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Mcleodganj Travel Guide

A reasonably imposing and cool holiday tourist destination, Mcleodganj is nicely located in upper Dharmasala and is the famous seat of the holy leader Dalai Lama. The city was named after David McLeod, the former Governor of Punjab during the time of British Rule. This is also the administrative headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile. Mcleodganj a real cross section of Tibet is a long-familiar learning centre of Tibetan culture and Buddhist Dharmas and rituals. It has been nick named as the little Lhasa, vocalizing the Buddhist influence in the land.

This is an enforcing hill station situated at an elevation 1700m high in Himachal Pradesh. The area is ameliorated with many ancient temples, monasteries and structures. Tsuglag Khang is the main beautiful temple enshrining Sakyamuni Buddha, Avalokitesvara and Padmasambhava. The ambiance of the area is reverberative with Buddhist religious practices and lifestyles. This is a bastion of the natural beauty as the Mother Nature has added this area with all its munificences.

TIPA, the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, is a famous attraction to all art loving folks from India and abroad. The ten day festival of theatres, music and dance held annually which is the most fascinating and very inviting. McLeodganj flourishes on tourism Industry. It is renowned in the world for Buddhist handicrafts, garments and thangkas. Namgyal Monastery is one of the great attractions here. The architectural wonder of an Anglican church built in the neo-gothic style appeals all holidaymakers reaching the Mcleodganj. This is the right place for visit to the Buddhist religious and culture holidays destinations.

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