Top 10 Places to visit in Dharamshala

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1. McLeod Ganj

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McLeod Ganj is reason enough for you to visit Dharamshala. There are so many places to visit here, that it is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. McLeod Ganj is popular for the St. John church which reflects the Gothic architecture. Naddi again is a small region in McLeod Ganj which is known for its Buddhism culture. Also this is an ideal place for trekking. McLeod Ganj is also home to the Tibetian learning center. The town has many monasteries, temples, and other tourist spots.

2. Dal Lake

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Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in India, and it is situated in the city of Dharamshala. It is a famous picnic spot which is surrounded by thick forests. The scenery of this place makes it a picture perfect place. One side of the lake is also surrounded by majestic mountains. You can just lose yourself in the beauty of the Dal Lake.

3. Kangra Art Museum

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Kangra Museum is of great significance to the Tibetian culture and also the Kangra Valley culture. The museum consists of many manuscripts, handicrafts, pottery place here date back to the 5th century. It is a place that you must explore of you are visiting Dharamshala.

4. Masrur

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Masrur is famous for its huge and beautiful rock-cut temples that dated back to the 8th century AD. The carvings are finely detailed and looks beautiful.

5. Kangra Fort

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Kangra Fort is a big and a beautiful Fort in Dharamshala, which belonged to the Katoch rulers who belong to the lineage of the rulers of Trigata mentioned in the Hindu Epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha. The fort contains several well detailed halls and watchtowers along with a couple of temples.

6. Bhagsu Nag

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Bhagsu Nag is a small village in the Dharamshala district which is away from all communication facilities. The place is famous for its Bhagsunaag Temple and also the extremely beautiful Bhagsunaag Waterfalls. Many people visit this place for its culture, history and lifestyle.

7. Namgyal Monastery

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Established in 1575 and then relocate in the 1959, the Namgyal Monastery is one of the biggest leaning centers of the Tibetan culture. It is house to more than 200 Tibetan monks. The beauty of the monastery is just amazing.

8. Dharamkot

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Dharamkot is nothing but beautiful and pure. It a small town that attracts many tourist or nothing but its beauty. You can just relax with nature in the guesthouses that is easily available. For any nature lover, Dharamkot is ideal, away from any noisy city life.

9. Triund Hill

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If trekking is your things then Triund Hill is a famous spot for trekking which can be used to reach the peak at the Dhauladhar range. The rail is clean and is good place for camping. There are also some beautiful monasteries around this trail.

10. War Memorial

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War Memorial is also known as the Garhwal Rifles War Museum and was established in the year 1923. It is a museum which attracts many tourist along the year. You can learn about the pre-independence era of India here an about the achievements of the Indian army here. It was built in the honor of the Garhwal Regiment officers.