Dharamsala Map

average 1457 metres (4780 feet)

Maximum 38-degree celsius in June; minimum 0 degrees C. in January.

Annual Rainfall:
Varies between 290 and 380cm. Monsoon season is July to September.

Woolen in winter and cotton or tropical in summer. An umbrella is necessary during Dharamsala’s notorious monsoon season.


Dharamsala (also spelled Dharamshala) is known as the premises of the Dalai Lama, but the reckless market town where the buses pull in is concretely Lower Dharamsala. The Tibetan spiritual leader is located 3 km up the hill in Upper Dharamsala, also known as McLeod Ganj, and that is where most tourists make a beeline for. When people locally talk about Dharamsala, they often mean Upper Dharamsala.

Peacefully spiritual Dharamsala is residence to the major Tibetan temple outside of Tibet. It is known for its virtuous discipline and is the cloister of the Dalai Lama, who holds public preaching a few times a year. Once you have improved your spiritual energy, enjoy a pictorial stroll to Bhagsu Waterfall or climb the hill to Triund to bask in rattling views of the Himalayas.

Picture Gallery Dharamsala: Down

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Dharamsala 5 Dharamsala 6

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