Dharamshala is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Located in the Dhauladhar ranges, the city has a scenic beauty unlike others. Located in the Kangra district, Dharamshala is the winter capital of the city and overlooks the plains. The forests here are covered in pines and deodars, with lots of streams. The upper regions of Dharamshala is the place where His Holiness the Dalai Lama functions from.
As far as connectivity is concerned, the closest airport to Dharamshala is located 13km in Gaggal. For railways, Pathankot is the closest broad-gauge station, located 85km away. The toy train station of Kangra, however, is just 17km away. The road connectivity to Dharamshala is very good.One can drive down in their own vehicle, hire a private taxi or opt for buses. The road travel time to Dharamshala from Delhi is between 10-12 hours.From Pathankot it takes between 2-4 hours. The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation operates Luxury coaches to Dharamshala from Delhi.
Hotels affiliated to Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation in Dharamshala are given below.
The deluxe hotel has well-furnished and airy rooms. There are also attached bathroom that have cold and hot water supply. The hotel premises have a parking within it. The rooms are all provided with room service facility and a satellite television. The hotel also has a restaurant. The hotel can be contacted at (01892)-223163.
The Kashmir House
This hotel has quite a bit of history attached to it. The hotel was sold to the Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmi, Hari Singh. The hotel was then sold to the Government of Punjab who eventually gave it to the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. The airy rooms have attached bathroom with cold & hot water and satellite television. The restaurant has exquisite food. The hotel also has a doctor available at all times.The premises have parking spaces for patrons. They can be contacted at (01892)-222977.
The suites come attached with a balcony, dressing room, separate sitting space and a fire place. There is a satellite television and room service.The hotel also provides laundry, dry cleaning, and WiFi services. The Restaurant and Bar serves not just Indian and Himachali cuisine, but also Chinese and continental. A part of the restaurant is open air in the lawn, overlooking the valley. Visa and MasterCard are accepted here. They can be contacted at (01892)-224926 and (01892)-224927.
The Club House, Mcleodganj
This deluxe hotel is located to close to the place of functioning of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The hotel offers a panoramic view of the valley. All luxury facilities like attached bathrooms, laundry & dry cleaning, parking, doctors, conference halls, satellite television along, etc. are available. The patrons also have access to a Billiards room and Table Tennis. One can contact them via (01892)-220834.
The Bhagsu, Mcleodganj
This deluxe hotel has facilities like a beer bar & restaurant, drive-in & parking. There is also intercom, cable TV, Taxi on Demand, Washrooms and Doctors. The hotel accepts both Credit and Debit Cards. One can contact them via (01892)-221091.
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