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How To Reach

The nearest airport to Dharamshala is the Gaggal Airport which is 13 km away and well connected to various other cities. On arrival, you can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Dharamshala.
Dharamshala is well connected by roads and has bus services from Delhi, Chandigarh, and many others to reach it. On arrival, you can hire a taxi to see the major tourist attractions.
The nearest railway station is Pathankot which connects this hill station with the cities like Delhi and others. On arrival, you can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Dharamshala.

Dharamshala - At a glance

State : Himachal Pradesh
Best Time to Travel : September to March
Language : Hindi, Pahari and English
Religion : Hindu, Buddhism and Jainism
Temperature : Summer : (8o C to 34o C) & Winter (-1o C to 15o C)
Climate : Humid Subtropical
Cuisine : Indian cuisine and different country foods


About Dharamshala

Located among snow peaked mountain ranges, Dharamshala is a magnificent picturesque. You can locate great tea gardens and exotic pine and Deodar forests here. Along with this the snow-covered mountain ranges and striking hill top will add the beauty of the place. Dharamshala is a very beautiful hill station and is internationally acclaimed.

Dharamshala is a very popular tourist destination in India because of the list of hot spots to see.

Places to visit in Dharamshala

Mcleod Ganj is a very popular spiritual destination in Dharamshala. In around mid 19th century a famous Tibitean Leader, Dalai Lama came here along with countless refugees and started with their rehabilitation here. It made the entire environment very lively and all the more holy. Therefore you can find lots of rehab centers and education centers for religious studies.

The St. John’s Church, located at a distance of about 9 kms, is also a must visited destination in Dharamshala. The best part about this church is that it is located in the midst of Deodar Forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. It is built as a dedication to Lord Elgin. He was a viceroy of India and dies in Mandi District.

Then you also have Bhagsunag Fall which is also not more than 12 kms from the main town. It is a well known place for its fresh water falls and old temple. It is easily reachable via roads.

Dharamkot is yet another destination for tourists in Dharamshala. It is very near to the main town. The highlight of this place is it location. It is located at the summit of a hill giving a very beautiful picturesque of the Kangra Valley.

Kangra Valley, considered as the most amazing valley in the entire Himachal Pradesh is also very easily reachable through Dharamshala. You can locate the orchards and pine forest along with gardens of green tea from the valley.

In addition to this you also have many other locations to make a visit to. War Memorial, Triund, Kunal Pathari, Kareri, Dal Lake and Naddi are few destinations which are easily reachable form Dharamshala.

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