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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 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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    Available Group Departure:March: 23, 30 April: 5,12,19,26 and May: 3,10,17,24,31This trek can be availed at any day in a month provided the group size is above 2 people.Triund trek near Mcleodganj has gained vast amounts of popularity in the recent years for the scenic b...

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    About the Activity:- A place of utmost importance in the religion of Buddhism and one of the most beautiful hill stations in the country, Dharamshala is worth exploring in all its glory. This full day sightseeing tour of the city will bring you peace, spirituality, and a...

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    About Triund trek:From 13th June to further updates, day hike to triund and camping near Mcleodganj will be provided due to recent restriction from Authorities :- Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek to Triund.  Feast your eyes as yo...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    About the Activity:- Located in the lap of the hills of the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh are the amazing cities cum hill stations of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. This full day sightseeing tour showcases the best places to see in these favorite hill stations.- Includi...

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    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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Attractions

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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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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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Traveller Tales from Dharamshala

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Yogananda Sree

20 August 2018

My trip to triund was super. The guide Mukesh was friendly and fun company. Guided very well. Bit disappointed that I couldn't stay there due to bad weather but the accommodation provided to me was si...

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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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Razia Ibrahim

06 April 2019

This was our first and wonderful trekking experience. We trekked through steep terrains and Bhagsu waterfall. We got the breathtaking view of the Dhauladhar ranges and Kangra valley. A must go for ever...

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V V

21 April 2019

"It was a 7hrs trek uphill but It'll be totally worth once you reach the top.. it was a great experience"

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Ayush Agrawal

10 June 2018

It was a wonderful experience to gaze lovingly the serenic godly mountains at Triund. The huge divine hills do not fail to mesmerise oneself. Do not miss to meditate at the top of hill. Just close your...

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Nikita Goyal

27 April 2019

WE booked the package 24 hrs prior to our trek. Thrillophilia is very supportive and provided my group with all the basic information on whats app before our arrival. On our arrival to base camp, we we...

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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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Vikas Niwad

18 June 2018

Overall experience was very pleasant and good. We reached at 9.30 & although the orientation was little delayed than planned but that was the only bad thing to mention. All the other activities were...

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Harjeevan Singh

16 April 2019

"Experienced The Undesirable!!! It was my first ever Trekking experience and I can say that it was one of the best adventure trips of my life. These guys are really professional and helpful. Our guide...

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