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Dharamshala is a town and a municipal council in Kangra district in the northern regions of India in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is prominent as the capital of the Central Tibetan Administration, a Tibetan government in deport led by Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th and current Dalai Lama. The government's headquarters are located in McLeod Ganj, a suburb that is also referred to as Upper Dharamshala or "Little Lhasa". Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas it offers the scenic beauty which will enthrall and amaze you.
Who should visit the city?
Best time to visit (months)
Season-1 : March - June | Season-2 : December - February
There are a number of bus services available from all major cities of Himachal Pradesh to reach Dharamshala. Destinations like Pathankot (88km), Jalandhar (193km), Amritsar (200km), Shimla (241km) and Delhi (490km) are directly connected to the city via state buses.
The nearest railway station to Dharamshala is Pathankot railway station, which is set at a distance of around 85km. Further, you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Dharamshala.
Located at a distance of 15 km from Dharamshala, Gaggal is the nearest airport. Regular flights operate from Delhi, Kullu and Chandigarh to Dharamshala. Taxi services are available from airport to reach Dharamshala.
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