Dharamshala which literally translates to “spiritual feeling” is a quaint hill-station in Himachal Pradesh. Located in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley it has a strong Tibetan population and it’s also the seat of the Dalai Lama. If not the picturesque views and the vibrant Buddhist culture, it is definitely the always cool and pleasant weather of Dharamshala that attracts tourists. It’s difficult to catch it at a bad time when the coldest it gets is 6 C and the warmest it gets is 31C, hence people can comfortably visit it at any point of the year, as per their convenience. Travellers can get in to Dharamshala by bus from Delhi, Chandigarh, or Shimla easily as there are buses that ply to Dharamshala from these places on a daily basis. The closest airport is Kangra Gaggal Airport which is 12 km away, and if one is travelling by train the Kangra Valley Railway line is 94 km away and the Una Himachal station is 120 km away, from there one can catch a bus or cab to Dharamshala. Dharamshala is easily one of the most popular places of interest in India, this being more pronounced with the presence of the Dalai Lama. Tourists stream in from all corners of the world to visit this hill-station with the hopes of meeting the Dalai Lama. While there are a number of stay options here, it can also get really crowded and it is highly recommended to make advance bookings before getting on the road. If you’re looking for accommodation that will meet your comfort needs while still not burning too much of a hole in your pocket, you can check out Treebo’s three star hotels in Dharamshala. Our three star hotels in Dharamshala come with a host of amenities and services that will make your stay a comfortable and memorable one. There is a lot to learn and get out of a trip to Dharamshala. The various Tibetan monasteries present there bring forth a feeling of peace and serenity, and one can spend time meditating there. If one would wish to pursue meditation and other forms of meditation, classes are offered on yoga, meditation and reiki. If one is there when the Dalai Lama is giving a public lesson, then that’s definitely not to be missed. For the nature lovers and enthusiasts, the Triund trek is a bit of a challenge but the views of the Himalayan ranges makes up for the worn out muscles. One can also enjoy walks to Bhagsu waterfall and Indrahar Pass, for less strenuous options. The Dal Lake, Kangra Museum, and Kangra Forts are also worth a visit.
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