Dharamshala is situated at an average altitude of 1475 meters above sea level in north of India in Himachal Pradesh state. The city is divided into two parts; the lower is the Dharamshala town whereas the upper division is known as Mcleodganj. It lies on the scenic stretch in Kangra Valley, making tourists spellbound for its spectacular beauty often cited as the ‘Little Lhasa’. The city is popularly known as the Holy Residence of the Exiled Tibetan Monk Dalai Lama. Mountain range Dhauladhar has breathtaking view from the city.
Tourist’s inflows here throughout the year from inbound as well outbound too to discover the striking Tibetan hub in India. The tourists return home to enjoy life more deeply and positively transform their own lives and communities. But other seems to get ‘stuck’ here for months or even years, finding the beauty of the natural surroundings, the warmth of the people. The wisdom of the Tibetan and Indian spiritual traditions and the urgency of the Tibetan crisis compel us to stay awhile to learn and to serve.
The temperature can drop to freezing point in winter advised to be with heavy woolens are required. Summer climate is mild and light woolens/cottons are recommended.
Dharamshala has wide range of sightseeing options for tourists which contains Historical Places, Museums, Monasteries, Tea gardens, Festivals etc. The destination itself has a bouquet of diversified mélange of different races, cultural, spiritual and meditation practices under one roof. Visit here to discover or feel the beauty lied with nature and return home with ‘Belle Souvenir’.
Norbulingka is a unique institute dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan arts and culture. Visitors can explore the beautiful campus and witness firsthand the splendor of Tibetan art. It is located within walking distance.
It is a Tibetan tantric institution, to receive a firm grounding in Vajrayana practice. 3.5km is the distance from hotel. .
Cricket stadium set against the backdrop of the dramatic snow clad mountains, is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches. Distance from hotel is 3.5km.
Kangra is rightly as the Tea Capital of Northern India and is famous all across the country for its vast spreads of lush tea gardens, which are the chief attraction of the town. Distance from hotel is 5km.
The museum has display of Kangra Valley arts, crafts, artifacts, manuscripts, costumes, jewelry and coins of the 5th century. It includes a gallery of Kangra’s famous miniature painting as well a representative collection of sculptures, pottery and anthropological items. Distance from hotel is 4km.
The Memorial has built to attribute the War Heroes of Himachal Pradesh. It contains gardens and museum. Distance from hotel is 4km.
This famous temple is located in dense tea gardens and lush surroundings. It is dedicated to Goddess Durga, who is believed to have been immortalized in a stone that always remains inside the temple. The temple displays wonderful carvings of Gods and Goddesses and it is believed that when Goddess Sati, wife of Lord Shiva, died, her skull had fallen here on this spot. Distance from hotel is 5km.
The Church built over the body of British Viceroy Lord Elgin in 1863. There is a well tended old graveyard on these grassy sloped. Distance from hotel is 11km
H.H. Dalai Lama has his residence here at the altitude of 1770m from sea level, this place often called as ‘Little Lhasa’. The impressive monastery has larger than life images of Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloktwshwara. The Tibetan community and the presence of traditional architectural designs drawn from Tibet have enhanced the area. The Tibetian Institute of Performing Arts in located nearby to get a glimpse of its culture. Distance from hotel is 8km.
It is 13km from the Hotel. The spot is surrounded by Pine, Oak trees. It is an ultimate sight for picnic and excursion activities.
Another picnic point near water fall is there and ancient temple. It has distance from hotel 12km.
5km away from hotel on the banks of the rivulet Bindusaras, is an ashram complex established by the late Swami Chinmayananda. A noted exponent of the Gita. The complex includes a 9 meter high statue of Lord Hanuman. It has also Rama Temple, meditation hall, school, health and recreation centre.
Dhamashala has various trekking options, paragliding and rock climbing. More information you can take from the hotel.
Maharana Pratap Sagar / Pong Dam located 40km away from the hotel. It is a picnic place, bird watching along with fishing.
Kangra Fort and Brijeshwari Temple 21km, Mashroor Rock Garden 33km, Chamunda Devi Temple 12km, Jwalamukhi Temple 60km, Baglamukhi Devi Temple 49km, Chintpurni Devi Temple 80km, Baijhnath Temple 52km, Mahakal Temple 55km etc.
Dharamshala, Mcleodganj are the options for shopping to buy souvenirs. There are wide range of products with fusion of Traditional Himachali and Tibetan culture.