There are varieties of tourist places in Dharamshala that can give you adventurous as well as peaceful experiences. From the dense green valley to splashing rivers, it is the best destination to energize a traveler’s soul.
Dharamshala is an admiring place in Himachal Pradesh and offers numerous wonderful tourist destinations. The place welcomes every type of tourist with a warm smile and the ideal time to visit Dharamshala is from February to June. Here are some of the famous tourist places to visit in Dharamshala:
1. Bhagsunag Temple
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the ancient temples. Every year thousands of pilgrims come to the temple. The Bhagsunag temple is nestled in lofty hills and winding trails. The awesome surrounding of the temple makes it one of the famous tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh.
2. Namgyal Monastery
Namgyal Monastery in McLeodganj is the main learning center and is situated within the Tsuglagkhang complex. It is the greatest Tibetan temple outside Tibet’s geographical boundary with approximately 200 monks.
The monastery captivates thousands of visitors all year round. The prayer wheel, the décor, the Tibetan-style architecture, and the overall color scheme make the monastery visually engaging and emit a calming aura.
3. Triund Hill
Triund is surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges on one side and rolling valleys on the other and is one of the more popular tourist destinations in the area.
It offers a 9-km trek away from Mcleodganj and is an ideal spot for picnics and seek a pristine environment to rejuvenate your senses. The ideal seasons for this trek are March-May and September-December. And Dharamshala is the base camp of the Triund trek.
4. Bhagsu Falls
The Bhagsu Waterfall attracts tourists who wish to spend some quiet moments in peace and serenity. The waterfall starts at the base of the Dhauladhar Valley, which is also considered to be a religious spot. Before cascading down, the stream also passes through the famous Bhagsunath Temple.
5. Dharamshala Cricket Stadium
Located at a height of 1,457 masl amidst the Dhauladhar mountain range in Kangra valley, lies the quaint Dharamshala Cricket Stadium. Operated under the auspices of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), the Cricket Stadium often serves as the practice ground for the Indian Cricket Team, Himachal Pradesh state-level cricket team, as well as Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab. It is popularly known as the HPCA stadium.
6. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is one of the most enlightening tourist places to visit in Dharamshala, housing some of the most important Tibetan literature in existence.
With as many as 80,000 manuscripts, 600 Buddhist artifacts including beautifully crafted silk applique thangkas, and a three-dimensional, wood-carved mandala of the Avalokiteshwara, one of the most revered and compassionate Bodhisattva in Buddhism.
It is indeed a calming experience to visitors of this offbeat museum in India.
7. Kangra Valley
Kangra Valley is home to the famed Masrur temple, also known as the rock-cut temple. This holy shrine is situated on Nagrota Surian link road and is famous for its remarkable single-rock-cut monolithic temples.
The region is also famous for arts and crafts. Crafts like the exquisitely designed shawls and miniature paintings of this region are internationally appreciated.
8. Hanuman Ka Tibba
Hanuman Ka Tibba is the tallest hill in the famed Dhauladhar mountains. With the height of 19000 ft, the peak is named after Hindu Lord Hanuman who according to a famous legend rested at this spot when he was on the way to deliver ‘Sanjeevani Booti’ to help revive Lord Laxman.
It provides for a breathtaking view of snow-capped surroundings, which is one of the reasons it is called White Mountain as well.
9. Naddi Village
At an altitude of 7152 ft, Naddi Village is a beautiful spot in the serene setting of Himachal. It is located just 3 kilometers away from McLeod Ganj which itself is one thrilling spot for travelers and tourists.
A trek or drive to Naddi View Point, specifically in the evening, will allow visitors to catch the sunset against the mountains, take photographs, and there is also the option to see the distant mountains through a telescope.
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