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Dharamshala is a hillside town in Himachal Pradesh which is world famous as the city of Dalai Lama. This magical town boasts jaw-dropping landscapes consisting of soaring mountains, waterfalls, lakes, lush rain forests and scenic hiking trails. Dharamshala is also home to an array of Buddhist monasteries, colourful temples, gigantic forts and interesting cultural institutions. This town is full of spirituality, solace and adventure which fascinates travellers from all around the world. The options are endless here; you can go camping around Kareri Lake, trekking to the Indrahar Pass and paragliding at Bir Billing. Other fun activities in Dharamshala include rock climbing, zip lining, hiking, fishing and mountain biking. Dharamshala is not only a paradise for adventure seekers, but also a significant centre of arts and culture with many superb museums, including the Kangra Art Museum which houses lots of paintings, statues, photos, costumes and utensils and the Tibet Museum which displays a rare collection of manuscripts related to Tibetan history and culture. Brightsun Travel offers a range of Dharamshala tour packages, taking you to the heart of this immersive town.
Dharamshala boasts a plethora of spectacular landmarks. The most famous attraction in town is the Tsuglagkhang Complex in Mcleodganj, where you can discover several finely-decorated buildings, monasteries and stupas showcasing fascinating Tibetan art and cultures. Another must-visit attraction in Dharamshala is the St. John in the Wilderness Church, one of the town’s oldest structures which was built in 1852 with Belgian stained-glass windows and neo-gothic architecture. Then there’s the Masroor Temples which were carved out of a single monolithic rock in the 8th century; here you can admire Indo-Aryan architecture, intricate carvings and impressive stone idols of Lord Rama, Laxman and Sita. Other great landmarks in Dharamshala include the Gyuto Monastery, Tsuglagkhang Temple, Namgyal Monastery and Chamunda Devi Temple. You could also take a day trip to the Jwalamukhi Temple which is set under a two hour drive from Dharamshala; this stunning structure was constructed by the Sikh Raja Kharak Singh with silver plated doors and a gilt dome. Book Dharamshala holiday packages with Brightsun Travel and look forward to an amazing trip with lots of epic experiences.