Best To Travel
Mid May to Mid October
Winter 8 degree C to 18 degree C. Summer
15 degree C to 30 degree C.
The bowls of steaming delicious thukpa , apple-cheeked children and monks
dressed in maroon robes..surrender yourself to the many charms of
One of the nicest things about Dharamshala is its mighty snowy mountains as
they fully accept the role of our muse and prefer not to snigger at our
attempts at poetry. The hill station of Dharamshala stands at the foot of
Dhauladhar in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. With its snowy peaks,
deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills, the hill station
has become one of the ace tourist spots of India. The place these days has
become the scoop of everyone because of his holiness, Dalai Lama, who has
made the place his permanent residence.
Travel Attractions in Dharamshala
Kangra Art Museum
: This art museum displays an excellent
collection of Kangra Valley arts and crafts. Most of them dates back to the
5th century, including miniature paintings. This treasure trove holds a rich
collection of sculptures, pottery, and anthropological items.
: Set amidst the pine groves , this monument
has been raised to commemorate the war heroes of Himachal Pradesh. A web of
narrow paths and landscaped lawns lead towards this monument.
St. John's Church
: The church of St. John, situated in the
wilderness of Dhramshala refreshes the memories of the British Raj. This
charmingly dressed stone church is located just 8-kms from Dharamsala on the
way to McLeod Ganj. .
: This Institute has been named after
the summer residence of the Dalai Lama in Tibet. Just 4-kms from Dharamsala,
Norbulinka has bben dedicated to preserving Tibetan literature and visual
crafts. The skills preserved and passed on at Norbulingka include thangka
painting, aapplique, woodcarving and metal craft.
: Earlier home of the semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe,
McLeodganj is today the residence of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This mid
19th century place was developed as a British Garrison. The place was
developed as an important administrative point for the whole Kangra valley.
Today the place has developed as headquarters of the exiled Tibetan
Government. The impressive monastery has larger than life size images of
Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloketeshwara.
Tourist Preferred Hotels
There are a number of deluxe and standard Hotels in the hill station of
Dharamshala. Some of them are :
Restaurants/ Eating Out Places
- Asia Health Resorts
- Grace Cottage
- Anand Palace
- Snow Hermitage Resorts
- Surya Resort
- Nishaad Resort
- Anupam Resort
Dharamshala is a fine place to try out the Tibetan food. The town also has
great restaurants in abundance. Most of them have been perfected keeping the
taste needs of the foreign travellers.
Dharamshala Travel (Air/Rail/Road) Information
- Malabar Restarant
- Snow Lion Restaurant
- Moon Peak Coffee
- Rewa Cafe
- Nick's Italian Kitchen
- Taste of India
- Momo Cafe
: Gaggal airport is the nearest airport from Dharamshala
located at a distance of 15 km. from Dharamshala.
: The nearest railhead from Dharamshala is Pathankot, which
is 95 km away. A narrow gauge railway line between Pathankot and
Jogindernagar passes through Kangra, 17 km. from Dharamshala.
: Every part of the state of Himachal Pradesh is linked
extensively by roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its
buses covering the whole state. There is huge network of HRTC to cater the
needs of the people.