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  • 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.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Dharamshala:

  • 01Dharamshala 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.

  • 02McLeod 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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  • 03Kangra 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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  • 04Dharamkot

    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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  • 05Triund Hill

    Triund Hill
    Triund hills are also known as the crown jewel place to visit in 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 closed for trekking during the months of January and February, the best time to visit is from March to May and September to December.
  • 06Dalai Lama Temple Complex

    Dalai Lama Temple Complex
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    The Dalai Lama temple complex is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places you must have visited. The whole vicinity is decorated with colorful prayer flags and this makes it perfect for long serene walks. You will find a lot of good statues and the atmosphere is something which lures people to come back again and again.

    Location:
    It is just a short walk from the McLeod Ganj bus stand and is quite accessible from the major parts of the district.

    Highlights: The sight of monks meditating peacefully and chanting verses is something that everyone must experience. You can be a part of it if you want to.

    Best time to visit:
    If you love chilling winters, the best time would be to have a visit to this place during the months of December to February. But be aware of the dipping temperatures which can reach as low as –1 degree Celsius.
  • 07Bhagsu Waterfall

    Bhagsu Waterfall
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    For those who love waterfalls, Bhagsu waterfall has to be one of the most beautiful locations in Dharamshala. Most of the tourists that visit the place make sure they spend some time here. It is peaceful, serene and gives you a nice feel of nature throughout. The place is also recommended by Lonely Planet.

    Location: It is at a 20 KM distance from the famous Bhagsunath temple which attracts many visitors. The town of Bhagsu is mere 2 KM from Dharamshala, which is a major town in Himachal Pradesh.

    Highlights: The water in itself is the highlight of the place which attracts a lot of tourists to the place. The water comes from the Dauladhar ranges which are quite cool and crystal clear.

    Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is probably in the months of October-November when the days are sunny and the nights are pleasant.
  • 08Gyuto 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.
  • 09Bhagsunath 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.
  • 10Dal Lake

    Dal Lake
    In our country, there are two famous Dal lakes. The lake situated in Himachal Pradesh in the Kangra district has got its name from the Kashmir's Dal Lake. It is a small and mid-altitude lake in the village of Tota Rani.

    Location:
    The Lake is quite close to the city of Dharamshala and the distance to it is approximately 11 KM.

    Highlights:
    You will find a wide variety of fishes in the lake. Something that amazes a lot of people is the fact that the lake has greenish water. On the bank of the lake, there is a temple of Lord Shiva. The complete place is surrounded by Deodar trees which make the place look beautiful.

    Best time to visit:
    The lakes almost freeze during winters so to enjoy a boat ride in the lake you can plan a visit during the months of April and May which ensures a pleasant climate.
  • 11Kangra Fort

    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 that 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 any time of the year.
  • 12Kangra 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.
  • 13The 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.

  • 14Tsuglag 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.
  • 15Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

    Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
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    It is a Tibetan library situated in Dharamshala in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The library exists from 1970 and was founded by the 14th Dalai Lama named Tenzin Gyatso. The Library of Tibetan works and archives is one of the most important libraries of Tibetan work in the world.

    Highlights:
    You will find a lot of Buddhist manuscripts and archives for the subjects relating to Tibetan history, politics, culture and art. There are around 80,000 manuscripts and documents in the library. The library exists as a resource to provide knowledge about the rich culture and heritage.

    Location:
    The library is located in the city of Dharamshala and you can easily reach there through road vehicles as it is quite close from the city.

    Price:
    For a membership of the library, the fee is around Rs. 300 INR per month and the registration cost is Rs. 50. For tourists, there is no additional price but for those who want memberships will have to pay the monthly price.
  • 16Naam 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.
  • 17Masrur

    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.
  • 18St 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.

  • 19Tea 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.

  • 20Chinmaya 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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Sightseeing in Dharamshala

Attractions in Dharamshala

Trekking in Dharamshala

Day outs in Dharamshala

Nature and wildlife in Dharamshala

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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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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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Dal Lake

The slopes of McLeod Ganj have one of the most picturesque lakes around. Named after the more-celebrated Dal Lake in Srinagar, this small lake is close to a beautiful village called Tota Rani. Flanked by Deodar trees, that are so typical of the region, lend the lake a mystical ambiance. A small shrine dedicated to Durveshwar Mahadev causes Dal Lake to be considered sacred, and a festival-fair held every year is evidence of that. The mid-altitude lake takes a greenish-hue and has varieties of fish inhabiting the water. 

The mist in the mornings and evenings make Dal Lake the perfect place for an introspective walk alone, or with the beloved. If you’re lucky, boating in the lake is an amazing experience, when available. The lake next to the Tibetan Children’s village is a nice stopover before you proceed to other attractions, and is regularly listed in the places to visit in McLeod Ganj. A kilometre-and-half from Dal Lake is a spot in Naddi that offers a scintillating view of the Kangra valley and Dhauladhar peaks, and is famous as a sunset point.

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Tibetan Market

It’s time to explore the Tibetan Market in Dalhousie, because shopping makes us all happy. It is situated at Gandhi Chowk and is one of the best places to buy handicrafts. There are also items such as woollen clothes, colourful carpets and beautifully carved jewellery. The very popular Chamba slippers and shawls are also available here. One can also find a variety of electronic and toy products. Run mostly by the Tibetans, this place has innumerable products that you can take home as souvenirs.

 Activities and attractions:- Shopping

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Ganji Pahari

One of the unique places to visit in Dalhousie is the Ganji Pahari. Ganji Pahari means bald hills and as the name states this hill has no flora whatsoever. It is situated approximately 5 km from Dalhousie, on the Pathankot road. 

Being in close proximity of the town, this place is easily accessible. It is a hub for all adventurers, as the manoeuvring terrains here make a splendid trekking zone.  Reach the pinnacle and be in awe of the breathtaking view. During winters, the Ganji Pahari is bejewelled with snow. One can visit this place any time of the year and enjoy its aura in different seasons.  

Activities and attractions:- Trekking and Sightseeing.

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Dalai Lama Temple Complex

The Dalai Lama temple complex is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places you must have visited. The whole vicinity is decorated with colorful prayer flags and this makes it perfect for long serene walks. You will find a lot of good statues and the atmosphere is something which lures people to come back again and again.

Location: It is just a short walk from the McLeod Ganj bus stand and is quite accessible from the major parts of the district.
Highlights: The sight of monks meditating peacefully and chanting verses is something that everyone must experience. You can be a part of it, if you want to.

Best time to visit: If you love chilling winters, the best time would be to have a visit at this place during the months of December to February. But be aware of the dipping temperatures which can reach as low as –1 degree Celsius.
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Bhagsu Waterfall

For those who love waterfalls, Bhagsu waterfall has to be one of the most beautiful locations in Dharamshala. Most of the tourists that visit the place make sure they spend some time here. It is peaceful, serene and gives you a nice feel of nature throughout. The place is also recommended by Lonely Planet.

Location: It is at a 20 KM distance from the famous Bhagsunath temple which attracts many visitors. The town of Bhagsu is mere 2 KM from Dharamshala, which is a major town in Himachal Pradesh.

Highlights: The water in itself is the highlight of the place which attracts a lot of tourists to the place. The water comes from the Dauladhar ranges which are quite cool and crystal clear.



Best time to visit: The best time to visit the place is probably in the months of October-November when the days are sunny and the nights are pleasant.
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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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