This well-known hill station in the lush green forests of the Kangra Valley is actually two neighboring communities commonly referred to as one given their close proximity. Dharamshala city is separated into two different sections. One part of dharamshala called Kotwali Bazaar and around the markets is referred to “Lower Dharamshala”, Further up the mountain is the more animated village of McLeod Ganj and the two are separated by the village of Ganchen Kyishong, the home of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The presence of His Holiness makes the small villages a frequent pilgrimage site for many Buddhists from India, Nepal, Tibet and elsewhere throughout the world. Other suburbs of Dharamshala include Dharamkot, Naddi, Forsyth Ganj, Kotwali Bazaar (the main market of the town), KaccheriAdda and Sidhbari. below is given famous tourist places to visit in Dharamshala.
Famous Tourist Places to visit in Dharamshala
Gangchen Kyishong: One of the most notable features of the Dharamshala region is the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The grounds of the monastery are open to visitors and those strolling through will certainly see dozens of monks amid their daily tasks, also stopping to have an animated chat over the subjects of their studies. Seeing the Dalai Lama is much rarer of an event, as guests may find themselves lucky to be in attendance for one of His addresses to the public gathered on the grounds. Apparently, the secretary for His Holiness receives over 1000 requests a day for a personal audience, so the likelihood of meeting Him privately is far beyond a rare occurrence.
Triund Hill: Known as the Jewel of Dharamshala, Triund Hill is one day trek departing at the upper reaches of McLeodGanj and providing amazing views of the Dhauladhar Mountains, part of the Himalayan foothills, towering high above.
Dharamkot: A small collection of buildings located at an intersection two miles above McLeod Ganj marks the small community of Dharamkot. Also known as “Little Israel” for its predominance of Israeli travelers among the many other nationalities, this small enclave boasts a number of meditation centers for those seeking a quiet solace from the busy world. For those just passing through, heed the signs asking for quiet as many of the meditators are following strict practices of silence as part of their retreats.
Regional trekking: Starting at a little less than1500 meters in elevation, the Dharamshala region is prime territory for trekking expeditions of varying durations and difficulty levels. Spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayas can be seen easily from most all trails.