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Tourist Places To Visit In Dharamsala
Dharamsala, formerly known as Bhagsu is the second winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. The city of Dharamsala has become an important highlight in Himachal tour packages because of its scenic beauty and local tourist attractions. Since it is quite a task to explore every alley of this multi-faceted destination during your weekend visits, here's an amazing list of the best tourist places visit in Dharamsala while you are there. So read on folks...
Mcleod Ganj is the residency of ‘His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’. 3 km north of Dharamsala town, this little haven is home to a large Tibetan population, including quite a few monks and nuns. The main tourist attraction here is a trek to the Dhauladhar ranges. Tourist also visits this place to take courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga. Besides you can always have a good time simple lazying about in a good cafe or restaurant serving Indo-Italo-Israeli-Tibetan food. Plenty of options here!
This is the place for adventure lovers and anyone who would love to wake up to a spectacular sunrise surrounded by snow-clad mountains. A trek to Triund Hill generally takes about 4-6 hours but is well worth the experience. You must follow all the guidelines before the trek, taking enough drinking water and a tent to sleep in during the overnight stay at the top. We advise avoiding this trek during the monsoons. The trek is rigorous and the route gets precarious with the unpredictable and unrelenting mountain rains.
This is again one of Dharamsala's coveted tourist spots. In the peak season it's quite crowded too. After a lengthy walk followed by a steep climb, you can stop and simply marvel at the view. It's good enough to forget about the crowd. If you wish, you can climb down to the temple, standing just beside the waterfall. And even have some maggi in the shop next to it. We suggest you keep climbing all the way to the top of the hill till you reach Shiva café. Settle down for some hearty snacking and a memorable sunset.
Dal Lake Of Dharamsala
The Dal Lake is beautiful, vast and surrounded by pine trees. Spend your time walking around the lake to savour the calm and tranquility of the surrounding hills. Visit on your way to Mcleod Ganj from Dharamsala.
Masroor Rock Cut Temple
A little farther from Dharamsala, located in Kangra valley, this temple is worth a visit. The environment is peaceful, the place is not much crowded and it definitely has a picturesque view with stunning glimpses of the Dhauladhar ranges in the distance. Each part of the temple has a different story of a bygone era to tell.
This place is heaven for those who want to learn Buddhism and practice meditation. The location is spectacular and the unique culture lends an interesting perspective. Come here to explore the ways of an ancient religion of peace and serenity. Be one with the divine in yourself at Namgayal Monastery, there's a lot to be learnt here.