Dharamshala City Guide
Tour to Dharamsala located amidst high hills of Himalayan ranges giving panoramic view of the valley. Indian tourism have taken keen interest to attract tourists to Dharamsala for various kind of adventure activities and sight-seeing. Surrounded by lush green forests, monasteries and temples, the city of Dharamsala attracts tourists across the world.
Dharamsala is known for its scenic beauty, calmness and serenity. Tour to Dharamshala takes you to the high pine trees, tea gardens, timber yielding trees that are overlooked by Dhauladhar Himalayan ranges. A nearby snowline with numerous streams and cool healthy atmosphere makes the surroundings very attractive. Situated at a distance of 9 km down of McLeodganj, the city of Dharamsala is divided into two parts; upper Dharamsala and lower Dharamsala. In the year 1849 the British army had posted its regiment and made it one of the prime summer holiday spot.
Culture and Heritage of Dharamsala
Today Dharamsala is considered as one of the famous tourists destinations in the world, famous for its beautiful mountain ranges, temples, lakes and monastery, Dharamsala attracts large number of tourists from entire world. Though the city is overtaken by the Tibetan culture and tradition, still the glimpse of colonial lifestyle and British fervor can be noticed in the churches and villas. St. John's Church is a famous church situated in the vicinity of Dharamsala. Tourists can travel to Dharamshala to discover the land of sheer beauty and culture, which is also preserved in the form of museum known as Kangra museum. The Kangra museum gives an overview of the rich past of the region and on the other hand there are institutes that have been established to preserve the Tibetan art, cultures and traditions.
Today, Dharamsala has become the synonymous to the Tibetan government in exile and the home of Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. Even if the Tibetan community dominates the town, still it has retained the colonial lifestyle and British frenzy.
A busy bazaar town, Dharamsala has established itself as the travellers base camp, who come to explore the nearby mountains. The Kotwali Bazaar of Dharamsala provides the entire colour and characteristic of a small town, which is mixed with the simple life style. Youll find ATMs, phone-booths, internet parlours and chemists in plenty here. In fact, many treks start from here and you can also organise transportation or a driver for yourself from this spot.
Best Time to Visit Dharamshala
As Dharamsala is situated in the Himalayas, the climate of this hill station is very pleasant during the summers but in winters the cold is very bad. Temperature can drop below the freezing point during the winters and heavy woolen cloths are required. During the summers the weather is mild and pleasant. Best time to visit Dharamshala is between March and October. Avoid coming here during the monsoon months.
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