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Dharamshala

Exquisite Churches

Dharamsala is famed as the holy place of Tibetan Charismatic Leader Dalai Lama and is credited with housing the Tibetan Government in exile. Dharamsala is a synonym for Buddhism in India. Dharamsala is situated on the upper hilly terrains of Kangra valley and set on the scenic backdrop of exquisite Dhauladhar Mountains. The gorgeous city is distinctively divided as upper and lower divisions with two altitude ranges.
Dharamsala, the home to the Tibetan leader, attracts many tourists to its lap. This is the perfect place to learn about Buddhism and Tibetan struggle. The city is dominated much by the Tibetan populace while holding the British fervor and English lifestyles. Numerous Buddhist Viharas or Gompas, presenting the great cultural values and Tibetan architectures, are the main attractions of Dharamsala.

Dharamsala has a vibrant environment with dense green forests with Deodar trees and pine trees. Dharamsala is blessed with many clear and unpolluted streams and unspoiled healthy ambiance. The place has been renowned as one of the best picnic spots in India.

Kotwali Bazaar is a perfect shopping place where one can view the color and lifestyles of the entire Dharamsala community. The Market is considered as the base camp of tourists' travel to upper Dharamsala. The tourists who love to have nature walking and trekking can stay in this base camp and explore the hilly forest regions. One of the tourist attractions in Dharamsala is the Kangra museum, displaying the rich past of the Dharamsala and the cultural supremacy of the Tibetan populace. There are some institutions as well which are established to preserve the grand old Tibetan traditions, cultures and arts. This is a sacred place to be recommended for a holiday visit. Dharamshala is the district hqr. of Kangra district. This is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 18kms. north east of Kangra town. Hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill resort and it is possible to trek to snow point after an early morning's start.

How to Get Reach

By Air

The nearest airport is the Gaggal Airport which is situated in Kangra Valley and is 10 kilometers away from the city of Dharamsala. You can get flights from Delhi. Air Deccan and Jagson Airlines are some of the airways which provide direct flights to Gaggal Airport.

By Train

Through railways the nearest railway station is at Pathankot. This railhead is 18 kilometers away from Dharamsala. Thus from here you will have to wither take a taxi or a bus.

By Road

Regular buses are from Delhi to Dharamshala.