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Dharamshala Travel

You can plan a wonderful Dharamshala travel venture to experience the magnificent allure of the Dhauladhar range, that is surrounded by dense pine and deodar forests. The refreshing atmosphere of Dharamshala makes it the most attractive and beautiful holiday spot. Dharamshala is known for its various historic and recreational establishments along with some really good facilities for travelers’ base camp so that visitors who are looking for adventure can conveniently explore the nearby mountains.

The convenient transportation and accommodation facility offered here will make your Dharamshala travel experience most comfortable and memorable. You will be glad to know that this lovely location is well connected to other parts of the country by road, rail and air.

Being one of the most attractive hill stations of Himachal Pradesh, it is easily accessible from Manali and Delhi. The marvelous nature on the way to Dharamshala will make your fourteen hour journey from Delhi to this place a wonderful Dharamshala travel experience. You can drive from Delhi via Chandigarh, Kiratpur and Bilaspur. Gaggal airport is the nearest airport of Dharamshala. Kangra railway station is the main nearby station on the narrow gauge railway line. There are numerous hotels and resorts here that will offer the best accommodation facility. Asia Health Resorts, Spring Valley Resorts, Whispering Winds Resorts and Surya Resorts are some renowned resorts of Dharamshala.

The exotic temples and gompas reflect the ancient culture of Tibet, which attracts thousands of visitors every year. Chamunda Devi Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple and Brajeshwari Devi Temple are the most holy temples of Dharamshala travel. Tashijong Gompa is known as the friendly gompa in this region as it houses Drukpa Kagyud community of 150 Tibetan monks and 400 refugees. The Kangra Art Museum offers an outline of the rich past of the region. It has a great collection of Kangra Valley’s art, crafts and fifth century artifacts. Norbulinka Institute is known for preserving the art, culture and traditions. The wooden carving, the tangka painting and embroidery are mainly done at this institute. War Memorial and St. John’s Church are the main heritage monuments of Dharamshala travel. War Memorial is built in the memory of war heroes of Himachal Pradesh. A memorial is also built at St. John’s Church, where the body of Lord Elgin, the British Viceroy of India, was buried in 1863.

Dal Lake is the most beautiful tourist destination that you will come across during your Dharamshala travel expedition. Green and high Deodar trees surround it. It is the most delightful and tranquil picnic spot. The majestic hot spring at Tatwani is just 25 km from Dharamshala. We can visit a huge waterfall at Machhrial, on the way to Tatwani. An eye-catching waterfall is also located near Bhagsunag temple. This waterfall originates from a fresh water spring flowing by the temple.

In the excursion tours of Dharamshala, you can visit Macleodganj, which is located in the upper region of Dharamshala, in the north Kangra Valley. The Residence of Dalai Lama, Tsuglagkhang, Namgyaima Stupa, The Library of Tibetan Work and Archives, Dip Tse-Chok Linh Gompa and The Tibetan Children’s Village are worth including in your Dharamshala travel plans. Mcleodganj is also known as the main shopping area of Dharamshala. Tibetan arts and crafts are the main items of shopping in Mcleodganj.

Dharamshala is a tailor-made trek region of Kangra valley. May to October is the most suitable season for trekking activities in this region. The path from Dharamshala to the Chamba valley over the Indradhar Pass is the most common trek route. Dharamshala travel plans should include such hiking and trekking expeditions to experience the exquisite landscapes of this region.

Last Updated On: 2011/07/07

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