About Mcleodganj at Dharamshala
Dharamshala and Mcleodganj sits before the backdrop of the snow-draped beautiful Dhauladhar mountains, which are a sub-system of Himalayas. The town is surrounded by woods of pine and deodar and below it, is the wide expanse of the plains. This is the base for a variety of excursions and centre of pilgrimage.
McLeodganj is Dharamsala's twin town. This is the seat of His Holiness the "Dalai Lama". The Namgyal is based here and there is a large Tibetan community. McLeodganj also retains a British colonial flavour that dates back to the 19th Century. The colourful temple and Gompas, which reflect the culture of Tibet, adds attraction for the visitor. The Kangra museum gives an overview of the rich past of the region and on the other hand there are institutes that have been established to preserve the Tibetan art, cultures and traditions.