Naddi 1/22 by Tripoto


This is a small region in the McLeod Ganj Region and is known for the effect of Buddhism as well as dalai Lama. The main activvity you can enjoy here is trekking and the climate is rough at times increasing the adventure quotient. This is mainly a monsoon prone area and thus you have to be very careful if you want to trek here.
Next morning I was greeted by magnificent view of Dhauladhar range from Balcony of my hotel room. Perfect start of the day
Situated away from the hustle & bustle of Mcleodganj town, Naddi is a small village in the upper Dharamsala which offers utmost tranquility. This Himalayan village is about 4 kms from Mcleodganj Main Square and can be reached by trekking or hiring a cab/auto-rickshaw. Naddi is still an untouched thus perfect place to unwind amidst nature. Let’s explore this quaint mountain village!Naddi View Point
About half an hour’s walk down from Naddi is a hidden waterfall, which you can reach by a beautiful trekking track. This track takes you through deeper woods of Naddi, which finally make way to a most pristine waterfall. It is the perfect early morning expedition! Don’t forget to take your camera along as this area is famous for its unique species of birds. You are bound to spot magnificent birds and lots of bird enthusiasts. Thankfully, the waterfall is yet to be disturbed by tourists, so enjoy the peace and take a dip into this icy cold fall that comes straight from the Dhauladhar Ranges. You can go ahead and explore a tiny village on that hill, or go up to a longer trek to Golu temple.
Situated at a 10 minutes’ uphill drive from McleodGanj, Naddi is known for its attracts tourists for its sunset point. It’s true that the view from the point is breathtaking and very enjoyable especially with a piping hot cup of tea. However, this spot scarcely begins to cover the actual beauty of Naddi that lies deep beyond this sunset point. Unlike McleodGanj, Naddi is very quiet and secluded, making it an ideal place to stay. You can enjoy staying at Udichi Resort or the Dragon I Resort, which boast of a 180 degree view of the Dhauladhar Range at all times. There is no obstruction between the resorts and the ranges, and thus, one can even see the snow fall on the ranges and wash them clean white! Whenever you are ready to step into bustle, Mcleodganj is only a cab ride away.
That Funny Guy
When we finally reached the river, my fatigued body caught second wind, and dipping my feet into that crystal clear water was a no-brainer. I climbed onto the rocks, shoes and glasses off and soaked my pains away in the numbingly cold water. Seeing Melvin looking a little dry, I decided to have some fun and splash him. Shame on me for not realising that I shouldn’t mess with him anymore. In an attempt to get-even, Melvin decides that throwing my shoe in the river was a good idea, but little did he know (or did he) that my glasses were tucked inside my right sneaker. Long story short, my shoe and glasses floated away down the river as my hands floated towards Melvin’s neck. Sidenote: There was also this North-Indian family at the river with us. I’m guessing they were North-Indian because they were loud AF and they were throwing their garbage beside a rock which had ‘Please don’t litter’ written across it. You either have to be very dense in the head to ignore a sign like that, or be illiterate. I went with the latter, and hence, determined they were North-Indian (Elementary, my dear Watson).Anyway, the remainder of my trip was spent squinting. However, the beauty of the mountains was not hindered in the slightest. I was in paradise!
Pankhuri Agarwal
I have always been told that if you want to see the real culture of the place, travel local. Not very far away from Mcleodganj, is a small village "Naddi" famous for the Sunset point. The breathtaking view of Himalayas with three most beautiful peaks - Moon Peak, Matrohorn Peak and Dromedary Peak will mesmerize you completely.
Kirat S
My recent visit to Mcleodganj could have been a disappointment had it not been for the beautiful, colourful Naddi Village. Now, lots of people are going to advise you to visit all the touristy spots including Dharamkot, Triund and Dharamshala monastery and the Church of St. John. While all this should be a part of your itinerary, what should also be included are a day at Naddi Village, a walk till the beginning of the Triund Trek and should time permit, a day trip to Bir and Billing (even if you don't want to paraglide).Many people will discourage you from visiting Mcleodganj but if you have managed to evade all suggestions, you may as well discover a completely new town. Begin with Naddi Village. There are two options to reach here, you could either walk from Dharamkot (1 hour, 30 minutes) or you could take a quick cab. Once you reach Naddi, you maybe disheartened with the horde of people sitting around sipping chai and tch-tching at the boring village "yahan toh kuch ni hai, ghaas hi ghaas hai". And that my friend is your cue to disappear from their sight.Naddi is marked by a number of small houses and a single restaurant that will satiate all your hunger cravings. Just below the restaurant, there are crooked stone steps going down to the meadows - since it's a little inconvenient for the 'travellers' to explore, hardly anyone ventures beyond the restaurant boundary. But you should. As you make your way down to the hill, you will be met with colours you never thought existed and silence that will surprise you.If you are in the mood to spend the whole day at Naddi, take a small basket with your choice of grub and enjoy a traditional picnic. Yes, I said picnic. Avoid take alcohol to Naddi (simply because you won't feel the need to drink).Naddi is filled with scenic walking trails and if you are a photographer, it's going to be a blessing in disguise. Against the backdrop of snow peaked mountains and the playful sun, it really is more perfect than a postcard (no exaggeration).
Chetna Patil
As suggested and guided by the localites they wanted us to visit this place called Naddi. And I decided to follow that. Naddi is a small village located at the high point of Dal Lake. The first view from the Naddi top made me stunned for a moment. I couldn’t take my eyes of it. It has a view of Magnificent and snow-capped Mighty Dhauladhar and the vast lush of Kangra Valley. Damn, what a view! The only place in Dharamshala from you get the entire view of the mountains. After spending an hour at this location 1500 hours I decided to have my lunch at some local Himachali restaurant and take a power nap as I was bit exhausted.
Sunny Kumar
2 kms from dal lake is naddi. It is one the highest point in dharamshala region with the height of 2000m above sea level.
Yashasvi Gaur
The waterfall here can take your heart away.The place is mindblowing and specially in the chilly nights when you can hear the flowing water amidst the stillness of the dark and you can listen to animals howling and the vastness of the mountains and forests!
Damini Aggarwal
A high point beyond the Dal Lake, Naddi village affords a magnificent view of Dhauladhar mountain range to the north and the vast expanse of lush Kangra valley to the south. It is situated far away from the hustle and bustle of the McLeodGanj market and provides complete peace of mind.
Shruti Sidhan
A high point beyond the Dal Lake, Naddi village has a magnificent view of Dhauladhar mountain range to the north and the vast expanse of lush Kangra valley to the south.