The Tsuglagkhang Temple is the most renowned Buddhist monument in McLeodganj. There are three magnificent images of Buddha, including a gilded statue of Shakyamuni, statues of Valokitesvara and Padamasambhava. Around the temple hill there is a long meditation trail - LingKhor - with small shrines, stupas, and a massive chortle. The shrines near the chortle are always covered in thousands of prayer flags placed by devotees. The temple is located a short walk down the hill from the main square at the center of town.
The Dalai Lama Temple in Dharamshala is a beautiful and peaceful place located in Upper Dharamshala, just a short walk away from the Mcleod Ganj Bus Stand. Decorated with the colourful prayer flags, it’s perfect for long serene walks, or early morning meditation with chanting monks.
Masroor Temple in Kangra is believed to have been built by the Pandava brothers, of the Hindu epic the Mahabharata. It is a group of 15 monolithic rock-cut temples. The temple is located on a hill, and has a pond within its grounds. A view of the snow-clad Dhauladhar is seen from the temple during the winter season. The main shrine consists of the idols of Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita. The temple also has carvings of Buddha. Masrooris about 50 km from McLeodgunj. Driving will take about one-and- a-half hour.
Beside Tsug la Khang a small but interesting Tibet Museum, telling the history of Tibet and its people. Tibet museum has the credit of being the first modern Museum in Dharamshala which definitely tourists want to visit and Hotel The Quartz is a deluxe hotel In dharamshala Near Karmapa Monastery. Museum is settled in a huge plinth area with separate places for meeting, exhibitions and displays. The Museum is a real example of original Tibetan architectural style blended with modern style of constructions. The visitors in the museum are amazed with the cultural and artistic excellence of Tibetan people.
HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala was opened in 2003 having capacity of about 25,000 seats. Hotel The Quartz is located very near by Dharamshala cricket stadium/ ground. The venue holds Ranji Trophy and IPL matches. HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala was opened in 2003. By virtue of its natural backdrop, it is one of the most attractive cricket stadiums in India. In addition to Ranji matches, some international matches are also planned to be held here.
The Norbulingka Institute is located about 300 m from McLeodgunj so very easily accessible from hotel in Mcleodgunj. Developed by the Dalai Lama as a center for the continuation and training of traditional Tibetan arts and crafts, the ground alone are testament to Tibetan architectural and artistic skill. A number of buildings, all ornately decorated, cover several acres complete with a koi pond, bridges and gardens.
Triund is a 9,000-foot ridge behind the Dhauladhar range, and is the goal of a popular nine-kilometer trek for a day or overnight stay. Food is available at tea shops on the way and at the top. But it is always safer to carry one's own food and drink, just in case you reach there to find the tea shops closed. There is a Forest Rest House atop the ridge, which can be booked through Himachal Tourist Office in Kotwali Bazaar.
The Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Tibet and specializes in the study of Tantric meditation, Tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. The main disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Jetsun Kunga Dhondup. Hotel The Quartz is one of the best hotels to stay near Gyuto monastery Dharamshala.
“Wonderful location, excellent views of the mountains from the guest rooms. By Indian standards over priced. But for westerners wanting to stay close to the Tibetan Monastery and ideal location. The room I had was clean and had all mod cons, wireless internet and TV. The restaurant service was dreadful but the food when it arrived was simple and very reasonable.”Himalayan Bothers Guest House
“I liked my stay at the Quartz Hotel a lot. The owners were always happy to help with any issue. The breakfast was good and the view was magnificent. I would say all in all it was a priceworthy stay and recommendable for anyone who wants to spend a week or two in comfort!”Great Familial Hotel, Melbourne
“Spacious rooms, very friendly reception staff. the location of this guesthouse is on the way to Mcleodganj sight seeing. Local market is very close and hotel is at a decent location away from city noise of both Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. Their valley facing rooms provide excellent view and fresh air in evening and early morning. Food is decent quality though. Rooms are very spacious.”Pleasant Stay, Melbourne