Dharamsala, located in the state of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most frequented hill stations in the country. You can find this amazing destination at the Kangra district, which is located at the northern part of the state. This beautiful hill station is known all over the world because of the huge Tibetan community. This association with the Buddhist roots dates back to the 8th century. Literally meaning 'rest house' is the ideal place to spend some time in peace and idleness.
Dharmasala, located close to the Dhauladar range of hills, is cooler compared to the plains below. December and January remains very cold and show falls is common. Temperatures often drop below freezing point. July to September remains wet due to heavy monsoon. Autumn and April remain very pleasant. Pine and Deodars are commonly found in this region. Major crops include rice, wheat and tea.
This beautiful place, where calmness resides all around is doted with various tourist attractions. Along with the natural beauty of the landscape, what attract the tourists are its beautiful edifices. Some of the major tourist attractions, which are worth visiting, are as follows:
- Tsuglagkhang Complex
- Tibet Museum
- Tibetan Library
- Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
- St.John's Church
- Brajeshwari temple
- Aghanjar Mahadev
- Indru Nag Temple
- Kareri Lake
Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh is an ideal place, where you can undertake various courses like Tibetan and Indian cooking classes, yoga, reiki, meditation, Tibetan language classes and Thai massage. Shop for some interesting things during your trip to Dharamsala. Tibetan Singing Bowl, wooden shawls, prayer wheels, mandala paintings, Tibetan jewelry and trinkets, thangka and many others are popular buy among the tourists.
You will find various restaurants, where you can taste some delectable delicacies. Some of the major ones include Carpe Diem, Green Hotel, Jimmy's Italian Restaurant, Himalaya Restaurant, Lung-Ta, Le Vrai Cafe and many others. Make sure to try out the delectable delicacies and beverages like momos, pocha, thukpa and thenthuk.