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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.

Popular Packages

Package Name Duration Price Rating Details
Full Day Sightseeing Tour in a Car around Mcleodganj and Dharamshala 8 Hrs ₹ 2200 5.0 star View Details
Temple Sightseeing Tour in a Car around Mcleodganj and Dharamshala 8 Hrs ₹ 3400 4.0 star View Details
Hire a Guide in Dharamshala 8 Hrs ₹ 1999 4.0 star View Details
Exploring Dharamshala and Manali 10D 9N ₹ 0 4.0 star View Details
Day Trip to Mcleod Ganj 6 Hrs ₹ 650 4.0 star View Details
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    Dharamshala
    h8 Hours

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

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    Dharamshala
    h8 Hours

    About the Activity:Renowned for its beauty, elegance and charm that it expresses through the natural scenarios and the mystic ambiance of religious associations. Mcleodganj and Dharamshala is a hill station with a magnificent view of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas...

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    Dharamshala
    h8 Hours

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

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    1999


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    Manali
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    Manali a popular Himalayan tourist destination is much known for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Manali also offers hot springs, religious shrines and Tibetan Buddhist temples. This 1...

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    Mcleodganj
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:Embark on a captivating day trip to McLeod Ganj in Dharmashala where you will see a large group of Tibetan people.The place is famous for the temples, Tibetan model leisure centers, waterfalls etc.Enjoy the six hour day trip by watching Dalai Lama temp...

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    Manali
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the Activity:Indulge in a 4 day/3 night tour in Manali which is an awesome choice for you to satisfy your thirst for adventure.The tour is for a group of minimum four people and it starts from Dharamshala and reach Manali after a short drive.Get a glimpse of Bhagsu...

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    Palampur
    h9 Hours

    About the Activity:Palampur valley offers the most scenic sight of nature, spend nine hours driving around the valley in this tour.Experience the nurturing cool breeze while walking in the tea gardens, explore the cultural varieties of the village as well.Start your trip...

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    850


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    Dharamshala
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity:Enjoy a complete fun trip to Dharamshala, a scintillating beauty located in the valleys of Himalayas with freezing breeze and climate.Firstly head toward to visit the beautiful tea gardens, the aroma will have a healing energy and enjoy the salubrious ...

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    24 ratings

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    Dharamshala
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity: Mt.Triund, located in Dharamshala, is one of the most famous peaks in the region and rises to a height of 2,842ft above sea level.The trek begins as you assemble at a common point in McLeodganj at around 11 AM in the morning.The trek from McLeodg...

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    Dharamshala
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    About the Destinations: Kareri Lake Trek is one of the most sought after trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Also Known as the Kumarwah Lake, the Kareri Lake reaches an astounding height of 3,300m. While the towering Dhauladhar Ranges add more charm and appeal ...

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    New Delhi
    d8 Days n7 Nights

    Himachal Pradesh is not just a state that is famous for adventure and sightseeing in the various hill stations and valleys of the many scenic regions here. Home to the 14th Dalai Lama of Buddhism, the state of Himachal Pradesh houses the town of Dharamshala also. A Tibet...

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    Shimla
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    About the Activity: Brace yourself for an exciting Himachal Pradesh tour – traveler’s paradise that offers you lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys and unending serenity.This delightful trip provides you with captivating views of Shimla, Kufri, Naldhe...

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    New Delhi
    d8 Days n7 Nights

    There is no denying the charm that the land of Himachal Pradesh is gifted with. And even with such brilliant beauty, the land and the people here have always been humble and welcoming. And that probably is one of the reasons why Himachal Pradesh is a crowd's favorite hol...

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    New Delhi
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    Himachal Pradesh is the best place to spend your time vacationing. Irrespective of what season of the year it is, this state adds new colors to itself and to the holidays of the people visiting this heaven. This tour takes you through all the worthy of seeing places in t...

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    Manali
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    Manali a popular Himalayan tourist destination is much known for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Manali also offers hot springs, religious shrines and Tibetan Buddhist temples. This 1...

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Attractions

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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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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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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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Kullu

The twin sister of Manali, Kullu is located approximately 50 kilometres away from Kasol. Kullu is also one of those nearby getaways from Kasol which has a number of sightseeing places and activities that will keep tourists engaged on their holiday. Surrounded by a number of temples and other historical places, Kullu has a number of visiting destinations. 

One can also try out activities like trekking and yak safari that the city has in store for its visitors. The panoramic view of the hilly hamlet is an add on to the wonderful activities and sightseeing destinations Kullu has to offer to its visitors. 

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Triund Hill

Triund hills are also known as the crown jewel of Dharamshala. It is situated in the midst of Dhauladhar mountains and gives a stunning view. Triund is one of the most popular trekking spots in India which attracts a lot of tourists.

Location: You can simply opt for a taxi from Mcleod Ganj till Galu or you can start the trek right from Mcleod Ganj itself. You can also hire a horse/pony to take you to the top if you are not willing to hike for a long distance.

Highlights: The beautiful forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron lines up the way for the trek which looks stunning and gives you a nice journey through the hills.

Best time to visit: As the place is close for trekking during the months of January and February, the best time to visit is from March to May and September to December.
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McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is a suburb in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is also popularly known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa". The city has got this name due to the large populations of Tibetans. Also, the famous Tibetan government-in-exile has its headquarters in this city.

Location: The nearest airport to the city is Gaggal Airport which is around 15 KM from Dharamshala. You will find the nearest railway station at Kangra which is 20 KM south from Dharamshala. Both the options are good if you are a tourist.



Highlights: The major highlights of the area include the Tibetan sites and the famous Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF). Triund hill and Dal Lake are in close proximity which you can visit.

Best time to visit: You can visit the place during any time of the year and find it equally beautiful. However, most people prefer to visit the place in winters.
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Bhagsunath Temple

Bhagsunath Temple is located in the village of Bhagsu which is now a tourist place given its attractions. Most of the people here are into tourism and make a living out of it. Due to this, the village has a lot of restaurants and guesthouses which earns a lot of money for the village.

Location: It is located at a 1 KM distance from the famous McLeod Ganj. You will find many means of transportation to the temple. If you have reached McLeod Ganj, you can also have a walk and reach the temple.

Highlights: There is a waterfall nearby which a lot of people visit to freshen up and revitalize. The village has Gaddi tribal people who are nice to interact with.



Best time to visit: The northern part of India is best in winters. However, if you like a warm weather, you must visit the place during summers.

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Traveller Tales from Dharamshala

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Bharat Kumar

20 March 2019

"We loved each and every moment of the stay inside the camp. Raj Bhai the trekking guide is so friendly and warm person. the adventures and activities are all hastle free and memorable. anything and ev...

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Inder Inder

25 October 2018

It was an amazing experience, as i was so excited already for this trek and the beauty of this place did not disappointed me. It was too cold during the night, i could not sleep as sleeping bags was no...

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Akshay Vinayaka

12 April 2019

Camp host, Raju and Pavan are both very good people. Camp was peaceful with simple yet delicious food and good activities as planned.

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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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Bodhan Mehrotra

20 June 2018

Exciting trek to Laka Got Glacier. Seeing this place is just so amzing. I never thought even in dreams that such places could exist in India but it was just so good. We had two day trek-one day to Triu...

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Aditya Gandhi

25 June 2018

Thanks to Thrillophilia for keeping the quality standards high throughout all the adventure sports. We had well-certified gliders when we went for Paragliding and my pilot was very helpful. A highly tr...

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Malati Varman

20 June 2018

Thanks to Thrillophilia for keeping the quality standards high throughout all the adventure sports. We had well-certified gliders when we went for Paragliding and my pilot was very helpful. A highly tr...

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Guru Shukla

25 June 2018

All those who are aiming to do these sports, a general advice to you all- please do not go in the river water if the currents are too high or the season is rainy because you may lose balance. Do not li...

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Bhushan Deshpande

20 June 2018

All those who are aiming to do these sports, a general advice to you all- please do not go in the river water if the currents are too high or the season is rainy because you may lose balance. Do not li...