Dharamshala is a highly captivating town in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. This headquarters of Kangra district is surrounded by dense coniferous forest. The town is divided into two three parts—the upper Dharamshala called McLeod Ganj, the middle Kotwali Bazar and the lower Kaccheri area.The town of McLeod Ganj in Upper Dharamshala is known worldwide for the teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that take place here every year. It is also his residence and the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile, led by the Prime Minister, Samdhong Rinpoche. McLeod Ganj is also referred to as 'Upper Dharamshala'. Dharamshala is the closest one can get to Tibet while still in India. This quaint hill station is home to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political head of the Tibetan Buddhists. Once a British hill station, Dharamshala received an influx of Tibetan refugees after the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. Today, Dharamshala is a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, particularly those seeking spiritual salvation.
(Delhi, Amritsar, Dharamshala, Pragpur, Shimla)
Did you know? The most toured site in India is not the Taj Mahal. Visit one of the most sacred temples in India - The Golden Temple in Amritsar followed by a mountain retreat in the picturesque Himalayan Hills cities of Dharamshala, Pragpur and Shimla.
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