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Dharamshala

The Land of Dalai Lama

DharamshalaMcleodganj Kangra Art Museum Lord Elgin's MemorialWar Memorial
  • General Information

    Other Name: Dharamsala, District: Kangra, State: Himachal Pradesh, India
    Area: 28.81 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Himachali, Hindi, English
    Long Distance Code: +91-1892
    Importance: Head quarters of Dalai Lama
    Best Time to Visit: March to November
  • Description

    The most fertile and undulating valley surrounded by hills on three sides and a valley in the front is the beautiful hill station of Dharamshala. Lying between the gentle Shivalik Hills and the foothills of the mighty Dhauldhar with lush terraces, wooded hills, manicured tea gardens and sparkling streams; Dharamshala is better known as the little Lhasa of India owing to the dwelling of many Tibetan Buddhists. Dharamshala over looks the plains and is surrounded by dense pine trees and Deodar forests. The snow capped mountains in distant view and small streams turning and twisting all through, bestows the sobriquet of a picture perfect hill station to Dharamshala. The colourful temple and Gompas, which reflect the culture of Tibet only adds to the beauty of town. <br />The small town is more than 150 years old they say. It became the capital of the Kangra rulers in 1852. The Tibetan exodus began in 1906 that earlier chose Dalhousie but later shifted to the higher altitude of Mcleodganj in Dharamshala. Today this little Lhasa of India has more of Tibetan population and the Tibetan culture dominates the town, but still the town has retained its colonial and British flavour.<br />Today it is the temporary residence of the great Dalai Lama.
  • Location

    Dharamshala, the district head quarter of the Kangra district is around 235 kms from the capital of the state, Shimla. Perched on the spur of the Dhauldhar range it is about 18 km north east of Kangra Town. It is clearly divided in upper and lower Dharamshala and has the altitude difference of nearly 1000 meters.
McleodganjMcleodganj, the little Lhasa of India, as it is commonly known as, is responsible for bringing Dharamshal in to prominence. This charming Tibetan settlement carries a distinctive colonial air and is famous as the dwelling of His Holiness, Dalai Lama. The great saint resides here with a huge number of followers. Mcleodganj preserves all that is Tibetan. The food, the culture, the handicrafts, everything is typically Tibetan, true to its name of little Lhasa of India.
Kangra Art MuseumOne of the must visit site in the itinerary to Dharamshala other than the residence of the Dalai Lama is this museum. It is treasure trove of the artifacts dating back to the 5th century A.D. On display are the objects like the famous miniature paintings of Kangra, its rich craft and many other valuable items. Sculptures and pottery of the Kangra region, their attire and other items are also on display.
Lord Elgin's MemorialA British who patronized this town was Lord Elgin, a Scottish by birth who came to India as the viceroy and would often come to this place from the bustling Shimla. This place reminded him of his hometown in Scotland. As fate would have it, he breathed his last in this very town. He was buried in the grave yard of the Church St. John in 1862. The church since then is known for the memory of the Viceroy. Built in 1852, this Church has the most beautiful stained glass windows. One panel portrays Christ and the other has St. John, the Baptist.
War MemorialThis memorial dedicated to the valiant soldiers who fought to defend their motherland but never came back. People offer a prayer here for the unknown soldiers who brought freedom laying down their lives. \r\n\r\n\r\nThe other places worth a visit which offer beautiful views are the Tiund, Dharamkot and Nurpur which are near to Dharamshala.
Rendzevous with mountains of Himachal

Rendzevous with mountains of Himachal
(7 Days / 6 Nights)

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Rendzevous with mountains of Himachal / PI-0219 (7 Days / 6 Nights)
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Himachal Pradesh, one of the northern states of India, is as its name suggests, has a cover of snow. Full of mountains and sceninc beauty, the state has many beautiful small towns. Apart from the mountains and the natural beauty you may also come across some monuments of utmost heritage value. The best time would be to visit during March to August, although it is accessible throughout the year, the nature is tough!

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Chandigarh - Shimla
Day 2 : Shimla
Day 3 : Shimla - Manali
Day 4 : Manali
Day 5 : Manali
Day 6 : Manali - Dharamshala
Day 7 : Dharamshala- Pathankot
Dhauladhar Ranges Tour

Dhauladhar Ranges Tour
(6 Days / 5 Nights)

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Dhauladhar Ranges Tour / PI-0221 (6 Days / 5 Nights)
Pathankot-Dharamshala-Khajjiar-Dalhousie

Taking you away from the hustle and bustle of cities, this tour takes you to the peace and tranquility of the picturesque Dhauladhar Ranges in Dharamshala. Offering a magnificent backdrop to every picture from Dharamshala to Dalhousie, the hills are the apt destination for any nature lover who loves to immerse in the beauty of nature to the fullest.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Pathankot - Dharamshala
Day 2 : Dharamshala
Day 3 : Dharamshala - Khajjiar
Day 4 : Khajjiar - Dalhousie
Day 5 : Dalhousie
Day 6 : Dalhousie
Kashmir Trek Program

Kashmir Trek Program
(14 Days / 13 Nights)

 90816
Kashmir Trek Program / PI-0315 (14 Days / 13 Nights)
Delhi-Shimla-Manali-Manikaran-Kullu-Dharamshala-Dalhousie

Considered to be one of the most well known hot spot for vacationers from all over the world, Kashmir offers beautiful and peaceful sceneries and enjoyable environment. Experience the mystic attractiveness of this enthralling area as you discover the appeal of the wintry hills, icy waterways and unique valleys of this area.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Shimla
Day 3 : Shimla
Day 4 : Shimla
Day 5 : Shimla - Manali
Day 6 : Manali
Day 7 : Manali
Day 8 : Manali - Manikaran - Kullu
Day 9 : Kullu-Dharamshala
Day 10 : Dharamshala
Day 11 : Dharamshala-Dalhousie
Day 12 : Dalhousie
Day 13 : Dalhousie
Day 14 : Dalhousie
Himachal Heritage Tour

Himachal Heritage Tour
(10 Days / 9 Nights)

 54670
Himachal Heritage Tour / PI-0472 (10 Days / 9 Nights)
Chandigarh-Nalagarh-Chail-Shimla-Manali-Palampur-Dharamshala-Paragpur-Pragpur-Chandigarh

This Himachal heritage tour attracts tourists from all over the world with its mysticity and exoticism. Tourists are treated to a cultural extravaganza, an experience that comes from its cultural heritage, natural beauty and lifestyle of the people. The trip gives you an insight into some of the most popular destinations of the state ranging from Manali, Dharamshala, Chandigarh to Paragpur.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Chandigarh - Nalagarh
Day 2 : Nalagarh - Chail
Day 3 : Chail - Shimla
Day 4 : Shimla - Manali
Day 5 : Manali
Day 6 : Manali
Day 7 : Manali - Palampur
Day 8 : Palampur - Dharamshala
Day 9 : Dharamshala-Paragpur
Day 10 : Pragpur-Chandigarh
Ladakh Himachal Tour

Ladakh Himachal Tour
(11 Days / 10 Nights)

On Request
Ladakh Himachal Tour / PI-0175 (11 Days / 10 Nights)
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During the tour you will visit the most popular and famous monasteries of the Ladakh region built by different rulers. In this tour you are reaching the highest motor able road in the world. Here the landscape assumes fantastic view of the mountains. Visiting the most charming and beautiful Kulu valley spread out its charm on either side of the river Beas. The valley is also famous for its exquisitely woven colorful hand made shawls. We take you to Dharamshala known as Little Lhasa in the gorgeous Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh in North India.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Leh
Day 2 : Leh
Day 3 : Leh
Day 4 : Leh - Alchi - Leh
Day 5 : Leh - Sarchu
Day 6 : Sarchu - Jispa
Day 7 : Jispa - Manali
Day 8 : Manali
Day 9 : Manali - Dharamshala
Day 10 : Dharamshala - Amritsar
Day 11 : Amritsar - Delhi
Himalayan Tour

Himalayan Tour
(24 Days / 23 Nights)

On Request
Himalayan Tour / PI-0456 (24 Days / 23 Nights)
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The Himalayas have attracted the adventurous and the travel passionate for years. Himalayas offers one of the most enriching travel experiences for the travelers. The place has snowcapped mountains, thrilling adventurous treks, wonderful natural scenes and fresh mountain treks for the nature lovers. The rich Himalayan culture and the welcoming nature of the people makes the trip all the more exciting and thrilling.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Amritsar
Day 3 : Amritsar - Paragpur
Day 4 : Paragpur - Dharamshala
Day 5 : Dharamshala
Day 6 : Dharamshala
Day 7 : Dharamshala - Palampur
Day 8 : Palampur - Manali
Day 9 : Manali
Day 10 : Manali - Keylong
Day 11 : Keylong - Sarchu
Day 12 : Sarchu - Leh
Day 13 : Leh
Day 14 : Leh
Day 15 : Leh
Day 16 : Leh - Lamayuru - Uletokpo
Day 17 : Uletokpo - Ridzong - Alchi
Day 18 : Alchi - Likir - Leh
Day 19 : Leh - Nubra Valley
Day 20 : Nubra Valley
Day 21 : Nubra Valley - Leh
Day 22 : Leh
Day 23 : Leh Delhi fly -Agra
Day 24 : Agra
Dalai Lama Tour with Taj Tour

Dalai Lama Tour with Taj Tour
(7 Days / 6 Nights)

On Request
Dalai Lama Tour with Taj Tour / PI-0516 (7 Days / 6 Nights)
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Encounter the magnificent mountain vistas of the misty Dharamshala which is home to a vibrant Indian community as well as thousands of Tibetan refugees. The place is perched right along the mountainside among the clouds giving it a mysterious and moving quality that acts in stark contrast to other buzzing cities of India. There is also the added attraction of Taj Mahal on the trip without which no trip to India is complete.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Delhi
Day 2 : Delhi - Agra - Delhi
Day 3 : Delhi-Pathankot-Dharamshala
Day 4 : Pathankot - Dharamshala
Day 5 : Dharamshala
Day 6 : Dharamshala - Pathankot - Delhi
Day 7 : Delhi

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