THE LEGACY OF HIMACHAL CONTINUES HERE IN DHARAMSHALA. IT STANDS TALL AND UNIQUE AMONG ITS POPULAR CATEGORY. THE UNIQUENESS TO DHARAMSHALA IS ITS RELATION TO ITS TIBET CONNECTION. OFTEN CALLED AS “LITTLE LHASA” DHARAMSHALA IS THE RESIDENCE OF HIS HOLINESS DALAI LAMA. SITUATED AT A HEIGHT OF 1400 M DHARAMSHALA LIES IN THE KANGRA VALLEY OF HIMACHAL.

FLUTTERING FLAGS, PRAYERS AND ABUNDANCE OF SERENITY SETS APART DHARAMSHALA FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE HIMACHAL. DHARAMSHALA IS UNIQUE BLEND OF CULTURE AND NATURAL BEAUTY.
THIS PLACE IS BLESSED WITH SNOW PEAK MOUNTAINS, BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS THICK DEODAR FOREST. IT MAKES DHARAMSHALA A PERFECT DESTINATION IN THE SUMMERS.
DHARAMSHALA IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS THE LOWER ONE IS DHARAMSHALA TOWN AND THE UPPER ONE McLEODGANJ. DHARAMSHALA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAVORITE PLACE AMONG NOT ONLY RELIGIOUS PEOPLE BUT ALSO ADVENTURE LOVERS.

TRIUND TREK

PLACES TO VISIT IN DHARAMSHALA

  • McLEODGANJ
  • NAMGYAL MONASTERY
  • ST. JOHN’S CHURCH
  • TRIUND
  • JWALAMUKHI TEMPLE

McLEODGANJ

McLEODGANJ IS LOCATED AT A HEIGHT OF 1770 M IS THE RESIDENCE OF HIS HOLINESS, THE DALAI LAMA. THIS PLACE IS A MAJOR BUDDHIST CENTER AS DUE TO ITS IMPRESSIVE MONASTERIES. THE PRESENCE OF TIBETAN COMMUNITY IS FELT ALL AROUND THE CITY THROUGH HANDICRAFTS, TEMPLES, ARCHITECTURE. THE DELICIOUS TIBETAN FOOD IS ONE OF MANY ATTRACTIVE THINGS OF McLEODGANJ.


NAMGYAL MONASTERY

THE LARGEST TIBETAN TEMPLE OUTSIDE TIBET IS HOME TO HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA. IT IS CENTER OF LEARNING AND MEDITATION WHERE RITUALS ARE PERFORMED. IT WAS FOUNDED N 16TH CENTURY BY 2ND DALAI LAMA. THIS BEAUTIFUL MONASTERY ATTRACTS LAKHS OF VISITORS EVERY YEAR. THIS PLACE IS NOT ONLY RELEGIUOSLY FAMOUS BUT ALSO IS VERY BEAUTIFUL TO LOOK AT.

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ST. JOHN’S CHURCH

ST. JOHN’S CHURCH IS LOCATED 8 KM FROM DHARMSHALA IN THE VALLEY OF McLEODGANJ. IT LIES IN A FOREST BETWEEN FORSYTHGANJ AND DHARAMSHALA. THIS CHURCH IS ONE OF THE MOST ARCHITECTURALLY BEAUTIFUL WITH ITS GLASS WINDOWS AND DEODAR TREES SURROUNDING IT. THIS CHURCH IS BUILT IN NEO-GOTHIC STYLE.

TRIUND

TRIUND IS ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS PLACES HERE. THIS PLACE IS FAMOUS AMONG TREKKERS AS THERE IS A SHORT TREK OF 10 KM FOR TRIUND.  EVEN THOUGH THE TREK IS SHORT BUT IT DOES NOT COMPRISE WITH THE ALLURING BEAUTY IT HAS, FROM DENSE FOREST OF OAK TREES TO PANORAMIC VIEWS OF HIMALAYAS TRIUND HAS EVERYTHING TO OFFER. TRIUND IS AT AND ALTITUDE OF 2700 M AND FROM TOP YOU CAN SEE THE STUNNING DHAULADHAR RANGES. THIS PLACE IS ALSO FAMOUS FOR ITS PICNIC SPOTS AS FAMILIES LOVE TO SPEND THEIR TIME HERE. ON ONE SIDE YOU HAVE KANGRA VALLEY AND ON OTHER YOU HAVE DHAULADHAR MOUNTAIN TANGE IT MAKES TRIUND ATTRACTIVE PLACE TO VISIT.

TRIUND

JAWALAMUKHI TEMPLE

THIS IS AN ANCIENT TEMPLE OF GODDESS DURGA. THE INTERESTING THING HERE IS THAT THERE IS NO IDOL IN THIS TEMPLE. IT IS BELIEVED THAT SATI’S TONGUE FELL HERE AND GODDESS IS MANIFESTED AS SMALL BLUE FLAMES. IN THE BACKDROP OF TEMPLE YOU CAN ENJOY DHAULADHAR RANGES.

OTHER FAMOUS ATTRACTIONS IN DHARAMSHALA

  • BHAGSUNAG FALLS
  • DHARANKOT
  • WAR MEMORIAL
  • KUNAL PATHRI TEMPLE

ADVENTURE SPORTS

TREKKING

TREKS LIKE TRIUND AND BHAGSU NAG TREK ARE MANY OF THE TREKS FOR WHICH IT IS FAMOUS FOR. GENERALLY, TREKS START FROM APRIL TO JULY. THIS PLACE HAS ABUNDANCE IN VALLEYS AND SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS WHICH MAKE IT A PERFECT DESTINATION FOR TREKKERS.

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PARAGLIDING

WITH DHAULADHAR RANGES AT BACK PEOPLE TAKE OFF FROM SITES LIKE INDRU NAG TEMPLE AND BIR BILLING. THIS SURREAL EXPERIENCE IS MUST WHEN YOU VISIT HERE.

NIGHT CAMPS

WHILE CAMPING AT TRIUND OR LAHESH CAVES ONE OF THE MOST FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES IN DHARAMSHALA IS NIGHT CAMPS. LET GO ALL WORRIES AND RELAX IN THE WOODS. WITH CLEAR SKY ABOVE AND BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN RANGES ON THE SIDE NIGHT CAMPING IS A MUST. AT NIGHT DO LIT BONFIRE, PLAY MUSIC AND CHERISH THESE MEMORIES WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILIES WHEN YOU DO NIGHT CAMPS IN DHARAMSHALA.

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