By- Pooja Rani
Mcloedganj is a small beautiful town situated in district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. Mclo is a very peaceful and pleasant place. If you are planning a trip for a family, friend’s or alone Mclo could be opted as an option. Couples can plan for a cozy trip.
How to reach from Delhi ?
You can take a bus from ISBT, Kashmere Gate or can hire a private bus. You can also travel by train. Pathankot is the nearest Railway station. Mcloedganj is about 2.5 hours (89 km) of drive from Pathankot. You can take a taxi from the railway station.
Sites to visit in Mcloedganj.
Start your trip with this beautiful waterfall. Reach Bhagsunag Taxi Stand and start your tracking of about 2 km towards the waterfall. You can do some shopping in the middle of your track. There is small local market serving tea, coffee, snacks, food, windchimes, woollen shawls, clothes, toys, sunglasses, caps etc. Once you reach your destination, you might have already filled your gadgets with the scenic beauty of this fall. Sit in this waterfall and also enjoy Maggie points here.
In the middle of your track towards fall, you will reach Bhagsunag Temple. There is a mini waterfall cum swimming pool at the entrance of this temple. It’s worth spending 10 minutes here
Naddi Sunset/Sunrise Point
Get up early and start your second day by paying a visit to this hill. You can enjoy the sunrise here. Sit in the light of sunrise and inhale the beauty of nature. Here you can even witness mountains of Dhauladhar range, which are covered by ice even in the month of May. Take your quick breakfast at some dhaba and move ahead.
After Naddi Point you can track to Dal Lake. Rest here for few minutes and watch ducks in water.
Saint Johns Church
After Lake ride to this church and attend prayer. This Church is situated in the middle of mountains with high trees. Church is beautiful. Perfect for photographers.
H.H. Dalai Lama’s Temple/Monastery.
Now, track to the Monastery of His Holiness Dalai Lama. If you are lucky you will get to meet H H Dalai Lama too. Watching hundreds of monks worshiping Lord Buddha is a different leisure. After witnessing the monks, sculptures, rituals, serene beauty of nature you will fell in love with this place.
Tibetan Market: After you exit from monastery, you can see a Tibetan Market, where you can buy things or gifts for your friends and family.
If you are left with sometime and energy you can track to the Dharamshala stadium also.
Dine somewhere in a nice restaurant and enjoy your day!
Rest you have to explore the beauty yourself.