Dharamsala is a peaceful town situated on the high slopes of Kangra Valley. It is the seat of holiness of the 14th Dalai Lama, with Dhauladar Mountains at the backdrop of the town, making it a mesmerizing tourist spot. The town is divided into two parts, namely the Upper Dharamsala and the Lower Dharamsala with difference of about 1000 m in altitude. It is a charming town of the refugees from Tibet.
Dharamshala, the small beautiful town of Himachal Pradesh falls in the Kngra valley, at a distance of 185 km from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Attractions Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful states in Northern India, Dharamshala is like a small piece of diamond, which multiplies its beauty manifold. The landscape is splendid, with green surroundings, swift rivers, and the mighty hill ranges, the small city is a perfect resting destination after some rush hours of journey. If one goes to Dharamshala the main attractions would be as follows.
Tourist Attractions in Dharamsala
The Kangara Art Museum : This museum houses some rare artifacts, miniature paintingsand other cultural objects representing the richness of the past of this small town. Some of these belong to the 5th century, and the artifacts are quite well preserved.
The library of Tibetan arts works and archives is also a good place to visit, especially for the Scholars and the enthusiasts of ancient art and literature.
St. John's Church :The most exciting memorial building of the British Raj in this town is the St. John's Church, which also houses a memorial of Lord Elgin, the Viceroy who died in1963.
How to reach
By Air - Kangra Gaggal Dharmashala airport is the nearest, at a distance of 12 km.
By Rail - Pathankot is the nearest railhead in broad gauge route, however Kangra station is in the narrow gauge map, only 18 km from Dharamshala.
By Road - The national highways numbered 1 and 1A connect Dhramshala to Pathankot and Jalandhar, thus obviously the roads are quite good.