Nature’s own Villa
Located in the backdrop of the snow-clad Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas, hill station of Dharamshala is among the popular and unspoiled tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh. Town’s residential habitat’s height ranges from 3,000 feet to 8,000 feet and goes over to 17,000 feet to its peaks in just a span of 10 Kilometers. Dharamshala is among the very few towns with such a close snowline, the world over.
The hill station of Dharamshala is covered by thick woods of Deodar, Oak and Pine forests. The cultural, artistic and historical past of princely state of Kangra is witnessed in ethos and style of Dharamshala with its history dating back to the 5th Century.
Over the years, with a number of Tibetan institutions, capital in exile and with residence of ‘His Holiness – The Dalai Lama’ …Dharamshala has become ‘The Little Lhasa in India’. Dharamshala has many monasteries, nunneries and Buddhist learning centers. Famous for its culture and crafts, Dharamshala offers traditional Tibetan food, handicrafts, carpets and garments apart from local artifacts and delicacies.
Dharamshala exhibits diversity ranging from ancient Temples to Churches to Monasteries. The ancient temple of Bhagsu, Jawalamukhi, Brijeshwari, Chamunda, Mahakal, Chintapurni and famous rock cut temples of Masroor are all in the vicinity. The Church of St. John in the Wilderness, Macleodganj, and oldest Hill fort in Kangra, War Memorial, Museum and Shobha Singh Art Gallery are other nearby attractions.
Dharamshala is hub to adventure sports activities like Para Gliding at Billing. Many speculator treks originate from Dharamshala, passing through the deodar & pine forests and going up to the snowy peaks. There are many tea gardens and its unique taste has become quite popular among tea connoisseurs.
Dharamshala offers many shades of weather, culture and has surprises for everyone.