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April 13, 2012
Location of Dharamshala
Location of Dharamshala
Dharamshala is a city located in Himachal Pradesh in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by thick coniferous forests consisting of Deodars. Other popular areas around Dharamshala are McLeod Ganj, Bhagsawnath, Naddi and Kotwali Bazaar among others.
Dharamshala has also become the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India after the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzing Gyatso moved here from Tibet.
Tourist Attractions
Being the seat of the Tibetan Government in Exile and the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama, Dharamshala draws a lot of tourists to it, especially during the summer months. Here are a few tourist attractions that you should not miss when in Dharamshala:
Bhagsunag Temple
McLeod Ganj Temple
Jwalamukhi Temple
St. John's Church
Hotels and Accommodation
Thanks to its favourable climate and scenic beauty, Dharamshala is a popular tourist destination and because of that there are many hotels and guest houses in the area where tourists can stay while they are visiting, depending on their budget and proximity to tourist destinations.
How to Reach Dharamshala
There are many ways to get to Dharamshala, such as:
Pathankot (90 kms) is the closest railhead, along with Amritsar (in Punjab). From here one can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Dharamshala.
A strong road network connects Dharamshala to cities like Chandigarh, Amritsar, Delhi, Shimla and Dalhousie.
The nearest airport to Dharamshala is in Amritsar (Punjab), which is located 200 kms away from Dharamshala. The Amritsar airport is well connected to cities like Delhi and Mumbai.
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