ABOUT DHARAMSALA VALLEY

Sojourn owns cottages Adharshila and Gulmohar situated in the footsteps of Himalayas [sea level 4500 feet] in Himachal Pradesh on Dharmsala – Palampur Road near Sidhbari Dharmsala. The Sojourn is in the immediate vicinity of Kangra Valley and over looking Towering Dhaula Dhār Range at a sea level 12000 feet. The range starts fro McLeod Ganj and ends at Palampur. The drive from D’sala to Palampur is through Tea Estates alongside 45 kms. Of Dhaula Dhār range. This place gets highest rainfall after Chirapunji [Assam] in India with a moderate temperature of 37degree centigrade in peak summer. The rains make the mountains more green and fresh!

This valley was once a summer hill abode for erstwhile British rulers! This place has gained popularity as HH Dalai Lama; exiled spiritual leader of Tibet has taken abode here since last six decades! D’sala is in the near vicinity of shrines and worship places and historical monuments and monasteries! Places surrounding The Sojourn purify the soul and aesthetic atmosphere freshen up the body!

This valley town always attracted foreign visitors to pay respects to HH Dalai Lama, holding seminars and conferences on world peace! In the past 5 years this place has become tourist attraction because of its surroundings and snow-clad mountains shown worldwide by the media while telecasting Indian Premier League Cricket Matches! This valley has become star attraction to the cricket lovers’ worldwide.

Highlights

  • Temperature: Max. 38 Degree Centigrade in June; Min. 0 Degree Centigrade in January.
  • Annual rainfall: Varies between 290 cm to 380 cm second highest rainfall in the country.
  • Best season: January to June; September to December. July-August is rainy season.

Major Attractions

ADVENTURE

  • HPCA cricket stadium.
  • Aero sports at Billing in Baijnath are the venue for International Para Gliding competitions.
  • Trekking routes of various lengths from 2.5kms.to 16kms starting from different points in D’sala and McLeod Ganj.

SPIRITUAL

  • Tibetan Temples and Palace of HH Dalai Lama in McLeod Ganj.
  • All Seven Devi’s temples are at a distance of 5 Kms. To 50 Kms.
  • Rock cut temple of Masroor
  • Church of St. John In The Wilderness with Belgian stained glass windows. in Forsythe ganj.

Sight seeing

  • War memorial in D’sala Town
  • The Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts
  • Gopalpur Sanctuary

Near by Places to visit

  • McleodGanj – 17 kms
  • Dharamkot– 6. 8 kms
  • Palampur - 50 kms





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