Dharamshala also pronounced Dharamsala, a city in the Kangra district of the state of
Himachal Pradesh, is the residence city of Dalai Lama and headquarters of the Central Tibetan
Administration in exile. It is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 18 kms
(11 miles) north east of the town of Kangra. The area is wooded with oak and conifer trees and
snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in the front. The
snow line is perhaps more easily accessible here than at any other hill resort. It is also starting
point of numerous trekking trails especially across Dhauladhar to upper Ravi Valley and Chamba
district. Dharamshala or Dharamsala is an airport, Amritsar airport is about 200 kms (124 miles),
the nearest railway station is in Kangra via Pathankot about 90 kms (56 miles) with onward roads
and from other major cities like Chandigarh, Shimla and more.
Getting around: Autorikshaw taxis, buses and on foot.
Tourist seasons: High tourist season is from March to June, mid season September, October,
low season July to August and November to February.
Weather: Climatological Information Dharamsala, India, source India Meteorological Department.
Altitudes and other factors may substantially influence the weather conditions in the same city,
town and neighborhood. Historical data may not be relied on for current conditions. Visit relevant
source for other climate variables.
100mm = 3.9370 inches, 50mm = 1.9685 inches,
25mm = 0.9842 inches, 12.5mm = 0.4921 inches
- Climatological information is based on monthly averages for the 48-year period 1951-1998.
Attention: Please note that the averaging period for climatological information and the
definition of "Mean Number of Rain Days" quoted in this web site may be different for
different countries. Hence, care should be taken when city climatologies are compared.
Tour sites and attractions: Trekking on Satluj Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Masrur Rock Temples,
Bhagsu Waterfalls, Bhagsunag Temple, Naam Art Gallery, Kangra Museum, Kunal Pathri
Temple, Chamunda Temple, Dal Lake, Triund, Naddi, Thaneek Pura, McLeod Ganj, Sidhbari
Village, Pong Dam Lake, Kareri Lake, Gopalpur Zoo and more.
Tour packages: Air, hotel, auto rental, tour packages by air, road, transfers from airport to hotel
and back, local sightseeing and other combinations.
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