Blessed with the holy presence of the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala is a city that offers a fun-filled experience to the avid tourists. Located in Himachal Pradesh in the Kangra district, this city houses Tibetan monks in exile and thus, it is known as "The Little Lhasa in India". The entire city is divided into two different altitudes; upper and lower. The lower division is known as the Dharamshala town and the upper division is known as Mcleodganj. This hill station is widely admired by the tourists from across the world for trekking, temple, falls, majestic hills, Tibetan culture, amazing landscapes, significant monasteries, etc. The Tibetan hub is considered as one of the best places to explore as well as learn the Tibetan Culture and Buddhism. The best time to visit the place is from September to June. So, book your Dharmshala Holiday & Travel Packages accordingly.
Dharamshala, the name is derived from the two Hindi words "Dharam" and "Shala", which means a spiritual dwelling. Originally, there was a pilgrim rest house in the town that provided shelter to the pilgrims and from here, the city got its name. Dharamshala was always a popular hill station for the British. They appointed Gurkhas to fight in the world wars owing to which many places in Dharamshala is named in their honor such as Pensioners' Lines, Tirah Lines, Depot Bazaar, and others.
The wonderful view of Dhauladhar ranges enriches your touring experience. Those who want peace, meditation and relaxation should visit Dharamshala and covers its neighboring regions including Mcleodganj, Bhagsu Nag, and Kangra. The second winter capital is famous for the Triund trek, which is a blessing for the enthusiastic trekkers. The adventure enthusiasts can also go for rock climbing, flying fox, urban zip line, rappelling, night camping, and paragliding. May to October is the best time to explore the outdoor adventures here. Make sure that your Dharamshala Package should include these things.
To give a break to the sightseeing and adventurous activities, the tourists can shop in the well-known shopping markets of Dharamshala including McLeod Ganj, Kotwali Bazaar and Jogibara Road. The market is known for amazing Tibetan and Buddhist artifacts, wood and stone bead prayers, wall hangings, statues, etc. Even if your Dharamshala Tour Package does not include this in the itinerary, you should include them in your list.
Although the city is well-connected through rail and road, it is much convenient to reach Dharamshala by air. You can reach the nearest airport is at Gaggla from Delhi. By train, you can reach Pathankot, which is the nearest railhead. From here, it will take around three hours to reach Dharamshala. You can also reach the city by road. Starting from Delhi via Chandigarh, it is an eight-hour journey. Also, there are luxury buses available from Delhi and Shimla to Dharamshala.
Always book your Dharamshala Holiday Travel Package from a trusted tour operator so that the best tourist's attraction of the place gets added to your itinerary. You can visit Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Namgyal Monastery, Tsuglagkhang, Bhagsu Falls, Bhagsunath Temple, Church of St. John in the Wilderness, War Memorial, Sunset Point, Dal lake and Nadi, Kangra Fort, Gyuto Monastery, Triund, Tibetan Museum, and more. Search for the best Dharamshala Holiday Packages and book the one that comprises all the major attractions. More »