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McLeod Ganj is easily accessible by road and air. The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport, which is about 20 kilometers away, and you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach McLeod Ganj from there. If you prefer a scenic road trip, you can drive from major nearby cities, such as Delhi or Chandigarh. Regular bus services are also available from Delhi, and the journey offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Tibetan Culture: McLeod Ganj is often referred to as “Little Lhasa” due to its significant Tibetan population and the presence of the Tibetan government-in-exile. As a result, you can expect to immerse yourself in Tibetan culture, including traditional cuisine, Buddhist monasteries, and Tibetan handicrafts.
Spiritual Retreat: The town is home to several monasteries, with the most famous one being the Namgyal Monastery, where you can witness Buddhist monks in prayer and explore the serene surroundings. It’s a great place for spiritual contemplation and meditation.
Trekking and Hiking: McLeod Ganj is situated in the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas, offering numerous trekking and hiking opportunities. Triund is a popular trekking spot known for its stunning views of the mountains and valleys.
Shopping: The local markets in McLeod Ganj are filled with handicrafts, Tibetan souvenirs, and jewelry. Don’t forget to try the delicious momos (Tibetan dumplings) at the local eateries.
Scenic Beauty: The town is surrounded by lush green forests and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. The Bhagsu Waterfall is a short hike away and a beautiful spot to visit.
Dalai Lama’s Residence: Although the Dalai Lama himself resides in Dharamshala, you can visit the Tsuglagkhang Complex, which includes the Dalai Lama’s temple, museum, and residence. It’s a place of deep spirituality and significance.

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