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5 Popular And Offbeat Things To Do In Dharamshala

From trekking to shopping there is a lot to do in Dharamshala. Make sure to sure indulge in all these activities mentioned below in your trip to Dhara...
  • Alice Mary Topno
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Published -30 Jul 2022, 13:26 ISTUpdated -30 Jul 2022, 13:24 IST
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For all the right reasons, Dharamshala has become one of the most popular weekend escapes from Delhi. No matter what the age of the traveller is, Dharamshala offers a wide range of excellent activities to do. Children enjoy setting up their own tents and stargazing, while adults find serenity and spirituality by visiting the vibrant monasteries and temples. Couples, families, and groups of friends are drawn to Dharamshala by its breathtaking scenery for a brief or an extended stay. Trekking, paragliding, and other activities can also add that adrenaline rush during your Dharamshala vacation. Also, there are a lot of fascinating activities around. The list below explores the best activities, both in and around Dharamshala. Take a look. 

1. Paragliding 


One of the best things to do in Dharamshala is paragliding. You can expect this to be the highlight of your trip to Dharamshala. One of the best paragliding locations in India is Bir Billing, which is about 65 miles from Dharamshala. People travel from all over the world to this town to partake in one of India's best paragliding experiences because it hosted the first paragliding world cup. One of the top things to do in Dharamshala, paragliding is a heavenly reward for a two-hour drive to Bir Billing. Cost of paragliding: INR 1,500 onwards (for a 20-minute session)

2. Trekking 


Trekking is one of the most popular things to do in Dharamshala and Mcleodganj if hills are your thing. Everyone who wishes to go hiking should visit Dharamshala, regardless of their level of experience. The village serves as a starting point for numerous well-known trekking routes that lead to locations like Chamba, Triund, and Indrahar Pass. Popular trekking routes in and around Dharamshala:

i) Indrahar Pass: Moderate

ii) Kareri Lake: Easy

iii) Thamsar Pass: Difficult

iv) Nag Dal: Difficult

3. Camping 


In and around Dharamsala, camping (The Best Himalaya's Camping Spots) is a fantastic experience thanks to the scenic contours and hilly terrain. Camping is enhanced and made more fun by the clear skies and clean air. In Dharamsala, you can choose to bring your own gear or buy it from a multitude of stores. Numerous campers frequently hang out along the trail that connects Dharamshala and McLeod Ganj, which is a fantastic place to set up camp. After McLeod Ganj, where it is less crowded and more tranquil, you can also set up camp. It does, however, limit the local amenities that can be used.

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4. Shopping 


Another big thing to do in Dharamshala is shopping, which includes anything from jewellery (Oxidised Earrings To Be Added To Your Jewellery Collection) to clothing. Both the showrooms and the streets provide options for shopping here. You can browse the marketplaces in Dharamshala and find items made of various stones, woollens that are knitted in front of you, vibrant prayer flags, and handicrafts that reveal a lot about Tibetan and Indian traditions. Unlike many places to shop in India, McLeodganj Market may not be a good place to barter. You might try visiting many other stores, though, and you might be able to discover some items there for less money. Major things to buy are handicrafts, Himachal wines, and accessories.

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5. Exploring Cafes


Dharamshala is a popular tourist spot among youngsters because of its amazing cafe culture. This town, specifically Mcleodganj, is dotted with several cafes that serve delicious local and international cuisine, and beverages. They are great stops to unwind with your friends, have fun all evening, and pamper your tastebuds amid that Instagram-worthy panorama. Best cafes in Dharamshala: Illiterati, Shiva Cafe, Namgyal Cafe, and Joyful Café. 

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