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Set against the magnificent backdrop of the towering Dhauladhar ranges, which rise up to more than 4,000 meters, Dharamshala, which literally means ‘the Holy Refuge’, lies perched up on the high slopes in the upper reaches of the Kangra valley. It was founded in 1855 and is one of the 80 hill resorts developed in the seventeenth century by the British. Today, it is as famous as the abode of the Dalai Lama and is known throughout the world as the Little Lhasa, because of the large number of Tibetans and their ‘Government in Exile’, which is headquartered here.

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