Dharamshala is a peaceful town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, It is located in the foothills of Dhauladhar ranges. The forests of Dharamshala are etched with pine and oak trees which make this place a paradise for nature lovers. Dharamshala is also the temporary abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This town is the cultural and traditional hub of Himachal Pradesh because of its famous handicrafts, handmade carpets and garments. Rich cultural diversity and natural beauty attracts a lot of tourists to Dharamshala. Being a hill station, Dharamshala provides a quaint and tranquil atmosphere. Explore a variety of adventure sports like trekking, mountaineering and camping during the visit.


The temperature in summer season ranges from 30°C to 38°C and even rises to a maximum of 41°C.

The monsoon season experiences a heavy downpour. The temperature during this period ranges from 25°C to 32°C and humidity level remains high.

During winter season, the temperature falls down to 7°C. The temperature in winters ranges from 7°C to 15°C.

How to Reach

Dharamshala is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail. The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport, located about 13 km away.

Dharamshala is connected to Delhi and other parts of North India via a network of both state operated buses and private tour operators. Most buses stop at the main bus terminal of Lower Dharamshala.

The nearest major railway station to Dharamshala is at Pathankot, located at a distance of 85 km away. You can take a taxi or avail bus services from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala.

Key attractions/Sightseeing

Naam Art Gallery: This gallery is purely dedicated to upcoming artists and art lovers. Round the year, one can enjoy numerous art shows organized in this art gallery where the young talent gets the desired opportunity to display their paintings and art pieces. Naam Art Gallery displays the work of many renowned artists like the English painter A.W. Hallett and the German painter Elizabeth Buschmann.

Triund Trek: This Trek of 9 km from McLeod Ganj takes the adventure seekers to a very famous tourist attraction, Triund. It is a peak in the Dhauladar range of the mighty Himalayas. The place is ideal for camping as it has an unpolluted atmosphere and is one of the few eco-friendly sites located in India. Triund offers amazing views of the Moon peak-Indira Pass, green forests and splendid hilly areas.

Kangra Art Museum: The Museum of Kangra Art was designed to preserve, conserve and revive the cultural heritage of the Kangra region. Located near Kotwali Bazaar in Dharamshala, the museum is a grand display of Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. Though in its infantile stage, yet the museum has a good collection of ancient assortments and promises a long way to go.

The Kangra Art Museum houses a good collection of arts, crafts, artifacts, costumes, jewelry, woodcarvings, anthropological items, coins, manuscripts, sculptures, pottery, royal tents, shamiana, pandals and a host of other delights. The museum houses a library, display section for contemporary artists, sculptors and photographers along with an art gallery that showcases Kanga Kalam works or the Pahari miniature paintings.

Dharamkot: A wonderful and beautiful small village located nearby Bhagsu Waterfall, enveloped within high pines and rhododendron forests. There are several famous religious centers in the village, which comprise Tushita Research Centre and Mountaineering Institute.

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