Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh

Detailed information of Dharamshara Hill Station in Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is he one of the most popular hill stations in northern India. It is located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala, also known as the "Queen of the Hills", attracts a large number of Indian and foreign tourists throughout the year.

Arrive at Dharamshala

By Airplane:

The nearest airport is Ghaggar Airport, about 15 km from Dharamshala, just an hour's drive. The airport is served by flights from Delhi and Chandigarh. Other airports with regular and international flights from India's major cities are Jammu Airport, which is about 210 km from Dharamshala, and Chandigarh Airport, which is about 210 km from Dharamshala.

By Train:

The nearest railway station is Pathankot, about 95 km from Dharamshala. Dharamshala can also be reached by taking the narrow gauge railway line from Pathankot to Jogindelnagar. This train is popularly known as the Kangra Valley Toy Train. Chamunda Marg Station is the closest station to Dharamshala on this narrow-gauge line, and it takes about 30 minutes to reach Dharamshala from here.

By Road:

Dharamshala is accessible by land from major cities such as Chandigarh, Jammu, Delhi and Shimla. Buses run regularly on this route and most are air-conditioned.

Optimal Travel Time

The best time to visit Dharamshala is from January to June and he from September to December. During monsoons this should be avoided as heavy rains and unfavorable weather conditions occur at this location.

Recommended Clothing

It snows a lot in this area, so thick wool is recommended in winter. It is recommended to wear thick woolen clothes as the temperature can drop rapidly. However, light wool is recommended for summer.

Sightseeing Feature

McLeod Ganj:

It is an important Buddhist center at an altitude of 1770 m. This place is also called "Little Lhasa" and is the residence of the Dalai Lama.

Dal Lake:

Located about 11 km from Dharamshala, Dal Lake offers beautiful views of this attractive and scenic picnic spot.


The place is known for its ancient temples and freshwater springs. Located 11 km from Dharamshala, he is one of the must-see attractions.


Located on a hill 14 km from Dharamshala, it serves as a nice picnic spot. St. John's Church: St John's Church is located in the middle of the forest between McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. It is dedicated to one of his viceroys of India, Lord Elgin, who was buried here after his death in 1863 AD.


Located 17 km from Dharamshala, the place offers beautiful views of snow-capped mountains and rugged valleys. He's also one of the most popular picnic spots, and there are many hikes in the area.

Besides these places, Dharamshala also has many places to visit such as War Memorial, Jwaramukhi Temple, Nurpur, Kareli.

Tibetan Food

Here in Dharamshala, Tibetan food predominates over Indian food. There are several restaurants and eateries that serve Indian cuisine, but be sure to try Tibetan dishes such as momos and tentus.


Dharamshala is he one of the most popular places for trekking. It is the starting point for hiking and climbing tours around the Kangra Valley. The most popular trekking routes are Chamba Valley and Toral Pass.

Place to Stay

Thrillomania Mcleodganj

Hostel & Rooms

Dharamkot Rd, McLeod Ganj,

Near Gandhi's Paradise Hotel,

Beside: White Water Inn Hotel,

Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219

Contact Person: Shekhar Virdi

Mobile.: +91 9958308506 Email: info@triund-trek.com

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