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Best Resorts in Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a perfect vacation spot in Himachal. The best resorts in Dharamshala don't boast modern amenities but are close to nature and away from urban influence. Sterling Holidays operates a property called “The Sanctuary” which is among the best. Near the McLeod Ganj bus stand, places like Spring Valley offer clean and cozy rooms at reasonable prices. Dharamshala has many small budget hotels with moderate amenities. While home stays in Dharamsala are the best option for long stays, resorts are equipped to provide a pleasant stay. The Nagri in Palampur is a good for tourists who wish to see snow fall.

Gagan Resorts features simple and elegant features. It’s one of the oldest resorts in Dharamsala and boasts thousands of westerners among its loyal customers. During the winter, snow covers the open grounds as well as the mountains in the backdrop making the whole resort look like a snow camp. If you are travelling from Delhi, the luxury buses from Delhi take just 6 to 8 hours to reach Kangra Valley. The McLeod Ganj café which has the Dhalaudhar mountain ranges in the backdrop is very near to the resort. Located at about 1km from McLeod Ganj bus stand, Spring Valley is very near to Tsuglagkhang Complex, the residence of his holiness The Dalai Lama. It offers a perfect stay in Bhagsu valley surrounded by mighty mountains.

Gagan Resorts is a popular resort in Dharamshala

The Exotica Dharamshala is very colorful. The cottages and walls are decorated with bright paintings which give a refreshing look. The view from the swimming pool is especially amazing. While winter is very cold comparing average temperature in most parts of India, the summers are sometimes very hot and resorts with swimming pool are in demand in summer season. Most of Dharamshala resorts are found in Dharamshala-Palampur road which has scenic Dhalaudhar mountain ranges in the backdrop.

The beautiful Snow Hermitage resorts with large glass windows which open up to the beautiful valley offers luxury rooms and suites around Rs. 5000. Tapovan/Chinmaya Ashram , Dal lake Norbulingka Monastry Naam Art Gallery, church of St. John in Wilderness, Kangra temple, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Jwalaji Temple, Chintpurnni temple , Chamunda devi, Nature Park of Gopalpur, Billing and Baijnath Temple are some of the important attractions in Dharamshala. Most resorts are built around these places of interest. Most travelers to Dharamshala are spiritual kinds who come here to get the blessings of The Dalai Lama. While structures like St. John in the Wilderness makes McLeod Ganj  a must visit suburb of Dharamshala, 1905 Kangra earthquake destroyed most of the historically important structures the region.

A sit out in a Dharamshala resort with Himalayas in the backdrop

Asia Health Resort has amenities of a five star hotel plus the advantage of location. It is very close to Dal Lake. It has a Spa, a good restaurant and a Resto-bar. The rooms are priced upwards of Rs. 5000 and worth every penny. Blossom Village is good both in summer and winter. With a lot of open to sky space, you’ll feel like you are one with nature. The sit outs and balcony provide a scenic surroundings with snow clad mountains in background. Best Western Indraprastha Spa is a luxury hotel catering to western travelers who travel to Dharamshala mostly for spiritual reasons. Resorts with good restaurants should take preference for western travelers as many resorts in Dharamsala don’t serve original continental or western dishes. It has a wonderful which opens to the scenic snow clad mountains in the winter. The hotel’s is very popular with tourists and locals alike.

WelcomHeritage Grace Hotel is a country manor house built in the 18th century. The 200 year old structure has 14 rooms renovated with modern interiors while still maintaining the decorum of the British architecture. The teak wood furniture, wall paintings and lightings reflects the environment of a palace. The Citadel in Jiya, a village in Kangra valley. It is a new resort in Dharamsala with the latest amenities for the modern traveler.

A lawn in a Dharamsala resort covered with snow

Imperial Heights in Dharamsala is quite small, but has attractive packages running throughout the year. Nature Bloom is a luxury resort which has beautifully laid out cottages. Most resorts in Dharamshala have restaurants and sit-outs which provide good views of the mighty Himalayas.