Dharamshala : A Slice of Tibet
The serenity of Dharamshala makes it the perfect location for the Dalai Lama to have his home. The exiled Tibetan government has made its home in Upper Dharamshala. Walking towards Upper Dharamshala, you can actually see and feel the change in the atmosphere as you seemingly walk into a different country. Spirituality covers Dharamshala like a blanket and it is easy to get lost in the Tibetan landscape. You may even stop feeling that you are in India thanks to the huge influx of Tibetan immigrants in the area.
How to Get There
By Air :
The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal airport around 15 km away from Dharamshala.
By Rail :
The nearest major railhead is in Pathankot, at a distance of 90 km.
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. Distance to Dharamshala; Kangra- 35 km, Pathankot- 90 km, Dalhousie: 120 km
The Dalai Lama has his residence in McLeodGanj. Standing in McLeodGanj is no different from standing in a Tibetan city due to the strong influence of that culture. McLeodGanj is filled with Tibetan institutions and many Tibetan immigrants have made their home here following in the footsteps of the Dalai Lama. The town provides a good introduction into the Tibetan culture. You can enjoy many Tibetan music, dance and theatrical shows here.
St. John’s Church
Baijnath Shiv Temple