We landed up at HPTDC’s (Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation) Dhauladhar hotel in Dharamshala early morning. Mr Vijay who looks after the setup there was kind enough to do the bookings last min and quickly helped us settle in our rooms. The view of the Dharamshala valley from the hotel was breathtaking as can be seen from the snap above. Dharamshala, means “Spiritual sanctuary” and the hotel derived its name from the Dhauladhar (meaning “white peaks”) mountain range which can be viewed from this town.
I guess our timing for the trip could not be more perfect, less tourists, cheaper rates, and as the snap shows, the different colors the leaves exhibit, make a charming landscape.
Dharamshala is also the exile center for Tibetans in India. “McLeod Ganj” village is famous for being the residence of the Dalai Lama.
This image was clicked using a Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX lens.
Setting: ISO 100, 21mm, f/18, 1/30 sec