Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Dharamshala is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Dharamshala a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Dharamshala.
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Best of Art and Cultural Places to Visit
Discover the local culture and art of Dharamshala.
The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association’s cricket stadium is set against the backdrop of snow clad mountains and lush green forests. The architecture of the stadium itself is colourful and elaborate. Head over to catch a game in action. If no game is scheduled, you can still check out the stadium. Even when there is no cricket match being pl...
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Dharamkot Village, Dharamsala 176219
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
The Body Temple is a massage studio located in Dharamkot. The ambience of the studio is tastefully done. The massage technique they use is the ‘Ayurvedic Yoga Massage therapy’. At the Body Temple, no treatments are alike- they provide customized packages. Hence, ensure that you keep aside a chunk of your time while visiting this place. ...
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Old Kangra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh 176001
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Located around 20 kilometres from Dharamshala, the Kangra Fort is a Rajput fort and is the largest one in the Himalayas. It is also one of the oldest dated forts in India. Having an interesting history, the Kangra Fort has had many famous historical figures as its residents and rulers- from Mahmud of Ghazni to Muhammad bin Tughluq to Mughal Emperor...
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P.O. Sidhbari, Dharamsala, 176057 Dist. Kangra, India
08:00 am - 11:00 am
A combination of knowledge, peace and serenity, the Gyuto Monastery is the temporary residence of the Karmapa. Situated at an absolutely beautiful location the monastery is surrounded by snow capped mountains and harmony. Not just the surroundings, even the monastery building and premises are stunning. Head over to the Gyuto monastery to pray, atta...
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State Highway 17, Padar, Himachal Pradesh 176052
06:00 am - 07:00 pm
Located on a hillock, an easy hike is involved to reach the Chamunda Devi temple. Situated approximately 18 kilometres from the city centre, the temple’s deity is Goddess Durga (who is also known as Chamunda). It is believed that worshipping at this temple gives moksha (salvation) to the ancestors of the worshipper.
To learn more about Buddhism and to study and practice the religion, head over to the Tushita Meditation Centre. Courses offered are:
Introduction to Buddhism
Intermediate level courses
Group Practice Retreats
If you don’t want to join a course, the centre also has daily drop-in guided meditation classes.
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Masroor, Lahalpur, Himachal Pradesh 176026
06:00 am - 06:00 pm
Situated around 40 kilometres from Dharamshala, Masrur is famous for its various rock-cut temples that date back to the 8th century AD. The carvings in stone are a sight to behold! Intricate patterns and divine statues, these are what make the temple so mysterious and surreal. The main shrines of the Masrur Rock Cut Temples are dedicated to Ra...
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Trail to Triund Hill from Main Square, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) was formed with the aim of preserving and promoting Tibet’s tradition of performing arts. Formed under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, TIPA was established in August 1959 to safeguard the traditional performing arts of Tibet. Since then, the institute has been spreading awareness ab...
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Pat, Himachal Pradesh 176216
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
The Kunal Pathri temple is dedicated to Goddess Kalpeshwari. It is located around 3 kilometres from the Kotwali Bazaar of Dharamshala. Legend goes that a part of the skull of Sati, the companion of Lord Shiva, fell here while Lord Shiva was carrying her charred body. The temple is set amidst dense forests and tea gardens. Trivia- Within the temple ...
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Near Kotwali Bazaar, Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Opened in the year 1990, the Museum of Kangra Art was formed to preserve and revive the cultural heritage of the Kangra region. Located in the heart of Dharamshala, the museum houses a collection of over 1500 art objects. These include miniature paintings, jewellery, pottery, textiles, minted coins, sculptures and objects of cultural anthropology.