A magnificent walk in McLeod Ganj

A magnificent walk in McLeod Ganj

“It is better to travel well than to arrive.” – Buddha

There are numbers of things to do in McLeod Ganj, from Tibetan Food to Bhagsunag Temple to Bhagsu Falls to Triund and Indrahar Pass Trek. It’s one of the best weekend gateways from Delhi. And it’s my favorite solo travel destination.

In addition to the above, McLeod Ganj has few more interesting things to offer. If you have few hours before or after your trekking and all other activities that you have planned to do in McLeod Ganj, then you must go for a short hike from H H Dalai Lama Main Temple to the Tibetan Library. It’s a magnificent hike with stunning views.

The Main Temple is about 10 minutes walk from the Main Square. And there are 2 ways to get to the Tibetan Library from the Main temple. (See the map below) You must take route one while going to the library as it’s very easy hike and take route 2 while coming back.

From Dalai Lama temple to Tibetan Library in McLeod Ganj

H H Dalai Lama temple to Tibetan Library in McLeod Ganj

On route one you’ll have beautiful views of mountains, and you’ll feel like walking in the woods. 

Stunning View From McLeod Ganj Hotel

View From Route One, McLeod Ganj

But the best part comes later when coming back from the library to the main temple via route two. It’s pure nature, trees and birds chirping all around. And you’ll also see beautifully painted and carved prayer rocks.

Tibetan library to Dalai Lama temple in McLeod Ganj

A walk in the woods

Prayer painting on rocks in McLeod Ganj

Painting on rocks in McLeod Ganj

Painted Rocks in McLeod Ganj

Painted Rocks in McLeod Ganj

Prayer Rocks McLeod Ganj

Prayer Rocks McLeod Ganj

And some huge Mani Prayer wheels with hundreds of small prayer wheels.

Giant Mani Prayer in McLeod Ganj

Huge Mani Prayer in McLeod Ganj

Mani Prayer Wheel in McLeod Ganj

Mani Prayer Wheels in McLeod Ganj

You’ll also see a lot of Tibetan prayer flags. And if you get lucky, you might meet some monks creating decorative items for temple from soil and water(mud).

Beautiful Tibetan Prayer Flags in McLeod Ganj

Beautiful Tibetan Prayer Flags in McLeod Ganj

Monks working to create decoration items in McLeod Ganj

Monks creating decoration items in McLeod Ganj

Monks working in McLeod Ganj

Monks in McLeod Ganj

And definitely an amazing view of Dharamsala city.

Beautiful view of Dharamsala city from McLeod Ganj

Beautiful view of Dharamsala city from McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is a gift to Tibetans and Indians both. You must visit this place as often as you can. It will give you a head start to your spiritual journey.

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