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Dharamshala Tourism Overview

About Dharamshala

Also known as Bhagsu, or the Dalai Lama's residence, Dharamshala is a peaceful city located in the Kangra Valley of Himachal Pradesh. A number of Tibetan exile communities have been established here since the arrival of His Holiness Dalai Lama around six decades back. The unmatched natural beauty of the city would not only be a treat to the eyes but also be a respite for the restless soul. Dense coniferous forests, consisting mainly of Deodar Cedar trees add to the rustic charm of this city.


Perched at an elevation of 1457 m above the sea level, this city is divided into two sections; the lower part is the common village of Dharamshala, the upper region is known a McLeodGanj. The city experiences mild snowfall during the winter and the summers are comparatively hot as the temperature reaches a high of 38o C. While visiting this alluring city, one will witness a number of passes lined with adventurous trekkers, shopping sites like Kotwali bazar, Naam Art Gallery and beauties of nature.


Area :

29.51 km2

Main Languages : Hindi, Punjabi, English and Pahari.
Population :

A total of 19,124 with 55% males and 45% females

Temperature : Summer - Max : 33oC Min : 22oC.
Winter - Max : 15oC Min : 0oC.
Best Time To Visit :

Autumn and Spring Months; Winters for those wanting to see snow falls

Calling Code :

01892

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