Where to stay in Dharamshala is not a problem at all. Dharamshala has many accommodation options for places to stay as there are several private hotels and tourist lodges in this region. Below we have divided the properties according to their category.
Nearest airport from Dharamshala is at Gaggal which is 12 kms away, the nearest railhead is the Kangra Mandir Railway Station that is 22 kms away from the city and is connected to Pathankot through narrow gauge line. The other option is to arrive at the Pathankot railhead that is 85 kms from Dharamsala and by road it will take you around 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Dharamshala.
Standard Hotels in Dharamshala
Under this category you can choose from the properties which either are 3-star or have alike standards.
To begin with the first option is Hotel Surya Resort. The property has neat and spacious interior with its pastel decor that creates an inviting and homely atmosphere. The hotel has 53 elegant guest rooms and suites and the rooms feature facilities like coloured TV, attached bathroom with running water, room services etc. one can enjoy the in-house multi cuisine restaurant overlooking valley and the well-stocked bar. Other amenities are money exchange facility, laundry service, parking lot, elevator, car rental, multipurpose hall for conference and parties.
Hotel Royal Palace is located amidst an exclusive rural setting within urban Mcleodganj and is situated near Bhagsu Nag temple and waterfall. It is just 5 minutes walk from the Dalai Lama temple. The hotel provides high quality accommodation with 32 beautifully furnished and spacious rooms which have wooden flooring and the variety includes Royal suite, Suite room, Super Deluxe room and Deluxe rooms. These rooms are well-equipped with attached bathroom, bath-tub, shower, colour TV and telephone. The property has a multi-cuisine restaurant as well.
You can check out Hotel Asia Health Resorts, nestled in the foothills of the Dhauladhar the hotel offers 20 lavish rooms and five apartments with a mini bar in each room and apartment. The resort provides all modern amenities and features a multi-cuisine restaurant as well as a bar namely TAVERN that is located on the roof top. The property has facilities like computers, safe deposit, laundry service, money exchange, refrigerator in every room and a swimming pool.
Hotel Asian Plaza situated right in the hub of Mcleodganj is only a five-minute walk to the Dalai Lama Temple. The hotel offers amenities like attached bathrooms, telephone and cable TV. You can enjoy the rooftop restaurant during your stay. Other facilities featured are travel information counter, laundry, valet service and banking transactions.
If you want to taste the old world charm then opt for Welcom Heritage Grace Hotel, which is a 200 year old country manor house built in traditional hill architecture with 17 beautifully furnished rooms. The property provides all modern facilities and activities like CCTV, travel desk, nature cure therapy, meditation hall, trekking facilities Indian and Chinese cuisine restaurant.
Hotel White Haven Estate is also situated close to Dalai Lama's residence and features all modern facilities in addition to an arcade/game room, direct-dial phones, a garden and a picnic area. All rooms at the hotel are non-smoking.
Other accommodation option is Hotel Snow Hermitage Resort. With contemporary architecture, luxurious and modern facilities the hotel offers well-equipped wooden flooring rooms, ultra modern washrooms and dressing rooms in lush green ambiance and whistling water stream. You can din-in their restaurant namely Temptations and enjoy the barbeque. You can also book Aveda Hotel under this category that is 2.6 kms from city centre and 4.5 kms from city centre Mcleodganj.
Mid-range Hotels in Dharamshala
This category includes hotels that provide 2-star facilities. You can choose to stay in the Anupam Resort that is located in Naddi area close to Dalai Lama's residence. The rooms are well-appointed and comfortable with facilities like direct-dial phones, complimentary newspapers, refrigerators, complimentary bottled water, complimentary toiletries in attached bathrooms and rollaway beds are also available.
Dal Lake Resort situated close to Dalai Lama's residence also features an in-house restaurant, high-speed Internet access, grocery/convenience store, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This is a smoke-free property and the rooms open to balconies. You can also check-in Himgiri Resort that offers all 2-star facilities.
Budget Hotels in Dharamshala
If you don’t want to shell out much on your stay and looking for a budget property then you may choose any of the following hotels for your stay in Dharamshala.
Check out Hotel Kareri Lodge, situated just 200 meters away from Mcleodganj bus stand it is at a walking distance to the Dalai Lama's main temple. This guest house has five spacious and clean rooms. The facilities provided by the lodge are help-desk, local sightseeing, room service, air booking, trekking arrangements and currency converter.
Looking for an adventurous stay in huts? Check out Hotel Udeechee Huts that is nestled on a hillock facing the Dhauladhar snow glacier. You will find numerous interesting picnic spots, trekking routes and delightful walks. This place is approximately 5 kms from the township of Mcleodganj and about 15 kms from lower Dharamshala town. The hotel also arranges horse riding trips. The property provides accommodation in independent cottages built in traditional hill style. These cottages consist of a double bed room with attached western style bathroom and a verandah. The rooms are clean with intercom facility, room service, hot and cold water and a multi-cuisine restaurant.
Hotel Sahima Resorts is located in Naddi which is 14 kms from Dharamsala and 4 kms from Mcleodganj. The 16 well-appointed rooms have coloured television, satellite channels and telephone. You can enjoy your food in the multi-cuisine restaurant. One can also view the glaciers of the Himalayas through the powerful telescope provided by the resort. Also check out Hotel Nishaad Resorts and Hotel Sahil Plaza Dharamshala in Mcleodganj.