is the main hills station in the Kangra Valley-a fertile,
undulating valley lying between the gentle Shivalik Hills
and the foothills of the mighty Dhauladhars- a valley noted
for the beauty of its scenery lush terraces, woods,
hills, manicured tea gardens and sparkling streams.
was to Dharamsala that the Dalai Lamba and his followers
fled, and this hill station is now best known as the seat of
Tibet's government in exile and the temporary home of His
Holiness. It's a popular destination for travelers,
particularly in March when the Dalai Lama gives public
lectures. The town is actually in two completely
separate parts. Dharamsals in the lower section a three
km away and 500 metres above it is the higher
settlement Mcleod Ganj which the Tibetans have made their
Up in Macleodganj is a charming Tibetan settlement with
bustling bazaars that sell carpets, handicrafts and
delicious Tibetan food.
Dalai Lama resides in Macleodganj, which is now a major
centre of Tibetan culture.
in the Wilderness: A stone church with delicate stained
glass windows and a memorial to Lord Elgin.
(2, 975 m) Just below the snow line is the scenic picnic
spot at Triund with its spectacular views and pleasant
forest rest house.
Lake: A popular picnic spot surrounded by forests of
fir. An annual fair is held here, every September.
(2, 100 m) Above Upper Dharamsala is the Dharamkot
Hill with a panoramic view of the majestic Dhauladhars.
Machhrial and Tatwani, Kareri, Chamunda Devi Temple etc.
A natural cave temple at Trilokpur, which is dedicated
to Lord Shiva has stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Beautiful temples at Masrur, carved out of monolithic
rocks in the style of the Kailash Temple at Ellora, date to
the 8th centure AD.
The ruined fort and Krishna temple at Nurpur are noted
for fine wood carving.
to Eat: Green Restaurant, McLLo Restaurant, Friend's
Corner, Cafe Shambala, Tsongkha Restaurant, Snowland &
Gakyi Restaurant, Tibet memorial Restaurant, Aroma
Restaurant, Yak Restaurant, Rising horizon Restaurant,
Ashoka restaurant, Dreamland Restaurant.