Places to visit in Dharamshala
There are numerous places to visit in Dharamshala that include the Kangra Fort, Kangra Art Museum, Bhagsunag Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Tsuglag Khang, Norbulingka Institute, Gyuto Monastery and so on. Here is a list of three significant Dharamshala places to visit:
Kangra Fort: A special architectural evidence and man-made wonder of the royal family of Kangra, the Kangra Fort was built during the 4th century B.C. This is recognized as the oldest and most popular fort in the Himalayan range. Travellers should take a car ride to the fort, which is situated 20 kilometres from Dharamshala. Inside the fort, there are a few aesthetically designed temples that can be accessed easily through the entrance of seven gates. The fabulous views of the Banganga and Manjhi rivers are the special tourist attractions at the fort. The royal family ruling the region manages the operations of the Maharaja Sansar Chand Katoch Museum located here.
Bhagsuang Falls: Feel close to nature at the Bhagsuang Falls that houses the popular Bhagsunath Temple, dedicated for the worship of Lord Shiva. Every year, Hindu pilgrims come to the temple to offer pujas and savour the marvellous views of the Bhagsuang Falls. The waterfall which is 20 metres in height looks most gorgeous during the monsoon months. Take a break at the cafeteria located next to the falls. Besides, it is a lovely site to go for picnics. While on trekking, you will come across the Bhagsuang Falls which lies at 2 kilometres' distance from McLeod Ganj. If you are not a trekker, take a car ride to Bhagsu village.
Namgyal Monastery: While sightseeing in Dharamshala, take a stop at the Namgyal Monastery and the Tsuglag Khang complex. The intriguing aspect of this visit is the monastery which is the residence of the Dalai Lamas. Delving into the past, the Namgyal Monastery was founded in 16th century by the second Dalai Lama. The purpose of building the monastery was to enable Namgyalo monks assist the Dalai Lamas in performing ritual prayers, religious affairs and so on. The monastery serves as the centre of meditation and learning for the Tibetan monks. Several ceremonies and prayers are conducted at the monastery where rituals are done for the welfare of Tibet and its people.