1. St. John Wilderness Church
This is a neo-gothic church. It was built in the year 1852. This is one of the most important churches in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is located near Dharamshala and can be visited on the way to Mcleodganj. This church was built in order to dedicate John. the Baptist.
2. War Memorial
War Memorial is situated in the pine forests that can be found near Dharamshala town. The journey itself to this place is totally worth it and many visitors come here. There is the beautiful GPG College with a good infrastructural design that was made during the British Era. War memorial displaying names of soldiers in a natural setting is surrounded by tall trees & gardens which is picturesque.
3. Gyuto Monastery
This Monastery is not so easy to find unless a driver is willing for the same. It is a beautiful, peaceful and serene monastery of holiness. In Tibet, monks who had completed their geshe studies would be invited to join Gyuto or Gyume. Gyuto is another tantric institution, to receive a firm grounding in Vajrayana practice.
4. Dal Lake
Dal lake is 11 km from lower Dharamsala. It lies in between hills and deodar trees. This is a starting point for trekking and excursion. This site is covered around the lake to make the walk memorable. Dal is a lake in Srinagar. Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. This particular lake is the second-largest in the state. It is important for tourism and recreation in Kashmir. This lake is named the ” Lake of Flowers”, “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir” or “Srinagar’s Jewel”. The lake is a source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.
5. Tea Garden
Dharamshala is the smallest tea region of India but has been beautifully lined up and organized tea gardens across the Kangra Valley. It is known for its good quality tea. Tea is available for purchase in many shops across Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. Kangra tea is a famous tea that comes from the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. Black tea is available. The production turned out to be successful in Palampur and Dharamshala.
Triund is a small hill station in the Kangra district. This exists in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Triund is a 9-km long trek away from Mcleodganj. It is situated at a great height. It provides a mesmerizing view of the Moon Peak-Indera Pass. This is an ideal spot for picnics. The clean and pristine environment will surely rejuvenate your senses. Triund is a part of Dharamkot. It is situated at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges.
7. Jwala Devi Temple
Legends speak of a time when evil spirits landed on the mountains and harassed the Gods. The gods decided to vanish them as was directed by Lord Shiva. Powers of the different Gods were focused. A huge and beautiful flame rose from the base of the Earth. Jwaladevi Temple is located in Sonbhadra district, Uttar Pradesh. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Jwala Ji. This is an age-old Ashtagrih temple that belongs to Jwala Devi. It is one of the 51 Shaktipeethas of India. The old temple is believed to be around more than 1000 years old. The old temple was constructed by Raja Udit Narayan Singh, a resident of Gaharwal village. Here the tongue of Devi Sati is worshipped.
8. Bhagsu Falls
The Bhagsu Falls is situated around 2 km away from McLeodganj and can be visited through cab. It is set amidst lush greenery and nature in its most pristine form. These falls are majestic and grand. It should not be missed by any tourists traveling here. A lengthy walking trail leads to this well-known, scenic waterfall. The waterfall cascades into a rocky pool.
9. Namgyai Monastery
The Namgyal Monastery is situated within the Tsuglagkhang complex and overlooks the mountain ranges of Dhauladhar. This complex is the proud home to the residence of Dalai Lama. There are various other shrines, temples, bookstores, souvenir shops, etc that tourists can visit.
10. Tibet Museum
The Tibet Museum belongs to the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations. This museum is located inside the Tsuglagkhang complex. It has a collection of brilliant forms of Tibetan Art, which include historical documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings, etc. It is located near the main temple of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tsuglag Khang, in the Dharamshala. The Tibet Museum aims to spread the wide knowledge of Tibetan history and culture. It also aims at raising awareness of the occupation of Tibet and the ongoing human rights abuses committed by China.