Places near Dharamshala

If you are travelling to Dharamshala, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places around Dharamshala. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Dharamshala more memorable.

Jwala Devi Temple: Jwala devi temple is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, it is dedicated to Jwala Ji - a Hindu Goddess depicted by a set of eternal flames. A novel temple which does not have an idol, the five aartis conducted at Jwala Devi Temple.

Kareri Lake: At 2934 meters altitude, this mountain water body is a trekking destination in the Dhauladhars. Source of the shallow lakes water is snow melt. In the deep blue crystal clear water you can see the lakes bed at most places. Kareri lake is at a distance of 9 km from Dharamshala. It also serves as a base for trekking further into the Dhauladhars and onward to Chamba. The lake starts from Mcleodganj and leads up to the Karen village. Kareri lake has crystal clear water.

Dhauladhar ranges: Dhauladhar Ranges is one of the best places to visit in Dharamshala. You will get to see slopes, valleys and is an ultimate destination for adventure enthusiasts. It is located at a distance of 128 km away from Mcleodganj.

Mandi: Mandi is situated at the junction of Kullu and Dharamshala. Mandi also displays some old palaces and temples that can be dated back to the 5th Century AD. Mandi is also the nearest town to various treks like Prashar lake and Janjheli.

Dalhousie: Dalhousie is located 118 km away from Mcleodganj. It is a high-altitude town spread across 5 hills near the Dhauladhar mountain range in Himachal Pradesh.

Masroor Temple: Masroor Temple is the 8th century Hindu Temple is one of excursion from Mcleodganj which reveals the beauty of North Indian Nagra architectural style.

For those who love the outdoors, Dhauladhar is excellent trekking country. To enjoying stunning views of the vast Kangra valley a summer trek to Triund (altitude 2875 meter), just below the snowline is being up close to the spectacular peaks of the ‘white ranges’. Making way through thick oak and deodar forests with scattered rhododendron flowers in the path, this moderate trek starts at about 10 km distance from Mcleodganj. The last stretches of the trek are demanding as you make your way up the 22 gruelling curves to an open camping ground. The walk down is an easy run into the breeze.

Dal Lake
Dal Lake is 4 km from Mcleodganj, is a quiet picnic spot. The area has a deodar tree forest cover from all sides and is marked by the Durveshwar temple on one side. Its setting makes for a pleasant afternoon escapade.

Indrahar Pass
Indrahar Pass at an altitude of 4,342 meters is a demanding trek from Galu Devi Temple near Dharamkot village, Dharamshala. One can attempt to cross this pass that goes over some incredible terrain from April to October. View of Dhauladhars, Pir Panjal Mountains and Arthur’s Seat from the pass is spectacular. On the trek, camping at Lahesh Cave, a natural rock shelter, is a great experience .