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  mcleod ganj  
 
Tourist Places
 
Tsuglagkhang Dip Tse Library
Tibetan Medical & Astrological Institute    
 
Introduction
 
Mcleod Ganj was established in the mid-1850s as a british garrison, it was the home of the seminomadic Gaddi tribe. There is still a sizeable number of Gaddi families in the villages around Mcleod Ganj. Today Mcleod Ganj is best known as the headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile, and is the home of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
 
money
 
The State Bank of India Changes American Express and Thomas Cook travellers cheques in US dollars and pounds sterling only.
 
Bookshops
 
There is an excellent selection of new books at the Bookwarm, up the road to the right of the State Bank of India. The Occidental Bookshop, on the Dal Lake road, has a very selection of books. The Tibetan Bookshop & Information Centre on Jogibara road has a comprehensive selection of books on the Tibetan struggle for independence and Tibetan Buddhism.
 
Entertainment
 
There are two video halls in the town centre on Jogibara road. They show new releases each evening, with the programme posted out the front.
 
Travel Info
 
The closest airport to Mcleod Ganj and Dharamsala is at Gaggal, 15 kms south of Dharamsala. The HRTC operates buses to Manali, Dehradun and Delhi. The closest railway station to Mcleod is at the small village of Nagrota, 20 kms south of Dharamsala. Nagrota is on the small narrow-gauge line which serves the Kangra valley, connecting Pathankot with the small settlement of Jogindernagar, 58 kms north-west of Mandi.
 
Places To Eat
 
Chocolate Log - Situated on Jogibara road, is an old favourite, serving western dishes such as pizza, various types of cakes and chinese macaroni.
 
McLlo Restaurant - It has an extensive menu, good food and a bar.
 
Hotel Tibet's - It has a convivial bar and an extensive menu featuring Tibetan and Indian cuisine.
 
Take Out - Here you can buy freshly baked bread, cakes and doughnuts.
 
Malabar - Situated on Jogibara road, is a pleasant little place serving good Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine.
 
Green Hotel's - This restaurant is very popular, and has a range of home made cakes, as well as good Indian and Chinese cuisine.
 
Hotel Bhagsu's - This restaurant has a very good food and cold beers. However, it is a dark, gloomy and cavernous place. On sunny days, tables are set up in the gardens, and you can eat out here, a much more pleasant proposition.
 
This is the enchantment of nature's generous bounty. To the north, awesome snow ranges race across the horizon. In the cool breezes that flow down from them, they hold oak and rhododendron forests, stately cedars and wafting pines. There are tufts of ferns and wild flowers. There are langcridly strolling mists, spectacular sunsets and winter's deep blue skies. The air is clear crisp. A single day will bind you for a lifetime, for they say that shimla is like a wonderful habit.