Tourist Places in Dharamshala

Places to Visit in Dharamshala

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Dharamshala Average Rating - 5.6/7 1 based on 1310 Ratings

Dharamshala is mostly preferred by travellers from Delhi, Mumbai. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Dharamshala is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Dharamshala are March, April, May, June, September, October. There are 38 tourist places in Dharamshala, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Dharamshala can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Dharamshala for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Dharamshala Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Dharamshala, browse through photos & pictures, explore Dharamshala using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Dharamshala, which are great places to visit, are Bajreshwari Temple, Kangra, Triund, Dharamkot, Chinmaya Tapovan, Gyuto Monastery. Dharamshala can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Dharamshala Tourist Places



Dal Lake, Dharamshala
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4.2/ 7 1
12 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Dal Lake is surrounded by deep Deodhar forests and is situated approximately 11 km from Dharamshala. This lake is an ideal base camp for trekkers coming from McLeodganj. During the month of September, an annual fair is organised on the banks of Dal Lake, where tourists take... Read More »
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Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Dharamshala
  • Type: Cricket stadium
Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Dharamshala
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6.2/ 7 1
9 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Dharamshala Cricket Stadium (DCS), an internationally renowned stadium, is the home ground of Himachal Pradesh State cricket team. It is considered to be one of the most attractive cricket stadiums of India due to its natural backdrop. Few international and Ranji... Read More »
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St. John Church, Dharamshala
  • Type: Church
St. John Church, Dharamshala
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5/ 7 1
8 Ratings & 8 Reviews
St. John Church in Dharamshala is also known as St. John Church in Wilderness. It is an Anglican Church which is dedicated to Saint John. This church was constructed in the year 1852, situated at Forsyth Ganj. It is built in Neo-Gothic architectural style and features Belgian... Read More »
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  • Type: Temple
Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Dharamshala
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6.4/ 7 1
6 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Dharamsala is located at the foothills of Dhauladhar with a magnificent view of snowy peaks, lush beautiful hills, deodar and pine forests and tea gardens. The Dalai Lama temple complex, at a walking distance from the McLeod Ganj bus stand in upper Dharamsala is on Temple... Read More »
Bhagsu Falls, Dharamshala
  • Type: Water Fall
Bhagsu Falls, Dharamshala
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5.7/ 7 1
8 Ratings & 6 Reviews
Bhagsu Falls is a beautiful waterfall, situated in the small village of Bhagsu, behind the Bhagsunath Temple. During monsoon, this waterfalls turns into a 30 ft cascade, alongside a mountain that features slate graffiti. The Bhagsu village is popular for organising... Read More »
"Beautiful place to relax"6 days ago "Worth a visit"3 weeks ago
Bhagsu Nag Temple, Dharamshala
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4.2/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Bhagsu nag Temple is one of the popular ancient temples, which is located at about 3 km east of the main city of McLeodganj and around 11 km from Dharamshala. It is surrounded by the famous Bhagsu Falls and is considered to be a popular place of Hindu pilgrimage. An annual... Read More »
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  • Type: Heritage Site
Norbulingka Institute, Dharamshala
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6.1/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Norbulingka Institute is an educational and training institute in Dharamshala which was established for preserving Tibetan culture and art. It was established by Dalai Lama and got its name from his official residence situated at Lhasa. The institute is located amidst gardens,... Read More »
"The great Budhha"Feb 3, 2014 "Tibetan culture"Dec 21, 2013
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  • Type: Valley
Kangra Valley, Dharamshala
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5.5/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Kangra Valley is one of the most serene and scenic valleys in the Dhauladhar range. Popular for its picturesque beauty and wide variety of flora and fauna, Kangra Valley is also known for its religious destinations and as a hot spot for adventurous activities. Kangra Valley... Read More »
"Famous for its apples"3 months ago "Nice location"Jan 28, 2014
  • Type: Monument
War Memorial, Dharamshala
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4.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The War Memorial is at the very entrance of Dharamsala town. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, and poetic little paths, you are led to the Memorial by a storybook pine trail. The War Memorial was set up to commemorate the soldiers who fought for India in post independent India... Read More »
Kangra Fort, Dharamshala
  • Type: Fort
  • Entry: Paid
Kangra Fort, Dharamshala
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5/ 7 1
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Kangra Fort is situated alongside the banks of Banganga River, near Kangra town. It is easily accessible from Shimla-Mathura National Highway. This fort is located at a distance of 3 km from the main town and is also known as Nagarkot. There is a museum at the entrance of the... Read More »
"Remains of an old dynasty"Nov 13, 2013 "Good"Jul 31, 2013
Chamunda Devi, Dharamshala
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6.2/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Chamunda Devi Temple is a popular old temple in Dharamshala, which is situated approximately 15 km from the main city. This temple features the main deity of Goddess Durga, also known as Chamunda. It is believed that worshipping at this shrine can give ultimate salvation or... Read More »
"Must Go"Aug 30, 2013 "Good"Jul 31, 2013
Tibet Museum, Dharamshala
  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
Tibet Museum, Dharamshala
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5.8/ 7 1
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In a small building in the complex of Dalai Lama's temple, you'll find the Tibet Museum. The pristine white interiors are sparingly filled with photographs and Tibetan artefacts. More than a museum, the Tibet Museum is a library of facts, documents, videos, installations and... Read More »
"Glimpse of Tibetan history"Dec 21, 2013 "Very good"Jul 31, 2013
  • Type: Temple
Jwalamukhi Temple, Dharamshala
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6.3/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
The famous Jwalamukhi Temple is about 56 km from Dharamsala in the Valley of Beas. Unlike any other temple, this one doesn't have a statue or an image, but a constantly burning blue flame that seems to come from the rocks. Jwalamukhi Temple is a temple of the Goddess of Light.... Read More »
Dharamkot, Dharamshala
  • Type: Hill
Dharamkot, Dharamshala
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5.3/ 7 1
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Dharamkot fulfils your trekking needs as well as helps you unwind in a gorgeous hill station. To get there you need to take an invigorating twenty minute uphill walk from McCleodganj. Dharamkot offers you an absolutely stunning view of the mountains, the pine trees and Deodar... Read More »
"Have a relaxed holiday"3 months ago
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Triund, Dharamshala
  • Type: Picnic Spot
Triund, Dharamshala
Rank 15
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5/ 7 1
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Triund is located approximately 17 km from Dharamshala and is considered to be one of the popular places for excursions. This tourist spot is perched at a height of about 2,827 m, providing 360° view of the surrounding. Dhauladhar mountain range is easily visible from this... Read More »
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Chinmaya Tapovan, Dharamshala
  • Type: Ashram
Chinmaya Tapovan, Dharamshala
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5/ 7 1
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The Chinmaya Mission was started by Balakrishnan Menon, a young journalist who met spiritual masters like Swami Sivananda and from there began a search for meaning. One of the greatest exponents of Vedanta the world has ever known, the Swami has set up several trusts, schools... Read More »
"Nice and peaceful"Feb 3, 2014
  • Type: Monastery
Gyuto Monastery, Dharamshala
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6/ 7 1
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Gyuto Monastery is located at Sidbhari, 6 km from Dharamshala on the main road to Palampur. It is the abode of Karmapa (Head of the Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism). Also called TCV School this monastery houses the image of Sakhyamuni Buddha enclosed in a small chamber. The Monastery... Read More »
"For peace and clam mind"Jan 16, 2014
Kumar Pathri, Dharamshala
  • Type: Temple
Kumar Pathri, Dharamshala
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3.5/ 7 1
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Kumar Pathri is a rock temple, located 3 km away from the famous Kotwali Bazaar. It is situated near the Durga Temple, which has a stone that remains wet all the time. Locals believe that when this stone starts drying, it starts raining in region. The road connecting this... Read More »
"Nothing special"Dec 21, 2013
  • Type: Temple
Bajreshwari Temple, Kangra, Dharamshala
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6/ 7 1
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Bajreshwari Temple is located in the middle of Kangra town 20 km away from Dharamsala. This thousand-year-old temple is dedicated to Bajreshwari Maa, the Goddess of Lightning. The Temple with legendary riches was looted by invaders many times. The original temple was damaged... Read More »
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Church of St. John, Dharamshala
  • Type: Church
Church of St. John, Dharamshala
Rank 20
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The splendid Church of St. John is also a memorial to Lord Elgin who died in 1863 in Dharamshala and his remains are enclosed here. Surrounded by the virgin forests of deodars, firs and pine, the panoramic church boasts of British era stained glass panes and frescos that have... Read More »
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