Dharamsala

Dharamshala is the second winter capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh and located in the upper reaches of the Kangra valley and is placed at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level.

The Tibetan settlement of Dharamshala began in 1959, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet and the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, allowed him and his followers to settle in McLeodGanj (in Upper Dharmshala). The Dalai Lama’s residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile) are in Dharamshala. Several thousand Tibetan exiles have now settled in the area, and most live in and around McLeodGanj in Upper Dharamshala, where they have built monasteries, temples and schools.

Other attraction: HPCA’s cricket stadium is also an attraction at Dharamshala besides its majestic snow-covered Dhauladhar ranges.

How to reach?The nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometers away. You can take a taxi or bus from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala

Nearest Airport: Gaggal airport (DHM)

 

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