Dharamshala Tours | Dharamshala Tourism Packages
Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station which is situated on the Dhauladhar range which is some 17 kms to the north-east of Kangra town. Previously it was known as the little Lhasa after it became a short-term head office for the Dalai Lama in the 1960. Dharamshala has lots of trees especially its snow capped mountains and also its exquisite coniferous trees which are spread on the three sides of the town. The valley on the other hand stretches in front. There are lots of tourist attractions here. Some of them are as follows: Dharamshala Travel Activities: When in Dharamshala, you will be able to indulge in activities like Sightseeing, trekking, bird watching, horse riding, cycling. This home of the present Dalai Lama is a scenic hill station located at an altitude of 4,550 ft above sea level, this small petite beauty is located at a very convenient distance from the Kangra valley and the beauteous McLeodganj. Divided into two parts as Upper Dharamshala and Lower Dharamshala, here you will see hills, bungalows, churches, monasteries and cantonment. Surrounded by the mighty Dhauladhar mountains, Dharamshala has an incomparable distinction of being the chosen home of the spiritual and temporal head of the Tibetan people. Dal Lake is a small mid-altitude lake (1,775 m above sea level) near the village of Tota Rani in Kangra district (Himachal Pradesh) in northern India. The lake is surrounded by deodar trees and is considered as a sacred spot as there is small Shiva mandir (shrine) on its bank. There are different kinds of fish that live in this lake. This lake has greenish water. Bhagsunath Temple is a medieval temple 3km east of Mcleodganj (the seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile, and the residence of the spiritual head, His Holiness the Dalai Lama) and 11km from Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. The ambience of the temple is tranquil and reposed, with plentiful pools around, considered sacred by the Hindu devotees. The annual fair held in September is far-reaching in its reputation. The Dal Lake, Kotwai Bazaar and Bhagsu Waterfall are the attractions in the vicinity of the Bhagsunath Temple.
Best Time to Visit Dharamshala
Dharmashala has a cool climate all through the year but the best time to visit Dharmashala is from mid-September to June. Winter (December to February) is chilly and freezing. During January the mercury dips below -1 C. Snowfalls in winters (especially January) are ideal for enjoying holiday and honeymoon trip but extra care needs to be taken. Summer (March to June) is warm with temperatures between 22 C to 38 C. Trekking enthusiasts prefer this season. It is the most preferable time for Dharamshala.Monsoon time (July to mid September) with heavy rainfalls can be messy. The months of July and August witness heavy and are avoided by tourists. From the mid of September, rainfall stops. Autumn time (mid-September to November) is beautiful and is ideal for sightseeing and adventure activities.
How to Reach Dharamshala
By Air/flight: Kangra airport (a.k.a. Gaggal Airport) is the nearest airstrip from Dharamshala, situated at the distance of 21 km. Jagson Airline has flights every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from Delhi to Kangra airport. Once you arrive in Kangra, make use of the buses and taxis, available easily, for traveling to Dharamshala.
By Rail/Train: Pathankot is nearest major railhead from Dharamshala, situated at the distance of 76 km. There are many trains running from Pathankot station (a.k.a. Chakki Bank Station) to different cities of India. For instance, it is connected to Delhi by the Jammu Express and to Kolkata by the Jammu Tawi Express. From Pathankot, you can take the narrow gauge railway line train to Kangra, for further expansion of experience, and either take a bus or hire a cab from there, for reaching Dharamshala. Though time consuming, such a journey would surely leave you mesmerized..
By Road: Dharamshala has an excellent network of roads that links with almost all the major cities of the country. The place is situated at a distance of 516 km from Delhi, 268 Km from Chandigarh, 195 km from Amritsar and 283 km from Shimla. Once you arrive at any of these places, you can opt for buses as well as taxis for reaching Dharamshala. In case you plan to drive down to the place from Delhi, take NH1 and NH21 for reaching Kiratpur and from there drive to Una and then to Kangra. From there, McLeodganj is 31 km. From Chandigarh, you will have to take NH21 to Kiratpur. From Shimla, drive to Bilaspur and then to Mandi. From there, take NH20 to Dharamshala.
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