10 Things to do in Shimla and Dharamshala

10 Things to do in Shimla and Dharamshala

Before the MTB Himalaya race kicks off, here's something for all those riders who've already reached the place or are yet to come and are up for some adventurous exploration of the area.

Shimla


The queen of hills has a number of places to satisfy your wanderlust. A hot favorite among the youth, Shimla has a lot to offer to the tourists.

Visit the Viceregal Lodge

Visit the Viceregal Lodge

Also known as the Institute for Advanced Studies, stands tall since 1888 as a symbol of spectacular architecture in the city. It's a must-visit place for the history buffs, with a souvenir store and the remarkable venue of the Shimla round table conference, plus a beautiful garden alongside.
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Eat n shop at Mall Road

Eat n shop at Mall Road

While in Mall Road, do visit Maria Bookstore which has some of the rarest books dating back to 16th century. You may even visit the wine shops here, for some of the best wines of the place. Also, near Mall Road, there's Lakkar Bazar, having some awesome wooden antique stuff. You may also go to Lower Bazaar and Tibbet Market for shopping purposes. Some famous eateries of the place comprise Baljees, Cafe Sol and Wake n Bake, among many others.

Dharamshala


This place is better famous for The Dalai Lama's residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration. Thus, it is more of a peace and spirituality oriented place

Visit Dalai Lama Temple Complex

Visit Dalai Lama Temple Complex

This is the place for which Dharamshala is known for. A seat for Tibetan Buddhism in the city, it's a favorite place for the peace lovers and spirituality seekers. Also the Namgyal Monastery, the residence of the Dalai Lama, is the largest Tibetan temple outside Tibet.

Experience the beauty of Bhagsunag Falls

Experience the beauty of Bhagsunag Falls

Known for its old temple, a fresh water spring, and slate quarry, the Bhagsu waterfall surrounded by stunning cliffs and trees. Tourists can take a dip in the chilly water of this fall and visit the Bhagsunag temple.
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