Dharamshala is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh was announced by the then Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on 19 January 2017. The city is located on the upper side of the Kangra valley. The city also has tea gardens. The tea produced here is also called Dharamshala or Kangra tea. This city is considered excellent for trekking. Dharamsala is divided into two parts in which the lower section is called Dharamshala and the upper section is known as McLeodganj.The Dharamshala is said to be the home of the Dalai Lama, a Buddhist leader. Dharamshala is a beautiful city located at the foothills of Dhauladhar.

Visiting palace in Dharamshala

St. John in the Wilderness Church

The church was built in 1852. This church is considered to be the oldest church in the city. This church was built by the dedication of John the Baptist. The church is known for its leased stained glass windows. The church is located amidst greenery Deodar. The eccentric church was built in dense woods which is why it is famous as ‘St John in the Wilderness’.The architecture of this church is Neo-Gothic architecture.

Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery This monastery is also known as the Dalai Lama Temple. Another name for this temple-complex is Namgyal Tantric College. The temple is currently located in McleodGanj or Dharamshala. This is the 14th Dalai Lama’s personal monastery. The monastery is named in honor of Namgyalma, the goddess of a woman’s long life.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake

Dal Lake is located near Tota Rani village. The lake is named after the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. For those who are trekking, Dal Lat is a beautiful place to relax. This place is also known as Sun SetPoint. The lake is surrounded by greenery and blooming trees. Many people are trekking around this lake.


Triund is a hill station near Dharamshala. Triund is a part of Dharamkot. This hill station is famous for trekking. This place is also called trekking point.it is a place perfect for trekking with amazing trails offering scenic views of the entire Kangra Valley.

Tibet Museum

This museum is the official physical museum of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations. The museum was established in 1998. The main purpose of this museum is to reach out to the people about Tibetan culture, history research, and exhibitions.


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