Dharamshala: Heaven on earth beckons all (By - Vandana Bhagra)

The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. 


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).
 A wonderful view of Dhauladhar Mountain Ranges covered with snow !

The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).

An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again.


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).


It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.  



The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).
 
Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year.



The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).
Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. 


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).

Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).
The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).

For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. 



The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).
The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).

Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. 


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).

The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. 


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).

More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. 


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).

Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   


The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).

If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.



The World Cup fever has just ended and soon we will have the nation glued to the IPL matches. Come May and the action would be focused in Dharamshala, Himachal where three IPL matches would be hosted. An ace tourist destination and popularly known for its Buddhists monasteries, Dharamshala is now registered into the “Guiness Book of World Records” as the world’s largest cricket tournaments took place here in November 2010 putting it prominently on the world map once again. It’s not just the peaceful calm and serenity one experiences in this place but the magnificent snow covered Dhauladhar peaks, famous temples and the enchanting waterfalls that together have a mesmerizing effect on ones senses.    Famous tourist destinations include Mcleodganj, just 9 kms from Dharamshala, which has become a temporary headquarters of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. One can find a number of religious education and rehabilitation centres, which are visited by many foreign visitors every year. Dharamkot, just 14 kms from Dharamshala offers panoramic views of the Kangra valley and is famous as a picnic spot. Meeting the local Gaddis is always a pleasure as the warmth with which they greet you is enthralling. Those with a strong heart and willing to walk can simply trek from Bhagsu to reach Dharamkot. Triund is famous for its trekking route as it is just 17 kms from Dharamshala and can capture your imagination with its breathtaking views of the valley below and the snowline on the top. One is charmed by its fascinating beauty with a feeling of touching the sky and reaching for the heavens.For those who are more adventurous can take a dip in the chilly waters of Bhagsunag Falls, just 11 kms from Dharamshala as it is famously known for its old Shiva temple and fresh water springs. Those who wish to dwell into history can stop by the St. John’s Church which lies in the forest between Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj just 8 kms from Dharamshala. Ideally situated in the deodar forest this monument has amazing spotted glass windows and is dedicated to Lord Elgin, one of the viceroys of India. The War Memorial located in Dharmshala is another landmark commemorating those who fought for their town and the nearby café is ideal for taking a bite or sipping coffee while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. More adventurous enthusiasts can take a hike to Dal Lake located amidst the hills and deodar trees up to the nearby Tibetan children’s village or a little further ahead to the Kareri Lake surrounded by oak and pine trees and green meadows. Those with literary interests may walk into the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Namgyal Monastory, the famous Norbulingka Institute or the Kangra Art museum to feast their eyes.   If you have a day for leisure hang around the Jogibara Road, it offers a variety of eating joints, shopping places and budget hotels, as Dharamshala has something for everyone. Buddhists trinkets, ornaments or the traditional shawls are a must buy as a memorable.TIPS:Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra).
TIPS:
•    Carry warm clothing, a light sweater even during summers.
•    Avoid July-August, as these are rainy months.
•    Nearest airport is in Gagal, 12 kms from Kangra.
•    Ample bus service options from Delhi (520 kms), Chandigarh (250 kms), Shimla (238 kms), Pathankot (94 kms in train up to Kangra). 

11 comments:

Vibha said...

Beautiful pics and description. Ahhh Dharamshala...when will I get a chance to visit thou?

VJ Sharma said...

Wonderful write-up about various places around Dharmshala ! Thanks Vandana for sharing wonderful details !

@ Vibha : Let's plan something during your next trip to India !

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shooting star said...

nice post and lovely clicks!!!


i have been to mcleodganj and loved my stay there..did not visit dharmasala though(only passed it by)...we are planning to visit mcleodgang again..maybe we will include dharmasala in our itinery too!!!

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Puru@ShadowsGalore said...

Amazing ! That pic of a church was breathtakingly beautiful ! :)

Aakash Kokz said...

Loved all the pics, the one of the waterfall is the best.

sunbyanyname said...

This is simply awesome. I spent my boyhood days in Dharamshala before I moved on to join the Indian Navy. As a coincidence, recently, I reminisced about Dharamshala in my story Dori (Thread or String). If you are curious please read. I am joining your site.
http://sunbyanyname.blogspot.in/2012/01/dori.html

umashankar said...

You rarely disappoint. Some really refreshing images there. Love the exposure.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Looks so different from rest of India

Divenita said...

The last pic is my favourite :)!
Thanks for the post and tips

VJ Sharma said...

Shooting-Star - Dharmshala is actually a main town with all administrative offices and Mcleodganj is a quite different colony which attracts tourists the most. Now Dharmshala has got a Cricket Stadium, which is a must see place.

Puru- Happy that you liked the photographs and Church is on the way from Dharmshala to Mcleodganj. Beauty around the church depends upon the season and at times, it can be boring to be around the closed church.

Aakash - Thanks, many folks like this waterfall pic !

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