Dharamkot is a sparkling village, just three kilometers north of its bustling neighbor, is like a breath of fresh air. The towering pines and rhododendrons will leave you feeling blissed out in no time, and the festival-fair every year adds an extra sprinkle of excitement.
What really sets Dharamkot apart, though, are the stunning views of the Dhauladhar range. And if you’re in the mood for a spiritual retreat, you’re in luck—there are several dedicated centers just a step away.
But the best part about Dharamkot? It’s the perfect place to escape the crowds of McLeod Ganj. Trek to the nearby villages of Naddi and Triund, and enjoy the offerings of bountiful nature without all the noise and commotion. And as you make your way to Dharamkot, you’ll notice the crowds dwindling and the peace increasing—at throwaway prices, no less!
If you’re a hiker looking for solitude, renting a room in Dharamkot and traveling back and forth to McLeod Ganj is a popular option. And if you’re in the mood for a drink or two, just grab your own stock of alcohol from a kilometer away and chill in one of the village’s cafes.
But if you’re looking for a unique experience, don’t miss Dharamkot Studio! This small rustic space, located about 2km from McLeod Ganj, is a hidden gem where you can take pottery lessons. Using just your hands and a wheel, you’ll get the hang of this ancient art form in no time. And if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try your hand at black pottery—the studio is known for reviving this forgotten technique, and trained instructors will guide you every step of the way. So come on over to Dharamkot, and let yourself be charmed by this little slice of heaven in the mountains!