Category:Dharamsala

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Dharamshala or Dharamsala (Hindi: धर्मशाला, pronounced [dʱərəmˈʃaːlaː] or [dʱərmˈʃaːlaː]; Tibetan: དྷ་རམ་ས་ལ་) is a city in northern India. It is the seat of the district headquarters of the Kangra district in the state of Himachal Pradesh located in the upper reaches of the en:Kangra Valley. The town is divided into two three parts — Upper Dharamsala called McLeod Ganj, the middle Kotwali Bazar and the lower Kaccheri area. McLeod Ganj is known as the residence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Dharamsala houses the headquarters of the Tibetan Government in exile about two kilometers below the town of McLeod Ganj. Dharamsala is the closest one can get to Tibet while still in India. Once a British hill station, Dharamsala received an influx of Tibetan refugees after the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959. Today, Dharamsala is a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, particularly those seeking spiritual salvation.

Object location32° 13′ 00.01″ N, 76° 19′ 00.01″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth - Proximityramainfo
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LocationKangra district, Himachal Pradesh, India
Area
  • 29.51 square kilometre
Elevation above sea level
  • 1,457 ±1 metre
Authority control
VIAF ID: 154775280
GND ID: 4350798-0
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32° 13′ 12″ N, 76° 19′ 12″ E

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