The Best Guide to McLeod Ganj

  • Colorful McLeod GanjThe pray wheels of Namgyalma Stupa
  • Stunning McLeod GanjThe Dhauladhar Mountains and Triund Hill
  • Spiritual McLeod GanjThe home in exile of the Tibetan Buddhists
  • Natural Macleod GanjThe crystal clear waters of Bhagsu waterfall

McLeod Ganj India Travel Guide

McLeod Ganj is like no other Indian city, a true must visit destination in the vast country, especially for those visitors who tire of the constant hassle of Indian travel. McLeod Ganj as a city is a breath of fresh air, perched high in the Himalayan foothills with a chilled and spiritual ambience rarely found in chaotic India. The unique atmosphere of McLeod Ganj radiates from the Tibetan Buddhist monks who have chosen this location as their home while in exile.

Why McLeod Ganj India?

The Tibetan Buddhists charismatic leader, the Dalai Lama, lead his people to safety from Tibet and since has drawn a large but respectful backpacking community to this once small town. Today McLeod Ganj has some of the best budget amenities found in India with a fine selection of relaxed bars, cafes and restaurants.


McLeod Ganj is a good base for gentle mountain hiking but most visitors come here simply to unwind from India before the next leg of their travels. McLeod Ganj still retains a true feeling as a spiritual destination and unlike Goa has not been overrun by social dropouts and aging hippies.


McLeod Ganj is a destination where a simple stopover can be easily extended into weeks, as what the town lacks for in clear detailed activities it delivers in pure ambience. Let us here at 2WeekBackPack.com be your McLeod Ganj travel guide and show you why McLeod Ganj is such a fantastic destination.


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McLeod Home

McLeod Ganj guide

Home page and intro
to McLeod Ganj


Accommodation in McLeod Ganj

Hotel, accommodation and location guide

Transport Guide

travel to McLeod Ganj

How to travel to McLeod Ganj by bus, train or air

Triund Hill Hike

Triund Hill hike McLeod Ganj

Stunning mountain and fantastic 1 day hike

Bhagsu Falls

Bhagsu waterfall McLeod Ganj

Pretty waterfalls and enjoyable excursion


weather of McLeod Ganj

Weather charts detailing
seasonal variations


Buddhists in McLeod

Why are the Tibetan Buddhists in McLeod?

Airport Guide

Airport Guide  McLeod Ganj

Guide to Gaggal Airport McLeod Ganj

McLeod Buses

Mcleod Buses

How to travel from Delhi to McLeod by bus

Shimla Guide

shlima india guide

Guide to the pretty and traditional hill station


Tsuglagkhang temple

The main Tibetan
temple while in exile

When to Visit?

when to visit McLeod Ganj

When is the best time
of year to visit?

Bhagnag Temple

Bhagnag Temple  McLeod Ganj

Sacred temple near mountain springs

Dal Lake

Dal Lake McLeod Ganj

Popular short hike route to a refreshing lake