Dharamshala Tourism

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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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Facts and Stats for Dharamshala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dharamshala

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

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 36.11 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 63.89 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 38.89 (Low)
  • 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 92.19 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 38.51 (Low)
    • 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 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.79 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.91 USD

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

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