Kareri Lake, which is a tiny basin located about 9 kilometres northwest of Dharamshala town, tends to escape most visitor's radar. Surrounded by coverlets of cedar and oak forest, Kareri Lake is watered by the melted snow from Dhauladhar range and glaciers. The water in the basin is such crystal clear that one can see the lake bed. Majestic mountains, clear blue skies, lush green surroundings and the shimmering waters add to the lure of this popular tourist destination.
Tatwani Hot Spring
Tatwani is situated at a distance of about 35kms from Dharamshala and is one of the major attractions for tourists in this area. The place is also known for Shiva Temple and a shallow river that flows at a short distance. The water of the hot spring is believed to have natural healing properties. The water can cure many ailments like muscle ache, poor blood circulation, and even arthritis.
One of the oldest known pilgrimage destinations of Northern India, Jwala Ji Temple is around 32km South-West of Kangra and esteemed by the devoted Hindus of the country. There are several other temples dedicated to Goddess Jwala Ji, among which the one in Kangra district is believed to be the most auspicious. The temple is located in Jwalamukhi Town of Kangra. The main attraction of Jwala Ji Temple is the eternal flames representing the image of deity, Jwala Ji.
One of the most prominent attractions of Kangra district, Kangra Fort is located at the outskirts of Kangra town and around 22 km from Dharamshala. The fort is spread over an area of around 4 km and is guarded by high walls and ramparts. Kangra fort is located atop a hill on the base of which the river Banganga and Patal Ganga embrace each other. There are plenty of doors in this fort which are made by the rulers of several dynasties.
Bir Billing (Paragliding)
This is one of the most beautiful jeep able routes in the Kangra valley situated at a height of about 9500 ft from the MSL. 35Kms from Palampur is Bir Town known for the Buddhist monasteries and 14 kms from here is the famous aero sport site of Billing. Upto Bir town you can travel by any vehicle. The 14 km distance from bir to billing is actually a rock road, whose rock cutting was done way back in 1962. This place is the originating point for hang and para gliders. You can fly upto chamba from here. The ariel view of the chamba and kangra valleys are really breathtaking.
Rockcut Temple, Masrur
Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a popular archaeological site in India is around 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota-Surian Link Road. A major part of the famous rock cut temples are in ruins yet one can study the relics clearly. According to different studies conducted by the experts the temple complex was built in between 8th-9th century AD. A group of 15 monolithic rock cut temples designed in Indo-Aryan style. The main shrines contain the stone idols of Rama-Laxman and Sita. It is claimed that all 15 temples are carved out of a single rock.