Dharamshala is the winter capital of the northern state of Himachal Pradesh and is known for its rich deodar forests against the backdrop of the majestic Dhauladhar mountains. The city has two distinct areas, Lower and Upper Dharamshala, each having on offer a basket of interesting destinations for every tourist. Lower Dharamshala is like a typical city with its hustle and bustle whereas Upper Dharamshala or McLeod Ganj as it is popularly known is the seat of His Holy Highness, The Dalai Lama. The city has various attractions for people from all walks of life with the recent opening of another attraction, the European CEN standard compliant Dharamshala Skyway. The Dharamshala Skyway climbs up to 362m from the Kotwali bazar in the city centre and takes visitors straight to the footsteps of the Dalai Lama temple in a matter of minutes. As you step outside the top station, the McLeod Ganj main bazar awaits you. You can have an immersive shopping experience in the small shops of the bazar offering a variety of items from unique souvenirs to famous Himalayan winter clothing and also give yourself a chance to indulge in the diverse culinary expertise at quaint little cafes and roadside eateries of the bazar before heading out to explore the beautiful town of McLeod Ganj.