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Dharamshala Traveller Guide

How to reach
By Air: There is no airport at Dharamsala. The nearest airport is Gaggal airport in Kangra valley. The airport is around 17 km away from Dharamshala and connects domestic flights to Delhi. From Delhi travelers can connect to major cities in India and abroad.
By Rail: Nearest rail station for Dharamshala is at Pathankot, 150 kms down in the plains. There is a narrow guage train from Pathankot to Kangra (18 kms). After getting off at the railway station, you can avail the bus service or hire private or shared taxis to get to Dharamshala.
By Road: Dharamshala has a good network of well connected roads that link Dharamshala with many cities and towns through the Inter State Bus Services. One can also hire private bus and taxi services to reach Dharamshala.
What to do?

Trekking : Triund, Bhagsu Waterfall, Dal Lake, Indrahar passMeet Dalai Lama: Meeting (or at least getting to see) the Dalai Lama [6] is the dream of a lifetime for many people, an intensive spiritual experience for Buddhists and a memorable moment for peo

What to see?

Bhagsunag Falls: Known for its old temple, a fresh water spring, water falls and slate quarries.
McLeod Ganj: It is a major Buddhist centreSt.
John's Church: Worth a visit for its beautiful stained glass windows.
Lord Elgin, one of the few Viceroys of Ind

Best time to visit

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Famous For

Snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens, beautiful hillsThe Dalai Lama


If you are visting Dharamsala in winter then you need to carry a cardigan or wollen clothes.

Dharamshala Reviews

Bad place, bad experience
Mar 06, 2020 05:47 PM Read (via Mobile)
We stayed here for a few weeks. All the cafes and restaurants have bad service but charge a lot of money. Whenever it rained they switched off the power and it wouldn’t come back for hours. Streets are filthy and filled with stray dogs. People aren’t that nice either and it looks like they just ...Read More

Don’t go there
Mar 06, 2020 03:13 PM Read (via Mobile)
Horrible place. Every time it rains they have no power. Backward, filthy, yet expensive as a trip to Europe. People are impolite and arrogant to tourists. Too many dogs. No charm at all. Many nicer places in India than this. ...Read More

Horrible backward place
Mar 06, 2020 02:45 PM Read (via Mobile)
Don’t go here. This is one of the most useless and backward places in India. Cafes and restaurants charge European prices for extremly bad service and filthy conditions. Every time it rains they switch off the power. People are extremely lazy, arrogant and they look down on tourists. Unless you ...Read More


Sep 26, 2018 02:59 PM Read (via Android App)
Hi guys! Today I am going to share best places you can visit while you are in my town dharamshala! Lot of tourists come here looking for peace serenity or even for taking a short break from their busy lifestyles ! Here are some places with different agendas you can fulfill your heart to the most...Read More

Too much crowded place
Jul 18, 2018 11:28 AM Read (via Android App)
Well today I want to shate my recent experience in himachal pradesh. I went to Dharamshala and mcleodganj. Weather in himachal is amazing but The place is too crowded. There is always problem with parking. It took me hours to find a good hotel. If you stuck in jam that means its gona be hoursfor...Read More

Amazing Place For Vacation With Family!
Jun 08, 2017 07:35 PM Read
I visited Dharamsala last month with my friends to watch a cricket match and I really loved every second of time which I spent there. It was such a lovely place. Even the cricket ground at Dharamsala looked marvelous. It was such an adventurous place and I enjoyed different activities like trekk...Read More

Serenity at its best.
Jun 07, 2017 02:59 PM Read
I visited Dharamshala in 2010. I reached here by car from New delhi. You get hired or shared cars from New Delhi or from Kalka. Its a small village/town hill station. It receives snowfall during winter. And the snow covered hill station looks serene and purely virgin. It looks like someone had p...Read More

Trip to triund!
Jun 05, 2017 03:03 AM Read (via Android App)
Dharamsala is a place where you will love to stay for the rest of your life. It is beautifull hill station where lots of people come to spend their vacations every year. I went their with my freinds and travelled in lots of places. People are so freindly over there , they will help you always. I...Read More

Apr 28, 2017 02:13 PM Read (via Android App)
A beautiful place. Cool climate, best to visit in March/April. To reach Dharamshala: By Train: Go to Pathankot Railway Station and after that you need to hire a taxi and leave for Dharamshala. By Air: There is no Airport in Dharamshala, but there is an airport in Kangra Valley, 17 ki...Read More

Jan 28, 2017 10:19 PM Read (via Android App)
If you want a break from your hectic schedule and busy life and fed up with your boss taunts and you are nature and cricket lover you must visit dhramshala you won't find such a beautiful cricket ground anywhere in the world. Mcloudganj, bhagsunag temple are some attractions of dhramshala and th...Read More

Jan 22, 2017 11:58 PM Read
Everything from picturesque magnificence to individuals are truly astonishing .There is no contamination no wrongdoing no commotion yet just a quiet lively soul reviving knowledge . This is the most astounding spot and the protected place to appreciate and have a great time in the winter and ...Read More

Beautiful city.
Jan 07, 2017 01:58 PM Read
Its a saying "Nature is not a place to visit its a home". And this saying suits for Himachal. I visited Dharamshala just few days before. It a beautiful place to visit with full of natural beauty. Himachal is in Shivalik Range and this place is widely famous for Flora. Its has variety of wildlif...Read More

Awesome Place to Visit !
Dec 23, 2016 03:14 PM Read
According to me, Dharamsala is one of the best tourist attractions in himachal pradesh. This place has heavenly beauty and a lot of places nearby to be visited. I just fell in love with the beauty, weather, climate and attraction of Dharamsala. Also, there is the Dharamsala cricket stadium wh...Read More

Nov 13, 2016 11:50 PM Read (via Mobile)
Dharamshala is located at Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is headquarters of district and widely known for its natural beauty. It's also the residence of Tibetan Guru Dali Lama. Importance of this more because point of sports here is Himachal Pradesh beautiful stadium HPCA DHARAMSALA and...Read More

Best place of attraction of tourism
Oct 25, 2016 07:26 PM Read (via Android App)
Dharamsala is a best place I had ever seen because I had gone dharamsala only for one time in which there was a match of cricket I had gone there for watching a live cricket match in a stadium with my family is a best place for attraction of tourism.dharamsala is located in a state of...Read More

Nice place to enjoy vacations
Apr 14, 2016 02:09 PM Read (via Mobile)
I have visited this place many times with family and friends. Its very beautiful place to enjoy vacations. Their are many hotels to stay. The price is not much too. Its a beautiful place to see natural beauty.Their is a cricket stadium to watch international matches. Its very beautiful stadium. ...Read More

Dharamsala the natural beauty at the border
Apr 06, 2016 07:52 AM Read (via Android App)
Recently we visited dharamsala. We firstly reached pathankot by train. Then we took toy train to kangra. The natural beauty in tje way was breathtaking. We stayed in kangra district. And further we go do dharmsala and mcloedganj. We really enjoyed salted tea in dharamsala temple. And momos th...Read More

Great destination for family and fun
Mar 09, 2016 09:48 PM Read (via Android App)
Dharamsala situated on the foothills od dauladhar range is one of loved tourist destination for indian and foreign tourists. With the pleasent weather and greenry makes it great place to hangout. Mcleodganj is 9 km away from dharamsala, it is famous for tibetian spritual leader dalai lama and ot...Read More

Feb 05, 2016 11:01 AM Read
Dharamsala its be the guest city I visit number of spot with my sibling I lived in dhramsala 2 year back it's an excellent spot for guest yet there are just few spot where guest can appreciate the common excellence Such these spots are [triyund, naddi, meclodgenj, kunaal ptthri sanctuar...Read More

Awesome Place
Feb 05, 2016 10:53 AM Read (via Android App)
I am from Himachal Pradesh, and I proud to be Himachali, Dharmshala is the summer capital of himachal pradesh. It is the best tourist place covered with himalaya, Dholadhar's covered with snow. Chamunda temple also there, many people come there in hope that Mata Rani will fullfil their wishes...Read More



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