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. There is a region in this city with higher altitude range and thus this city is split into two this way. Dharamsala, the home to the Tibetan leader, attracts many tourists to its lap. This is the perfect place to learn about
Buddhism and the Tibetan struggle. The city is dominated much by the Tibetan populace while holding the British fervour 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 ambience. 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 colour 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 HQ. of Kangra district. This is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 18kms. northeast 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.