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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the places to visit around Mcleodganj?

Reet Cheema DEC 10 2012
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With the breathtaking sights of this beautiful city keeping you busy, you may not have enough time to head outside the town. Yet, if you have explored this little Tibet to your heart's content, set out to discover the little getaways outside of the city.

  • Kangra

    Located 25 km from Mcleodganj, at the junction of the Majhi and Bener streams, Kangra is a strikingly beautiful valley. Dwarfed amid the towering the Dhauladhar range and the Shivaliks, this pristine destination is perfect place for travelers who seek tranquility in the lap of nature. Kangra, or the erstwhile Nagarkot is a picturesque place that holds much importance in the history of India besides featuring breathtaking natural beauty. Settled on the banks of Ban Ganga the valley nestles the glorious Kangra Fort displaying its remarkable past. Another popular place to visit in the town is the Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple. It is an primitive temple built in architectural brilliance, that pays homage to the Lord Shiva. The splendid valley also offers opportunity to indulge your adrenaline by trekking or rock climbing.

  • Palampur

    A small and scenic hill station in Kangra Valley, located 25 km from Mcleodganj. With abundance of natural beauty all around and challenging trekking and hand gliding sport options, it is irresistible for enthusiastic travellers and nature lovers alike! What draws you most to Palampur is its enchanting beauty, which is a real treat for your eyes. Surrounded by the wonderful Dhauladhar mountain range, this quiet hill station in Kangra Valley is known for its colonial elegance, beautiful landscape, salubrious air, warm people and lots of exciting adventure sports. A perfect cocoon of relaxation and rejuvenation, Palampur is best known as the "Tea Capital" in North India due to its high quality tea products. Some of the major attractions which you can visit are Tashi Jong Monastery, Neugal Khad and Tea Gardens. The long isolated stretches lined with dense Deodars and Pines are just perfect for a lovely morning walk or a quiet evening stroll. So, it's time to pack your bags and embark upon a memorable journey!

  • Chamba

    Named after a princess and sprawling on the banks of the River Ravi, Chamba is a fabulous hill station with great natural beauty. A mere 195 km away from the bustling town of Mcleodganj, it is known for its natural allure and some fine temples. Perched atop a height of over 900 meters and established in the 10th century A.D. by Raja Sahil Varman of Pahari dynasty, Chamba has become a destination of choice for quite a few tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh. Not to be missed is the Central Park with its panoramic views spanning most of the beautiful sights here. To feast one's eyes upon some lofty architecture, the Protestant Church of Scotland turns out to be a fabulous spot. No less satiating are the interesting relics at Bhuri Singh Museum and the Champawati Temple dedicated to Princess Champawati. For some more temple hopping, head to the Lakshmi Narayan Temple Complex and Chamunda Devi Temple.

So pack your bags once again and head to these inspiring hideouts for a memorable holiday.

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