Tourist Places to visit in Dharamshala: Dharamshala is a city located in Kangra District in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh

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Tourist Places to visit in Dharamshala:

Dharamshala is in Kangra District which was formally known as Bhagsu. Dharamshala is the residence of Dalai Lama and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration which is just 18km from Kangra. Prime minister Narendra Modi selected Dharamshala to be developed as Smart city under Smart Cities Mission.

Dharamshala is located in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley and surrounded by dense forest consisting of Deodar cedar trees. Near this city you will see tourist  places like Mcleodgannj, Bhagsunath, Dharamkot, Naddi, ForsythGanj, Kotwali Bazaar (the main market), Kaccheri Adda, Dari, Ramnagar, Sidhpur, and Sidhbari.

 

One of the main attractions of Dharamshala is Triund hill.  Triund is one day trek at the upper reaches of McLeodGanj, about 9 km from McLeodGanj.

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Here are the different ways to reach Dharamshala: Tourists can reach here with the different modes of transport

By Air: Tourists can reach here by Air at nearest Airport  is Gaggal Airport which is 15km from Dharamshala.

By Rail:  Nearest railway station is Kangra valley Railway line is at Kangra  which is narrow in size which is  about 20 km from south of Dharamshala and Pathankot Railway station which is broad in size and is about 85km from Dharamshala.

By Road: Tourists can also reach here by car, bus and taxis, if tourists coming from J&k, Amritsar, Jalandhar they first need to reach Pathankot and from there Dharamshala is about 85 km and if tousits coming from Delhi which is 473km and they first need to reach at Ambala Cantt through UHL Janshatabdi from New Delhi which takes 13hrs 15min and then from Ambala Cantt  take State Transport Bus to  Dharamshala.  The fastest way to reach Dharamsala from New Delhi takes you 1h 25m, which is to take Spicejet from New Delhi to Dharamsala.

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Weather conditions in Dharamshala:

Summers:

Summers at this place  starts in early April, peaks in early June in which  temperatures reaches at 36*C and lasts till mid-Jun.

Tourist places to visit in Dharamshala

Monsoon:

The monsoon season starts from july and last up to mid september in which temperatures reaches  up to 3000 mm (120 inches) of rainfall can be experienced and which  makes Dharamshala one of the wettest places in the state.Tourist places to visit in Dharamshala

Autumn:

Autumn  starts from  mild October and lasts up to end of November in which temperature reaches up to     16-17*.

Winter:

Winter starts in December and continues until late February. Here Snow are common during the winter in upper Dharamshala whic includes McLeodganj, Bhagsu Nag and Naddi and  Lower Dharamshala receives little solid precipitation except hail. January 7, 2012 was heaviest Snowfall recorded in recent times. It was caused by deep low pressure entering the Kangra district.

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Spring:

After winter it is followed by  pleasant spring until April. Historically, the Dhauladhar mountains used to remain snow-covered all year long,

The best times to visit are the autumn and spring months.

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Top 8 Best places to visit in Dharamshala:

Mcleodgannj: McLeodgannj is one of the famous tourist place in Dharamshala which attracts tourists. This tourist destination is  lying in the upper reaches which  is known worldwide for the presence of the Dalai Lama. On 29 April 1959,  Dalai Lama  established the Tibetan exile administration in the north Indian hill station of Mussoorie, and in May 1960, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was moved to Dharamshala. With the presence of Dalai Lama  and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular tourist destination for Indian and foreign tourists, and also  including students studying Tibet.

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Triund hill: Triund Hill  is outstanding trekking option for all the experienced as well as first time trekkers.Tourist places to visit in Dharamshala Tourist places to visit in Dharamshala

Bhagsu Waterfall: This place is  just about a km walk from the temple are the Bhagsu waterfalls. This waterfall  is  not  very huge  but have historical significance, very beautiful, makes you relax and chill and are considered to be among the top 20 must visit waterfalls in India. One can get to the waterfall in Bhagsu by taking Bhagsu Road east from the main square in McLeod Ganj. To reach at waterfall just have a walk  through the Bhagsu village, past the swimming pool, and then follow signs to the start of the stairs leading up to the waterfalls.

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Bhagsunag Temple: This temple is dedicated  of god Shiva situated around 2 km from McLeodganj Bazaar. A freshwater spring, in which pilgrims to take a holy dip flows through the temple. Very next to Bhagsunag temple is a water fall and is  one of the major tourist attraction spot in Dharamshala.

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Church of St. John : A famous church in Himachal Pradesh, this church is basically located in upper region of Dharamshala which is around 1km before Mcleodgannj bus stand.

The church has lovely architecture having scenic beauty on the back side which is amazing. This place is beautiful to spend some time and relax here.

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Kalachakra Temple : This temple is near Tsuglag Khang, Mcleodgannj, Dharamshala. Is located in main market area and is a must to visit this temple because of beautiful, colorful designs of the wall.

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HPCA Stadium : The stadium is near Gaggal, Dharamshala which has great geographical location and view of mountain and clouds. The stadium is very well maintained and is just beautiful place to visit . HPca stadium is international Cricket stadium which also serves as the home ground to the HImachal Pradesh and for IPL team Kings XI Punjab to some extent.

HPCA Stadium is one of the attractive Cricket Stadium in India because of its nature and its scenic beauty . In this Stadium The First One Day International match held in 27th january 2013 between India and England in which England won by 7 wickets. On may 2011 an Ipl match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings  in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama graced the match of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Dalai Lama Temple complex : This temple is near Thekchen Choeling in Dharamshala. This temple is the Dalai Lama’s home so this place needs to be special and the atmosphere of the temple is very calm. There is proper security check while entering the temple.

Tourist places to visit in Dharamshala

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Hotel Facilities available in Dharamshala: Here are the top 7 hotels in Dharamshala

  • Hotel The Oak Valley in Bhagsunag, Mcleogannj:

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  • Villa Paridaso near Dalai Lama Temple :

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  • Hotel Deodar Villa in Mcleodgannj :

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  • Hotel Greenwoods Inn in Mcleodgannj:

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  • Hotel Gandhi’s Paradise in Mcleodgannj:

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  • Hotel Moon Walk Residency in Mcleodgannj :

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At the end of my Blog, I hope you all will like it.So Visit tourist places in Dharamshala,  explore the experience and enjoy its scenic beauty of this place.

 

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Hello everyone, I am Rahat Arora, I like to explore and capture good travel memories. Being travel lover I am also (travel blogger) through which I share my experience about places with the combination of exploring the place, culture and cuisines. So, I hope you all like my travel experience.

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