PRADESH - the land of the eternal snow peaks -
takes in the transition zone from the plains to the high
Himalayas and in the trans-Himalayan region of Lahaul and
Spiti actually crosses the mighty barrier to the Tibetan
plateau. The State is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir in the
north, Punjab in the west, Haryana in the south, Uttar Pradesh
in the southeast and Tibet in the east.
Situated in the high mountains of Pir Panjal
"Shimla" makes the best and beautiful capital
of Himachal. Himachal is blessed with the most natural twelve
disctricts that makes a perfect state.
Today Himachal is designated as the most
sought after tourist state of India and ranked high on the
scale for natural beauty and flora and fauna. The most visited
destinations of Himachal include Dharamsala, Kullu - Manali,
Kinnaur, Lahaul - Spiti, Chamba to name a few.
against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar Mountains,
Dharamsala is one of the principle towns of the Kangra valley.
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 a
charming town with elegant bungalows nestling in thick conifer
Today Dharamsala has become synonymous
to the Tibetan government in exile. It is the home of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama, spiritual head of the Buddhists,
who is now quartered at McLeodganj (also called Upper Dharamsala).
Many foreign tourist throng this place to spend some time
with peace,religion and leisure.
Dharamsala offers some exciting opportunities
and holiday activities for tourist like intermediate to
high altitude trekking, medium to high risk paragliding,
horse riding, mountaineering, hiking, jungle walks, learning
Buddhism and taking part in NGO / Volunteering services.