Top things to do in Mcleod Ganj

Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Mcleod Ganj

Tsuglagkhang Complex

McLeod's main focus for visiting pilgrims, monks and most tourists is the Tsuglagkhang complex, a custard-coloured concrete monastic village that's home to the Dalai Lama (behind a guarded gateway) along with two co…
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Tibet Museum

This must-see, two-storey museum sets out to remind visitors of Tibet's history as an independent nation, mourning the Chinese occupation (since 1949) and reporting attempts at Tibetan resistance. This is strikingly…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Mcleod Ganj

Moonpeak

As well as McLeod's best barista coffee, this excellent gallery-cafe serves some very imaginative cuisine including brown-bread open sandwiches (try the roast aubergine with tomato coulis), Himachali thalis, and del…
Buddhist Site in Mcleod Ganj

Men-Tsee-Khang

Men-Tsee-Khang is an organisation established to preserve the traditional arts of Tibetan medicine and astrology. The Gangchen Kyishong branch includes a college, clinic, research centre and astrological institute p…
Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Library of Tibetan Works & Archives

Inside the government-in-exile compound, nearly 2km downhill from the Tsuglagkhang complex, the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives began life as a repository for sacred manuscripts saved from the Cultural Revol…
Cafe in Mcleod Ganj

Café Budan

Relax with good coffee or choose from a dozen varieties of leaf-tea, serenaded by jazzy blues (think Etta James) under low-wattage ball-bulb lights in this enticing mini-cafe.
Italian in Mcleod Ganj

Nick’s Italian Kitchen

One of McLeod's undisputed traveller hubs, with its shelves of books and very extensive rear terrace, well-run Nick’s goes well beyond Italian (though the thin-crust pizzas are good) to cover most veggie culinary ba…
Museum in Mcleod Ganj

Men-Tsee-Khang Museum

Three floors of displays explain the sophisticated sciences of Tibetan astrology and medicine.
Arts & Crafts in Mcleod Ganj

Tibetan Handicraft Center

This women's cooperative employs refugees for the hand weaving of Tibetan wool carpets, a process that you're welcome to watch in action.
Buddhist Temple in Mcleod Ganj

Kalachakra Temple

Visiting the Tsuglagkhang clockwise, as is required by Buddhist convention, you pass a prostrating area then a door leads into the westernmost building, which contains the Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) Temple. Mesmeris…