30 Places to Visit in Dharamshala - 2020 UPDATED LIst
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Places to visit in Dharamshala: Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, McLeod Ganj, Kangra Valley, Dharamkot, Triund Hill, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsu Waterfall, Gyuto Monastery, Bhagsunath Temple, Dal Lake and many more.

Spin the prayer wheels or appreciate the magnificent stupas which are a common sight in places to visit in Dharamshala, amidst the monks, monasteries, and momos. Another common sound but not so common to a city dweller is the ringing bells and chirping birds making the dawn more than soothing. Located ten kilometres away from Mcleodganj, this warm town resides.

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Take a break from the bustling city for once and land into this serene ‘land of the exiled Tibetans' and home of the great Dalai Lama. Dive deep into spirituality at the Tsuglagkhang temple and meditate till you reach your core. 

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If fortunate enough, you might witness a match being played at the worldwide recognized HPCA stadium or come across some sports star. Shop around for Tibetan woolens and taste the authentic cuisine. If seeking for a budget-friendly and refreshing getaway then Dharamshala tourist places are your right search.

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Triund Hill

Triund Hill
Triund Hill is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Dharamshala and one of the more popular tourist destinations in the area. It is surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges on one side and rolling valleys on the other and is the perfect place to go trekking or even to enjoy a picnic with breath-taking views for you to enjoy. 

Location: Top floor Main bus stand, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala 176219, India

Highlights: 
 - The view that you are met with from the summit of Triund Hill consists of the snow-capped mountain-ranges on one side and the rolling green valleys on the other. 

Best time to visit: March-May and September-December, since trekking on the hill is closed during January and February 

Timings: Open 24 hours 

Entry Fee: 2600 INR for trekking 

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McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj
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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. Without any doubt, McLeodganj is the best place to visit near Dharamshala.   

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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Kangra Valley

Kangra Valley
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Famous Kangra Valley is home to the famous Masrur temple and is situated in the western Himalayas in Punjab. It is the best place to visit in Dharamshala and it is a strong contender for the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a huge appreciation to the place and its beauty. The people in this area speak Kangri, which is a regional dialect of the place.

Location: 
It dominantly lies in the state of Himachal Pradesh and the famous town of Dharamshala is the headquarters of the Kangra district. Pathankot is the nearest railway network. Gaggal airport, which is also known as the Kangra airport is located here.

Highlights: 
The famous towns of McLeodganj, Dharamshala, Sidhbari, Tira Sujanpur and much more are the major highlights of the district.

Best time to visit:
Most of the people prefer March to April as the best time to visit. This is due to the pleasant climate during this time which is otherwise freezing during the winters.
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Dharamkot

Dharamkot
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Dharamkot is a place for all the hill station lovers. It is a small hill station located in the Kangra district just above McLeod Ganj. The elevation of the hill station is around 2827m. One of the most interesting things about the place is that many foreigners have started living in the area because they liked it so much.

This is truly fascinating because they live in village houses and guesthouses for many days.

Location: 
The hill station is around 4 km from Triund Trekking area, a famous place in the same district. You can easily find public transport facilities to take you up there.

Highlights:
The wide view of Kangra valley and Dhauladhar ranges is something which all the tourists enjoy. There is a snowline café which provides a breathtaking view and also has provisions for sleeping bags and tents.

Best time to visit: 
The best time would be during the months of April and May as it would be summer and the temperature would be decent.

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Indrahar Pass

Indrahar Pass
Due to its proximity to the beautiful city of Dharamshala and the gorgeous view that greets visitors who make it to the summit, Indrahar Pass is one of the more popular trails for trekking in Himachal Pradesh. It is a point in the Dhauladhar Range located at an altitude of approximately 4,500 feet above sea level and is a charming adventure for people from all over the world. 

Highlights: 
The natural beauty that greets you on your way to Indrahar Pass is one of the main attractions of the activity 

Location: Dhauladhar Range, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India. 

Best time to visit: April to September, when the conditions are optimal for trekking 

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 8 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Saturday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)  

Entry Fee: starting from INR 5000 for a trek to and from Lahesh Caves

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Dal Lake

Dal Lake
One of the most scenic places Dharamshala tourist places is the Dal Lake that is in Kangra. It is a pristine body of water that is fringed with coniferous deodar trees. It is also a stunning viewpoint as one can see the surrounding mountains from the banks of the lake, where tourists are allowed to conduct picnics and take photographs. 

Location: Dal Lake, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh 176219

Highlights: 
- Boating is a popular activity the Dal Lake, with guides and boats available in numbers to let you enjoy the experience.
- There is a small temple on the banks dedicated to Lord Shiva where one can seek blessings
- The scenic beauty of the Dal Lake makes it one of the more popular viewpoints in Dharamshala 

Best time to visit: March-May to October, as the weather is best during this time of the year. 

Timings: Monday to Sunday (7:00 am – 8:00 pm)  

Entry Fee: Free entry
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Kangra Fort

Kangra Fort
Kangra Fort is one of the most famous Dharamshala tourist places that you can visit when you are in Dharamshala. It was constructed by the Katoch Empire way back in the 4th century BC, which makes it one of the oldest forts in all of India. Not only is it an epic historical structure, but also a gorgeous viewpoint from where you can see the adjoining village of Kangra and its rivers. 


Location: Old Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001

Highlights: 
 - The Museum which has several interesting facts and installations from the Katoch Empire 
 - The surrounding natural beauty 

Best time to visit: March to August, during the summer when you can avoid heavy snowfall and roadblocks. 

Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 am – 5:30 pm) 

Entry Fee: 150 INR for Indians, 300 INR for foreigners 

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Bhagsu Waterfall

Bhagsu Waterfall
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The Bhagsu Waterfall is one of the best places to visit in Dharamshala because of its incredible serenity and scenic beauty. The waterfall together with the surrounding foliage makes for a great trek for hikers and rock climbers and is also a stunning place for tourists to come and enjoy the view. 

Location:  Kangra District, Nr. Mcleodganj Main Market, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, India

Highlights: 
 - The Bhagsunag Temple that is located near the waterfall and is dedicated to Lord Shiva
 - The view from the top, which gives you a breath-taking vision of the entire city of Dharamshala 

Best time to visit: June to September, during the peak of summer when the weather is pleasant 

Timings: Monday to Sunday (7:00 am – 9:00 pm)

Entry Fee: Free entry
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Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

Boasting as one of the best Dharamshala tourist places, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium invites revelers from both near and far. This picturesque stadium is snuggled amidst the greens of the Himalayan range, and its lure is beyond one's imagination.

Also, it is seated at an elevation of almost 1,500 m and caters to various cricket matches. Popularly it is famed as HPCA stadium!

Location: The address is HPCA Cricket Stadium, Distt. Kangra, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176215.

Timings: One can visit the destination from 9:00 AM in the morning to 6:00 PM in the evening.

Entry fees
The fee to enter the ground is INR 20 per person.

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Hanuman Ka Tibba

Hanuman Ka Tibba
Hanuman Ka Tibba is the highest hill located in the famous Dhauladhar ranges. Towering above all the other ranges at a whopping height of 19,000 feet, this mountain is a must-visit for all adventure lovers and adrenaline junkies. It is ideal for trekking, mountain climbing and hiking, and the view from the top is worth all the effort it takes to reach the summit. 

Highlights: 
The mountain, being the highest peak, is the best place for those looking to climb mountains in Himachal Pradesh 
                 There is a stunning view of the sunset from the summit, where one can see the fast-changing phases of the sun as it descends into the equally beautiful horizon 

Location: Trail to Triund Hill, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, 176219 

Best time to visit: September- December, when you can witness the snow   

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 8.9 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Saturday (6:00 am – 8:00 pm)  

Entry Fee: Free entry  
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Masrur

Masrur
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Masrur is an old village situated in the remote areas of Himachal Pradesh. Most of the tourists visit this village to see the architecture of the temples situated here. A lot of tourists visit the place while touring around famous places in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Location:
Masrur is 40 kilometers from Kangra, a district in Himachal Pradesh. It is very close to Dharamshala and is quite accessible from roadways through Lunj. Roadways are the best way to reach the place which is what most people prefer.

Highlights:
Masrur is quite famous for its rock cut temple which is also known as Himalayan Pyramid. They are a set of complex temples known for their classic Indian architectural style. These temples are around 6-8 centuries old which makes them more special.

Best time to visit
: Usually people love to visit the place during winter season given the nice climate in North India.
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Tea Gardens

Tea Gardens

Of all the places to Visit in Dharamshala, touring the tea garden is an inescapable part. Imagine strolling through the lush green tea estates, which are packed with the soothing aroma of fresh tea leaves! Well, in the Kangra valley you can witness this haven.

If you are a nature lover, then skipping out on this activity is just out of question. Also, here you can whiff-in the pure aroma of the tender tea leaves, which will rejuvenate each and every segment of your body!

Location: The address is Palampur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176061, India

Timings: One can visit them from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the evening.

Entry fees: There is no entry fee.

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Dalai Lama Temple Complex

Dalai Lama Temple Complex
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It is no exaggeration to say that the Dalai Lama Temple Complex in Dharamshala is one of the most peaceful places on earth. It is a centre for training monks and a place where tourists and practising Buddhists can come meditate and introspect amidst the ultimate serenity of nature. 

Location:  Temple Rd, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219

Highlights:
 - Turning the prayer wheels which is a form of Tibetan meditation and prayer
 - The library containing Buddhist scriptures that you can check out when you are visiting
 - The Museum which holds rare images and stories of martyrs and monks from Tibet 

Best time to Visit: September to June, when the weather is pleasant and you can experience gorgeous springs and frigid but beautiful winters. 

Timings: Monday to Sunday (8:00 am – 8:00 pm) 

Entry Fee: Free entry
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Gyuto Monastery

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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Bhagsunath Temple

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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Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery
The Namgyal Monastery is the largest Tibetan Temple that is located outside of the country of Tibet. However, more importantly, this is the home of the great Dalai Lama and over 200 monks practising Buddhism in its purest form. 

Highlights:
 The chanting, prayer meetings, prayer wheels and scriptures are unparalleled anywhere else in the world other than in Tibet itself

Location: McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219

Best time to visit: September to October 

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 3.3 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Sunday (5:00 am – 8:30 pm)  

Entry Fee: Free entry
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Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

Aghanjar Mahadev Temple
The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple in Khanyara is not only one of the most popular tourist places in Dharamshala, but also an important site for pilgrimage for devotees of Lord Shiva. The temple, which is believed to have been built over 500 years ago is perched on the top of a rocky hill and is surrounded by forests, cascading rivers and mountains, making your trek to the temple worth your time. 

Highlights: 
It is believed to be the spot where Lord Shiva himself appeared to Arjun (from the Mahabharata) when he was going to the Kailash mountains to fight the Kaurava brothers. 

Location: Khanyara - Dari Rd, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176215

Best time to visit: All through the year 

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 9 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Sunday (5:00 am – 9:00 pm)  

Entry Fee: Free entry

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Kalachakra Temple

Kalachakra Temple
If you are looking for some of the most serene and holy places to visit in Dharamshala, you must pay a visit to the Kalachakra Temple, whose name translates to the “Wheel of Time.” The temple is built as a tribute to the Buddha and contains murals and paintings of Avalokitesvara, of whom the Dalai Lama is believed to be an incarnation. 

Highlights: 
The murals and artwork inside the temple is a great specimen of Tibetan work 
                  The prayer wheels are also a fascinating attraction 

Location: McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219

Best time to visit: September to December during winter and March to July during spring/summer 

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 4.1 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Sunday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)  

Entry Fee: Free entry
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Nechung Monastery

Nechung Monastery
If you are looking for the ultimate spiritual experience that Dharamshala is known for, then you must pay a visit to the Nechung Monastery, one of the most famous places to visit in Dharamshala. It is said to be the home of the ‘Seer-Oracle” who is the ultimate spiritual guide of the Tibetans and Buddhists in the area and has been since the 18th century. 

Highlights: 
The library in the monastery gives an exclusive insight into the history, religion and culture of the Tibetan people through scriptures that you will not find anywhere else in the world 

Location: Gangchen Kyishong, near the Tibetan Library, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, India

Best time to visit: March to July   

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 2.5 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Saturday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm)  

Entry Fee: Free entry
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Namgyalma Stupa

Namgyalma Stupa
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The famous Namgyalma Stupa, located in the city-centre, was built as a monument in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives during the war in Tibet. The structure of the stupa was modelled on the original stupas that were built during the 3rd century AD.

Highlights: 
The architecture, the ambience and the history and significance of the stupa make it one of the most recommended places to visit in Dharamshala. 

Location: Upali Barol, Himachal Pradesh 176215

Best time to visit: September- October and April to June  

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 3 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Saturday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)  

Entry Fee: Free entry  
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Tsuglag Khang

Tsuglag Khang
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This is one of the temples which are the main focus of visiting pilgrims, monks and a lot of tourists. Tsulag Khang is loved by people owing to its beautiful aura and natural surroundings.

Location:
Tsuglag khang is located in the town of McLeod Ganj which has good accessibility and transport facilities. You will find the place on Temple Road.

Highlights:
The major highlight of the place is the main temple, the Tsuglagkhang itself. Another famous thing about it is the Namgyal Gompa and finally the Tibet Museum, which is famous for many ancient things worth seeing.

Best time to visit:
You will have to take proper considerations while visiting the place due to different timings in different months. If you are going from April to October months, the place is open from 5 am – 8 pm. For the months of November to March, the place is open for 6am-6pm.

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St John in the Wilderness Church

St John in the Wilderness Church

Yet another destination in the list of places to visit in Dharamshala is St John in the Wilderness church, which is tucked amidst the the lush green trails of deodar.

The church exhibits the age-old architectural style of Gothics and owns a remarkable feature which is the Belgian stain glassed windows. This place is just apt if you are looking for a quiet place, where one can delve in a session of rediscoveries.

Location: The address is Road to Naddi Village from McLeod Ganj, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176215

Timings: One can visit the church from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM in the evening.

Entry fees: There is no entrance fee.

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Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
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The Library of the Tibetan Works and Archives is one of the most illuminating tourist places in Dharamshala which is home to some of the most important Tibetan literature in existence. Most of the salvaged manuscripts from the great exile of 1959 are preserved in the library.

Location: 
Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176215

Highlights: 
 - Access to more than 80,000 manuscripts relating to the history, culture and spirituality in Tibetan Buddhism
 - Statues and other artefacts in the museum that is located alongside the library 

Best time to visit:
 
All year round

Timings:
 
Monday to Saturday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) 

Entry Fee: 
100 INR one-time registration fees 

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Naam Art Gallery

Naam Art Gallery
Naam art gallery is the best place for everyone who loves art and appreciates it. The gallery has a huge collection of paintings by Elizabeth Buschmann who belongs to Germany, who is also the founder of the gallery. It also has paintings from A.W. Hallett, who is an English painter.

Location:
It is located around 32 km from the town of Dharamshala and takes just about an hour with public or private transportation.

Highlights:
The major highlights of the gallery are of course the beautiful paintings hung on its wall. More than that, if you like a painting, you can buy it for yourself, this is a great way to show appreciation to someone's art.

Best time to visit:
The art gallery is open on all days from morning 10 to 7 in the evening. So you can have a visit at these times and enjoy the art work displayed here.
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Chinmaya Tapovan

Chinmaya Tapovan

Chinmaya Tapovan marks its place in the Dharamshala tourist places, and draws the solitude seekers. This quite Ashram is an excellent epitome, for the blend of tranquil setting and serenity.

As a part of the tour, here you can also witness the meditation complex and the mighty statue of Lord Hanuman, which is built right in the middle. Also, this place owns a school, recreation center, and a Ram temple.

Location: the address is Sidhbari, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176057.

Timings: One can visit this place from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Entry fees: The entry is free.

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Naddi Village

Naddi Village
Located at an altitude of 7154 feet from sea level, this quaint, serene little village is known for its trekking landscapes and natural beauty and is visited by travellers and tourists from across the world. It is also frequented by the Dalai Lama himself and a lot of people have been able to meet him during their visit to Naddi Village. 

Highlights: 
It is one of the best places to go trekking in Himachal Pradesh 

Location: Upper Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India. 

Best time to visit: April to October, to experience the best of all seasons and is the ideal time to go trekking 

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 8.2 kilometres 

Timings: Open 24 hours 

Entry Fee: Free entry
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Norbulingka Institute

Norbulingka Institute
The Norbulingka Institute in Dharamshala is a true testimony to the great influence of Tibetan life and culture in India. It is an authentic representation of Tibetan art and craft, way of life, food, religion and culture. There is also a Tibetan temple located on the premises which is one of the most significant places to visit in Dharamshala if you are looking for a surreal spiritual experience. 

Highlights: 
The Deden Tsuglagkhang temple which is a specimen of Tibetan architecture, culture and religion
                  The Losel Doll Museum which is home to over 150 dolls from Tibet, dressed in the traditional costume of the country 
                  A gift shop for souvenirs
                  The Hummingbird Café, which serves a range of local and international cuisines to guests and locals 

Location: Palampur - Dharamshala Road, Sidhpur, Himachal Pradesh 176057. 

Best time to visit: throughout the year 

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 7.1 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 am – 5:30 pm)  

Entry Fee: 20 INR for Indians, 50 INR for tourists 
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Lahesh Caves

Lahesh Caves
While most people visiting Dharamshala trek to Triund Hills, the real adventure-lovers and travel enthusiast carry on to the more picturesque Lahesh caves, which is located higher at an altitude of 11,482 feet above sea level. The caves are surrounded by majestic mountains of the Himalayan mountain range and lush coniferous forests, where you can live an experience you are not likely to forget anytime soon. 

Highlights: 
The trek through the pine forests is an experience worth having when you are in Dharamshala
                  There are multiple viewpoints during the trek from where you can see various other attractions nearby 

Location: Trail to Lahesh Caves, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh 176219

Best time to visit: March to May and then again from September to December 

Distance from Dharamshala bus stand: 14 kilometres 

Timings: Monday to Saturday (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)  

Entry Fee: starting from INR 2500 for a trek to and from Lahesh Caves
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Kangra Art Museum

Kangra Art Museum
This is one of the museums which have paintings from the Kangra School, Chamba rural embroideries along with various traditional photos and costumes from the earthquake which shattered the place in 1905.

Location:
It is located in the town of Dharamshala. You can easily reach the place through any means of transport.

Highlights
: You can have a look at the fine miniature painting made by some of the most dedicated artists who love to paint. The museum is also home to the best embroideries.

Best time to visit:
The museum stays open from 10 in the morning to 1:30 in the noon and then reopens again from 2 to 5 in the evening. It will be a waste of time if you visit on any other time because the museum will be closed by then.

Price:
The ticket price for Indians is Rs. 50 whereas that for foreigners is Rs. 100.
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The War Memorial

The War Memorial

Let your patriotic side come in action at the War Memorial! Witness the war tanks and also read out loud the names of valiant soldiers who fought for the fame of the land.  

This memorial is located right at the entrance of the region and is the key attraction. From here you can also wander in the dense pine forest of the quarter, as it has hidden routes to them.

Location: The address is Kachehri Road, Jawahar Nagar, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176215

Timings: One can visit it from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the evening.

Entry fees: The entrance fee is INR 10 per adult.

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    6. Prashar Lake - 166 kms from Dharamshala
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    1. Paragliding - Known for the natural hilly terrain
    2. Triund Trek -  Known for stunning view of Dhauladhar Mountains and Kangra Valley
    3. Camping - Known for the beautiful contours and the hilly terrain
    4. Kareri Lake Trek - Known for beautiful green vegetation and unique flora
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  4. Where can I go from Dharamshala?

    Even though Dharamshala is unique in itself, you can visit several nearby Dharamshala tourist places that are as fascinating such as:

    - Kangra Fort, which is a historical monument as well as a gorgeous viewpoint
    - Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, which is a pilgrimage site for worshippers of Lord Shiva. 

    If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can also check out the various trekking trails nearby such as treks to:

    - Triund Hill
    - Lahesh Caves 
    - Hanuman Ka Tibba (which is the highest peak in Himachal Pradesh)
  5. What can I buy in Dharamshala?

    Some unique gifts and souvenirs that you can buy in Dharamshala include Signings Bowls, Prayer wheels, prayer flags and other items of cultural and spiritual significance to the people of Dharamshala. You can also buy cloth with stunning local embroidery, local jewellery that is hand-crafted, bags, purses and much more. 
  6. Is Dharamshala a hill station?

    Dharamshala is considered one of the most popular hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. The city itself is located at an altitude of 4,780 feet above sea level and is surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the Himalayan Range. 
  7. How many days are enough for Dharamshala?

    To imbibe the spirit of Dharamshala and enjoy every aspect of the place during your stay, it is recommended that you spend 2 days in the city itself and another 2-3 days travelling to the nearby attractions which have their own unique features. 
  8. How can I go to Mcleodganj from Dharamshala?

    The easiest way to reach Mcleodganj from Dharamshala is via the main road that connects the two places. The highway, that is known as Dharamshala bypass, is frequented by buses which cost 15 INR per person to ferry you from one place to the other. You can also take shared jeeps or book cabs of your own from either of the places to traverse the 10km distance between Mcleodganj and Dharamshala.
  9. What is the best time to visit Dharamshala?

    The months of February, March, April, May, June and July are considered the best time to visit Dharamshala, as the city sees spring during these months and the weather is warm and pleasant, with maximum temperatures during the day reaching 25 degrees Celsius. However, if you like cold winters and want to see the snow-capped mountains, September to December is also a good time to visit. 
     
  10. Why should we visit Dharamshala?

    Apart from its incredible natural beauty, there are several places to visit in Dharamshala which is bound to make it worth your while. Here are some important reasons why you should be planning your next vacation to Dharamshala: 

    - It is home to the Dalai Lama, who has his abode there after fleeing from Tibet 
    - It gives you incredible insight into the past and the present life of Tibetans who have fled their country and have set up home in Himachal Pradesh 
    - The food is amazing and you can even taste local delicacies from Tibet 
    - The scenic beauty including the snow-capped mountains, lakes, pine forests and rivers, and the sheer number of outdoor activities you can enjoy in nature is definitely one of the primary reasons why Dharamshala is worth visiting 
  11. What is there to do in Dharamshala at night?

    When you have finished exploring the natural beauty and the exciting activities that Dharamshala has in store for you during the day, you can enjoy a host of activities during the night as well. Even though there are not many Dharamshala tourist places you can go during the night, you can always enjoy campfires, bonfires and picnic trips where you can camp outdoors under the million stars in the Himachali sky. 
  12. Is Dharamshala a good place to visit?

    Dharamshala is one of the best places to visit in India because it has something for everyone. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast looking for thrilling treks and climbs, or a nature lover, looking to spend time amidst the most pristine form of nature, or a tourist out on a vacation to relax and unwind from the claustrophobia of the city, or a pilgrim seeking out spiritual fulfilment, there are several Dharamshala tourist places to give you exactly what you seek.
  13. What are the sightseeing places in Dharamshala?

    Some of the more popular tourist places in Dharamshala include temples and monasteries such as :

    - Dalai Lama Temple Complex
    - Namgyal Monastery Hanuman ka Tibba
    - Kalachakra Temple, etc. 

    You can also visit museums and libraries including :

    - Norbulingka Institute 
    - Namgyalma Stupa

    But of course, the most stunning spots in Dharamshala include the natural attractions such as :

    - Dal Lake
    - Naddi Village
    - Lahesh Caves
    - Kangra Fort
    - Bhagsu Waterfall

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