Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh


Dharamshala is a very popular tourist place in Himachal Pradesh. In this article, it is mentioned about the History and tourist details about Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh. Also, all the information related to How to reach Dharamshala and the Hotels nearby it is also given here. Hope this article will be helpful to You!

Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh


Dharamshala is one of the famous tourist spot in Himachal Pradesh. This beautiful charm place is visited by thousands of people every year. DharamshalaDharamshala literally means the Holy Refuge and this town is located in the valleys of Kangra. This town of Dharamshala was developed by British in the early 19th century. The place of Dharamshala consists of 80 hills.

The home of Dalai Lama of present time is situated in the upper part of the Dhramshala. It is located at the altitude of 4,550 ft above the sea level. The place is a Tourist spot McLeodganj where the 14th Dalai Lama lives. Dharamshala is divided into upper part and lower part. You will find many Tibetans in the upper part of the Dharamshala.

Dharamshala is surrounded by millions of trees of Pine and Deodar. The cold and snowy atmosphere here makes the place active. Come to Dharamshala and experience this beautiful culture of Tibetan and cool breeze of Kangra. So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets today for a tour to Himachal Pradesh and experience the fun in Dharamshala.


History of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh


This famous hill station Dharamshala was developed by British in 1849. At that time this place was an important site for accommodate the regiments. Afterwards in the year 1955, this was made one among the famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. This place was under the rule of Lord Elgin who was the Viceroy of British India. Also, after the death of him, this place continued to flow its flourish growth of beauty and more people started visiting this place. This place became more active when the Dalai Lama came to Dharamshala and increased the present of Buddhism in India. Therefore, this place is also known as the Bhuddhism culture centre of India.


Tourist attractions in Dharamshala


  • Namgyal Monastery near Dharamshala is the place where the 14th Dalai Lama stays. Every year, thousands of people come here to get the blessings of Dalai Lama.
  • Also, you can find many libraries here, where you can find everything about the culture of Buddhism. Also, many museum are also present here.
  • Kotwali Bazaar is a place where you will find many stores from where you can do your shopping. Also, you will find many restaurants and Hotels here.
  • One more attractive thing in Dharamshala is Kangra Art Museum. One can find collections of miniatures, arts, crafts, and rich past, displays artifacts of 5th century.
  • There is also a war memorial for giving a homage to heroes of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Just 11 kms from Dharamshala you will find an ancient temple named Bhagsunath. There are many hot water springs near the Bhagsunath temple.
  • The Dal lake which is 11kms away from the main town of Dharamshala is a perfect spot for picnic and trekking.
  • At the distance of 12 km from Dharamshala you will find an oasis of meditation calm. Here you can find many Meditation centres and institutions.



Adventurous sports in Dharamshala


The perfect time to experience the adventurous tours in Dharamshala is between the months of October to May. At this time, Trekking and rock Climbing in Himachal Pradesh is very popular. The most famous among these is the trek from Dharamshala to Chamba valley which is 4350m of distance.

From Dharamshala to Bhimghasutri is another trek of 5 to 6 days which is of 4580metres of journey. Also, one can also enjoy the small walking treks such as a 2 km long trek to Bhagsung where you can see a temple and a spring. Futher moving to 3 kms you will reach Dharamkot ehich has some picturesque view. Also one can enjoy Paragliding and Hand gliding in Himachal Pradesh. The months of winter season is full of snow climate. During this time people come to Dharamshala to experience Skiing in Himachal Pradesh.


How to reach Dharamshala


By air:
The nearest airport to Dharamshala is at Gaggla which is 13 kms away from the main town of Dharamshala.

By Railway:
Pathankot is 85 km away from Dharamshala. The nearest railway station to Dharamshala is in Pathankot. Regular routine rains are always available to Pathankot station.

By Road:
Dharamshala is well connected to the major cities through roadways. Regular buses from Tourist place Manali are always available for tour to Dharamshala. Private taxis are always ready for the Dharamshala trip.


Hotels in Dharamshala


  • Hotel Anand Palace

  • Hotel Asian Plaza

  • Hotel Dev Cottage

  • Hotel Him Queen

  • Jukaso Palace

  • Karnika Resort

  • Meghavan Holiday Resort

  • Royal Palace Resort

  • Spring Valley Resort

  • Surya Resort


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