Located: In district Kangra, in the the heart of Dhauladhar range
Main Tourist Attractions: Mcleod Ganj, Bhagsunag Fall, St. John's Church, Dharamkot, War Memorial, Kunal Pathari. Numerous ancient temples like Jwalamukhi, Brijeshwari and Chamunda.
Best Buys: Tibetan handicrafts, carpetsTibetan handicrafts, Carpets
Best Time To Visit: March to June & Sept. to Nov.
Dharamsala is an important township of Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh in the northern part of India.this is home to a large Tibetan Community who have made Dharamshala their home. Dharamshala stands at the foot of snow wrapped lofty Dhauladhar ranges and offers a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday.
Set amidst the pine groves is a war memorial, built on the entry point of the to Dharamsala to commemorate the post independence war heroes of Himachal Pradesh.
Situated 11-kms away from the town, this lake is easily approachable by road and makes Tatwani & Machhrial: There are hot springs situated at Tatwani, 25-km from Dharamsala but on the way, at Machhrial, is a waterfall twice as big as the one near the Bhagsunath temple .
The Shrine of Bhagsunath
Just 11-km from the town center of Dharamsala is the ancient temple of Bhagsunath
Kunal PathriThese are the rock temples from which the place derives its name. Kunal pathri is a 3 kms flat walk from Kotwali Bazaar.
Just 11-km away from Dharamsala, located on the crest of a hill lie thChamunda Devi Templeis attractive picnic spot, which presents a panoramic view of the Kangra valley and Dauladhar ranges. Mc Leodganj: Originally home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe, McLeodganj is today the residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. Life size images of Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloketeshwara.
On the way from Pathankot, 41-km from Dharamsala are the unique cave temples with a stalactite and stalagmites dedicated to Lord Shiva.
This place is famous for the wall paintings and the temples.
Dedicated to the "Goddess of Light", the temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in northern India. The famous temple of Jwalamukhi is 30-km. from Kangra and 56-km from Dharamshala.
Not so far from the town is the famous temple with the majestic Dhaulandhars as a backdrop. It is an enchanting spot with glorious views of the mountains, the Baner Khud, Pathiar and Lahala forests.
Named after Nurjehan the consort of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir, it has an ancient fort and an exquisitely carved Krishna temple. Nurpur is also famous for its fine Pashmina shawls and textiles.
Excursion , Chandigarh , Delhi , Nangal , Jalandhar , Hoshiarpur Jwalamukhi , Kullu , Chamba , Shimla
Climate of Dalhousie
Summer: Max.36 C Min.21 C
Winter: Max. 14 C Min. 0 C
Air: Dharamsala can be approached by air from Delhi and the nearest Airport is at Gaggal, Just 13-km away from the town
Train : Pathankot is 85-km and is the nearest railhead for Dharamsala.Three-hour journey to Dharamsala.
Road: From Manali too bus services are available to this place. One can drive from Delhi via Chandigarh, Kiratpur, Bilaspur and it's an 8-hours journey. Chamba 192 Km, Kangra 17 Km, Manali 260 Km, Shimla 265 Km, Delhi 526 Km, Chandigarh 239 Km, Kulu 214 Km, Dalhousie 126 Km.