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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN KARERI LAKE

Kareri Dal Lake can be thought of as a sister to Kashmir’s iconic Dal Lake. The calm waters of the Kareri Dal lake are calm and still and can feast their eyes on the spellbinding beauty of the lake’s surroundings of tall Chir trees and snow-capped Dhauladhar peaks. The bank of the lake has an old revered Kali Shiva temple which adds another dimension to the lake’s aura. 

Camping at Kareri Lake can be done on the lake’s bank 

The lake is surrounded by big mountains and a big list of tourist places to visit around it.

Best places to visit in Kareri Lake are – 

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is bustling yet serene, the rush of cars and buses aren’t annoying at Dharamshala, markets don’t feel crowded. Dharmashala is town in the Himachal District, it has all modern facilities to welcome a traveller and its own culture to charm the traveller.

Apart from being a wonderful world of Himachali beauty, Dharamshala is an adrenaline junkie’s dream and offers activities like camping, ziplining and paragliding

 Dharamshala has an important bus station and an airport which makes it very accessible and gives all the more reason to pay a visit to this place.

Naam Art Gallery

This is one of the best places for art lovers to admire some beautiful artworks that are done by Elizabeth Buschmann, the founder of the gallery. You will also find some paintings that are made up by A.W. Hallett, an English painter. There is no doubt in the fact that it is one of the best places for sightseeing in Dharamshala.

St. John in the Wilderness Church

The church of St. John in the wilderness rightfully deserves its name, this neo gothic style church is nestled between thick Himalayan woods.

The church boasts to be one of the oldest Anglican churches in Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj and of two magnificent stained glass panels, and a bell brought all the way from England!

The church was built in 1852, to provide a place of worship for the British soldiers posted here, and the church is full of memorial stones of those who passed away here, one is dedicated to Lord Elgin, the Viceroy of India from 1862-1863. The church also boasts of two magnificent stained glass panels, and a bell, cast by Mears and Stainbank, and brought all the way from England!

Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

Dharamshala is what you can easily call an all rounder. The town serves spiritual places, tranquil Himachali beauty, tall mountains, historic sites and a treat for the lovers of the loved game – cricket. The cricket stadium at Dharamshala is very significant as it is located at a height, it is also one of the highest cricket grounds in the world. It is at an altitude of 1,457 meters. One can always swing by and catch a match of local budding cricketers.

McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many maroon-robed monks and nuns. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based at Gangchen Kyishong.

Mcleod Ganj is a short bus ride away from Dharamshala and filled with activities and places.

Mcleodganj offers courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga, trekking in the Dhauladhar mountains, shopping for Tibetan crafts, or just hanging out enjoying the alternative vibe and the plethora of good cafes.

Mcleodganj is a serene animated town which can be enjoyed to the fullest without blowing your bank balance.

Dalai Lama Temple

Tsuglakhang Temple is McLeodGanj, the Dalai Lama visits this temple twice or thrice every year to preach and bless. Thus, the temple gets its name as Dalai Lama Temple.

The temple has large statues of Buddha, Avaloktwshwara, Pamasambhava and others.

The temple is great for sightseeing and meditation. Upon entering the temple, one can find a few shops inside the complex that sell ritual items and books.

There is a memorial monument in the Temple, the main temple is beyond the monument. 

In the main temple one can always find monks in red and yellow robes  walking around in strict coordination. 

Inside the temple there is a statue of Buddha sitting on a carved pedestal. 

Pilgrims walk around the statue in clockwise direction as they rotate the prayer wheels. There is a large hall inside the temple for people to meditate.

Tibet Museum

The Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations and is located near the main temple of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tsuglag Khang.

The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is a fine specimen of Tibetan architecture and was primarily built to preserve the history and culture of Tibet. The museum has also been a major tourist attraction from visitors all across the globe. There have been lectures and exhibitions that were conducted in the premises. The stories of the lives of people have been showcased beautifully in the form of paintings and snaps.

The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is a fine example of Tibetan artwork, building style and showcases Tibetean lifestyle. The museum was basically established to protect the history and culture of Tibet. The accounts of the lives of  Tibetean individuals have been exhibited flawlessly as compositions and snaps.

Bhagsunag Temple

The Bhagsunag temple has been highly revered by the Hindus and the Gorkha Community. The sacred shrine is famed for its two pools that are believed to have healing properties. The best time to visit Bhagsunath Temple is during the annual fair that takes place here in the month of September.

Bhagsunag Waterfalls 

Bhagsunag Falls also called Bhagsu Falls, is a beautiful waterfall near Bhagsunath Temple close to McLeod Ganj in Kangra area of Himachal Pradesh. 

Falling down from a height of 20 m, this is a fairly sized cascade. During the area’s Himalayan rains, this waterfall turns lovelier; close by is a mountain that highlights records spray painted graffiti. This region is covered with snowfall during winters. Sightseers love to swim across the fall’s water which gives a charming and invigorating experience. Trekking is a favorable activity to do in this area. 

The Bhagsu town is a well known picnic spot and furthermore home to the popular Bhagsunath Temple committed to Lord Shiva. 

Gyuto Monastery

This beautiful monastery is one of the best places to see in Dharamshala. Gyuto Monastery is the residence of Karmapa – the Head of the Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism. It was Built In The Memory Of Soldiers of Tibetean Freedom War. The Gyuto Monastery does research on Buddhist Philosophy, Tantric rituals, and Tantric meditation. The monastery, true to its Buddhist Philosophy has a simple and serene architecture against the backdrop of mighty Dhualadhar mountains.

Kangra Fort

The Katoch dynasty, which built the Kangra Fort, which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic.

Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family and still stands today as the largest fort complex in the Himalayas and the oldest dated fort in India. The fort was built around 3500 years ago and is located 20 km from Dharamsala.

The fort was built by a family believed to have royal lineage and had immense power over their subjects and lands. Naturally, their home and stronghold of Kangra Fort became a subject to numerous assaults by practically all strong influential  rulers who at any point strolled India. All attempted to take the Kangra Stronghold under their influence as it was stated: ‘He who holds the Kangra fort, holds the slopes.’

The fort didn’t lose itself to anyone except Jahangir, after his father Akbar was defeated 52 times. 

The Kangra fort is said to have 21 treasure wells – each well is 4 meters deep and about 2 and a half meters in circumference-the Sultan of Ghazni looted eight wells, the British in the 1890s found five more wells. Local beliefs are that the fort still hides within its wall eight more treasure wells.

Kangra Art Museum

Located near Dharamshala bus stand, Kangra Art Museum is a magnificent hub that displays art pieces, dating back to many centuries ago up till present day. The Kangra Art museum is known for preserving ancient traits and ethos of Kangra valley in the form of paintings, statues, fabrics, weapons, utensils, and temple figurines and also has a rare coin collection. It also displays artwork of Tibetean and Buddhist culture. The museum has one dedicated section for modern painters and sculptors as well.

Masroor Rock Cut Temple

Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a historical site known for its rock cut architecture. The temple dates back to the 8th century AD. At the temple there are 15 monolithic temples depicting Indo-Aryan style architecture, depicting various tales of great Indian epics.

War Memorial

The Kangra war memorial was set up to honour and immortalize those who lost their lives during the Indo-China War that took place in 1947, 1962, 1965, 1971 and UN Peace Operations. The memorial is a symbol of patriotism and of a community disregarding its differences to come together and stand in solidarity against the grief of losing one of their own.

Triund

You can take a trek to Triund while staying in Dharamshala. This is one of the best places to visit in Dharamshala which gives you a perfect chance to catch the glimpse of majestic Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 2828 meters, Triund is truly a delight for trekkers and nature lovers while people can also experience camping in Dharamshala. 

Lahesh Caves

 Lahesh caves are at an elevation of 3475m and an uphill trekking distance away from Triund. Travellers visit this place for the best camping experience in Triund.

Lahesh caves are a natural rock cave shelter. From lahesh cave to Chhatta Parao. This is the bottom of Indrahar pass passing through the soft snow and icy streams.

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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN TOSH

Tosh lies enroute many trekking expeditions and is a small village at the end of Parvati valley with cottagcore vibes and a slow paced life. Tosh gained prominence due to its Cannabis plantations and a strong hint of Israeli culture. Tosh has high mountains, colourful houses, quaint Israeli cafes and all that one needs for relaxing in the Himalayas. 

Best Places to Visit in Toshl are –

Parvati River

River Parvati is one of the best places to visit around Tosh, its banks are full of amazing views of the valley and the flora and fauna around it makes it even more beautiful. Camping at Tosh especially by the River Parvati is the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience in Kasol. 

Manikaran Sahib

Manikaran Sahib is situated between the rivers Beas and Parvati. Manikaran Sahib is a Gurudwara which is visited by devotees all year round. It is famous for a hot spring located within the premise of the Gurudwara the belief around the Hot Spring is that taking a dip in this holy water washes away their sins. 

Malana

Malana is one the oldest villages near Tosh and in the Parvati Valley region.  Malana is famous for its distinct culture and the temple of Jamlu Devta. The residents of Malana consider themselves to be descendants of Alexander the Great and hence the village is often referred as ‘Little Greece of India’.

Kheer Ganga 

Kheer Ganga is peak near Tosh, the trek up to Kheer Ganga from Kasol is easy, at the end of the trek when one reaches Kheer Ganga they are greeted by hot springs and one of a kind views.

Kasol

Kasol is a small, quiet and easygoing town situated in the Himalayas and a great escape from the stress of this chaotic life. It is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway for the ones who love snow. 

Chhalal Village

Chhalal Village is perched at an elevation of 5366 feet above sea level and is located on the banks of the River Parvati, like Tosh, Chhalal also has unique cafes, and one can try out some of the best Israeli cuisines at this village.

Kullu

Kullu is located more or less 50 km away from Kasol. Kullu has a number of sightseeing places, temples, historical places, rivers and much more. One can also take part in adventurous activities like trekking, yak safari and river rafting. The blend of places to visit and thing to do at Kullu makes it a perfect getaway spot away when visiting Kasol.

Manali

Manali, the twin of Kullu is at an elevation of  more than 6500 feet above sea level, it is around 80 km away from Kasol. Manali is an iconic tourist destination, it has lots of scenic beauty; renowned for its snow-clad mountains as well as many activities for tourists. Manali is also close to Rohtang Pass (51 km), a high mountain pass mostly covered with snow. 

Bhuntar

Bhuntar is a quaint town in the Kullu district and is the lifeline of all tourism in the region. Bhuntar houses the Kullu Airport which connects a lot of hill stations such as Rohtang La, Kasol, Manali, Manikaran. Cabs, buses are available here. Apart from being the travel hub of the region it also has sprawling forests and rolling hills.

Naggar 

Naggar village is a lesser known village near Toshl. It has temples, military structures and museums making it one of the best places to visit Kasol. One should explore Naggar village to experience the rural beauty of this village. The culture of this village, International Roerich memorial trust, Naggar castle and Gauri Shankar temple make this place worth visiting.

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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN TRIUND

Triund is a stunning ridge beneath the mighty Dhauladhar range, it carries the charm of Himalayas and hosts breathtaking views. Triund Hill camp is surrounded with jungle-clad terrains and located at an altitude of 2,828 metres, the jaw-dropping beauty of sunrise & sunset views leaves one in amusement.

Triund is surrounded by other places to entertain a traveller.

Best places to visit in Triu

KANGRA FORT

The Katoch dynasty, which built the Kangra Fort, which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic.

Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family and still stands today as the largest fort complex in the Himalayas and the oldest dated fort in India. The fort was built around 3500 years ago and is located 20 km from Dharamsala, on the outskirts of the town of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh.

The fort was built by a family believed to have royal lineage and had immense power over their subjects and lands. Naturally, their home and stronghold of Kangra Fort became a subject to numerous assaults by practically all strong influential  rulers who at any point strolled India. All attempted to take the Kangra Stronghold under their influence as it was stated: ‘He who holds the Kangra fort, holds the slopes.’

The fort didn’t lose itself to anyone except Jahangir, after his father Akbar was defeated 52 times. 

The Kangra fort is said to have 21 treasure wells – each well is 4 meters deep and about 2 and a half meters in circumference-the Sultan of Ghazni looted eight wells, the British in the 1890s found five more wells. Local beliefs are that the fort still hides within its wall eight more treasure wells.

MCLEOD GANJ

McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many maroon-robed monks and nuns. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based at Gangchen Kyishong.

Mcleod Ganj is a short bus ride away from Dharamshala and filled with activities and places.

Mcleodganj offers courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga, trekking in the Dhauladhar mountains, shopping for Tibetan crafts, or just hanging out enjoying the alternative vibe and the plethora of good cafes.

Mcleodganj is a serene animated town which can be enjoyed to the fullest without blowing your bank balance.

DALAI LAMA TEMPLE

Tsuglakhang Temple is McLeodGanj, the Dalai Lama visits this temple twice or thrice every year to preach and bless. Thus, the temple gets its name as Dalai Lama Temple.

The temple has large statues of Buddha, Avaloktwshwara, Pamasambhava and others.

The temple is great for sightseeing and meditation. Upon entering the temple, one can find a few shops inside the complex that sell ritual items and books.

There is a memorial monument in the Temple, the main temple is beyond the monument. 

In the main temple one can always find monks in red and yellow robes  walking around in strict coordination. 

Inside the temple there is a statue of Buddha sitting on a carved pedestal. 

Pilgrims walk around the statue in clockwise direction as they rotate the prayer wheels. There is a large hall inside the temple for people to meditate.

TIBET MUSEUM

The Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations and is located near the main temple of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tsuglag Khang.

The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is a fine specimen of Tibetan architecture and was primarily built to preserve the history and culture of Tibet. The museum has also been a major tourist attraction from visitors all across the globe. There have been lectures and exhibitions that were conducted in the premises. The stories of the lives of people have been showcased beautifully in the form of paintings and snaps.

The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is a fine example of Tibetan artwork, building style and showcases Tibetean lifestyle. The museum was basically established to protect the history and culture of Tibet. The accounts of the lives of  Tibetean individuals have been exhibited flawlessly as compositions and snaps.

BHAGSUNAG TEMPLE

Bhagsunag Falls also called Bhagsu Falls, is a beautiful waterfall near Bhagsunath Temple close to McLeod Ganj in Kangra area of Himachal Pradesh. 

Falling down from a height of 20 m, this is a fairly sized cascade. During the area’s Himalayan rains, this waterfall turns lovelier; close by is a mountain that highlights records spray painted graffiti. This region is covered with snowfall during winters. Sightseers love to swim across the fall’s water which gives a charming and invigorating experience. Trekking is a favorable activity to do in this area. 

The Bhagsu town is a well known picnic spot and furthermore home to the popular Bhagsunath Temple committed to Lord Shiva. The temple has been highly revered by the Hindus and the Gorkha Community. The sacred shrine is famed for its two pools that are believed to have healing properties. The best time to visit Bhagsunath Temple is during the annual fair that takes place here in the month of September.

GALLU DEVI TEMPLE

Gallu Devi is one of the many Goddesses in this part of Himachal and has  a small temple dedicated to her in the Gallo village with a few shops around on top of a hill that overlooks the valley on two sides with some amazing views.

Gallu Devi Temple is the base camp for trekking up to Triund. The trek to Triund is only 3 hours from here.

LAHESH CAVES

 Lahesh caves are at an elevation of 3475m and an uphill trekking distance away from Triund. Travellers visit this place for the best camping experience in Triund.

Lahesh caves are a natural rock cave shelter. From lahesh cave to Chhatta Parao. This is the bottom of Indrahar pass passing through the soft snow and icy streams.

St. John in the wilderness

The church of St. John in the wilderness rightfully deserves its name, this neo gothic style church is nestled between thick Himalayan woods.

The church boasts to be one of the oldest Anglican churches in Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj and of two magnificent stained glass panels, and a bell brought all the way from England!

The church was built in 1852, to provide a place of worship for the British soldiers posted here, and the church is full of memorial stones of those who passed away here, one is dedicated to Lord Elgin, the Viceroy of India from 1862-1863. The church also boasts of two magnificent stained glass panels, and a bell, cast by Mears and Stainbank, and brought all the way from England!

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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN McLEODGANJ

McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many maroon-robed monks and nuns. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based at Gangchen Kyishong.

Mcleod Ganj is a short bus ride away from Dharamshala and filled with activities and places.



Mcleodganj offers courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga, trekking in the Dhauladhar mountains, shopping for Tibetan crafts, or just hanging out enjoying the alternative vibe and the plethora of good cafes.
Mcleodganj is a serene animated town which can be enjoyed to the fullest without blowing your bank balance.

Best Places to visit in Mcleodganj are –

KANGRA FORT

The Katoch dynasty, which built the Kangra Fort, which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic.

Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family and still stands today as the largest fort complex in the Himalayas and the oldest dated fort in India. The fort was built around 3500 years ago and is located 20 km from Dharamsala, on the outskirts of the town of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh.

The fort was built by a family believed to have royal lineage and had immense power over their subjects and lands. Naturally, their home and stronghold of Kangra Fort became a subject to numerous assaults by practically all strong influential  rulers who at any point strolled India. All attempted to take the Kangra Stronghold under their influence as it was stated: ‘He who holds the Kangra fort, holds the slopes.’

The fort didn’t lose itself to anyone except Jahangir, after his father Akbar was defeated 52 times. 

The Kangra fort is said to have 21 treasure wells – each well is 4 meters deep and about 2 and a half meters in circumference-the Sultan of Ghazni looted eight wells, the British in the 1890s found five more wells. Local beliefs are that the fort still hides within its wall eight more treasure wells.

TRIUND

Triund is a stunning ridge beneath the mighty Dhauladhar range, it carries the charm of Himalayas and hosts breathtaking views. Triund Hill camp is surrounded with jungle-clad terrains and located at an altitude of 2,828 metres, the jaw-dropping beauty of sunrise & sunset views leaves one in amusement.

DHARAMSHALA

Dharmashala is town in the Himachal District, it has all modern facilities to welcome a traveller and its own culture to charm the traveller.

Apart from being a wonderful world of Himachali beauty, Dharamshala is an adrenaline junkie’s dream and offers activities like camping, ziplining and paragliding

Dharamshala has an important bus station and an airport which makes it very accessible and gives all the more reason to pay a visit to this place.

DALAI LAMA TEMPLE

Tsuglakhang Temple is McLeodGanj, the Dalai Lama visits this temple twice or thrice every year to preach and bless. Thus, the temple gets its name as Dalai Lama Temple.

The temple has large statues of Buddha, Avaloktwshwara, Pamasambhava and others.

The temple is great for sightseeing and meditation. Upon entering the temple, one can find a few shops inside the complex that sell ritual items and books.

There is a memorial monument in the Temple, the main temple is beyond the monument. 

In the main temple one can always find monks in red and yellow robes  walking around in strict coordination. 

Inside the temple there is a statue of Buddha sitting on a carved pedestal. 

Pilgrims walk around the statue in clockwise direction as they rotate the prayer wheels. There is a large hall inside the temple for people to meditate.

TIBET MUSEUM

The Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations and is located near the main temple of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tsuglag Khang.

The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is a fine specimen of Tibetan architecture and was primarily built to preserve the history and culture of Tibet. The museum has also been a major tourist attraction from visitors all across the globe. There have been lectures and exhibitions that were conducted in the premises. The stories of the lives of people have been showcased beautifully in the form of paintings and snaps.

The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is a fine example of Tibetan artwork, building style and showcases Tibetean lifestyle. The museum was basically established to protect the history and culture of Tibet. The accounts of the lives of  Tibetean individuals have been exhibited flawlessly as compositions and snaps.

BHAGSUNAG TEMPLE

Bhagsunag Falls also called Bhagsu Falls, is a beautiful waterfall near Bhagsunath Temple close to McLeod Ganj in Kangra area of Himachal Pradesh. 

Falling down from a height of 20 m, this is a fairly sized cascade. During the area’s Himalayan rains, this waterfall turns lovelier; close by is a mountain that highlights records spray painted graffiti. This region is covered with snowfall during winters. Sightseers love to swim across the fall’s water which gives a charming and invigorating experience. Trekking is a favorable activity to do in this area. 

The Bhagsu town is a well known picnic spot and furthermore home to the popular Bhagsunath Temple committed to Lord Shiva. The temple has been highly revered by the Hindus and the Gorkha Community. The sacred shrine is famed for its two pools that are believed to have healing properties. The best time to visit Bhagsunath Temple is during the annual fair that takes place here in the month of September.

GALLU DEVI TEMPLE

Gallu Devi is one of the many Goddesses in this part of Himachal and has  a small temple dedicated to her in the Gallo village with a few shops around on top of a hill that overlooks the valley on two sides with some amazing views.

Gallu Devi Temple is the base camp for trekking up to Triund. The trek to Triund is only 3 hours from here.

LAHESH CAVES

Lahesh caves are at an elevation of 3475m and an uphill trekking distance away from Triund. Travellers visit this place for the best camping experience in Triund.

Lahesh caves are a natural rock cave shelter. From lahesh cave to Chhatta Parao. This is the bottom of Indrahar pass passing through the soft snow and icy streams.

St. John in the wilderness

The church of St. John in the wilderness rightfully deserves its name, this neo gothic style church is nestled between thick Himalayan woods.

The church boasts to be one of the oldest Anglican churches in Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj and of two magnificent stained glass panels, and a bell brought all the way from England!

The church was built in 1852, to provide a place of worship for the British soldiers posted here, and the church is full of memorial stones of those who passed away here, one is dedicated to Lord Elgin, the Viceroy of India from 1862-1863. The church also boasts of two magnificent stained glass panels, and a bell, cast by Mears and Stainbank, and brought all the way from England!

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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DHARAMSHALA



Dharamshala is bustling yet serene, the rush of cars and buses aren’t annoying at Dharamshala, markets don’t feel crowded. Dharmashala is town in the Himachal District, it has all modern facilities to welcome a traveller and its own culture to charm the traveller.

Apart from being a wonderful world of Himachali beauty, Dharamshala is an adrenaline junkie’s dream and offers activities like camping, ziplining and paragliding

Dharamshala has an important bus station and an airport which makes it very accessible and gives all the more reason to pay a visit to this place.



The best places to visit in Dharamshala are enlisted in this blogpost and are as follows –

McLeod Ganj



McLeod Ganj is the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and home to a large Tibetan population, including many maroon-robed monks and nuns. The Tibetan government-in-exile is based at Gangchen Kyishong.

Mcleod Ganj is a short bus ride away from Dharamshala and filled with activities and places.

Mcleodganj offers courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga, trekking in the Dhauladhar mountains, shopping for Tibetan crafts, or just hanging out enjoying the alternative vibe and the plethora of good cafes.
Mcleodganj is a serene animated town which can be enjoyed to the fullest without blowing your bank balance.

Dalai Lama Temple



Tsuglakhang Temple is McLeodGanj, the Dalai Lama visits this temple twice or thrice every year to preach and bless. Thus, the temple gets its name as Dalai Lama Temple.

The temple has large statues of Buddha, Avaloktwshwara, Pamasambhava and others.



The temple is great for sightseeing and meditation. Upon entering the temple, one can find a few shops inside the complex that sell ritual items and books.
There is a memorial monument in the Temple, the main temple is beyond the monument.
In the main temple one can always find monks in red and yellow robes walking around in strict coordination.
Inside the temple there is a statue of Buddha sitting on a carved pedestal.
Pilgrims walk around the statue in clockwise direction as they rotate the prayer wheels. There is a large hall inside the temple for people to meditate.

Namgyal Monastery



Namgyal Monastery is a major learning center in McLeodganj is one of the most popular tourist places to visit in Dharamshala. Namgyal Monastery’s architecture and aura are full of spirituality and are an homage to Buddhist scriptures, ideals and teachings. Prayer rooms at Namgyal Monastery are accessible and one can also attend the mediation sessions of the monks.

Kareri Dal Lake



Kareri Dal Lake can be thought of as a sister to Kashmir’s iconic Dal Lake. The calm waters of the Kareri Dal lake are calm and still and can feast their eyes on the spellbinding beauty of the lake’s surroundings of tall Chir trees and snow-capped Dhauladhar peaks. The bank of the lake has an old revered Kali Shiva temple which adds another dimension to the lake’s aura. Camping at Dharamshala can be done in many places, this being one of them.


Tibet Museum



The Tibet Museum is the official museum of the Central Tibetan Administration’s Department of Information and International Relations and is located near the main temple of the 14th Dalai Lama, Tsuglag Khang.

The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is a fine specimen of Tibetan architecture and was primarily built to preserve the history and culture of Tibet. The museum has also been a major tourist attraction from visitors all across the globe. There have been lectures and exhibitions that were conducted in the premises. The stories of the lives of people have been showcased beautifully in the form of paintings and snaps.

The Tibetan Museum in Mcleodganj is a fine example of Tibetan artwork, building style and showcases Tibetean lifestyle. The museum was basically established to protect the history and culture of Tibet. The accounts of the lives of Tibetean individuals have been exhibited flawlessly as compositions and snaps.

Gallu Devi Temple



Gallu Devi is one of the many Goddesses in this part of Himachal and has a small temple dedicated to her in the Gallo village with a few shops around on top of a hill that overlooks the valley on two sides with some amazing views.

Gallu Devi Temple is the base camp for trekking up to Triund. The trek to Triund is only 3 hours from here.

Bhagsunag Temple



The Bhagsunag temple has been highly revered by the Hindus and the Gorkha Community. The sacred shrine is famed for its two pools that are believed to have healing properties. The best time to visit Bhagsunath Temple is during the annual fair that takes place here in the month of September.


Bhagsunag Waterfalls



Bhagsunag Falls also called Bhagsu Falls, is a beautiful waterfall near Bhagsunath Temple close to McLeod Ganj in Kangra area of Himachal Pradesh.

Falling down from a height of 20 m, this is a fairly sized cascade. During the area’s Himalayan rains, this waterfall turns lovelier; close by is a mountain that highlights records spray painted graffiti. This region is covered with snowfall during winters. Sightseers love to swim across the fall’s water which gives a charming and invigorating experience. Trekking is a favorable activity to do in this area.


The Bhagsu town is a well known picnic spot and furthermore home to the popular Bhagsunath Temple committed to Lord Shiva.



Gyuto Monastery



This beautiful monastery is one of the best places to see in Dharamshala. Gyuto Monastery is the residence of Karmapa – the Head of the Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism. It was Built In The Memory Of Soldiers of Tibetean Freedom War. The Gyuto Monastery does research on Buddhist Philosophy, Tantric rituals, and Tantric meditation. The monastery, true to its Buddhist Philosophy has a simple and serene architecture against the backdrop of mighty Dhualadhar mountains.

Kangra Fort



The Katoch dynasty, which built the Kangra Fort, which traces its origins to the ancient Trigarta Kingdom, mentioned in the Mahabharata epic.

Kangra Fort was built by the royal Rajput family and still stands today as the largest fort complex in the Himalayas and the oldest dated fort in India. The fort was built around 3500 years ago and is located 20 km from Dharamsala.



The fort was built by a family believed to have royal lineage and had immense power over their subjects and lands. Naturally, their home and stronghold of Kangra Fort became a subject to numerous assaults by practically all strong influential rulers who at any point strolled India. All attempted to take the Kangra Stronghold under their influence as it was stated: ‘He who holds the Kangra fort, holds the slopes.’

The fort didn’t lose itself to anyone except Jahangir, after his father Akbar was defeated 52 times.



The Kangra fort is said to have 21 treasure wells – each well is 4 meters deep and about 2 and a half meters in circumference-the Sultan of Ghazni looted eight wells, the British in the 1890s found five more wells. Local beliefs are that the fort still hides within its wall eight more treasure wells.


Kangra Art Museum



Located near Dharamshala bus stand, Kangra Art Museum is a magnificent hub that displays art pieces, dating back to many centuries ago up till present day. The Kangra Art museum is known for preserving ancient traits and ethos of Kangra valley in the form of paintings, statues, fabrics, weapons, utensils, and temple figurines and also has a rare coin collection. It also displays artwork of Tibetean and Buddhist culture. The museum has one dedicated section for modern painters and sculptors as well.

Masroor Rock Cut Temple



Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a historical site known for its rock cut architecture. The temple dates back to the 8th century AD. At the temple there are 15 monolithic temples depicting Indo-Aryan style architecture, depicting various tales of great Indian epics.


St. John in the Wilderness Church




The church of St. John in the wilderness rightfully deserves its name, this neo gothic style church is nestled between thick Himalayan woods.

The church boasts to be one of the oldest Anglican churches in Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj and of two magnificent stained glass panels, and a bell brought all the way from England!


The church was built in 1852, to provide a place of worship for the British soldiers posted here, and the church is full of memorial stones of those who passed away here, one is dedicated to Lord Elgin, the Viceroy of India from 1862-1863. The church also boasts of two magnificent stained glass panels, and a bell, cast by Mears and Stainbank, and brought all the way from England!


Dharamshala Cricket Stadium



Dharamshala is what you can easily call an all rounder. The town serves spiritual places, tranquil Himachali beauty, tall mountains, historic sites and a treat for the lovers of the loved game – cricket. The cricket stadium at Dharamshala is very significant as it is located at a height, it is also one of the highest cricket grounds in the world. It is at an altitude of 1,457 meters. One can always swing by and catch a match of local budding cricketers.

Library Of Tibetan Works And Archives



Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is one of the best places to visit in Dharamshala. Founded by Tenzin Gyatso, this library is an interesting place for the history buffs, as it has books and sources that were saved and relocated during the escape of 1959.

War Memorial




The Kangra war memorial was set up to honour and immortalize those who lost their lives during the Indo-China War that took place in 1947, 1962, 1965, 1971 and UN Peace Operations. The memorial is a symbol of patriotism and of a community disregarding its differences to come together and stand in solidarity against the grief of losing one of their own.

Triund



You can take a trek to Triund while staying in Dharamshala. This is one of the best places to visit in Dharamshala which gives you a perfect chance to catch the glimpse of majestic Himalayas. Located at an altitude of 2828 meters, Triund is truly a delight for trekkers and nature lovers while people can also experience camping in Dharamshala.

Lahesh Caves



Lahesh caves are at an elevation of 3475m and an uphill trekking distance away from Triund. Travellers visit this place for the best camping experience in Triund.

Lahesh caves are a natural rock cave shelter. From lahesh cave to Chhatta Parao. This is the bottom of Indrahar pass passing through the soft snow and icy streams.


Jwala Devi Temple



The Jwala Mata Temple attracts not only Maa Jwala’s devotees but is also a place for the lovers of architecture, nature and science. The sacred flames which burn in the Jwala Devi Temple have been burning without any interruption since the temple was established years ago, devotees come to pay homage to this divine doing and touch the flames and return home with blessings unscathed.


Aghanjar Mahadev Temple



Aghanjar Mahadev Temple is a holy shiva temple at the foothills of Dhauladhar mountain ranges. The temple is believed to have been constructed in the early 19th century. Apart from the magnificent architecture of the temple, the prime attraction of this temple is the waterfall that accentuates the beauty of this serene place.


Naam Art Gallery



This is one of the best places for art lovers to admire some beautiful artworks that are done by Elizabeth Buschmann, the founder of the gallery. You will also find some paintings that are made up by A.W. Hallett, an English painter. There is no doubt in the fact that it is one of the best places for sightseeing in Dharamshala.


Chintpurni Mata Temple



Chintpurni Mata is the youngest of the 9 Devis and exceptionally kind. Her home, her shrine is nestled among beautiful mountains and forests. An easy road leads up to her and when you reach here, all you have to do is place your faith in her and she will grant you all you desire.

Hanuman Ka Tibba



Ending this blogpost on Hanuman ka Tibba is a poetic way to end it on a high note; Hanuman ka Tibba just like its namesake is mighty and the highest peak of the already mighty Dhauladhar mountains. Hanuman ka Tibba is at a staggering height of 19,000 feet and a hub for activities such as skiing, trekking and camping.





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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MANALI

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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN KASOL

Kasol is a small, quiet and easygoing town situated in the Himalayas and a great escape from the stress of this chaotic life. It is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway for the ones who love snow. 

Best Places to Visit in Kasol are 

Parvati River

River Parvati is one of the best places to visit in Kasol, its banks are full of amazing views of the valley and the flora and fauna around it makes it even more beautiful. Camping at Kasol, especially by the River Parvati is the most relaxing and rejuvenating experience in Kasol. 

Manikaran Sahib

Manikaran Sahib is situated between the rivers Beas and Parvati. Manikaran Sahib is a Gurudwara which is visited by devotees all year round. It is famous for a hot spring located within the premise of the Gurudwara the belief around the Hot Spring is that taking a dip in this holy water washes away their sins. 

Malana

Malana is one the oldest villages near Kasol and in the Kasol Valley region.  Malana is famous for its distinct culture and the temple of Jamlu Devta. The residents of Malana consider themselves to be descendants of Alexander the Great and hence the village is often referred as ‘Little Greece of India’.

Kheer Ganga 

Kheer Ganga is peak near Kasol, the trek up to Kheer Ganga from Kasol is easy, at the end of the trek when one reaches Kheer Ganga they are greeted by hot springs and one of a kind views.

Tosh 

Tosh is a village near Kasol and showcases tasteful Israeli and European influence. The village of Tosh is filled with numerous cafes and unique architecture. The ambience of Tosh is perfect for relaxing. Tosh is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and all the natural beauty one can ask for.

Chhalal Village

Chhalal Village is perched at an elevation of 5366 feet above sea level and is located on the banks of the River Parvati, like Tosh, Chhalal also has unique cafes, and one can try out some of the best Israeli cuisines at this village.

Kullu

Kullu is located more or less 50 km away from Kasol. Kullu has a number of sightseeing places, temples, historical places, rivers and much more. One can also take part in adventurous activities like trekking, yak safari and river rafting. The blend of places to visit and thing to do at Kullu makes it a perfect getaway spot away when visiting Kasol.

Manali

Manali, the twin of Kullu is at an elevation of  more than 6500 feet above sea level, it is around 80 km away from Kasol. Manali is an iconic tourist destination, it has lots of scenic beauty; renowned for its snow-clad mountains as well as many activities for tourists. Manali is also close to Rohtang Pass (51 km), a high mountain pass mostly covered with snow. 

Bhuntar

Bhuntar is a small laid-back town located 30 km from Kasol. Bhuntar is filled with lush tall trees, dense mossy forest floor and beautiful Waterfalls.

Naggar 

Naggar village is a lesser known village in Kasol. It has temples, military structures and museums making it one of the best places to visit Kasol. One should explore Naggar village to experience the rural beauty of this village. The culture of this village, International Roerich memorial trust, Naggar castle and Gauri Shankar temple make this place worth visiting.

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BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN DHANAULTI

Dhanaulti 

Dhanaulti 

Dhanaulti is a little town and an offbeat vacation destination located at a height of about 2200 meters above sea level.

Dhanaulti is a serene place and a treat to the eyes. It has a great scenery and an unpolluted environment. Activities such as trekking, biking and camping is a treat at Dhanaulti.

The best places to visit in Dhanaulti are –

Dhanaulti Eco Park

Dhanaulti eco park, one of the major attractions in Dhanaulti spreads over an area of 13 hectares covered in deodar and oak trees. The Eco Park is divided into two forests namely Amber and Dhara which are situated at a distance of 200m from each other.

The park is at an elevation of 2800m above sea level and offers a playground for children, trekking trails and amazing views. 

A tradition known as memory sapling plantation is followed in the park as a part of which one can plant a sapling in memory of their loved ones.

It is a perfect place for the nature lovers as well as the adventure seekers to unwind.

Dashavatar Temple

The Dashavatar Temple  at Dhanaulti was built during the Golden Gupta Empire period and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his ten incarnations. Beautifully sculpted panels adorn the terraced basement just above the high plinth. The side-walls of the Dashavatar Temple are adorned with carved inscriptions of Vaishnava mythology.

Deogarh Fort

 Deogarh fort dates back to the 16th-century and is a grand fort that has well-decorated palaces adorned with innumerable murals. There are also a number of Jain temples in the area surrounding the fort.

Potato Farm 

Potato Farms are a fabulous tourist attraction in Dhanaulti. It’s a tad bit unusual but this unique activity is very educational and sheds light on how shared efforts can bear many fruits (in this case – potatoes). The farms also have amazing views and picture perfect sunsets.

Dhanaulti Adventure Park 

The Dhanaulti Adventure Park has tall Himalayan trees, luscious green meadows and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks which make this  adventure park, one of the best tourist getaway spots in Dhanaulti. 

Here you can take treks to Top Niba and Surkanda Devi and go for mountain biking, rappelling, horse riding, and camping.

Chanderi 

Chanderi is a quaint town near Dhanaulti. This town is a reminder of the splendor of the bygone Mughal era; it is filled with Rajput and Sultanate architecture. Attractions here are Badal Mahal, Victory Arch and Koshak Mahal that make it one of the best attractions of Dhanaulti for Indian tourists as well as foreigners.

Surkanda

Surkanda Devi Temple near Dhanaulti is at an altitude of about 2756 metres and lies close to nearby hill stations of Ranichauri and Kanatal.

The story of Surkanda Temple can be traced back to the legend of Maa Sati; Sati’s father Daksha organised a massive yagna to please the Gods. He purposely did not invite Shiva and Sati. Sati believed that no formal invitation was needed for her to go to her father’s house. But when Sati arrived at her father’s palace, she was treated as an uninvited guest. Moreover, Daksha even committed the sin of insulting Lord Shiva in Sati’s presence.

Pained by her father’s ignorance and arrogance, Sati threw herself in the fire set up for the yagna. When the news reached Shiva, he went wild with rage. He picked up Sati’s body on his shoulders and started performing tandava, the dance of destruction. The stability of the Universe was threatened by Shiva’s dance, and to protect the human world, Lord Vishnu cut up Sati’s body with his sudarshan chakra.

Surkanda Temple is one of these holy shakti peeths and is believed to hold the power of Ma Adi Shakti.

A short comfortable trek of 3km has to be taken up from Kaddukhal to reach the sacred Temple.

KANATAL

Kanatal is a serene hidden getaway in Himachal Pradesh which is slowly making itself known. Kanatal offers tons of temples and amazing views that are sure to sweep the visitors off their feet. 

KODIA JUNGLE

Kodia Jungle at Kanatal is a heavenly picnic spot. The jungles are nestled between rolling Himalayan hills and valleys.

One can trek a distance of around 6-7 km in the Kodia Jungle and enjoy the beauty of untouched greenery, amazing views of the hills and valleys at Kanatal. This trek in Kanatal at Kodia Jungle is dotted with natural springs.

One can spot animals like musk deer, kakar, wild boar Ghoral etc and many species of birds at the Kodia Jungle. 

Tehri Dam

The Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world. 

It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River in Uttarakhand, India.

Tehri dam is a short hour drive away from Dhanaulti, the roads are well maintained as New Tehri is the only well planned town of the state, a drive up to Tehri dam from Ranichauri gives amazing views of the high mountains from all sides. 

TEHRI LAKE 

Perched at an elevation of 1,700 meters, Tehri Lake is an artificial dam reservoir that came into existence during the construction of Tehri Dam when the water from the Bhagirathi River was diverted to fill the dam reservoir. 

Mussoorie

Mussoorie gained popularity as a hillstation back in the colonial era and came to be known as Queen of The Hills. It stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year.

Mussoorie’s colonial roots are reflected in its Neo Gothic and Greco-Roman architecture style. These styles are followed in quaint cafes, alluring churches and other buildings.

The colonial era beauty is on full display at Mall Road, Mussoorie. Mall Road is a boulevard with eateries and other shops lining its entire stretch. Everything down to its lamp posts, Mall Road is tinged in colonial flavour. 

CHAMBA

Chamba is another hillstation near Dhanaulti at an altitude of 1676m above sea level. It offers a view of  the snow-clad peaks on one side and an awe inspiring view of the valley. Chamba is lush with greenery and tall Himalayan trees of Pine and Deodar. 

Dhanaulti is a little town and an offbeat vacation destination located at a height of about 2200 meters above sea level.

Dhanaulti is a serene place and a treat to the eyes. It has a great scenery and an unpolluted environment. Activities such as trekking, biking and camping is a treat at Dhanaulti.

The best places to visit in Dhanaulti are –

Dhanaulti Eco Park

Dhanaulti eco park, one of the major attractions in Dhanaulti spreads over an area of 13 hectares covered in deodar and oak trees. The Eco Park is divided into two forests namely Amber and Dhara which are situated at a distance of 200m from each other.

The park is at an elevation of 2800m above sea level and offers a playground for children, trekking trails and amazing views. 

A tradition known as memory sapling plantation is followed in the park as a part of which one can plant a sapling in memory of their loved ones.

It is a perfect place for the nature lovers as well as the adventure seekers to unwind.

Dashavatar Temple

The Dashavatar Temple  at Dhanaulti was built during the Golden Gupta Empire period and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his ten incarnations. Beautifully sculpted panels adorn the terraced basement just above the high plinth. The side-walls of the Dashavatar Temple are adorned with carved inscriptions of Vaishnava mythology.

Deogarh Fort

 Deogarh fort dates back to the 16th-century and is a grand fort that has well-decorated palaces adorned with innumerable murals. There are also a number of Jain temples in the area surrounding the fort.

Potato Farm 

Potato Farms are a fabulous tourist attraction in Dhanaulti. It’s a tad bit unusual but this unique activity is very educational and sheds light on how shared efforts can bear many fruits (in this case – potatoes). The farms also have amazing views and picture perfect sunsets.

Dhanaulti Adventure Park 

The Dhanaulti Adventure Park has tall Himalayan trees, luscious green meadows and breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks which make this  adventure park, one of the best tourist getaway spots in Dhanaulti. 

Here you can take treks to Top Niba and Surkanda Devi and go for mountain biking, rappelling, horse riding, and camping.

Chanderi 

Chanderi is a quaint town near Dhanaulti. This town is a reminder of the splendor of the bygone Mughal era; it is filled with Rajput and Sultanate architecture. Attractions here are Badal Mahal, Victory Arch and Koshak Mahal that make it one of the best attractions of Dhanaulti for Indian tourists as well as foreigners.

Surkanda

Surkanda Devi Temple near Dhanaulti is at an altitude of about 2756 metres and lies close to nearby hill stations of Ranichauri and Kanatal.

The story of Surkanda Temple can be traced back to the legend of Maa Sati; Sati’s father Daksha organised a massive yagna to please the Gods. He purposely did not invite Shiva and Sati. Sati believed that no formal invitation was needed for her to go to her father’s house. But when Sati arrived at her father’s palace, she was treated as an uninvited guest. Moreover, Daksha even committed the sin of insulting Lord Shiva in Sati’s presence.

Pained by her father’s ignorance and arrogance, Sati threw herself in the fire set up for the yagna. When the news reached Shiva, he went wild with rage. He picked up Sati’s body on his shoulders and started performing tandava, the dance of destruction. The stability of the Universe was threatened by Shiva’s dance, and to protect the human world, Lord Vishnu cut up Sati’s body with his sudarshan chakra.

Surkanda Temple is one of these holy shakti peeths and is believed to hold the power of Ma Adi Shakti.

A short comfortable trek of 3km has to be taken up from Kaddukhal to reach the sacred Temple.

KANATAL

Kanatal is a serene hidden getaway in Himachal Pradesh which is slowly making itself known. Kanatal offers tons of temples and amazing views that are sure to sweep the visitors off their feet. 

KODIA JUNGLE

Kodia Jungle at Kanatal is a heavenly picnic spot. The jungles are nestled between rolling Himalayan hills and valleys.

One can trek a distance of around 6-7 km in the Kodia Jungle and enjoy the beauty of untouched greenery, amazing views of the hills and valleys at Kanatal. This trek in Kanatal at Kodia Jungle is dotted with natural springs.

One can spot animals like musk deer, kakar, wild boar Ghoral etc and many species of birds at the Kodia Jungle. 

Tehri Dam

The Tehri Dam is the highest dam in India and one of the highest in the world. 

It is a multi-purpose rock and earth-fill embankment dam on the Bhagirathi River in Uttarakhand, India.

Tehri dam is a short hour drive away from Dhanaulti, the roads are well maintained as New Tehri is the only well planned town of the state, a drive up to Tehri dam from Ranichauri gives amazing views of the high mountains from all sides. 

TEHRI LAKE 

Perched at an elevation of 1,700 meters, Tehri Lake is an artificial dam reservoir that came into existence during the construction of Tehri Dam when the water from the Bhagirathi River was diverted to fill the dam reservoir. 

Mussoorie

Mussoorie gained popularity as a hillstation back in the colonial era and came to be known as Queen of The Hills. It stands at an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level and has a cool, pleasant climate throughout the year.

Mussoorie’s colonial roots are reflected in its Neo Gothic and Greco-Roman architecture style. These styles are followed in quaint cafes, alluring churches and other buildings.

The colonial era beauty is on full display at Mall Road, Mussoorie. Mall Road is a boulevard with eateries and other shops lining its entire stretch. Everything down to its lamp posts, Mall Road is tinged in colonial flavour. 

CHAMBA

Chamba is another hillstation near Dhanaulti at an altitude of 1676m above sea level. It offers a view of  the snow-clad peaks on one side and an awe inspiring view of the valley. Chamba is lush with greenery and tall Himalayan trees of Pine and Deodar. 

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BEST PLACES TO VISIT AT JIM CORBETT

Corbett National Park is named after Jim Corbett, the famous naturalist and photographer. Corbett National Park is India’s first national park and beyond any doubt, the most attractive Wildlife Park in India. The Park is located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the midst of lush greenery and uneven mountains with varying heights, ranging from about 1300 feet to nearly 4000 feet.

The main attraction of tourists and wildlife enthusiasts to this Park is that the majestic view of Tiger with all its wildness in this Park. 

This park is a natural habitat of the rare species of Tigers that are facing extinction and wealthy flora and fauna with variety of wild animals, birds which makes it a heaven for bird watchers and people enthusiastic about camping at Corbett. It is a place that draws huge tourist inflow and offers excellent sightseeing.

But the iconic national park isn’t the only treat in the region. Best Places to visit when you visit Corbett National Park are – 

SATTAL

Sattal is a small town near Corbett National Park, it has seven interconnected freshwater lakes (hence the name Sattal). The Town is centered around a thick woodland and is a haven for migratory birds, which makes it one of the best places near Jim Corbett to visit for bird lovers.

LANDSDOWNE

The cantonment town of Lansdowne is a laid-back scenic spot  and one of most beautiful places to visit near Jim Corbett National Park. It was named after the then viceroy of India. The town still offers colonial glimpses in the local structures, there are a handful – spectacular sights with some interesting activities.

GARJIYA DEVI TEMPLE 

Garjiya Devi Temple is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site that is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and also houses idols of Devi Saraswati, Lord Ganesha and Batuk Bhairava. Garjiya Devi Temple is located on the outskirts of Corbett National Park in Garjiya village near Ramnagar. This must visit temple is built on a rock in the middle of Kosi River and it is simply a worth visiting attraction.

JIM CORBETT MUSEUM

Jim Corbett Museum is a heritage museum, the museum beholds many attractive belongings of Jim Corbett including personal articles, paintings, sketches, manuscripts and last hunt of its own. The whole museum has glorifying attractions that catch the attention of all the tourists. It is the place where animal lovers can also make some good purchase of handmade rural items and handicraft items that reflect the images of tiger and other wild animals.

CORBETT FALLS

Corbett Falls is a scenic waterfall located at 25 kms from Ramnagar. Developed as a picnic spot for tourists, Corbett Waterfalls is surrounded by dense teak wood forest which extends its natural beauty. Sound of the waterfall makes a perfect melody with chippings of the birds.

MUKTESHWAR (52 KM AWAY)

Named after the mighty Lord Shiva, Mukteshwar is a small quaint town in the Kumaon Hills of Uttarakhand. The town has a chilly average altitude of 2700m above sea level and is filled with heartwarming sights to see and enjoy.

NAINITAL (32 KM AWAY)

Nainital is known as the ‘Lake district of India’ as it houses some of the most beautiful lakes in the country. Nainital is an offbeat destination in the state of Uttarakhand. This city is famed to be one of the pristine hill stations and has been a getaway spot since the colonial days it also houses Jim Corbett’s old house – The Gunner House.

CHOPTA (105 KM AWAY)

Chopta is a small settlement and valley that is located in Uttarakhand.  The entire region is a haven of beauty, specially for the ones  who are looking for a good place to relax, without the hustle and bustle of a typical tourist hotspot. One  can visit Chopta valley and gaze in awe at the many peaks located a short distance away from the valley.

RANIKHET (40 KM AWAY)

Ranikhet, a serene hill station in Uttarakhand, literally means ‘Queen’s Garden’, and just like a queen stands poised above the others and showers those who seek her with riches, Ranikhet does the same. The air here is crisp and unpolluted with amazing views all around.

Ranikhet houses a lot of treasures and seeing them all makes a person rich with experience.

BINSAR (70 KM AWAY)

Binsar is one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand. At Binsar, you will keep discovering new walking trails up the mountains and down the valleys, new lookout points for another spectacular sunset. The rolling hills and hilltops can become a cozy home and here one can spot Tiger’s cousin – The leopard, making it a perfect follow up to Jim Corbett.

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BEST THINGS TO DO IN RISHIKESH

Rishikesh has long been a spiritual centre with tons of ashrams and temples.  An international yoga week is organized here every year by Uttarakhand Tourism between 2nd and 7th of February. 

Every soul finds peace at Rishikesh, the adventurous ones get opportunities for numerous adrenalinde inducing activities. 

The best things to do in Rishikesh are – 

GANGA AARTI

Ganga Aarti is organized and performed everyday by Vedic priests, particularly the children who are studying about the Vedas at Rishikesh. Aarti starts at 6 in the evening with chanting of some mantras, singing of bhajans, prayers. Sacred rituals take place around a fire to praise Agni, the god of fire. The fire spreads the positivity in the surroundings. You can sit calmly and fold your hands or join the singing Bhajans with them. Daily many pilgrims visit the Ganga aarti at Triveni Ghat.

RAFTING

Rafting at Rishikesh is done in the mighty Ganga river. While rafting at Rishikesh, participants guide and paddle a raft through falls and rapids. Rafting can be done in groups or an individual can join a group and steer the boat alongwith their new buddies.

Rishikesh is a great place for adventure bugs and a great way to amp up the adrenaline is by enjoying the activity of Rafting at Rishikesh.

GIANT SWING 

Giant swing at Rishikesh is a must do activity. The Jump for the swing is done from a Bungee Platform. One is fitted with a seat & chest harness for safety, the harness is connected to fixed wire ropes. Upon jumping, after an initial free fall, the ropes will smoothly swing you like a pendulum. 

Giant Swing is just like our beloved childhood swing except it’s more fun and you don’t have to fight to get on the swing.

YOGA

At Rishikesh, Yoga is observed as a practice of disciplining the body and the mind. In this process to achieve discipline,  one begins to understand the very nature of body and mind, especially mind. Rishikesh has numerous yoga schools which helps one with this science. 

Rishikesh also has a week dedicated to Yoga; the International Yoga Festival, it grows and expands embraces more and more people from more and more countries around the world. In 2019, they had over 2000 participants from over 80 countries. It is a place to connect with like-minded, conscious yogis and paradigm-shifters from every part of the world.

CAMPING 

Camping is a great way to unwind and give your eyes and mind a change of scenery from your regular chaos and cramps of city life. And what better place to camp than Rishikesh?

Rishikesh’s weather is nice throughout the year, one can go camping at Rishikesh all year round on Hilltops, plains and river banks.

TREKKING

Do you remember the last time you walked to some place but not in a hurry and without worry. Repeating the same things over and over makes Jack a dull boy who also happens to be stuck in a hamster wheel. 

Trekking at Rishikesh is an unforgettable experience. When trekking in and around Rishikesh, your eyes get to have amazing views and your body walks through varying levels of difficulty. From Rishikesh, one can trek to the Char Dhams, Chandrashila, Deoria Tal, Kanatal, Valley of Flowers and Kuari Pass.

BUNGEE JUMPING

Rishikesh boasts of challenging cliffs and adventure-perfect landscapes. Bungee jumping in Rishikesh is a must-try for people who love indulging in spine-chilling adventures. Bungee Jumping involves a person jumping from a great height while connected to a large elastic cord via a safety harness. When one jumps, the cord stretches and the jumper flies upwards again as the cord recoils. The thrill that comes from the free fall is both unbeatable and liberating.

FLYING FOX

The Flying Fox is an exhilarating adventure sport in Rishikesh. The adventure lets enthusiasts enjoy gravity and the full speed of air flow as you fly like a hawk in your secure harness. The views are more than awe-inspiring as you fly at top speed over the mountain range of Himalayas and the holy river Ganga.

SIGHTSEEING

One should not miss out on the natural wonders of rishikesh and visit places in Rishikesh; one can go to Triveni Ghat, Neelkhanth Mahadev and various ashrams.