McLeodganj gets its name from the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab, Sir Donald Friell McLeod who in 1848, discovered this place as a resting resort from the heat of the north Indian planes. The mighty Gorkha regiment had set their army base here in the 18th century before being taken over by the British. The devastating earthquake in 1905 brought this place to a standstill, it was an important centre for trade, commerce and official work in Kangra district earlier. From 30 April 1960, this is the home of the exiled Tibetan people from China and their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. The central Tibetan administration was established here thereafter.
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Theme of McLeod Ganj[Hill station, Romantic, Heritage]
You'll love McLeod Ganj for[Abundance of scenic views, Can be visited any time of year, Adventure sports activities]