Today’s McLeodganj, barring a few houses, the cemetery and the Church of St. John in the Wilderness has swallowed much of its colonial past and may well be one of the most cosmopolitan places in India. The odds are that in a street-crowd of a day, you will cross people from at least a dozen different nationalities and they would include seekers of rave-party nirvana as well as those who meditate seriously. Much of this multi-racial, multi-lingual mix is the due to the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at McLeodganj – which is also the seat of the Tibetan Government in Exile. Not unexpectedly, architecture has also changed and bright Buddhist monastery-style structures, have replaced mock-Tudor houses or the colonial hill-station bungalow. Densely packed lanes, dense woods and excellent views characterise the place. Just under the gaze of the Dhauladhar mountains which are a sub-system of the Himalaya and rise like series of sheer cliffs from the plains, McLeodganj is often called ‘Little Lhasa’. It also home to a large Tibetan community and is packed with genuine and wannabe Buddhists from all over the world. This lies just above Dharamsala, the headquarters of the administrative district of Kangra. Often called ‘Little Lhasa’ or ‘Dhasa’ – combination of Dharamsala and Lhasa – this is also home to a large Tibetan community. The variety of cuisine available is substantial as are the excursions and travel-experiences that vary from meditation and yoga to treks and gentler sightseeing.


  • Volvo Bus/Train Tickets from Chandigarh or Delhi
  • Accommodation for 2 Nights 3 Days in a deluxe room in respective hotel.
  • Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival.
  • Cookies once in the room during stay
  • Daily Bed Tea /Coffee
  • 10% discount on additional food bills.
  • Pick-up & Drop to resort
  • One day Local sightseeing.

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