Attractions in Himachal Pradesh
Pong Dam, about 80km away, offers a spectacular view of the mighty Dhauladar Range. The reservoir formed at the dam is about 84 square kms & a mecca for migratory birds. More than 220 bird species belonging to 54 families have been identified so far. Pong dam also offers a number of water sports such as parasailing and jet skiing

Dalhousie, at about 6400ft, is a hill station setup by the British East India Company in 1854 as a retreat for its troops and bureaucrats. It still maintains an ambience of that period with its well maintained churches and numerous old bungalows. Dalhousie is about 210km from Hoshiarpur.

Just 20km from Dalhousie is the "Switzerland of India", Khajjiar. A stunning grassy valley with a spring in the middle that is set amongst tall deodars. Khajjiar is certainly worth visiting, should your journey take you towards the beautiful mountains of Himachal.

Dharamsala, 86 km from Hoshiarpur is the capital of the Tibetan Government in Exile. The headquarters are located about 10km uphill of the main city in McLeod Ganj, or Little Lhasa. Known for its significant Tibetan community, McLeod Ganj is the current home of the 14th Dalai Lama.

There is much to do in McLeod Ganj, particularly for those interested in enjoying a calming getaway in serene location surrounded spiritual people. One may go to any number of monasteries to meditate, or join short courses a wide range of subjects from reiki to Indian and Tibetan cooking to Thai massage to a variety of yoga styles. For those into the outdoors, McLeod Ganj offers a number of beautiful hikes to locations such as Triund, Kareri and Bhagsu Falls.