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Unique atmosphere of McLeod Ganj (also called Little Lhasa) has its source from the Tibetan Buddhist monks who chose this location as their home while in exile. It is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district, which has become a trekker’s heaven as there are so many interesting things to see and do here. The natural beauty of the place is of course beyond comparison and you also get to see a perfect mix of Indian and Tibetan cultures.
With such beauty, spirituality, adventure, and serenity, Mcleodganj is truly one of the best places to visit in the Himalayas.

General FAQs

What is the time difference between India and Dubai?

India is 1 hour and 30 minutes ahead of Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

What is the visa procedure for Indian visitors?

You need a pre-applied visa to come to Dubai. You get a single entry 30-day renewable tourist visa. Ensure that you have a passport with a minimum validity of six months and required travel insurance before you apply.

What is the currency of Dubai? Do I have to carry credit cards or traveler's cheques?

The currency used in Dubai is Arab Emirate Dirham. There are plenty of ATMs throughout the city to withdraw money from. Also, all major international debit and credit cards are accepted at most shopping malls, hotels and restaurants.

What type of food do I get in Dubai? Will I get vegetarian food in Dubai?

Dubai has world-class restaurants offering everything from traditional Arabic cuisine to British, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swiss, and Thai. You can get vegetarian food easily at most restaurants.

What is the restriction on the alcohol and tobacco products bought under duty-free?

There are certain restrictions on the amount of alcohol and tobacco products that can be brought in duty-free: 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, and 500 grams of loose tobacco are allowed. 4 liters of alcohol/ 2 cartons of beer with 24 cans each are permitted.

What is the best way to travel internally?

The bus network in Dubai connects all the major landmarks and tourist spots of the city and is very comfortable. You can also take the economical Big Bus sightseeing tour which takes you to all the major attractions and offers live commentary and free admission to the Dubai Museum and a dhow cruise. The metro comprehensively covers all the major landmarks and is another economical mode of transport. Taxis are a convenient way of getting around and are easily available throughout the city. The water bus is another economical and preferred way to travel from Bur Dubai to Deira and vice versa. You can hire a car and drive, but it is not advisable as there is bad traffic congestion in the city. You will need to have a credit card and an international driving license for that.

Is there a dress code to adhere to?

Being an Islamic nation, you cannot wear short skirts, shorts, micro-minis, see-through clothes, while you are in public. Also, women need to cover their head if they are entering a mosque

What are the prohibited goods to carry in Dubai?

Drugs, narcotics, chemicals and organic fertilizers, KhusKhus (poppy seeds) or paan (betel leaves), pornographic material, non-Islamic religious pamphlets for missionary activities, fireworks, ivory, weapons and ammunition, laser pens, radar jammers/other unauthorized communication devices, plants or endangered animals, and any other objects which do not adhere to the religious and moral values of the UAE are prohibited. If caught, serious punishment is awarded to the offender.

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