This is a hill station lying on the spur of the Dhauladhar range about 17 kms north- east of Kangra town. This hill station is wooded with oak and conifer trees and snow capped mountains enfold three sides of the town while the valley stretches in front. The snowline is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill resort and it is possible to make a day's trek to a snow-point after an early morning's start. Dharamshala is also the headquarter of the Kangra district.Dharamshala is now the seat of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. After the Chinese conquest of his country, Dharamshala is evocative of the imperial days in places like Mcleod Ganj and Forsythe Ganj. Dharamshala is the headquarters of the Kangra district. It became the capital in 1852 and is 125 years old.