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Best Sightseeing Tours in Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a well-known tourist destination located in the state of Uttarakhand in India. It is much revered for being the place of residence of His Holiness – the Dalai Lama. Located at the foothills of the Himalaya, the best sightseeing tours in Dharmshala are extremely scenic and blessed with the wonders of nature. Surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges and the dense Deodar Forest, this quaint town is a beautiful getaway amidst a pure natural setting. The main town of Mcleodganj is where one can find hordes of hotels, cafes, restaurants and the main monastery. Apart from this, Mcleodganj boasts of cascading waterfalls, pristine lakes, undulating hills, dense forests, temples, meditation centres, vintage forts and museums. Tsuglagkhang Complex is one of the important regalia of Dalai Lama and every year thousands of tourists come to Dharamsala to pay their tributes. The temple complex has become one of the most popular points of tourist interest in Dharamshala.

 

Namgyal Monastery, the largest monastery outside Tibet to house over 200 monks strikes a pretty picture with the backdrop of the mighty Himalayas. One cannot miss the prayer room where monks indulge in effective meditation everyday during certain hours. Dharamshala is a great place to stroll about the marketplace hovering over unique knick knacks and investing in interesting curios or souvenirs. The best sightseeing tours in Dharamshala include the Bhagsunag temple, Bhagsunag waterfall, Kareri Dal Lake, Gyuto Monastery, Kangra Fort, Kangra Art Museum, Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Naddi Village among others that are frequented by many travellers visiting Dharamshala from all over the world.

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    About the Destination:Embraced by the fascinating charm of the Dhauladhar Range and adorned with the enchanting beauty of Dharamshala, Triund trek proves to be a soothing trek in the country. A popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh, this salubrious hill entice...

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    Triund and Laka Glacier Trekking and Camping
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    Triund trek near Mcleodganj has gained vast amounts of popularity in the recent years for the scenic beauty and adventurous nature of the trek. Situated at a height of 9500ft above sea level, the views from the top of the Triund hill will never fail to mesmerize you with...

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    Riverside Camping, Rafting and Paragliding in Manali
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    Day Trip to Kangra Valley in Dharamshala
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    About the Activity: A beautiful gorge in Himachal Pradesh, Kangra valley has been attracting visitors for many years with its stunning sights.Embark on a day full of sightseeing at this getaway and explore its charm as you depart early post breakfast.On the way, you...

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    Camping at Triund in Dharamkot
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    About the Activity: Indulge in this exciting camping in the wilderness of the Himalayas and get a chance to witness the best overnight views of the mountain.Commence your trek at 10.00 AM from Mcleodganj Pink house to Dharamkot and marvel at the sights of the amazing la...

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    Hire a Guide to Explore Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
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    About the Activity:Hire a guide and experience true beauty of the of the Himalayam region like never before at your own pace.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the town, also this hillside city is h...

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    Mcleodganj and Dharamshala Full Day Sightseeing Trip in a Car
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    About the Activity:Marvel and experience the cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas like never before in your own private sightseeing tour like never before.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the...

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    Paragliding at Dharamshala
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    About the Activity:Enthrall in an amazing paragliding activity at Dharmshala. Enjoy the beautiful aerial views of this stunning valley.Fly your way from a height of around 2500 ft and glide through the clear blue sky while enjoying this thrilling air adventure.Fulfill ...

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    Traditional Day at Dharamshala
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    About the Activity: Visit Dharamshala, a scenic beauty located in Kangra district of northern Himachal Pradesh and be a part of the exciting village life for one day.Stroll through the markets, the crowded corners of the village and see how the economy of the villa...

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    About the Activity:Experience the lush green forests on the edge of the Himalayas like never before in your own private sightseeing tour like never before.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the tow...

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    About the Activity:Head out for an adventurous trip to explore the Himachal and get a chance to explore the incandescent beauty of this region.Start your tour after reaching Shimla and get transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel and freshen up.Soak in the amazing...

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    About the Activity:Engage in an easy hike from Mcleodganj to Bhagsu covering 12 km passing through waterfall and the lush green Bhagsu village.This is one of the most popular trek that you can do in short period of time. From Triund you have most spectacular view of t...

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    About the Activity:Experience the cedar forests and the high snow clad Dhauladhar ranges form a magnificent backdrop to the hill retreat of Dharamsala. Engage yourself in a half day trip that  takes you to some of the famous attractions like Dalai lama temple, Dal lake,...

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    About the Activity:Experience the thrill and fun with this exciting trekking expedition in Dharamshala and soak in the natural beauty of this region.Meet your guide for the tour at your hotel in Mcleod Ganj and get started for the amazing adventure.Hike through the vivid...

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Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.



Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.
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Kangra Fort

It is a famous fort located in the outskirts of the famous place Kangra near Dharamshala. This fort was built by the Royal Rajput family of the state of Kangra in the 15th Century. However, the fort was heavily damaged by an earthquake in the year 1905. Still, it has a good structure which attracts a lot of tourists.

Location: The distance of the fort from Dharamshala is around 20 km but it has proper connectivity to roadways which makes it easier to get there.

Highlights: The beautiful entrance is something what people love. The way the whole fort is built is completely marvelous. Inside the fort, you will find defaced statues of many lords that these people worship. This fort is considered as one of the most beautiful forts in India and people love it for the built structure.



Best time to visit: You can plan a visit anytime of the year.
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St. Patrick's Church

Wondering what places to visit in Dalhousie? Just add St. Patrick's Church to your list. Dalhousie is said to be a melange of nature’s beauty and a glimpse of the Victorian era. Approximately at a distance of 2KM from Dalhousie, lies the St. Patrick’s Church. It is a 104 years old church, situated on Mother Nature’s lap. 

This route showcases the beguiling exquisiteness of Himachal Pradesh. Several devotees, tourists and travellers visit the church every year and our awe struck by its splendour. This is a very apt place for photography. One can visit the church any day between 9 AM to 5 PM.

TIMINGS:- Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Place of worship

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Tirthan Valley

Drive away for some 60 kilometres from Kasol to hit this secluded heaven amidst the wild, called Tirthan valley. The magnificent view of the valley, non-concretised paths, the wilderness feel, all just amaze the tourists that visit this place. 

It is easily a complete day engagement place to visit in Kasol. One can relax besides the river and trek through the jungle to discover a waterfall in the valley. Tirthan valley is surely one of the best one-day getaway from Kasol and is a must visit to everybody that hit the land of Himachal.

Kasol is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh, famous for its scenic beauty and little tourist destinations. Some of the Kasol places to visit have it all sorted for the tourists with decent number of tourist places and fun activities. 

Here, it is not just about the place or activity, it is also about knowing the hidden culture and traditions of this tiny hamlet. Being called the Israel of India, Kasol is filled with a mixture of India and Israeli culture that is worth a watch.  

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Pulga Village

At a distance of approximately 16 kilometres, nested is this famous place to visit in Kasol called Pulga. Not so far from the city, this village welcomes all the tourists of Kasol. Pulga is best known for the temple or gurudwara in Parvati valley. The peaceful habitat has surprisingly large number of foreigners visiting the place throughout the year. Pulga village is one of the must visit for all the bag packers as it will enhance their love for bag packing as well as offbeat destinations. 

The village is also known for being the tea treasure of the Himalayan side. All in all Pulga village is a small but an exciting tourist destination that adds to the glory of this small town, Kasol. 

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Khajjar

Located approximately 2000 M above the sea level, Khajjar is popularly known as the mini Switzerland. So, if you are looking forward to spending some quality time with your better half, then Khajjar is a perfect destination to add flavour to your romance. 

Being blessed with dense Deodar forests, snow clad mountains and the captivating Khajjar Lake; this is an ideal picnic spot to be visited with friends and family. For all the nature lovers, Khajjar is a heaven on earth. The antiquated Khajjinag Temple, which was built in the 12th century, is also a well-known attraction here.

Activities and attractions:- Picnic spot, Sightseeing, Photography

 

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Chamba Town

The Chamba town is situated on the banks of the River Ravi. It is one of the most intriguing places to visit in Dalhousie. Being an age old princely state, this place is blessed with marvellous architecture. The Chamba Town also proffers innumerable excursions for all you tourists. 

The temperature here is extreme; hence it is advisable that you explore this town during the chilly winters. Find faith in immaculate temples of Laxmi Narayan, Hari Rai and others. Admire the magnificent Akhand Chandi Palace and Rajmahal. Also, do not forget to visit the Bhuri Singh Museum, which exhibits the rich culture of Chamba. 

Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Historical Monuments, Museums, Places of Worship, etc.

 

 

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Explore Kangra Fort

Kangra Fort, located on the outskirts of Kangra town, is a fort built by the Rajput family of Kangra as part of the Katoch Dynasty. The builders of this fort trace their history back to the Mahabharata making this fort the oldest recorded fort in India. 

It’s also the largest fort in the Himalayas. The fort is well known for its importance in medieval Indian history as it was a much sought after fort by the Mughals and succeeded in resisting a lot of Mughal sieges. The outer wall of the fort has a circumference of 4 kms and the inner chambers have a lot of artifacts from various periods, most notably the Mughal and British occupied India eras. There are temples and royal chambers inside that make for a very fun and eventful tour. 

Best time to visit: All throughout the year.

 

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Traveller Tales from Dharamshala

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Devam Bajaj

05 May 2018

It was one of the most satisfying trek experience for me, once the weather was cool then it really helped me and group to enjoy the whole journey. Specially recommended for all the beginners to go for ...

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Gokul Gopinath

29 November 2017

"Every service provided was excellent but the place is too commercialized and toooooooo crowded."

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Aashish John

09 May 2018

"Well telling the truth it was just a usual one day trek for me, but after reaching the Triund top and getting soaked in rain for an entire night my thoughts began to change and for the next time I wi

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Chandraketu Butt

05 February 2016

This trip was amazing. It took us to the city full of Tibetan culture and their monasteries. I was expecting such a beauty. Along with the pleasant and beautiful climate, Dharamshala is not just an eye...

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Vaishvi Varman

27 October 2013

Triund is the crown jewel of Dharamshala. It is situated in the laps of Dhauladhar mountains. I had an amazing experience with the Triund trek. It has a perfect view of mountains from one side and the ...

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Vinit Singhal

13 May 2018

Although Triund trek was cancelled because of weather conditions. They arranged for camping and trekking at other site. It was fun. Guides, Vikrant, Aman and Manu are really friendly and fun company. T...

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Divya Das

01 January 2018

An awsome experience with the place as well as the host. The place is a bliss to the eyes and the host was a very welcoming, warm and knowledgable company. Not a place for luxurious family stays but wo...

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Baljinder Kaul

18 February 2015

One thing I would like to mention here - The organizers organised this trek very well. Though it is only 3 days, we had plenty of fun and excitement all the way from McLeod Ganj to Trinud. Captivating ...

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Sudeshna Dash

28 April 2018

"Probably one of the best ways to do this trip. View was totally ethereal up there. And trek was mildly difficult but anyone can do when the guide is around. Esp. going with a group was the best decisi