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Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. It lies on a spur of the Dhauladhar range in the Pir Panjal region of the Outer Himalayas . Trekking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering and Fishing are the most popular activities among tourists. From steep mountains to straight inroads, Dharamshala offers all kinds of terrain for trekking and Rock climbing. The smaller treks are organized around Toral Pass, Bhagsu, Dharamkot.

Spread across the slopes of the Dhauladhar Mountain Range and streets of Dharamshala are innumerable temples and monasteries having invaluable historical significance. Some of these include the Adi Shakti Temple at Naddi, Indru Nag Temple, Masrur (rock cut temple), Namgyal Monastery, Norbulingka Institute and the St. John’s Church. The most famous places for pilgrimage are the temples of Jawalamukhi, Chamunda Devi and Briheshweri Devi. You’ll find temples, shrines and monasteries at Chinmaya Tapovan, Kunal Pathari, Nurpur and Trilokpur.