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Things to do in Dharamshala

Dharamshala has on offer things to do that will suit all travellers alike. Dharamshala – home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama -- is also known as Lhasa of India. Tsuglag Khang – the temple complex houses the Buddhist pilgrimage monastery – Namgyal Monastery from where the Dalai Lama performs prayers for Tibet’s welfare. The Dalai Lama also resides within this temple complex.

McLeodganj is also famous for various authentic Tibetan products like carpets, thangkas, jewellery, and other knick-knacks. Just a kilometre away from McLeodganj is the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) where you can find musical, dance, and theatrical traditions of Tibet.

In case you are interested in the history of Tibet then you can visit the Losel Doll Museum which is located in the Norbulingka complex. The museum showcases elaborately detailed beautiful dolls that depict the costumes of each region of Tibet.

Trekking enthusiasts can trek to their heart’s content in Dharamshala. Situated along the Dhauladhar range, Dharamshala has some of the best trekking trails for trekking enthusiasts. Trekking too strenuous for you then take a leisurely stroll in the tea gardens near Kunal Pathri temple.

For those who love art a visit to the Museum of Kangra Art at Kotwali Bazaar is a must. The museum has a rare collection of miniature paintings from the Kangra School, in addition to local jewellery, traditional wood carvings with some of the exhibits dating back to the fifth century.

If all that sightseeing has made you hungry then you can just drop in to one of the restaurants or café scattered around McLeodganj for some traditional Tibetan, Israeli or even a German cuisine.

Sightseeing in Dharamshala

Sightseeing in Dharamshala includes visiting museums, or marvelling at the architectural splendour of Buddhist monasteries here.

Shopping in Dharamshala

The main shopping area in Dharamshala is in McLeodganj, offering range of handicraft items including woollens, carpets, metal ware, Thangkas, and jewellery.

Activities in Dharamshala

Dharamshala is an ideal destination for adventurous enthusiasts as the town offers plenty of activities that one can enjoy here.

NearBy Places in Dharamshala

Some of the interesting places near Dharamshala that you can visit on a day trip are Dharamkot, Naddi Gaon, Bhagsu Village, Jogindernagar, and Palampur among others.

Eating Out in Dharamshala

There is no dearth of places for eating out in Dharamshala. You will find a few local restaurants in Dharamshala serving decent fare – it isn’t cordon bleu but is tasty and more than palatable.

Festivals & Events in Dharamshala

There are various festivals and events in Dharamshala that are celebrated with great enthusiasm and fanfare.

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