The Chateau Garli

The Chateau Garli was built by Lala Mela Ram Sud in 1921 and has now recently been restored and renovated to its former glory. The Chateau Garli is amongst the best hotels in Kangra Valley.

Dharamshala Stadium

Dharamshala Stadium

All You need to know about the first International Cricket Stadium in Himachal Pradesh

In the heart of the glorious district of Kangra, there exists a beautiful town by the name Dharamshala. There is a strange charm in this place that keeps attracting tourists from all over India and other foreign countries. However, the scenic beauty of the town isn’t the only thing that makes it special; there are several other factors as well. For starters, it is headquarter of Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile) and the residence of Dalai Lama. Second, it has the only Cricket stadium in Himachal Pradesh that hosts International Cricket matches – Dharamshala Stadium. The Cricket stadium is already in news these days as it hosted the first International Cricket test match previous month and people are eager to know more about it.

Now if the stadium is growing so popular - how could it escape our attention? So, we decided to do a little research about the Cricket stadium and come up with this post we'll discuss everything you need to know about Dharamshala Cricket stadium in detail. Let's begin:

Everything You Need To Know About Dharamshala Stadium


Dharamshala Cricket stadium was established in 2003. It served as the home ground for several Ranji Trophy and IPL matches and as a practice ground for the Indian Cricket team, Himachal Pradesh Cricket team, and Kings XI Punjab team for years.

Dharamshala Stadium hosted first International Cricket ODI match in 2013, which was played between India and England.

Special Achievements

  • During 2016 ICC T-20 world cup – the stadium was one of the six venues to host the event
  • Hosted First International Cricket test match from March 25, 2017 to March 29, 2017
  • Hosted first International ODI match on January 27, 2013
  • Given the Cricket stadium’s popularity, Asian Cricket Council decided to set up Centre of Excellence at Dharamshala

How to Reach Dharamshala Cricket Stadium?

Via Road

You can easily get buses of all classes (deluxe, air-conditioned, and regular) from major cities like Chandigarh, Shimla and Delhi.

Via Air

Via Air, you can reach Dharamshala from Kangra Gaggal Airport, which is about 12 KM away from the town.

Via Rail

Pathankot is the main railway station near Dharamshala. From there, you can book Pathankot - Joginder Nagar train and stop at Chamunda Marg station, which is about half an hour away.

Hotels Near Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

If you're traveling to Dharamshala, it’s obvious that you’ll need to stay in a hotel unless you’ve relatives in the city or have plans to spend night under the open sky (which is not a good idea given the unpredictable weather of the town).

You can find many hotels near Dharamshala Cricket stadium – where you can stay at a reasonable rate. However, if you’re looking for more than just a night’s stay, The Chateau Garli is a suitable option.

Located in the heritage village of Garli Pragpur, this wonderful hotel offers you a chance to explore nature to the fullest. Here, not only you can enjoy the panoramic views of majestic Dhauladhar hills but you can also discover the lost cultural heritage of the Kangra valley. In short, this hotel can be your dream vacation.

5 Reasons You Should Prefer The Chateau Garli for a Stay

Here are some of the best reasons to choose this wonderful hotel for a stay:

1. Picturesque natural view

The hotel is located at the foothills of Dhauladhar mountain ranges of Himalayas. So, you can enjoy really striking visual scenery of the hills with sunrise and sunset.

2. Brilliant architectural blend

The hotel features jaw dropping combination of Portuguese, Colonial, Mughal, Rajsthani, and Kangri culture. If you’ve interest in architecture – you’ll definitely admire it.

3. A variety of facilities

A variety of facilities are offered in The Chateau Garli like Boating and Fishing, Night Safari, Multi-cuisine Dining, swimming pool, etc. This will ensure that you enjoy your stay to the fullest.

4. Explore all main places of the Kangra valley

Not only you can easily visit Dharamshala Stadium from the hotel but you can explore other parts of Kangra Valley, including Jwalamukhi temple, Kangra Fort, McLeodganj, etc. as well.

5. Reasonable packages

Despite offering best-in-class facilities, The Chateu Garli provides rooms at reasonable packages. You can easily afford a room in the hotel, and enjoy your stay.

Overall, The Chateau Garli offers you a golden opportunity to make your visit to Dharamshala remarkable. Just book this hotel and we assure that you’ll never regret your decision.


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