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Dharamshala is situated in the upper compasses of the Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh and is placed at a normal elevation of 1,475 meters above ocean level. The city is surrounded by a thick front of deodar cedar trees and is one of the major solid holds for the Tibetan evacuees and the seat of the fourteenth Dalai Lama of the Tibetan group of Buddhism. The town because of its pleasant environment and the nearness of the Dalai Lama has made the town a famous travellers attraction, both for the Indians and the foreigners. Here’s the list of the best places you should visit in Dharamshala.

1.Tsuglagkhang Complex

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There is no better place to take a look at Tibetan culture than Tsuglagkhang Complex. This place is the official home of the fourteenth Dalai Lama and is the biggest Tibetan sanctuary outside Tibet. The place is a noteworthy journey site for banished Tibetans and is likewise intensely visited by sightseers from everywhere throughout the world.

Things to do –

• Namgyal Cafe.

• Tibetan historical centre.

• Visit the Kalachakra Temple.

• Pay your regards at Buddhist hallowed place.

2.Namgyal Monastery


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Namgyal Monastery was set up by the third Dalai Lama in 1575 and was migrated to Dharamshala following the 1959 Tibetan uprising. The monastery is one of the real learning and social centres of the Tibetan populated in Dharamsala. The monastery as of now houses around 200 Tibetan priests and is a standout amongst the most frequented places in Dharamshala.

Things to do –

• Meditation.

• Observe Tibetan Culture.

• Pay your regards at the Buddhist Shrine.


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Masrur is renowned for its different rock-cut temples that go back to the eighth century AD. The carvings in the temples are finely nitty gritty and are like that of the Ellora caves in the state of Maharashtra and contain different pictures of the Hindu deities like Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshmana from the most established Hindu epic, Ramayana.

Things to do –

• Visit the Kangra Valley.

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• Go to the Shiva sanctuary.

• Take an excursion to Palampur.

4.mcleod Ganj

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With a normal rise of 2,082 meters above ocean level, McLeod Ganj is named after Sir Donald Friell McLeod who was the Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab under whom the region was created. The place is known for its different attractions including the home of the fourteenth Dalai Lama. The place is a standout amongst the most frequented spots in Dharamshala and is acclaimed for its Tibetan culture, handiworks and temples. The Hanuman Tibba is the most elevated top at the tallness of 5,639 meters above ocean level and can be seen from McLeod Ganj.

Things to do –

• Triund.

• Dharamkot.

• Tibet Museum.

• Bhagsu Waterfalls.

• Tsug La Khang Shrine.

• Tibetan Children’s Village.

5.Kareri Lake

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An ideal place for adventurers and climbers, Kareri Lake is an unexplored diamond of the Dhauladhar range. It’s not effectively available by streets and in this manner, not a much-visited site but rather its segregation has helped in its protection. This area additionally fills in as a base camp for trekkers moving towards Dhauladhar extend.

Things to do –

• Camping.

• Trekking.

• Visit an antiquated Shiva Shakti Temple here.

6.kangra fort


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Kangra Fort was the seat and residence of one of the most established existing dynasties in the World. The Katoch leaders of Kangra have a place with the heredity of the leaders of Trigarta said in the Hindu Epics Ramayana and Mahabharata and furthermore in Alexander the Great’s war records. The fort complex contains a few all around definite lobbies and watchtowers alongside two or three temples that go back to the ninth century AD.

Things to do –

• Visit the numerous temples.

• Eat at the eateries.

• Pay a visit to the Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch Museum.

7.Dal Lake of Dharamshala

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The Dal Lake in Dharamshala is named after its eponymous partner in Jammu and Kashmir. The lake is spread crosswise over 1 square kilometre and looks like the lake at Kashmir. It is one of the prevalent outing spots and is encompassed by the thick deodar and juniper backwoods. The Kali sanctuary situated close to the banks is home to a heavenly yearly fair.

Things to do –

• Trekking.

• Boat Riding.

• Pay your regards at Shiva’s hallowed place.