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  • Dharamshala - Description of the City
  • Getting to Gangtok

Dharamshala - Dharamshala, situated at an altitude of approx 1500 meters above sea level in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh, stands at the foot of Dhauladhar ranges and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than any other hill station in India.

Dharamshala now really has become international, with a number of Tibetan settlements and the residence of Noble Laureate the 'Dalai Lama'. Dharamshala is devided into two distinct parts : lower Dharamshala, the civil and business area with Courts and Kotwali bazar and upper Dharamshala composed of places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. Mcleodganj , in upper Dharamshala is the abode of His Holiness the Dalai Lama , and also the Center for Tibetan Studies is located there.

  • By Rail -- Pathankot and Chakki Bank are the nearest main line railheads, located about 100 kms from Dharamshala.

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