Location : Himachal Pradesh
Attractions: Kangra Art Museum, St. John’s Church, McLeodganj, Dall Lake
Best Time To Visit : Mid-May to Mid-October.
Dharamshala is a very beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh. Tibet’s religious teacher Dalai Lama lives in Dharamsala. The city is surrounded a thick cover of deodar cedar trees and is one of the major strong holds for the Tibetan refugees and the seat of the 14th dalai lama of the Tibetan sect of Buddhism. It is also the world’s highest and beautifully covered cricket stadium. Himalayas, snowy peaks, lush green fields, greenery and nature beautify the charm of the tourists. In the Dharamsala, you will be seen standing high in high pine trees, tea plantations and timber trees. The colourful temple and Gompas, which reflect the culture of Tibet, adds attraction for the visitor.
Himalayas, snowy peaks, lush green fields, greenery and nature beautify the charm of the tourists. It is located in the upper reaches of the Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh and is placed at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level. Dharamsala is a busy bazaar town and has established itself as the travellers base camp, who come to explore the nearby mountains. As far as the high hills of the Himalaya mountain range are seen and the melt snow melt over them, the pines standing on the rocks and the green palm of the cedar are seen to attract anyone’s mind towards it. Dharamsala over looks the plains and is surrounded by dense pine trees and Deodar forests. During the night or morning and evening, cold air makes the body very relaxed. So let’s go out of the hospitable city of Himachal Pradesh.
The town due to its picturesque surroundings and the presence of the Dalai Lama has made the town a popular tourist destination, both for the Indians and the foreign tourists. Here’s the list of the best places you must visit in Dharamshala.
There is a Kangra house museum in Dharamsala that symbolizes the ancient facts of the region and plays Kangra museum and role for maintaining Tibetan art and culture traditions or tourist attractions
How To reach Dharamshala ,Himachal Pradesh
By Air – If you want to reach the Dharamsala of Air Travel home from Delhi, then nearest airport to Dharamsala is Gangoli Airport, which is situated only 15 kms away from here, you can also travel to various different countries of the country. It can also connect international tourists to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport International Airport. From here you can also go to Taxi Taxis which travels at a price of around 350 rupees.
By Rail – The nearest railway station of Dharamsala is Kangra Railway Station, which is 22 km away. Due to the small right of the small station here only a few trains stop here, Pathankot railway station is another option for tourists, which is approximately 85 km away. This railway station is well connected to all the major cities of the country.
By Road – Bus services from Manali are also available at this place. One can drive from Delhi through Chandigarh, Kiratpur, Bilaspur and this is an eight hour journey. From Delhi and Shimla, you can also travel in luxury buses. Tourists coming to Dharamsala can take advantage of comfortable bus facility to reach this destination. This place is connected to regular bus service from neighboring towns. Luxury buses are also available for Dharamsala from Delhi, which is Rs. 1600 per person per person.
Places to See in Dharamshala
The spectacular Bhagsunag waterfalls lies a little away from the town of Dharamshala. An old temple is also located is the surrounding.
Dul attracts the Lake Sailians from a distance, where the beauty of the trees of ‘fur’ makes four moons in the beauty of this lake. Hemmed in Deodar and Fir trees, the Dal lake is another picturesque spot just 10 kms away from Dharamshala.
There are several settlements of Tibetans in the McLoggunj Dharamsala. Where many objects of Tibetan artifacts, handicrafts and Tibetan style are sold. The statue of Mahatma Buddha is also visible in the McLonggunj. If you are interested in trekking, then this place is great for you. Fondly referred as the little Lhasa, McLeod Ganj draws more fame from the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama than anything else. The group of monasteries and Buddha statues in Dharamsala is the largest tourist attraction here.
A nearly two-hour excursion would take you to the famous Jwalamukhi Temple, dedicated to the Goddess of Light. There is no idol to worship as such in the temple. Rather a constantly burning blue flame, emanating from inside the rocks, is worshipped.
St. John’s Church
St. John’s Church was built in the memory of ‘Lord Elgin’. Which is one of the sights of Dharamsala. This church is made of stones and attracts tourists from a distance. As you drive from McLeod Ganj to Forsythe Ganj, St. John’s Church lies in between. It also houses the tomb of Lord Elgin, one of the Viceroys of British India.
It is one of the places located in the Dharamsala, which also come in the tourist, visit almost this place. This monastery was established in 1575 by 3 Dalai Lama. It is one of the major teaching and cultural centers of Tibetan people in this beautiful hill station. At least 200 monks live in this monastery.
This museum is a famous museum consolidated with various articles and artifacts, which reflects Tibetan Buddhists and Kangra Valley culture. Here, you will find a place of manuscripts, handicrafts, pottery, which is very adorable from the 5th century.
This attraction is more famous for being one of the oldest existing dynasties in the world, and Katoch rulers here, a very wide hall, watch and some temples will be found from here in the 9th century AD.
Chamunda Devi Temple
Chamunda Devi temple is one of the famous temples of Dharamsala. Here you can also take advantage of natural scenes with God’s philosophy.
Bhagsunath is a waterfall that attracts tourists with its beautiful scenery. Here is an ancient temple of Lord Krishna.
Trind is a very exciting picnic spot, you can celebrate a picnic in natural hours with your friends here, even you will not even have the time to look at it.
Apart from these, there are numerous attractions in this beautiful nook that are a must-visit for tourists. Some of the major attractions of the hill-station include the following:
Machhrial and Tatwani
Aganjar Mahadev Temple
Kangra Chamunda Devi Temple