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Dharamsala is located in the Kangra Valley, in the Dhauladhar Mountains in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is synonymous with the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Government in Exile and starting point of some exhilarating treks into the high Himalayas. The actual headquarters is about 4km above Dharamsala at Gangchen Kyishong, whilst most visitors head to McLeod Ganj (Upper Dharamsala), strung along a ridge 10km above Dharamsala. Dharamsala is of little interest to visitors, except perhaps the colourful Kotwali Bazaar at the foot of the roads leading to McLeod Ganj and the Museum of Kangra.

Named after David McLeod, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab when the hill station was founded in 1848, little evidence of the British occupation remains. An earthquake in 1905 forced the British to move downhill to Shimla.

McLeod Ganj has been transformed by the influx of Tibetan refugees fleeing Chinese oppression in their homeland. The Tibetan influence is very strong here. Temples, monasteries, meditation centres and schools abound. Tsuglagkhang Complex comprises the official residence of the Dalai Lama, as well as a monastery and the Tsuglagkhang, or Central Chapel, which is the exiled government’s equivalent of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa and as such, the most revered Buddhist monument in McLeod Ganj. Next to the Namgyal monastery is the Tibet Museum, which displays in graphic detail the plight of the Tibetan people since China invaded Tibet in 1949.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Dharamsala, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to India

Buddhist Monastery of Tikse | Leh and Ladakh | India
Hills and High Places
16 days FROM $4,999

From the Golden Sikh Temple in Amritsar, journey north to the home of the Dalai Lama, crossing the majestic snow-clad Himalayas to discover the medieval temples & stupas of the Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh.

Tailormade Holidays to Dharamsala

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in India — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Dharamsala.

Asian Plaza, Dharamsala
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Asian Plaza is a modern hotel with spacious rooms, all of which have balconies with views of Dhauladhar mountain range.

Chonor House, Dharamsala
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Chonor House overlooks His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s temple and is a charming hotel. It was built by Norbulingka Institute as part of its endeavour to preserve and promote Tibetan Culture.

Karnika Resorts, Dharamsala
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Karnika is a mix of modern and traditional styles. The spacious rooms all have balconies, with spectacular views.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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