Dharamshala is one of the famous spiritual tourist destination in India, it is located in Kangradistrict of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala is one of the most popular hillstations and a small municipal town located in the upper reaches of the KangraValley and is surrounded by beautiful dense coniferous forest made up by Deodartrees. Dharamshala is known for McLeod Ganj and it is the residence of NobelLaureate the 'Dalai Lama' which is a small suburban area in the town and is the official residence of 14th Dalai Lama. Dharamsala is an official andmost visiting tourist city for foreigners. There are many sightseeingattractions in the city and nearby Dharamshala. There are two main uniqueareas in Dharamshala that are still unexplored namely- Satobari and Naddiareas. The area Satobari offers tourists some beautiful and peaceful experienceswhere one can enjoy nature by the magic of heavy fog. Whereas the otherarea named Naddi is known as “Paradise of its own''. Dharamshala offers a uniqueoption of trekking and is the starting point for Triund-Thathri-Trek, Toral PassTrek, Bhimghasutri Pass trek etc. Dharamshala is a peaceful place. Along with otherattractions in and around Dharamshala include Gyuto Monastery, BhagsunagTemple, Jwalamukhi Devi Temple, Norbulingka Institute and Tea gardens. Being famous in the world for its distinctive mixture of the Kangra and Tibetan cultures.
Summer: 20°C to 30°C
Winter: -3°C to 10°C
Monsoon: 5°C to 20°C
McLeod Ganj is known as"Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" because of its huge residence place of Tibetans, McLeod Ganj is perfect to explore its beautiful monasteries,museums, Hindu temples, waterfalls, lakes, and Tibetan. It offers the widestrange of customizable sightseeing including Namgyal Monastery,Tsuglagkhang (Abode of Dalai Lama / official residence of 14th Dalai Lama),Bhagsu Falls & Bhagsunath Temple, and Tibetan Museum and many more.
Dharamshala Cricket Stadium
Dharamshala Cricket Stadium is one of the major attraction of Dharmshala and the most beautiful cricket stadium in India, which is managed by Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association(HPCA). The stadium offers the panoramic picturesque view of splendid snow-capped mountains. Few international and Ranji cricket matches are held here on annual basis.
St. John Church
St. John Church is Established in 1852 as Neo-Gothic architectural style, St. John Church is also most popular tourist attraction of Dharmnshala.Church which is dedicated to Saint John.
Dalai Lama Temple Complex
Dalai Lama Temple Complex is a beautiful and peaceful place and major attraction of Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, which is situated on Temple Road at a walking distance from the McLeod Ganj bus stand in upper Dharamsala. Namgyal Monastery, which is located within the complex premises. It is the private monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Visitors are not allowed in this monastery without proper appointment.
Gyuto Monastery is situated at Sidbhari, about 6kms from Dharmshala, Gyuto Monastery is one of the renowned monastery of Dharmshala. It is dedicated to Karmapa. It was es in memory of Tibetan soldiers who lost their lives during Tibetan freedom struggle.
Bhagsu Nag Temple
Bhagsu Nag Temple is one of the oldest hindu temple of the town and surrounded by the famous Bhagsu Falls, which is situated at about 03 kms from McLeodganj and approximately 11 kms from Dharmshala.
The name of Dal Lake' is taken from Kashmir's Dal Lake, it is one of the most beautiful attraction point of Dharamshala, which is amidst the lush green Deodhar forest. The lake is situated at an elevation of 1,775 meter above the sea level and located about 11kms from Dhramshala. This lake is an ideal base camp for trekkers coming from McLeodganj.
Panchpula is one of the most splendid tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated at the distance of about 120 from Dharamshala. Itis surrounded by thick forest of pine and Deodar trees and fresh water streams.
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular attraction of this region, which is located at the distance of about 125kms from Dharamshala. The sanctuary is surrounded with thick foliage of deodar trees. Itis spread over an area of approximately 1962 hectares and It is a home of wide range of animals and birds such as Himalayan Black Marten, Barking Goral, Jackal, Langur, Serow etc.
Khajjiar is situated at the distance of about 119kms from Dharamshala, Khajjiar is one of the picturesque and small town of Himachal Pradesh. This amazing town is also called as “Mini Switzerland”. The town is renowned for its lush green meadows surrounded by thick deodar trees. The major attraction of the town is Khajjiar lake, ground and Khajji Nag Temple etc.
Kangra Fort is another most popular attraction of the region, which is located at about 20kms away from Dharamshala. The fort was established by royal Rajput family of Kangra. It is one of the oldest fort of the town. There is a museum at the entrance of the fort, which features valuable old photographs of the fort.
Chamunda Devi is one of the oldest temple of Dharamshala. It is located on the banks of Banner River, 10 km west of Palampur and 15kms of the main city. The temple is devoted to Goddess Kali.
Bhagsu Falls is situated at Bhagsu village which is approximately 11kms away from Dharmshala. Bhagsu Falls is one of the most amazing water fall in Dharamshala.
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Dharamshala is a small hill station of Himachal Pradesh, situated on the lap of Nature, hence there is no Malls and multiplex are available. Entertainments in this town is mainly depends local cinema halls which is located around the town.