Kangra Fort is located just 20 km from Dharamsala and 3 km from Kangra, the Kangra Fort is a magnanimous structure built by the royal family of Kangra. It is one of the largest and oldest forts in India.
Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamsala. Kareri Lake is named after the nearby gaddi village of Kareri, situated 9 km south east of the lake.
In the outskirts of Dharamshala have beautiful Tea gardens spread across hundreds and hundreds of acres of land. The tea gardens in Dharamshala can be seen from Chilgari to Narghota and also near Kunal Pathari Temple.
Dal Lake, which is 2km walk westwards from Mcleodganj market, is renowned for its scenic beauty and the cool ambience. The Lake can be reached by bus, taxi or on foot, taking around half an hour to 2 hours to explore the whole area.
jawala ji/jawala ji (flame) or Jwala Mukhi (flame mouth) is probably the most ancient temple discussed here besides Vaishno Devi. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata and other scriptures. There is a natural cave where eternal flames continue to burn.
A medieval shrine, Bhagsunath is Shiva Temple situated about 3kms from Mcleodganj. The temple has been highly revered by the Hindus and the Gorkha Community. The sacred shrine is famed for its two pools that are believed to have healing properties.
Kangra Art Museum displays arts, crafts, culture and history of the people living in Kangra Valley. The Kangra Art Museum is situated close to the famous Kotwali Bazaar, which sells all types of handicraft and religious items.
Bhagsu Falls is a small yet beautiful waterfall located 2km away from Mcleodganj.Around 0.5 km from the waterfall stands the Bhagsunath temple and the waterfall is revered by devotees who throng the temple. It is a good idea to avoid visiting during mid-winter.