Dharamshala is a famous hill station in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh that is renowned internationally as the residence of Dalai Lama and headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration. The word “Dharamshala” means “a spiritual dwelling,” and that is exactly what the city offered. The settlement just consisted of rest houses or shelters for pilgrims and travellers. The settlement saw some development after the arrival of the colonial rule in the country. Dharamshala appeared on the world map in the 1959 with the arrival of Dalai Lama. Today, the picturesque city boasts a wonderful climate, panoramic views of the Himalayan range, interesting museums, stunning galleries and complexes, vibrant markets and handicrafts, trekking opportunities, waterfalls, lakes and meditation centres that attract locals as well as tourists in huge numbers.
One of the best ways to get to know the holy city is to indulge in some of the best Dharamshala tours which include a tour of the Bhagsunag Falls, Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts and the Tibet Museum tours in Dharamshala. The city is home to numerous shopping opportunities where one can find Tibetan Singing Bowls, Buddha handicrafts, gem stone Jewellery, Wooden and stone Beads, Antique Figures, Crystals, woollen shawls, prayer flags, prayer wheels and mandala paintings.
Dharamshala hosts numerous Yoga, meditation, healing, Paragliding and cooking classes that attract people from across the globe who come to the town and participate in these classes. A visit to Dharamshala takes you on a calming and serene journey that is sure to rejuvenate and reenergise your body, mind and soul.