Situated in Kangra, McLeod Ganj is a suburb hill station of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh that is all about we know about McLeod Ganj before we visited there last week. Not as beautiful as you can imagine, but still it is was one of most amazing places to explore. With more Tibetan Buddhists ethic aroma, it was hard to believe you are still standing in heart of Himachal Pradesh.
The market in McLeod Ganj was amazing, although bit overpriced, we noticed some really beautiful things there. We ourselves bought Gautam Buddha’s Black Head Statue – Art Vastu of Fengshui which we will use as a religious idol for room decor.
Later, we went to one of the most renowned restaurant there, named Carpe Diem, which truly was one of most beautiful place we visited in that evening. We enjoyed our evening while watching the sunset there with some crunchy snacks, which we all will remember until for a long.
Shopping in McLeod Ganj Streets
We spent around 3 and a half hours in McLeod Ganj market. We genuinely realized that there is a huge difference between prices offered by various shops for almost similar stuff. Since none of us had any information about this stuff, we thought of buying some stuff from road-side kiosks which were comparatively cheaper than bigger shops. Although we were not sure if there was any different is stuff or not.
Where is Mcleod Ganj?
Mcleod Ganj is in Dharamshala, at the foothills of the spectacular Dhauladhar range, which is part of the mighty Himalayas. It is a charming little picturesque town, famed for being the seat of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
To the locals, the region is known as Kangra and geographically it is the Kangra Valley. To people like us, it is one of the most scenic places on earth; protected under the Forest Act, and covered in a thick blanket of dark green – with dense forests of pine, rhododendron and deodar trees covering the entire valley.
Places to Chill
McLeod Ganj doesn’t have a nightlife, but you can relax at the place you are staying. We recommend a visit to the cafes – Ground cafe has the most amazing decor – a wall lined with books, lots of comfortable chairs and sofas to lounge in and interesting bits of knick-knacks on display.
Pic Credit : <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001703813627&pnref=story”>Shubham</a> from <a href=”http://www.howdyhighlands.in/”>HowdyHighlands</a>