In India, Himachal Pradesh is an attractive destination for most of the visitors from different parts of the country and also many parts of the world.
Like other place in Himachal Pradesh. Dharamsala is known for outstanding beauty. The glimpse of nature lies over there as many mountains, glaciers, hill-station and so on can be seen in Dharamsala.Let’s have an overview for Dharamsala.
Dharamsala is known as the divine residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile. The city is categorized as upper and lower divisions with different heights . The lower division is called the Dharamsala town itself whereas the other division is popularly named as Mcleodganj.
This is located on the upper hilly stretch of soil-area of Kangra Valley which is fixed just against the picturesque scene of Dhauladhar ranges. Being a Tibetan hub, Dharamsala is regarded as one of the best places to learn and explore Buddhism and Tibetan Culture.
Best places to visit in Dharamsala
This neo-gothic church was constructed in 1852 and is one of the most essential churches in Himachal Pradesh. Situated near Dharamshala and on the way to Mcleodganj, this church was made in dedication to John the Baptist.
It is the ancient built structure of Dharamsala. This church was built in dense woods this is why it is famed as ‘St. John in the Wilderness’. It is also the final resting place of Lord Ergin, one of the governor generals and also a viceroy of India during the British Rule in India. This church should not be confused with the church of the same name situated another destination of in Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Tsuglagkhang is the holy place where the Dalai Lama inhibits. It is one of the most eminent places of worship which attracts devotees from every part of the world and offers tourists as well.
There is a monastery, various stupas and temples, a museum, a library, a bookstore and a café in it campus. Except for Dalai Lama’s residence, every other part of the complex is open for tourists. If fortunate, one can even get to meet His Holiness and love from his end with blessings. The complex has a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha as well as statues of Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche.
The museum inside the complex seems to be a prime choice amongst the tourists and houses many imprints of Tibetan art and culture. These encompasses history documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc. The museum provides tourists an insight into Tibetan culture and at the same time, the various struggles countered by them at the end. The structure of the Tibet Museum is inspired by Tibetan architecture which is unparallel and innovative
Seen on the crest of a hill just above McLeod Ganj Dharamkot is a favorite destination which offers a wide picturesque look of the Kangra Valley and the Dhauladhar range of mountains. Dharamkot is also well known to the people for the Vipassana Meditation Centre. The Dhamma Shikara as well as the Tushita Meditation Centre which is a centre for the study & follow of Buddhism in the Tibetan Mahayana tradition.
The village of Dharamkot is said to be a satisfied contrast to the Tibetan world that one feels in McLeod Ganj. The former being quite Punjabi in manner. Trekking is one of the most famous activity this village offers and one can trek to the villages of Naddi & Triundi which are 3 kms & 7 kms away from Dharamkot respectively. The destination is said to be a haven and a place to go for backpackers and travelers.
Famed as one of the most touching and spiritually enlightening places by visitors, the Brajeshwari Temple is about 10 to 15 minutes from the parking and the market en route is a shopper’s delight.
The temple itself reflects with mysticism, chiefly because of its architecture. It is highly recommended to try and make it for the Aarti. This temple is one of the most favourable attractions in Kangra as it is also among one of the 51 Shakti Peeths of India in the history.
This wil give enthusiasm to those who believe in divine powers. Hence one should plan to go to such a beautiful place with their families.
Haripur a beautiful location is a smallest town in Kangra constituency of Himachal Pradesh. Haripur Guler are clone townships carrying the heritage of Guler Riyasat. A river distribute the two towns which extra makes Pong wetland, Ramsar Wetland place centre to a large amount of traveling nature in winters because of marshes & irrigated private land.
On the other side of Haripur town. Guler is situated which is linked from Pathankot station to Joginder Nagar station by a railway gauge. The region is presently facing shortage of employment but it can be developed if state & centre authorities will take a care of the potential and the socio-cultural feature of the area..
Judge’s Court, Pragpur
Heritage and nature, in perfect co-existence can be observed in the Judges’ Court. The ancestral property of Sir Jai or Kangra, now transformed into a heritage destination, with huge rooms and sprawling orchards, of a kind of fruits, blooming in serene youth, seldom make it hard to accept that the property is about three centuries old.
Organically -grown fruits inside the area of the Court grounds, with resplendent meals of the Judge’s bygone era murmur of the authority and the charm the property still holds.
This Court is an example of well combination of water, palace and the surroundings as plants. Nothing could be more exciting than this for a visitors who believes in real beauty of the things.
So, just plan to go over there and take some pictures to save your memories. Indeed sweet memories always give the peace of mind.
Dal lake and Nadi
Dal lake is 11 km from lower Dharamsala and is situated in between hills and deodar trees. This is a starting place for trekking and excursion, which is covered around the lake to make the walk memorable with soothing voice of nature.
Small Shiva Temple is also located on the banks of this lake. A lively fair is held here every September yearly.
In fact, you will experience an outstanding scenario over there as this defines the natural beauty and you will feel from inside ”The thing of a beauty is a joy forever”.