Sightseeing and Activities, Dharamshala Mcleodganj Package
|Location||Places to visit||Activities|
|Dharamshala||Mall Road Mcleodganj, Tibetan Market, Bhagsu Temple, Bhagsu Waterfalls, Naddi, Dal Lake, Namgyal Monastery, Dalai Lama Temple, St, John Church||Paragliding, Zipline, Trekking|
|Triund||Magic View Cafe/Maggie Cafe, Triund Hill||Trekking|
|Bir Billing||Landing Site||Paragliding|
In case of unforeseen events or government restrictions, the tour may be cancelled and in such cases, you can reschedule your dates. However, no refund will be provided in any condition.
Dharamshala is considered to be the Indian home of Tibetans, with the most welcoming soil and souls. It’s one of the complete packages of adventure, spirituality, beauty and culture. This place has the most unique feel of wholeness blended with inner peace. Located in Himachal Pradesh under the district of Kangra, Dharamshala is an absolute destination to quench your thirst for adventure and peace.
How to reach Dharamshala
Dharamshala can be reached through various modes of transportation since this place had transport connectivity to almost all prominent terminus.
It takes about 88 km to Pathankot from Dharamshala. From here, there are frequent bus connections to major North Indian states.
Distance between Pathankot to:
Delhi- 490 km
Delhi- 490 km
Shimla- 240 km
Chandigarh- 250 km
Jalandhar- 190 km
Amritsar- 200 km away
Pathankot railway station is considered to be the nearest railway station from Dharamshala. Just like the roadways, Pathankot is well connected in railways to all parts of the country as well.
You can directly take a flight to Dharamshala Airport from Delhi. Main Town Dharamshala is just 15 kilometers away from the airport.
Places to visit in Dharamshala
If you’re a shopping lover, then never ever forgot to visit the Tibetan market at least once on your trip to Dharamshala. This is because, Tibetan market provides various handicrafts, woollen clothes, carpets and exquisite jewellery at a very affordable price. Tibetans majorly run these shops, and hence you can take these items as souvenirs.
Every waterfall at Dharamsala is a scenic view. And Bhagsu Waterfall tops the list. This waterfall also adds a great experience of trekking to your list of memories. A view from the very top of the waterfall will give you an eagle-eye view of the entire Dharamsala.
Located in Upper Himachal Pradesh, this village is best known for its trekking landscapes and to witness splendid viewpoints. Many trekkers across the world have visited Naddi and have met Dalai Lama since he visits here frequently.
One of the must-have places on your bucket list is Dal lake. You can witness the scenic beauty of this spot only at dawn and dusk. Located at McLeod Ganj, the most fun activity here is boating.
Dalai Lama Temple
In search of peace? Then Dalai Lama Temple is just for you. It’s considered to be one of the peaceful places in the whole world. Buddhists would come here and meditate amidst the scenic greenery. This is located exactly in Temple road at McLeod Ganj.
[St, John Church]
Another scene spot to visit at Dharamsala is St, John Church. It’s located exactly in the middle of lush greenery. This church’s architecture will keep getting your jawline drop after witnessing its way old architectural style and the Belgium stained glasses windows. This is located in Naddi village.
[Tea Gardens Dharamshala]
Exploring the tea gardens at Dharamsala is a must for everyone who visits this place. Just wandering through the green leaves and experiencing the aroma of fresh tea leaves can be pictured as heaven. Palampur has an amazing tea garden at Dharamsala. Visit this place between 9 am to 6 pm.
[Dharamsala War Memorial]
A visit to Dharamsala War Memorial would certainly pinch up your inside chauvinism. Reciting aloud the names of our valiant soldiers and witnessing the immense war tanks will surely give you goosebumps. This war memorial, one of the fantastic key attractions of Dharamsala is located right at the entrance of the region.
[HPCA Dharamshala Cricket Stadium]
Who wouldn’t love sports amidst greenery? Certainly, everyone would love that. Seated above 1500m from sea level, this stadium is exactly a piece from nature with a touch of modernity. Its beauty is beyond one’s imagination. It’s located at Kangra.
[Kangra Art Museum]
This place is considered to be an art for a few and ever emotion for other few. This museum is flooded with Chamba rural embroideries along with various traditional photos and costumes from the earthquake which shattered the place in 1905. You can easily visit this place, as it’s located right in the town of Dharamsala.
Greatly influenced by Tibetan life and culture, Norbulingka Institute is an authentic representation of the Tibetan lifestyle as a whole. This Institute is a surreal spiritual experience with a Tibetan temple located on these premises. Apart from this temple, one can also get to have an amazing shopping experience with the wide cluster of shops inside the premises This Institute is located in Palampur, under the Sidhpur area.
[Gyuto Tantric Monastery]
One of the most popular Monasteries in Tibetan is well known for its tantric meditation. People here study mainly meditation and Buddhist philosophy. It’s situated in Dharamsala and can be easily reached through road and rail.
Constructed by the Katoch Empire during the 4th century BC, Kangra Fort is one of the oldest forts in the whole of India. You feel the touch of history with the blend of architecture and the nature it is surrounded with. Located at Old Kangra, visit Kangra Fort during the summer season to admire its true beauty.
[Activities to do in Dharamshala]
Are you a person of adventure, peace and fun? Then Dharamshala is your exact spot. Come visit Dharamshala once in your life and have memories of a lifetime. Dharamshala provides you with everything one could ever ask for. Just imagine walking admits the lush greenery, feeling the wild yet sweetest touch of mother nature. Sounds exciting?
We have lined up all the super exciting things you could do here at Dharamsala. So let’s go!
Dharamshala is a place well known for trekking. This extravagant adventurous activity in parallel with the view of the breathtaking beauty can leave you awestruck for years to come. This place offers a variety of trekking options ranging from easy to difficult. Triund trek is considered to be the easiest of all the trekking options available. If you are a first-time trekker, then do try the Snowline Trek or the Lahesh Cave Trek. And if you are looking for thrilling moments to cherish on, then try on for Chamba Valley trek or the Indrahar Pass Trek, Kareri Lake Trek and the Moon Peak Trek. Also, choose your trekking option based on your physical health.
When you are almost tired of all the uncertainties your life throws at you, try meditating. And what’s a better spot than Gyuto Monastery to meditate? At Gyuto Monastery, they follow the principles of the Gelug Order, a relatively new Buddhist order that focuses on discipline and ethics. Meditation will bring peace and can change your thought process within seconds. So do try meditating here at least once during your visit to Dharamshala.
Paragliding is always a never-ending craving for an adventure that can wake up the inner wilderness in you. It’s a sport where you get to glide on a glider without any support system. But yes, obviously your safety will be taken into consideration at all means. So chill out and plan for a trekking adventure in summer for an extraordinarily wild experience.
This activity is a blend of safe and pleasurable experiences. There’s a lot one can feel while indulging in Zipline. Zipline is a feel-good activity where the Zipliners would be tied strongly using aerial ropes to the table above. Also, don’t forget to get clicked while on air. Everything’s in place and there you go to explore the scenery from above, in the sky!
[Food to try in Dharamshala]
Having a long day ahead, then Dham should be the plate you should rely on. Dham is a large Himachi plate that consists of all the proteins you require to explore the city. This plate is majorly dominated by the use of ingredients like rajma, moong dal, yoghurt, and rice. Enjoy your plate and give yourself a finger-licking treat.
Love for momos is constant across the nation. Likely, momos have been on our top food list of Dharamsala for quite some time. The rich essence and flavoured aroma is something no one can ever deny. Here at Dharamsala, these momos are given a tasty twist with a pinch of Tibetan touch.
Thukpa is born in the Tibetan kitchen. It’s an all-time favourite and famous dish of the Tibetans. It’s a cup full of noodles and flavoured soup. To add that extravagant feel good touch, try having meat with it.
What’s better than hot Chowmein on a cold day? Slurping on these flavoured and cooked with extra love Chowmein will certainly make your day the best.
You can consider Siddu dishes as a whole bundle of wheat nutrients. It’s a steamed wheat bun stuffed with various flavours and ingredients to give you the spice and tang. It’s best served hot with a lot of desi ghee in it.
Dharamshala is located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, under the district of Kangra.
Mcleodganj is an outlying town of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.
Distance between Delhi to Dharamshala by Road is 484 km and the travel time is around 9 hrs.
The weather in Dharamshala is mostly cold. Summers are long and warm, while winters are short, cold and cloudy. Dharamshala has the best weather one can ever experience.
Anytime is a good time to visit Dharamshala. When asked in particular, the best time to visit Dharamshala is during the spring and summer season, that is, between February to July.
Dharamshala is majorly famous for its breathtaking beauty and amazing culture, like Dal lake and Namgyal Monastery temple. Apart from sightseeing, this place is also well known among avid shoppers and food lovers.
A day trip is kind enough for Dharamshala. Honestly, no amount of stay in Dharamshala is considered to be enough. But having explored the town exactly in the right way would undoubtedly do. So, this depends on each individual.
Dharamshala is covered under the blanket of snow from December to February. This is that time of the year, where one could witness mountain ranges completely submerged under the snow.
Hindi is the language spoken widely across Dharamshala. Apart from this, the residents also speak English, Tibetan and Pahari.
It’s always better for you to wear warm clothes like jackets and thermal wear at Dharamshala. Irrespective of which time of the year you travel to Dharamshala, always prefer to have warm and layered clothing
With an average elevation of 1,457 meters (4,780 ft), Dharamshala almost covers an area of 8.51km2.
If you are an avid trekker, then Dharamshala is the place you. There are various places for you to trek here, which includes the Chamba Valley trek, the Kareri Lake Trek and the Moon Peak Trek.
Both the places are beautiful in Their way. When asked in particular, Dalhousie is considered to be a slightly more beautiful spot than compared to Dharamshala.
Year-end brings in a lot of snow at Mcleodganj, making the scenery even more charming and fascinating to view. While the early months of the come in alliance with nerve shivering cold.
The distance between Dharamshala and Chandigarh is 238.6km. Roughly estimated, it takes around 5hrs to 6hrs to reach Dharamshala by road.
The distance between Dharamshala is 224.5km. Roughly estimated, it takes around 6hrs to 7hrs to reach Dharamshala by road.
Yes, there’s an airport about 15 km away from Dharamshala and 8km away from Kangra, namely, Gaggal Airport. It has regular flights in prominent places.
Want to have a lifetime adventurous experience, then Dharamshala is your spot. Dharamshala is a perfect getaway destination for paragliding at Indru Nag. The landing point is 6 km down from the take-off point.
Considered destination wise, they both are different. But geographically, McLeodganj is the outer part of the Dharamshala town. Hence, McLeodganj comes under the area of Dharamshala.
The actual distance between McLeodganj and Dharamshala through road is 5km. However, the distance reduces to 3km, if one chooses to travel through the air
The answer is an obvious big YES! Dharamshala is one of the few places for solo travellers and hence this place is considered to be of utmost safe for travellers. Not surprisingly, travellers are mostly opting to explore the town all by themselves, without a travel guide.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association [HPCA] Stadium in Dharamsala, can easily accommodate 23,000 people in a single go!
Dharamshala is also known as Little Lhasa. It’s a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans because of its large population of Tibetans.
Dalai Lama currently resides at Dharamsala for the past six decades, along with some 10,000 Tibetans.
Nature lover folks should head to Kareri Lake Trekking,
Minkiani Pass and Shri Guna Devi Mandir.
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