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  • Dharamshala, a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh is full of natural sights and finding Resorts in Dharamshala is not a challenge thanks to the immense options available. McLeod Ganj has many popular resorts such as the Spring Valley Resort which offers excellent amenities.  Being a popular tourist spot and also a spiritual destination for many people, Dharamshala offers multiple features. 

    The boost in the number of tourists of late has further increased the quantity of resorts at the place. Many of these resorts will offer you enough adventure sports and amusement activities which will make your vacation a memorable one. 

    Time between March to November is considered to be a good time to visit the place and booking in advance is highly recommended during this time because of the immense number of tourists visiting in this time. With plenty of natural sights, spiritual locations and peaceful environment, Dharamshala has enough to offer.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Dharamshala:

  • 01Indraprastha Spa Resort, Dharamshala

    Indraprastha Spa Resort, Dharamshala
    Indraprastha spa resort is an excellent place to stay and enjoy your visit in Dharamshala. It is situated in the Strawberry hills region which has a great natural atmosphere which you will love. The customer reviews for the hotel is great so you can trust your money for a stay here.

    Location: The spa resort is located near Dal Lake, which is one of the most famous places in the vicinity. Even the transportation facilities are proper so you don’t have to worry about that too.

    Highlights: Everything from the rooms to food and service keeps the customer satisfied. You will also have the facility of free Wi-Fi connection and an outdoor pool that people tend to love.



    Price: The price of the rooms varies as per the facilities and services provided. They are charged from Rs. 6000-10,000 per night which is obviously a little on the expensive side.
  • 02The Exotica

    The Exotica
    Most of the tourists want to stay at a place with all the facilities and amenities, The exotica is the best resort hotel in Dharamshala that you can find at an affordable price.

    Location: Gaggal airport is around 18 KM for foreign or high class travelers. For those who want to reach through roadways have the Dharamshala bus station only at 3 KM.

    Highlight: The major highlight of the resort is the outdoor swimming pool. It is something quite unique and not offered by other hotels. The rooms are well maintained and you will find these at good prices. You will also be getting free Wi-Fi facilities at the resort. There is a rooftop restaurant which gives a stunning view of the nearby localities.

     



    Price: The price per night is around Rs. 6000 which varies as per the season. However, looking at the facilities provided by the resort, the price is quite affordable.

  • 03Dharamshala -The Sanctuary

    Dharamshala -The Sanctuary
    This hotel is in the Kangra Valley and provides you the best atmosphere and ambience to stay at. The views from the balcony is stunning with Baner river and Dhauladhar mountains in sight.

    Location: Location is one of the advantages of the hotel but it is 8 KM from the city of Dharamshala so if you want to tour the city, you would have to travel a little more. However the hill station resort is just 9 KM and Dal Lake is at a distance of 13 KM from the resort.

    Highlights: There is not extra charge for Parking as well as breakfast, they are complimentary. The view is something people love at the hotel. Some of the most famous places can be seen right from the hotel.

    Price: The price is quite affordable at the range of Rs. 4000-5000 per night. Considering the complimentary services and the comfortable accommodation you get, the price is rightly set and is not much expensive.
  • 04Royal Palace Resort

    Royal Palace Resort
    If you are looking for a hotel which is close to all the places you want to visit in Dharamshala, Royal Palace Resort is a place you must check out for rooms at affordable pricing.

    Location: The location is quite central and you will find most of the tourist attraction places in the nearby vicinity. It is just 2.1 km from the Tibet Museum and 4.5 KM from the famous Dal Lake.

    Highlights: The hotel is set against a mountain backdrop which gives you a stunning view of the nature. Bike rentals are available if you want to explore the city. There is also a separate gaming room which has billiards as well as video games to play.
      
    Price: The price for per night is around Rs. 3000-4000 which is quite affordable if you are a small family and want a comfortable stay. Besides that, the amenities available are worth the price.
  • 05Leisure Vacations Karnika Resort

    If you are looking for a comfortable stay while you visit Dharamshala, Leisure Vacations Karnika Resort has an amazing resort for you.

    Location: The resort is located in the Darnoo region of Dharamshala. Most of the transportation facilities are at close proximity of the hotel so travelling and reaching the place is not a hassle. Also, the location is quite close to some of the interesting places around the city so you will save your time too.

    Highlights: The balcony view for most of the rooms has a stunning valley on sight. The view is quite extra ordinary and it is a major highlight of the resort.

    Price: Just like most of the hotels and resorts, you will have to pay for every night. The price per night is around Rs. 3000 - 5000 which is affordable for all the tourists as well as visitors. Considering the facilities available, this is the best price you will get.
  • 06Snow Hermitage Resort

    Snow Hermitage Resort
    If you are a tourist on a visit to Dharamshala and want a hotel to stay with the closest proximity to all the best places in Dharamshala worth visiting, Snow Hermitage Resort is the best place to can check in to. It has all the amenities of a modern hotel and has a good friendly staff that makes your stay even more pleasant.

    Location: Location is the asset of this resort. It is just 6 km from the Tibet Museum, 9 km from Bharmours ancient temples and just 10 KM from Dal Lake. It is located in the Kand village in Dharamshala.

    Highlights: The scenic views from the restaurant are something people love about this resort.



    Price: It is also lower on the price side and for a single night it costs you around Rs. 3000 for a basic room. You will have to pay more for the deluxe rooms but it is totally worth it.
  • 07Anupam Resorts

    Finding a good resort at an affordable price is quite a task when you are visiting a place for the first time. If you are around Dharamshala and looking for a good hotel, you can trust your money with Anupam Resort.

    Location: The resort is located at Upper Dharamshala and is very close to the famous Dal Lake in Himachal Pradesh. Being at such close proximity with the tourist spots makes it the right choice for people who are here to visit.

    Highlights: People have loved the great food this hotel provides along with nice and comfortable rooms. When you enter the city of Naddi, this is the first resort which you see so most of the visitors choose this place because it is easy to locate.

    Price: The price of the hotel for per night stay is very low. For a single night, the charge is around Rs. 2000. For people who are on a tight budget, this is one of the most affordable facilities to stay with decent facilities.
  • 08Spring Valley Resort

    Spring Valley Resort
    It is a 3 star hotel located on a forested mountainside and is quite near to the major attractions of the place. If you are looking for a plush, luxurious stay in Dharamshala, Spring Valley Resort is the best hotel you will find.

    Location: The resort is located at the Bhagsu nag area where you will find the famous temple as well as the Tsuglagkhang complex within just a distance of 1.5 KM.

    Highlights: You will find all kinds of rooms available at the hotel here, some rooms have a terrace access while others are big separate cottages which have all the facilities. There is a garden with barbeque facilities and it is an experience you will really enjoy.

    Price: As this is a 3 star hotel, the price is a little high at Rs. 5000-6000 but be assured of the quality of rooms as well as service since they are all excellent.
  • 09Karnika Resort Dharamshala by Campion Hotels

    Karnika Resort Dharamshala by Campion Hotels
    If you are on a visit to Dharamshala or nearby places, you would need a good hotel to stay and Karnika Resort in Dharamshala provides a great stay along with the best facilities you can get. You will find a lot of rave reviews on all the hotel booking portals which give you a testimony of how good the hotel is. 

    Location: The resort is situated at Darnoo Khanyara road in Dharamshala which is in Kangra district. You will find all the amenities in the nearby region and transportation at this place is not a hassle at all.
      
    Highlights: The resort is backed by Campion hotels which are quite reputed for its facilities. The service is something most people love and the whole stay is made comfortable by the friendly staff. 



    Price: The price for one night is around Rs. 5000 which is quite affordable for most of the tourists.
  • 10Asia Health Resorts & Spa

    Asia Health Resorts & Spa
    Asia health resorts and spa is a 2 star resort with all the major amenities and facilities you could wish for in a hotel. The resort is situated right in the foothills of the famous Dhauladhar mountains. Location and atmosphere are the two best things because of which people choose to stay here while their tour in Dharamshala.

    Location: The location is a great advantage for the resort since it is located at just 1.4 KM away from Dal Lake and 3.2 KM away from Bhagsunag falls.

    Highlights: You will just love the ambience and atmosphere of the hotel. It makes you feel tranquil and the spa offers the best facilities to relax. Another major highlight is the location which is very near to famous places like Dal Lake, Bhagsunag falls and much more.



    Price: The price range is around Rs. 6000-7000 and is quite affordable for most of the people visiting the place.
  • 11Nishaad Resorts

    Nishaad Resorts
    Nishaad resorts is the perfect choice for people who want to stay in natural surroundings. You will see that the hotel is made keeping the presence of nature in mind. Another thing you will love about the resorts is that the price is fairly very cheap than the other hotels.

    Location: It is located at the place Naddi in Dharamshala, when you enter into the city, you will find this resort without much effort so the location is quite good as well.

    Highlights: There are 6 deluxe cottages in the resort and if you love staying in such accommodation, nothing can be better. The price is good, the stay is comfortable and the people who manage the hotel are quite friendly as well.

    Price: The price of the hotel is something which lures people into staying at the hotel. The per night price is around Rs. 2000 which is very affordable and cheaper than most of the other hotels.
  • 12Himgiri Resorts

    Himgiri Resorts
    Himgiri resorts is known for its affordable rooms and a beautiful scenic view. The beautiful view is due to its location which is at a good height. If you are looking to stay at a decent place with necessary facilities and services, Himgiri resorts is a good place for you.

    Location: The location of the hotel is quite appropriate as you can find anything you need in a close proximity. It is located at upper Dharamshala and thus provides a great view.

    Highlights: The food is something that the people who have stayed here have praised about. Although the hotel has decent rooms to stay in, at the current price point it is one of the most affordable options in Dharamshala.



    Price: Just like all the resorts in the nearby region, it is priced very cheap. For a single night, you have to pay around Rs. 2000 for a stay in the hotel.
  • 13Imperial Heights Resorts

    Imperial Heights Resorts
    If you are looking for a hotel with all the amenities, great food and a comfortable stay, you can checkout what Imperial Heights Resorts have to offer. You will find various room types at affordable per night prices and an excellent service.

    Location: It is located in the Kangra district where you will find a lot of tourist attraction spots to visit. If you are here on a travelling and tour purpose, the location of the hotel is just right.

    Highlights: The service is something which wins over the customers in all the aspects. Be it food, accommodation, room service or anything in general, the hotel staff makes you feel good. There is a nearby stream with cool water flowing which makes you feel in touch with nature and rejuvenated.



    Price: The price is median at Rs. 5000-6000 for every night. Considering the good food and accommodation facilities, the price seems perfect.
  • 14Nature Bloom Hotel and Resorts

    Nature Bloom Hotel and Resorts
    Nature Bloom Hotel and Resorts is one of the best hotels you will find in the Palampur region of Dharamshala. It is one of the most luxurious hotels and usually is included in the tour packages of the city. There are nice deluxe rooms as well as cottages that ensure you the best comfortable stay.

    Location: The hotel is located in the Palampur area.

    Highlights: The resort also accepts offers for stay of corporate tours so if you are planning a tour with a lots of people, they will give you discounted rate for the hotel rooms. Also, one of the major highlights about the hotels is the natural surroundings in which it is situated.

     



    Price: The price point of the hotel is around Rs. 2000-4000 which is surprisingly very low for a hotel providing such great facilities and service. Even if you are running a low budget, this should be a great option for you.

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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Tirthan Valley

Drive away for some 60 kilometres from Kasol to hit this secluded heaven amidst the wild, called Tirthan valley. The magnificent view of the valley, non-concretised paths, the wilderness feel, all just amaze the tourists that visit this place. 

It is easily a complete day engagement place to visit in Kasol. One can relax besides the river and trek through the jungle to discover a waterfall in the valley. Tirthan valley is surely one of the best one-day getaway from Kasol and is a must visit to everybody that hit the land of Himachal.

Kasol is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh, famous for its scenic beauty and little tourist destinations. Some of the Kasol places to visit have it all sorted for the tourists with decent number of tourist places and fun activities. 

Here, it is not just about the place or activity, it is also about knowing the hidden culture and traditions of this tiny hamlet. Being called the Israel of India, Kasol is filled with a mixture of India and Israeli culture that is worth a watch.  

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Chhalal Village

One among the Israeli abodes in Kasol, Chhalal Village is one other place to visit in Kasol for tourists that look out for small attractions in the city. Redefining the beauty of nature and blending in Israeli culture, Chhalal is a quite wonderful place to spend a day. One can trek to this village witnessing the mystic atmosphere of the place. 

The best thing to do in this small town is to explore cafes and try out some of the best Israeli cuisine. Kasol, also known as the ‘Mini Israel’ of India, accommodates many other small hamlets like Chhalal that add to the overall experience of the tourists that visit Kasol.  

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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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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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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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Naggar Village

Naggar village is one of the lesser known or virgin villages that surround Kasol. This hamlet is home for a few temples, military structures, museums and galleries making it one among the best Kasol places to visit. One can tick them all off and head to explore the rural exquisiteness of this village.

Distinct culture of this village is of the greatest attraction to the tourists. International Roerich memorial trust, Naggar castle and Gauri Shankar temple are some of the places worth visiting in this village. 

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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.

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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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Bhuntar Town

Not so far from Kasol, Bhuntar is a small town situated in Parvati valley. Nested amidst the dense forest and steep trails, Bhuntar is nothing less than a treat to one’s eyes. The village is located in Kullu district which is about 30 kilometers away from Kasol. 

The narrow roads and tricky trails make your drive to Bhuntar a thrilling one. Sightseeing, relaxing in the lap of Mother Nature, shopping and discovering some local activities are some of the things you can do at Bhuntar. This hamlet is for those that wish to do nothing but relax on a holiday and is one of the peaceful places to visit in Kasol.

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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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