Take a drive around Mcleodganj and spend four memorable hours exploring the colourful pockets of Mcleodganj. Visit the famous home of the Dalai Lama – The Dalai Lama Temple, the Bhagsu Nag temple and the Bhagsu Waterfall, the orange and beautiful Naddi Sunset point, the ancient St. John Church and the Dal Lake.
Book this fully customizable four hour drive with Pink House and explore Mcleodganj with a reliable local driver.
+ A comfortable car
+ A reliable driver cum guide
+ A Map of Mcleodganj
Following the footmarks he reached the place where Raja Bhagsu was resting. He challenged Bhagsu for a duel and defeated him in the ensuing fight. The moment the vessel containing the sacred water fell on the ground, water started flowing from there.
Baldy injured Raja Bhagsu prayed to Nag and moved by his prayers, Nag granted him a boon that this place shall henceforth be referred firstly by the king’s name and then by the Lord’s name and he shall become popular.
Henceforth this place came to be known as “BhagsuNag”. In the Beginning of the Kalyug, Raja Dharamchand dreamt that lord Shiva asked him to build a temple here to bring prosperity to the area.
Located about 20 minutes away from Pink House, Mcleodganj, today, the Bhagsunag temple is 5100 years old and is on the must-see list when one visits Mcleodganj.
There are plenty of small make shift eating joints that serve some tea, cold drinks besides eatables like noodles, omelets, sandwiches, etc. The cafes have very unique sitting arrangements that are made of flat rocks piled on top of each other to make them like a chair.
A stream flows throughout the year here and the waterfall is a splendid sight during the monsoon when the water is in full flow.
Situated far away from the cacophony of the crowded market, Naddi offers a stunning sunset every clear evening and is a must-visit when in Mcleodganj.
The neo-Gothic church dates back to 1852 when this was the only structure in Dharamshala town. It is made out of grey stone completely. Because it is built inside the dense woods it is also famous as ‘St. John in the Wilderness’. It looks like a hidden treasure and it has that element to turn the tourist in you into tireless traveler.
Think of a structure that was born a hundred and sixty one years ago. 161 years of rain has created moss on its walls. It also has a memorial constructed as a dedication to Lord Elgin who was the Viceroy of the erstwhile India under imperial British rule.
The Belgium tinted glass of the windows was donated to the church by Lady Elgin. Lord Elgin was so attached with the Deodar grove that surrounded the church that he wished he would rest in peace if he was buried here in the church premises. The place reminded him of Scotland. According to his wish he was buried in the premises of the St. John’s Church in Dharamshala. In the same premises is also the grave of the Lieutenant General of Punjab David Mcleod after whom the place Mcleodganj is named.
Lord James Bruce who was the Governor of Jamaica, the Governor General of Canada and also the Ambassador to China became the Viceroy and the Governor General of India. When he died in the year 1863, his body was buried near the St. John’s Church in Dharamshala. His widowed wife Mary Lousia built a memorial in reminiscence to his departed soul which is also a famous tourist attraction at the church. There is a graveyard in the premises where many eminent officers of the British Empire were buried.
The banks of the lake are enlivened every September by a fair attended – amongst others- by a large number of migrant Gaddi folk.