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Experience a serene vacation exploring the exquisiteness of nature with a vacation in the picturesque Dharamshala. Situated at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level, Dharamshala lies on the scenic stretch of land of Kangra Valley making tourists spellbound for its spectacular beauty. Often cited as the ‘Little Lhasa of India’, Dharamshala is popularly known as the holy residence of the exiled Tibetan monk Dalai Lama.

With the backdrop of the breathtaking Dhauladhar ranges, Dharamshala is the one of the most tranquil destinations which you will find in North India, the perfect amalgamation of natural beauty and culture. Surrounded by thick deodar cedar trees and the snow capped peaks which decorate the landscape, the quaint city is visited by thousands of tourists to beat the summer blues and explore the best places to visit in Dharamshala.

The city of Dharamshala is divided into two parts, the lower division is the Dharamsala town whereas the upper division is known as Mcleodganj. Blessed with spectacular scenes of nature, the calm and serene hill stations proudly boasts strong Buddhist influences with many quaint old monasteries located here. There are a lot of other attractions in Dharamshala like the charming St. John Church, headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dal Lake, etc. that draws tourists from different parts of the country.

Dharamshala remains a distinct tourist destination in India attracting large crowds not only nationally but also internationally who come here to discover the striking Tibetan hub in India. For most ardent travelers, Dharamshala is a popular name on their travel wish lists due to its magnificent beauty and charming splendor of the landscape. So start packing up your bags and go to Dharamshala to behold one of the most scenic hill stations in India. If you are still wondering what makes it so charming, then check out the best places to visit in Dharamshala that attracts thousands of tourists every year.

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We can not forget how much we enjoyed visiting the temple through beautiful trees and lush green trails. The guide with us let us see the places while explaining the plantation and all. It was so much fun to climb to the top and enjoy everything there.
It was an amazing service and we got an instant booking for our cabs. The cab came to our hotel to pick it up. It was a value for money deal and it saved our time. Thanks for the wonderful services. I would like to recommend this service
Camping with adventure activities is so much fun and during our stay there we had the best fun in Dharamshala.
The campsite is surrounded by lush greenery from every side and thus provides the best views to enjoy and refreshing air there is the best.
The best way to enjoy the drive was to take this private transfer service in a comfortable car and sit back and enjoy the views.
17 November 2019
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At first I would appreciate Thrillophilia for taking our bookings on last moment at such pocket friendly price. Awesome location and wonderful hospitality at the resort. Would have loved to see kids play zone as we were traveling with our kids. Thank you Nibaana staff for the memorable and wonderful stay. We really enjoyed the beautiful landscapes of the city and bonfire with music at night our kids loved it. Overall a great experience everyone is happy in my family.
17 February 2020
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I went to Nibaana with my family. It was recommended by my sister. The location of the hotel is amazing, the views from the room are stunning. We have enjoyed the nature walk as my guide was very supportive and full of knowledge. His sense of humour have kept us laughing all the time. Really a great time at the resort. Thank you to their super friendly staff.
There are no words to describe how we felt at this place, Big thanks to Thrillophilia for this well-organized trip
Fantastic camping site with full facilities and amazing games. The caretaker of the place is very genuine and this is easily reachable place, we feel very good ere because of the vibe . must visit.
The transfers were very easy to book from Thrillophilia and they even disclose the car options which we will get. The driver cum guide let us enjoy our own music throughout the drive as well. Thank you Thrillophilia for an easy booking procedure.

People Also Ask About Dharamshala

  1. When is the best time to visit Dharamshala?

    The best time to visit Dharamshala is during the month of March to about mid-July. Summers are said to be very welcoming during this time.

     

    The temperatures range somewhere between 22°C and 35°C. It’s also the ideal time for trekking tours on scenic trails dotted with flowers in full bloom.

  2. What are the best homestays in Dharamshala?

    Some of the best homestays in Dharamshala that allows you to enjoy comfortable accommodation are:

    1. The Unmad, Dharamkot: Located amid nature, surrounded by mountains, the Unmad allows you to enjoy Dharamshala at its best. From serving freshly prepared food to offering a sitting area in each room along with other modern amenities, this homestay is one of the best.

    2. The Divine Hima: Free parking, free wi-fi, Airport shuttle - The Divine Hima provides all that and more. One of the most popular Dharamshala homestays, the rooms give you the view of snow-capped mountains. It is a boutique hotel and luxury state in the neighbourhood of Sidhpur, opposite the Norbulingka Institute in Dharamshala.

    3. Mountain and Moon: Located in the clean village of Dharamkot, this homestay has a great view of the mountains from the balcony. The environment is calm and the rooms are spacious. There are also many local stores, cafes, and restaurants nearby.

    4. Cosy Homestay: Staying true to its name, the Cosy Homestay in Dharamshala makes your stay comfortable and cosy. The mountain view from the balcony is a great way to start a day. Also, the rooms come with an attached bathroom and kitchen as well.

  3. How can I reach Dharamshala from Delhi?

    If you are planning to travel to Dharamshala from Delhi by road then the drive from Delhi via Chandigarh, Kiratpur and Bilaspur should take around 12-13 hours. Dharamshala is also well-connected to Delhi and other parts of North India by bus. The journey is almost 520 kilometres from Delhi.

     

    • By Air:

    If you are planning to travel by air then the nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away from Dharamshala. Gaggal airport connects Dharamshala to Delhi via Air India and Spice Jet flights.

     

    • By Train:

    If you are planning to travel by train then the nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometres away. There are numerous trains that also go to Jammu and Kashmir that stop by in Pathankot. You can take a taxi or bus from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala.

  4. Which homestays in Dharamshala are good for families?

    The best family homestays in Dharamshala with facilities of car rental, laundry, 24 x 7 hot water facility  are:

    1. Shiva's Nest: Spread across two floors, this homestay is located at a walking distance from the Sunset View Point. Perfect for families to stay and enjoy the views from the room and balcony, the amenities in this homestay include but not limited to currency exchange, luggage storage, private sightseeing, and more.

    2. D’Polo Club & Spa Resort: A first of its kind in Dharamshala, this resort is 5 stars facilitated. Along with scenic views from each room. The resort claims to have all of their rooms allergy-free. Each room has a minibar and walk-in shower attached and an indoor play area for children in the resort property.

    3. Rakkh Resort: In the village of Ghamrota, situated on a hilltop is Rakkhs resort. Considered as one of the finest Dharamshala homestays due to its top-notched amenities, this resort has 17 uber comfortable cottages. The activity centre of the resort offers adventure activities like hiking, biking, climbing, and child-friendly activities.

    4. GK Resort: This resort is budget-friendly and is located just next to the Gyuto Tantra Monastery temple. This resort offers the best services for its price that includes internet access, medical services, restaurant, breakfast services, etc.

  5. How far is McLeodGanj from Dharamshala?

    McLeod Ganj is located at distance of 5.4 kms from Dharamshala.  You can take a bus from Pathankot which will cost around Rs 120 and take 4 hours to reach Dharamsala.

     

    If your bus does not go all the way to McLeod Ganj, another bus can take you the rest of the way for Rs 14 and will take around 15-20minutes.

  6. Which are the best budget homestays in Dharamshala?

    Some of the best budget-friendly homestays in Dharamshala are listed below:

    1. Capital O 4079 Nandini Homestay: This establishment is managed by Oyo and promises a great experience. This 2-star hotel is budget-friendly, with well-equipped rooms with geysers and televisions. It is also located in the heart of Dharamshala, making it one of the most sought-after homestays here.

    2. Surbhi Guest House: Well furnished rooms with attached bathrooms, is what makes this budget-friendly Dharamshala homestay one of the best. The rooms are spacious, the services from the staff is prompt as well as the property is well-maintained and clean.

    3. Wood Forest Homestay: This homestay is located amidst the lush greenery of nature. The rooms feature a balcony, which overlooks the lake. It also offers bicycles on rental for guests to go biking around to discover the area. Along with that, there is a parking garage, dining area, fireplace for the comfort of the guests.

    4. Varada Homestay: Surrounded by the magnificent beauty of forests and mountains, this homestay is located in the foothills of the Dhauladhar mountain range. This homestay has amenities like a swimming pool, tea/coffee maker, kitchenette and bath and shower. The homestay also rents out bicycles for riding and offers hiking for the guests.

  7. Which are some famous winter treks in Dharamshala

    Dharamashala is another beautiful location in Himachal Pradesh.  Some of the treks which are very famous here are:

     

    Indrahar Pass Trek

    Another fascinating trek which you should definitely do during your visit to Dharamshala is the Indrahar Pass Trek.

     

     This trek offers you a chance to have a close view of the beautiful Dhauladhar and PirPanjal mountain ranges.  You will pass through green pastures, dense Deodar and Rhododendron forests during this trek.

     

    Best time:The best time to take this trek is between mid May to June and September to mid October.

    Difficulty level: The difficulty level varies from moderate to difficult.

     

    McleodGanj

    This is another of the beautiful trek in Dharamshala which you should definitely go for.  It is located in upper Dharamshala. One of the shortest trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh is McLeodganj to Triund Trek.

     

    Best time:The best time to take this trek is during the months from May to October.

    Difficulty level: The difficulty level is moderate.

     

    Dharamkot

    Dharamkot is a famous tourist village with dense Pine and Deodar forests. This is another fascinating trek which you should definitely opt for. The village provides a beautiful view of the Dhauladhar range.

     

    Best Time: The best time to head out for this trek is during the month of September to June.

    Difficulty level: The difficulty level is easy to moderate.

     

    Dal Lake Trek

    This is another of the most beautiful treks in Himachal Pradesh.  Dal Lake is among those sacred glacial lakes here. Positioned at an elevation of 3900 meters in Himachal Pradesh, Dal Lake is approachable from Indrahar Pass, Minkiani Pass and Gaj Pass.

     

    Best time: The best time to visit this lake is during the month of May to November when the climate is very pleasant.

    Difficulty level:The difficulty level of the trek is from moderate to difficult.

  8. What kind of amenities do Dharamshala homestays provide?

    The amenities provided by the Dharamshala homestays differ from place to place. Some of the common amenities available at all homestays are:
    -Free Parking
    -Internet accessibility
    -Dining area
    -Breakfast
    -Attached bathrooms
    -Balcony with a decent view
    -Hot water
    -Television
    -Kitchenette
    -Tea / Coffee maker

    Also, some of the selected, 5-star homestays, also offer amenities like:
    -Pets
    -Children’s play area
    -Smoking area
    -Seating area
    -Swimming pool
    -Rental bicycles
    -Rental cars
    -Adventure sports gears.

    Apart from all these, the hosts of these homestays are also quite hospitable and helpful when any need arises.

  9. Can I make my own food in homestays at Dharamshala?

    Yes, some homestays in Dharamshala allow you to make your own food. They mostly have an attached kitchen area to the bedroom, which can be used to prepare your own food. Moreover, you could either ask the homestay owners to bring you fresh products for a certain fee or you could go out and buy the products on your own.
  10. Which are some popular summer treks in Dharamshala?

    While in this beautiful location if you are looking for some summer treks then this trek is a must visit for you.

     

    Triund:

    Triund is a small hill in the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh which is known for its amazing beauty and surroundings. Triund offers you an escape into the amazing Himalayas.

     

    Best time:The months of May-June & September-October are the best time to visit this place.

    Difficulty level:The trek is a moderate level trek.

     

    Chamba Trek

    For those of you who are looking for some adventure amidst the mountains this is another trek which you should opt for this time. The trek offers you panoramic views which will definitely make your day.

     

    Best time: The best time to visit Chamba trek is from April to June when the temperature hovers around 14 °C (57 °F) and 35 °C (95 °F) and there are no risks of heavy snowfall and ice-cold nights.

    Difficulty level: This trek varies from  easy to a moderate trek.

     

    Kareri Lake Trek

    This is another beautiful trek which you should try. The Kareri Lake trek originates from Mcleodganj and leads to Kareri village at 1,800 meters passing through a thick pine forest and several small villages.

     

    Best time: The best time to take this trek is during the month of May- June and September–October.

    Difficulty level: The difficulty level of the trek varies from easy to moderate.

  11. What are the best places to visit in Dharamshala for couples?

    Some of the best places for sightseeing in Dharamshala perfect for couples are:

     

    Dal Lake:

    For all the romantic couples who are looking for some best places in Dharamshala then Dal Lake is definitely the place for you. This lovely lake is set in the midst of rich green Deodar woods at an elevation of 1,775 meters and oozes amazing quality in the serene environment.

     

    The lake is likewise known for a prevalent temple of Lord Shiva that is situated on its banks. Enjoy a romantic boat ride along with your beloved amidst lush Deodar Forest.

    Timings: Opens from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

     

    Kangra Fort

    Another place in Dharamshala which is a must visit for you is the Kangra Fort. Witness dazzling history and great legacy at Kangra Fort, which is one of the best tourist spots here. Spend some time with your beloved while exploring the royal specimen of architecture was once an abode of the Royal family of Kangra.

     

    Timings: Opens from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    Price: The approximate price is INR 150 per person for Indians and INR 300 per person for foreigners.

     

     

    Bhagsunag Waterfalls

    Get a chance to witness the milky cascading waterfall with your loved one while you visit this waterfall. Famously known as the Bhagsu Falls, this beautiful course is found couple of kilometers upslope from the Bhagsunag Temple.

     

    The waterfall is 20m in height and encompassed by unblemished natural beauty. Take a dip in the chilled water and refresh your mind and soul with your loved one here.

     

     

    Namgyal Monastery

    Namgyal Monastery is one of the most popular tourist places in Dharamshala. Housing 200 monks, the famous monastery is the largest Tibetan temple.

     

    Marvel at the sight of the prayer wheels, the décor and the Tibetan-style architecture as you explore the monastery.

    Timings:The monastery is open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

     

     

    Gyuto Monastery

    Get a glimpse of the tantric world while you visit this amazing monastery in Dharamshala. It is very famous for its research on Buddhist Philosophy, Tantric rituals, and Tantric meditation.

     

    This well known religious community was built in the memory of fighters who devoted their lives to the Tibetan Freedom War.

    Timings: Opens from 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

  12. Am I allowed to bring my pets?

    Yes, some of the hotels and homestays in Dharamshala do allow pets. A few pet-friendly homestays are The Unmad, Varada Homestay, Rakkh Resort, Nibbana Resort, etc. However, as a pet owner, you should keep in mind that it should not be an issue for other guests.
  13. Which are the best places to visit in Dharamshala?

    Some of the best places to visit in Dharamshala are:

     

    Dal Lake

    This is another amazing place which is a must visit for you. Its enchanting magnificence and quiet setting make it a standout amongst the most famous spots to see in Dharamshala. The staggering lake is encompassed by extravagant green deodar plants and snow-capped mountains. The lake is situated at a height of 1775 m and its tranquility and appeal draw in a lot of tourist.

    Timings: Opens from 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

     

    Kangra Fort

    The Kangra Fort, which follows its inceptions to antiquated Trigarta Kingdom is the biggest fortress in the Himalayas and likely the most seasoned fort in India.

     

    Witness dazzling history and great legacy at Kangra Fort, which is one of the best tourist spots here. Although the fort is mostly in ruins but its beauty attracts a lot of tourist around the world.

     

    Timings: Opens from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    Price: The approximate price is INR 150 per person for Indians and INR 300 per person for foreigners.

     

    Namgyal Monastery

    Another amazing place which is a must visit for you in Dharamshala is the Namgyal Monastery. The monastery is said to be the largest monastery housing 200 monks.

     

    Witness the prayer wheels, the décor and the Tibetan-style architecture as you explore the monastery.

    Timings: The monastery is open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

     

    Tsuglagkhang Complex

     

    Situated on the Temple Road, the Tsuglagkhang Complex is a religious centre and one of the main interests in Dharamshala. It was built when His Holiness Dalai Lama went to India for the first time in 1959.

     

    The complex is a standout amongst the most amazing spots to see in Dharamshala and includes Dalai Lama's abode and monastery.

     

    Timings: Opens from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

  14. What are the popular places or landmarks for homestays in Dharamshala?

    Dharamshala is a place that wherever you go, you will find a place that is popular in its own way. Some of the major ones are:

    1. Homestays near Namgyal Monastery:
    The homestays near the monastery are easily accessible from the Kangra airport located 17 km away and 3 km from Bhagsunag Waterfall.

    2. Homestays near Gyuto Monastery:
    These homestays are located in the village of Sidhbari. The environment here is tranquil, with scenic views and easy access to the local market.

  15. What all things can be done in Dharamshala?

    Some of the things to do in Dharamshala are:

    Paragliding:

    In Dharamsala, a number of places provide you with this thrilling activity. It is an incredible movement to enjoy if you pine for the adrenaline rush that comes with any adventure sports.

     

     The natural landscape of this zone makes it a much more interesting place for the tourist. A place where you can go for this paragliding activity are Dharamshala Flying Club etc.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges between 2000 to 8000 Rupees per person.


    Camping

    The beautiful contours and the hilly terrain make for an incredible camping experience in and around Dharamsala. The clear skies and the fresh air enrich the camping experience and make it more enjoyable. The trail between Dharamsala and McLeodGanj makes for a great camping spot.


    Triund, Camp Chrysalid, Soaring Eagles Peaks, Youreka are few of the places where you can go out for camping.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges between INR 2000 to 5000 per person.


    Kareri Lake Trek

    Kareri Lake is located approximately 40 kilometers North of Dharamsala and in the Dhauladhar Range. The route is filled with beautiful green vegetation and flora, unique to the Himalayas. To get here, you need to start trekking from Ghera village.

     

    Best time: The best time to do this trek is during the month of April to June and October to January.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges between INR 2000 to 5000 per person.

     

    Visit the Kangra Fort

    The Kangra Fort, which follows its inceptions to antiquated Trigarta Kingdom is the biggest fortress in the Himalayas and likely the most seasoned fort in India. Witness dazzling history and great legacy at Kangra Fort, which is one of the best tourist spots here.

     

    Although the fort is mostly in ruins but its beauty attracts a lot of tourist around the world.

     

    Timings: Opens from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    Price: The approximate price is INR 150 per person for Indians and INR 300 per person for foreigners.

     

    Visit the Monasteries:

    There are lot monasteries in Dharamshala which you must explore during your vacation here. Some of them are:

    • Namgyal Monastery which is located at McleodGanj, Dharamshala
    • Gyuto Monastery which is located at a distance of 8 km from Dharamshala and 13 km from McLeod Ganj, Gyuto Monastery is located at Sidhbari on the main road to Palampur.
    • Tsuglagkhang Complex is located at McleodGanj, Dharamshala
    • Dip Tse Chok Ling is located at Camel Track Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala.
  16. What all adventure sports can be done in Dharamshala?

    If you are looking for some thrilling adventure activities in Dharamshala then you can try some of the activities like:

    Paragliding

    Feel the thrill as you head out for one of the most thrilling activities in Dharamshala. The natural landscape of this region makes it a much more interesting place for the tourists. A place where you can go for this paragliding activity is Dharamshala Flying Club.

    Approximate Cost: Ranges between INR 2000 to 8000 Rupees per person.

     

    Trekking

    Trekking is another favourite adventurous activity here. There are lots of treks which you can opt for in Dharamshala. Some of the best treks which you can head out here are:

     

    Kareri Lake Trek

    Kareri Lake is located approximately 40 kilometers North of Dharamsala and in the Dhauladhar Range. The route is filled with beautiful green vegetation and flora unique to the Himalayas.

     

     To get here, you need to start trekking from Ghera village. The best time to do this trek is during the month of April to June and October to January.

     

    Difficulty Level: The difficulty level is easy to moderate.

     

    Triund Trek

    Triund is a small hill in the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh which is known for its amazing beauty and surroundings.

     

    Triund offers you an escape into the amazing Himalayas.  The months of May-June & September-October are the best time to visit this place.

    Difficulty level: The trek is a moderate level trek.

     

    McleodGanj Trek

    This is another of the beautiful treks in Dharamshala which you should definitely go for.  It is located in upper Dharamshala.

     

    One of the shortest trekking trails in Himachal Pradesh is McLeodganj to Triund Trek. The best time to take this trek is during the month of May to October.

    Difficulty level: The difficulty level is moderate.

     

    Indrahar Pass Trek

    Another fascinating trek which you should definitely do during your visit to Dharamshala is the Indrahar Pass Trek. This trek offers you a chance to have a close view of beautiful Dhauladhar and PirPanjal mountain ranges. 

     

    You will pass through green pastures, dense Deodar and Rhododendron forests during this trek The best time to take this trek is between mid May to June and September to mid October.

    Difficulty level: The difficulty level varies from moderate to difficult.

     

    Camping

    Camping is another great adventurous sport which you should try here. The clear skies and the fresh air enrich the camping experience and make it more enjoyable.

     

     A lot of shops provide camping equipment in Dharamshala or you can opt to carry your own.  The trail between Dharamsala and McLeodGanj make for a great camping spot and one often encounters scores of campers here.

  17. Which markets are famous for Shopping in Dharamshala?

    If you are looking for some shopping options in Dharamshala then there are a lot of places which you can head out to like:

     

    Kotwali Bazar

    Kotwali Bazar is the Shopping Hub of Dharamshala. The most noisiest part of Dharamshala, it appears the entire city spins around Kotwali Bazar. It is exceptionally well known for the things that are accessible at an ideal cost.

     

    Location: The Kotwali Bazar is located at MDR 45, Sudher, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

    Timings:  Open from 9:00 AM–10:00 PM

     

    Jogiwara Road

    Jogiwara is outstanding for being a being a shopper’s paradise. This place was not begun as a promoting center point, but rather with slows down and shops coming up on the road and then slowly into a shopping place. A few Tibetan relics are accessible in the shops here.

    Location: Potala Road, Sudher, Dharamshala

    Timings: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

     

    McLeod Ganj Central Square

    This square is loaded with road shops that add an amaze to the place. It brags of the renowned Nowrojee and Sons that happens to be the most seasoned shop in the city. Handicrafts and wooden carvings are an unquestionable purchase from this incredible shop.

    Location:McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala

    Timings: 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM

     

    Divine Buddha Handicrafts

    Divine Buddha Handicrafts is the best place to be. Popular for bringing individuals from various corners of the world together trying to look for the Dalai Lama's favoring, this store goes about as the ideal place to offer religious items. You can look for Buddha miniatures, brass statue resin sculpture, antique figures, crystal jewelry, wooden and stone beads and many more.

    Location:Divine Buddha Handicrafts is located at Temple Road, Dharamshala.

    Timings: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

     

    Semshook Tibetan Handicraft

    Semshook Tibetan Handicraft is a standout amongst the most well known shops in this bumpy city. This is a shop that deals in Italian and Tibetan designed clothes. You can order customized designs in this small little shop.

    Location:Semshook Tibetan Handicraft is located near Hotel Dream Land, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala

    Timings: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

  18. Which are some best restaurants in Dharamshala?

    While you are a new destination you would definitely want to taste some of the delicious cuisine there.  There are a lot of restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal in Dharamshala. Some of them are:

     

    Seed Café

    From delicious sandwiches, pancakes, pizzas, lasagnas, pastas, noodles, continental bakes to sinful desserts Seed café has it all. Encompassed by glass windows, it has floor seating in addition to tables by the side. You can sit here for hours, read a book, play a game of chess or simply gaze at the stunning Dhauladhar range outside.

    Location: Seed Café is located at Jogiwara Road, McLeodGanj.

    Price: Approximate price is INR 400 for 2 persons.

    Timings: Opens from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

     

    Hummingbird Café

    Located inside the Norbulingka Institute this beautiful bistro is set around an exquisite garden. The combination with a cappuccino and a slice of new custom made lemon cake is something which you cannot miss here. What's more, when hunger throbs are solid, go for the pizza, momos, or the thukpa.

    Location:Hummingbird Café is located around 11km from the main square McLeodGanj, Sidhpur, Dharamsala.

    Price: The approximate price starts from INR 150-200

    Timings: Opens from 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

     

     

    Namgyal Café

    Set inside the Dalai Lama's temple, most of the waiters are volunteers from a school for Tibetan Refugee children. This place has a great atmosphere, alongside some aromas of the delicious meal. They offer everything from sandwiches to pastas and also are self loaded with fascinating books.

    Location: Namgyal Café is located at Forsyth Ganj-Mcleod Ganj Road,Dharamshala

    Timings: Opens from 10:00 AM–8:30 PM

    Price: Approximate price for 2 is INR 400.

     

    Tibet Kitchen

    Enjoy the scrumptious Tibetan goodies at this restaurant.  The restaurant serves Bhutanese dishes on the menu like thenthuks, thukpas, sausages, and succulent momos. The soulful ambience and the amazing sitting arrangement here will definitely bring a smile on your face.

    Location: Tibet Kitchen is located at Jogiwara Road, House #1, Mcleodganj Main Square, Dharamshala

    Timings: Opens from 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

    Price: The approximate price cost INR 150 – 400 for 2 people.

  19. What are the best resorts to stay in Dharamshala?

    Some of the best resorts in Dharamshala to opt for are:

     

    Indraprastha Spa Resort, Dharamshala

    If you are looking for that perfect resort where you can spend some amazing time the Indraprastha Spa Resort is the best for you. Everything from the rooms to food and service keeps the customer satisfied. There are also free Wi-Fi connections and an outdoor pool where you can relax for some time.

    Price: The approximate price cost around INR 6000- 10,000 per night

    Location: Indraprastha Spa Resort is located near Dal Lake, Dharamshala.

     

     

    Dharamshala -The Sanctuary

    Another best resort which you can head out to is ‘Dharamshala -The Sanctuary’. This resort provides you the best atmosphere and ambience to make your stay a comfortable one. One can also enjoy the view of Baner river and Dhauladhar mountains from its balcony.

    Price: The approximate price starts from INR 4000 - INR 5000 per night

    Location: Dharamshala- The Sanctuary is located at a distance of 8 KM from the city of Dharamshala.

     

    Royal Palace Resort

    For those of you who are looking for a resort which is near to all the amazing attractions in Dharamshala then the Royal Palace Resort is the perfect place for you. The hotel is set against a mountain backdrop which gives you a stunning view of the nature.

    Price: The approximate price starts from INR 3000 - INR 4000 per night

    Location: Royal Palace Resort is located at Bhagsunag, Mcleodganj, Upper Dharamshala

     

     

     

    Leisure Vacations Karnika Resort

    Offering some stunning views from the balcony, this is another great resort in Dharamshala which you should try. Leisure Vacations Karnika Resort has all the state of art facilities for a modern day to day use.

    Price: The approximate price starts from INR 3000 – INR 5000 per night.

    Location: The resort is located in the Darnoo region of Dharamshala.

     

    Snow Hermitage Resort

    Snow Hermitage Resort is the best place which you can opt for in Dharamshala. It has all the amenities of a modern hotel and has a good friendly staff that makes your stay even more pleasant. The resort is very famous for offering amazing scenic views.

    Price: The approximate price cost around INR 3000 per room.

    Location: Snow Hermitage Resort is located in the Kand village in Dharamshala.

  20. How difficult is Bara Bhangal trek? Is it worth doing it?

    Bara Bhangal trek is said to be a challenging trek with the toughest routes. Bara Bhangal is also known as Shepherd Trek. Although this is a challenging trek the panorama en route makes it worth doing it.

     

    The verdant landscape is something which you would not want to miss. This trek takes around 11/ 12 days. The best time to do this trek is during the month of Mid May to Mid October.

  21. What is the difficulty level of Kareri Lake trek?

    The Kareri lake trek is long (11.5 kilometres from Kareri village) and is known as a moderate trek. It starts off steep and then slowly becomes even.

     

    Situated high between the ranges of Dhauladhar Kareri Lake is another hidden glacial lake which you should definitely explore.

  22. What is special about Bhrigu Lake Trek? Is it worth doing it?

    If you are a beginner and looking for some amazing trekking experiences than Bhrigu Lake trek is a must do trek for you. Situated high up in the valleys of Kullu and lying east of the famous Rohtang pass, the Bhrigu Lake floats at an altitude of 14,000 ft.

     Yes, it is definitely worth doing it. The perplexing lake is considered to have divine streaks. The vistas on the way to the lake make the trek unique and unparalleled experience.

  23. Is it worth doing Indrahar Pass Trek? What is the level of difficulty?

    Perched at a towering height of 4,324ft, Indrahar Pass trek is another great trek that entices trekkers from across the globe. Discover the natural beauty and the fascinating charm of the high Indrahar Pass, the trekkers will also get to explore and enjoy camping around the Lahesh Caves on their way.

     

    The ascent to the Indrahar Pass involves a continual climb often over boulders. The difficulty of the trek is from moderate to challenging.

  24. What is the difficulty level of the Triund trek? How much will it cost me approximately?

    Triund trek is known as the most beautiful trek yet a short trek in Mcleodganj  Dharamshala. Triund trek is a moderate level trek. One can witness the panoramic views of the Bhagsu village and distant views of Shivalik hills and plains of Kangra valley.

    The trek starts from Mcleodganj and gradually you will climb uphill. The approximate cost will be around INR 1500.

  25. Which monasteries are a must visit in Dharamshala?

    While you are visiting this amazing destination you would definitely want to explore some of the stunning monasteries here. Some of the beautiful monasteries which you should visit are:

    • Namgyal Monastery
    • Gyuto Monastery
    • Tsuglagkhang Complex
    • Dip Tse Chok Ling
    • Tibetan Buddhism Monastery
    • Tse Chokling Gompa
    • Nyingmapa Monastery
    • Nechung Monastery