Dharamshala is known for perfect vacations in the backdrop of snow clad peaks of Dahuladhar mountains. Located 85 km from Pathankot, it is perched at an altitude of about 2000 m. The entire valley is surrounded by Pine, Deodar and Rhododendron forests. Dharamshala, because of its heavy tourist crowd, is known as quite cosmopolitan city. Dense pine and deodhar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline in the Kangra district form a perfect destination for your holidays in dharamshala tour package.
It is divided into two main parts namely, upper and lower. The upper part is known as Mcleodganj, which was originally the home of the semi nomadic Gaddi tribe. Today, it serves as the abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who settled here after the Chinese invaded Tibet. The town is blessed with Tibetan culture, and therefore is frequented for beautiful and majestic monasteries. McLeodganj is steeped in Buddhist culture.
Prime Attractions Of Dharamshala
Dharamshala Tour Package
Dal Lake near Dharamshala offers a perfect spot for family holidays. Surrounded by lush green tall deodar forests, the lake serves as a romantic destination for watching sunrise and sunset as well. It is one of the best place in dharamshala tour package.
Goddess Chamunda Devi
Popular for its religious values, the temple of Goddess Chamunda Devi is another prime attraction at Dharamshala. Apart from its religious importance, the temple also offers breathtaking views of the high mountains and the forests of Baner Khud, Lahala and also Pathiar.
Once the stronghold and seat of the Katoch rulers, the Kangra Fort is a major sightseeing destination in our Bright Line Tours dharamshala tour package. The Katoch rules the land for over 2000 years. The first, today, stands in ruins because of the devastating earthquake that hit the area in 1905.
Kangra Art Museum
Kangra Art Museum is known for marvellous collection of arts, crafts, artifacts, costumes and also other treasures dating back to the 5th century. It is in Kotwali Bazaar of Dharamshala.
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) is a wonderful place to explore the Tibetan culture. Found by the 14th Dalai Lama, the library is situated at McLeodganj and serves as an institution to preserve and promote Tibetan culture. It stores almost 40 percent of the original Tibetan manuscripts making it a depositary of the rich Tibetan culture.
Founded by Sonam Gyatso, the third Dalai Lama, the Namgyal Monastery is a true tourist’s delight at McLeodganj. This monastery was built in the year 1575 with a purpose was to assist the Dalai Lama in his spiritual duties and public religious activities.
The hill station is also an ideal spot for Yoga and Meditation classes.
By Air: The nearest airport is Gaggal airport (15 km).
By Rail: Kangra and Nagrota (about 20 km south of Dharamsala) are the nearest railheads. Besides, Pathankot connects Dharamshala to Jammu by railway line.
By Road: These hill stations are well connected to Delhi and all the major cities of Himachal Pradesh by State transport deluxe as well as semi-deluxe buses and taxis.