Dharamsala Guide

Altitude
Between 1,250 and 1,982 metres.

Temperature
Maximum 38 degree celsius in June; minimum 0 degree C. in January.
 
Annual Rainfall
Varies between 290 and 380cm. Monsoon season is July to September.
 
Clothing
Woollen in winter and cotton or tropical in summer. An umbrella is essential during Dharamsala's notorious monsoon season.
 
Transport
There is an airport about eighteen kilometers from lower Dharamsala connecting to Delhi, Pathankot, Kullu, Shimla. Dharamsala can also be reached by an overnight or day bus from Delhi, which takes about twelve to fourteen hours.
A more comfortable alternative would be to take a twelve-hour train trip from Delhi to Pathankot and then a four-hour bus or three-hour taxi ride to Dharamsala. From there buses and taxis regularly shuttle people to McLeod Ganj.

Accommodation
There are a number of hotels that offer board and lodging for different budgets. All the high and medium budget hotels have bathrooms attached to rooms with running hot and cold water. Low budget hotels have communal bathrooms with running cold water. In these hotels one can order for hot water in buckets. Many of the hotels offer a wide range of rooms with different rents.

Telephone numbers of Hotels & Guest Houses (Prefix +91-1892)

Amatsang House, Temple Rd
221189, 221181
Ashoka Guest House
221763
Ashoka  Restaurant
221589
Annex Hotel
221002/220814
Bhagsu Hotel
221091/2 21902
Chinar Lodge
221767
Chonor House 
221077/221006/221468
Chuwar Guest House
225039
Clouds End Villa Cottages
222109/224904
Dhauladhar Hotel
224926
Exile House
221314
Glenmour Cottage
221010
Green Hotel & Restaurant
21200  Res 2 21121
Him Queen Hotel
221184 /221861
Himalaya Hotel
220523/220660
Himgiri Hotel
221898
Hotel Tibet
221587/221426 (GM-221425)
India House
221457/ 221144
International Guest House
221476
Kailash Hotel
221044
Kalsang Guest House
221709
Kareri Lodge
221132
Kashmir Cottage
224929
Khawachen Guest House
221052
Kokonor Hotel
221011
Kongpo Guest House
221086
Kunga Hotel
221180
Ladies Venture
221559
Lhagyal Cafe 228713
Losel Ling Guest House 221087
Losel Ling Samdup Khangsar 221072
Megavan Resort 221277
Mount View 221382/ 221286/221992
Ngari Guest House 221854
Natraj Hotel 221575
Nishad Hotel 22 1707
Om Hotel 221313
Paljor Gakyil Guest House 223143
Pema Thang Hotel 221871
Pink House 225193
Sahima Lodge 221505
Seven Hills Guest House 221580
Snow Lion Hotel 221289
Spring Resort 221248
Staff Mess, Gangkyi 222582
Surya Hotel 221418/ 2 21419
Takhyil House 221332
Takten House 221521
Tara Guest House 221189,   221181
Tenwang Guest House 221240
U-Pel House 223301
Yatri Niwas 223163/ 222460
Yellow Guest House 221754
 
Travel Agencies
 
Bedi Tours & Travels
221235/221400/221359
Destination Travels
221299
Dharamsala Tours& Travel
223040/224015 
Dhauladhar Travels
221158/221946
Himachal Tours & Travel
221273 /221323
Katoch Travels
221428/221628/221453
Potala Tours & Travels
221378
Rudrika Travels
221212, 221533
Sagar Tours & Travels
221929
Tibet Tours & Travels
221832/220383
Torism Information Center
221205/ 221235
V.J.Travels India (Bhagsu Road)
221145
Ways Tours & Travels
221355
Western Travels
221926/222357
Himalaya Tours & Travels
221236/220714
Himalaya Fun 'n' Tours
221002/220814
 

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