Dharamshala

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is renowned as the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile. Dharamshala is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km from Kangra City. The city is distinctively separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself whereas the upper division is popularly known as Mcleodganj.

This is situated on the upper hilly stretch of land of Kangra Valley which is put just against the stunning scene of Dhauladhar ranges. Being a Tibetan hub, Dharamshala is taken into consideration to be one of the very best locations to discover and discover Buddhism and Tibetan Culture.

Best Time to Visit Dharamshala

The day temperature level is extremely pleasurable in Dharamshala and nights are cool, and so the tourist thrill is always high in this stunning hill station. However, the months in between March as well as June are the very best time to visit Dharamshala as it doesn't get too cool or warm during this season. For a person who loves rainy season, do visit this hillside terminal throughout the months of July and August as Dharamshala presents some really scenic views of the freshly washed woodlands. Yet, make certain that your journey is secure and comfortable as cases of landslide are quite common during monsoon.

Winter too is the best time to visit Dharamshala, specifically for somebody that wants to experience snowfall. The temperature level also goes down to 0 C in winter, and so the months between December as well as February are the best to behold cool Dharamshala.

Best Places to Visit in Dharamshala

1. Tsuglagkhang Complex

Famous for: Tibetan Culture, History, and Pilgrimage.

Things to Do at Tsuglagkhang Complex

  • Namgyal Cafe.
  • Tibetan museum.
  • Visit the Kalachakra Temple.    
2. Namgyal Monastery

Famous for: Tibetan Culture, History.  

Things to Do at Namgyal Monastery

  • Observe Tibetan Culture.
  • Pay your respects at the Buddhist Shrine.
3. Masrur

Famous for: Architecture, Photography, History, Religion.

Things to Do near Masrur

  • Visit the Kangra Valley.
  • Go to the Shiva temple.
  • Take a trip to Palampur.
4. McLeod Ganj

Famous for: Nature, Photography, Tibetan Culture, Viewpoints.

Places of interest in Mcleodganj

  • Tibet Museum.
  • Bhagsu Waterfalls.
5. Gyuto Monastery 

Famous for: Tibetan Culture, History, Pilgrimage.

Things to Do around Gyuto Monastery

  • Visit the nearby Norbulingka Institute.