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Dharmsala Travel Guide

Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station situated in the snow capped mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Located in the foothills of Dhauladar ranges, Dharamshala is divided into ..........

Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station situated in the snow capped 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 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.

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How to Reach Dharmsala
A peaceful town in the Kangra district of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is world famous as the residence of the popular Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. It has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM’s flagship Smart Cities Mission. Some of the must see tourist attractions in Dharamshala include Triund Hill, Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Bhagsu Waterfall, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Tibetan Museum and Church of St. John. Being an important travel destination, Dharamshala is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail.
 
How to Reach Dharamshala by Air
 
The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport, located about 13 km away.
 
How to Reach Dharamshala by Road
 
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.
How to Reach Dharamshala by Rail
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.

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I am interested in exploring Triund trek, kindly suggest the time and best and affordable stay near it? Origin will be Delhi.

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Niraj Joshi

i would suggest u to stay at the yatri niwas as it is a government hotel with very nice staff and reachable from all points. triund is around 20 to 25 kms from here. it will take around 1.5 hours by any vehicle and after that u have to trek. this is also thr right time to go there or u can plan around septemper.

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I want a room in couple friendly decent and a budget hotel in dharamshala in this week plz suggest

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Sunil gandhi

You Can Look For Vardha HomeStay, Dharamshala. Its a very nice place to stay.

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pls suggest some gud place to eat at dharamshala

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Sachin Aggarwal

chache da dhabha and maggi point

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what about the lodge hotel?

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DrSatyendra Arya

About this hotel I don't know. But Surbhi Guest House is good

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hotel near hiyc centre under 1500/- with good food?

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Dev Sharma

Exotica Resort

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we need 2 rooms in budget hotel in Dharamshala.  Pls suggest hotel?

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Pradeep Kumar

We booked by online search through Goibibo, Trivago, MMT

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is ac available in atithi chamunda hotel?

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Sindhu

I have stayed in Aqua Hotwl and Shanti guest house. I don't know anything.about Chamunda.hotel

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suggest some good hotels particularly in bhagsunag only.

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Rajesh Kumar

Not good hotels at bhagsunag. Book hotel at macloadganj

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What about weather can i carry light woolen?

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davinder singh

How much far Mcleodganj to Akriti hotel?

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Rajan Malik

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