India’s little Lhasa - Dharamshala
Dharamshala is located at a distance of 18 km from Kangra district. Dharamshala is having both high and low altitudes which are divided separately. The lower altitude part is known as Dharamshala. While the other higher altitude part is known as Mecleodgang which is at a distance of 3 km from Dharamshala. Mcleodgang is referred to as the holy place of resident of Dalai Lama and also Tibetan in exile. The word Dharamshala is derived from the Hindi word Dharam which means Spirituality and Shala which means sanctuary or dwelling. Both cultural and spiritual people are having their own significance in this place. Dharamshala is also referred to as the rest house for devotees or pilgrims. Dharamshala got its name from an official rest house which was made for the pilgrims. The beautiful grassland whit the alluring natural beauty can be seen in Mecleodgang. The Buddhist leader Dalai Lama rules Dharamshama and this place is run by his own government. This beautiful little heaven is located in the foothills of the Dhauladhar range where you can experience a rich Tibetan culture.
Where to stay in Dharamshala
Some good places in Dharamshala to spend the night are Prakriti Aalay, Dev Bhoomi Farms & Cottages, TIH Grand Himqueen- Mcleodganj, Pride Surya Mountain Resort, D’Polo Culb & Spa Resort, Sterling Dharamshala, Citrus Mcleodganj, Asia Health Resort & Spa, TIH The Royal Castel- Dharamshala, Hotel Malghotras, Adivaha Suits & cottages by Leisure Hotels, CAMP Dharamshala, Buddha House Himalayan Brother, Sakura Guest House, Club Mahindra Dharamshala, Bob’s n Barley, Hotel Dharamshala Paradise and many more.
Where to eat in Dharamshala
The best place to eat in Dharamshala are Crepe Pancake Hut, Common Ground Cafe, Lung-Ta, Trek and Dine, Morgan’s Place, Snow Lion Restaurants, Lobsang’s Four Seasons cafe, Tibet Kitchen, Nick’s Italian Kitchen, Carpe Diem, Shiva Cafe, Green Hotel, Divine Nature, Jimmys Bakery, The Clay Oven, German Bakery, Bodhi Greens and many more