Lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar Ranges, Dharamshala is one of those
destinations that make Himachal Pradesh a must-see for holidaymakers. Its
picturesque location in the Kangra Valley makes its simply irresistible for
visitors. Dharamsala is well known for it scenic beauty, calmness, and
serenity. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy
air, attractive surroundings and the near by slowline make Dharamshala a
perfect and ultimate holiday station. This magnificent place offers many
temples, churches, monasteries, museums and ancient towms to view and
admire. It is also a home to a large Tibetan community.
Quick Facts Location : In Kangra District, Dhauladhar Range State : Himachal Pradesh Area : 5739 sq km. Trip Highlights : Dal Lake Ideal time to visit : March-June & September- December Languages : Hindi, Punjabi, English and Punjabi STD Code : 1892 Climate : Summer (Max - 38ºC) & Winter (Max - 14.5ºC) Best time to visit : March-June & September- December
Dharamsala Air/Rail/Road Links
The nearest airport is Gaggal which is located 12kms
Railway Station :
The convenient railhead is Pathankot which is located
at a distance of 90 kms.
Bus Station :
Regular bus service is available from Delhi (520km)
and Chandigarh (252km) from Dharamshala.
Visit In Dharamsala Kangra Art Museum
is located south of Lower Dharamsala tourist office. It houses miniature
paintings from the Kangra School of Art. It also exhibits sculptures,
pottery and dresses used by local people of Kangra.
Built near the entry point of Dharamshala, this is a beautiful place to be
visited in the afternoon. War meomorial was built to commemorate the post
independence war heroes of Himachal. Prayers are offered here.
3 kms away from the Kotwali Bazaar, can lead you the rock temple of the
local Goddess. It is made out of rocks and beautifully carved in serene
surroundings. This temple is a must watch in Dharamsala.
Located 11 kms from Dharamsala, the lake is surrounded by pine trees. It is
a fascinating picnic spot and loved by all nature lovers. It is considered
to be the starting point of excursions and trekking.
Centres in Dharamsala
In Lower Dharamsala, Kotwali Bazaar domineers the shopping, where Kashmiri
carpets, rugs and Tibetan carpets, jewellery are sold. Mc Leodganj offers
Tibetan handicrafts, silver jewellery, beads, woollen shawls antique coins
and hand made paper. You can go to these markets too for shopping-:
Famous Hotels in Dharamsala
Dharamsala offers you some of the finest hotels that will leave you
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Dharamsala gives you a golden opportunity of watching the sites around it.
The splendorous excursions around Dharamsala will make you astonished as
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