Amritsar to Dharamshala

On a trip from Amritsar to Dharamshala, one can expect to be transferred to a completely new environment. This mesmerizing hill station of Himachal Pradesh beckons with its snow capped mountains in striking contrast to the bustling city life of Amritsar.

The Dhauladhar range makes a stunning mountain scape with the town of Dharamshala being dotted by the oaks and conifers. For the trekkers this hill resort of Dharamshala offers comfortable challenges, being situated at an altitude ranging between 1,250 meters to 1,650 meters.

One of the best excursions from Amritsar, an early morning drive would make the journey more pleasant with the fresh air.

The beautiful town of Dharamshala is divided into the lower Dharamshala and Upper Dharamshala. The names like Forsythe Ganj and McLeod Ganj enveloped by Tibetan air, immediately interests the nature lovers.

Attractions in and around Dharamshala are St. John's Church, Bhagsunag Falls, Triund, Jwalamukhi temple, Dharamkot, Trilokpur, Masroor, Nurpur and various other places.Renowned as "The Little Lhasa in India" Dharamshala is easily accessible by a scenic drive of 200 kms that take around 5 hours to reach.

The best season to visit Dharamshala is from march till June and again from September to December, avoiding the rainy days. Winters in Dharamshala are chilly but certainly more beautiful with clear blue skies.

It is best to pack light woolens for summer and heavy woolens for the winter months if you are planning for a holiday from Amritsar to Dharamshala. Accommodation is easily available in this renowned tourist spot. With a host of good hotels and restaurants Dharamshala is a perfect destination as an Amritsar excursion.

Last Updated on 14 January 2011