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Hills Of Mcleodganj- Ideal place for trek lovers

Experience bliss while camping under billions of stars with your friends in Triund.

India, May 2 (Uitv) - The majestic mountains can call tourists to experience the best of what nature has to offer. Triund offers the spectacular view of the Dhauladhar ranges.

McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Hinachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government in exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.

It has an average elevation of 2,082 meters (6,831 feet). It is situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, "Hanuman Ka Tibba", at about 5,639 meters (18,500 feet), lies just behind it.

Tourism is an important industry in McLeod Ganj, but many people come here to study Tibetan Buddhism, culture, crafts, etc.

Temperatures in January can dip below freezing, while June can go up to 38°C. The monsoon season from July to September is very wet.

The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas, Tibetan carpets, garments and other

 

The most important Buddhist site in the town is Tsuglagkhang or Tsuglag Khang, the Dalai Lama’s's temple. It has statues of Shakyamuni, Avalokitesvara, and a statue of Padmasambhava.

"Dharamsala" literally means "a spiritual dwelling" and in loose translation as a shelter or rest house for pilgrims and travellers.

Traditionally, such dharamshalas (pilgrims' rest houses) were commonly constructed near pilgrimage destinations (often in remote areas) to give visitors a place to sleep for the night.

Lower Dharamsala is at an altitude of 1,400 m, while McLeod Ganj is at around 1,750 m, making them considerably cooler than the plains below

 

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