In the district of Kangra there is a city known as Dharamshala. It is situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the district headquarters. It was formerly known as Bhagsu. In Dharamshala there are the headquaters of the administration of the Tibetan government and the residence of Dalai Lama. Dharamshala is situated in the 18 kilometres from Kangra. Daramshala is the perfect place for holiday because here deodar forests, streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline are present. It is peaceful place. The Mcleodganj, Bhagsunath, Dharamkot,, ForsythGanj, Kotwali Bazaar , Kaccheri Adda , Dari, Ramnagar, Sidhpur, and Sidhbari include the suburbs of Dharamshala. Triund Hill is the attraction and Jewel of Dharamshala. Triund is one day trek at the upper reaches of McleodGanj, about 9 km from McLeodGanj.
Places to visit
- Dal Lake
- Kangra fort
- Bhashunag Fall
- Kangra Art Museum
- Jwalamukhi Devi Temple
- Aghanjar Mahadev Temple
- Dalai Lama Temple
- Dharamshala war memory
- Chinmaya Tapovan
Dharamshala was found by British between 1815 from 1847. It was a British hill resort. After October 1959 Dharamshala remained a low-profile hill town till the influx of Tibetan refugees along with the Dalai Lama.The library of Tibetan works and Archieves opened by Dalai Lama in 1970. It considered the most important institute. India welcomed the religious leader and offered him and his people and a place to stay in Dharamshala. In the area many many Tibetan are settled in Dharamshala and most of Tibetan are settled in the upper area of Dharamshala called Mcleodganj. Dharamshala is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh.
When to Visit
People can go in Daramshala in anytime i.e summer months, to see heavy rains during monsoon and snowfall in winters.
March to mid-July: In summer.
Mid-July to mid-September : In Rainy season.
Mid-September to November: In plesant wheather.
December to February : in Winter.
How To Visit
By Air : Gaggal airport is the nearest airport. It is 13 Km from Dharamshala.
By Rail : Pathankot station is the nearest railway station. It is 85 km from daramshala.
By Road : Dharamshala is well-connected to Delhi and other parts of North India.
In winter, the temperature is at freezing point. During summer, the climate is mild.
Dr. Yeshi Dhonden
There is a clinic of Dr. Yeshi Dhonden in the Dharamshala. He is one of the best Tibetan doctors. He uses Tibetan herbal medicines and diet for curing cancer. On 15 may 1927 in Lhoka, Tibet Dr. Yeshi Dhonden was born. His family belongs to the famous medical lineage of Ngok Lotsawa and Ngok Choeku Dorjee. Only at the age of twenty he completed his medical training. He was succeded to find Men Tsee Khang, the Tibetan Medical College in the year of 1960. From the year of 1960 to 1980, he was the personal physician of Dalai Lama. His main goal was to prove that these Tibetan formulas were safe and non toxic and have successfully proved it. From different countries of the world, he has treated many cancer patients including women with breast cancer. He is specialist in treating AIDS and Cancer. He has saved the lives of many patients even at the last stage of disease.