Which is better Dharamshala or Shimla?

There is no direct answer, here is some info to help you decide for yourself

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Dharamshala vs Shimla

Max Elevation

1,319m / 4,326ft
2,196m / 7,202ft

Popular for

Mountains, Nature And Trekking
Mountains, Nature And Snow

How to reach

Dharamshala can be reached via flight, train or bus. It's also connected with road so you can hire a taxi, or self-drive to reach here if you like.
Shimla can be reached via flight, train or bus. It's also connected with road so you can hire a taxi, or self-drive to reach here if you like.

Popularity

Crazy popular. You'll find the whole world there!
Crazy popular. You'll find the whole world there!

Places

Dharamshala map

Places to visit in Dharamshala:

Dharamkot, Dalai Lama Temple, McLeod Ganj, Naddi, Bhagsunag Waterfall
Shimla map

Places to visit in Dharamshala:

Christ Church, Tara Devi Temple, Sangti, The Mall Road, Boileauganj