Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station, in the lush green surroundings of pine and deodar forests. It has an unspoiled snowline with a number of streams, and has a pleasant atmosphere at almost all times of the year. Dharamshala rests on the higher slopes of the Kangra Valley. The town is divided into two separate sections, upper and lower Dharamshala. These two sections are at almost thousand meters apart in terms of altitude.
The temperature of upper Dharamshala never increases beyond 25 degrees while, in the lower region it is maintained upto 10-15 degrees. Dharamshala is home to a number of serene lakes, shimmering springs and misty waterfalls. Explore these quaint regions by embarking on a nature trail of Dharamshala, which will give you the opportunity to enjoy the immensely beautiful bounties of nature found in this region
Dal Lake, located at an 11 km distance from the lower Dharamshala town, can be accessed easily by road. It is a calm and scenic picnic spot in the lap of nature. It is a starting point for the trekking and excursion tours of Dharamshala. Tatwani is located at 25 km from Dharamshala. It houses of number of hot springs. A huge waterfall at Machhrial is located on the way to Tatwani. Here also you can take a nature trail of Dharamshala and explore this wonderful region.
Bhagasunath is located on the top of Kangra valley, within just at an hour's walking distance from Mcleodganj and Dharamkot. There are many fresh water springs around the ancient temple of Bhagasunath. The eye-catching Bhagsunath waterfall is just 2 km from the temple. At 9 km from Bhagsunath, a famous trekking spot named Triund is located. It lies at an altitude of 2975 meters. It is a ridge in the Dhaulandhar range of the Himalayas. A beautiful view of Moon Peak-Indera Pass can be overseen from Triund. Accommodation can be made available in the rest house of Forest Department of Himachal Pradesh. Ropeway is available to reach here from Dharamashala.
Palampur is an attractive picnic spot of the valley in the surrounding of tea gardens and pine trees. Since most of the part mountain areas of Palampur remain covered, it is developed as a prime tourist destination. An amusement park and a ropeway established here give an excellent view, whenever you choose to follow a nature trail of Dharamshala. There are numerous excursion places at just walking distance from the town. Bundla chasm is just 100 meters from Palampur. Bundla stream is a lean streak running through a rocky ground of chasm. It grows in size during monsoon season and flows with loud roaring sound.
Mcleodganj is a quiet and serene place of Dhaulandhar range. This place is not over crowded like other hill stations of Himachal Pradesh. It is located in the upper region of Dharamshala. It is surrounded by dense forest range of chir, pine, Himalayan Oak and rhododendron. During British rule, Macleodganj was developed as a hill station. It is the main market area of Dharamshala. Tibetan goods and handicraft items of Kashmir are the main attractions of this market. Take a nature trail of Dharamshala to experience the true beauty of this immensely exuberant region.
Last Updated On: 2011/07/07