Famous For: Dalai Lama’s Residence, Dal Lake, Bhagsunag Falls, St. John’s Church, Kunal Pathari Cave Temple, Kaberi Sarovar, Kali and Durga Temple, War Memorial (Martyrs Memorial) etc.
Ideal Visit Time: Summer is the best time to visit Dharamshala. It gets very cold here in winter.
The famous city Dharamsala is located in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The city is well known as the residence of the Dalai Lama. Many people also call this place Dharamshala. The Tibetan culture is very evident in this place and the tourists who are thirsty for beauty get a chance to get acquainted with the Tibetan culture by visiting here without actually going to Tibet. The city was initially well known as Bhagsu. The picturesque city stands at an altitude of 1458 meters above sea level.
The most fascinating sight in the city is the white snow on the hills. Don’t believe it if you don’t see it with your own eyes, what a beautiful piece of ice covered by the high thousand-year-old mountains rising straight above sea level. Numerous snow-capped mountains like McLeodganj, Basunag, Nadi, and Dhaladhar have become the center of special attraction for tourists day and night.
The settlement of the famous city Dharamsala is very well planned. Every house, school, college, office, bus stop, and even walkway within a certain distance here carries the identity of elite taste and culture.
Major Attraction Of Dharamashala
How to Reach:
By Train: The nearest rail link to Dharamsala is Mangalore. It is about 74 km away from Dharamshala. This well-known railway station is directly connected to all the major cities of India.
By Bus: If you want you can easily go to Dharamsala, a town 90 km away from Pathankot, by bus, your time will be about 2 hours. Dharamsala can also be reached from Dalhousie. The distance is about 128 kilometers. In that case, you do not have to go to Pathankot. You can also easily reach Dharamsala by bus from Delhi or Chandigarh.
By air: The nearest airport to Dharamsala is only 13 km away. This airport is popularly known as Gaggal Airport, Kangra Airport, or Dharamsala-Kangra Airport. It connects Delhi with Air India and SpiceJet.