McLeodganj was once a British hill station, and it has for a long time been home to thousands of Tibetan refugees, who wanted to stand against Chinese oppression in their homeland. Tibetan influence is quite strong in McLeodganj, and it’s evident in the town’s schools, monasteries, nunneries, eateries and more. The distance between Dharamshala and McLeodganj is just 10 km. This makes the latter a great choice for a visit during your trip.
Dharamshala to McLeodganj
The upper town of Dharamshala, i.e., McLeodganj, is easily accessible in a short 20 minute ride. Every few minutes, a Dharamshala to McLeodganj bus leaves for the upper town. Taxis also ply on this route frequently, and charge approximately Rs. 400 for a one-way journey.
If you’re coming via Google Maps, lookout for any discrepancies in the distance. Google Maps might show you a shorter route, which is not suitable for travel in the car and takes you through smaller villages. However, if you’re riding a bike, these routes can save you a few minutes and help you avoid the traffic at the town’s entry.
For those of you wondering about the short distance between Dharamshala and McLeodganj, it’s worth mentioning that the town’s traffic can be quite troublesome. It’s recommended to book a bus to Dharamshala and take a local bus or taxi from there.
Within 20 minutes, you will be able to reach McLeodganj without having to wait in long queues of cars trying to enter the town. If you’re planning to visit McLeodganj or Dharamshala, Triund trek should be on top of your to-do list.
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