Dharamshala | land of Dalai Lama

Dharamshala is favorite tourist destination, located in the Kangra district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, which is well known as the abode of the Dalai Lama. So are you making plane to visit Dharamshala? Then go through below article to know about Dharamshala tour, sightseeing places, homestay or hotel accommodations etc.  

Tibetan culture is very prominent in the region and tourists come here to experience Tibetan culture without actually going to Tibet. Dharamshala was initially known as Bhagsu. It is located at an altitude of 1455 m above sea level.

Must visit places in Dharamshala and nearby

Tibet Museum near Dalai Lama Temple

Kangra Art Museum โ€“ located at center of Dharamshala

Dharamkot, it is located a few kilometers away from Dharamshala center, a large picnic ground which offers magnificent view of the mountains.

Bhagsu Nag Temple โ€“ a holy temple for lord Shiva.

Bhagsunag Waterfall โ€“ refreshing point with family and loving one.

Q: Is it possible to visit the Dalai Lama?

Ans: A visit to the Dalai Lama is possible only if an advance application is made a few months in advance with valid reasons.

Accommodation in Dharamshala


How to Reach Dharamshala

Nearest airport is Kangra Airport (DHM) in Gaggal near Dharamshala, distance only 12 kms. Direct flights are available from Delhi & Chandigarh, operated by SpiceJet & Alliance Air.

          Nearest rail head is Pathankot Junction (PTK), which is located around 90 kms away from Dharamshala. Pathankot is well connected with rest of the major cities of India.

          Dharamshala is well connected to almost all the major cities of the region by road; Such as - Delhi, Chandigarh and Pathankot and there are also several buses that travel from Dharamshala to all these cities.

Best Season to Visit Dharamshala

Best time to visit the Dharamshala is summer, mid-April to June, as the temperature is quite pleasant in summer. The climate of Dharamshala is generally quite pleasant in summer, but the temperature gradually drops below freezing in winter. Tourists are advised to wear heavy woolen garments when visiting Dharamshala in winter.

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