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Dharamsala Kangra Travel Guide

Dharamsala Travel GuideDharamsala, "the white mountains" is the main hill station in the Kangra Valley noted for the beauty of its scenery, lush terraces, wooded hills, manicured tea gardens, magnificent deodar, pine and other timber yielding trees and sparkling streams. It is located 526 Km northwest of New Delhi and is the headquarters of the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The picturesque Dharamsala has a number of tourist attractions. Kangra Valley comprises of the area lying between the river "Shatadroo" and Ravi. McLeod Ganj is charming Tibetan settlement with bustling bazaar that sell carpets, Tibetan handicrafts, and delicious Tibetan foods.

Dal Lake is beautiful picnic spot surrounded by gigantic Fir trees. Kaveri Lake is a picturesque spot with a rest house surrounded by green meadows, Oak and Pine trees. Bara Pathar is famous for temple of Bhulwani Matha in the village of Ahla. Machhrial and Tatwani is a beautiful waterfall twice as big as the one near the Bhagsunath temple and hot spring a little beyond it. Dharamkot offers a panoramic view of majestic Dhoula Dhar and Kangra Valley. St. John's Church In Wilderness is dressed in grey stone with some fine Belgian stained glass windows donated by Lady Elgin. Chamunda Devi Temple is the famous temple dedicated to Goddess Chamunda Devi.

Maharana Pratap Sagar
known as the 'Pong Dam Reservoir' and famous for the wildlife sanctuary. Norbulinka Institute was founded by the Department of Religion and Culture to preserve and promote Tibetan art and culture in exile. Tsug-Lag-Khang is fascinating and peaceful situated opposite the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Dharmkot is located on the crest of a hill presents a panoramic view of the Kangra valley and Dauladhar ranges. Moodabidri is known for the 18 bastis, the most famous of them being 'Savira Kambada Basti' with beautiful monolith columns and priceless collection of jewel-studded metal images of Jain Tirthankaras
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