dharamshala Travel Guide

Welcome to Dharamshala

Introduction 
Dharamsala is the main hill station in the Kangra Valley. Dharamsala is one of the famous cities or hill station of Himachal Pradesh formerly known as Bhagsu. It is a city surrounded by dense forest situated in the upper reaches of the Kangra valley.The residential areas of the town include Mcleodganj, Bhagsu Nath, Forsyth Ganj, Naddi, Kotwali Bazaar, Kaccheri Adda, Dari, Ramnagar, Sidhpur and Sidhbari etc.

Places to visit 

Dal Lake
Dal Lake is a small mid-altitude lake near the village of Tota Rani in Kangra district. The lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is considered as a sacred spot as there is small Shiva mandir on its bank. There are different kinds of fish that live in this lake. This lake has greenish water.Even though the lake is small, the surroundings make it charming and dynamic.The annual fair held every year in September on the banks of the Lake is a great attraction to the tourists.

Jawalamukhi Temple
Jawalamukhi Temple is one of the most famous temple in Himachal which is 53 kms from Dharamsala. It is dedicated to the Goddess of Light. There is no idol to worship as such in the temple. Rather a constantly burning blue flame, emanating from inside the rocks, is worshipped.

Bhagsunath Temple
Bhagsunath Temple is a medieval temple 3km east of Mcleodganj and 11km from Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. The ambience of the temple is tranquil and reposed, with plentiful pools around, considered sacred by the Hindu devotees. The annual fair held in September is far-reaching in its reputation.

Kareri Lake
Kareri Lake is a high altitude, shallow, fresh water lake south of the Dhauladhar range approximately 9 km North West of Dharamshala in Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh. Its surface is 2934 metres above the sea level. Kareri lake is best known for being a trekking destination in the Dhauladhars.

Kunal Pathri
Kunal Pathri is a small town near Dharamsala. The major attraction here is the temple of Mata Kunal Pathri, dedicated to local Goddesses.Kunal Pathri rock temples are located in Dharamsala near Kotwali Bazaar. The temples are. These are ancient temples in the Kangra region developed for offering prayers by tribes. Kunal Pathri is an ideal location to have a secluded stay amidst scenic beauty.

Area 29.51km²
Population 19124
Language Hindi
Pin Code 176215

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