Dharamshala is one of the gems forming the crown of hill stations that showcase the cultural and natural diversity of India. The hill station is perched at 1487 metres above sea level, and surrounded by lush green Deodar and Cedar forests that welcome visitors with breathtakingly scenic views. There are several adventure activities in Dharamshala that you’ll never have a dull moment during your trip. To help you prepare your itinerary, the post discusses some interesting things to do in Dharamshala. Take a look.
1. Trek to the Mighty Triund
Mt. Triund is located 2,842 feet above sea level. The 9-km trek takes almost 4 hours to complete. The rocky path gets slippery at times, especially during the monsoon. There are a few eateries on the way that give you an opportunity to savor local delicacies. Don’t be surprised if the sky changes color as you go up and snow capped peaks smile at you. The topmost point provides an amazingly breathtaking view of surrounding mountains that have stood proudly for centuries, witnessing the rise and fall of many empires and civilizations. Get ready to be amazed at night, when the stars light up the sky to provide a stargazing experience that is second to none.
As kids, we’ve all wanted to fly. Trying paragliding gives you the wings you’ve always wanted to fly like a bird. Fly from a height of 2,500 ft to get a closer view of the amazing valleys and mountains. Feel the cool breeze mess your hair, and a gush of fresh air whisper in your ears. Paragliding in the valleys of Himachal is a one-of-a-kind experience and will help you connect with nature and gives you an adrenaline rush that the adventure junkie in you craves.
3. Trek to Indrahar Pass
The trek to Indrahar Pass can be challenging, especially for beginners. The amazing view of lush green fields, diverse flora and fauna, and picturesque valleys more than make up for all the efforts you invest to reach the top. There’s more when you reach the summit where the view of ice capped peaks is shrouded by clouds. Camp at night and watch stars light up the sky, a sight that is becoming increasingly becoming rare in polluted city skies.
4. Visit the Galu Temple
A visit to Galu Temple will help you relax and reconnect. The temple is situated above Dharamkot and is the highest point in Mcleodganj. Lush green cedars and colorful red rhododendrons welcome you and provide a soothing view that’ll detox you physically and mentally. Stop at local eateries to savor scrumptious delicacies and have special ‘pahadi’ tea, that includes herbs to recharge your senses. Galu Temple boasts a serene and soulful environment, and is the place to visit if you’re looking to spend some quality time, connecting with your inner-self.
5. Visit Bhagsunag Waterfalls
Bhagsunag is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. According to an ancient folklore, the place was blessed by the Lord of Snakes. Take a dip in the recently constructed swimming pool to rejuvenate and reinvigorate naturally or enjoy the sound of water as it makes music gushing through the stones in its path. Some locals have set up shops close to the waterfall where you can relax and savor lip smacking delicacies, as water droplets from the waterfall gently caress your face.
6. Visit the Church of St.John’s
St. John in the Wilderness is one of the most ancient buildings in Dharamshala built in 1852. The building has artistic Belgian-stained glass windows. The church survived the devastating Kangra earthquake and still stands proudly, telling forgotten stories about India’s cultural heritage.
Ready to Discover Yourself?
Dharamshala has lot to offer whether you’re an adventure junkie looking to let loose or want to escape the city madness and spend some quality time relaxing and unwinding in Mother Nature’s lap. At Rakkh Resort, we offer spacious, well designed cottages and conduct a number of adventure activities in Dharamshala that help you engage in a lot of adventure activities and relax. A visit to Dharamshala is sure to result in a new and fitter you. To get answers to your questions, fill out our contact form, or call on +0124-4908616 or +91-9816999300.