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The Story of Mcleodganj

The first thing that you notice, or rather experience while going from Dharmashala to Mcleodganj is that it is a steep climb!

So much so, that you might think that the engineer might be a kid who loves to slide down! So damn steep are the roads that you are afraid that the car will topple if not driven by an expert.

It takes hardly 10-15 minutes to reach McLeodganj from Dharamshala. While Dharamshala is in a valley, Mcleodganj is on a mountain top, hence cooler. 

In the year 1959, after the uprising in Tibet failed, the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, escaped to India along with fellow Tibetans. The Indian government decided to help the Tibetans in their times of need and allotted the town of Dharamshala for their settlement.

In 1960, the Government of Tibet in - exile, was set up in Dharamshala. Mcleodganj became the official residence of the Dalai Lama and later came to known as 'Little Lhasa'.  Mcleodganj since then, has attracted a huge Tibetan population.
Throughout the town, yo…