Dharamshala is a beautiful place to get soaked in peace and scenic charm. It is the most stunning place in the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is blessed with pine-clad hills, beautiful streams and rivers, lofty peaks, ancient temples and pagoda-shaped monasteries. It is known for being the residence of the Dalai Lama and a center of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Dhauladhar mountains form the backdrop of Dharamshala, offering breathtaking views of nature. Dharamshala is ideally located on the high slopes in the upper regions of Kangra Valley. The town is divided into two sections: the Upper and Lower Dharamshala. Upper Dharamshala is called McLeod Ganj, which still has a British colonial atmosphere, whereas lower Dharamshala is known for being the commercial center.
Attractions of Dharamshala
Apart from natural beauty, the land of Dharamshala has a lot more to offer:
Kangra Art Museum
Showing Kangra valley's cultural heritage in the form of various arts and crafts dating back to the 5th century, Kangra Art Museum is a must- see place in Dharamshala. A gallery in the museum exhibits miniature paintings, sculptures, pottery and anthropological items.
Raised in memory of the heroes of Himachal Pradesh, the War Memorial has beautiful surroundings.
Hemmed in by Deodar trees, the Dall Lake is a clear lake located just 11 km from Dharamshala. Spend some time by the lake in the lap of nature.
St. John Church
Located just 8 km from Dharamshala, St.John Church is visited by many tourists.
Tatwani And Machhrial
A 25 km drive from Dharamshala will bring you face to face with the two beautiful places, including hot water springs at Tatwani and a waterfall at Machhrial.
It is an old temple located 11 km from Dharamshala. There are several fresh water springs near the temple which are sacred as per Hindus.
This place is famous for the beautiful rock temples.
Pay a visit to Dharmkot located 11 km from Dharamshala to capture picture-perfect views of the Kangra Valley and Dauladhar ranges.
It is a peaceful ashram housing a 9 m high idol of Lord Hanuman, a Ram temple, a meditation hall, a school and a health center.