The divine city of Dharamsala is located in the states of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by the cedar forests on the edges of Himalayas, the hillside city is home to Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala has an influence of the Tibetan and Buddhist culture which reflects everywhere in the peaceful city. Dharamsala fascinates tourists from across the globe.
The word Dharamshala is a compound of dharma and shālā, so an approximate translation into English would be ‘spiritual dwelling’ or, more loosely ‘sanctuary’. Dharamshala is the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India
The scenic beauty of Dharamsala is a sight to behold. The holy vibes and tranquil surroundings make this place an ideal destination for yoga aspirants.
McLeodganj, located just a few km away from Dharamsala is a suburb blessed with the presence of the Dalai Lama. Thus, it has a major influence of the Tibetan culture within this area. Tourists from all over the world come here to study Tibetan Buddhism as well as their culture and art. McLeodganj is also famous for Tibetan clothes, handicraft items, and souvenirs.
Dharamsala is a peaceful town in the Kangra district known for its valleys and mountains. It offers you an opportunity to get close to nature.
You can go on a village hike in Dharamsala to connect with natural surroundings and take a break from the monotonous routine life.
Mcleodganj near Dharamsala is a hub of multi-cuisine cafes. You can relish on some lip-smacking authentic Tibetan food. Some of the famous places to explore are the Shiva café, Namgyal café, Illeterati, and many more.
Dharamsala has many sight-seeing places along with historical monuments, and temples which are worth taking a tour of. The Dalai Lama temple, Jwalamukhi temple, Hanuman temple, Namgyal monastery, Tibet Museum, War Memorial, Bhagsu falls, Bhagsu Naag temple, cricket stadium, etc are a must visit when in Dharamsala.
Dharamsala is an exciting place for the adventure enthusiasts. You can try your hands on Paragliding, Rock-climbing, Rappelling, Trekking, Zip lining, Night camping, and mountaineering sessions.