McLeod Ganj or Mcleodganj, also known as Upper Dharamsala is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" due to its large population of Tibetan refugees. The Tibetan Government in Exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj. The town is also known for Tibetan handicrafts, thangkas and garments.
McLeod Ganj is named after David McLeod, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab.
Thangka is a painted or embroidered Buddhist banner which was hung in a monastery or a family altar and occasionally carried by monks in ceremonial processions.
Places to Visit
The major tourist centers near McLeodganj include
The town is notable as the capital of the Central Tibetan Administration, a Tibetan government in exile led by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama.
Palampur is famous for its picturesque and snow clad mountains and tea gardens.
Bhagsu : Wonderful place to enjoy a taste of Himalayan nature and calm.
Tatwani and Machhrial. Other tourist spots include:
A tourist spot on on the foothills of Dhauladhar range, located 9 km from Mcleod Ganj .