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Dharmshala Travel Guide

Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station situated in the snowcapped mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Located in the foothills of Dhauladar ranges, Dharamshala is divided into lower Dharamshala and upper Dharamshala according to the altitude. The lower Dharamshala constitutes the main city with a bustling commercial centre whereas the upper Dharamshala has a township constructed in the British colonial style, inspired by the township of McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj.

The forests of Dharamshala are etched with pine and oak trees which make this place is a paradise for nature lovers. Apart from this, Dharamshala is also the temporary abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This town is the cultural and traditional hub of Himachal Pradesh because of its famous handicrafts, handmade carpets and garments.

Travelers can indulge themselves in adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering and camping during their visit. Rich cultural diversity and natural beauty of this place attracts a lot of tourists to Dharamshala. Being a hill station, Dharamshala provides a quaint and tranquil atmosphere. The best time to visit Dharamshala is from the month of September to March.

How to Reach Dharmsala

The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport, located about 13 km away.

Dharamshala is connected to Delhi and other parts of North India via a network of both state operated buses and private tour operators. Most buses stop at the main bus terminal of Lower Dharamshala.

The nearest major railway station to Dharamshala is at Pathankot, located at a distance of 85 km away. You can take a taxi or avail bus services from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala.

The must see tourist attractions in Dharamshala include

Triund Hill, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsu Waterfall, Dal Lake, Tibetan Museum and Church of St. John.

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