Away from the irritable noise and clamour of the city life, a holiday in the tranquil land of Dharamshala is certainly a respite. As you step into this quaint hill station, a buff of refreshing mountain air, mixed with the smell of burning pinewood will welcome you. And if you happen to visit Dharamshala in the month of September, the mesmerising views of the freshly washed landscapes will surely be a treat for your eyes.
September is the time when nature is at its best here, while there are few tourists visiting the place. So you need not worry about the crowd at places of interest at Dharamshala.
Once you reach Dharamshala, you can start the journey by visiting McLeod Ganj.
Home to His Holiness, Dalai Lama, this little place is filled with restaurants, shops, cafes, and hotels scattered along winding pathways. The real jewel of this place is situated a little farther near the Naddi Village. It is this place that offers stunning views of the Dhauladhar range. While you are here, you can meander through the small farms and take any road that catches your eye. Don’t forget to leave your heels back home and bring along a pair of sturdy sports shoes to witness the natural beauty on foot here. McLeod Ganj houses a lot of colonial architecture. To tickle your taste-buds, ensure that you visit Nowrowjee and Sons General Store which is about 155 years old and once catered to the Britishers who resided here.
Another place of equal importance in Dharamshala is the Norbulingka Institute of Tibetan Culture. Constructed in the old Tibetan style, the institute is a little paradise of flowing streams, ponds, and gardens. Behold the beauty of Tibetan artists at work, which includes the Tangka painting, exquisite sculptures, and much more.
The Dalai Lama Temple Complex should definitely be on your itinerary. The colourful flags, the sight of monks praying, and the sound of rolling prayer wheels will certainly leave you captivated. Relish on the steaming thupkas or momos, teas or pancakes, and different pahadi delicacies served here. Shop around for a while and don’t forget to bring home some souvenirs such as mini prayer wheels or thangkas.
Your stay at Dharamshala can become a joyous one by taking abode at the chalet-styled Club Mahindra resort in Dharamshala. The access is restricted to Club Mahindra membership owners, but you can simply become one by paying the relevant Club Mahindra membership fees as per the plan chosen. All the rooms are equipped with modern amenities including heaters to beat the chilly weather. Enjoy the scrumptious local dishes or continental meals at the multi-cuisine Dhauladhar restaurant. To retreat after a tiring day, the bar at the resort serves as a perfect break.
A trip to Dharamshala becomes complete by staying at Club Mahindra Resort, which is known for its warm hospitality. And if you have enjoyed your stay here, then do share Club Mahindra feedback. We are pretty sure that it would be helpful for visitors who wish to make their stay at Dharamshala wonderful.