India - Dharmashala Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Dharmashala 

Dharamsala, popularly known as "Scotland of India" is a beautiful hill station and is well known for its Tibetan settlement.  It is divided into two parts, the Lower Dharamshala and the Upper Dharamshala. Lower Dharamshala is a busy commercial center, and Upper Dharamshala is the town that retains a British flavor and colonial lifestyle. McLeod Ganj is the headquarters of the Dalai Lama.

There is a charming church of St. John with stained glass windows. Other ancient temples like Jwalamukhi Temple, Brijeshwari Temple and Chamunda Temple also lie on the plains below. Other important places to see in Dharamshala are given below.  

  • Kangra Museum
  • Machhrial and Tatwani
  • Kareri Lake
  • Dharamkot
  • War Memorial
  • Bhagsunath
  • Kunal Pathri
  • Chinmaya Tapovan
  • Sujanpur Tira
  • Andretta

To Reach 

By Air: Dharamsala can be approached by air from Delhi. The nearest airport is at Gaggal, just l3 km away.

By Rail: Pathankot, the nearest railway station is 85 km away.

By Road: Taxis are available from Pathankot. From Delhi and Shimla, luxury buses ply to Dharamsala. 

 

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