Dharamkot

Dharamkot is a small hill station found near the famous region of McLeod Ganj, which is where the Dalai Lama resides. Although many travelers make their way to this part of India, Dharamkot is considered a hidden treasure among the more popular attractions. Take a close look at this village that can charm most travelers into staying longer than expected.

A Village Without Roads

Truthfully, Dharamkot is a unique village with no defined roads within its boundaries. Essentially, you arrive on a single road to the village's perimeter and leave on the same pathway. Within the village, discover stone pathways that meander through the buildings, trees and other landmarks.

Because of the village's layout, it's perfectly designed for visitors who are looking for a mental vacation. Quite often, visitors describe only hearing natural sounds, such as birds and wind during their stay in Dharamkot. Indeed, getting back to nature has a calming effect on nearly every person.

Prioritizing Your Well-Being

One of the most popular ways to spend time in Dharamkot is hiking through the trees. Certainly, you'll find many pathways throughout the village. For example, take a short hike and find a spot to meditate or perform yoga. Referred to as the "hippie village," Dharamkot encourages reflection and self-care.

Remarkably, these pathways may not feel like they're within a village because of the solitude you experience with each step. If you're looking for an official hiking path, the famous Triund trek is only a short trip away.

Dining at the Cafes

This entire region is known for its meditative qualities, but visitors will also notice plenty of cafes. Without a doubt, dining at cafes throughout your stay is just part of the regional culture. For instance, order herbal tea and some hummus during a break. Because this area is home to many Jewish people, the dining options are a fusion of Israeli and Indian influences. Ideally, eat small meals at many cafes to fully taste the area's cuisine.

Traveling to Dharamkot

Most travelers take either a train or bus from a larger city, such as Delhi, to McLeod Ganj. From here, a taxi can take you straight to Dharamkot. As an alternative, you might hike from McLeod Ganj to Dharamkot. However, this hike can be difficult for people traveling with luggage. Consider your fitness level and travel accessories before taking on this hike.

Branching Out to Nearby Attractions

Typically, most attractions near Dharamkot are within walking distance. For instance, Naddi Village is a short hike away where you can explore the Tibetan temple built here. If you're interested in other villages and their unique cultures, consider a trip to Gallu. Located above Dharamkot, this village offers gorgeous views, hot tea and a small temple for your vacation bucket list.

Enjoy the Kangra District with a perfect weekend getaway to Dharamkot. With cool breezes through the trees, this eclectic town might entice you to return each year. In the end, the tasty treats, including Bhagsu Cake, and herbal teas make Dharamkot a comfortable place to vacation.

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Delhi Dharamshala Volvo Tour Package

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Triund Trek & Camping

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