Dharamshala is a town in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra Valley, which runs along the Dhauladhar range. According to Indian origin, Dharamshala is a Hindi term that is a composite of Dharma and Shala that denotes a house for travelers. In 1849, Dharamshala emerged as an army auxiliary cantonment for soldiers stationed in Kangra and received its name ‘Dharamshala’.
Kangra and Hamirpur district is known for their warriors and troops. Kangra Fort, the biggest fort in the Himalayas, is located just outside of Kangra town and was erected by the Kangra Rajput family as part of the Katoch Monarchy. This fort’s builders may trace their roots back to the Mahabharata, making it India’s oldest recorded fort. The War Memorial was built to remember the gallant warriors who died while serving our country after independence. As the genetic influx (R1a1) evolves, the battling spirit merges with the adventurous spirit.
Bir Billing is also well-known for its paragliding activity. It is approximately 100 km east of Dharamshala.
The natural splendor of the Dhauladhar mountain range, which contains the famous Triund, is well recognized. Indarhara, a modest 4200-meter-high mountain pass, is adjacent to other treks in Dharamshala. The Chamba district and the Ravi Valley are located on the other side of Indarhara.
When visiting Dharamshala, it appears as though one is visiting a country inhabited by Tibetans. It is known as “Little Lhasa”. His Holiness the Dalai Lama really resides in Mcleodganj (2082 m).
There are two ways to get here: both Chandigarh and Delhi have international airports. If you intend to visit solely Dharamshala, the best option is to book a flight from your home country to Chandigarh.
The simplest and most economical method to get here is by automobile. Roads link Dharamshala to several locations, including Delhi (534 km) and Chandigarh (252 km).