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Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh




"Escaping to woods" is the right phrase for Dharamshala, as its Dhauladhar mountain ranges are covered with oak and conifer trees. The views are so mesmerizing that visitors will definitely go awestruck with the beauty of the place. Dharamshala is the home to various Buddhist monasteries that makes the atmosphere ever more pious. On the other hand, the tea gardens allow the visitors to taste some of the best varieties of tea. While looking over the tea gardens, one can sense the freshness of environment and the sweet fragrance of tea leaves.

Being the residence of Dalai Lama, Dharamshala has gained popularity as the refugee for Tibetans. Still, it has retained the old colonial lifestyle of British. This hill station has the long spreads of lush green valleys that act as the soothing tonic for the eyes.


Climatic Conditions


The temperature of Dharamshala in Summers goes as high to 38 degrees and drops down to 0 degree in Winters. This requires light woolens in summer and heavy woolens in winter. Rainy season in Dharamshala is between July and August.



Best Time to Visit


This beautiful hill station is open throughout the year; still, the best time to enjoy its serenity is between January to June and September to December.


Population


The overall population of Dharamshala is slightly over 20 Lakh.


Area


The total area of Dharamshala hill station is 5739 sq. km.


Places of Interest:


The moment you enter the beautiful Dharamshala, you will find yourself in close contact with the nature. Under-mentioned sightseeing options in this hill station are best to know Dharamshala in close proximity. After all, no one would like to miss an opportunity that will take them one of the most beautiful and pious places.


Markets


Exploring a hill station in our own way is something that shopaholics would love to do. In the markets of Dharamshala, one would get attractive woolens, handicrafts and other souvenirs.

Kotwali Bazaar, Mcleodganj Market


Getting Here


Dharamshala can easily be accessed by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Gaggal (14 Km away) and the closest railways gauge is Kangra (94 Km away) via Pathankot. On the other hand, the tourists can travel from different states to this beautiful hill station in their private vehicle or luxury buses also.