Dharamsala is located? in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is best known as the residence of Dalai Lama. Major suburbs are Mcleodganj, Yol, Dari, Mant khas, Kotwali Bazar, Sidhbari, and Khaniyara. Some of the renowned names who lived in Dharamsala are Alfred W. Hallett, Tenzin Gyatso, Passang Lhamo, Namrata Singh Gujral, and Palden Gyatso. Dharamsala is one of the best places for trekkers to enjoy trekking through the woods. Some of the popular trekking routes are Dharamsala-Dhauladhar-Ravi Vally-Chamba, Toral Pass, Dharamshala-Bleni Pass-Dunali, and Bhimghasutri Pass. Tourism is the main economic driver of the place. Donation from across the world has also helped the Tibetan community here to become the wealthiest refugee communities of the world.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Dharamsala Airport is also called Kangra or Gaggal Airport. Its runway infrastructure is capable of handling turboprop aircraft like ATR-72. Navigational aids include NDB and PAPI lights. Airlines available here are Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect, JetLite, and others. Some of the most popular flight routes include destinations such as New Delhi, Srinagar, Kullu, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, and others. Taxis and rental cabs are available for airport transportation.
More Information on Dharamsala
The total area of the place is 29.51 square kilometers, and it has a population of 19,124. Languages spoken and understand here are Hindi, English, Punjabi, and local languages. The must-visit places in Dharamsala are
- Kangra town
- Kangra Fort
- Bhagsunag falls
- Tibetan Library
- Mcleodganj: Bhagsu Falls, Dal Lake, Kareri Lake, Triund, Tsuglagkhang, Tibet Museum, Namgyal
- Monastery, St. John in the Wilderness
- Kotwali Bazaar
- Bajreshwari Devi temple
- Bir (paragliding, hang gliding)
- Tashi Jong Monastery
- Palampur: Shiva Temple, Neugal Khad, Tea Gardens
- Jwalamukhi Devi Temple
- Kaleshwar Mahadev Temple
- Gyuto Monastery
- Kangra Art Museum
The best time to visit is between September and June.