Dharamsala is located in the Kangra valley, in the Dhauladhar mountains, northern India and became the capital of the Kangra District in 1852. It is accessible by road from Pathankot, which is 120 km away. The nearest railway connection is found at Kangra Mandir, situated just 20km south of Dharamsala. Gaggal at Kangra, about 15km southwest of Dharamsala, has an airport where a flight operates to and from Delhi daily. Also running from Delhi to Dharamsala are private or government buses (deluxe, sleeper and AC).
Apart from being residence to his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in Exile, McLeod Ganj is a major tourist hub. Learn more about the Tibetan cause: www.tibet.net
Tsuglag Khang (HH Dalai Lama Temple)
Dharamsala is divided into two very different parts. Kotwali Bazaar and areas further down the valley are called Lower Dharamsala, while McLeod Ganj and surrounding areas are known as Upper Dharamsala. McLeod Ganj is situated approximately nine kilometers by bus via the main road or four kilometres by taxi up the hill from Dharamsala.
There are many activities to keep you occupied during your stay in McLeod Ganj. If learning how to cook your own Tibetan meal, attending massage, reiki or meditation sessions or simply taking a stroll on one of the numerous walks around the area is not enough to satisfy you, then you can volunteer your time on either long or short term basis to one of the numerous organisations dedicated to Tibetan affairs or the increasing refugee community.
In the centre of town, Bhagsu Road is just off Main Chowk, this is also where the bus and main taxi stand is situated. Green Hotel, Restaurant and Cyber Café is 300 metres down Bhagsu Road, on the right hand side.
You can’t miss it. Better still: you shouldn’t!
See you soon in Green Hotel.