Rich facts about Dharamshala

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Published: 29th June 2010
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One of the major tourist attractions located in north India, Dharamshala is what every holiday maker dreams of. With idyllic surroundings, which includes the world famous Himalayas, the whole town makes for a must visit for any traveler. It is located in the backdrop of the Dhauladhar Mountains and is about 18 km away from the valley district of Kangra. Everything about Dharamshala has a feeling of beauty and divinity attached to it. With a population of about 1,149,744, the whole town is mostly inhabited by tourists alone. The tourism department is in a boom at present.

Situated at an altitude that varies between 1,250 meters and 2,000 meters, Dharamshala enjoys a pristine climate. The whole town is embedded with Buddhist monasteries giving it the divinity of a holy place. The people are very warm and hospitable and are ever ready to help you if you have any queries about Dharamshala. Temperature can be quite extreme; summers can go up to 38 degrees Centigrade in June to 0 degrees in Jan. The best season to visit this town is from March to June and September to December. It also has the distinction of receiving the second highest rainfall in the country.

Dharamshala can be reached by air, rail or road. The nearest airport is at Gaggal which is 13 km away from which it is accessible by road. The nearest railhead is at Pathankot about 90 km away from this town. If you are planning to drive up to this place, there are well connected roads leading from major cities such as Delhi and Chandigarh. Quite a few Churches and Monasteries make up the tourist attractions of this place. The whole town is quite small, so if you go round about Dharamshala, it won't take you more than a day.

There are quite a number of hotels and resorts in and around Dharamshala which offer some exciting travel packages. The hotels are located strategically at some of the best spots of the town. The Himalayas can be viewed from any part of the town. The hotels offer good hospitality combined with sumptuous food. The variety of cultures that combines with this is place is the highlight about Dharamshala. People from various other communities and cultural backgrounds mingle together and make merry for a proactive and fulfilling holiday. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags to Dharamshala today.

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