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Dharamshala, situated at a span of 27 km from north-east of Kangra, is a famous hill station of Himachal Pradesh. The city is situated at a distance of around 251 km from Chandigarh, 243 km from Manali and 496 km from New Delhi. The place is deliberate to be the gateway to the Kangra Valley. The picturesque beauty of the place is embellished by the snow-covered Dhauladhar mountain ranges in the background.

Dharamshala divides into two aloof parts – Lower Dharamsala and Upper Dharamshala. Lower Dharamsala is a busy civic and commercial centers while Upper Dharamshala, referred to more generally as McLeod Ganj, is the seat of Tibetan otherworldly pioneer, the Dalai Lama. Dalai Lama’s dwelling and the main center of Central Tibetan Administration are situated here.

Attractions: Namgyalma Stupa, Gyuto Karmapa Temple / Gyuto Monastery, Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple, Norbulingka Institute / Norbulingka Monastery, Triund Hill – Near Mcleodganj, Bhagsunag Waterfall / Bhagsu Falls – Near Mcleodganj, Bhagsunath Temple – Near Mcleodganj, Tsuglagkhang / Dalai Lama Temple Complex – Near Mcleodganj, Tsechokling Gompa – Near Mcleodganj, St. John Church – Near Mcleodganj, etc…

Nearby places: Dalhousie, Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Mcleodganj, Kasauli.

Best Time to visit: April to June & September to November.

Peak Season: April to May & September to October.

How to Reach

  • By Air: Nearest airport is Gaggal Airport which is 16 km away from Dharamshala. Closest International airport for foreign travelers is New Delhi airport to visit Dharamshala.
  • By Rail: Kangra railway station is the closest railway station to Dharamshala but it only serves few trains services. Pathankot is nearest major railway station it’s well connected with other major cities of India.  
  • By Road: Dharamshala is well connected via road. Tourist can reach easily reach here via road by many buses and cars or taxis available from cities like Delhi, Pathankot, Chandigarh, etc...

Popular Restaurants: Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen, Morgan’s Place, Common Ground Cafe, Illiterati,  Lung Ta, Trek and Dine, Peace Cafe, Shiva Cafe, Snow Lion Restaurant, Nick’s Italian Kitchen, Tibet Kitchen etc… Read more

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