10 Things to do in Shimla and Dharamshala
ShimlaThe 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
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. . .
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.
Watch sunrise from the ridge
The ridge is situated at the heart of the town, surrounded by Christ Church, Townhall and hills all around. It's a perfect place to watch a pleasant sunrise and sunset view. ..
Travel in the Toy train
The Kalka Shimla Railway,better known as the Toy Train, will give you numerous blissful scenes enroute. The journey along various tunnels and bridges is truly enchanting and unfolds some breathtaking views for the passengers.
Detour to Kufri
Up for some trekking? Take a detour and head towards Kufri. You may go for bungee jumping and ice skating too. You know where's the world's highest go-cart track? It's in Kufri Fun World Amusement Park. ..
DharamshalaThis 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
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
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. .
Go to Dal Lake and Kareri Lake
While Kareri Lake stands out to be a spot for trekking and a glacial lake, the Dal Lake is the home to thick juniper and deodar forests. Both the lakes offer a totally different experience from each other, yet are among the must-visits there.
Adventurous spot- Kangra Valley
The valley is famous for Masroor Rock Cut Temple or the Himalayan Pyramids. Filled with numerous perennial streams and located at the foot of the Dhauladhar Ranges, this places offers a truly mesmerising view to the tourists.
Detour to Mcleodganj
Largely populated by Tibetans, Mcleodganj is considered to be the best place for the trek lovers. Triund hill here can be reached after a 13 kms long trekking, the view that's in front of you is totally worth the exhaustion and toil.