Located: In district Kangra, in the the heart of Dhauladhar range
Main Tourist Attractions: Kovalam Beach, Catamaran Cruises, Alappuzha
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.
Thirty years ago, Kovalam was a hippy idyll: a picture perfect tropical beach; a traditional fishing village providing fresh fish, fruits and toddy (coconut beer). Today this tiny beach is the focus of a multi-million dollar business, drawing thousands of tourists for a week dose of ozone, UV and a refreshing Indian Experience. Today Kovalam beach is known as the "Paradise of the South". "Kovalam" means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.
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 charmingly unkept coastal town of Alappuzha, formerly called Alleppey, lies close by. With its labyrinth of canals, bridges, silver beaches, and cheerful people it makes for a memorable holiday. Alappuzha is a never-ending panorama of lush green paddy fields, towering coconut trees, and long canals that offers enjoyable boat cruises to Kollam along the scenic Vembanad Lake.
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.