Religious Sightseeing Itinerary

Life in the hills is very different from that in the city. Their day starts early and ends early. Post sunset almost everything comes to a standstill, baring few restaurants. Making most of the daylight will ensure you cover the important attractions and immerse in the local culture.

Mode of Transport: Location of hotels and guesthouses in a hill station are often far-off from the central part of the town or cities making it difficult for local transport to get access.

To have a seamless travel experience, hiring a cab for the whole trip will be ideal. Cabs and taxis can be arranged from your hotel reception. Cab drivers often act as a tour guides and are always looking to entertain tourists.

Religious sightseeing

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kick off your expedition with the famous and iconic landmark of Mcleodganj, St John Church.

The church is known for the resting place of Lord Elgin, viceroy of India. Amidst the deodar forest, the architecture of the church standouts. The freshness of air makes you stay here for a longer duration to embrace the nature.

Time duration: 30 – 45 mins

After being with nature, next attraction is in the centre of Mcleodganj, Kalachakra Temple.

The temple has a distinguished architecture and stands apart from other structures in the market. Kala means time and chakra means wheel; the concept of wheel and time is at the core of Tibetan culture and revolving structures are to be found in all of their shrines.

Time duration: 30 – 45 mins

Adjacent to the Kalachakra Temple, is an assortment of restaurants and cafes. Our recommendation will be Tibet Kitchen.

Tibet Kitchen offers exquisite Tibetan delicacies along with some Bhutanese cuisine. If you drop by, do try out Mutton momos!

Price range: Rs. 700 – 800 for two.

Also read: Trekking Itinerary in Dharamshala

Visit to the residence of His Holiness

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Tsuglagkhang Complex Dalai Lama Temple is a major tourist attraction of Dharamshala. Purpose of paying a visit is to catch a glimpse of Dalai Lama and listen to his teachings. Only those with luck get to attend it! The complex comprises of a temple and a museum which showcases history of Tibetans and culture of monastery.

Time duration: 1 – 2 hours.

After spending quiet time, head towards the Tibet Market and indulge in some shopping for artifacts and clothes. There are multiple option to relish some street food.

That will be it for the day.

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