Here are the top 22 tourist attractions to see in Dharamshala:

1. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

1 km
from city center
1 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

With artifacts and manuscripts that date back to the 12th century, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is one the pioneering institutions in the study and research of Buddhism. With as many as 80,000 manuscripts, 600 Buddhist artifacts including beautifully crafted silk applique thangkas and a three dimensional, wood carved mandala of the Avalokiteshwara, one of the most revered and compassionate Bodhisattva in Buddhism. With an air of peace and serenity descending upon people who visit the museum, it is indeed a calming experience to visitors of this offbeat museum in India.

2. Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

Must visit 4.3 /5 View 7+ photos

0 km
from city center
2 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayan mountain range lies the quaint little Dharamshala Cricket Stadium. Located at the height of 1,457 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest sports grounds in the world. Visiting a cricket stadium while in Dharamshala may sound like a strange thing to add to one’s itinerary, but the magnificent natural backdrop and the cool winds constantly drifting across the grounds is what makes a trip to HPCA Stadium (as it is also known) worth it. Indigo skies, an eternal stream of the fresh mountain breeze, and the vast expanse of lush green field offer a sensory experience like no other. With a view comparable to the Adelaide Oval or Newlands, this stadium competes with the best in terms of its magnificence.

3. Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019

3 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

One of the leading independent film festivals of the county is the Dharamshala Film Festival which is held every year in November. The festival is for both filmmakers and volunteers and also travellers from far and wide. Apart from being a celebration of art and strong independent cinema, the Dharamsala Film Festival also makes for the perfect break from Indian summers. Showcasing the best of Indian and international cinema, the DIFF provides a platform for hitherto unknown artists to take centre stage. With strong themes that resonate with the audience, this one's a not miss for film lovers.

4. St. John in the Wilderness Church

Must visit 3.6 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

This neo-gothic church was built in 1852 and is one of the most important churches in Himachal Pradesh. Located near Dharamshala and on the way to Mcleodganj , this church was built in dedication to John the Baptist.

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5. War Memorial

3.5 /5

2 km
from city center
5 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

War Memorial is situated in the pine forests near Dharamshala town and the journey itself to this place is totally worth it. There is the beautiful GPG College which was made during British Era.

6. Gyuto Monastery

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
6 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

A not so easy to find monastery, unless a driver is willing for the same. A serene monastery of holiness.

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7. Dal Lake Dharamshala

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Dal lake is 11 km from lower Dharamsala and lies in between hills and deodar trees. This is a starting point for trekking and excursion , which is covered around the lake to make the walk memorable.

8. Tea Garden Dharamshala

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
8 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

The smallest tea region of India, Dharamshala has beautifully lined and organized tea gardens across the Kangra Valley. It is known for its good quality tea and is available for purchase in many shops across Dharamshala and Mcleodganj.

9. Triund

3.2 /5

6 km
from city center
9 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Triund is a 9-km trek away from Mcleodganj. It is situated at a great height and provides a mesmerizing view of the Moon Peak-Indera Pass. This is an ideal spot for picnics and the clean and pristine environment will surely rejuvenate your senses.

10. Jwala Devi Temple

3.2 /5

38 km
from city center
10 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Legends speak of a time when evil spirits landed the mountains and harassed the Gods. The gods decided to vanish them, directed by Lord Shiva. All the powers of the different Gods were focused and a huge flame rose from the base of the Earth.

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11. Tsuglagkhang, Mcleodganj

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
11 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

This is the place where the Dalai Lama resides. This complex has a monastery, various stupas and temples, bookstore and a cafe'''' which will attract devotees from all over the world and serve tourists as well.

12. Bhagsu falls

3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
12 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

The Bhagsu Falls are situated 2 km away from McLeodganj. Set amidst lush greenery and nature in its most pristine form, these falls are majestic and grand and should not be missed by all tourists travelling here.

13. Trekking in Dharamsala

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
13 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

There are different ventures or institutes which organizes treks here, you will be accompanied with well experienced guides and trekking experts.

14. Namgyal Monastery, Mcleodganj

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
14 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Overlooking the mountain ranges of Dhauladhar, the Namgyal Monastery is situated within the Tsuglagkhang complex. This complex also is the proud home to the residence of Dalai Lama, among various other shrines, temples, bookstores, souvenir shops etc.

15. Bhagsu nath temple

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
15 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

This temple is located at a height of 1770 m above sea level. Surrounded by beautiful pools and lush greenery, this temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists throughout the year.

16. Tibet museum, Mcleodganj

3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
16 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

This museum is located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex and has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan Art, which include history documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc.

17. Dalai Lama Temple

1 km
from city center
17 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Replete with Tibetan culture, Dalai Lama Temple Complex also known as Tsuglakhang Temple is a politico- religious centre in Dharamsala. Ideal for peaceful meditation and religious rumination, the temple is full of lamas at all points of the day chanting on prayer wheels or beads.

18. Kangra art museum

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
18 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

The Kangra Museum is dedicated to the brilliant marvels of Tibetan and Buddhist artwork and their rich history. Its is situated near the bus station of Dharamshala.

19. Masroor Rock Cut Temple

24 km
from city center
19 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Situated 32 kms from Kangra in Dharamsala on the Nagrota- Surian Link Road, Masroor Rock Cut Temple is an archaeological site which is currently in ruins. The complex is a combination of 15 rock cut temples designed in the Indo- Aryan style of architecture, believed to have been built in the 8th century (as per relics).

20. Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

5 km
from city center
20 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Located 5 kms away from the town of Dharamsala in Khaniyara, at the foothills of Dhauladhar, Aghanjar Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Believed to have been built around 500 years ago, the temple is nestled amidst bounteous forests and emerald mountain peaks.

21. Camping in Dharamshala

21 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

A trip to the mountains is incomplete without experience the joy of camping under the stars. And Dharamshala is one of the most popular destinations when it comes to adventure activities especially camping. Tucked up amidst the scintillating Dhauladhar mountain ranges, the place provides a camping like no place else. You can pitch your tent under the clear night skies and watch the splattered twinkling stars. There are several camping sites are organized by firms which also provide fooding, lodging, bonfires, games and other outdoor activities.

22. Kalachakra Temple

2 km
from city center
22 out of 22
places to visit in Dharamshala

Located inside the Thekchen Chöling temple complex in Mcleodganj near Dharamsala, Kalachakra Temple is a popular Tibetan temple which was built in 1992. Kalachakra Temple is situated on the west side of the Tsuglagkhang Temple, the shrine is known for housing the stunning murals of Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) which are linked to the Avalokitesvara, of whom Dalai Lama is a manifestation. Used as a centre of public teaching by Dalai Lama himself, the stunning temple is an architectural marvel and boasts of Tibet’s rich ethnicity and artistic prowess.

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