Dharamshala Travel

Incredible natural beauty and serene surroundings, Dharamshala is a popular destination among tourists. Surrounded by dense forests, it is a paradise for those seeking an adrenaline rush experience. With high snow clad Dhauladhar ranges forming beautiful backdrop to the hill resort, Dharamshala is full of life and yet peaceful. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday. Away from the chaotic city life, Dharamshala is a perfect escape for those seeking peace.


The most famous and most visited attraction here is McLeod Ganj, which is a sheer delight for serenity seekers. McLeod Ganj is home to a large Tibetan population, including monks and nuns. Decked with beautiful culture, handicrafts and temples, there is something so soothing in the air of this place that makes everyone fall in love with it.

Quaint and clam, Dal lake near McLeod Ganj is another must visit attraction here. Set amidst lush green Deodar forests, the greenish lake is home to various species of fish. It is also a best base camp for trekkers in Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj.

The adventure seekers can head to Masrur, known for its various rock cut temples, dating back to the 8th century AD. The carvings of the temples are delicate, with various images of the Hindu deities engraved on it.

Another major attraction here is the Kangra Art Museum, which is a treasure trove for all the creativity of Kangra Valley. The museum stocks various arts and crafts depicting the rich heritage of its people. Housing artifacts dating back to the 5th century, the museum has a rich collection of sculptures,

ottery, and other anthropological objects. There?s even a specific section displaying the works of contemporary artists, sculptures and photographers and a well-stocked library just below.

Dharamshala is also famed for its peaceful monasteries. The Namgyal Monastery here is a true exemplar of serenity. Established by the 3rd Dalai Lama in 1575, this monastery is home to around 200 Tibetan monks who stay busy chanting all day long.

One can also relish adventure activities such as paragliding, rock climbing, rappelling, flying fox, urban zipline and trekking here. Planning a night camp in Dharamshala, away from the bustling city life, also excites many travellers.

Other Major attractions in Dharamshala

  • Kangra Fort
  • Bhagsu Falls
  • Norbulingka Institute
  • Triund Hil
  • Tsechokling Gompa
  • Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple

How to Reach

By Air:? The closest airport to Dharamshala is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away. By Rail: The closest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometres away from Dharamshala. By Road: Dharamshala is linked to Delhi and other parts of North India via regular inter-state and private bus services.

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