Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station in the mountainous state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The place is world famous for being the resident of Dalai Lama. Besides being a religious hub for Buddhists as well as Hindus, the scenic beauty surrounding Dharamshala attracts large number of tourists every year to its eco-friendly resorts in Dharamshala. Here are 6 best places to visit in Dharamshala:

1. McLeod Ganj

Popularly known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” due to its large population of people of Tibetan origins, the place is mesmerizing to say the least. The place is dotted by various Tibetan sites like monasteries. It also hosts the Dharamshala Film Festival every year.

2. Triund Hills

Located amidst the Dhauladhar mountains, the “crown jewel of Dharamshala”, gives a panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains. It is a popular trekking spot for tourists starting from McLeod Ganj to the hilltop. What makes the trekking experience captivating is the presence of beautiful forest of oak, deodar and rhododendron on the trail.

3. Bhagsu waterfall

The Bhagsu waterfall in Dharamshala is place of greenery, calmness and serenity. The crystal clear waters of the Bhagsu waterfall coming from the Dhauladhar ranges attracts a large number of tourists especially in the months of October and November.

4. Dal Lake

Though the Dal Lake in Dharamshala may not be as famous as the one in Kashmir, still it has enough features to attract the attention of tourists. The water of the lake is surprisingly greenish in color and the lake is home to a variety of fishes. Surrounded by Deodar trees, it is a perfect place to spend the evening after checking into the any of the beautiful Dharamshala accommodation. You must visit the place in the month of April May to enjoy a boat ride in the lake.

5. Kangra Fort

The 15th-century fort built by the then Royal Rajput Family of the state of Kangra is a testament to the architectural brilliance of that era, though the fort has been heavily damaged by an earthquake in 1905. The fort contains statues of various lords that people of Kangra worshipped at that time.

6. Dalai Lama Temple complex

The Dalai Lama Temple complex is marked by serenity and peace. With colorful prayers flags and statues doting the complex, the atmosphere is scintillating to say the least. The monks meditating peacefully and chanting verses in their traditional attire is a sight to behold.

Besides the spiritual significance, Dharamshala is a beautiful place for nature lovers. People who have a fascination for chilly cold winters, this is the place to come. Affordable Dharamshala accommodations make it one of the must-visit places in India.

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