Mc Leod Ganj – Little Lhasa
State: Himachal Pradesh
Elevation: 2,082 m (6831 ft)
Telephone code: 01892
How to reach:
By Air – The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport, 15 km from Dharamshala.
By Rail – The nearest railway stations on the narrow-gauge Kangra Valley Railway line are at Kangra and Nagrota (about 20 km south of Dharamshala). The nearest railhead (broad gauge) is at Pathankot (85 km).
By Road – There are many buses from Delhi to McLeod Ganj every day, or take a taxi. Most of the buses leave from Majnu ka Tilla, the Tibetan camp, and many other points in Delhi. Delhi – McLeod Ganj bus ticket costs 650 Rs or Rs 1,200 approximately for Volvo A/C bus.
Best time to visit: The best time to visit Mcleodganj is during the months of September to June. It is better to avoid July and August due to the heavy rainfall Mcleodganj receives.The monsoon (late June to early September) is particularly wet here, and warm clothes are needed between November and March. Winters (October to February) are chilly and snowfall is common in December and January. Many shops and businesses close on Monday.
Where to eat: There are numerous restaurants in Mcleod Ganj offering Indian as well as international cuisines on Jogiwara Road serving Tibetan snacks like momos, thupkas and tingmo. You will mainly find Momos, Maggie and omelette in all the stalls on the trek. For Chinese, Continental and Indian cuisines, bars and cafés visit Jogiwara Road (Main Square). Restaurants are generally open from 8 am to 10 pm. But in off-season (i.e. September to November) all the restaurants and food cafes get closed around 8.