The great Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama lives here and thousands of ardent travelers visit this hill station every day to enjoy its magnificent beauty!!! Yes, we are talking about the ever beautiful 'Dharamshala, located in the scenic valleys of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. This calm and serene hill station is situated at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level and is surrounded by thick deodar cedar trees, snow-laden mountains, exotic culture, and quaint old monasteries. The presence of the great Tibetan leader Dalai Lama along with other Buddhist nuns & monks and several Tibetan Monasteries has made Dharamshala one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The picturesque surroundings of Dharamshala and the presence of great Buddhism culture make this hill stations one of the best in India. Also, Dharamshala tourism is at its peak during summer, when the temperature is at its peak. There are a lot of other attractions in Dharamshala like the charming St. John Church, headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dal Lake, etc. that draw tourists from different parts of the country. Dharamshala is divided into two parts, upper Dharamshala and lower Dharamshala and both these regions have scenic landscapes , bungalows, churches, monasteries, and cantonment that are surrounded by the mighty Dhauladhar mountains. While holidaying in Dharamshala don't miss the glory of Tibetan culture, which can be seen and experienced through its monasteries situated here.
holidays in Dharamshala are incomplete if you don't visit Mcleodganj, a beautiful village located in the same vicinity as Dharamshala. This scenic hill station is small yet stunning with views of the magnificent Dhauladhar range and it is certainly one of the best places to visit in Dharamshala. A popular base for Tibetan Buddhist activities, Dharamshala is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Himachal Pradesh that give you enough reasons to explore the splendor of the destination. The city has a lot of shopping area that offers great Tibetan handicrafts, carpets, and mats at a very reasonable price.
The day temperature is very pleasant in Dharamshala and nights are cool, and so the tourist rush is always high in this gorgeous hill station. However, the months between March and June are the best time to visit Dharamshala as it doesn't get too cold or hot during this season. For someone who loves rainy season, do visit this hill station during the months of July and August as Dharamshala presents some very scenic views of the freshly washed forests. But, make sure that your journey is safe and comfortable as cases of landslide are quite common during monsoon. Winter too is the best time to visit Dharamshala, especially for someone who wants to experience snowfall. The temperature even drops to 0 degree in winter, and so the months between December and February are the best to catch a glimpse of chilly Dharamshala.