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  • When it comes to tourism in Himachal Pradesh, Mcleodganj is a place popular among trekkers. With so many interesting places to visit in Mcleodganj, it is also popular for being the home to the famous Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. This hills station is quite popular around the world for being home to the famous Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama. Situated among hills all around, Mcleodganj is blessed with ancient Tibetan and British culture. So, if you are looking for an escape from your daily life, you need to pack your luggage and set out for this hill station in Himachal Pradesh. To make your travel experience a memorable one, you can choose various tourism packages available for all sorts of tourists.

    So what are the tourist places in Mcleodganj which you can visit? Well, this tiny hill station, popularly known as Little Lasha, has a lot to offer to the people with a lust for nature. The hilly slopes, the terraces, the local Tibetans, and the activities (in which you can take part in when you are in the district) are the delights for all the adventure junkies. From mesmerizing landscapes to ancient religious places (ancient monasteries, temples, etc.) and from beautiful parks to the waterfalls, Mcleondganj never fails to impress the tourists.

    When it comes to exploring McLeod Ganj, it's not just about trekking or rock climbing. Tourists can take a walk around the beautiful Dal Lake, take an airplane ride, take boat rides, participate in the adventure game of paragliding, can explore the ancient temples and monasteries, or can observe how much this small hill station is influenced by the British and Tibetan culture. To make your trips amazing and smooth, customized tourism packages are available. You can travel solo, bring family or friends, or can go in groups. The packages provide accommodation, food, activities, tourist guides, and etc. Now, let’s take a look at the famous places which you can visit in Mcleodganj.


    Here are some of the best places to see in McLeod Ganj:

    Kareri Lake
    -  Bhagsunath Falls & Temple
    Triund Trek
    Dharamkot
    -  Namgyal Monastery

  • Must Visit Places in McLeodganj

  • 01Triund

    Triund
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    Constituting one of the top trekking trails in the country, the 9000-foot ridge behind the Dhauladhar range is Triund. Situated just nine kilometers away from McLeod Ganj, the extremely popular nine-kilometer trek is much sought-after. The Triund trail begins from Tushita road which is a not far from the main square. 

    The trail is also blessed with a view of the Moon Peak-Indrahar Pass, and it only gets better with snow-engulfed Dhauladhar Mountains on one side, and the Kangra valley on the other. If you are even remotely interested in bird-watching, this trek will amaze you with rare sightings.

    Often described as the crown jewel of Dharamsala, the evening sky will compel you to camp overnight and soak in the comforting lap of the Himalayas. Trekking at Triund remains one of the most popular adventure destinations from McLeod Ganj, suiting beginners and professional hikers alike. Make sure to be here during the months between March and December at one of the most adventurous places to visit in McLeod Ganj.

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  • 02Bhagsunath Temple & Waterfall

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    Legend has it that King Bhagsu incurred the wrath of the snake god, and following a war, the king was pardoned. In honor of the snake god’s generosity, King Bhagsu built the shrine. This medieval Shiva temple is one of the most important places to visit in McLeod Ganj and is frequented by members of both Hindu and Gorkha communities. The location of the temple is surrounded by pristine-looking coniferous forests, hills and a cascading waterfall that flows through the temple itself!

    Crowded at times, hallowed pools in the vicinity are said to have been built by subsequent Gorkha rulers, into which the waterfall which is 500 meters away collects into. Swimming in the pool is open to the public, and the cool dip is held sacred by devotees. The 30-feet Bhagsu Waterfall is a sight to behold and is a mere two kilometers away from McLeod Ganj. Short, casual treks around the place are wonderful to explore the scenery, with a slew of cafes around providing refreshments. 

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  • 03Namgyal Monastery

    Namgyal monastery, also known as the 14th Dalai Lama’s monastery, is a sacred place where rituals involving various Buddhist practices such as the Kalachakra, Vajrakilaya, Guhyasamaja, Yamantaka, and Chakrasamvara. 

    A monastery is a great place for meditation and all tourists are welcomed to join the meditation sessions. It is also the largest Tibetan monastery outside of Tibet. The monastery manages the tantric college and a home for elderly people in Shimla. Anyone who wishes to get a touch of spirituality can visit Namgyal monastery.

    Location:

    The Namgyal monastery is located in Mcleodganj, Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Since its foundation, the Namgyal monastery has been housed in the Potala Palace.


  • 04Kareri Lake

    Kareri Lake

    Kareri Lake is a freshwater lake located in a high altitude area.  The source of the lake water is from the snow of Dhauladhar mountain ranges that melts in the hot season. As snow is the main water source, the lake water is almost crystal clear. Besides capturing the scenic beauties in their cameras, the tourists can also capture the beautiful pine trees located in the valley. It is a good place for trekking and photography.

    Location:

    The Kareri Lake is located in the southern regions of Dhauladhar mountain ranges. The lake starts from Mcleodganj and then leads up to the Karen village.

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  • 05Dharamkot

    Dharamkot
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    Dharamkot is a village adjoining McLeod Ganj that oozes sparkling sceneries. Just three kilometres to the north of McLeod Ganj, forests of towering pines and rhododendrons welcome you to experience bliss first-hand. Not far from Dal Lake, the festival-fair organized every year adds to the vividness of Dharamkot. More spellbinding views of the Dhauladhar range await you, and a spiritual retreat at one of the several dedicated centres is just a step away. 

    Although located only a stone’s throw away, the village of Dharamkot is in complete contrast to the Tibetan realms of McLeod Ganj. Trek to the villages at Naddi and Triund, which are right around the bend, and delve into the offerings of bountiful nature. A few cafes en route to Dharamkot sees the crowd dwindling, and peace is on the offing at throwaway prices. 

    One of the most popular things to do among hikers is to rent a room in relatively noiseless Dharamkot and travel back and forth to McLeod Ganj—with the goal being solitude. Getting one’s own stock of alcohol from a kilometer away and chilling in the cafes is another one of travelers’ favorites. 

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  • 06Minkiani Pass

    The Minakini pass is a part of Dhauladhar ranges which offers some splendid and spectacular view of nature and landscape. If you are a photographer, you would love to capture the scenic beauty the pass has to offer. The slope, which is not located in a high altitude area unlike the other slopes, offers a good trekking experience for the tourists. Besides the lush green vegetation, you can also spot the wildlife in this area. The wildlife mainly comprises of different species of birds and leopards of the region.

    Location:

    While most people prefer private cars nowadays, you can also use bus transport to reach the place. The closest airport to Minakini pass is the Kangra airport of Dharamshala.


  • 07Naddi View Point

    If you want to the beauty of snow-capped mountains, there could be no better place than the Naddi viewpoint. The Naddi viewpoint is one of the tourist places in Mcleodganj that offers a splendid view of the hilly areas. Not only can photographers capture the moments, but they can also watch the beautiful sunset and sunrise from this high altitude area. 

    Besides, the place is full of green vegetation cover, creating an atmosphere of tranquillity all around. People often take a meal to dine/ have lunch in this beautiful valley.

    Timings:

    Naddi point view can be visited anytime, i.e. it is open 24/7 hours for the tourists.


  • 08Dal 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 kilometer-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.

  • 09Dhauladhar ranges

    Dhauladhar ranges are a part of the lesser Himalayas that rises from the Indian subcontinent and ends up to the north of Kangra district, Dharamshala. The mountain ranges comprise of slopes and valleys those are loved by mountaineers and trekkers. It is one of the best tourist places in Mcleodganj as it satisfies the natural lust of most people. 

    While on the valley, people would also come across the beautiful Bhagsu Nag waterfalls. Though the topography of the Dhauladhar ranges is kind of odd, the vast landscapes and spectacular views it showcases are perfect for an adventure junkie.

  • 10Kangra Fort

    The Kangra fort is a royal palace built by the royal Katoch dynasty in the ancient times. The fort is a witness to numerous wars, invasions, and evolution.  If you are looking for some of the oldest architectures in India, Kangra fort would be the right choice for you. 

    Besides, this place is perfectly suitable for photographers and historians who are looking to dig into India’s past (as the place has witnessed wars fought among different dynasties).

    Location:

    The Kangra fort is situated in the outskirts of the Kangra district, 20 Km from Dharamshala. The Closest airport is the Kangra airport.


  • 11Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts

    Tibetan Institute of performing arts is also one of the most popular tourist places in Mcleodganj. Set up by the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, this institute was at first known as the dance, drama and music society. 

    The main aim of establishing this institute was to preserve the entertainment culture of Tibetans. Now an opera company is responsible for maintaining the institute. Different folk songs, regional songs, and dance, martial arts, etc. are performed here by the artists recruited by this opera group.

    Location:

    The Tibetan Institute of performing arts is located in the Dharamkot road of Dharamshala.


  • 12Indrahar Pass

    Indrahar Pass

    If you are not much of a trekker and you are looking for a first-time adventure, Indrahar pass trek could be the right choice for you. The place is counted among one of the best places to visit in Mcleodganj when it comes to easy or moderate trekking. 

    If you want to observe the Dhauladhar mountain ranges and Pir Panjal mountain ranges, taking a trek in the Indrahar pass could be a good idea. The valley offers a direct view of those mountain ranges.

    Location:

    Located at an altitude range of 2500 to 4500 meters, the Indrahar pass acts as a border between the Kangra and the Chamba districts.


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  • Other McLeodganj Tourist Places

  • 13The Dalai Lama’s Temple

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    The huge complex is also known locally as Tsuglagkhang, this is the residence of the Dalai Lama. Although the private residence of His Holiness is out of bounds for tourists, the complex comprises of several shrines, temples, a Tibetan museum and souvenir stores. Each day, students congregate in the courtyard of the Namgyal Monastery and study ancient Buddhist philosophy—which makes for a highly intriguing visit. 

    A massive gilded statue of Buddha and two smaller statues of Guru Rinpoche and Chenresig stand amid natural serenity that the complex is filled to the brim with. 

    Following many bloody sacrifices, parts of the statues situated inside the largest shrine here were brought over from Tibet. The chanting, drumming and the soft flowing of monks brush past you, and this iconic place to visit in McLeod Ganj is also the nerve centre of the town’s distinct culture.

    Lingkhor is a meditation trail that one must not miss. Dotted with small shrines and stupas, a rare opportunity to indulge in the intrinsic soulfulness presents before yourself. A small western hall next to the main shrine is the Kalachakra temple, where the extremely fine work on murals are showcased on its walls. Other shrines are full of similar detailed works, and the Dalai Lama temple is a short walk away from the centre of the town.

  • 14Triund and Laka Glacier Trekking and Camping

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    Triund trek near Mcleodganj has gained vast amounts of popularity in the recent years for the scenic beauty and adventurous nature of the trek. Situated at a height of 9500ft above sea level, the views from the top of the Triund hill will never fail to mesmerize you with the sheer beauty of the entire valley in front of you. With a large number of travelers and adventure lovers trying on the trek, every year, this activity goes the extra mile and takes you to the famous Laka Got glacier, to have some fun and frolic before availing the chance of camping there. 
    About the Activity:

    • Embark on this exciting trekking expedition to the Laka Glacier and get amazed with the breathtaking view of this region.
    • Start your trek from Mcleodanj early in the morning while exploring the true and unspoiled beauty of nature hidden in the Himalayas till you reach Triund for the camping overnight
    • Explore the most popular and the perfect route on your trek to Laka Got Glacier, and upon arrival, play with the snow and make snowman. Don't forget to take pictures.
    • Enjoy the sights of vast green snow-capped capped mountains, while you set up camp here
    • End your tour by heading back to Mcleod Ganj with lots of memories.
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  • 15Saint John’s Church in the Wilderness

    Constructed in 1852, the church was built on the lines of neo-gothic architecture and is dedicated to John the Baptist. Around 50 years after being built, the Kangra earthquake destroyed the church’s bell tower—leaving the rest of the church undamaged. The church is embedded amid a grove of Deodars, with a quaint graveyard lying in the same grounds. 

    Lord Elgin, once the Governor-General and Viceroy of India is known to have been mesmerized by McLeod Ganj so much, that he wished for it to be the summer capital of India. 

    His final resting place lies very close to the church. The enchanting glass windows painted by a Belgian artist is known to have been gifted by Lady Elgin, the wife of Lord Elgin. Not far from the main square of the town, the Church of St John’s in the Wilderness is an important place to visit in McLeod Ganj and is on the road to Forsyth Ganj. Your chance to experience the remnants of the days when it was a treasured British hill station is here.

  • 16Masroor Rock-Cut Temple

    The 15-temple complex is an astonishing example of ancient rock-cut architecture in India. A short drive from McLeod Ganj, it is counted among the hidden gems around and the sights subdue the bumpy ride here. The ornately carved cluster of monolithic rock-cut shrines are among the most unexplored temples in Himachal Pradesh, and the crowds are sparse. Partially in ruins, this stunning monument is believed to have been built between the sixth and the eighth centuries. 

    The Masroor temple complex is set on a hill, in front of which is a rectangular pond that’s filled with water all year round. The elaborate nest of monolithic temples has three black stones of Ram, Sita and Lakshman in the central shrine called Thakurdwara, with Shiva occupying a paramount location inside it. Legend states that the Masroor temple complex was carved by the Pandavas during their Agyaat Vaas. The surrounding environment maintains the aura of an era bygone, and is comparable with other rock-cut architecture marvels such as the Rashtrakuta-built Kailasa at Ellora and the Pallavan temple complexes at Mahabalipuram. 

    The reflection of the rock-cut temples on the pond before it are simply indescribable for the beauty on offer. Counted on top of the most exhilarating places to visit in McLeod Ganj, the view of the snow-draped Dhauladhar Mountains from the temple premises is unmatchable. An ideal amalgam of awe-inspiring man-made wonder and untouched natural beauty indeed. A compulsory visit.

    Other important places to visit in McLeod Ganj include the Tatwani Hot Water Springs, Tibetan Children’s Village, Kunal Pathri Temple, Aghanjar Mahadev Temple Trek and many, many others. McLeod Ganj tourist places speak directly to your soul. Start packing!

  • 17Tibetan Museum

    The Tibetan museum in Mcleodganj is a famous spot for photographers, historians, or just any tourists who are interested in exploring the works of Dalai Lama. The Museum shows people about the ancient Tibetan culture and the Chinese invasion that took place in Tibet. The ancient Tibetan culture and architectures are shown with the help of various beautiful paintings kept in the museum. Due to the way museum preserves Tibetan culture, it is considered as one of the best places to visit in Mcleodganj.

    Timings:

    During summer, the museum is open from 9 A.M to 6 A.M. For winter, the museum opening and closing times are 9 A.M and 5 P.M respectively.


  • 18Norbulingka Institute

    Counted among one of the top tourist destinations in Mcleodganj, Norbulingka Institute is the place you wouldn’t want to miss if you are a sucker of Tibetan culture. The Institute protects ancient Tibetan culture in the form of art, architecture, and paintings. 

    This is a great method as people don’t often like the idea of getting exposed to a theoretical explanation of Tibetan history. The institute also conducts workshop sessions where tourists can witness how the painters/ artists bring the Tibetan culture to life through their artworks.

    Entry fee:

    Visiting the institute isn’t free. While Tibetans need to pay INR 20, other tourists need to pay INR 50 as an entry fee.


  • 19Naam Art Gallery

    The Naam art gallery is one of the most renowned places for its art culture. The place is mainly popular among historians. The Naam art gallery is mainly an art museum that gives tourist an idea about the German painter Elsbeth Buschmann and his paintings. Besides his paintings, contemporary arts are also showcased to the public.

    Location:

    The Naam art gallery is located in Chamunda main road, Sidhbari, Dharamshala.

    Timings:

    Generally, the art museum opens around 10 in the morning and closes around 7:30 in the evening. However, visit duration for each person is limited to three hours at most.

    Entry fee:

    Entry fee is INR 10 per person.


  • 20Sunset Point

    As the name suggests, it is the place where people can watch the sunset clearly. The blissful moment is created when the dawn sets in. Sunset can be viewed from the Naddi viewpoint. A lot of tourists flock around this place with their cameras to get a glimpse of the sunset and capture it in their cameras. If you want refreshment, you can visit the dal lake of Mcleodganj which resides near to the sunset point. You can find nearby hotels if you want to stay a few days in the place.

    Location:

    The sunset point is located 4 KMs away from the Mcleodganj main chowk.


  • 21Gunna Devi

    Gunna Devi temple is one of the most famous places to visit in Mcleodganj that no tourist should miss. The temple, which mainly is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali, is a pilgrimage center for a semi-nomadic group of people known as the Gaddi shepherds. The area is covered with trees such as deodar, oak, etc. you can also go for a trekking on your way to the temple as it is located in a high altitude area.

    Location:

    The Gunna Devi temple is located 8 KMs away from the main district of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh at a height of 2300 Metres in Kangra valley.


  • 22Triund Trekking and Camping

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    About the Destination:

    Embraced by the fascinating charm of the Dhauladhar Range and adorned with the enchanting beauty of Dharamshala, Triund trek proves to be a soothing trek in the country. A popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh, this salubrious hill entices its visitors with all its natural grandeur and appeal. While in Triund, you can easily gape in the astounding Dhauladhar Range on one side and the charismatic Kangra Valley on the other. While the enthrallment of the terrains, the tricky and tiresome curves on the way makes Triund a true treasure trove for the trekkers, its pristine and soothing ambiance make it an ultimate relaxing destination. 

    Night camping at the Triund top will be one of the best camping experiences you will ever have. As you continue your trek you will come across some of the best views of the mountain ranges and the dense forest. Trekking down beside the gushing waters will make your trip more memorable. Sleep beneath the blanket of a starry sky and admire the inky blue sky. The place features the energetic and unmistakable Tibetan culture, and you will be captivated to see the impressive cloisters, supplication banners and wheels, and the lamas. Trekking in Triund would be one of the most memorable trekking expeditions.

    Triund trek Highlights:

    • Get a chance to witness the many small hamlets and stream through the trek.  Feast your eyes as you witness the beauty of the whole region from the top.
    • Feast your eyes at the majestic view of the Dhauladhar ranges on one side and Kangra valley on the other
    • Enjoy camping at a high summit and the clear night sky under the billions of stars. Also, enjoy a small bonfire with your friends.
    • Trek through some of the most beautiful forests of alpine and fir, Rhododendron and Oak.
    • Get a chance to witness the rare flora and fauna of this region as you continue your trek.
    • Also, taste the local cuisine of this region while you head out for this trek.

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  • 23Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake

    Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake originated from the manmade reservoir built on the Beas River. Just like other slopes and lakes in the Kangra district, it offers a view of the pleasant scenic beauty. Here, people can choose paddle boating as a popular activity. Some of the other popular sports activities conducted in the lake include rowing, sailing, water skiing, canoeing, and etc. Hence, undoubtedly Maharana Pratap Sagara Lake is counted among the best places to visit in Mcleodganj.

    Location:

    Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake is situated on the Beas River, Siwalik Hills in Mcloeodganj. The closest railways station is 30 KM, and it’s the most suitable method of travel to the Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake.


  • 24Vipassana Meditation Centre

    The Vipassana Meditation center provides 10 to 15 days sessions to the people who get admitted in these sessions. In this time period, people are encouraged to not stay in touch with the outer world (mobile phones, etc. are taken from everyone and returned only after the end of the training period). The main purpose of the Vipassana meditation center is to help people see things as they are. It not only encourages healthy habits and practices but also helps people stay positive and focused.

    Timings:

    The meditation sessions last from morning 9:30 AM to 11:30 A.M and from 12:30 P.M to 4 P.M. except on Sundays, the timing is followed in every other day.


Adventure in Mcleodganj

Trekking in Mcleodganj

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Attractions

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St. John in the Wilderness Church

Forsyth Gunj protects the famous Anglican Church, St. John in the Wilderness which is dedicated to John the Baptist. The church has a very old history as the background as it was built in the year of 1852 near Dharamshala, on the way to McLeod Ganj. The neo-Gothic architectural style accommodated by the church suggests totally a different appeal to it and also the surroundings filled with deodar trees add beauty in abundance to the whole location. The church is just a 20 minute downhill walk away from the Bus Station at McLeod Ganj. The ruins of a graveyard where the British people who were killed in the earthquake of 1905 are seen on one side and a restored bell tower on another side of the church attract people’s eyes so fast.
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Manimahesh Lake

Situated close to Manimahesh Kailash Peak in the Pir Panjal Range of Himalayas, Manimahesh Lake is located in the Chamba district and is one of the most important places to visit in Chamba. The lake is located at a height of 4, 080 meters from the mean sea level and has high religious significance after Lake Mansarovar in Tibet.

The lake is a major pilgrimage trek, which is carried out during the months of August and September on the eighth day of new moon period, as per the Hindu Calendar and is known as 'Manimahesh Yatra.'

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Indrahar Pass

An extremely popular trekking route from Dharamshala, the trek to Indrahar Pass trails in the lush folds of the Dhauladhar range. Surrounded by thickets of Deodars and Rhododendrons, the panorama of Pir Panjal range to the north and the plains to the south exhilarates trekkers. Treacherous precipices and steep ascents make this a moderately-difficult trek; passing through Triund Hill and an endless view of Kangra Valley. Overnight camping in the Lahesh caves is an experience that’ll leave you transfixed, and the trekking season runs from May to October.

Distance from Delhi: 475 Kilometres approximately

Nearest Railhead: Kangra Railway Station
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Akhand Chandi Palace

Akhand Chandi Palace displays the lavishness of Mughals and the artistic architecture of the British. It is a perfect blend of western and eastern architecture and was built in the year 1748-1764. While visiting the Akhand Chandi Palace, you can have a picturesque view of various other beautiful tourist destinations like Chamunda Devi Temple, Sui Mata Temple, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Rang Mahal and many more.

One of the most beautiful features of the palace is that it has distinguishably green roof as the other houses in Chamba along with a conical roof to shed the snow. The palace has beautifully designed windows, which are painted in white.

Until 1957, the palace was with the royal family and in 1958, it was handed over to Himachal Government, which opened a college and district library in the palace.

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Friendship Peak Trek

Friendship peak is in the Pir Panjal range in the Beas Kund region and this trek can be undertaken by even persons with limited mountaineering knowledge. The trek reaches a maximum altitude of 5,289 metres.

The Friendship peak is situated in the Beas Kund Area which is very popular among tourists for ski touring, ski mountaineering and mountaineering. The trail proceeds via Dhundi and Beas Kund. The ideal time for trekking here is May and June and again in September and October.

Best Season: July - October
Max. Elevation: 5289m
Duration of the Trek: 5 days
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Champavati Temple

Located near the Police Post and Treasury building in Chamba, Champavati Temple is one of the most religious destinations and best places to visit in Chamba. It was built by Raja Sahil Varman in the memory of Champavati who was her daughter. The temple's Shikhara style and various ornamental stone carvings make it distinguishable from others. It resembles the architectural pieces of Nepal, featuring structures that are cylindrical in shape and are categorized into 5 to 9 parts.

The temple holds the shrines of Vasuki Naga, Wazir and Goddess Mahisasuramardini, an avatar of Goddess Durga. The best time to visit temple is from the month of March to June as the climate is so pleasant during this duration.

The temple has a great archaeological and historical value and is taken care by Archeological Survey of India. Millions of hindus visit the temple each year, especially during Navratri.

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