Events

Kangra Fort

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. The fort finds a mention in the war records of Alexander, around 4th century B.C. It is one of the largest and oldest forts in India.
 
The fort has been a witness to many plunges and confiscations by the foreign rulers like Muhammad of Ghaznavi, Muhammad Bin Tughlak and was finally taken over by Mughal emperor Jehangir, who garrisoned it with his troops.

Kareri Lake

Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamsala. Its surface is 2934 metres above the sea level. Kareri lake is best known for being a trekking destination in the Dhauladhars.Snow melting from the Dhauladhar range serves as the source of the lake and a stream, Nyund is the outflow. Since the source is fresh melting snow and the lake is shallow, water visibility is very high and in most places, the lake bed can be seen.Kareri Lake is named after the nearby gaddi village of Kareri, situated 9 km south east of the lake.Kareri Lake is not connected by a road. 

Tea Garden Dharamshala

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.
 
Evening walk around these tea gardens will make you feel excited. The lush green gardens and jungles offer dust free climate around these places in Dharamshala.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake, which is 2km walk westwards from Mcleodganj market, is renowned for its scenic beauty and the cool ambience. With an altitude of 1775 m, the lake is situated at the vehicular road between Mcleodganj and the village of Naddi. Surrounded by deep green Deodar forests, it is also a base camp for trekkers in Dharamsala and Mcleodganj.
 
The Lake can be reached by bus, taxi or on foot, taking around half an hour to 2 hours to explore the whole area. The annual fair held every year in September on the banks of this Lake is a great attraction to the tourists.

Bhagsu Falls

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.
 
The falls is easily reachable by taxis or autos, besides trekking or walking is another good experience to enjoy the serene surroundings. It will take around 6 to 8 hours to explore the region. During monsoons, the place is subject to heavy rains and snow is winter. It is a good idea to avoid visiting during mid-winter.

Kangra Art Museum

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.
 
This museum features collection of miniature paintings that date back to the 17th century. It also comprises a wide collection of anthropological artefacts, pottery and sculptures. Visitors can see many artefacts of 5th century that are preserved in good condition.

Jawalaji Temple

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. Some say there are nine flames for the nine Durgas

Bhagsunath Temple

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. The best time to visit Bhagsunath Temple is during the annual fair that takes place here in the month of September. The Dal Lake, Kotwali Bazaar and Bhagsu Fall are the main attractions around this holy shrine.

kalachakra temple

Buddhism in the indian state of Himachal  pradesh can be traced back to the spread of Buddhism in the early 8th century. Over the centuries this activity has become deeper rooted, particularly in the Lahaul, Spuiti and Kinour  valleys of Himachal Pradesh. The Dalai Lama found Dharamsaala in Himachal Pradesh as an ideal place to establish his "capital in exile" at Mclaod Ganj in close vicinity to Dharamshala,.

Guna Devi Templ

Guna Devi Temple s dedicated to Goddess Durga. The beautiful Trek towards this Holy Temple passes through famous Dal Lake and Naddi Village. After crossing to Bhated River 20-30 minutes a steep climb up to village balgaon with a panoramic view of Kangra valley towards south.