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About dharamshala

Dharamshala: the very word implies that it is a sanctuary to all. This has been proven over the years when the Government of India offered protection to the Tibetan refugees who settled in this hill station. Home to the holy abode of the Dalai Lama at McLeod Ganj, this town located in Kangra Valley has numerous Buddhist monasteries, scattered amidst the hills surrounding this region. With the establishment of the Tibetan government-in-exile, the traditions and flavours of Tibet have found its way into the culture and cuisine of Dharamshala. The region also has many ancient temples and beautiful churches built during the reign of the British, tucked away among the lush green forests. Dharamshala boasts of an International Cricket Stadium, which has hosted many international and IPL cricket matches. The Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) is held every year, in the month of November.

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  • Best time to visit dharamshala The best time to visit Dharamshala is from March to mid-July, which are the summer months in this beautiful to...Read More
  • How to reach dharamshala Dharamshala is easily accessible from all the major cities in India. Air India and SpiceJet operates many flig...Read More
  • Transport In dharamshala Since there are no local buses operating in the city, people depend on the inter-state buses for transportatio...Read More
  • People of dharamshala The indigenous people of Dharamshala are known as Gaddis and traditionally led nomadic and semi nomadic transh...Read More
  • Languages of dharamshala The common languages spoken in Dharamshala are Hindi and Tibetan. Because of the influence of the British Raj ...Read More
  • History of dharamshala Dharamshala and the surrounding regions were a part of the Katoch Dynasty of Kangra for nearly two millennia. ...Read More
  • Culture of dharamshala The culture of Dharamshala is very vibrant and closely linked with the religious practices followed by the peo...Read More
  • Weather of dharamshala Dharamshala has a humid subtropical climate. This hill station enjoys a beautiful summer, from March to July. ...Read More
  • Map of dharamshala Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station with an elevation of 1457m, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh i...Read More

Places to visit in dharamshala

Triund Hill

Triund Hill

View Point

Spend approx 3 hours

Triund Hill is a wonderful trekking destination, which is located...
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Norbulingka Institute

Norbulingka Institute

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 3 hours

Norbulingka Institute was founded back in 1988 with an objective ...
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H H Dalai Lama Main Temple

H H Dalai Lama Main Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Dalai Lama Temple Complex near to Upper Dharamsala is a very beau...
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Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium is owned and operate...
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Peace Cafe

Peace Cafe

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 150

Dharamshala has established as the breeding ground for Buddhist b...
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Snow Lion Restaurant

Snow Lion Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh is a backpacker’s paradise. Touri...
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Lung Ta Japanese Restaurant

Lung Ta Japanese Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

The mountains of Dharamshala has something in store for everybody...
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Tibet Kitchen

Tibet Kitchen

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 600

The beautiful city of Dharamshala is located in Himachal Pradesh,...
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X-cite Discotheque

X cite Discotheque

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1000

Visit X-Cite Discotheque, one of the most well-known pubs in McLe...
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McLlo Bar and Restaurant

McLlo Bar and Restaurant

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 800

Amidst the crowded streets of McLeod Ganj, you will find McLlo pe...
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Bhagsu Restaurant and Bar

Bhagsu Restaurant and Bar

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1000

After a long and tiring trek amidst the exquisite beauty of Dhara...
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Black Magic

Black Magic

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 950

Walk in through the style-conscious and well-decorated hall of Ho...
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Things to Do in dharamshala

Visit Triund Hill

Visit Triund Hill

Sightseeing

Value for Money

The crown jewel of Dharamshala, Triund Hill, is located in the la...
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Visit Norbulingka Institute

Visit Norbulingka Institute

Adventure

Value for Money

Norbulingka Institute in Dharamshala aims at preserving the cultu...
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Visit HPCA Stadium

Visit HPCA Stadium

Adventure

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HPCA Cricket Stadium, located at the backdrop of the snow-clad mo...
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Fun at Bhagsu Waterfalls

Fun at Bhagsu Waterfalls

Rejuvenation

Value for Money

Bhagsu Waterfalls is a haven for nature lovers. With the snow-cla...
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Kotwali Bazar

Kotwali Bazar

Street market

Economy

Dharamshala is the home to Dalai Lama. The hills add an unblemish...
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Jogiwara Road

Jogiwara Road

Street market

Economy

The hilly terrain of Dharamshala is the center of Tibetan spiritu...
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McLeod Ganj Central Square

McLeod Ganj Central Square

Shopping Hub

Moderate Budget

Dharamshala with its scenic setting sees a large footfall through...
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Divine Buddha Handicrafts

Divine Buddha Handicrafts

Individual shop

Value for Money

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