Sightseeing & Tours Near Hotel Eagles Nest
Walk to McLeodganj or take the short drive down and visit the Tibetan Government-in-Exile Temple and Museum. Lunch at nearby Chonor House Hotel. Afternoon; If he is in residence, receive Blessings by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa at the Gyuto Karmapa Temple. Take tea at the nearby Tibetan Summer Palace & Gardens of Norbulinka. Visit the cultural centre and shop featuring high-quality, handmade merchandise.
CHAMUNDRA DEVI TEMPLE – 1 hr drive by car
Lunch at the Temple complex, very entertaining; lots of stalls, trinkets and statues
Afternoon: either Animal Park or narrow gauge railway from Billing to Kangra
HOT SPRINGS & MASROOR TEMPLE – 1.5 hrs by car
Picnic at the truly delightful, ancient, monolith Masroor Temple [circa 8th century], renowned for its rock carvings. Afternoon: Take a half-hour walk through beautiful country and jungle by a river to the hot springs in old stone baths and an ancient creeper-covered ruined temple. Follow it by a swim in the river on the return walk.
Marvel at the magnificent panorama as you gently walk down to the local village of Naddi – approx. 1 hr. via Dal Lake. Opt to further your beautiful walk and go to Guna, a tiny rural temple. Lunch at Himgiri Hotel. Then visit the Tibetan Craft Centre to browse and shop.
Walk down from Eagles Nest to Bhagsunag Village – approx. 45 mins. Visit the Water Temple which is en route to McLeodganj. Lunch further down in Dharamsala. Afternoon option: shopping
TARAGARH PALACE HOTEL – 2.5 hrs by car
Head to Kangra Valley and the Shiva Badrinath Temple and complex (one of India’s oldest Hindu temples). Lunch at the Taragargh Palace Hotel which was formerly the old Maharajah residence but is now a hotel with swimming pool and beautiful gardens. Enjoy a sumptuous meal with drinks on the verandah.
Take a moderate hike to 9,500 ft – approx. 4 hrs [including tea-breaks] above the snowline to this alpine meadow with stunning views. Enjoy the picnic lunch we’ve packed and walk back or stay overnight in a resthouse.