Bhagsu falls is one of the most majestic beauties in the list of waterfalls out there. It is situated between large crevice os a majestic hill and has lush green scenery beside it.
3. Tibetan museum
This museum showcases the great Dalai lama’s works. It is a tribute to Tibetan culture and traditions. it houses various arts and relics of Tibet and its people.
4. Nechung monastery
Have a quiet peaceful vacation among the Buddhist monks. It has a beautiful structure and majestic environment around. You will feel peace and calm when you meditate here.
5. Masroor temple
This temple is based on the Nagra style of architecture. It has beautiful carvings on the centuries-old Monolithic rock for you to witness. The temple structure is a very big ode to the North Indian Nagra style and a must-visit spot for you.
6. Sunset point
Set atop a hill, this point provides you the perfect view to enjoy a great sunset. Watch in wonder as the sky fills with hues of yellow, orange, and red during the sunset with your spouse or lover.
7. St. John’s Church
This quaint old church is a mesmerizing masterpiece of Neo-Gothic architecture. Cool your mind while walking through the cool environment and tranquil vibes surrounding this church.
8. Dal lake
Taking inspiration from its nemesis in Srinagar, this beautiful little lake gives the same vibes. It is surrounded by lush green trees and other conifers around its perimeter.
9. Minkiani pass
A great place for adventure lovers and seekers, Minkiani pass has it all. You can enjoy trekking on its giant hill slopes and hike around its valleys. Camping can also be done on its rough and rugged terrain. Build a campfire and you have a lovely evening waiting!
10. Tsuglagkhang Complex
This is the residence of the great Dalai Lama. This is the reason it invites thousands of devotees from around the world along with spiritual tourists. Visit this quiet complex and rediscover your inner calm and peace.
A little hamlet near to McLeodganj is Dharamkot. This is pristine and untouched by typical touristy vibes and is thus a perfect place to relax. Enjoy some mesmerizing beauty of mother nature here.
12. Tibetan’s Children Village
If you wish to show your children what empathy means, then do make it a point to visit this Village. It is a community and school of or[hans and refugee children from Tibet. They are taught and sheltered here. Volunteer a little or just pay a visit and donate here to put a smile on someone’s face. It might be the most fulfilling trip for you.
13. Dhauladhar Ranges
The hill ranges of white snow-capped mountains and the mesmerizing Kullu valley in between is a treat to the eyes. There are pine, firs and deodar trees and forests located here.
14. Guna Devi temple
This temple is dedicated to the fierce goddess Kali of Hindu mythology. It is situated among the snowy mountains and has a small but uplifting structure.
15. Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake
This is an artificial lake but don’t let t fool you. It is huge and also known as the Pong Dam lake. You can enjoy a variety of activities like boating and fishing in its clear blue waters.
Owing to the scenic landscape and pleasant climates, many birds also flock here. So, have fun doing some bird watching with your kids and family.
These are 15 of the most popular and exotic places to visit in McLeodganj. Also known as ‘Little Lhasa”, this city has a strong Buddhist and Tibetan influence. So, make sure to try out some local food like Momos or Thupka as well.