In the Himalayan Dhauladhar range, there lies a lovely hill town called Dharamshala. It is situated on the top slopes of the Kangra valley and serves as the state of Himachal Pradesh's winter capital. The greatest Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, resides in Dharamsala, which was formerly known as a British hill station during the colonial era.
If you're travelling from surrounding towns like Chandigarh, Delhi, Amritsar, or Jammu, Dharamshala is a more relaxed and serene place to spend a long weekend. However, it is occasionally overshadowed by the more well-known neighbourhood of McLeodganj. In addition to Mcleodganj, you may visit the sleepy hippy settlement of Dharamkot, which is free of crowds of visitors. Dharamsala is hence well renowned for being one of the best places for lone travellers since it is distant from the clamour of other tourist attractions.
In addition to the tranquilly, Dharamsala attracts visitors with its thangka paintings, museums, lively street markets, and gastronomy. A multitude of walking possibilities are available at Mcleodganj, which is just around 3 kilometres from Dharamsala.
Like Shimla, Manali, and Dalhousie, Dharamsala also suffers icy winters, so spring and summer (mid-February to mid-July) are the finest times to explore this little Lhasa in India's rich and royal Tibetan culture.
Near the Himachal Pradesh province of India, in the village of Bir (elevation: 1400m), the Kangra area is home to some of the greatest paragliding in the world. the departure location at Billing, 14 kilometres and 1,000 metres higher than Bir.
From here, skilled paragliders travel as far as Dharamshala, Mandi, and Manali. Bir is a significant hub for the Tibetan exile population as well; the Tibetan Colony portion of the hamlet is home to a number of Buddhist temples and institutions, some of which draw large numbers of foreigners for retreats and courses.
Arrive in Delhi and take a transfer to Mcleodganj.
It is an overnight bus ride to Mcleodganj.
Arrive in McleodGani and check into the Hotel.
After you've settled into your accommodations and eaten a satisfying meal, head into the city with our trek lead to explore the area's tourist attractions.
Visit the magnificent Bhagsu waterfalls and connect with your spiritual home at the Gallu Devi Temple and Dalai Lama Monastery.
Visit some of the city's well-known cafes and peruse the bustling markets.
This is the day when you tour the charming and little town of Dharamshala, and you will drive to the Dharamshala War Memorial.
Get up and eat breakfast in the morning. We are left with the lush tea gardens after spending some time exploring the memorial's expansive gardens and paying respect to the troops who sacrificed their lives for us.
Some of the most aromatic and tasty Kangra tea is made by the Dharamshala Tea Company, which is well known for this. The opportunity exists for you to stroll among the verdant tea gardens while inhaling the aroma of tea. If you want to purchase some Kangra tea for your friends and family to drink at home, there is even a kiosk where you may do so.
Post lunch you will visit the stunning Church of Saint John in the Wilderness which is the final visit.
We will then head back to the hotel.
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Upper Bhagsu region as you awaken. Get ready, and then proceed to breakfast. We will now proceed to the next location, which is the charming township of Bir.
We'll be travelling to Billing, the highest paragliding takeoff spot in Asia.
Ooh, interesting (paragliding cost is included)
Grab some food at one of Bir's renowned cafés;
Capture some pretty thrilling GoPro footage as you fly across the orange sunset and land in Bir.
A delicious dosa from Avva Cafe is recommended.
Get up early to enjoy a delicious breakfast spread.
We will begin the Bir excursion after breakfast.
The stunning monasteries of Bir, Chokling, Nyingma, and Sherabling, come first. We'll next go around the vibrant Bir markets before stopping for some delicious Tibetan food.
The stunning waterfall in the surrounding Gunehar town serves as the final point. One of India's most specialised art retreats is held in this village.
Look them up!
We will have a late evening bus to Delhi
Use your garbage bag or properly dispose of used wet tissues and napkins. Do not litter wet tissues and sanitary napkins in the mountains as well as other public areas.
Tip: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalize things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.