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Weekend Trip to Dharamshala , Himachal Pradesh

Famous for

  • Monastery
  • Trekking
  • Hill Stations
  • Adventure sports


Winter -1 to15°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Delhi: 522 kilometers / 8 h ,20 m

Best Time To Visit

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Labeled as ‘The Little Lhasa of India’, Dharamshala is the holy abode of the Tibetan charismatic leader ‘Dalai Lama’ and houses the Tibetan government in exile. It is the headquarters of the Kangra district and set against the picturesque backdrop of Dhauladhar mountain range. The beautiful city is divided as the Upper Dharamshala and Lower Dharamshala. Planning a trip to Dharamshala is the perfect place to learn about the Tibetan Buddhism and the community’s struggle for freedom. The dominance of Tibetan culture is ubiquitous through various Buddhist Viharas and Gompas sprinkled across the city.

How to Reach Dharamshala

By Train

The nearest railway station to Dharamshala is Kangra Mandir. It is located at a distance of 22 kilometers from Dharamshala. However, the major railway junction is Pathankot, which is located around 85 kilometers away and it is best way to reach Dharamshala.

By Air

The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Amritsar and later, one can take a taxi to reach Dharamshala.

By Road

Dharamshala is well-connected to Delhi via regular services. State government and private Volvo buses are available from Delhi (520 kilometers).

Hotels in Dharamshala

Hotel Chonor House

Temple Road

Hotel Grace Cottage


Club Mahindra Kangra Valley Resort Dharamshala

Yeol Road, Sheela Nowk, Sidhpur

Snow Hermitage Resorts

Khammiara Road