Dharamshala Tourism Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala is a popular tourist destination which is situated in Kangra valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The incredible beauty and peaceful environment of Dharamshala attract thousands of the tourists from all around the world. The beautiful destination is situated at an elevation of 1,475 mts above the sea level. Dharamshala is surrounding by the thick forest of Deodar cedar trees, snow –capped Himalayan peaks, colorful culture and old religious monasteries etc. It is the home of Great Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. Due to its Tibetan refugees and presence of Dalai Lama has made this town memorable for both Indians and Foreigners. Dharamshala is an ideal place for Meditation and Learning about Tibetan and Buddhism culture. The Buddhist nuns, monks and Several Tibetan Monasteries added the charm of the place.
The destination Dharamshala divided into two parts and the lower part is known as Mcleodganj. Both of the regions have scenic beauty, churches, monasteries, Bungalows, landscape and mighty Dhauladhar mountains etc. Your trip is incomplete, if you miss Mcleodganj. It is a small beautiful village provides magnificent views of Dhauladhar range. This beautiful destination is well blessed by the Mother Nature and Buddhist culture.
St. John Church is a most popular church of Himachal Pradesh which is built in 1852. It is situated on the way to Mcleodganj. Cricket Stadium is situated in the range of Dharamshala. It is one of the highest sport ground in the world. War Memorial is situated in the pine forest. Tea Garden is popular here and it is a smallest tea region of India. Jawalamukhi Devi Temple is an ancient temple of Goddess Durga. It is believed that a small blue flame is burn here. Triund is a beautiful 9 km trek from Mcleodganj. Bhagsu Fall is surrounding by the majestic lush greenery. Namgyal Monastery is the home of Dalai Lama. Bhagus nath Temple, Tibet Museum, Kangra Art Museum, Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, Masroor Rock cut Temple etc are the other major attraction of the place.
The Destination is well connected to the Gaggal Airport in Kangra valley and Kangra Mandir Railway Station is the nearest Railway station. Throughout the year you can visit here. Winters are very cold here due to heavy snowfall. Summer is pleasant here with maximum Temperature around 25 degree. Summer starts here in between April to till June with Pleasant weather. Lots of Accommodation like Luxury to Budget is available here for comfort stay and variety of foods are easily available at Dharamshala. Dharamshal is on e of the best tourists destinations of Himachal Pradesh.


Best time to visit Dharamshala:

Summer: Summer is the best time for sightseeing due to its pleasant weather throughout year. Summer season is fall in between April to June with the temperature of 20 to 35 degree.
Winter: October to March is the winter season here and it is the best time for enjoying the nature beauty and snowfall. December to till February you will enjoy with snow here.
Monsoon: The Monsoon is began July to continue till September. During the monsoon the temperature is 18 to 22 degree and the rain shut down the trekking routes.


Places to visit in Dharamshala:

Dharamshala Cricket Stadium: Dharamshala has a world highest Cricket Stadium which operate under the Himachal Pradesh cricket Association. It is located at an elevation of 1457 mts above the sea level, the amazing surrounding views and cool winds adds the charm of the place.

St. John Church: St. John Church is one of the most important visiting places in Himachal Pradesh which is built in 1852. This church is one of the oldest churches in Dharamshala surrounding by the dense wooded forest.

Dal Lake: Dal Lake is lies around 11 km from lower Dharamshala and surrounding by hills and deodar forest. The lake is starting point for trekking and excursion.

Triund: Triund is a beautiful trek situated 9 km from Mcleodganj. It is situated at a great height and offered the amazing views of moon Peak Indera Pass.

Tsuglagkhang: Tsuglagkhang is the place where Dalai Lama resides and the complex has a monastery, temples, stupas and book store are increase the beauty of place.

Bhagsu Falls: Bhagsu Fall is situated at a distance of 2 km from Mcleodganj which is surrounding by the lush greenery.

Namgyal Monastery: Namgyal Monastery is situated in Tsuglagkhang complex and also residence of Dalai Lama.

Bhagsu Nath Temple: Bhagsu Nath Temple is located at an elevation of 1770 mts above the sea level which is surrounding by the beautiful pools and lush greenery. This temple is attracted lots of devotees and tourists.

Kangra Art Museum: Kangra Art Museum is offered the most brilliant architecture artwork and their rich History. The museum is situated near the bus station of Dharamshala.

Aghanjar Mahadev Temple: This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and believed that this temple was built about 500 years ago.

Tea Garden: Dharamshala has beautiful tea Garden across the Kangra Valley. The destination is known for its good quality of Tea and Tea Productions.

War Memorial: War Memorial is built in the memory of war heroes who fought bravely for their mother land. This War Memorial is located in between lush green pine forest which makes it peaceful location.


Excursions near Dharamshala:

Jwalamukhi Temple: Jawalamukhi Temple is one of the most religious Temples of Dharamshala which is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Inside the temple complex has no idol only in the form of Flames which is come out from Rock, is worshiped.

Masroor Rock Cut Temple: This beautiful temple is situated 32 km from Kangra and it is an archaeological site. This beautiful temple is a great combination of 15 rock cut temples which is designed in the Indo –Aryan Style.

Kangra fort: Kangra foprt is one of the oldest fort of India and largest fort of Himalayan which was built by the royal families in around 4th century. The wonderful architecture styles attract tourists which is situated about 20 km from Dharamshala.

How to Reach Dharamshala:

By Air: The nearest Airport is Gaggal situated in Kangra valley around 15 km from Dharamshala. Taxies and Buses are easily available to reach Dharamshala outside the Airport.
By Train: Kangra Mandir Railway station is the nearest Railway Station which is situated at a distance of 22 km from Dharamshala. Pathankot Railway junction is the other Railhead situated 85 km from them.
By Road: Dharamshala is well connected to the major cities and states. The Private buses are easily available from Delhi which is 520 km away.

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