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Friday, January 25, 2013


Starry night at Dharamshala

❝ Starry, Starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul... ❞

Cricket Stadium in the night
Cricket Stadium in the night
The High snow clad Dhauladhar ranges form a magnificent backdrop to the hill resort of Dharamsala. This is the principal township of Kangra district and overlooks wide spread of the plains. With dense pine and deodar forests, numerous streams, cool healthy air, attractive surroundings and the nearby snowline, Dharamsala has everything for a perfect holiday. It is full of life and yet peaceful. The headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama are at upper Dharamsala. Covering a wide area in the form of twin settlement, lower Dharamsala (1380m) is a busy commercial centre. While upper Dharamsala (1830m) with the suburbs of awesome Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, retains a British flavor and colonial lifestyle. The charming church of St. John in the wilderness is situated here and this is the final resting place of Lord Elgin, a British Viceroy of India during the 19th century. There is also a large Tibetan community who have made this place their home. Numerous ancient temples like Jwalamukhi, Brijeshwari and Chamunda lie on the plains below Dharamsala. 
The best way to see Dharamsala is on your foot. Yes, walks through the heavily pined lanes and carpets of flowers are a beautiful experience. However, you can hire your own cabs if you don’t have own vehicle. In addition, there are three-wheeler auto rickshaws that run on certain routes. The favorite way to travel is in shared jongas (mountain jeeps) or public buses. These buses and jongas commute after every 15 minutes between Mc LeodGanj and Dharamsala and beyond.



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