This is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 17 km's north- east of Kangra town. This hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front. The snow line is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill resort and it is possible to make a day's trek to a snow-point after an early morning's start.
District : Kangra ( Himachal Pradesh, India )
Coordinates : 32°13?19?N 76°19?02?E / 32.222, 76.3172
Time Zone : IST ( UTC +5:30)
Dharamsala McleodGanj Postal Code | PinCode | Zip Code : 176219
Kangra Postal Code | PinCode | Zip Code : 176001
Telephone code (prefix): 01892 ( If Calling from Outside India 00-91-1892-Number and If Calling to Mobile in India 00-91-Number)
Annual rainfall : between 290 cm to 380 cm Second highest rainfall in the country
Languages Spoken : Hindi,English,Tibetan and Pahari ( local Himachali Language )
Temperature : Max. 35 C in Summers, Min - 1 C in Winters.
The nearest Airport is Kangra Airport just 12 Kms from Dharamsala Town , 20 kms from Mcleodganj and 7 Kms from Kangra Town. Airport Authority of India Kangra Airport : 91-1892-232374 Time Taken by Air Flight is 1 hour and 40 minutes
( Nearest Broad Gauge Station - Pathankot/Chakki - Narrow Gauge Station Kangra Town) The nearest railway station is at Kangra, 17 Kms from Dharamsala connected to Pathankot through narrow gauge line.From Kangra you can get a bus easily every 15 minutes to Dharamsala which takes a maximum of 25-35 minutes.And the nearest broad gauge railway station is Pathankot which about 95 Km from Dharamsala. The narrow gauge line from Pathankot passes through Kangra, Maranda(Palampur), Baijnath and reaches Joginder Nagar. The railway reservation facility is also available at Dharamshala.
Bus to Dharamsala, McleodGanj and Kangra)
Overnight Journey takes 12-14 Hours
Route from Delhi :- NH1 to Ambala -NH22 to Zirakpur- NH21 to Kiratpur via Chandigarh - State highways to Dharamsala and McLeodganj via Una and Kangra
Distance from Delhi to Dharamsala is 526 Kms