Top 33 Places to visit in Dharamshala

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Best things to do in Dharamshala and sightseeing in Dharamshala

According to traditional etymology, Dharamshala translates to 'spiritual dwelling'. The calm expanse of the Dhauladhar Ranges enveloping this city grants it a rich history of spirituality and attracts thousands of travellers from around the globe, looking for that very bliss. Homestead of the Dalai Lama and innumerable other Tibetans, Dharamshala boasts of beautiful monasteries all around, such as those within the Tsuglagkhang Complex, which also houses the Tibetan Leader's official residence. Other attractions include the Kalachakra Temple, which houses some hypnotisingly beautiful murals, the Tibet Museum and the Namgyal Gompa, where monks can be seen engaged in animated debates in the afternoon. Apart from the spirituality, this charming little city also hosts International Film festivals, local fairs, Shoton Spring Festival and the vibrant Tibetan Opera- 'Lhamo. The city is usually dormant with regard to adventurous activities, but for those thrill seekers and nature lovers around, an adrenaline rush always awaits them. Some resorts provide opportunities for paragliding, flying fox, rock climbing, zip lining, rappelling and even night camping. Treks through the magical hills and forests are always invaluable, the most cherished one being, the trek to the snowy peaks of Triund. Dharamshala's vast Tibetan population gives way to charming little kitchen cafes serving the most lip smacking Tibetan dishes, that too at very affordable prices (below Rs 500 for two). Dishes such as thenthuk, thukpa, chocolate and meat medallions are a huge hit with most travellers that have visited and sought refuge in this city's mystical spread.

McLeod Ganj - Dharamshala

Barely 4 km away from Dharamshala by foot, the hill station of McLeod Ganj is home to many majestic monasteries, delicious smelling kitchen cafes, video rental shops, western food cafes, trekking companies and wall to wall stores selling Tibetan souvenirs and many more goodies. Also known as Little Lhasa and the abode of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual influence and its mystical green hills mark McLeod Ganj as a significant tourist destination and a major traveller hang-out in the Kangra Valley. A 5-minute walk south of this town will take one to the Tsuglagkhang Complex, which comprises the official residence of the 14th Dalai Lama, vibrant monasteries with beautiful murals and even a bookshop cafe that goes by the name of Namgyal Gompa. Tourist activity after monsoon picks up, after October, with February March being pleasant months to visit the hill station to witness the Losar Festival or the Tibetan New Year being celebrated. This compact sized town is best explored and enjoyed by walking or trekking. Intriguing short walks around Mcleod Ganj include one that goes 2km east to Bhagsu which leads one to a waterfall and a temple. The most well-known trek, 8 km starting from the town, is to Triund, a snow-flanked and serene camping spot from which one can also travel 5 km ahead to reach a charming little forest rest house. With many many hipster eateries, the food here is some of the best you'll find at any mountain destination.
I touched Dharamshala at 0700 hours. The first view of Dharamshala gave me peace of mind. Himalayas fully covered with Deodar Cedar trees and fog all over. My hotel was situated ahead about 8-9 kms to the upper reaches of Dharamshala which is known as Mcleodganj (Little Lhasa). Checked in Akashdeep hotel it’s near Bhagsunath Temple. It was decent and had amazing view of Bhagsu water fall and Dhauladhar peak (one of the best attraction of Mcleodganj) behind those two huge Himalayas. Was so excited to explore the city that without wasting any more of my time I decided to I freshen up and hit the smart city!
Chetna Patil

20 Followers, 11 Reviews


McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamsala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans.[1] The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.
उदय वीर सिंह गुलेरिया

6 Followers, 3 Reviews


McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India.. good place for shopping, spiritual palaces visit, dalai lama temple. Provides good place to stay and enjoy the Himalayan beauty.
vinay vinvin

106 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
February,March,April,May,June,October,November
Things to do
Food and Drinks,Hill Station,Nature,Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget

Bhagsu Nag - Dharamshala

This is a locality in the Dharamshala District. A very small village with almost no communication facilties, this village is mainly known for the Bhagsunaag Temple and the beautiful Bhagsunaag Waterfalls. The people here are very humble and you can interact with them to know more about their culture, lifestyle and history of the place.
Bhagsu Nag waterfall is a small water fall on the outskirt of Dharamshala. It is around 3 Km from Mcleodganj. It takes around half an hour hike from Mcleodganj bus stand to reach Bhagsu. Although the water fall is small but one can just sit back and enjoy the exquisite beauty of Dhauladhar range. This place must be in the wish list for a bag packer it he is travelling to Dharamshala.
Matrika Prasad

6 Followers, 11 Reviews


Bhagsu Nag Waterfall and roaming around in the jungle
Divyam Gupta

19 Followers, 4 Reviews


This temple is surrounded by trees, houses & mountains - a beautiful place. You need to cross the market to reach this place. The temple has a beautiful history associated with it. The pool outside the temple looks beautiful. I visited here on December 16, 2014 around 11 am and a Buddhist monk was bathing in it. I was impressed with the energy he had - a true monk. There was little bit of snow all around from the last night's fall. You can find a small shop in the premises where you can have tea & snacks. There is a paid toilet at the back which is very dirty & you need to climb down a lot of stairs with big steps. Parts of the main waterfall that go two floors below are not in good condition & need attention. But the area is beautiful.
Manoo J.

189 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Dharamshala
Things to do
Explore the Bhagsu Falls
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bhagsunag Waterfall - Dharamshala

A spot of immense scenic beauty in Dharamsala, this is also the starting point of the trek route to the Triund Hill. This beautiful falls is also on the way to the McLeodganjand is especially crowded by trekkers. The view of the waterfalls from the bridge here is awesome and the backdrop of the mountains make it even more beautiful. The white, foamy waters combined with the lush greenery makes a fresh colour combination which is extremely soothing to the eyes. This is one place you just cannot give a miss in Dharamsala.
Natural shower for the unbathed.
Prateek Dham

926 Followers, 571 Reviews


Sit back and relax after hiking. This place is usually crowded, probably due to June being the Tourist month. You can also go to Shiva Cafe to enjoy the view. The route to Bhagsu from McLeaodGanj is usually jam packed. It's better if you can walk all the way to this place (approx 3.5km one way) by parking your car near St John's Church, otherwise be prepared to spend hours stuck in traffic jam. The surrounding areas can also be cleaned by the government as people just eat and litter around.
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 Reviews


Shiva Cafe and Bhgasunag is 3 km small trek where people experience adventure through their dips in freezing cold water and smoking chillum and weed at Shiva Cafe.
Tanya Jain

237 Followers, 34 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
nature trails, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Dharamkot - Dharamshala

Serenity personified is how one would describe Dharamakot. This small town happens to be close to the Bhagsu waterfalls and thus is a place that invariably attracts many western tourists round the year. If rustic charm is what you want then that is what you get here at Dharamkot. There are simple guesthouses where one can stay and they offer just the basic amenities. Home to the famous Tushita Research Centre, this place lies 1457 metres above the sea level. Get there and experience life minus the luxuries and you will see how well you enjoy it.
Find nice and cheap place for stay.
Richa Sharma

229 Followers, 11 Reviews


Who doesn't love the hills? Places to see: McLeodganj, Dharamkot, Bhagsunag, Triyund Hill Things to eat: Street side momos and Thupka, first 4 cafes in Dharamkot More details: https://sidrsharma.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/places-to-see-things-to-do-in-dharamkotmcleodganj/(Copy-paste the link in your browser) https://sidrsharma.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/adventures-of-sharmajipart-ii-a-week-in-dharamkot-bir-2/(Copy-paste the link in your browser)
Siddharth R. Sharma

138 Followers, 6 Reviews


Its full of restaurants, unlike McLeodgunj it has more foreigners and more foreigners owned restaurants.
Aniesh Chawla

327 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March
Things to do
Go gaga at the street stalls here
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Naddi - Dharamshala

This is a small region in the McLeod Ganj Region and is known for the effect of Buddhism as well as dalai Lama. The main activvity you can enjoy here is trekking and the climate is rough at times increasing the adventure quotient. This is mainly a monsoon prone area and thus you have to be very careful if you want to trek here.
As suggested and guided by the localites they wanted us to visit this place called Naddi. And I decided to follow that. Naddi is a small village located at the high point of Dal Lake. The first view from the Naddi top made me stunned for a moment. I couldn’t take my eyes of it. It has a view of Magnificent and snow-capped Mighty Dhauladhar and the vast lush of Kangra Valley. Damn, what a view! The only place in Dharamshala from you get the entire view of the mountains. After spending an hour at this location 1500 hours I decided to have my lunch at some local Himachali restaurant and take a power nap as I was bit exhausted.
Chetna Patil

20 Followers, 11 Reviews


The waterfall here can take your heart away.The place is mindblowing and specially in the chilly nights when you can hear the flowing water amidst the stillness of the dark and you can listen to animals howling and the vastness of the mountains and forests!
Yashasvi Gaur

28 Followers, 3 Reviews


A high point beyond the Dal Lake, Naddi village affords a magnificent view of Dhauladhar mountain range to the north and the vast expanse of lush Kangra valley to the south. It is situated far away from the hustle and bustle of the McLeodGanj market and provides complete peace of mind.
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

SnowLine Cafe - Dharamshala

A step in to the Dhauladhar ranges which welcomes you with more than 6 feets on snow. Hailstorms, snowfall, rains... clouds like smoke. It was a sight to remember. Height---> 3200+ meters
Abhishek Chaudhary

246 Followers, 22 Reviews


A place you can spend some time with you ignoring the chaos at Triund. Mr Sharma Ji runs this beautiful Cafe, met Sharma ji on the way to Snow Line Cafe, and got to know that he closed, since i don't have food, he said"ab jo chalna hi padege, tum aaye ho to " and trekked back (1.5hrs)... love you all the Himachal Peoples
Saurabh Jain

17 Followers, 11 Reviews


Indrahar Pass View from the top
Divyam Gupta

19 Followers, 4 Reviews


Trail to Triund Hill - Dharamshala

Triund Hill is a famous spot that one can trek along to. As a matter of fact, there are a number of trails that one can follow and reach the peak at the Dhauladhar range. From McLeodgang to the peak is around 9 kilometres and many tourists prefer this trail. Camping is a great activity to be done here as the place is clean and cool. There are some mysterious twists to the trails that one will surely enjoy a lot. Once at the peak, click pictures of Moon Peak and the Indira Pass as well.
The Mystic Monk

12 Followers, 4 Reviews


An Invitation to the beautiful trk ahead with Multiple Cafe's with Himalayan Teas all the way
Saurabh Jain

17 Followers, 11 Reviews


pros: very adventurous, beautiful views, clouds, magnificent rocks, breathtaking nature cons: time consuming and a bit difficult. No facility for nature's calls anywhere throughout the way and not even on the top of Triund. * Took us 4.5 hours uphill and 2 hours down the hill. * wear sport shoes or trek shoes. Avoid slippers or sandals. * carry a light wind-cheater for sudden weather change or drizzling.
Rabia Singla

148 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
This trail is what one should go on when one visits in Himachal Pradesh.
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Contact Travel agent

Dal Lake - Dharamshala

Dal Lake also known as Manimahesh Lake is a spot, which tourists cannot afford to miss out on due to its picture-perfect scenery in Manimahesh Kailash Peak in Chamba district. On one side the Manimahesh Lake Lake is surrounded by a range of majestic mountains.
This lake is situated at a very beautiful location, surrounded by countless Deodar (Devadar or the Divinee tree in Sanskrit) trees. It is majestic & offers peace & joy if you are open to receiving it. I have read all sorts of reviews it. Many people say it's a dirty lake, a mud-puddle & so on but my view is different. This lake's has greenish water & yes, it sometimes looks brown too but that doesn't make it a mud-puddle. It has a Shiva temple nearby, hence, considered a sacred spot. There is a famous festival celebrated here to offer love & devotion to Lord Shiva in the month of September every year. A lot of tourists visit this place at that time to be a part of the festival. There is a school called the "Tibetan Children's Village" a few meters away. It was started by H.H. Dalai Lama 54 years ago in order to provide care for the many children who had been orphaned or separated from their families during the arduous escape from their homeland back in 1950s. It is not a picnic spot so dont go if you have small children or adults who travel just for fun. A must visit place for those who want to have a deeper insight into how the school has been helping children, what is its mission & how wonderfully they have done so much for them. You can also talk with the head there in case you wish to volunteer. I wish I could have more time to spend there & visit each class. Mine was a very short visit but next time (2-3 years) I am going to spend good 3-4 hours there & be a part of the children and do a photo essay on the school.
Manoo J.

189 Followers, 12 Reviews


The name is synonymous to Dal Lake, Kashmir but sadly the condition of lake is not. The lake water is muddy and the nearby area stinks. The beauty is in the surrounding Deodar Trees. There is small Shiva shrine on its bank. This lake definitely needs some attention and maintenance from the Government. The road from McLeodGanj to Dal Lake also needs to be repaired. I would recommend you to skip this place from your itinerary. It's a wasted asset , Overall a disappointing place!
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 Reviews


The route to Dal from the forest is very nice. It is better to ask the directions before venturing into the forest. Lake is small but its serene.
Aniesh Chawla

327 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight seeing, Pray
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

HPCA International Cricket Stadium - Dharamshala

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium also known as HPCA Stadium is a cricket stadium in Dharamshala.
Visited December 17, 2014. Situated at an elevation 4780 feet, it offers a clear view of majestic Dhauladhar Range in the background. It is one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, perhaps among the top 2 or 3. I could have never imagined a Cricket stadium to look like this. It's a piece of art - very very beautiful. I have never liked Cricket all my life and I still don't. But visiting this stadium and sitting here made me feel like I was sitting on a temple ground. What peace it emanated!! I actually don't have words to describe the beauty of this wonderful place. One must visit once to truly experience what the place has to offer. And for me a non-Cricket day/season was the best time as the place felt calm and serene - like a place where one can actually meditate.
Manoo J.

189 Followers, 12 Reviews


The spectacular view of snow capped Dauladhar ranges can be seen from this well maintained and clean stadium. A place to witness a combination of the lush green ground, the clear blue sky and the mountains in the backdrop. The venue is unique in India as it is situated at a height of 1,457 m (4,780 ft 2 in) above sea level and recently, the stadium hosted two IPL matches acting as the home stadium of Kings XI Punjab.
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 Reviews


Best time to visit
In any International Cricket Match
Things to do
Cricket Stadium
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

St. John in the Wilderness - Dharamshala

This is an anglic church in the McLeodganj. The church from the outside looks completely abandoned and covered with creepers all along. As you enter it you will find it extremely clean and maintained and thus fully active always. Made in the Gothic form of architecture, it was dedicated to st. John's the Baptist and is a widely visited area here.
http://www.tripoto.com/trip/church-of-st-john-in-the-wilderness-mcleodganj-707516
Manoo J.

189 Followers, 12 Reviews


One of the oldest churches in India
Jyotirmoy Gupta

393 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
History tours, worship
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Namgyal Monastery - Dharamshala

The 14th Dalai Lama happens to have the Namgyal Monastery as his residence and is a considered as a centre of learning since its establishment either in 1564 or 1565. It was then called Phende Lekshe Ling and was renamed in 1751 to Namgyal Monastery by Lama Gyalwa Sonam Gyatso, the third Dalai Lama. This was done to honour the Goddess Namgyalama. The Tibetan Uprising of 1959 caused the place to be relocated to where it now stands. The Namgyal Monastery is home to 200 monks that are from the four main monastic lineages of Buddhism. The place takes care of an eldery home in Shimla and as well as a temple n Kushinagar.
The beauty and tranquility of the monastery stirred our minds out of the India-Tibet-China imbroglio. The main attraction here is the Buddha temple that houses a huge, magnificent golden statue of Buddha. The walls are adorned by beautiful paintings, which if I remember correctly, depict scenes from Buddha's life.
Neehar Mishra

247 Followers, 30 Reviews


It's a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. It's a home to 200 monks. You can see the monks chanting and doing their daily tasks. The monastery is surrounded by prayer wheels and is a famous pilgrim spot in Mcleodganj.
Nancy Nance

687 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March happens to be the best time to come here
Things to do
Say a prayer at the Dharam Chakhra.
Open Hours
From 7 in the morning till 7 in the evening all through the week and as well as on public holidays as well.
Budget
Free entry

Triund - Dharamshala

Triund Hill is a famous spot that one can trek along to. As a matter of fact, there are a number of trails that one can follow and reach the peak at the Dhauladhar range. From McLeodgang to the peak is around 9 kilometres and many tourists prefer this trail. Camping is a great activity to be done here as the place is clean and cool. There are some mysterious twists to the trails that one will surely enjoy a lot. Once at the peak, click pictures of Moon Peak and the Indira Pass as well.
Starting from Mecloadganj this treks takes you between the amazing Dhauldhar Mountains and Kangra Valley that is covered in snow almost all around the year. Those who want a most challenging experience can trek further to Indrahar Pass.
Kritagya

130 Followers, 5 Reviews


Our main aim was to do the Triund trek, which took us about 4-5 hrs uphill and 3 hrs downhill.
Aniesh Chawla

327 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
June to September
Things to do
This trail is what one should go on when one visits in Himachal Pradesh.
Open Hours
NA
Budget
N/A

McLeod Ganj Market - Dharamshala

Little Lhasa’ as it is often referred to as, McLeodganj Market is a place that is heavily influenced by Buddhist tradition and is home to a number of temples, monasteries and some very beautiful landmarks as well. The place gets its name from David Mcleod and serves as the residence of the Dalai Lama when he visits the country. One is told that visiting Dharamshala is incomplete without one coming to McLeodganj. Beautiful sights make tourists come here in large numbers. The Tibetan learning centre here is a great attraction here.
pros: awesome food, colorful clothes, ancient artifacts, traditional tibetan clothes, singing bowls and flags, pashmina shawls, prayer wheels, extremely reasonable prices cons: none
Rabia Singla

148 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to June
Things to do
A visit to the Tibetan learning centre is a must here.
Open Hours
NA
Budget
N/A

Shiva Cafe - Dharamshala

When you are hungry after a lot of trekking and exploring the beautiful Triund, this is a place to relax and satiate your hunger pangs. There is also the Shiva Falls nearby and thus the name of the café. The place is oerfect for all types such as breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best part about this place is however the peaceful ambience and great views.
After the long tiring trek to the top of Bhagsunag falls, it gives you a nice place to relax. enjoy the view from the top !
Jyotirmoy Gupta

393 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Eat- out
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Imperial Heights Resorts - Dharamshala

Dharamshala is indeed a very self-sufficient hill town that is replete with all the necessities that make it a tourist hotspot. From places of religious significance to pilgrim spots, fine dining restaurants and hotels to stay at, places of historical importance, this town has it all. If you are looking for the best place to stay at when you visit Dharamshala, try the Imperial Heights Resort. Known for its excellent service, some of the amenities that one can enjoy here is free parking, power back up round the clock, room and laundry service, separate smoking area, dry cleaning, concierge, a travel help desk, medical assistance on site and a spa to spend a day at.
The Resort is one hell of a place to stay in Dharamsala. The best amongst the rest in the place. It has a world class restaurant, the rooms are comfortable and the interiors of the hotel are something which you will appreciate. There is an array of facilities which one can avail.
Kushendra Tiwary

199 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
To make the most of Dharamshala, pay the place a visit sometime between March to September.
Things to do
Enjoy the comfort of a resort that reminds one of the British era.
Open Hours
The check-in and checkout times remain at 12 noon.
Budget
There are several rooms with a variety of services and facilities specific to each. Thus, the prices differ and one would have to contact the hotel with regards to this.

War Memorial - Dharamshala

Another name for this museum is the Garhwal Rifles War Museum and it was established in the year 1923 by Lord Rawlinson of Trent. He was the then governer chief of India. The museum is in the famous Rifle Ground and is one of the most popular attractions here. You can visit this place to get detailed information about pre- independence history and the achievments of the army men here. The museum was built in the honor of the valour of the officers of the Garhwal Regiment. It remains closed on the day of Oath taking of new recruits of the Garhwal Regiment.
The name of war heroes are inscribed on large slabs of black marble. A 1971 fighter plane is also a prominent attraction here.
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Things to do
Museum tours
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
Rs 50 per person

Shugsep Nunnery - Dharamshala

Shugsep Nunnery is situated as a home of nuns where they are living in peace. These are Daughters of Buddha who have their own experiences to share and adds more optimism to lives of people whom they meet.
Tanya Jain

237 Followers, 34 Reviews


Tsuglagkhang Complex - Dharamshala

Also known as the Namgyal Gompa, this is the most important Buddhist worship and chanting center outside tibet. The monastery looks extremely simple from outside and has nothing to fancy at all. As soon as you enter this place, you will find a number of paintings, murals and structures inside on the walls. The moastery is mainly famous for their Kora rituals. It is opened for the public to come and meditate or chant during the whole day. the residential areas are however not accessible by the tourists.
The Dalai Lama’s temple complex consists of Namgyal Monastery, the main temple, statue of the Buddha, library, the Dalai Lama’s residence and various administrative offices. The monastery offers a delightful insight into Tibetan art and culture. A must visit place if you seek spiritual relief away from the crowded lanes of McLeodGanj.
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 Reviews


Best time to visit
8:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Things to do
meditation
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Budget
free

Bella Heights - Dharamshala

Bella Heights is luxury three star hotel in Dharamshala offering luxurious accommodation.
Hotel Bella Heights was the best stay option available in McLeodganj. Ours was a four-day stay at the Bella Heights...from December 15-18, 2014. I had booked this hotel based on the reviews I had read on Trip Advisor. It was a peaceful experience staying here. There were just -I guess - two or three rooms occupied as it is not a peak season. The entire hotel - including the cafe & the restaurant - felt empty. However, the staff served us well. The service is slow (you will experience this everywhere in Mcleod) but people are sweet as well as professional. Entire staff - from the gate to the cafe, room service, restaurant - is good. I have no complaints about the hotel. Food was average but I feel its due to a very less number of guests staying at the property at this time of the year. We arrived at the hotel at around 3:30 pm. It was raining. The staff immediately attended to our needs. They have the reversible air-conditioning system installed & set the temperature to 30 degrees & also brought in one blower as the room was big. The room was warm enough in an hour & my 5-year old could run & play inside without any problem. Geyser in the bathroom worked very well. We ordered a Club Sandwich, French Fries & Hot Chocolate & it wasn't prepared well, tasted really bad that we couldn't finish. We had our dinner at the restaurant....ordered Daal Makhani, Butter Roti, Vegetable Pulao. And this time the food tasted good. Eating breakfast on the terrace - while enjoying sun & watching snow-clad peaks - was a pleasant experience. A 10-minute walk to the the main Temple Road & another 10 minutes to Jogiwara Road from the Temple Road. Everyday - while going out - we asked the person at the reception to get the room cleaned. And they did the job really well. Rooms have electric kettles so you can enjoy your tea/coffee while reading a book or watching TV. Free Wi-fi in all rooms. It is a clean place to stay, you need to pay little more to book a Super Deluxe or a Premium Room. Staff is sweet yet professional & very helpful. Just go with an open mind, you wont regret your decision to stay here. I wont hesitate to recommend this place to people. Room Tips for the Visitors: * Premium Rooms (Ours was 301 on the 3rd floor) are great with the big windows & nice valley/mountain view.
Manoo J.

189 Followers, 12 Reviews


Best time to visit
When in Dharamshala
Things to do
Luxury accommodation
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
N/A

8 Auspicious Him View Hotel - Dharamshala

In the McLeodganj region of Himachal, this is a hotel on a peak of a hill. The rooms are small but the cleanliness is remarkable. The environment is homely and the staff looks after the guests very well. The food and other facilities are good too. Standing on the terrace, you get a lovely view of the surrounding sceneries, peaks and ranges.
The trip was a 5 day stay at a beautiful hotel ( more of a home stay sorts)- The hotel name was-8 Auspicious him view hotel.Very quite, serene,tucked away on a hill,facing a breathtaking view of mountains, which has spectacular sun rise every morning.I received a very warm welcome from the family who takes cares of the hotel.
Shruti Sidhan

379 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Holiday resorts
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Bhagsunag Rd - Dharamshala

Our day five started with mcleodganj water fall"bhagsu waterfall". After that we visited local Tibetan market. Dalai lana temple and booked our return Volvo bus to delhi departures at 7:30 pm.
Karam Dhawan

1 Followers, 10 Reviews


Regional Mountaineering Centre McLeodganj - Dharamshala

This is government-run organisation arranges treks, hikes, rock-climbing and rappelling, Too good place to stay.
vinay vinvin

106 Followers, 18 Reviews


St. John Church - Dharamshala

This church has been standing since 1863 when it was built by Protestant missionaries and is quite similar to the Roman Catholic Church back in England. When visited, one will see that the entire structure is made of brick and wood making it typical of British constructions. Located in the famous place Gandhi Chowk, the church is now an important pilgrim spot and a popular destination among tourists. If interested about the history of the church and the place, try visiting the library next to this church.
The board outside the church claims that this is one of the oldest Anglican Church in India, built in 1852 and dedicated to John the Baptist. The surrounding Deodar forest and the Belgian stained glass windows add to the architecture of the church. Buried in the graveyard right behind the church are the British Residents. History: in 1905, the bell tower and spire of the church were destroyed due to earthquake, while the structure survived. Ten years later, a new bell was brought from England and installed in the compound of the church.
Damini Aggarwal

257 Followers, 116 Reviews


Best time to visit
Sunday is a great day as mass is held here. September to March is the best time to visit the place.
Things to do
Spend some time at the library here.
Open Hours
6:00 am to 7:00 pm all the days of the week.
Budget
Free entry

Greenwoods Inn - Dharamshala

It gives you a direct view of the Dhuladhar range peak.
Travel_With_Me

14 Followers, 1 Reviews


Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts - Dharamshala

Founded by Tenzing Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama after he came back from exile in Tibet in 1959, this is an ideal place to know more about Tibetian Culture. This was set up as the Dance, Drama and Music Society whose aim was to preserve and conserve the rich culture of the Tibetans. The Opera Shows in this place are a great attraction for all tourists apart from all other Tibetan exhibits showcased here.
Day 1 was spent at the great Dharamshala international film festival DIFF. The festival had people from every part of the world.Many young filmmakers showcased their films in different languages.Screenings ran throughout the day, with food stalls set up at the TIPA-Tibetan institute of performing arts. great workshops also were held for animation enthusiasts.Overall it was a great experience for people who love watching films-short/documentary style.
Shruti Sidhan

379 Followers, 40 Reviews


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Things to do
Museum tours, music shows
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Rs 50 per person, Rs 100 per still camera, Rs 500 per video camera

German Bakery - Dharamshala

German Bakery is well known food cafe in Dharamshala.
We visited this cafe on December 16, 2014. It was around 10:30 in the morning. Maybe thats the reason it didnt permeate the right kind of atmosphere....dim lights, music & so on. Things that I didnt like were: * Bad food - in terms of preparation & taste. (Sandwich was sweet in taste & was overheated, hence burnt. Aloo parantha was very thick & some parts didnt have the potatoes at all - only flour. Mango shake & tea were ok). * The service - like all other restaurants in Mclo - was very slow. But I guess its a common thing in all of Mclo. * They have a loose concrete floor & plastic furniture, hence, cant keep the chairs stable. And it becomes even more difficult when you are with kids. * The ambience was very average.....felt like 'just another' roadside dhaba. The music was good. And it provides a good view of the mountains around. I would not want to visit this cafe again.
Manoo J.

189 Followers, 12 Reviews


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When in Dharamshala
Things to do
Fast food outlet
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Bhagsu Nag Waterfall Pathway - Dharamshala

Bhagsu Nag Waterfall Pathway is in the Dharamsala area of Himachal Pradesh. This is an extremely remote area with almost nothing in terms of outside communication. This place is mainly known for the Bhagsu Naag waterfall and also the Bhagsunag Temple. The people of this place are however extremely humble and love to interact with people. They are the best people with whom you can talk and talk to known more about this beautiful place and the history and lifestyle of the people here.
pros: lovely views, freezing fresh water, cool breeze, refreshing environment cons: beware of the spikey bushes and slippery stones
Rabia Singla

148 Followers, 7 Reviews


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Bhagsunag Road - Dharamshala

Take a little walk down from McLeodganj and one will reach the village Bhagsu via the Bhagsunag road. This place is filled with a number of guest houses and many western tourist and backpackers prefer to stay here than in a lavish hotel or resort. The road is dotted with little restaurants that serve local food to the crowds and internet cafes here help one to connect to the outside world. There are many local stalls here as well and they sell local handicraft items. This is a horn free zone and this appeals to those who want to chill out and not be disturbed at all.
Our first stop was the Bhagsunag temple, a 5,000-odd-year-old temple dedicated to Shiva.
Neehar Mishra

247 Followers, 30 Reviews


Best time to visit
March to September is great as the winter months can get a little harsh.
Things to do
Located in close proximity is the Bhagsunag Falls.
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Bhagsu Naag Village - Dharamshala

This is a very small village in the Dharamsala area of Himachal Pradesh. This is an extremely remote village with almost nothing in terms of outside communication. This place is mainly known for the Bhagsu Naag waterfall and also the Bhagsunag Temple. The people of this place are however extremely humble and love to interact with people. They are the best people with whom you can talk and talk to known more about this beautiful place and the history and lifestyle of the people here.
Bhagsu Fall is a small yet beautiful waterfall located 2km away from Mcleodganj. It is a place where one can enjoy and relax in the soothing environment of the miraculous Himalayas. Around 0.5 km from the waterfall stands the Bhagsunath Temple. The waterfall is revered by devotees who throng the temple. Even though the fall is easily reachable by taxis or autos, I decided to trek to it so that I can enjoy the serene surroundings. It took me around 6 to 8 hours to explore the region.
Aftab Singh

403 Followers, 26 Reviews


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Tushita Meditation Centre - Dharamshala

One can locate this place in McLeodganj and was established in 1972 to cater to a surge in demand by westerners who wish to learn more about the Buddhism. Collaboration between Zopa Lama and Yeshe Lama and some western students led to the birth of this centre at a house in Dharamkot. It was first known as the Tushita Retreat Centre and then as the Tushita Meditation Centre. Since the establishment of the institute there had been no looking back and true to what the name means, it’s a place of joy and learning about the tenets of Buddhism.
One of the most quietest of all the places where even the dogs don't bark and everyone talks in whispers for the voices echo. Situated on a very small hill it's both a centre and a tourist spot. One can join courses here and also simply visit. The view of His Holiness's home is directly visible through Tushita.
Tanya Jain

237 Followers, 34 Reviews


Best time to visit
The November course is famous but one can attend through the year
Things to do
Acquaint yourself with the teachings and practices of Lord Buddha
Open Hours
4:00 am to 10:00 pm all through the week
Budget
One has to contact the centre for courses, duration and cost related issues.

Magic View Cafe - Dharamshala

Magic View Cafe is food outlet in Dharamshala, famous for their fast foods and amazing nature view too.
Second check point. The view is majestic from here.
Yashasvi Girdhar

269 Followers, 8 Reviews


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Things to do
Food, Nature View
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Gallu Devi To Baal - Dharamshala

Gallu Devi Temple is starting point of trekking to Triund.
First checkpoint.
Yashasvi Girdhar

269 Followers, 8 Reviews


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Things to do
Trekking, Nature View, Photography
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Kareri Rest House - Dharamshala

Kareri Rest House is a guest house in Kareri Village, where you can enjoy a great budget stay.
This is where you should ideally spend your first night on the way to Kareri Lake. Nice, clean and good food! The caretaker is helpful too.
Ishank Ahuja

143 Followers, 9 Reviews


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Things to do
Stay, Nature View
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