DHARAMASHALA & McLEODGANJ

DHARAMASHALA & McLEODGANJ

Dharamshala and McLeodganj

The winter capital of Himachal Pradesh, nestled in the Kangra district on an altitude of 7717 feet, circumvented by Deodar and Cedar forests which decorate the city and give picturesque tourist place. Dharamshala is well planned city and have good market places. There is a highest international cricket stadium of the world, which gives a magnificent look of Dhauladhar mountain ranges and become the most visited tourist attraction. Because of its pleasant weather, moderate in summer and predominantly cold winters it attracts tourists all over the year, snowfall are often in winters. In the suburbs of Dharamshala there is a town, sometimes called “The Little Lhasa” Mcleodganj; the seat of Buddhist Guru Dalai Lama which is at 3 kms trek or can be reachable via bus routes of 10 kms. Mcleodganj fascinate with the mesmerizing view of giant Dhauladhar range and the essence of holiness in the environment, providing a gradual increase in the tourism. This is the place where India meets Tibet, Tibetan culture, Tibetan learning centers, Tibetan schools, Tibetan handicrafts and Tibetan monasteries realize tourists that they are in Tibetan country, it also offer food like Italian, Israeli, north Indian, south Indian, continental and the most famous Tibetan “Momos”, which you will find on every second step in Mcleodganj. In recent trends Mcleodganj is attaining a remarkable destination for adventurous junkies and nature lovers, people around the world come here to learn Buddhist teachings and principles of Buddhist life. Along with Dharamshala and Mcleodganj there are many more attractions for tourists and are worth visit either honeymooner, family, students or adventurous enthusiasts are in concern this is the perfect place for all.

Some of the top nearby attractions are-

Bhagsunath Temple- The ancient Shiva Temple located at 3 kms from the main market of Mcleodganj, the two fresh water pools offer holy bath to the devotee and magnetize tourists coming to Mcleodganj.

St. John church in the Wilderness- The beautiful grayish church made up of stones was constructed in 1852 and is dedicated to John the Baptist. The site is remarkable for an old graveyard and a memorial to the British Viceroy Lord Elgin. The church is adorned with the Belgian stained-glass windows, donated by Lady Elgin.

Triund Hill Trek- The thrilling and adventurous trek of Triund takes the full day trek and its summit is between 2810 and 2880 meters. One can reach the point via two different ways from Mcleodganj Bus stand (10 kms trek) and Galu temple near Dharamkot (6 kms trek). The camping at Triund ridge is the most mesmerizing fact of trekking, which gives you the crystal clear sky look beneath the stars.

Dal Lake- A little lake is set about 3 km from Mcleodganj, adjacent to the Tibetan Childrens Villages schools in Tota-Rani village. There is a small spring and an old temple near the lake.

Namgyal Monastery- It was established by the 3rd Dalai Lama in 1575 and was relocated to Dharamshala following the 1959 Tibetan uprising. The monastery is one of the major learning and cultural centers of the Tibetan populated in Dharamshala. The monastery currently houses around 200 Tibetan monks and is one of the most frequented places in Dharamshala.

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Academy- the highest cricket stadium of the world where many international cricket matches have been played and now become the most visited place in Dharamshala.

Some other places like Masrur rock cut temple, Kangra museum and Kangra fort have their own importance and worth visit.

Along with these splendid places Himachal offer many more to explore; Himachal is famous for its pilgrimage  and out of 51 shakti peeths four are nestled her in Himachal Pradesh which can be easily approachable while you are in Dharamshala.

Chhinnmastika Devi located at chintpurni in Una district 80 kms from Dharamshala.

Jwalaji Devi is at kangra, 35 kms from Dharamshala.

Brajeshwari Devi is at kangra, 19 kms from Dharamshala.

Naina Devi is at Bilaspur, 183 kms from Dharamshala.

HOW TO REACH?

Dharamshala is well connected with roads from most of the major cities like New Delhi, Pathankot, Jammu, and Chandigarh via NH1. The perfect scenic highway overwhelm tourist while going thru, the pleasant cool breeze and lush greenery of coniferous forest will take you to the world of nature’s heaven. Dharamshala can also be reachable via railways up to Pathankot (86 kms), there you will find HP Roadways buses and private cabs one can hire for their ease. Some trains running from New Delhi to Pathankot are- Shalimar Express (14645), Jammu Mail (14033), Uttar S Kranti (12445), Jhelum express (11077).

Tourists travelling from distant places can be reach Dharamshala via Airways, the nearest airport is at Gaggal 15 kms from Dharamshala, daily flight from New Delhi.

AMENITIES

Hotels and Restaurants are in abundant; you will find hotels of different categories but sometimes in season of summer vacations hotels must be booked in advance. We are facilitating our guests by providing most trusted and safe guidance along with private cabs AC,Non AC. Accommodation should be booked prior to travel thus booking depends on room Availability, Hotels ranges from 3 stars to 5 stars. We assist you by providing full supportive assistance and once complimentary local market visit.

ACTIVITIES

TREKKING

CAMPING

PARAGLIDING

PHOTOGRAPHY

SIGHT SCENES

PILGRIMAGE

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