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Things to Do in Dharamshala

  • Kangra Art Museum

    The Kangra Art Museum is a fascinating museum displaying artifacts from Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. Inaugurated in 1990, the museum has preserved a treasure trove from Kangra valley’s cultural past, crafts, arts and other ancient artifacts including miniature paintings, temple carvings, fabrics and embroidery, weapons, and palanquins belonging to local royalty.

    It has a collection of rare pottery, coin memorabilia, sculptures and anthropological materials. It showcases jewelry of various tribes, embroidered costumes and wooden carvings. Some of the items displayed in the museum go back to 5th century. A section in the museum is also dedicated to contemporary artists and photographers.

    Located close to the bus station in Dharamshala, you can spend about an hour exploring the museum.

  • Library of Tibetan Works and Archives

    The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) is one of the most important libraries of Tibetan works across the world. It was founded by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, in June 1970.

    The library is home to significant resources including important Tibetan Buddhist manuscripts and archives related to Tibet’s history, politics, culture and art that were relocated from Tibet after the 1959 escape. It has over 80,000 manuscripts, books and documents, more than 600 thangkas and statues and other artefacts of Buddhist heritage, 6,000 photographs, amongst other things.

    The third floor of the library has a museum with notable artefacts including a three-dimensional carved wooden mandala of Avalokiteshvara and items dating back to the 12th century.

    The library aims to work as a complete cultural resource for Tibet and promote an environment to facilitate research and exchange of knowledge.

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How to Reach Dharamshala

By Air

The nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away from Dharamshala. Gaggal airport connects Dharamshala to Delhi via Air India and Spice Jet flights. Tourists from other parts of India would find it easier to take a flight till Chandigarh and book a taxi for their onward journey to Dharamshala, which is about 275 kilometres away.


By Bus

Dharamshala is well-connected to Delhi and other parts of North India via a network of state operated buses as well as private tour operators. The journey is almost 520 kilometres from Delhi.

Most buses stop at the main bus terminal in Lower Dharamshala, but there are also some public Haryana Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) buses that go all the way to the main square of McLeod Ganj. An overnight journey from Delhi takes about 13 hours. You can book HRTC tickets online.


By Train

An overnight train journey is a good option to reach Dharamshala. The nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometres away. There are numerous trains that go to Jammu and Kashmir that stop by in Pathankot. You can take a taxi or bus from Pathankot to reach Dharamshala. There is also a smaller railway station, Kangra Mandir, just 22 kilometres from Dharamshala but none of the important trains halt here.

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Best Time to Visit Dharamshala

The nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometres away from Dharamshala. Gaggal airport connects Dharamshala to Delhi via Air India and Spice Jet flights. Tourists from other parts of India would find it easier to take a flight till Chandigarh and book a taxi for their onward journey to Dharamshala, which is about 275 kilometres away.

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