Backpackers and visitors interested in witnessing Buddhism in India go to Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. The best time for a Delhi-Dharamshala Road trip is from February to June.
How to reach?
- You may take an airplane, or bus, depending on your desire.
- If you drive to Dharamshala or get on a luxurious bus from Delhi, the terrain view is mesmerizing. The journey is about 9 hours.
- If you want to spend more time in Dharamshala, you can travel by train to Kalka or Chandigarh, then travel to Shimla.
Where to stay – There are rooms available for hotels in Dharamshala from ₹1,500 and ₹5,000 per night.
Where to go?
- There is nothing to overcome the beauty of a setting that can immediately take you to another time. The Kangra Art Museum is one such place that we strongly suggest to all visitors. This 20th-century building, housing artifacts from the 5th century and artworks by contemporary artists, maybe wandered through for free. Extensive gardens surround the War Monument. It was constructed in honor of the troops who died and fought for the country. Because located in Dharamshala’s pine forests, a walk through the woods is a good option.
- The Dal Lake, on the route to Naddi Village, is among the best spots for relaxing. The lovely lake encircled by Deodar trees provides a peaceful place for a quiet picnic. One may walk or stroll for 3 kilometers from McLeodganj to Naddi Village. There is a sunset point that gives one of Dharamshala’s finest panoramic vistas. The road to Triund Hill is one of North India’s most popular treks. Also, at Triund, you may choose an overnight camp.
- Bhagsu Falls is an essential recommended spot located in McLeodganj, about 30 minutes from Dharamshala. It’s a sight like none other, but during the monsoon seasons, especially beautiful. On your route to Triund, you may see it. On the way to the Falls, you can also quickly visit the Temple at Bhagsunath. If you’re looking for a fast snack, visit Shiva Cafe a little above the Falls.
- Whether you like cricket or not, a visit to the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium is mandatory. It is among the most beautiful stadiums in the whole country, located against the powerful Dhauladhars. There are around 23,000 people at a time, and the historic matches, including those of the Ranji Trophy and India’s Premier League, have taken place.
- Norbulingka Institute is situated on the outskirts of Dharamshala and is committed to preserving Tibetan culture and art. The Institute provides artists and artisans with historical knowledge under the direction of outstanding experts. Thus, more than 300 Tibetans can create jobs. To grasp better the glory of Tibetan art, you might ask for a local guide.