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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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Mcleodganj and Dharamshala Full Day Sightseeing Trip in a Car 8 Hrs ₹ 2200 4.0 star View Details
Dharamshala Full Day Sightseeing Tour 11 Hrs ₹ 1700 4.0 star View Details
Hire a Guide to Explore Mcleodganj and Dharamshala 1D ₹ 1000 3.0 star View Details
Riverside Camping, Rafting and Paragliding in Manali Flat 23% off 2D 1N ₹ 1250 5.0 star View Details
Day Trip to Kangra Valley in Dharamshala 1D ₹ 770 4.0 star View Details
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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:- 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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    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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    Riverside Camping, Rafting and Paragliding in Manali Flat 23% off
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    Kullu in Himachal Pradesh is the best region for all the adventure activities that happen here, alongside all the sightseeing opportunities that one can get here. Swarmed by tourists and travelers alike, all through the year, Kullu, especially Manali has become a favorit...

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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: From 23rd August to further updates, overnight stay will be provided 2km below the triund top due to restriction from Authorities :Indulge in this exciting camping in the wilderness of the Himalayas and get a chance to witness the best overnight view...

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    Triund And Laka Glacier Trekking Flat 20% Off
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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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    FullDay Sightseeing in Dharamshala & Mcleodganj Flat 31% Off
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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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    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 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:Get a chance to learn about the historical beauty of Kangra with this exciting tour from Dharamshala.Meet your guide for the tour at your hotel in Dharamshala and begin your tour.Soak in the amazing beauty of the region with the valleys and the greener...

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    About the Activity:Head out for this one of a kind amazing sightseeing tour at Dharamshala and make your vacation a special one.Start your tour after getting picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and head off to Macleod Ganj.This region offers some of t...

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    About the Activity:Experience the thrill and fun with this exciting hiking expedition from Dharamshala to Triund and make your vacation a special one.Get picked up at around 9:00 AM from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and proceed to Triund.Start hiking through ...

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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: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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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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Sujita Mog

28 October 2019

Thank you Thrillophilia for giving me to experience the thrill of MANALI. Thank you for wonderful hospitality & stay in Riverside camp . Raju Sir is awesome host, who fulfilled our all demands. Our tr...

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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...