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Flights to Dharamsala

Flights to Dharamsala

Dharamsala, a quaint town located on the foothills of the Himalayas is a popular holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh. A famous hub for Buddhism in India, it is situated on the upper hilly terrains of Kangra valley with Dhauladhar Mountains as its backdrop. The town is extremely popular for being the abode of the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama. Unending natural panorama, attractive landscape and salubrious climate make it an exceptional honeymoon destination as well.

Overview

The region around Dharamsala experiences monsoon subtropical climate which is exemplified by moderate summers from April to June, heavy monsoon lasting from July to September and chilling cold winters extending from October till March. Dharamsala can be visited all round the year, barring the monsoon months. All the flights to Dharamsala land at the Dharamsala domestic airport which is also known as Kangra Airport, Gaggal airport or Dharamsala-Kangra Airport.

City Attractions

Tsuglakhang monastery is the most important attractions here as it houses the Namgyal monastery where his holiness, Dalai Lama, lives. Other heritage attractions are the Kangra museum and art gallery. Bhagsunath temple, Kunal Pathri temple, Chamunda temple and Sidhbari are popular religious attractions. If you want to enjoy a scenic escapade then visit Bhagsunath falls, Dal Lake, Triund and Naddi.

Dharamsala is not only a famous holiday destination but also a great base for excursion to the nearby located McLeodganj, Palampur, Bir and Billing. The nearest international airport connecting Dharamsala to the rest of the world is Amritsar airport. Dharamsala airport receives regular low cost flight from Delhi.

Eating and Shopping

The options of dining are not very extravagant in Dharamsala as this is a small town. However, one can enjoy varieties of cuisines. The lip smacking Tibetan food like momos, thupkas and other delicacies should not be missed. The Kotwali bazaar which is the lifeline of Dharamsala has numerous restaurants and food joints.

When in Dharamsala tourists should not miss shopping for varieties of souvenirs and artifacts. Wooden carvings, silk, woven woolen scarves and Tibetan handicrafts are the most popular shopping items tourists can buy here. Kotwali Bazaar and Jogibara are popular shopping areas.

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