Explore Dharamsala

Dharamshala is also known as The Little Lhasa in India. It is the home of the Tibetan guru and leader His Holiness, The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. Often called as “Little Lhasa”, the city is a picturesque world famous destination. Foreigners from all over the world and numerous celebrities visit this small hill town to escape from their daily routines.

Please have a look at the places you must visit to complete your tour of Dharamsala.

Dal Lake

Just 2 kilometres away from Mcleodganj, located the sacred Dal Lake. It is regarded is the lake of Lord Shiva. Just one kilometre ahead, is the famous location called Naddi, where you can see the Mount Dhauladhar. The sunset view is worth seeing during evening.

Tsuglagkhang Temple

The Tsuglagkhang Temple is the renowned Buddhist monument in McLeodganj. There are three magnificent images of Buddha, including a gilded statue of Shakyamuni, statues of Valokitesvara and Padamasambhava. His Holiness The Dalai Lama conducts a public teaching here every year.

Norbulingka Institute

Just 4 kilometres from Dharamsala, Norbulinka was established to preserve and teach the ancient Tibetan arts. The shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams and tiny water falls make this place look like heaven. It also has a renowned Tibetan food joint.


Triund is a popular picnic spot at a height of 2827 metres. The area is on the foothills of Dhauladhar range and is 17 kilometres away from Dharamsala. The breathtaking view of the mountains and the valleys, makes Triund a must visit destination.

St. John’s Church

One of the most poignant memories of the British Raj is the church of St. John, situated in the wilderness. This beautiful church is located at a distance of 18 kilometres from Dharamsala, on the way to Mcleodganj.

Bhag Sunag Temple and Waterfall

About two kilometers away from Mcleodganj is this holy pilgrim site for Hindus named Bhag Sunag. It is an ancient Shiv temple and is a treat for tourist making it to Dharamsala during the summer.

Kangra Fort

The Kangra Fort nestled at a 20 kilometres distance from Dharamsala on the out skirts of Kangra. The fort can be entered through a small courtyard enclosed between two gates which are known as Patak. The fort is dated from the Sikh period, as appears on an inscription at the entrance.

Bir Billing

The scenic town of Bir is known worldwide as a destination for ecotourism. The town is praised by visitors from all over of the globe for its natural beauty. Bir is located in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, amidst paths winding through tea gardens.