Wed. May 25th, 2022

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

McLeod Ganj – “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa”

McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.

(McLeod Ganj) became a paradise for foreign and Indian travelers who wanted to experience Tibetan culture, enjoy a melange of cuisines from Indian to Tibetan, Israeli to Italian, learn meditation or yoga, and escape from the mundane city life.

McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many maroon-robed monks and nuns. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based in between at Gangchen Kyishong.