Places of Interest


Dharamshala has a temperate climate in summers, and heavy monsoon showers in July and August. While days are warm in summer, nights are chilly. Besides the rainy season, occasional showers are common here. Winters are severely cold, with heavy snowfall and temperatures dipping down around December. The best time to visit Dharamsala is between October and December. Dharamsala lies at the foot of snow covered lofty Dhauladhar ranges and presents a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. Dharamsala with a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has become a place of international importance. Dharamsala is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh in the northern part of India and is a great spot for spending holidays and with many streams, cool healthy air, beautiful surroundings and the nearby snowline, it attracts people from all over the world.


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» Vaishno Devi
» Badrinath Temple
» Baijnath Temple
» Jain Temple
» Masrur Temple
» Lakshmi Narayan 
»Chamunda Temple
» Haridwar Temple
» Trilokinath Temple

Naam Art Gallery

The Naam Art Gallery is located at Sidhbari. The permanent exhibition in Naam Art Gallery shows paintings by Elsbeth Buschmann - water colours and acrylics - and oil paintings by Alfred W Hallett. The gallery remains open from 10 am to 7 pm on all days except Monday.

Elsbeth Buschmann is a professional painter from Germany living in Dharamshala. Alfred Hallett was a very well known painter from England. He lived over 40 years in Dharamshala and became very popular in Himachal Pradesh. Many of his paintings are owned by the government of Himachal Pradesh. AW Hallett had a great love for, and a special interest in, the culture and scenery of Himachal Pradesh, which are among the main elements of his work. He died in Dharamshala in 1986. The display of his paintings in Naam Art Gallery is a tribute to him.
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Chamunda Temple

15 Kilometers from the Dharamshala, with the Dhauladhars forming a majestic backdrop, it is one of the nine shaktipeeth temple, It is an enchanting spot

with a glorious view of the mountains, A temple glorifying Lord Shiva as Nandikeshwar in the temple complex is equally revered.

Kangra Art Museum

Kangra Art Museum is treasure trove of the Kangra valleys arts, crafts and rich past, display artifacts that date back to the 5th Century. It includes a gallery of famous paintings and a representative collection of sculptures, pottery and anthropological items. Shamiyanas and local dresses used by local royalty, old carved doors, jail and pndals are also on display. Coins jewellery and manuscripts are included. A section houses the works of conteporary artists, sculptures and photographers.

Dharamshala Tea Garden & Kunal Pathri Temple


Located in the lap of the Dhauladhar Ranges this temple is dedicated to goddess Kapaleshwari. It has been mentioned in the Shiv Maha Puran that Daksh Prajapati the father of Sati had once organized a Yajna. He did not invite Lord Shiva to this Yajna. Sati could not bear the insult to lord Shiva and in retaliation jumped into the fire of the Yajna. Lord Shiva was shocked to learn about the death of Sati. He started roaming in a state of madness with the body of Sati on his back.



On seeing this Lord Vishnu used the Sudarshan Chakra to Destroy Sati's Body and a part of her skull is believed to have fallen here. The locals here call this place Kunal Pathri.

War Memorial


The War Memorial is situated in Dharamshala town, near the entry point to Dharamshala commemorates. This was built in the memory of those who fought valiantly for the honour and defense of the mother land. The place is ideally located amid the pine forest.



There is also a cafe just close to War Memorial serving fast food and beverages.
 

International Cricket Stadium


One more picturesque spot is nearby the lower Dharamshala , .



the officially stadium came into existence on March 2005 by having the opening match between Board President-XI and Pakistan.

Norbulingka Monastry Sidhpur


Norbulingka Institute, It is 6 Kilometers from the Dharamshala, Institute is closed on Sunday. Norbulingka institute is committed to the preservation of Tibetan culture. It houses a beautiful Buddha temple, a Japanese inspired garden & a Losel Dolls Museum exhibiting regional, ritual. Religious, official & theatrical costumes.



Norbulingka institute promotes Statue making, Thangka painting, Applique needlework, Tailoring & Woodwork.

Aghanjar Mahadev Temple


This temple is located at a distance of 8.5 km from Dharamshala and just a few meters from the Khaniyara village, famous for its scenic beauties. Once when Arjun, of Mahabarat, was on his way to the Kailash Mountains.



Lord Shiva appeared in front of Arjun and blessed him with the Boon of Victory over the Kauravas. At this place Baba Ganga Bharati has fired "Akhand Dhuni" (Sacred Fire).

Chinmaya Tapovan


10 km from Dharamshala on the banks of the rivulet Bindu Saras, is an ashram complex established by the late Swami Chinmayananda, a noted exponent of the Gita.



The complex includes a 9m high image of Lord Hanuman, a magnificent Ragunath Temple, a meditation hall, a school, and a health and recreation center.

Gyotu Tantric Monastry Sidhbari (17th Karmapa)


Karmapas means "the one who carries out buddha-activity" or "the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas.



We have here the residence of the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje at Sidhbari Yol cantt. You can have a spiritual visit here.

Indru Naag Temple


This Temple is located on way to Khaniyara Village about 3 kms from Kotwali Bazaar. 2 kms road route upto the village Chola and 1 km trek route to the Indrunag temple.



This temple is dedicated to Nag, the Lord of Snakes, and the Lord of Rains. In the Month of July many devotees of the local areas visit the Temple.


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