Visit Dharamshala - Best of Dharamshala

Nestled at the Himalayan foot hills, Dharamsala is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It is renowned for its large Tibetan community and is home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is a popular destination for thousands of Buddhist students from around the world, as well as the adventurous type seeking new Dharamsala trekking trails. Uncommonly referred to as a backpackers ghetto, Dharamsala is the perfect place to be explored on foot.

The Kangra Valley is one of the most stunning valleys in Himachal Pradesh and this is where Dharamsala is located. Divided into 2 parts; Lower Dharamsala is made up of a busy commercial centre and many local markets while upper Dharamsala is made up of suburbs like Mcleodganj and Forsythganj. From what to see to where to stay to when to visit, here's all the Dharamsala tourism information you'll need to plan a perfect Dharamsala itinerary.     

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Dharamshala Tours for you

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Dharamshala

  • Save 7% Hiking Day Tour to Triund from Dharamshala
    Hiking Day Tour to Triund from Dharamshala2 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    Book this full-day hiking tour to experience the mesmerizing view and nature of Triund. Triund is one of the most popular tre...

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  • Save 7% Nature and Village Hike in Dharamshala
    Nature and Village Hike in DharamshalaNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 5 Hrs

    This 5-hour private hike/walking tour will allow you to soak in the natural beauty of Dharamsala. You will visit a local vill...

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  • Save 7% A day with Explore the Nature from Dharamshala
    A day with Explore the Nature from DharamshalaNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    The Rakh village has provided some perfect hiking trails.Step outside from your busy schedule for a test your stamina and ski...

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  • Save 6% Day hike around Dharamkot and Bahl Village
    Day hike around Dharamkot and Bahl Village

    Duration: 7 Hrs

    This 5 hour hiking tour starts from Mcleodganj and takes you to the quaint village of Dharamkot, a mere 2 kilometres from Mcl...

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Facts and Stats for Dharamshala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dharamshala

    Know the pollution level of Dharamshala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.73 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 39.58 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 29.17 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • Dharamshala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Dharamshala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Dharamshala.

    • Burglary and Theft 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 91.67 (Very High)
  • Living in Dharamshala - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 92.65 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38.41 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 120 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.33 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Dharamshala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dharamshala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.71 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 54.15 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.13 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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