Dharamshala Overview

"Himachal's cold capital"

Dharamshala Tourism Overview

Located 17 kilometers north-east of Kangra, Dharamshala is a major tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh. In this important city of Kangra valley, a devastating earthquake occurred in 1905, after which it was rebuilt and this place became an important attraction for a beautiful health resort and tourism. This city is divided into two different areas, Upper Dharamsala and Lower Dharamsala. Lower Dharamshala is a business center, while the upper Dharamsala is known for its colonial lifestyle.

There are many churches, temples, museums and monasteries in this area. Many ancient temples like Volcano Temple, Brajeshwari Temple and Chamunda Temple attract a large number of tourists. Other major tourist destinations of Dharamsala include the Kangra Art Museum (art museum), St. John's Church and War Memorial (War Memorial). Apart from this, Kotwali Bazaar is a popular shopping center (shopping center) that attracts many tourists.

Best Time To Visit Dharamshala

Dharamshala in Summer (Mar-Jun)

The summer season starts at the Dharamsala and starts till June. Maximum and minimum temperature of this period is 38 degrees Celsius and 22 degree Celsius, respectively.

Dharamshala in Monsoon (July-Sep)

The monsoon season starts in July at Dharamsala and stays till September. It has very heavy rainfall in July and August, resulting in this time is not suitable for this place visit.

Dharamshala in Winter (Oct-Feb)

The cold winter season starts in Dharamshala. This season lasts until the month of February. During this, the minimum temperature is -4 degrees Celsius. There is a lot of snowfall in the month of January, which is the main reason for the road closure.

How To Reach Dharamshala

1). By Flight

The nearest airport to Dharamsala is Gaggle Airport, which is situated at a distance of 15 kms. Also known as Dharamshala Airport, this airport is connected to all the major cities of the country. New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Airport International Airport connects international tourists to Dharamsala. Taxis are available from this airport, which is worth 350 rupees.

2). By Road

Visitors who travel to Dharamsala through the way can avail of a comfortable bus facility to reach this destination. This place is connected by regular bus service from neighboring towns. Luxury buses are also available for Dharamsala from Delhi, which are worth about 1600 rupees per person.

3). By Train

The nearest railway station of Dharamsala is Kangra Railway Station, which is situated at a distance of 22 Kms. Although only some trains stop here, Pathankot railway station is another option for tourists. This railway station is well connected to all the major cities of the country.

Top Places in Dharamshala

1). Dal Lake, Dharamsala

Dal Lake is 11 kilometers away from Dharamshala and 1775 meters above sea level, Dal Lake is a major tourist destination. Surrounded by a forest of green pine trees, this lake is situated between the McLoidganj and Naddi village. This lake also works as a base camp for the trekkers coming here.

2) Trekking, Dharamshala

Trekking is a popular activity among visitors to Dharamsala. The starting point of trekking is located in the Dhauladhar Range, which is at a height of 4600 meters from the sea level in the Kangra Valley. There are many trekking trails that go through forests and glaciers in the forests of fir, chead and oak, clean water streams. The most familiar trekking route here starts from Dharamshala and leads to Chamba Valley on the Indra pass, which is located at an elevation of 4350 meters above sea level.

3). Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Dharamshala

Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Dharamshala is a major attraction of tourism. This international stadium also serves as the home ground for the local cricket team. Due to its scenic beauty in the background, this stadium is considered as India's most beautiful stadium. This stadium occasionally gives tourists an opportunity to become the witness of Ranji and international cricket matches. From this stadium, the snowy mountain peaks of Dhauladhar ranges can be easily seen.

4). Kangra art museum, Dharamsala

Located on the Mandvi river on the border of Dharamshala-Karnataka, the Mandvi River flows from the Dharamshala-Karnataka border, on which the Dudhsagar waterfall is situated. This waterfall is the fifth and the world's 227th most beautiful waterfall during the monsoon, the form of this waterfall becomes charming, which people come here from far away to see.this watterfall is about 60 Km away from Panji, the capital of Dharamshala.This waterfall is the favorite place for Bollywood artists. Many films have been shot here, some scenes of Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone's Chennai Express were shot here in Bollywood.

5). Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Dharamshala

Church of St. Francis of Assisi, is the oldest church of Diu, which was built in 1593. Saint's real name was Giovanni de Pitro de Berndon, but his father called him Fransisco. He was an Italian Catholic preacher who later became known as Pope Gregory IX on July 16, 1228.

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