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Tourist Attractions in Dharamshala

Tourist Attraction of  Dharamshala

Triund: 
Triund is situated above Mcleodganj in Dharamshala. To reach Triund, one has to trek from Mcleodganj for about 9 kms. This trek passes through the Dharamkot and Rakkar villages. The trek from Rawa, Dallake, Dharamkot and Bhagsu meet at a ridge known as Galu Devi (2130m) which has a small temple and a water point. On this track one can spot many types of birds, specially Monals. The black bear, leopards, pigs and wild goats are also found in this region.

Triund, Dharamshala
 

Dharamkot, Dharamshala

Dharamkot (2100 m): 
Dharamkot is a popular viewpoint located on the the crest of the Dharamkot hill. This picnic spot offers a panoramic view of the Kangra velley and surrounding Dhauladhar peaks. One can reach Dharamkot by a simple trek from Bhagsu. The scenery from Dharamkot is simply breathtaking and here you can also meet the Gaddi folks.

Kareri (1983 m): 
Kareri is a beautiful scenic spot located in the cool depths of a pine grove. The beautiful Kareri Lake is located just 13 km away from the spot. This lake is set amidst green meadows and Oak and pine forests, at an altitude of 3250 m.

 

Dal Lake:
The picturesque Dal lake is a popular picnic spot situated amidst the hills and deodar trees. This lake is surrounded by the pine forests. It is also a starting point for excursionand trekking. A colourful annual fair is also held here in the month of September every year.

Nurpur: 
Nurpur is named after Nurjehan, the wife of the Mughal emperor Jehangir. It has an ancient fort and a carved Krishna temple. Today, Nurpur is known for its fine Pashmina shawls and textiles.

Dal Lake, Dharamshala

 

Kunal Pathri, Dharamshala

Kunal Pathri: 
Kunal Pathri is located not too far from the Kotwali bazaar, in the lap of the Dhauladhar range. Kunal Pathri is a little rock temple dedicated to the local goddess, Kapaleshwari. According to the legends, the Daksh Prajapati, the father of Sati had once organized a Yajna. But he doesn't invited Lord Shiva to this Yajna. Sati could not bear the insult to lord Shiva and in retaliation jumped into the fire of the Yajna. Lord Shiva was so shocked that he started roaming in a state of madness with the body of Sati on his back. When Lord Vishnu saw this then he used the Sudarshan Chakra to destroy Sati's body and a part of her skull is believed to have fallen here. Due to this, this place is known as Kunal Pathri.

 

St. John's Church:
The St. John's Church has a monument dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the 19th century viceroy of India, who was buried here in 1863 AD. The St. John's Church in the Wilderness, is a Gothic building with cobble-stones floors and stained glass windows. There is a Christian cemetery around it where various other British soldiers were buried.

 
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