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Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh – The Home of Dalai Lama

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Dharamsala, the home of The Dalai Lama, is also the winter capital of the province of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier known as Bhagsu, the small town nestled in the Himalayan mountains is also the headquarters of The Central Tibetian Administration.

Dharamsala is home to many attractions-

Bhagsunag Waterfalls:

Bhagsunag falls

Bhagsunag falls

Bhagsunag falls, one of Dharamsala’s major tourist attractions, is also an important place for Hindu pilgrims. It is host to a famous Shiva temple.

A steep and long walkway that leads atop the Bhagsunag falls is cuts through a huge mountain. There are small tea-stalls and a cafeteria along the way the walkway, and the area is a sheer delight to eyes during monsoons.

The rocky trail below the Bhagsu falls where visitors often love to drench in the falling waters.

The Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery

The Namgyal Monastery, located in McLeod Ganj, or Upper Dharamsala, is the abode of the Tibetian Spiritual Leader, the 14th Dalai Lama. A very peaceful and serene monastery, this definitely has to be on the must-visit places for anyone visiting Dharamsala.

The HPCA Stadium

Cricket Stadium at Dharamsala

HPCA Stadium at Dharamsala

The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, more commonly known as HPCA is a picturesque cricket stadium located with the Himalayan mountains in the background. The capacity of the stadium is 23,000 people.

The snow-capped Himalayan peaks as seen from Dharamsala

Dharamsala is a visual delight for mountain-lovers. The snow-capped Himalayas are a treat to the eyes.

The Lower Himalayan ranges

Dharamsala visitors can witness the Lower and Middle Himalayas from the Lower and Upper Dharamsala. The green mountain tops and the snowy Himalayan range that surrounds the small town of Dharamsala is certainly a bewitching sight.