» St. John's Church :
Situated in the wilderness, this church
is one of the most heartbreaking memorials of the Britishers in Himachal
Pradesh. Just 8-kms from Dharamsala on way to McLeod Ganj, under the
shade of Doedar trees, this stone memorial stands over the body of the
British Viceroy, Lord Elgin, who died at Dharamsala in 1863.
» Macleodganj :
Macleodganj was once home of the
semi-nomadic Gaddi tribe
, but today,
it visited by several celebrities of the world for being the home of His
Holiness, the Dalai Lama. The place was developed in the mid 19th
century as a British Garrison. Developed as an important administrative
point for the whole Kangra valley, now it serves as the headquarters of
the exiled Tibetan Government. The monastery at Macleodganj houses a
larger than life size images of Buddha, Padmasambhava and
Adventure Sports in Dharamsala
Choose from trekking, rock climbing, angling or fishing, Dharamsala has
it all for its adventurous guests from all over the world. Dharamsala is
one of the most ideal base points for treks and rock climbing over the
ridges of the Dhauladhar range. Treks are also available in the Kangra
valley around Dharamsala and nearby places. The trekking season starts
from May and goes on to October. Also, the small rivers and streams
around Dharamsala give immense opportunity for angling & fishing.
The temperature of Dharamsala is pleasant throughout the year. However,
the the best time to visit is during Mid-May to Mid-October.
Wheels to Dharamsala
» By Air :
Dharamsala can be accessed by air from Delhi
and the nearest Airport is at Gaggla, just 13-km away from the town.
» By Rail :
Pathankot, the nearest railhead is just 85-km
from Dharamshala. Trains from all over the country make a stop over at
Pathankot and from here it is a three-hour drive to Dharamsala.
» By Road :
Bus services are available from
You can also drive from
Chandigarh, Kiratpur, Bilaspur, which would be an 8-hours journey. From
Delhi and Shimla, luxury buses runs to Dharamshala.