During beginning of this year, I visited Dharmshala for covering finals of Cricket Mahasangram and HPCA(Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association) had arranged for stay in Dhauladhar Hotel, which is just in the middle of Dharmshala Market.
This is a view of backside where Dhauladhar Hotel has some open dining area with wonderful view to the valley !!!
I took Volvo form Delhi and reached early in morning. Dhauladhar Hotel is at walkable distance from Bus stand but since I had more stuff to carry, so got a taxi at very reasonable tariff (50 Rs :) )
I entered into the room and it was decent, although very old. Personally I am not very choosy unless things are not neat and well placed. So I found this room a good place to stay for me. Service was also good, although I had an extra advantage of being able to speak in Himachali ! I loved the woodwork there. I have heard of Kangra Suite in this hotel which is considered as best place.
Here is a view of some colony from open dining area of Dhauladhar Hotel in Dharmshala !!! This hotel is approximately 4 kilometers far from Cricket Stadium constructed by Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.
Another view of a valley from Dhauladhar Hotel in Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA. Usually people prefer to stay in Mcleodganj as compared to Dharmshala Town.
Hotel corridor which connect most of the rooms on second floor. The first suite on the right is Kangra Suite !!!
This is back side of Dhauladhar Hotel in Dharmshala ! This could have been better maintained. There is enough space to make a garden as well !!!
Another view of a valley from Restaurant of Dhauladhar Hotel in Dharmshala !!!
Dhualadhar Mountain ranges are clearly visible from this hotel and people prefer to have their meals in open dining area !!!
This is restaurant of Dhauladhar Hotel, which can be seen empty most of the times. It's not that people don't visit, but people prefer to sit in open dining area.
There is a small parking area in front of main entry of Dhauladhar hotel, but it seems currently residents of Dharmshala use it in better way :)
Here is another corridor in Dhauladhar Hotel, Dharmshala. Monkeys can be seen in these corridors as whole area is not very well closed. So they enjoy walking inside this hotel to see different types of tourists !!!
Soon after checking in at Dhauladhar, I had to reach stadium. I thought of walking down to the stadium and few gentlemen offered me lift but I wanted to see other things on the way. Photograph above shows dense Dharmshala town where everyone want to live !!!
A photograph of road going down towards HPCA cricket stadium. Dharmshala market is mainly spread around this road only. There are some main offices are also on the way to stadium !!!
Another view of Dharmshala valley full of colorful houses !!!
Another HPTDC hotel in Dharmshala Market !!
Roads are really well maintained inside the town. Overall roads in Himachal Pradesh are far better than what we daily see in Noida.
Here is last colorful photograph from Dharmshala !!! Overall stay at Dhauladhar Hotel was good and I like HPTDC hotels in general !