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Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It was a part of Nepal. It is the district headquarters. It was formerly known as Bhagsu. 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. The suburbs include McLeodGanj, Bhagsunath, Dharamkot, Naddi, ForsythGanj, Kotwali Bazaar (the main market), Kaccheri Adda (government offices such as the court, police, post, etc.), Dari, Ramnagar, Sidhpur, and Sidhbari (where the Karmapa is based). 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.

Places to visit

  • Bhagsunag Fall
  • Dharamkot
  • St. John’s Church
  • Mcleod Ganj
  • Dal Lake
  • Dharamshala Cricket stadium