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.
The upper part of Dharamshala is known as Mcleod Ganj. Mcleod Ganj is located at an altitude of 1750 m in the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. Mcleod Ganj is basically a home to the Tibetan community and the center of tourist activity. It is very much cooler than the plains located below.