Dharamshala, located in the Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh is a famous destination for tourists because of its magnanimous beauty. The best way to experience the peaceful ambiance it offers is with our One Day Dharamshala Local Sightseeing Tour by Private Cab.
The presence of the Dalai Lama adds to the spiritual healing and journey of the place. Dharamshala has a strong Tibetan presence with monasteries, meditation centers and a big library of Tibetan history. There is a lot to explore at these destinations, which are popular both with Indian and foreign tourists.
One can visit the several handicraft industries and watch live paintings from different cultural flavors of Dharamshala. The food is also a favorite among the visitors as one can enjoy lip-smacking dishes for cheap prices with a fine ethnic experience.
As a part of the One Day Dharamshala Local Sightseeing Tour, you will be visiting Kangra Valley, Tibet Museum, Bhagsunag falls, St John Church, Kangra Art Museum and Dalai Lama Temple Complex.
Package Glimpse of 1 Day Dharamshala Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab
The best time to visit Dharamshala is from March to October as the winter months can be brutally cold. The winding mountain roads can be difficult to navigate but with our professionally driven, luxurious private cabs, it will be an enjoyable journey.
Your one day Dharamshala city tour package will host a wide variety of places to visit where you can have a wholesome experience that guarantees spiritual exploration as well as adventure. You will visit temples and Buddhist monasteries and enjoy a glimpse into the Tibetan lifestyle.
This will be further accentuated by the presence of several museums too that you will be visiting to imbibe the cultural and social history of a town as quaint and habitable as Dharamshala.
Below are the list of sightseeing places to visit with our Dharamshala local sightseeing tour in 1 day:
In your one day Dharamshala tour, Kangra Valley is one of the must-visit sites because of its picturesque views in the lower Himalayan ranges. This beautiful valley is shrouded by the Dhauladhar range, surrounded by greenery and nature all around and it is an ideal destination to be explored by photography enthusiasts.
There are many Hindu temples around the valley such as Chamunda Devi, Bajreshwari Devi, Jwala Devi, and Baijnath Shiva temples. The history of Kangra valley dates back to the Vedic era of more than 3500 years. This area had undergone successive invasions by princes of many hill states and also the Britishers at last.
The art and craft of this region has also continued to develop over time. This is an excellent tourist destination and travelers from all across the country, as well as a large number of international tourists, come to this place to enjoy its natural beauty and culture. You must visit this valley to enjoy some of the best valley experiences in India surrounded by the overwhelming views of the Himalayan ranges.
- Must See / Things Do:: The miniature paintings and beautifully designed shawls are very much in demand so make sure to buy some.
As you proceed in your one day Dharamshala tour by car, the next stop must be the glorious Dharamshala Tibet Museum. Dharamshala has protected and given refuge to several Tibetan settlers and now it has a prolific Tibetan ethos of its own. The museum tells the story of Tibetan history, the Chinese occupation and the continuing Tibetan resistance and exodus, through photographs, videos and clear English-language display panels.
The museum also covers the Dalai Lama and his life’s work. The museum is located at the main temple complex of McLeod Ganj, near to Dharamsala. Thousands of natives and foreigners visit the museum. The building is beautifully constructed and stands at a very picturesque backdrop.
Tibetan Museum arranges many exhibitions, lectures, and installations and also offers educational facilities related to Tibetan history. The special articles available here are traveling museum kits, various catalogs, and different books. The museum also takes initiatives to educate the Tibetan community about the values of human rights, democracy, environment preservation, and to strengthen the true Tibetan spirit and pride of Dharamshala.
- Must See / Things Do:: Read some of the personal accounts of Tibetans presented here as they are extremely moving.
After the historical experience, one can go on to explore the natural presence of the valley town with a stop at the Bhagsunag falls in your Dharamshala sightseeing tour. The famous waterfall is located only 11 kilometers from the center of the town and can be accessed easily by road in our private rental cabs.
The place is famous for an old temple that nestles there, in addition to other exciting ventures one can indulge in. Visitors are often delighted in taking a chilly dip in the waters as they worship and seek the blessings of Lord Shiva.
The falls are a daunting twenty meters high and extremely fun to visit during the monsoon season. There are several eateries as well that one can enjoy. The spot is located in close proximity to both Mcleodganj and Triund, thus favorable in your one day tour of the city.
- Must See / Things Do:: Take the steep path up, near the falls as it leads to Shiva Cafe, a must visit for all youngsters.
The magnificent St John Church is a must visit site on your same day Dharamshala tour. It is built amidst the picturesque valley of Mcleodganj and is located about 8 km away from Dharamshala.
The splendid church has a Christian cemetery flanked by lovely painted glasses and windows, cradled right in the Deodar wilderness that surrounds it. It is an Anglican Church dedicated to John, the Baptist and is constructed in jaw-dropping Gothic architecture.
- Must See / Things Do:: Its main attractions are the Belgian stained-glass windows that were donated by Lady Elgin, wife of Lord Elgin.
The town has often become synonymous with the Lama’s dwelling place and thus attracts several visitors from across the globe. The Dalai Lama Temple Complex thus becomes one of the most revered and visited sites in the town. The complex is located in close proximity to the Lama’s residence which only amplifies its significance to devotees and followers.
Dharamshala boasts of mountain views, waterfalls, temples, monasteries and vintage forts & museums. You must visit and take ample time out to be able to explore and ravish the Pahadi lifestyle. There are several temples in the complex, dating back to the most important moments of Tibetan history in India. Buddhists all over the world find solace here; one must definitely visit this place to thoroughly understand the multiplicity of cities like Dharamshala.
- Must See / Things Do:: Shop from the street shops located outside the temple for some beautiful prayer flags, tibetan silver jewelry and small idol figurines.
Last but not the least, the riveting Kangra Art Museum is located at the center of Dharamshala and is another jewel of Tibetan heritage in India. A must visit place for art lovers and history buffs, this museum has a great collection which embodies various cultures especially that of the Tibetans, due to its close proximity to Tibet. The place is attractive not only for the wealth of information that it can offer on the region’s past but also for the pleasant location in which it is located.
Containing a lot of artifacts which include but are not limited to ancient coins, glinting weapons and stunning sculptures, this place is definitely worth the time spent. The museum also hosts some space where artists can be found painting and displaying their work.
- Must See / Things Do:: The prime attraction of the museum is the miniature paintings which have to be looked into for its intricate and mesmerizing work.
A city like Dharamshala suits the liking and fancy of all kinds of travelers. It offers just the right amount of aesthetic relief, adventure, variety, history and cultural extravagance for one to have a pleasant trip. With exciting culinary options and a wonderful weather, this trip is sure to be a memorable one.