Dharamshala

Lying in the shadow of the mighty Dhauladhar range is the quaint town of Dharamshala. Divided into two halves; Kotwali Bazar and nearby markets make up Lower Dharamshala, with the township of Mcleodganj in the higher regions, surrounded by think pine, cedar and Himalayan oak forests. With rising altitude, the summer temperature between Lower and Upper Dharamshala can change dramatically from warm to cool climes. Dharamshala is reached by an 18 km gradual uphill drive from Kangra.


Mcleodganj is most well known as it serves as the capital of the Tibetan Government in exile. It was in the wake of the Tibetan uprising of 1959 that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama escaped from Lhasa. Choosing Mcleodganj for an abode in exile saw an influx of Tibetan population that followed him into exile. Often referred to as ‘Little Lhasa’ the vivid character of the city today attracts many famous people, including country heads, filmmakers and diplomats to Mcleodganj, Dharamshala from all over the world.


Colonial influence, however, has its imprint intact in the town which can be spotted in many buildings, a church and other landmarks of the era scattered around the town and its suburbs.

Locations

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McLeodGanj

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Norbulingka Institute

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St. John Church in the Wilderness

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The Mall

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The Ridge

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Toy Train

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Tsuglakhang Temple

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Viceregal Lodge

Hotels

Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

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Dharamshala Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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