Mcleod Ganj is located at the distance of 26kms from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. Mcleod Ganj (also spelt McLeodGanj or Mcleodganj) is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” (a short form of Dharamshala used mainly by Tibetans) because of its large population of Tibetans. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in McLeod Ganj.
It has an average elevation of 2,082 metres (6,831 feet). It is situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, “Hanuman Ka Tibba”, at about 5,639 metres (18,500 feet), lies just behind it.
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is located at the distance of 14.2km from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, abbreviated as HPCA Stadium, is a cricket stadium located in the city of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, India. The town of Dharamsala is best known internationally as the home of the Dalai Lama of Tibet.
The stadium is home to Himachal Pradesh cricket team for Ranji Trophy matches and other limited overs matches. The stadium also hosted IPL matches as a home stadium for Kings XI Punjab.
The venue is unique in India in that it is situated at an altitude of 1,457 m (4,780 ft 2 in) above sea level and has the snow-capped Himalayan mountains in the background. Getting to Dharamsala from the nearest airport in Gaggal, around 8 kilometres away through hilly terrain, the harsh winters, during which it rains and snows, are deterrents to organizing regular matches.
HP Vidhan Sabha
HP Vidhan Sabha is located at the distance of 9.7 km from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. The Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश विधानसभा) or the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly is the unicameral legislature of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The present strength of the Vidhan Sabha is 68. The current speaker of the house is Brij Behari Lal Butail.
Norbulingka Institute is located at the distance of 10 kms from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. The institute is named after Norbulingka, the traditional summer residence of the Dalai Lamas, in Lhasa, Tibet. The ground plan is based on the proportions of Avalokitesvara, the thousand-armed god of compassion, with the temple as the head.
Norbulingka is dedicated to handing down tradition and restoring standards by providing training, education and employment for Tibetans. It supports an environment in which Tibetan community and family values can flourish. It reconciles the traditional creatively and respectfully with the modern, and seeks to create an international awareness of Tibetan values and their expression in art and literature. Norbulingka produces high quality, traditionally crafted art objects, as well as clothing and home furnishings. Free guided tours of the institute are available to visitors every day except Sunday.
Indru Nag is located at the distance of 15kms from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. IndruNag Temple is one of the holy shrines in the region, situated in Khaniyara village. The shrine dedicated to Lord of Snakes has a figurine of Snake God along with Lord of Rains. Natives and tourists throng the religious centre in large numbers during the month of June and July to pray for rain.
Triund is located at the distance of 41km from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. Triund is a small hill station in the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Triund Hill Station is a part of Dharamkot. Triund is at the foot of the Dhauladhar ranges and is at a height of 2,828 m.Triund is a large land of green grass and pasture like. One can see the mighty Dhauladhar ranges just above the eyes.
Dal Lake is located at the distance of 24km from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. Dal Lake is a small mid-altitude lake (1,775 m above sea level) near the village of Tota Rani in Kangra district (Himachal Pradesh) in northern India. The name ‘Dal Lake’ is taken from Kashmir’s Dal Lake.
The lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is considered to be a sacred spot as there is small Shiva mandir (shrine) on its bank. There are different kinds of fish that live in this lake. The lake has greenish water.
GopalPur Zoo is located at the distance of 5.9 km from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. Gopalpur Zoo is situated in Gopalpur village, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh in India, en route the Dharmshala – Palampur road. It is surrounded by Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas. The zoo is adorned with maple trees, horse chestnut trees, chil and greenery.
Saurabh Van Vihar
Saurabh Van Vihar is located at the distance of 14.0km from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. Spread in an area of 13 kms, Saurabh Van Vihar is a nature park that is dedicated to brave soldier Saurabh Kalia (martyr in the Kargil War). The park is situated on the bank of snow-fed Neugel Khad in Kwat Village. A perfect place for recreation, Saurabh Van Vihar is at a distance of about 4kms from Palampur. Overlooking the mighty Dhauladhar Range, the beauty of this nature park is enhanced with the different varieties of plants and trees. The park also shelters a sizable population of birds’ species, which further adds to its charm.
Bir-Billingis located at the distance of 46.6 kmfrom chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. Bir Billing is a small village surrounded by big mountains famous for paragliding in himachal Pradesh. It is known for Hang gliding and paragliding both ,which serves as a landing ground for paragliders. Bir-Billing in the Dauladhar mountain range is known as one of the finest aero sports sites in the world .
Masroor Rock Cut Temple
Masroor Rock Cut Temple is located at the distance of 65kms from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. The Masroor Rock Cut Temple or Himalayan Pyramid is a complex of temples located in Masroor (or Masrur) in Kangra Valley, which is 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Kangra city in Kangra district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is now known as ‘Thakurwada’, meaning “Vaishnavite temples”. It is a complex of monolithic rock cut temples, in shikhara (raising tower) style of classical Indian architectural style, dated by art historians to 6–8th centuries.
Pong Dam is located at the distance of 70km from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. The Pong Dam, also known as the Beas Dam, is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Beas River just upstream of Talwara in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. The purpose of the dam is water storage for irrigation and hydroelectric power generation. As the second phase of the Beas Project, construction on the dam began in 1961 and was completed in 1974. At the time of its completion, the Pong Dam was the tallest of its type in India. The lake created by the dam, Maharana Pratap Sagar, became a renowned bird sanctuary.
Andrettais located at the distance of 29.6 km from chamunda on Dharamshala-Palampur Road. Andretta is a village and an artists’ colony in Himachal Pradesh. The artists’ colony was established in the 1920s, when Irish theatre artiste and environmentalist, Norah Richards, shifted here from Lahore. Near Palampur in the Kangra District, with Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas as a backdrop, Andretta over the years has attracted many noted artists, theatre practitioners, painters and more recently potters. Two of the people who became associated with it early on were painters Sobha Singh and B. C. Sanyal
Baijnath Temple is located at the 35kms from chamunda temple.The Baijnath Temple is located in Himachal Pradesh, India, and is over 1,000 years old.It was dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a small township in the Dhauladhar range of western Himalayas, 16 km from Palampur in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh.Baijnath is famous for its 13th-century temple dedicated to Shiva as Vaidyanath, ‘the Lord of physicians’. Originally known as Kiragrama, the village lies on the Pathankot-Mandi highway (National Highway No. 20) almost midway between Kangra and Mandi. The present name Baijnath became popular after the name of the temple. The village is located on the left bank of the river Binwa, a corrupt form of ancient Binduka, a tributary of river Beas.The main attraction of Baijnath is an ancient temple of Shiva. Neighbouring towns are Palampur Kangra and Joginder Nagar in Mandi district. According to the legend, it is believed that during the Treta Yug, Ravana in order to have invincible powers worshiped Lord Shiva in the Kailash.