OF INTEREST REACHABLE FROM DHARAMSALA
kms. from Dharamsala, Tapovan houses a modern ashram
of Swami Chinmayanand, which is a Spiritual Center and
training camp for the study of holy scriptures. U.S.
students often visit the Center for study tours.
kms. from Dharamsala, these are the famous shrines of
the Goddess Chamunda and Lord Shiva. Surrounded by the
Dhauladhar range on three sides and dense pine forests
on the fourth is a holy place for Hindus.
Nature Conservation Park
kms. from Dharamsala, this is a wild life safari set
kms. from Dharamsala, at an altitude of 1,500 meters,
surrounded by terraces of tea gardens and forests of
pine and deodar, is the beautiful town of Palampur.
Tashi Jong monastery,
Shobha Singh’s art gallery and the pottery society
are some local attractions here.
kms. from Dharamsala, this is the venue for various
adventure sports, including hand gliding and para-gliding.
ancient religious centre which dates back to the 8th
century, Masrur has rock-carved temples, similar to
the Ajanta and Ellora temples.
kms. from Dharamsala, Kangra is a historical town known
for the world famous Kangra Paintings and the remnants
of the Kangra fort. Situated amidst the colorful bazaars
is the famous shrine of the Goddess Brijeshwari.
kms. from Dharamsala, this temple is among the most
scared in northern India. Jawalamukhi dates back to
the times of the Moguhal Emperor Akbar. An eternal blue
flame can always be seen emerging from a rock at the
kms. from Dharamsala, Baba Baroh is a beautiful marble
temple constructed recently by Hindu devotees.
kms. from Pathankot and Dharamsala respectively, Dalhousie
is an old and prestigious Hill Station surrounded by
groves of deodar and oak trees. The historical and cultural
significance of this site makes it a must-see for all
kms. from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is a beautiful and scenic
meadow set amidst dense forests and a “Floating
Island”. This region is aptly known as the Switzerland
Kms. from Khajjiar, Chamba overlooks the gushing Ravi
River and is world renowned for exquisite handicrafts
and traditional Indian apparel and antiques. In addition,
this Scotland of India is famous for the incredible
beauty of its native women and their melodious love
the most popular tourist destinations in northern India.
Manali particularly is synonymous with natural beauty
and adventure. A picturesque region filled with sparkling
streams, luxuriant forests, lush orchards, snow-capped
mountains and the world-famous 14,000 feet high Rohtang
Pass, which leads to the rugged valley of Lahul-Spithi.
The entire region attracts numerous European mountaineering
groups and Bollywood’s scenic outdoor film shooting
Sports Center at Pong
kms. from Dharamsala, this is the ideal place for water
skiing, surfing, kayaking/canoeing, sailing, rowing,
paddle boating and fishing.