Dharamshala is a beautiful hill station that lies in the district of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 1457metres above the sea level with an area of about 8.51km2. The city was earlier known as Bhagsu. This beautiful city is situated in the upper reaches of Kangra valley in the Dhauladhar ranges of Himalayas. The threes sided snow-covered mountains of the place add to its breathtaking scenic beauty of this extended valley. Dharamshala is place which is untouched by the world and is engulfed by coniferous forests which mainly include the Deodar Cedar trees.
The city’s periphery includes McLoedGanj, Dharamkot, Kotwali Bazaar, Bhagsunath, ForsythGanj, Kaccheri Adda, Ramnagar, Dari, Sidhpur, Naddi and Sidhbari. Dharamshala is a city that offers them spirituality, adventurous quest along with picturesque scenic beauty with a blend of peace and tranquillity; which surely ensures complete mind and body relaxation.
Dharamshala is a perfect holiday destination which offers a number of reasons to the tourists immense pleasure to reunite with nature; the flora includes pine and deodar trees which makeup dense forest surroundings, cool and fresh air all through the year, bounteous revitalizing streams, striking environment and visible snow topped mountains. Hence, it is a city full of vibrancy yet is serene. Dharamshala is a city which has dual settlement; the upper area having a colonial lifestyle which still preserves the British zest and the lower part, on the other hand, holds a great commercial importance.
Dharamshala is also well known globally because of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) also for the charisma of exile Tibetan Guru “Dalai Lama” who has settled here in the upper regions of Dharamshala, which caused an incursion of Tibetan refugees who followed him. With a number of Tibetan people residing in the place and copious Buddhist monasteries, it has become an eminent destination for tourist from all over the world and the students who are learning Tibet.
The major attractions of the city includes Triund Hill; a one day trek, McLeodGanj, Bhagsunath. The place can be visit throughout the year except the months of July and August, which mark the rainy season.
Another attraction in Dharamsala is the cricket stadium which is beautiful.