Places To Visit In Dharamshala

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Places to visit in Dharamshala

Dharamsala or Dharamshala

Situated at a wonderful location, Dharamsala / Dharamshala is a beautiful and peaceful town, spread at different levels and surrounded by forests of pine. Accessible from broad gauge line at PathankotDharamsala provides a range of interesting activities for the visitors, with the lower end of the town at a height of 450m, acting as the busy commercial part of the city, while the uppers suburbs with charming old word names like Forystheganj and Macleodganj are not too far below the snow line. The massive snow-capped peaks of the dhualdhars rise like giant waves of frozen oceans, providing the town with a breathtaking view. Dharamsala is a hill station with great variations in altitudes, temperature, and character, making it a hot favorite for many visitors. 
 
A faint colonial aura still lingers around the cottage of Forystheganj and in particular, at the Church of St. John, where a former Viceroy of IndiaLord Elgin is buried. The Colonial aura of Forystheganj is in sharp contrast to Macleodganj, a charming Tibetian settlement with bursting bazaars that sell carpets, handicrafts, and delicious Tibetian food. Sunset at Dharamsala Nuddi is awesome to watch. These are some places to visit in Dharamshala, you don't want to miss.

 

 

Sunset at Dharamsala, Nuddy, India

Dharamsala is situated n the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh in Northern India. It is the winter seat of the Government of the state of Himachal Pradesh and the district headquarters of the Kangra districtMcleodGanj, a village within Dharamshala municipality, is the home of the Dalai Lama and the exiled Tibetan government. "Dharamshala" is a Hindi word (derived from Sanskrit) that is a compound of dharma and shala.  English Translation of Dharamshala would be 'Spiritual Dwelling' or more loosely, 'Sanctuary'. In the Hindi Language, the word Dharamshala refers to a shelter or rest house for spiritual pilgrims. Traditionally, such Dharamshalas (pilgrims' rest houses) were commonly made near pilgrimage destinations (often located in remote areas) to give visitors a place to sleep for the night.  So Dharamshala's name was chosen for this hill station.

 

A Giant prayer wheel ornaments the main street and in the monastery, a serene statue of Lord Buddha presides over the gentle chanting of the monks. The Dalai Lama resides in Macleodganj, and this has turned Dharamsala into the Buddhist capital of the world. It has the school of Tibetian studies with rare manuscripts and ancient texts, The Tibetian institutes for performing arts and handicrafts center. A visit to the state museum is a must-see for tourists interested in Kangra paintings.

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