Dharamsala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range. 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 Dharamsala than at any other hill station and it is possible to trek to snow point after an early morning’s start.

In 1905, tragedy struck Dharamsala when an earthquake levelled it completely. After its reconstruction, Dharamsala flourished as a quiet hill destination.

Since 1960, when it became a temporary residence of His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Dharamsala has risen to international fame as “The Little Lhasa in India”.