location / altitude / position / temperature / history / significance / importance / map / tourist / travel Guide / information / photography tips / photo gallery of Dharamshala
Spreading over a wide area forming the twin settlement, lower Dharamsala 1380 meters is a busy commercial centre. While upper Dharamsala 1830 meters with the suburbs of Mcleodganj and Forsytheganj, keep hold of a British flavour and colonial lifestyle. The appealing church of St. John in the wilderness is located here and this is the ultimate place for rest of Lord Elgin, a British Viceroy of India for the period of the 19th century. There is furthermore a big Tibetan community who have made this position their home. Several ancient temples like Jwalamukhi, Brijeshwari and Chamunda are located on the plains beneath Dharamsala.
Best time / season / when to visit : October to March