Dharamsala (also Dharamshala) (Hindi: धर्मशाला, dharmaśālā) (pronounced [d̪ʱərəmˈɕaːlaː] or [d̪ʱərmˈɕaːlaː]) is a city and a municipal corporation in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is the district headquarters. It was formerly known as Bhagsu. The Dalai Lama’s residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile) are in Dharamshala. Dharamshala is 18 kilometres from Kangra.

Dharamshala is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodar cedar trees.

Dharamshala is the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India. Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising there was an influx of Tibetan refugees who followed the 14th Dalai Lama. His presence and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying Tibet.

Famous Sightseeing Destination in Dharamshala are :-
1) Trihund Hill. 2) Norbulingka Institute.
3) Dalai Lama Temple. 4) HPCA Stadium.
5) Bhagsu Waterfall. 6) Church of St. John.

Best Time to go to Dharamshala- “March, April, May, June, December, January” etc.

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