Dal Lake most attracted tourist and surrounded by deep green Deodar forests. The annual fair held every year in September on the banks of the Lake is a great attraction to the tourists. Even though the lake is small, the surroundings make it charming and dynamic.
Naddi Village – Sahaja Yoga Ashram:
A magnificent view of Dhauladhar snow mountain range and Sahaja Yoga Ashram for Meditation free courses
Mcleodganj Tibetan Market & Dalai Lama (Namgyal) Monastery
McLeod was established in the mid-1850s as a British garrison and this time McLeod has become a major centre for the study of Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Tsuglag Khang, The Dalai Lama’s temple complex (Namgyal Monastery) is the life-blood of the Mcleodganj. Located a short walk away from the market.
Bhagsu Nath Temple and Waterfall
Bhagsunath Temple is a small shrine and well known waterfall. It has fresh-water springs. It is an enchanting location close to the nature.
St. John Church
The St. John’s Church leaves traces of British rule in the country. It came into existence in the year 1852. It has a very peaceful and calm look to it. St. John’s Church has decorated glass windows
Naam Art Gallery
The permanent exhibition in NAAM ART GALLERY (Sidhbari Dharamshala) shows paintings by Elsbeth Buschmann - water colours and acrylics - and oil paintings by Alfred W. Hallett. Elsbeth Buschmann, is a professional painter from Germany, having studied painting in London and Paris .She lived in many countries where she held exhibitions, especially in the USA where she received various awards. Read More
Norbulingka Tibetan Handicraft Institute
Norbulingka is named after the traditional summer residence of the Dalai Lama in Lahasa Tibet. The Norbulingka Foundation was established in 1995 for the preservation of ancient art practices of Tibet, especially crafts.
A small and glittering green plate, the ground has a snow-capped background in the form of the Dhauladhar hill range
War Memorial is a beautiful tribute to the heroes and set amidst beautiful scenic surroundings.
Tea gardens in Dharamshala are a scenic natural site. You can also pick up some fresh mountain tea from here.
Kotwali Bazar & Kangra Art Museum
Kotwali Bazar is a local market and 100 mtrs away from hotel. In the Kangra Art Museum a gallery of famous paintings and a representative collection of sculptures, pottery and anthropological items.
Baijnath Temple is a revered shrine of Himachal Pradesh. Located at a distance of 16 kms from Palampur in the Beas valley, Baijnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the inscriptions on the walls, Baijnath Mandir was built by the two native merchants by the name of Ahuka and Manyuka in 1204 A.D.
Andretta Pottery & Art Gallery:
Andretta Pottery is run by Mansimran “Mini” Singh, son of famous potter Gurcharan Singh. Andretta Pottery and Craft Society was started in 1983. It is situated between the old Shuahk hills and the towering range of the Dholadhar Himalaya. As well as being a production studio pottery making attractively designed earthen slipware; it also provides 3 month courses for aspiring potters. Panchrukhi (paanch(five)-rukhi(trees)), as name suggest it had five big trees, is the main town and use to have lot of hustle and bustle.
Palampur Van Vihar & Tea Gardens.
Tea in Kangra valley was introduced in 1854. When “Holta” tea estate was set. After the devastating earthquake of 1905 annihilating both man and plantation, the tea production lost its paramount position, however, the scene has changed with the setting up of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Palampur Complex where scientists are striving to produce tea Production of the one popular Kangra Tea through the scientific methods, using tissue culture techniques, producing numerous”Somatic embryo’s encapulated into a gelatine like substance, sodium alginate to form a bead like structure called an artifical or synthetic seed.
Chamunda Devi Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple is located at a distance of 16 km from Dharamshala. Dedicated to goddesses Durga or Chamunda (Hindu deity), the surroundings of the temple provide an excellent venue for meditation prayers and spiritual attainments. The Chamunda Devi Temple is said to be more than 700 years old. It is a big temple complex with a large pond where devotees take a dip.
Mata Chintapurni Devi Temple
Chintpurni Devi Temple is located at a distance of 78 km from Dharamshal. It is believed that if you ask something from the Devi with a true heart, your wish will be granted. The main fair at the temple is held during Navratras (April and October) and during the 10 days of “Shukalpaksh” in August. On the 8th day of the fair, the offerings of ‘Karah’ (halwa) and ‘chattar’ with 84 tiny bells hanging on its fringes, representing 84 lacs births in different forms of the devotee form which he or she seeks salvation from the Goddess.
Mata Jwalamukhi Devi Temple
The flaming temple of Himachal Pradesh is located at a distance of 54 km from Dharamshala in Jwalaji. The Jawalaji temple is considered very powerful and count as one of the 51 Shakti-Pitha temples in India. It is here that Sati’s tongue fell which can now be seen in the form of the flame. There are Gorakh Dibbi, Chaturbhuj temple and many small shrines situated in the vicinity of Jwalaji temple.
The Kangra Fort situated at a 22 km distance from Dharamsala. The fort is entered through a small courtyard enclose between two gates which are known as Patak and only date from the Sikh period, as appears from an inscription over the entrance.
Kangra Mata Brijeshwari Devi Temple
Mata Brajeshwari Devi temple is situated in the Kangra valley, 20 km far from Dharamshala. It is known for its legendary wealth. This temple follows a unique tradition of worshipping the goddess. It is a tradition that every year, during the festival of Lohri, the Pindi of the Goddess is decorated with a layer of butter. It is believed that in ancient times the goddess had used butter to heal the wound she got during her battle with the demon Mahishasur. The sight of the decorated pindi attracts a lot of devotees from places near and far.