Two tourist hotspots Dharamshala and McLeod, situated in Himachal Pradesh are connected with a ropeway. The state Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has inaugurated this mountain destination recently. The distance of ropeway is measured 1.8 km long. And it is the best example that voids road traffic in these places.
Mountain Destination : This ropeway can carry 100 people in 1 hour in 1 direction
The ropeway has the capacity to transport hundred people in 1 hour only in one direction. It is also known as Dharamshala skyway. It covers distance in just 5 minutes. It has ten towers and two stations, that had built with a huge budget of Rs 207 crore. The top station of the ropeway is in front of the Dalai Lama Temple located in McLeod Ganj.
With the help of monocable detachable gondola technology, the ropeway has been built, and the price is fixed at Rs 300 per person for a one-way trip and for a round trip, it costs Rs 500 per person.
What can we explore at these destinations? First, have a look about Dharamshala
i) Gyuto Monastery
This place is known for Tantric meditation, Buddhist philosophy and Tantric ritual arts. It is a tranquil destination, if you want to experience and effects of absolute quiet on your mind and soul. If you are someone who has been trying to meditate, there’s no better place to give you a great experience.
ii) Tea Garden
There are verdant green tea plants where Kangra’s renowned tea comes from. The Dharamshala tea gardens are a natural scenic site which boast of acres of swaying. Enjoy the tea and fly in the beautiful nature here.
iii) Kangra Fort
It is one of the oldest ones in India, those holds the key to the region’s history. The fort is perched atop a mountain, commanding magnanimous views which will take you back in time. At the entrance, an audio guide will take you through the place, but you have to sign up for it.
About McLeod Ganj
i) Dal Lake
McLeod Ganj, has a Dal Lake which is guarded by a Shiva temple which is of great religious importance to the locals. The quiet, albeit small lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is a sight worth witnessing.
ii)Dalai Lama Temple
It is also known as the Tsuglakhang Temple. It is the major attraction and important pilgrim spot for Buddhists as the Dalai Lama visits the temple twice or thrice every year to preach there. This is also a place of meditation, you can also purchase ritual items in shops nearby and also different kinds of books.