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About dharamshala

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 flavors 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 in 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

St. John in the Wilderness

St. John in the Wilderness

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

St. John Church, which is also known as St. John in the Wildernes...
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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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Chamunda Devi Temple

Chamunda Devi Temple

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Chamunda Nandikeshwar Temple is in Kangra District, which is abou...
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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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Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200

Carpe Diem literally translates into ‘seize your day’. The scenic...
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Lhamo's Croissant

Lhamo's Croissant

Cafe

Cost for Two - INR 150

Located at the Bhagsu Road, the relaxing setting of the Lhamo’s C...
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Common Grounds Cafe

Common Grounds Cafe

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 700

Common Ground Cafe in Dharamshala is a famous hangout place for t...
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Shiva Cafe

Shiva Cafe

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 250

Lord Shiva has always been linked to the mountains. Shiva Cafe in...
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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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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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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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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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Experience The Vibrant Song And Dance Culture Of Dharamshala

Experience The Vibrant Song And Dance Culture Of Dharamshala

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Best Shops For A Great Shopping Experience In Dharamshala

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Experience The Summer Festivals In Dharamshala

Experience The Summer Festivals In Dharamshala

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Holiday Packages In dharamshala

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    Holiday in the Hills- Himachal 2N3D
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    Rs.8,495
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    Rs.16,450
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    Affordable Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
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    Rs.8,495
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    Hill Station Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.12,500
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Honeymoon Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
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    Rs.13,500
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in dharamshala

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Popular Flights To dharamshala

    • ATQAmritsar
      DHMDharamshala
    • Air India
      AI-462
    • 14:45 08:15
      1 Stop
    • 17h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,318
    • AMDAhmedabad
      DHMDharamshala
    • Spicejet
      SG-8912
    • 19:40 07:55
      1 Stop
    • 12h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,425
    • CCUKolkata
      DHMDharamshala
    • Spicejet
      SG-264
    • 20:50 07:55
      1 Stop
    • 11h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.9,401
    • BOMMumbai
      DHMDharamshala
    • Spicejet
      SG-154
    • 21:50 07:55
      1 Stop
    • 10h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.9,475
    • LKOLucknow
      DHMDharamshala
    • Air India
      AI-812
    • 20:15 08:15
      1 Stop
    • 12h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.9,594
    • BDQVadodara
      DHMDharamshala
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      AI-820
    • 20:10 08:15
      1 Stop
    • 12h 05m
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    • Rs.9,769
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