What can you shop at Macleodganj
The city not only attracts tourists with its pristine beauty and magical colors and splendor but it also has a nurturing city for wide variety of shopping materials and artifacts all entailing the splendid beauty, spiritual reflection and relaxing aura. Tourists can engage themselves in Tibetan artifacts in the form of mementos, souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones. The shopping arcades are not only vibrant and colorful with all their persona and charisma but you can consume beautiful and unique handicrafts items. Such Tibetan artifacts not only enhance the vibes of the place but also display the religious figures and spiritual symbols. The city is highly famous for Tibetan mats and carpets, exquisite silver and stone jewelry, the mesmerizing Kangra tea, handicrafts and carvings in metal and wood, Thangka paintings or those bright on canvas lined with silk paintings, madala paintings, idols of the Buddha and Hindu gods, woolen shawls and caps and prayer wheels and prayer flags.
The city has a number of shopping stalls each specific for particular kindof artifacts all depicting the alluring beauty, heritage, culture and traditions which have been practiced in the city for very long decades. The best shopping places to but such Tibetan art, handicrafts and clothing in the city are the Nowrojee and Sons, Thankas and Gifts, the Norbulingka Institute, Palaco Handmade Crafts, Semshook Tibetan Handicrafts, Naam Art Gallery, India Divine Buddha Handicrafts, Lha Tibet Fair Trade, the Vintage Truck and Galaxy Art de Crafts. The city is a blessing for shopping fanatics who wish to explore a mile beyond the perimeter.
What you will like
- shopping thrills including Tibetan handicrafts and other memoirs and souvenirs.
- magnificent encounters with the marvelous and panoramic snow crested mountains.
- thrills depicting the ancient Tibetan culture and heritage.
- plethora of tourist destinations and sightseeings.
- rejuvenating and calming temples.
- effervescence of nature.
- fading city lights and busy roads.
- an escape into the tranquility of silence and numbness.
- thrilling and adrenaline rushing adventure sports.
- picturesque scenic views.
- ideal to be explored at any given point of the year.
- calm and composed aura and vibes of serenity and peace.
- grandeur of the Tibetan heritage and unfolding history.
What you might not like
- Their no direct connectivity to reach the city. Hence many short distance trails have to be followed to relish your exploration.
- The city has no railway station of its own and the nearest domestic airport is around 30 minutes drive away. If you’re boarding an international flight then, you need to drop your bags at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
- The road connectivity of the city is also a bit of a problem and you might want to trek at a number of destinations and hotspots.
- nature fanatics and admirers.
- people who want to escape their busy schedule and hectic lifestyle in order to relish their souls in the lap of nature.
- couples who want to spent some time with each other than the world.
- travelers who want to live up with themselves with some pleasant and soothing holiday experience.
- people who want to learn and explore the Tibetan culture.
Other Important Information
Religion and Language: The major languages spoken by the population are Tibetan, Hindi and English. Other than this, Pahari and Kangri are important Himachali languages spoken by the indigenous population. Majority of people here are Tibetan Buddhist followers although you might find a small collection of Christians too. The city is known for its tourism hotels, handcrafts and food joints also.
Weather: The city experiences three different seasons mainly summer, winter and monsoons. Although it is advised that you do not visit the city during monsoons as landslides is a common occurrence during that time. The weather throughout the year is very pleasant with clear and breezy summers, chilly winters and humid monsoons.
Day 1- Today will proceed a little slow as you’ve just arrived so start exploring the city with local attractions. Have a good cup of honey tea and a good breakfast. Now start your frolic around the city with visiting the Dalai Lama Temple. But remember that you won’t be allowed to carry any electrical items inside so leave them inside the counter premises. Then go around the local market and monastery that accompanies it before you head for a delicious lunch. If you enjoy adventure sports then go and trek over the Bhagsu Waterfalls and visit the Shiva’s Café later in noon. You can relish watching the setting sun and after you’ve replenished your soul, go for a close of your day to the Tibet Kitchen for a mouth watering Tibetan dinner.
Day 2- Now kick start your day with a little of adrenaline rushing down your veins. So, first start with a small but enjoying trek to Triund and then head for paragliding at Bir and Biling. Now if there is still some spirits left for the day head for the Palampur Monastery and Kangra Fort. After so much sightseeings and relishing adventure activities, head for an awesome dinner at Coffee Talks or the Nick’s.
Day 3- Now this day is tailored for some thrilling cultural extravaganza. Visit the TIPA a d the Norbulingka. Enjoy some soothing coffee and music at the Café Black Tent and live up to your good days in the city.