Dharamshala is also called as The Little Lhasa in India. It is the home of the tibetan guru and leader His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the tibeian government in exile. Often called as “Little Lhasa”. Under the Himalayas, the Dhaluadhars, the place is a beautiful hill station and a world known destination. This place is not an ordinary Indian hill station, but it’s wholly a different place being in touch with the whole world but has an environment of its own. It’s an old British place. Mcleodganj-mcllo is a world famous tourist destination. Foreigners from all over the world and many other celebrities visit this small hill town.
McLeodganj a British place. Located in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala received little attention from the outside world for most of its history. Dharamsala and McleodGanj has many other Suburbs which are Bhagsu and Dharamkot near McleodGanj which consitutes in Upper Dharamsala. Sidhbari, Yol and Khaniyara near Dharamsala or Dharamshala (Lower Dharamshala).
The Tsuglagkhang Temple is the most renowned Buddhist monument in McLeodganj. There are three magnificent images of Buddha, including a gilded statue of Shakyamuni, Valokitesvara and Padamasambhava.
Dal lake is a sacred lake of Lord shiva and water comes from Galcier of mountains. One kms ahead is the famous location called Naddi, where you can see the Mount Dhauladhar very near and the sunset is worth seeing in the the evening.
About two kilometers from McLeod is a holy pilgrim site for Hindus - The Bhagsu temple. Bhagsu, as it is better known has an ancient Shiv temple. A few walks and you will find a fresh snowclad waterfall with clean & pure waters.
One of the most poignant memories of the British Raj is the church of St. John, situated in the wilderness. This charmingly dressed stone church is located just 8-kms from Dharamsala on the way to McLeodganj.
His Holiness The Karmapa (Ogyen Trinley Dorje)'s residence, at Gyuto monastery. Sidhbari is about six kilometers from Dharamsala. Karmapa means "the one who carries out buddha-activity".
Norbulinka was established to preserve and teach the ancient Tibetan arts. The paths, wooden bridges, small streams of water makes this place look like heaven. It also has a Tibetan food joint serving tibetan foods.
Nestled in the spectacular Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas is the Chinmaya Tapovan Ashram. It is, one of the main retreats of the Chinmaya Mission. It is important as a center of the Sandeepany Vedanta course, meditation camps, vedic teachings.
The Kangra Fort is located 20 kms from the town of Dharamsala. The fort is thought to date back to 1009 AD. The Kangra Fort was built by the Royal family of Kangra, which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom.
Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayan mountain range lies the quaint Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, also known as the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium. Located at a height of 1,457 mtrs in Dharamshala.