Places To Visit in Dharamshala

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  • Dal Lake

    Dal Lake

    This beautiful lake is set amidst lush green Deodar forests at an altitude of 1,775 metres and exudes transcendence in peaceful surroundings.

    Located at a distance of 2 kilometres away from McLeodganj Market, Dal Lake is just a walk away and also happens to be a major attraction ...

  • Kangra Fort

    Kangra Fort

    The Kangra Fort is a majestic sample of architecture, which was constructed by the royal family of Kangra and dates back to around 4th Century B.C. This is known to be the largest fort in the Himalayas and is one of the oldest forts in India.

    This ancient fort ...

  • Bhagsunag Falls

    Bhagsunag Falls

    Also called Bhagsu Falls, this site houses the famous Bhagsunath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is a famous tourist attraction and also an important place for Hindu pilgrims.

    The cascading waterfalls, about 20 metres in height, are an absolute marvel to look at, especially during the monsoons. ...

  • Young & Free - Dharamshala & Mcleodganj

    Young & Free - Dharamshala & Mcleodganj

    ~ Pick up and drop from Bus stand in Dharamshala to the Hotel is Included ~ Pick up and drop for Triund Trek includedAS PER ITINERARY ...

    5 Days|4 Nights Rs. 7,999
  • Travelling Divas - Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamshala

    Travelling Divas - Amritsar, Dalhousie & Dharamshala

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    7 Days|6 Nights Rs. 46,999
  • Kangra Art Museum

    Kangra Art Museum

    The Kangra Art Museum is a fascinating museum displaying artifacts from Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. Inaugurated in 1990, the museum has preserved a treasure trove from Kangra valley’s cultural past, crafts, arts and other ancient artifacts including miniature paintings, temple carvings, fabrics and embroidery, weapons, and palanquins belonging to local ...

  • Namgyal Monastery

    Namgyal Monastery

    When in Dharamshala, one must visit the Tsuglag Khang Complex and Namgyal Monastery, which is the home of the Dalai Lama, and also the largest Tibetan temple outside Tibet.

    Namgyal Monastery was originally founded in 16th century Tibet by the second Dalai Lama. The monastery was established so ...

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  • Festivals


    Being largely inspired by Buddhism, Dharamshala is filled with festivity during Buddha Purnima, which marks the birth date of the founder of Buddhism - Lord Buddha. As most of the locals are followers of Buddhism, the entire town comes alive with jubilance and vivacity around Buddha Purnima. ...

  • Tsuglag Khang

    Tsuglag Khang

    The Tsuglag Khang complex is one of the first structures to be built when His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in India in 1959. It houses the famous Namgyal monastery, a museum, a café, a book shop, a library and the private residence of the Dalai Lama.

    Located ...

  • Gyuto Monastery

    Gyuto Monastery

    One of the most famous monasteries in Tibet, the Gyuto Monastery is known for its study of Tantric meditation, Tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. It was founded in Tibet in 1474 by the main disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Jetsun Kunga Dhondup. After the communist Chinese invasion in ...

  • Norbulingka Institute

    Norbulingka Institute

    Norbulingka Institute was founded near Dharamshala in 1988 for preserving Tibetan culture, literature and art. The institute is named after Norbulingka, the summer residence of the Dalai Lamas in Lhasa, Tibet.

    The institute primarily works towards carrying on Tibetan traditions and heritage by providing training, education and employment ...

    Religious CUltural
  • The Dalai Lama Temple Complex

    The Dalai Lama Temple Complex

    The Dalai Lama Temple Complex is a beautiful and peaceful place located in Upper Dharamshala, just a short walk away from the Mcleod Ganj Bus Stand. Decorated with the colourful prayer flags, it’s perfect for long serene walks, or early morning meditation with chanting monks. ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Jwalamukhi Devi Temple

    Jwalamukhi Devi Temple

    Jwalamukhi is one of the most renowned ancient temples of Goddess Durga. It is believed that Sati's tongue fell here and the goddess is manifest as small blue flames that burn through fissures in the old rock.

    There is no idol is located in the temple and Jwalamukhi, or ...

  • The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

    The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

    The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple has a gorgeous location near the scenic Khaniyara village surrounded by forests, mountains and a charming stream that flows right next to it.

    It is believed that once upon a time when Arjuna, one of the Pandavas from the Mahabharata, was on his way ...

  • Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

    Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

    The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) is one of the most important libraries of Tibetan works across the world. It was founded by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, in June 1970.

    The library is home to significant resources including important Tibetan Buddhist manuscripts and ...

  • Dharamshala War Memorial

    Dharamshala War Memorial

    The War Memorial commemorates the memory of war heroes who fought bravely for their mother land and sacrificed their lives in its defense. Located in the middle of lush green pine trees, the memorial is a peaceful and patriotic place decorated with lawns and artistic landscaping.

    You can easily ...

  • Namgyalma Stupa

    Namgyalma Stupa

    Namgyalma Stupa is a Buddhist memorial honoring those who lost their lives during the freedom struggle for Tibet. The beautiful structure surrounded by prayer wheels, is said to be similar to the structure built in third century during the time of the great emperor Ashoka. The stupa portrays an image ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

    Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

    The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) is responsible for preserving and promoting Tibet’s unique tradition of performing arts. After the Chinese occupation, His Holiness the Dalai Lama felt it was important to safeguard the traditional performing arts of Tibet so that they are not lost forever.

    That is ...

  • St. John Church

    St. John Church

    St. John Church also known as St. John in the Wilderness is one of the oldest an Anglican churches in the region, dedicated to John the Baptist. Built in 1852, amidst deodar forests, the church is built in neo-Gothic architectural style and is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows that ...

  • Mani Lhakhang Stupa

    Mani Lhakhang Stupa

    Mani Lhakhang Stupa, or the Prayer Wheels Stupa, is a holy monument built under the directions of Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, an Avalokiteshvara. Established in 2001, the stupa is considered to be a spiritual spot for the Buddhists.

    After an earthquake in 1986, Dalai Lama got five small ...

    Religious Cultural
  • Kunal Pathri Temple

    Kunal Pathri Temple

    Kunal Pathri is a little rock temple dedicated to goddess Durga in Dharamshala. Located in the beautiful Dhauladhar Ranges in Kangra district, this ancient temple is surrounded by dense tea gardens and is the perfect place for a long peaceful walk amidst the lush surroundings.

    The temple displays ...

  • Naam Art Gallery

    Naam Art Gallery

    This is a great place for art lovers, located about 32 kilometres away from the town. The gallery was opened by Elizabeth Buschmann from Germany, and displays paintings by her as well as A.W. Hallett, an English painter.

    While Buschmann uses watercolours and acrylics, Hallett’s works are made using ...

  • Sherbling Monastery

    Sherbling Monastery

    With an already large number of monasteries in the region, the Sherbling Monastery in Palampur is popular for its massive statue of the Buddha. The grand stupas in the middle of the green forests make for an impressive and serene sight.

    Another aspect of the monastery that makes ...

  • Tea Gardens

    Tea Gardens

    The Kangra Valley in Himachal is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and the spectacular range of Dhauladhar. In the foothills of this region you will find India’s smallest tea region.

    Spread over acres of land, the tea gardens are a scenic natural site. While there isn’t much ...

    Parks and Gardens
  • Hanuman Ka Tibba

    Hanuman Ka Tibba

    Hanuman-ka-Tibba is the highest point in the Dhauladhar mountain range. Also known as the 'White Mountain' this is at an altitude of about 5,639 metres (18,500 feet) above the sea level and offers breathtaking views of the valley. You can also spot the Pir Panjal range from here.

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