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Dharamshala Hill Station

The Call of The Nature:

We welcome you to the 'Scotland of India' - Dharamshala! Forget all you worries and your stress. Get ready for one of the coolest vacations with us, in one of the coolest hill stations in India. Dharamshala Hill Station is one place where you can rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. This fascinating hill station is beautifully nestles in the plains surrounded by dense pine trees and Deodar forests. The hill station is located on the spur of the Dhauladhar range, about 17 kms north- east of Kangra town. The beautiful town is also divided into two distinct and widely separated sections. These two districts are named the Upper and Lower Dharamshala. So what is the wait for? If you want to get rid of that scorching heat, you should pack your bags and book your relaxing vacation at the Dharamshala Hill Station. Explore the experience of a lifetime.

The Recognition of the Utopia

As you go back to the history of the marvellous Dharamshala Hill Station, you will

realize that the destination had originally served as a subsidiary cantonment for the troops stationed at Kangra valley. Later, during the British rule it was taken as a summer retreat and since then it gained its popularity as a major vacation destination. As you take a stroll of the town you can still see the developed infrastructure which was a boon by the British.

This is not all. Dharamshala Hill Station has also been a seat of spiritual learning since ages. Here you will come across a huge number of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and goddess Durga. You can also visit the numerous monasteries, some of which dates back to the eighteenth century. Dharamshala Hill station is a paradise for all the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. This enchanting and tranquil hill station is sure to give you the serenity of your mind which its mystical divinity. Wake up to the sound of the bells, listen to the Buddhist chants, take a walk through the silent valleys and feel the purity from within.

The Attractions that makes it more Attractive


St. John's Church: If you are planning a tour to Dharamshala Hill Station, you need visit this fantastic place. The place is situated 7 kms upward from Dharamshala. The best part is that it is located beautifully between the Forsyth Ganj and Mcleod Ganj, which adds more beauty to the landscape. The church was built 1852 and is dressed in grey stone with some fine Belgian stained glass windows. This chrch is also famously known as the church of St. John in Wilderness. Chamunda Devi Temple: This is an enchanting spot for all the Hindu devotees. Visit this temple and marvel at the magnificent view of the mountains, the Baner Khud, Pathiar and Lahla forests at its backdrop. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chamunda Devi.

Maharana Pratap Sagar: This magnificent place was once known as 'Pong Dam Reservoir'. Now it is named after the great patriot 'Maharana Pratap'. Here yoi can also visit the THE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY which homes over 2,20 species of bird which include black - headed gulls, plovers, terns, ducks, water-fowl and egrets. You can also spot animals like barking deer, sambar, wild boars, nilgai, leopards and claw-less others.

Nurpur Fort: This fascinating Fort is located 66 Kms from the main Dharamshala Hill Station town. Previously known as Dhameri, the fort is now in its ruins, but still has some finely carved reliefs which are enough to enrapture you.

Tsug-Lag-Khang (Central Cathedral): This one brilliant place which you should not miss out, while on your Dharamshala Hill station tour. It is located opposite to the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The place is also famous as the Main temple to the local Indians.

Dall Lake: If you love nature, you will definitely fall in love all over again, here at this place. Visit this lake and let the beautifully surrounding high and green Deodar trees blow off your minds. This fascinating lake is located 11-kms away from the main town of Dharamshala Hill Station. This is one of the most favourite picnis spots for locals and tourists both.

Karanje: This holy place is located on the road to Dharamshala from Mangalore. This medievally built temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. As you visit this temple you will also be left spellbound with its charismatic landscape.

Namgyal Monastery: This amazing monastery was founded by Sonam Gyatso, the Third Dalai Lama. It is also known as the Victorious Monastery. Visit this monastery and feel the serenity of the lace and the location.

Pong Lake Sanctuary

Pong Lake Sanctuary: Wildlife lovers should not miss out the chance of visiting this amazing sanctuary. This place is situated 115 kms from the main town of Dharamshala Hill station. Here at this wildlife sanctuary you will come across animals like Nilgai, Sambar, Barking Deer, Wild Boars, Clawless Otter and Leopard. The reservoir is developed on a large scale for promoting water sports for tourists.

Ways you can reach your Dream Destination:

By Air: Planning to take a flight to Dharamshala Hill Station? Well the nearest airport is in Gaggla, 13-km away from the town. You can take a flight to this place from Delhi.

By Rail: If you are planning to take a train, you should know that the nearest railhead is at Pathankot, 85-km. The best part is that trains from all over the country make a stop Pathankot . Dharamshala Hill Station is three hour journey from Pathankot.

By Road: for all the road lovers, you can take a bus from Manali. If you choose you can also drive from Delhi via Chandigarh, Kiratpur, Bilaspur.

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