resorts in Dhramshala

Dharamshala has a lot to offer to the tourists with varied interests. For nature lovers there are abundant places to explore the wilderness by trekking or otherwise, spectacular waterfalls, charming views of the landscape and valley, tea gardens etc. For tourists with interests in the Tibetan culture and Buddhism Dharamshala is the ideal place to visit in India with Buddhist temples, museums, monasteries etc. For tourists with interests in religion there are a lot of temples which can be visited. For the lovers of Sports Dharamshala is the home to one of the Largest cricket grounds in the world and Various Adventure Sports.

We provide Tour Packages for which the guests can contact at the Travel Desk at the Reception. A few other attractions in and around Dharamshala are mentioned here. (The list in itself is not exhaustive and
    various other attractions are also there)



Triund Hill

Triund Hill

Triund is a 9-km trek away from Mcleodganj. The trek from Mcleodganj to Triund is a sharp one of over 1100 meters and it is absolutely worth it because of the refreshing walks amongst the Rhododendron and Oak forest. The trek offer panoramic views Bhagsu village, Mcleodganj, Dharamsala valley and distant views of Shivalik hills and plains of Kangra valley. It can be done from either McLeodganj or Dharamkot, which is 2km ahead of McLeodganj. Triund usually remains open till 31st December and up to 1st week of January sometimes. It depends on how much snow has fallen in the beginning of the winter season and around those dates. Once Triund trek closes in January it open late February or early March.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake is a small mid-altitude lake (1,775 m above sea level) near the village of Tota Rani in Kangra district (Himachal Pradesh) in northern India. The name 'Dal Lake' is taken from Kashmir's Dal Lake. Every year during the month of September, a huge number of tourists flock to the Dal Lake to attain famous festival celebrated to mark the presence of Lord Shiva. The banks of the Dal Lake in Himachal Pradesh are livened up by a fair, which is attended by a big number of the Gaddi tribe in the month of September every year. The area around Dal Lake is a natural paradise. Dal Lake falls on the road to Naddi, one of the finest places in Dharamshala.

Dal Lake
Kangra Valley

Kangra Valley

Kangra Valley is situated in the Western Himalayas. Administratively, it predominantly lies in the state of Himachal Pradesh in India. It is a popular tourist destination, with the peak season around March and April. The Kangri dialect is spoken there. Dharamshala, the headquarters of Kangra district, lies on the southern spur of Dhauladhar in the valley. It is home of Masroor Rock Cut Temple, also known as "Himalayan Pyramids", a possible contender for nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley is filled with numerous perennial streams, which irrigate the valley. The valley has an average elevation of 2000 ft.

Bhagsu falls

The Bhagsu Falls are situated 2 km away from McLeodganj. Set amidst lush greenery and nature in its most pristine form, these falls are majestic and grand and should not be missed by all tourists travelling here. This place is spread over a vast expanse of land and it takes around 4-5 hours to explore this region. Trekking is a good option and there are a few cafes near this region where tourists can find light refreshments.

Dalai Lama Temple Complex
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Tea Garden Dharamshala

The smallest tea region of India, Dharamshala has beautifully lined and organized tea gardens across the Kangra Valley. It is known for its good quality tea and is available for purchase in many shops across Dharamshala and Mcleodganj.

H.P. Cricket Association Stadium

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश क्रिकेट एसोसिएशन स्टेडियम) abbreviated as the HPCA Stadium, is a picturesque cricket stadium located in the city of Dharamshala District Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town of Dharamsala is best known internationally as the home of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. The stadium served as the home ground for the Himachal Pradesh cricket team for Ranji Trophy matches and other domestic matches. The stadium also hosted some IPL matches as a home stadium for Kings XI Punjab. The picturesque venue is unique in India as it is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m above the sea level and has the snow-capped Himalayan mountains in the background. Getting to Dharamsala from the nearest airport Is Kangra Airport, which is about 8 kilometres away through the hilly terrain and the harsh winters, during which it rains and snows are some of the deterrents in organizing regular matches.

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Bir Billing

Bir Billing is located 70 km. from Dharamshala. Billing is situated north of Bir at the distance of 14 km. on the way to the Thamsar Pass trek, which is leading to Bada Bhangal, tribal region of Himachal Pradesh. Bir is mainly a Buddhist town and houses a monastery and a Tibetan handicraft center. Bir Billing is a Paragliding destination in the heart of Himalaya’s near famous tourist destination Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing Hosted Paragliding World cup in 2015. Bir Billing provides the option of Paragliding, Trekking to Himachali tribal villages, Mountain Biking, Angling and Camping.

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Dalai Lama Temple & Namgyal Monastery

The Dalai Lama Temple, also known as Tsuglakhang Temple, is a politico-religious centre in Dharamsala. Ideal for peaceful meditation and religious rumination, the temple is full of lamas at all points of the day chanting on prayer wheels or beads. Popular for its beautiful setting, the temple complex has become a revered pilgrimage site for the Buddhists. In addition to this, peaceful environs attract tourists from all over the world. The temple complex is kept open from sunrise to sunset for the visitors to explore the peaceful ambiance of the surroundings. Across the Dalai Lama Temple courtyard visitors can find Namgyal Monastery.

Tsuglagkhang Complex & Tibet museum

This is the place where the Dalai Lama resides. This complex has a monastery, various stupas and temples, bookstore and a cafess, which will attract devotees from all over the world and serve tourists as well. Except for Dalai Lama's residence, every other part of the complex is open for tourists. If lucky, one can even get to meet His Holiness. A museum is located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex and has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan Art, which include history documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc. This museum gives a tourist an insight into Tibetan culture and also the various struggles faced by them lately. The structure of the Tibet Museum is influenced by Tibetan architecture which is unique and innovative.

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Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

With artifacts and manuscripts that date back to the 12th century, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is one the pioneering institutions in the study and research of Buddhism. With as many as 80,000 manuscripts, 600 Buddhist artifacts including beautifully crafted silk applique thangkas and a three dimensional, wood carved mandala of the Avalokiteshwara, one of the most revered and compassionate Bodhisattva in Buddhism. With an air of peace and serenity descending upon people who visit the museum, it is indeed a calming experience to visitors of this offbeat museum in India.

Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Kangra
Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Kangra

The Bajreshwari Devi Temple is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh behind the crowded market of Kangra Town. It is said to be constructed by Goddess Bajreshwari itself at a place where once the famous Ashwamedh or horse-sacrifice took place. Standing behind the cricket field, numerous food selling stalls and bustling streets, the temple stands high and proves its presence by the echoing sounds of its huge bells. The annual Makar Sankranti festival is celebrated at this temple with great pomp and show.

Jwala Devi Temple, Kangra, Kangra Overview

In the valleys of Kangra, burn the nine eternal flames of the Jwala Devi Mandir which attracts Hindu pilgrims from all over India. Also known as Jwala Ji, this mighty temple is situated 34 km south of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh and 56 km from Dharamshala. The temple is dedicated to Jwala Devi, a form of the Holy Goddess herself. This is a novel temple which does not have an idol. It is believed the Goddess resides in the holy flames of the temple which miraculously burn day and night without any fuel from outside.

Bajreshwari Devi Temple, Kangra
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St. John in the Wilderness Church

St. John in the Wilderness, built in 1852, is one of the most important churches in Himachal Pradesh. Located near Dharamshala and on the way to Mcleodganj, this neo-gothic church was built in dedication to John the Baptist. Set amidst lush deodar forests, this peaceful edifice is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows.

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Masroor Rock Cut Temple

Situated 32 kms from Kangra in Dharamsala on the Nagrota- Surian Link Road, Masroor Rock Cut Temple is an archaeological site which is currently in ruins. The complex is a combination of 15 rock cut temples designed in the Indo- Aryan style of architecture, believed to have been built in the 8th century (as per relics). Dedicated to the Hindu gods Shiva, Vishnu, Devi and Saura, the complex faces northeast, towards the Dhauladhar range.

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Bhagsu nath temple

This temple is located at a height of 1770 m above sea level. Surrounded by beautiful pools and lush greenery, this temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists throughout the year. The pools around this temple are believed to be sacred and contain miraculous powers of healing. The temple was built by King Bhagsu and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

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Kangra art museum

The Kangra Museum is dedicated to the brilliant marvels of Tibetan and Buddhist artwork and their rich history. It is situated near the bus station of Dharamshala. Among the variety of its precious collectibles are jewelry, rare coin memorabilia, paintings, sculptures and pottery. The essence of tribal culture is beautifully reflected in the exquisite pieces of art on their culture.

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War Memorial

The War Memorial in Dharamshala is situated in the pine forests near the main town and the journey itself to this place is totally worth it. There is the beautiful GPG College which was made during the British Era.  This is the memorial which has been made at the entrance point to Dharamsala in the memory of those who fought for saving our motherland.