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Dharamshala-Shadow of Dhauladhar

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State: Himachal Pradesh

District: Kangra

Destination: Dharamshala

Currency: Indian Rupee

Altitude: about 1250 metres.

Best time to visit: All the year round.

Language spoken: Local, English and Hindi

Dharamshala has become the synonymous

to the Tibetan government in exile and the home of Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. Even if the Tibetan community dominates the town, still it has retained the colonia llifestyle and British fervour. Dharamshala over looks the plains and is surrounded by dense pine trees,Deodar forests and Dhauladhar Ranges.

Dharamshala is a busy bazaar town and has established itself as the travellers base camp, who come to explore the nearby mountains. Ample of Resorts and Hotels in Dharamshala are catering to the needs of Tourist by providing all modern facilities for a comfortable stay at Dharamshala Hotels. The colourful temple and Gompas, which reflect the culture of Tibet, adds attraction for the visitor. The Kangra museum gives an overview of the rich past,culture and tradition of the region.


Brajeshwari Devi Temple: Known once for its legendary wealth of diamonds and pearls, this temple was subject to successive depredation by invaders from the North. Mohammed of Ghazni is known to have departed with a king's ransom in gold, silver and jewels in 1009. Earthquake of 1905 destroyed it completely. Rebuilt in the present form in 1920, it continues to be a busy place of pilgrimage.

Kangra Fort: The remains of the fort of the Kotch Raja's of Kangra are located on a strategic height, overlooking the Ban Ganga and Manjhi rivers.At the top of the fort there was also a place of the Kotch kings.The earthquake of 1905 in Kangra destroyed both the palace and the fort. It is now in its ruins.

Dall Lake: Surrounded by high and green Deodar trees is the lake, which fills a mountain bowl. Situated 11-kms away from the town, this lake is easily approachable by road and makes an enchanting and serene picnic spot.


By air: Nearest Air Port is Gaggal is about 12 km from Dharamshala.

By rail: The convenient rail head is Pathankot at a distance of 90 km whereas Kangra Railway station on Narrow gauge railway line is only 17 km from Dharamshala.

By road: Regular Bus and Taxi services are available from Delhi and Chandigarh. Delhi is 520km and Chandigarh is 252km from Dharamshala.

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