Located at the entry
to Dharamsala town, the Dharamsala War Memorial is a memorial constructed to
honor the brave men and women who died in service to our country post
Independence. The memorial is located amidst beautiful scenery and is a
monument that represents bravery and sacrifice. The monument has the names of
all the soldiers and martyrs, who died in the
1947-48, 1962, 1965, and 1971 war and peacekeeping
missions. This is a structure that holds much importance. The sacrifices of
soldiers are often forgotten in popular media and structures such as these
remind and inspire one to remember and keep fighting the good fight. When here,
do keep this in your list of things to do in Dharamsala.Best time to visit: All throughout the year.
Temple is located in Jwalamukhi town, approximately 55 kilometers from
Dharamsala in Kangra district. It’s dedicated to Jwala, a Hindu Goddess
associated with fire and burning gas. The temple was built by Raja Bhumi Chand Katoch and is another monument in Dharamsala that
traces its origins to the Mahabharata era.The most unique part about this
temple is that there is no deity inside the temple. Instead, the flames that
emanate from within the rocks through fissures in the ground are worshipped as
they are considered to be the Goddess manifesting herself. The temple is
identified as one of the 52 Shakti Peethas from Hindu mythology and is a
revered religious site that attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
Best time to
visit: All throughout the year.
Mani Lhakhang Stupa
is located in Uprali Barol, approximately 5 kilometres from Dharamsala city.
This Stupa is also known as the prayer wheels monastery. It was constructed in
2001 under instructions from Dalai Lama as part of 5 small stupas that could survive
a natural calamity. This beautiful Stupa houses a gold plated statue of the
Buddha in his signature lotus position. The Stupa has a lot of prayer wheels
that you can spin for good luck. It is easy to get to from Dharamsala as you
can get a lot of transportation to this place. In the evenings, one can indulge
your senses in the hymns sung by the monks that are sure to make you want to
come back here time and again.
Best time to visit: All throughout
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