Dharamsala

Dharamsala is known for the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile.

Updated: June 16, 2022

Dharamsala is known for the holy residence of the Dalai Lama and houses the Tibetan monk in exile. It is located in Kangra district at a distance of 18km fro Kangra City. The city is distinctively separated as upper and lower divisions with different altitudes. The lower division is the Dharamsala town itself whereas the upper division is known as Mcleodganj. Being a Tibetan hub, Dharamsala is considered to be one of the best places to learn and explore Buddhism and Tibetan Culture.

Dharamshala Cricket Stadium, St. John in the Wilderness Church, War Memorial, Gyuto Monastery, Tea gardens, Dal lake and Nadi are some of the point to visit in Dharmasala. Located at the height of 1,457 meters above sea level, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium is one of the highest sports grounds in the world. This beautiful stadium situated at the Dhauladhar mountain range in Kangra valley often serves as the practice ground for the Indian Cricket Team, Himachal Pradesh state-level cricket team, as well as Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab.

The best part is there is no fence in front of the seating area, providing an unobstructed view of the match in this stadium. The stadium is open for tourists even when no matches are scheduled. The majesty of the surrounding mountains and a gentle breeze constantly blowing across the grounds makes it a pleasurable outing for every tourist. 

Located near Dharamshala and on the way to Mcleodganj, St. John in the Wilderness Church was built in dedication to John the Baptist in in 1852. War Memorial is situated in the pine forests near Dharamshala town.
Gyuto Monaster is a serene monastery of holiness. Dal lake is 11 km from lower Dharamsala and lies in between hills and deodar trees which is a starting point for trekking and excursion.

Dharamshala known as the smallest tea region of India has beautifully lined and organized tea gardens across the Kangra Valley. It is known for its good quality tea and is available for purchase in many shops across Dharamshala and Mcleodganj.

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