Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala

 


Dharamshala
Dharamsala Queen of The Hills, City of Blue Mountains is an important township of Kangra district. Dharamshala, stands at the foot of snow wrapped lofty Dhauladhar ranges and offers a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. Numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful.


Prime Attractions of Dharmsala (Dharamshala):

Kangra Art Museum

This treasure trove of the Kangra valley's arts, crafts, and rich past, displays artifacts that date back to the 5th century.

Dal Lake

Surrounded by high and green Deodar trees is the lake, which fills a mountain bowl. This lake is easily approachable by road and makes an enchanting and serene picnic spot.

Tatwani & Machhrial

 There are hot springs situated at Tatwani, 25-km from Dharamsala but on the way, at Machhrial, is a waterfall twice as big as the one near the Bhagsunath temple. The Shrine of Bhagsunath It is the ancient temple of Bhagsunath. There are many fresh water springs close to the temple, which are considered sacred by the Hindus.

St. John's Church

Under the shade of Doedar branches It was built in 1852 and is dressed in grey stone with some fine Belgian stained glass windows donated by Lady Elgin.

Kunal Pathri


These are the rock temples from which the place derives its name.

Dharmkot


 Located on the crest of a hill lie this attractive picnic spot, which presents a panoramic view of the Kangra valley and Dauladhar ranges.

Norbulinka Institute

 This place has heavy Japanese influence. The shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams tiny water falls make this place look like heaven. The nunnery close to the institute is a place where women are taught the advanced levels of Buddhist philosophy.

Chinmaya Tapovan

 The tranquil ashram ashram includes a 9m high image of Hanuman, a Ram temple, a meditation hall, a school and a health & recreation center.

Andretta

It houses a gallery of some of his major works and a pottery center.

McLeodganj

Originally home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe, McLeodganj is today the residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

Masrur


Fifteen richly carved monolithic rock temples sculpted in the splendid style of the Kailash temple at Ellora and dating back to the 8th century is to be found at Masrur

Triund

The area is on the foothills of Dhauladhar range. The breathtaking views of the mountains, and the valleys makes Triund an ideal picnic spot and trekking spot.

Trilokpur

The unique cave temples with a stalactite and stalagmites dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Sujanpur Tira

This place is famous for the wall paintings and the temples. Sujanpur Tira also has fort, which is worth visiting.

Jawalamukhi

Dedicated to the "Goddess of Light", in this temple there is a copper pipe through which natural gas comes out, the priest of the temple lights this and the blue flame emanating is worshipped as the manifestation of Goddess.

Chamunda Devi


It is an enchanting spot with glorious views of the mountains, the Baner Khud, Pathiar and Lahala forests.

Nurpur

 Originally known as Dhameri, Fort was renamed by the Emperor Jehangir, It has an ancient fort and an exquisitely carved Krishna temple.

Trekking

Dharamsala is one of the most popular starting points for treks and rock climbing over the ridges of the Dhauladhar range such as Toral Pass (4575m) that start from Tang Narwana (1150m).