How to reach Dharamshala from Delhi?
Ans. Dharamshala enjoys great connectivity to Delhi. Here are the best ways to reach Dharamshala from Delhi:

By Air: The nearest airport to Dharamshala is in Bhuntar, which is 166 km away. Few airlines operate flights between Bhuntar and Delhi. From Bhuntar, cabs are easily available for Dharamshala.

By Rail: The nearest railway station to Dharamshala is in Pathankot, which is 85 km away. There are regular trains between Delhi and Pathankot. From Pathankot, cabs are readily available for Dharamshala.

By Road: NH 503 and NH 44  connect Dharamshala to Delhi. There are state-run buses between the two destinations from ISBT Kashmiri Gate. Private buses for Dharamshala are also available from Mori Gate, Delhi.

Is there any train from Delhi to Dharamshala?
Ans. No, there are no direct trains between Delhi and Dharamshala. The nearest railway station to Dharamshala is in Pathankot, which is 85 km away.

What is the best time to go to Dharamshala?
Ans. Dharamshala is unarguably an all season travel destination. So, it basically depends on the tourists’ interest what they want to see. In summer (April-June), it is the peak season, when tourists come to find relief from the heat in the other parts of the country. Monsoon(July-September) is the perfect time to visit for those who want to spend time amidst peace and away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists. The winter season (October-March), is ideal for witnessing snowfall.

What is famous in Dharamshala?
Ans. Dharamshala is famous as a hill station and its natural beauty. It is the perfect destination to enjoy the views of the lofty Himalayan peaks and a salubrious weather. Following are the top attractions in Dharamshala:


St John’s Church in the Wilderness


Bhagsunag Falls

Bhagsunag Temple

Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium

Is Mcleodganj safe for girls?
Ans. Yes, Mcleodganj is absolutely safe for girls. In fact, Himachal Pradesh is one of the safest tourist destinations in India.

How many days are enough for Dharamshala?
Ans. A minimum of 2 days are required to see all the attractions of Dharamshala and do the Triund trek. However, if you want to explore the places and attractions around Dharamshala like Bir and Kangra, then 5 days will be required for the trip.

How far is Manali from Dharamshala?
Ans. Manali is situated around 216 km from Dharamshala. The two destinations are connected by NH 154. Cabs are easily available from Manali to Dharamshala.

Which is better: Shimla or Dharamshala?
Ans. The two destinations cannot be compared as both have their own special attractions. Shimla is closer to cities like Delhi and Chandigarh, and thus is often chosen as a weekend getaway. Dharamshala on the other hand, is a bit far but it too makes for a great 2-day destination. Both the destinations are perfect for family getaways and honeymoons. Dharamshala is where you can enjoy the beauty of Dhauladhar Range and can witness an influence of Tibetan culture. In Shimla, you will find the availability of many hotels and multi-cuisine restaurants, a plethora of shops, and a number of activities ideal for families. 

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Does it snow in Dharamshala?
Ans. Yes, in the winter season (December – February), one can witness snowfall in Dharamshala.

Is it possible to meet the Dalai Lama?
Ans. Yes, it is possible to meet the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala. There are  three ways to meet the Dali Lama in Dharamshala, which are:

Meet at the public event: There are numerous public events when the Dalai Lama is invited to speak. One can book for one such event.

Private audience: Private audiences with the Dalai Lama are scheduled thrice a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. One has to send an application consisting of detailed information and the specific reasons as to why you wish to meet His Holiness. 

Exclusive appointment: This kind of meeting can be arranged by requesting an appointment with the Dalai Lama. One has to write to the office of the Dalai Lama via an email on or snail-mail: @ His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thekchen Choeling, P.O. McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh (H.P.) 176219, India

Is alcohol available in Dharamshala?
Ans. Yes, alcohol is available in Dharamshala.

Which is better: Dharamshala or Mcleodganj?
Ans. Dharamshala and Mcleodganj looks like the top and bottom part of one town. The upper part i.e Mcleodganj is famous for its monastery and being the home to His Holiness Dalai Lama. The lower part, Dharamshala is the base town with a number of hotels and a few attractions like the Cricket Stadium for the tourists. Both these destinations are like an inseparable part of each other, and thus, it is unfair to call one destination better than the other.

How far is Kasol from Dharamshala?
Ans. Kasol is located some 196 km away from Dharamshala. The two destinations are connected via NH 154. Cabs are readily available between Kasol and Dharamshala.