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Dharamshala is the second capital of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh for winter, it is a municipal corporation district headquarter of Kangra district. Its previous name was Bhagsu. Dharamshala is the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration and residence of Dalai Lama. Dharamshala is 18 kilometers from Kangra district.

Dharamshala has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission hence on 19 January 2017, Chief Minister of that time Virbhadra Singh declared Dharamshala as the second capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Why Visit Dharamshala?

Dharmshala is the land of spiritual power that is generated due to various pilgrims made by Tibetan exiles since 1959 in McLeodGanj i.e situated in Upper Dharmshala, basically the word dharamshala refers to a shelter or rest house for spiritual pilgrims. Traditionally, such dharamshalas (pilgrims' rest houses) were commonly constructed near pilgrimage destinations (often in remote areas) to give visitors a place to sleep for the night.

Dharamshala has a monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate (Cwa). Summer starts in early April every year, peaks in early June when temperatures can reach 36°C (97°F), and lasts till mid-June. From July to mid-September is the monsoon season, up to 3,000 mm (120 inches) of rainfall making Dharamshala one of the wettest places in the Himachal Pradesh.

Autumn temperatures average around 16–17°C (61–63°F). Winter starts in December and continues until late February. Snow and sleet are common during the winter in upper Dharamshala (including McLeodganj, Bhagsu Nag and Naddi). Lower Dharamshala receives little frozen precipitation except hail.

How to Reach Dharamshala

Dharamshala is mainly divided into two parts; Upper Dharamshala and Lower Dharamshala. Upper Dharamshala, is known as McLeodganj, it is the major tourist attraction of Dharamshala, becasue it is more scenic and home of Dalai Lama i.e also called magnificent Buddhist hermitages.

First option is, You can fly from Delhi, as nearest airport is Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away from Dharamshala. Gaggal airport connects Dharamshala to Delhi via Air India and Spice Jet flights, the second one is by train, the nearest railway station is Pathankot, 85 kilometres away from Dharmshala from here you can take a taxi or bus to reach Dharamshala, third one is by bus, Dharmshala is almost 520 kilometres from Delhi, 85 kilometres from Pathankot and various bus operator organized the journey from here to Dharmashala.

Choice your Time to Visit Dharamshala

People are of different choice, so many wants to come summer vacation and some in winter vacation, Dharamshala has pleasant weather conditions through the summer months, sees heavy rains during monsoon and snowfall in winters so on the basis of this you can plan your tour

March to mid-July

If you are looking to beat the scorching summer heat, then March to about mid-July is just the time to go. It's also the ideal time for trekking tours on scenic trails dotted with flowers in full bloom. It's a good idea to plan your trip around the Buddhist Losar Festival that takes place in February or March.

Mid-July to mid-September

If you are keen to enjoy the romantic rainfall in the hills, then mid-July to September is the time for you when the mountains are at their greenest. But do remember that the terrain can get pretty tricky in the monsoon so you have to be prepared for road blocks due to continuous rainfall.

Mid-September to November

Mid-September to November: Rains stop around mid-September and the weather is pleasant for sightseeing as well as other adventure activities such as trekking. But keep in mind that the nights start getting chilly at this time so you must carry adequate layers to keep yourself warm.

December to February

Winters in Dharamshala are freezing, but if you enjoy the cold and snow-white mountains, then this is a beautiful time to visit. It snows here during this time and the temperature tends to dip below -1 °C. Remember to carry lots of woolens and protection against chilly winds.

Places to Visit in and Around Dharamshala

  • Dal Lake
  • Kangra Fort
  • Bhagsunag Falls
  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Tsuglag Khang
  • Gyuto Monastery
  • Norbulingka Institute
  • Dalai Lama Temple Complex
  • The Aghanjar Mahadev Temple
  • Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
  • Namgyalma Stupa
  • Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
  • St. John Church
  • Mani Lhakhang Stupa
  • Kunal Pathri Temple
  • Naam Art Gallery
  • Tea Gardens
  • Hanuman Ka Tibba

Must Do Activities in Dharamshala

  • Camping in Dharamshala
  • Enjoy Bird Watching
  • Cricket Stadium
  • Trekking

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