Located in the Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala is a peaceful hill town populated with dense coniferous forest trees that mostly contain Deodar Cedar trees. Dharamshala is primarily famous because of it being the home of the exiled leader of Tibet and the leader of Tibetan Buddhism- Dalai Lama.

Since the 1960s, Dharamshala has been the unofficial headquarters of the Central Tibetan Administration that was forced to leave Tibet. Since then, the spread of Tibetan Buddhism has been prominent in Himachal Pradesh thanks to which many serene and peaceful monasteries have been established all around the region. As Dalai Lama is a very revered cult figure in the western world, Dharamshala has attracted a huge sum of international tourists that come and pay homage to the leader of Tibetan Buddhism.

Apart from the monasteries, sports lovers can also enjoy a game of cricket during the summer season at probably what’s regarded the most scenic international cricket stadium in the world - HPCA Cricket Stadium.

Current temperature: 3 degrees

Experience type: Nature treks and Sightseeing

Best for: Families, Couples, and Solo travelers

Best time to visit: March to June