Kangra, in the the heart of Dhauladhar range.
Tourist Attractions :
Mcleod Ganj, Bhagsunag Fall, St.
John's Church, Dharamkot, War Memorial, Kunal Pathari. Numerous ancient
temples like Jwalamukhi, Brijeshwari and Chamunda lie on the plains below
Best Buys :
Tibetan handicrafts, carpets.
Best Hangouts :
Mcleod Ganj, Triund, Kareri, Dal Lake.
Best Activities :
Nearby Tourist Destinations :
Chandigarh, Delhi, Nangal,
Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Mandi, Jwalamukhi, Kullu, Manali, Chamba and Shimla.
When to Visit :
Any time of the year.
Dharamshala stands at the foot of snow wrapped lofty Dhauladhar ranges and
offers a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests,
gardens and beautiful hills. Dharamshala with a number of Tibetan
settlements and the residence of the spiritual and temporal leader of the
Tibetan people, the Noble Laureate His Holiness the Dalai Lama, now really
has become a place of international significance.
Dharamsala is an important township of Kangra district in the state of
Himachal Pradesh in the northern part of India. Numerous streams, cool
healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has
everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful.
Today, Dharamshala in the north Indian State of Himachal Pradesh is home to
a large Tibetan Community who have made Dharamshala their home.
Major Tourist Attractions in Dharamshala
The arrival of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, along with
thousands of refugees to Dharamshala in 1959 made this place more lively. A
number of Tibetan settlements with religious education and other
rehabilitation centres have emerged all over Mcleodganj. Today, Mcleodganj
is a major Buddhist centre of pilgrimage and learning.
The fall is about 11 km. from Dharamshala town, known for its old temple, a
fresh water spring, water falls and slate quarries. This spot can be easily
accessed by road. The Bhagsunag fall is one of the major attractions of
St. John's Church
At a distance of 8 km. from Dharamshala, the church lies amidst the deodar
forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. The church houses a monument
dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India, who died at Chauntra
( Mandi district ) and was buried here in 1863 A.D.
About 14 km. from Dharamshala, Dharamkot is situated on the crest of a
hill. This favourite picnic spot offers a panoramic view of the Kangra
valley and the snow clad Dhauladhar ranges. One can easily reach Dharamkot
by a simple trek from Bhagsu. En route there are several small restaurant
type of shops offering quick relaxation and beverages.
War Memorial is situated in Dharamshala town, near the entry point to
Dharamshala commemorates. This was built in the memory of those who fought
valiantly for the honour and defence of the mother land. The place is
ideally located amid the pine forest. There is also a cafe just close to War
Memorial serving fast food and beverages.
3 km from Dharamshala is Kotwali Bazar, a level walk from where leads upto
the rock temple of the local goddess. This is an amazing place to visit in
Nearest airport is Gaggal airport located 15 km. from
Dharamshala. Other airports having regular service are : Jammu 200 km.,
Amritsar 210 km. and Chandigarh 260 km.
Nearest broad gauge railhead is Pathankot 95 km. A narrow
gauge railway line between Pathankot and Jogindernagar passes through
Kangra, 17 km. from Dharamshala.
Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads.
The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering the
whole state. There is huge network of HRTC to cater the needs of the people.
There are numerous place at Dharamshala providing world class facilities
and services to make the stay of the tourists comfortable. Providing
panoramic views of the surroundings, Dharamshala hotels offer best
facilities within the premises. The hotels in Dharamshala are available in
all categories from deluxe hotels to economy hotels. Pick the one which most
suites your need and make your India tour most memorable.