Must know facts on Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh For a Touristby Nisha Parmar SEO Executive
Dharamshala is one of the most popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh Tours conducted
by Swan Tours Connaught Place Delhi, the destination along with Manali and
Shimla form a very interesting itinerary offering variety of travel experiences
and is extremely popular with tourists from all over the world.
Dharamshala, Under the shadow of the great rock wall of Dhaula Dhar, where wander those legendary shepherdesses, the Gaddi maidens, immediately above Dharamsala rises one of the main spurs of the Himalayas, the dark, pine-covered mountain-side reaching out towards the upper peaks that soar into the regions of eternal snow.
Divided into upper and lower towns with a difference of some 457 meters (1,500 ft) between them against a background of snow-capped mountains, forests of giant conifers meet carefully cultivated tea gardens at the beautiful resort of Dharamsala which stands on the spur of the Dhauladhar range. The mountains enfold three sides of the town and the valley stretches beyond to the south. Known for its scenic-beauty amidst high pine trees, tea gardens and other timber-yielding trees vying with one another for height, calmness and serenity. Dharamsala's altitude varies between 1,250 meters (4,400 ft) and 2,000 metres (6,560 ft). The snow line, here, is perhaps more easily accessible than at any other hill resort and it is quite possible to trek upto it after an early morning's start. The glittering rays of the sun fall upon the glossy snow and cast their reflections back in the valley in all the seven colours of the rainbow, beck owning people on.
The scene shifts as one approach Dharamsala, the plains below wear a veil of blue, while the Dhaula Dhar, spur on which Dharamsala stands rises dark and pine covered. Now the seat of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, after the Chinese conquest of His country, Dharamsala is evocative of imperial days in places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsythe Ganj. Headquarters of the Kangra district, it became the capital in 1852 and is 125 years old.
Wrecked by an earthquake in 1905, it rose like a phoenix from the ashes, more resplendent than ever steadily acquiring a pride of place among tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. When the Tibetan exodus began, they first went to Dalhousie but later shifted their colony to Mcleod Ganj in Upper Dharamsala. Dalhousie's loss was Dharamsala's gain.
Since 1960, when it became temporary headquarters of the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala has risen to international repute as The Little Lhasa in India".
The high altitude of Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh, cool and favourable weather have contributed towards the creation of a Tibetan environment. More than 3,000 Tibetans have made Dharamsala their temporary home, living mostly in Mcleod Ganj.
After the Indo-Chinese and Indo-Pak wars, the government
erected the War Memorial to the hundreds of jawans and officers belonging to
Kangra, who died in battle. Situated amidst beautiful surroundings, the vast
slopes have been developed with flower beds, shrubs and underground electric
lighting; all along are stone walks, elegant wooden benches and covered
decorated shelters. To add to the beauty, there is an artificial stream flowing
through and tanks filled with gleaming gold fish. The Tibetan colony is only 10
km up the hill. Not to be outdone, Hotel Dhaulahar had been built by the
Himachal Tourism Development Corporation with a special grant from the Centre,
providing among other amenities, a spacious glassed dining hall together with a
beer bar. Along with the Hotel Bhagsu, the tourist rush will be conveniently
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