Best Time to Visit Mcleodganj

Best Time to Visit Mcleodganj

What is the best time to visit Mcleodganj?

October to February is the winter months and this is the best time to visit Mcleodganj. Temperatures during this time can be 15 degrees Celsius in the day and 1 degree Celsius at night. The weather is quite pleasant and this is also the peak tourist season in Mcleodganj and Dharamshala.

March to June is another of the best time to visit Mcleodganj. Temperatures are slightly higher and can be 25 degrees in the day and 12 degrees at night. This is the summer season in Mcleodganj and is best for outdoor activities, viewing greenery, and trekking.

Mcleodganj – The Little Lhasa of Tibetan Buddhism

The hill station of Mcleodganj is very popular as Little Lhasa. The Dalai Lama, who is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, has settled here in Mcleodganj. This is the reason, why Mcleodganj is the best place to experience Buddhist culture and visit famous Tibetan monasteries.

Dalai Lama established the Namgyal Monastery in 1970 and his followers have established many such monasteries in Mcleodganj and neighbouring Dharamshala.

As a result, Mcleodganj is now a tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. Mcleodganj is also the base to go on the Triund Trek and Bhagsunag Waterfalls.

Mcleodganj during winters

When you visit Mcleodganj during winter you can experience snowfall. December is the month when you can view the snow-clad mountains in this region. You can enjoy various festivals and cultural events during this time of winter such as the Himachal Winter Carnival and the International Himalayan Festival.

You can visit Namgyal Monastery, Bhagsunag Waterfalls, Tibetan Museum, and many other places in Mcleodganj and Dharamshala during winter. Temperatures can be cold at night, so you must take woolen clothes with you, even during the day.

If you are going on Triund Trek make sure that you are physically fit and can endure the severe cold.

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