Dharamshala is a beautiful hill town closer to Kangra City. This region is geographically divided into Upper Dharamshala and Lower Dharamshala based on the altitude. The Lower Dharamshala is the cliché hill town and the Upper Dharamshala is Mcleodganj famous for pilgrimage, traditional activities, adventure sports, and others.
Dharamshala was under Katoch reign for two centuries before it became a part of British India. Later, Dharamshala was ruled by Gurkhas communities. The land is home to numerous heroic stories and you can find numerous monuments named after these heroes. During the British rule, the land was famous as a summer destination. They also planned to name it as their summer capital. However, a massive earthquake took place is the beginning of 20th century and British turned towards Shimla for summer escapade.
Dharamshala is famous for Tibetan culture, Buddhism religion, and Tibetan cuisine because of it being the home to Dalai Lama. Apart from spiritual and religious activities, Dharamshala is famous for camping, ziplining, trekking, hiking, strolling through tea gardens, and others. If you are looking for sightseeing, top places to visit are Dharamshala cricket stadium, war memorial, library of Tibetan works and archives, St. John in Wilderness church, Gyuto monastery, Triund, Dal Lake, Jwala Devi temple, and others.
Pilgrims usually cover the monasteries and temples of the land, stay in camps or in monasteries and enjoy meditation and other spiritual workshops. On the other hand, tourists cover interesting structures and natural paradises, camp in wilderness, enjoy shopping, and other activities. Honeymooners stick with viewpoints, Upper Dharamshala destinations, and tea gardens. What type of visitor are you? Or, do you want to cover every face of Dharamshala? Starting from short trips to a long vacation, we have covered all types of vacations with our long list of itineraries. Surf and choose the one based on your budget, time frame, and choices of destinations.