Our favourite places in India – Dharamsala

By Debbie Kindness | April 24, 2013

Within sight of the Dhauladar range, Dharamsala (meaning ‘rest house’) is perched on the high slopes in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley in the Western Indian Himalayas. Dharamsala was set up by the British as a garrison town in the mid-1850s. Divided into two distinct and widely separated sections, Dharamsala, and McLeod Ganj, which differ by around

Our favourite places in India – Chamba.

By Debbie Kindness | March 25, 2013

..Chamba is an ancient town in the Western part of the state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Indian Himalayas. Situated at just 1000m altitude, Chamba is not high up but is deep in the heart of the Himalayan range.The town itself dates back to around the 2nd Century BC and has some very old temples and palaces. Chamba is