Things To Do In Dharamshala, Himachal
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Top Things To Do in Dharamshala
Offering a package of activities, Dharamshala may just be the right place for you. Activities that this hill city offers will suit each one that visits whether you are a solo traveller or with family/friends. The following information will take you through on what to do in Dharamshala:-You can indulge in an array of adventure activities here at this beautiful hill station. From paragliding to trekking, there are a number of adventure activities in Dharamshala one can do. With amazing heights, paragliding is available nearby at Bir Billing which is one of the best paragliding spots in the world and very common among tourists. You can literally fly like a bird between the hills!Moreover, the trek to Triund is possibly the best thing to do in Dharamshala. Giving phenomenal views en-route, the trek to Triund is an easy 9 km trek with views of Kangra Valley on one side and the mighty Dhauladhars on the other. There are options to stay overnight; either camp or stay at the forest guesthouse. A night at Triund will be an experience to remember for the rest of your life! With a number of things to do in Dharamshala, sightseeing is the major activity among tourists as the city gives some spectacular views being one of the most popular backpacking destinations of the country. Go to the Naddi Village and head forward to the Sunset Point to get amazing views of sun spreading its red light all over the clouds! One of the must things to do at Dharamshala include a visit to the falls. Listen to the nature’s music and rediscover yourself at the Bhagsunag Falls. Visiting temples and Buddhist monasteries will give a cherishable memory that will show you the beauty of peace. Namgyal Monastery and HH Dalai Lama Temple are very famous among tourists in Dharamshala. While you are in Dharamshala, you will surely want to go to the Tibetan Museum that will take you ‘back in the real Tibetan time’. Take your time to explore the rare antiques and collections walking in the museum. Looking for more artistic things? Head to the Norbulingka Institute which is dedicated to the preservation of the Tibetan culture in its literary and artistic forms.You can also visit the Kangra Art Museum for more.If you love peace and meditation, then head towards Tushita Meditation Centre. Located right when you enter Dharamkot, Tushita is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. For historians, check out the Kangra Fort maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India which is one of the oldest forts of the country. You will get beautiful views of the mountains and rivers from the top of the fort.Looking for some fun activities in Dharamshala, you can go for a boat ride at Dal Lake. Other than the views you’ll get, this amazing water ride will help you relax from your busy lives. In winters, you can witness snowfall at the Triund top, you can play with the snow with your friends or family, or simply just enjoy the white surface. Also, Llamas Kitchen provides you with opportunities to learn authentic delicacies of the Tibetan cuisine. Many foreign tourists enroll themselves for some quick sessions of a day or two. Dharamshala will leave you with a huge pool of activities to choose from. Leaving the hill city without taking part in a few activities are or missing the things to do in Dharamshala will surely be an incomplete trip.
Trekking in Dharamshala
Trekking in Dharamshala is a major attraction for those in love with the adrenaline rush that comes from scaling heights and watching the snow peaked mountains come closer to you as you walk towards them. The beautiful lush green trails keep you company, as well as the burbling brooks that fall down from a height of several...
Camping in Dharamshala
Pitch your tents amongst the hilly landscapes of Dharamshala when you go camping here. Triund is one of the most popular treks and spots for camping in Dharamshala. Nestled among the breathtaking Dhauladhar mountain ranges, this hill station is a beautiful sight to behold and lying under the starry skies of this area at nig...
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FAQ's of Dharamshala
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Yes, it is completely safe in Dharamshala. One will find hundreds of tourists anytime they visit the place. Moreover, the locals are quite friendly and helpful.
The Triund trek is suitable for most people. It is an easy trek of 11km with an uphill trek of 4-5 hours.
Paragliding at Bir is quite safe. Just follow the instructions properly. Do ask your para-pilot for his license to make sure he is an expert. However, no adventure activity is 100% safe.
Dal lake, Namgyal monastery, Bhagsunag temple and waterfall, Kangra Art Museum, HPCA stadium and Tibet museum are some of the places one can visit in Dharamshala.
Dharamshala has plenty of shops selling Himachali clothes and various kinds of handicrafts mostly associated with Buddhism and Tibet.
Backpackers Hostel, McLeod Ganj and Zostel, Bir are the top options for a person travelling alone. These are the hostels introduced with the concept of getting travellers from different countries and places together at a very nominal rent that is ideal for a solo traveller.
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