Nestled among the mighty ranges of lower Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala is the abode of faith, peace and knowledge. Considered to be one of the most sought after spiritual destinations, this place is the perfect location to go on sightseeing tours. A tour to Dharamshala will rejuvenate not just your body and mind, but your soul too. This place offers the best combination of breathtaking views and soul satisfying experiences. Check out major tourist attractions in a tour to Dharamshala.
Dharamsala is divided into two main parts namely, upper and lower.
While the lower part shows Indian elements, the upper part is
essentially known as Mcleod Ganj. This is the abode of His Holiness, the
Dalai Lama, who settled here after the Chinese invaded Tibet. This place
is definitely worth a visit to experience peace, tranquility and check
out the breathtaking surroundings.
As soon as we enter Dharamsala, the war memorial reminds us of the post
independence war heroes of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. These
martyrs lost their lives in Indo China war of 1962, Indo-Pak wars of
1947, 1965 and 1971 and UN peace operations.
Lush green tall deodar forests surround Dal Lake located near
Dharamsala. One look at it and you will be convinced that it is amongst
one of the most beautiful creations of God. It qualifies for a perfect
quite and serene picnic spot for the locals.
With famous Dhauladhar waterfalls as its backdrop, Chamunda Devi Temple
is not only religiously important but also offers breathtaking views of
the high mountains and the forests of Baner Khud, Lahala and Pathiar.
Kangra Art Museum
Situated in Kotwali Bazaar of Dharamsala, Kangra Art Gallery was
inaugurated in 1990. It houses an impressive collection of arts, crafts,
artifacts, costumes and other treasures, which can be traced to as far
back as 5th century.
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) is situated at McLeodganj
town of Dharamsala. It was founded by the 14th Dalai Lama and serves as
an institution to preserve and promote Tibetan culture.
Sonam Gyatso, the third Dalai Lama, founded Namgyal Monastery in the
year 1575. During that time, it was situated at the Potala Palace in
Tibet. Its purpose was to assist the Dalai Lama in his spiritual duties
and public religious activities.
Situated at a distance of 4 km from Dharamsala, Norbulinka Institute
has a mission to preserve and promote. It is a picture of old rural
Tibet with all its shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams and tiny
water falls, along with wooden carvings, Tibetan Thangka paintings,
Tibetan handicrafts and arts.
Kangra Fort was once the stronghold and seat of power of Katoch rulers,
who ruled the land for over 2000 years. Today, it stands in ruins
because of the devastating earthquake that hit the area in 1905.
Located 66 km from Dharamsala and 24 km from Pathankot, Nurpur Fort was
constructed by Raja Basu more than one thousand years ago. Initially, it
was known as Dhameri.