Dharamshala going students can visit tea factories located in palampur or they can visit hydropower projects nearby Dharamshala and they can also visit Pathankot as well, Pathankot has Asia’s foremost Hydraulic Research Station at the Upper Bari Doab Canal which is worth paying a visit, and here you can see various models of dams and irrigation systems before they are actually commissioned.
The hillside town of Dharamshala, stretches along a spur of the Dhauladhar mountain range amidst magnificent deodar, conifer and pine forests, tea gardens and mist-soaked hills. Since 1960, when it became the temporary headquarters of the Dalai Lama, it has been attracting seekers of spiritual enlightenment from all over the world.
The headquarters of the Kangra district, Dharamshala is divided into two distinct parts – Lower Dharamshala, and Upper Dharamshala with places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj, which are names that bear witness to the history of the area. The place is an excellent base for walks and treks into the Dhauladhar range.
Sights to See
Located 02 km from Mcleodganj, the ancient shrine of Bhagsunag, dedicated to Lord Shiva, attracts visitors. A fresh water spring is the added attraction.
Famous Tibetan institutions have lent importance to McLeod Ganj. A Buddha temple is situated opposite the present abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and around it are situated a Tibetan monastery and nunnery. The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) preserves a number of musical, dance and theatrical traditions of Tibet.
The Norbulingka Institute
It is situated in the valley below Dharamsala. Build according to traditional Tibetan style, the institute promotes the traditional arts and literary studies of Tibet. Landmarks include the Seat of Happiness Temple and the Losel Dance Museum.
St. John’s Church
Lying in the forest between McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj, the place has a monument dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the Viceroys of India.
Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute
This Institute has in its premises a hospital where ill and destitute people are treated free of charge, an out-patient clinic, a Medical and Astrological College, a Research Department carrying out modern clinical research on Tibetan traditional methods of cure, an Astronomical and Astrology Department, a pharmacy where more than 200 different medicines are made in the traditional way with herbs, gems, metals and minerals as well as a museum displaying various raw drugs, surgical instruments, medical and astrological charts.
- Dharamshala Hydro Power Limited , khanyara
- Vamshi Industrial Power Ltd
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Triund (17 km)
Triund lies at the foot of the snowclad Dhauladhars at a height of 2,827 metres. The snowline starts at Ilaqa, 5 km. away from Triund and offers a breathtaking view of the snow above and the valley below.
Kangra (18 km)
At the confluence of the Bener and Majhi streams, Kangra town is famous for its temples. The most notable is the shrine dedicated to the goddess Brajreshwari. Kangra is steeped in history and its ruined fort, Nagarkot, stands testimony to its glorious past. It is perched atop an hourglass shaped ridge surrounded by low green hills. Kangra is also famous for its miniature paintings which flourished under the rulers of the hill state of Kangra who were great patrons of art.
Tatwani and Manchhrial (25 km)
A beautiful waterfall can be seen at Manchhrial, which is on the route to Tatwani, known for its hot springs.
Trilokpur (41 Km):
A cave temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, it is noted for its stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Palampur (35 Km)
Palampur, at a height of 1219 metres, is a beautiful spot in the main Kangra valley, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine trees. Situated on the Manali-Pathankot road, Palampur is well connected with other cities and towns in Himachal Pradesh, both by narrow gauge rail and bus services. Places of interest worth visiting in and around Palampur includes Neugal Khad, : Bandla Stream, Andretta, Baijnath, temple
Jwalamukhi (56 Km)
Built picturesquely against a rocky cliff, the famous temple of Jwalamukhi, the ‘Flaming Goddess’ is one of the most popular Hindu temples in northern India. There is no idol and an eternal flame which issues from the rock sanctum is considered a manifestation of the Goddess. Other temples near the Jwalaji shrine are the Ashtabhuja temple, Nagini Mata temple, Shri Raghunathji temple and the Chaumukha temple Approximately 40 kms from Jwalamukhi is Hamirpur, headquarters of the Hamirpur district, famous for its temples. Deothsidh, situated on the Dhaulgiri Hills of Hamirpur district, is a famous religious place. People come here from far and wide to seek the blessings of Baba Balak Nath, whose image is adorned in a cave. Enroute to Deothsidh, one can get a view of the Nangal Dam as well as of the Naina Devi Temple Complex.
Taragarh (60 Km)
Originally a summer resort of the Nawab of Bhawalpur, set amidst tea gardens and lush hills, the palace here, has now been converted into a heritage hotel – The Taragarh Palace Hotel.
Nadaun (66 Km)
There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
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