Dharamshala, the town with a Tibetan touch and when to visit

April 26, 2019 4:52 PM |

This hilly town is a traveller’s paradise and home to the Tibetan leader, ‘Dalai Lama’.

A launchpad for major treks around Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is a prefect getaway for people looking for adventure or those seeking peace and religion.

In fact Dharamshala is more of a launchpad to other locations such as McLeod Ganj that the place is actually known for rather than having much for tourists except for some basic amenities such as schools and hospitals. Here you can also find a few tea gardens.

The upper Dharamshala or McLeod Ganj is home to the Tibetan community in exile. The nearby towns of Dharamkot and Bhagsu are always bustling with tourists.

Here’s a short insight on the weather of Dharamshala and what can be the best time to pay a visit-

Summer (April to June)

The temperature in Summers ranges between 20 and 35 degrees Celsius. The weather remains pleasant throughout and hence it is an excellent time to enjoy sightseeing and trek in the Himalayas. This is the time when flowers are in full bloom, and conifers and pines are at their greenest, so the travel track to Dharmshala is next to divine. This is the best time for any kind of adventure activity, be it paragliding, water rafting, trekking or mountaineering.

Monsoon (July to September)

Dharamshala receives heavy rainfall from July to August and the temperature settles betqeen 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. If you are planning to visit around this time, then be prepared for unwanted delays, roadblocks due to landslides. Popular trekking routes are also shut due to heavy downpour.

Winter (September to February)

As Dharamshala is located in the hills the weather becomes quite cold during winters. The average day temperature in winter settles between 4 to 7 degrees Celsius. Snowfall begins by the end of December and continues until February. This is when the place witnesses sub-zero temperatures and places like McLeodganj and Triund emerge their best.

Things to do and Places to visit in Dharamshala

Multiple places in and around Dharamshala demand a visit when on a trip to either escape the summer heat or to enjoy the snow. Loose yourself in the Bhagsu Lake, Bhagsunag Falls, Dal Lake, St. John Church, Library of the Tibetan works and archives or pay a tribute to martyrs at the War Memorial.

Trek to the famous Triund or the Indraprahar Pass. Eat at some very exquisite cafes- find Chinese food at affordable prices.

Meet the Tibetan leader and forget yourself in the peaceful unity.

Go watching the IPL match at the majestically beautiful Dharamshala Cricket Stadium. Or be the part of the quintessential Dharamshala International Film Festival (famously called DIFF).

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