|Mcleodganj :- The arrival of the Tibetan
spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, along with thousands
of refugees to Dharamshala in 1959 made the life here
more active. A number of tibetan settlements with religious
education and other rehabilitation centres mushroomed
all over the Mcleadganj. As Dharamshala became the headquarter
of the Tibetan Government in exile, headed by Dalai Lama,
it gained prominence all over the world and prominent
personalities started arriving here. Mcleadganj emerged
as a major Buddhist centre.
Bhagsunag Fall :- ( 11 km. from Dharamshala
town ) Known for its old temple, a fresh water spring,
water falls and slate quarries. Bhagsunag can be approached
by road. The Bhagsu fall is one of the main attractions
of Mcleodganj. You can take a dip in the chilly water
St. John's Church :- ( 8 km. from Dharamshala
town ) The church lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj
and Forsyth Ganj. It has a monument dedicated to Lord
Elgin, one of the viceroys of India, who died at Chauntra
( Mandi district ) and was buried here in 1863 A.D. The
Church has lovely spotted glass windows and there is a
Christian cemetery around it. It is ideally situated in
the majestic 'Deodar' forest.
Dharamkot :- ( 14 km. from Dharamshala
town ) It is situated on the crest of a hill, this favourite
picnic spot affords a panoramic view of the kangra valley
and the Dhauladhar ranges. One can reach Dharamkot by
a simple trek from Bhagsu. Various small restaurant type
of shops are situated in the path for a quick relaxation
and bevarages. The scenery from Dharamkot is simply breathtaking
and you also meet the Gaddi folks.
War Memorial :- Situated in Dharamshala
town. The memorial is situated near the entry point to
Dharamshala commemorates the memory of those who fought
valiantly for the honour and defence of the mother land.
The place is ideally located in the pine forest. There
is also a cafe just close to War Memorial serving fast
food and baverages.
Triund :- 17 km. from Dharamshala town,
at an altitude of 2,827 metres. The snowline starts just
5 km. from Triund and affords a breathtaking view of the
snows above and the valley below. It is a popular picnic
and trekking spot. Those who want to do a return trek
in one day are advised to start early. Is is the famous
trek route for local people as well as for tourists.
Kunal Pathari :- 3 km. ) from Dharamshala
( Kotwali Bazar ). A level walk from Kotwali Bazar leads
upto the rock temple of the local goddess.
Kareri :- ( 22 km. ) Altitude 2,166
metres. Kareri lake is surrounded by green meadows, Oak
and Pine trees, making it an idyllic place to visit.
Dal Lake :- Lies amidst hills and deodar
tress and is 11 km. from Lower Dhramshala. It is a starting
point for excursion and trekking and is located next to
Tibetan children's village.