Dharamshala, a place located in Himachal Pradesh, is not less than a piece of heaven on the earth, With its calm weather and picturesque scenery, it has won the heart of every tourist, who visited there. From ages, this place is popular for its combination of natural beauty and the culture of Tibetan.
Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh is also popular as the home of the Dalai Lama, who was rehabilitated in this part of India, with his family and few other Tibetan. It happened in the year 1959, when the Dalai Lama escaped from Tibet due to the occurrence of some hostile situation there, on 17th March 1959. He reached Indian Border with his group of Tibetans on 31 st March 1959 and asked for the shelter from the then Prime Minister. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru gives him rehabilitation in India. As there is not much difference between the culture and tradition of Dharamshala and Tibet, Dalai Lama got settled down in Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh with his family and other Tibetan group. He excelled in maintaining the sublime atmosphere, on the basis of equality and mutual trust. He even took the charge regarding the Tibetan culture and community and the people, and discussed the issues they were facing with the Indian Government and then formed his own ‘Government in exile’ in
Dharamshala, for the growth of the Tibetan people.
Dharamshala is a mixture of Indian culture and Tibetan culture, which also attracts tourists to visit here, especially in the month of February and March, when the huge celebration of Tibetan New Year took place. Though this place can be visited at any time throughout the year, the best time to visit this place is from February to June.
If we geographically talk about the Dharamshala, this place has been divided into two divisions, one is Upper-division, known as Mcleodganj, and the other one is lower division, known as Dharamshala. So, basically, if someone is talking about going at Dharamshala, he/she is talking about the lower division of Dharamshala. The place, Dharamshala has been blessed by the natural beauty, which provides spectacular scenes for the visitors, along with the calmness of this serene hill station. It is one of the most favourite spots of the tourists, who belongs to the city, and want to spend some precious time with their family and loved ones, away from their busy city life. Apart from its natural beauty, Dharamshala also offers many other manmade tourist attraction points, which wins the heart of visitors. The other tourist attractions include Dal Lake, St. John Church, Kangra Fort, Headquarters of the Dalai Lama, Namgyal Monastery, Tsuglagkhang Complex, Tsechokling Gompa, HPCA Stadium, Tsuglagkhang Complex, Tibetan Buddhism Monastery, Kamakhaya Temple and many more.
The beauty of Dharamshala doesn’t end within this; this place has something more to offer to its visitors, and that is the monasteries. Dharamshala is also known worldwide for its renowned monasteries, which has a peek of Buddhism and the Tibetan Culture. Even there are about 54 tourist attractions in Dharamshala to be explored by the visitors. So, Guys what are you waiting for, add this paradise of earth into your travel bucket list, and enjoy the beauty of this place with your loved ones, away from the hassle of the city life.
– written by: Vaishali Garg