Dharamshala Tourism

Located in the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is a popular destination among tourists because of its incredible beauty and peaceful environment. A paradise for adventure enthusiasts seeking heart pumping experiences, Dharamshala has been selfishly blessed by Mother Nature with thick cover of deodar cedar trees that add to its pristine beauty. Away from the glitz and glamour of the metropolis life, the city of Dharamshala is a haven of peace that lets you revitalize your senses.

One of the most popular attractions of Dharamshala is McLeodGanj, which is a sheer delight for those planning holidays to Dharamshala. Adorned with Tibetan culture, handicrafts and temples, there is something about the airs of Dharamshala which makes everyone fall for it.

Set amidst lush green Deodar forests, Dal Lake is a perfect hub for peace seekers. Positioned at an altitude of 1,775 metres, the lake is just 2 kilometres away from McLeodganj Market, which adds to its popularity.
The adventure enthusiasts can visit Masrur, known for various rock-cut temples dating back to the 8th century AD. With beautiful delicate carvings of the Hindu deities engraved on its temples, the place is a popular attraction among tourists.

Kangra Museum is also a great place to peep into the history in the form of various articles and artifacts displayed here, which signify the Tibetan Buddhists and the Kangra Valley culture.

Other major attractions here are its monasteries. The Monasteries of Dharamshala are known for their unearthly serenity. Namgyal Monastery is a popular monastery here, established by the 3rd Dalai Lama in 1575. It is home to around 200 Tibetan monks who stay busy chanting all day long.

Apart from this, a greater influx of travellers visits the city to participate in some challenging adventure activities which are made for daredevils only. One can relish 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

How to Reach Dharamshala
By Air:  The closest airport to Dharamshala is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away.
By Train: 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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