Travel Experience - Best Places to Visit in Dharamshala
Dharamshala is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, and is located at a distance of 16 km from Kangra city. The McLeod ganj suburb of Dharamshala houses the headquarters of the Central Tibetan Administration, and is therefore the residence of the Dalai Lama and the capital of the exiled Tibetan government. Dharamshala has also been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the Smart Cities Mission of the Government of India. Before the arrival of the British in Kangra region, Dharamshala and its surrounding areas were ruled by the Katoch dynasty for two millennia. After the treaty of the volcano between Katoch and Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Sikh dynasty in 1810, Katoch Raja Sansar Singh remained local vassal only in Kangra region. The region was captured by the British in 1848. In 1849 a place was selected for a military cantonment inside Kangra district on the slopes of Dhauladhar mountain, where a Hindu Dharamshala was located.The charming snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas, lush green fields, greenery and natural beauty all around, fascinate tourists. As far as can be seen, the high peaks of the Himalayan mountain range and the high melting snow mark on them, the pine standing on the rocks and the green pine trees are seen to attract anyone's mind. At night or in the morning and evening, due to the cool breeze, the body is very relaxed.
TOURIST PLACES IN DHARAMSHALA
ST. JOHN CHURCH
There are many Tibetan settlements in McLeodganj Dharamshala. Where Tibetan artifacts, handicrafts and many items of Tibetan style are sold. The statue of Mahatma Buddha is also visible in McLeodganj. If you are interested in trekking then this place is perfect for you.
DAL LAKE DRAMSHALA
Dal Lake attracts saliners from far away where the beauty of 'fur' trees adds to the beauty of this lake. The lake is surrounded by lush green forests of cedar, Dal Lake is famous for its beauty and pilgrimage center. The area around Dal Lake is a natural paradise. The area of the lake is around one hectare (ie 10,000 square meters). A famous Lord Shiva temple is situated on the banks of Dal Lake, which is considered very sacred and is 200 years old. According to a legend, a sage named Durvasa worshiped Lord Shiva here.
CHAMUNDA DEVI TEMPLE
Timings: Summer: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Winter: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Triund is a very exciting picnic spot. You can celebrate picnics here with your friends in the lap of the hour.
DALAI LAMA TEMPLE COMPLEX
Timings: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Museum Timings- 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed on Mondays
AGHANJAR MAHADEV MANDIR
Timings: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
King Bhumchand Katoch of Kangra had dreamed of this holy place and then built a temple here. The temple is dedicated to the burning face of the Goddess - called Jwalamukhi and the flame is worshiped here instead of the idol of the mother. This temple is a Shakti Peetha surrounded by quiet hills as the tongue of Goddess Sati fell here.
GYUTO TANTRIC MONASTERY TEMPLE
DHARAMSHALA CRICKET STADIUM
HOW TO REACH DHARAMSHALA
The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport which is located at a distance of 15 km. Also known as Dharamshala Airport, this airport is connected to all major cities of the country. New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Airport International Airport connects international tourists to Dharamshala.