Dharamshala, after Shimla is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh and is located in Kangra district. It is locally called as Bhagsu. Dhasa, as it is coloquially called (as a compound of ‘Dharamshala’ and ‘Lhasa’) is His Holiness The Dalai Lama's residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile). A true ‘global village’.perched on a spur of the Dhauladhar range in the foothills of the Himalayas, this bustling town of 35,000 people is a bridge between worlds. This hillock is a great place for Documentary Filmmaking and Adventure and Lifestyle Photography
Dharamshala is ensconced by dense coniferous forests of Deodar and Cedar trees.The town is is a popular tourist destination,both for Indians and foreign tourists. Celebrities and common folk all throng this hill city for its picturesque surroundings and to seek blessings of His Holiness.
RECOMMENDED PLACES FOR FILM PRODUCTION IN DHARAMSHALA
McLeod Ganj: Sir Donald Friell McLeod the Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab developed this hillock The place is the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama in Exile. It is very common to spot celebrities who come to visit His Holiness and seek his blessings. Tibetan culture, handicrafts and temples abound the place. The Hanuman Tibba at 5,639 meters,the highest peak of the region is visible here. The place has been on the forefront of Documentary Filmmakers and Commercial Filmmakers.
Masseur: Various rock-cut temples dating back to the 8th century AD can be found here. Detailed etchings and rock carvings in and around the temples resemble the Ellora caves in Maharashtra The temples depict various images of the Hindu deities like Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshamana from the oldest Hindu epic, Ramayana forming a beautiful backdrop for Fashion Photographers to shoot their next campaign.
Kangra Museum: Articles and artifacts that are part of the Tibetan Buddhists and Kangra Valley culture. are displayed in this museum. Some of the Manuscripts, handicrafts, pottery here are from the 5th century .The museum also houses a library making the place ideal for Explainer Videos and Television Commercials.
Kangra Fort: The fort was the Residence of one of the oldest existing dynasties in the World, the Katoch rulers.They are part of the Trigata rulers that is recorded in Ramayana and Mahabharatha and also in Alexander the Great’s war records. The fort edifice has detailed halls and several watchtowers and a few ancient temples some that are a relic from the 9th century AD. Many Documentary Films have been made here and the fort has been witness to many T.V Commercials
Dal Lake: The Lake resembles the lake at Srinagar and is hence named after the it. Spread over a kilometre and a popular picnic spot amongst the locals and tourists alike, it is surrounded by lush and verdant deodar and juniper forests. The Kali temple on the banks of the lake has influx of pilgrimage during its annual fair. The lake can be a great location for Underwater Photography.
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