The Namgyal Monastery was founded by the Third Dalai Lama, and serves the Dalai Lamas exclusively. A unique feature of this monastery is its diversity of practice. Namgyal monks perform prayers and rituals of all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
About two kilometers from Mcleodganj is a holy pilgrim site for Hindus, Bhagsu temple, as it is better known has an ancient Shiv temple. Just half kms from the temple is a fresh mountain waterfall fed from the glaciers of Dhauladhar ranges.
Just 2 kms from Mcleodganj is the sacred Dal lake known for its religious water. The lake is regarded is the lake of Lord Shiva. One kms ahead is the famous location called Naddi, where you can see the Mount Dhauladhar very near and the sunset.
Norbulinka was established to preserve and teach the ancient Tibetan arts. The shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams tiny water falls make this place look like heaven. Wooden carvings and the tangka paintings, golsithing and embroidery being done.
The new HPCA Cricket stadium, is one of the beautiful stadium with a picturesque backdrop of the mighty Dhauladhar snow peaks. The pleasant weather adds to the popularity and glory of the game and helps to attract more spectators to the ground who come.
Memories of the British Raj is the church of St. John, situated in the wilderness. This charmingly dressed stone church is located on the way to McLeodganj. A memorial has been made over the body of the British Viceroy, Lord Elgin who died at Dharamsala in 1863.
Karmapa (Ogyen Trinley Dorje)'s temporary residence, at Gyuto monastery is situated in Sidhbari which is about six kilometers from Dharamsala. Karmapa means "the one who carries out buddha-activity" or "the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas." .
Trek to Triund is on the foothills of Dhauladhar range and is 17kms from Dharamsala. The snow line starts at Illaqua, which is five kms from Triund. The breathtaking view of the mountains and the valleys makes Triund an ideal picnic spot and trekking destination.
Fifteen richly carved monolithic rock temples sculpted in the splendid style of the Kailash temple at Ellora and dating back to the 8th century are at Masrur, just 15 km south of kangra. Images of Ram Sita and Lakhsman can be found in the sanctum of the main temple.