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Discover McLeodganj: A 2-Day Itinerary for Nature and Culture Lovers

McLeodganj is a small hill station located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is situated at an altitude of 2,082 meters above sea level and is known for its stunning views of the Dhauladhar mountain range, vibrant culture, and serene atmosphere. Here is a detailed itinerary for a trip to McLeodganj:

Day 1:

  • Start your day by visiting the Namgyal Monastery, which opens at 6:00 AM. Witness the morning prayer ceremony and explore the stunning architecture.

  • Head to the Bhagsu waterfall, which opens at 7:00 AM. Enjoy a scenic hike through the picturesque landscapes of McLeodganj.

  • Visit the Dalai Lama Temple Complex, which opens at 5:00 AM. Learn about Tibetan culture and spirituality.

  • Satisfy your hunger pangs with delicious Tibetan cuisine at one of the many local eateries.

  • Spend your evening exploring the local markets and shopping for souvenirs.

  • End your day by enjoying the serene sunset view from the Sunset Point, which closes at 7:00 PM.

Day 2:

  • Wake up early and head to Triund, a popular trekking spot located at a height of 2,827 meters. It's a moderate trek that takes about 3-4 hours, and the breathtaking views from the top are definitely worth the effort.

  • After descending from the trek, head to the St. John in the Wilderness Church, which opens at 7:00 AM. This beautiful neo-gothic church has stunning stained glass windows.

  • Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Dal Lake, which opens at 7:00 AM, surrounded by lush greenery and stunning mountain views.

  • End your trip by attending a cultural show at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, which closes at 5:00 PM (closed on Sundays). Experience the vibrant Tibetan culture.

Closing times of top attractions:

  • Namgyal Monastery: 8:00 PM

  • Bhagsu waterfall: 6:00 PM

  • Dalai Lama Temple Complex: 8:00 PM

  • Sunset Point: 7:00 PM

  • St. John in the Wilderness Church: 6:30 PM

  • Dal Lake: 6:00 PM

  • Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts: 5:00 PM (Closed on Sundays)



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