The serene beauty of vast valleys, dense deodar forests, sparkling waterfalls and vibrant monasteries and temples in Dharamshala will surely strengthen your faith in the enchanting beauty of Mother Nature. Set against a backdrop of Dhauladhar mountains, the city is the true depiction of a Heaven on Earth. From adventure activity resorts to authentic Himachal and Tibetan food to cafes with rustic charm to exclusive boutique properties, Dharamshala has everything that you may wish for in a vacation, and more. For those who love to take the roads less traveled, the city is surrounded by many offbeat places, five of which we list in this blog post. Read on.
- Triund Hill
Known as the Crown Jewel of Dharamshala, Triund Hill is situated in the middle of Dhauladhar mountains. A popular trekking spot, the hill gives a stunning view. Beautiful deodar, oak and rhododendron forests will accompany you during the trek. You can take a taxi till Galu or even start the trek from Dharamshala or Mcleodganj.
Dharamkot is a small village, which is still unknown to many tourists flocking to Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. If you are a budget traveler, we recommend spending a day or two in this village. You can mingle with locals, take drumming lessons, learn yoga or just relax in a cafe.
- Kangra Fort
The Kangra Fort is located on the outskirts of Kangra. It was built by the Royal Rajput family of Kangra in the 15th century. Travelers admire the beautiful entrance and the built structure of the fort. There are defaced statues of many lords inside the Kangra Fort. It is 20 km from Dharamshala, and the road to the fort is well-maintained.
- Tea Gardens
The huge tea gardens on the outskirts of Dharamshala are overlooking the Dhauladhar range. The 3kms of dust free zone on Narghota road with tea gardens on both the sides is a picture perfect postcard place. The view is a treat to eyes, and you can also buy organic and other premium quality tea from local shops.
- Rakh Village
Rakh, a quaint village nestled in Dharamshala is still untouched by commercialism. It has biking trails for beginners and professionals, hilltop temples, and the luxurious Rakkh resort to spend a day or two away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Andrea Pottery, Baijnath Temple, Norbulingka Institute and Gyuto Monastery are some popular places to visit near Rakh.
Ready to Feed Your Wanderlust?
When you are seeking solace in the lap of Mother Nature, there is no way you can go wrong with Dharamshala. Most attractions listed above are easily accessible from Rakkh Resort – a strategically located luxury hotel in Dharamshala and one of the best places to find some quiet moments and replenish your reservoirs. The resort has wall climbing, rappelling, slacklining and other activities for adventure lovers. To book your stay, fill out our contact form, or call us at +91-124-4908-616, + 91-88004-09567 or +91 98169-99300.