Dharamshala and its special attractions

Dharamshala is amonst one of the best hill stations of Himachal Pradesh situated in district Kangra. It is the headquarter of the Kangra district. Dharamsala is surrounded by awesome snow laden Dhauladhar and extends into the Shivalik range. This hill station is rich in oak, pines and conifer trees and snow laden mountains cover three sides of the town while the Kangra valley stretches as far as one can see. The snowline is easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill station, people reach in one days track to a snow-point after an early morning\’s start. Dharamsala offers an enthralling view of the Kangra valley and one can enjoy the sunset through pong wildlife lake over the horizon. In and around one can visit beautiful tea gardens, temples, Tibetan Monasteries, Kangra Art Museum, War memorial, Cricket Stadium, beautiful Dhauladhar peaks like Moonpeak, Triund, Kareri lake, Rising Star, Himani Chamunda. Dharmshala is complemented with many beautiful places like Kangra valley, Chinmayananda Tapovan, Norbulingka, Guyto Monastry, Tea gardens and Kunal Pathri temple, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, Khaniyara Shiva Temple, War memorial etc.

Dharmshala is well connected by all the three means of travel that’s by air, rail and the road. The closest airport is Gaggal which is just 10 km from Dharamsala. There are daily regular flights available from Delhi to Gaggal. The nearest railway station is in Kangra,  on the narrow gauge railway line from Pathankot to Jogindernagar. You can also reach Dharmshala by road through the hired car or taxi or the State Transport buses. Hotel Asian plaza is one of the best budget hotels in Dharamsala with all the basic as well as luxury facilities. Asian Plaza hotel is in the middle of Dharamsala near the bus station and on the way to Mcleodganj. Its very comfortable and rejuvenating to visit Dharamsala in any season, but still the awesome time to visit Dharmshala is during early winter in October and November.

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