is located at 1650 mtrs( 5400 Ft) above sea level in Himachal
Pradesh , India. Dharamshala is headquarters of Kangra district,
Dharamshala Came in exsistance in year 1849 when it was selected as
a site to accommodate a military regiment that was being raised in
the town , Dharamshala was foremed as a cantonment for troops
stationed at Kangra and it was fully occupied by troops of Garrisson
and there was insufficient space for civil station , Search for a
alternate location was need of time and an ideal location for troops
was found at slopes of Dhauladhar ranges, On that hill one Hindu
Sanctuary or ' Dharamshala" was located , Same name chosen for newly
Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhaualdhar and provides
magnificent views of snow capped mountains, Deodar & Pine forests
and tea garden are add on beauties.
The snow line is very easiliy accessible at Dharamshala, Now
Dharamshal has got international importnace as His holiness Dalai
Lama is residing here and many Tibetan settlements are done here.
Dharamshala is devided in two parts one as lower Dharamshala where
civil area & business area are located and Upper Dharamshala with
places like Mcleodganj & Forsyth Ganj are located.
Tourism in Dharamshala
Dharamshal / Dharamsala has become world famous tourist spot or hill
resort in Himachal Pradesh and India, Dharamshala has awesome views
of snowcapped peaks of Dhauladhar range , Dharamshal has many nearby
towns developed as hill resorts like Mcleodganj, Forsythganj ,
Dharamkot Etc. Triund trek is very famous for trekking lovers &
adventure lovers, Now Dharamshala also has world class cricket
stadium , Dharamshala is very polpular hill station in foreign
How to Reach Dharamshala
By Air: Nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal, Located 15 Kms
By Rail: Pathankot is nearest broadgauge railway station , Located
95 kms from Dharamshala.
By Road: Dharamshala is well connected by road from all parts of
India, Chandigarh is 239 Kms and National capital Delhi is 514 Kms.
from Dharamshala.Another famous hill station Kullu Manali is
situated 210 Kms from Dharamshala.
Sight Seeing Places Around
Mcleodganj: Mcleodganj is residence of His holiness Dalai Lama ,
Dali Lama came here in year 1959 with thousands of refugees at
Mcleodganj and bulit many tibetan settlements like education centre,
rehabilitation centres, Dharamshala became headquarters of Tibetan
Government in exile , It gained international identity as major
Budhdhist centre and prominet persobality started visiting
Bhagsunag Falls: Bhagsunga is located 11 kms from Dharamshala town &
3 Kms from Mcleodganj , Bhagsunag has a ancient temple of lor Shiva
and also has a fresh water spring , water falls, People enjoy
bathing in chilly water of water fall, Tourist can reach Bhagsunag
by motorable road.
St. John's Church : St. Jons' church is located 8 kms from
Dharamshala in between Mcleodganj & Forsythganj forest.
Dharamkot is situated 14 Kms from Dharamshala town and located on a
hillcrest, Dharamkot is a favourite picnic spot & provides beautiful
views of Kangra valley & Dhauldhar range. Dharamkot is approachable
by a easy trek from Bhagsunag, Dharamkot is the area where Gaddi
folks are residing and views are awesome from Dharamkot , Tourist
can find small restaurants and Dhabas for meals & snakcs.
War Memorial: War Memorial is
situated at entry point to Dharamshala and built in memory of brave
fighters for motherland, War memorial is located in between pine
forest, Tourists can enjoy fast food & snacks at nearby cafe.
Triund: Famous trek Trek Triund
is located 17 kms from Dharamshala town , Triund is siatuted at
height of 2827 mtrs ( 9250 ft) above sea level. Snowline is located
only 5 kms from Triund, Triund has extra ordinary beautyful views of
Valley & snowcapped mountains, Triund is a picnic & trekking spot
and it is suggested for tourist to start early in morning for Triund
if going for same day Trek , Guides are availble for Triund Trek.
Kunal Patheri: Kunal Patheri is situated only 3 kms from Kotwali
Bazar of Dharamshala , A temple of local goddess is sitauted here.
Kareri: Kareri Lake is situated
at height of 7100 ft above seal level, Surrounded by green meadows
of Oak & Pine trees.
Dal Lake: Dala Lake ( Himachal)
is siatuted 11 kms from Dharamshala town and sitauted next to
Tibetan chaildren village , Though there is no comparison with Dal
lake of Kashmir as name is similar.