About Dharamshala

Dharamshala is located in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of Deodar cedar trees. The suburbs include McLeodGanj, Bhagsunath, Dharamkot and Naddi. The beautiful hills surrounding this area are covered by pine, Himalayan oak and rhododendron flowers. The main crops grown in the valleys below are rice, wheat and tea. The village of McLeodGanj, just next to Bhagsu, is known worldwide for the presence of the Dalai Lama.

Dharamshala is the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India. Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising there was an influx of Tibetan refugees who followed the 14th Dalai Lama. His presence and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying Tibet.

One of the main attractions of Dharamshala is Triund hill. Jewel of Dharamshala, Triund is a one day trek at the upper reaches of McLeodGanj, about 9 km from McLeodGanj.

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What does Dharamshala mean?

Dharamshala is a Hindi word that is a compound of dharma and shālā. A loose translation into English would be 'spiritual dwelling' or, more loosely, 'sanctuary'.

How do I get there?

Dharamshala town is reached by Dharamshala Gaggal Airport codes |DHM|VIGG, about 12 km to the towns south and about 10 km north of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh town. To reach Dharamshala by train, one has to reach Kangra, Himachal Pradesh town by Kangra Valley Railway line from Pathankot 94 km away and then take a bus or a taxi.

Pathankot is a broad gauge railway head. There is another railway line from Pathankot to Jogindernagar, a part of the Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh, which is a narrow-gauge line. The nearest station to Dharamshala on this line is Chamunda Marg, half an hour away, where a Shaktipitha is; the town is well connected by road to other parts of the country.

Buses of all classes (deluxe, air-conditioned, and regular) ply daily between Dharamshala and major cities such as Chandigarh, Delhi, and Shimla. Several buses each night connect McLeodGanj with Majnu Ka Tila, the Tibetan settlement in Delhi.

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