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Dharamshala local siteseeing tour
Dalhousie Local Site Seeing Tour - Highlights (Customizable according to Interests)
- Cost only Rs 3500/- or US$ 53 Per Person ( Min, 2 Pax),
- Group Price (4-5 Pax) - Rs 2000/- or US$ 30 Per Person.
- Tour Starts at 9:00 AM Sharp & Concludes at 05:00 PM ( 8 Hours)
- Pick up & Drop from your Hotel. Or Start from Kotwali Bazaar - Dharamshala or Mcllo Mcleodganj
- Guided Tour ( English Speaking Licensed Guide)
- Cover All Major Dharamshala City Attractions ( Churches, Kotwali Bazaar Attractions, Art Museum)
- Lunch at a good Restaurant - Ethenic Himachali/Punjabi Food ( One Thali pe pax)
- Social Bonding with Locals
- Car Included for Mcleodganj - 2 hours Tour
- car Included for Kangra Devi, Jwalamukhi Devi Tour
- Car included for Masroor Monolithic Rock temple Tour.
- Assistance in Soveneirs & Other Shopping ( Guidance for Authentic Shops at Best Prices)
Dalhousie Local Site Seeing Tour - Itinerary
Kotwali Bazaar Tour
The Kotwali Bazaar is the prime shopping destination in Dharamshala. The Tibetan carpets and rugs sold in this market are worth buying. The vivid colours, traditional motifs and unique artwork on the carpets depict the Tibetan culture.
Shopping for Thangkas
You may also like other Tibetan handicrafts including hat, the Chubas (traditional outfit of the Tibetan women) and bags that make for some great souvenirs as well. Don’t forget to buy Thangkas, as your shopping in Dharamshala will be incomplete without buying them.
Easily available in almost all the shops in Dharamshala, Thangkas are brightly coloured cloth paintings depicting Buddhist culture, fair and festivals. Kangra Style of paintings depicting the court scenes or the love story between Radha and Krishna of the mythological era, are other must-buy items in Dharamshala.
Bamboo Art Carvings Shopping
Wooden carvings on bamboo are popular among tourists visiting Dharamshala. Tourists can visit Norbulingka Institute on Khanyara Road to check out the artwork. Silk and woollen woven scarves, embroidered kurtas are also worth including to your shopping list. Don’t forget to add Kangra Valley Green Tea as well to the shopping list.
Mcleodganj Tour - One Day
Mc Leodganj is the headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile and the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.The Budha temple is situated opposite to the present abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and is worth a visit.
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TIPA - Tour
The Tibetan Institute of performing Arts(TIPA) is 1km. walk from McLeod Ganj and preserves a number of musical dance and theatrical traditions of Tibet.It is also known as ‘Little Lhasa in India’. McLeodganj is famous for various authentic Tibetan products like carpets, thangkas, jewellery, and other knick-knacks. Just a kilometre away from McLeodganj is the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) where you can find musical, dance, and theatrical traditions of Tibet.
Dal Lake - Tour
Dal Lake is situated at a height of 1775m above sea level and is just 2kms from Mc Leodganj.
Masroor is about 55 km from Dharamshala. There are 15 rock-cut temples in Indo-Aryan style and are richly carved. It is a unique monolithic structure in the sub-Himalayan region and is a protected monument.The main shrine contains three stone images of Shri Rama, Lakshmana and Sita. The temple complex is located on a hill and also has a large rectangular water pond. The view of snow clad Dhauladhar is amazing from the temple premises.
Triund Trekking Tour
is a popular picnic spot at an height of 2827 m. The area is on the foothills of Dhauladhar range and is 17-kms from Dharamsala. The snow line starts at Ilaqa, which is five kms from Triund. The breathtaking views of the mountains and the valleys make Triund an ideal picnic spot and trekking spot.
Chamunda Devi temple Tour
Chamunda Devi is 17 kms from Dharamshala, dedicated to Goddess Durga or Chamunda, the surroundings of the temple provide an excellent venue for meditation prayers and spiritual attainments. It is an enchanting and charming spot with fascinating view of the Dhauladhar Mountains, rivers and forests. The location of temple was used as a cremation ground by the people of 22 villages and supposed to be a place of solace, spiritual attainments. The temple has artistic carvings on its lintel, pillars and the ceiling. A large number of devotees travel to this place for worship and to attain spiritual peace for their ancestors. The 700 years old temple, Chamunda Devi comprises of big complex with a ‘Kund’ (pond) in it. There is a cave-like scoop located at the back of the temple, representing the stone lingam (embodiment of Shiva).
Brajeshwari Devi Tour
Kangra Devi Ji Temple is situated in Kangra town & is just 14 kms from Dharamshala- This temple is one of 51 Shaktipeeths in India. The Brajeshwari Devi Temple is located in main Kangra city and has achieved a reputation for wealth, in gold, pearls and diamonds and tempted many invaders over centuries. The State Govt. maintains the temple now and the deity (Maata Brajeshwari) sits under a silver dome with silver umbrellas.
Jwalamukhi Devi Tour
Jwalamukhi Devi is the deity of Flaming Mouth, recognized as one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of India. It is believed to have nine permanent flames named after the goddesses- Mahakali, Anpurna, Chandi, Hinglaj, Bindhya Basni, Maha Lakshmi, Saraswati, Ambika and Anji Devi. Sati's tongue had fallen at the very place where Jwalaji Temple is now situated. The tongue of Sati is represented by Jwala (Holy Flame) that is perpetually burning.It is about 56 kms from Dharamshala.
Losel Doll Museum
Visit Losel Doll Museum which is located in the Norbulingka complex to explore the history of Tibet. The museum showcases elaborately detailed beautiful dolls that depict the costumes of each region of Tibet.
Museum of Kangra Art
You can also visit Museum of Kangra Art at Kotwali Bazaar. The museum has a rare collection of miniature paintings from the Kangra School, in addition to local jewellery, traditional wood carvings with some of the exhibits dating back to the fifth century.
The main shopping area in Dharamshala is in McLeodganj, offering range of handicraft items including woollens, carpets, metal ware, Thangkas, and jewellery.
The handicraft items sold in Dharamshala are created by the local artisans; these products reflect excellent craftsmanship and artistic calibre of the people.