Thursday, April 21

Places to Visit in Dharamshala, Sightseeing Trip Dharamshala - Weekend destination from Delhi Chandigarh

Best Places to Visit in Dharamshala,

Mcleodganj Dharamshala
Located in Upper Dharamsala Mcleodganj is around 10 Km by road and 3 km Trek from Dharamshala Kotwali Bazaar. Trekking from Kotwali Bazaar Dharamshala to Mcleodganj is wonderful experience via Khada Danda Marg. Mcleodganj is also the abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who settled here after the Chinese invaded Tibet. The Monasteries and Bhdha Temple near Dalai Lama Residence are definitely worth a visit to experience peace, tranquility and check out the breathtaking surroundings
War Memorial
Located near HP Board of School Education you will find the War Memorial when you enter Dharamsala. The beautiful garden memorial with huge pine trees reminds us of the post independence war heroes of Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. These martyrs lost their lives in Indo China war of 1962, Indo-Pak wars of 1947, 1965 and 1971 and UN peace operations. Go and have fresh air and peace of mind at this place

Dal Lake Dharamshala

It is not as huge as Dal Lake in Kashmir but Dal Lake is truly beautiful in Dharamshala. The Lush green huge and tall deodar forests surround Dal Lake located near Dharamsala. Watch out for the lovely and multi colored fish in Dal Lake. Dal lake in Dharamshala really qualifies for a perfect quite and serene picnic spot for the locals.

Chamunda Devi Temple near Dharamshala Kangra
With famous Dhauladhar waterfalls as its backdrop, Chamunda Devi Temple is not only religiously important but also offers breathtaking views of the high mountains and the forests of Baner Khud, Lahala and Pathiar.

Kangra Art Museum Dharamshala
Situated in Kotwali Bazaar of Dharamsala, Kangra Art Gallery was inaugurated in 1990. It houses an impressive collection of arts, crafts, artifacts, costumes and other treasures, which can be traced to as far back as 5th century.

Library of Tibetan Works and ArchivesLibrary of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) is situated at McLeodganj town of Dharamsala. It was founded by the 14th Dalai Lama and serves as an institution to preserve and promote Tibetan culture.

Namgyal MonasterySonam Gyatso Dharamshala the third Dalai Lama, founded Namgyal Monastery in the year 1575. During that time, it was situated at the Potala Palace in Tibet. Its purpose was to assist the Dalai Lama in his spiritual duties and public religious activities.

Norbulingka Sidhwari Dharamshala
InstituteSituated at a distance of 4 km from Dharamsala, Norbulinka Institute has a mission to preserve and promote. It is a picture of old rural Tibet with all its shady paths, wooden bridges, small streams and tiny water falls, along with wooden carvings, Tibetan Thangka paintings, Tibetan handicrafts and arts.

Kangra Fort near Dharamshala
Kangra Fort was once the stronghold and seat of power of Katoch rulers, who ruled the land for over 2000 years. Today, it stands in ruins because of the devastating earthquake that hit the area in 1905.

Nurpur Fort near Dharamshala
Located 66 km from Dharamsala and 24 km from Pathankot, Nurpur Fort was constructed by Raja Basu more than one thousand years ago. Initially, it was known as Dhameri.

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Wednesday, April 13

Less explored places in Dharamshala - Dharamsala Tea Company, Mann Tea Estate and Tea Gardens Dharamshala

Dharamsala Tea Company, Mann Tea Estate and Tea Gardens Dharamshala

Mann tea Company is now proud to be an ISO 9001 company. In 2011 it has obtained ISO tag. Dharamshala Tea Comapny is located in the outskirts of Dharamshala and boasts of beautiful Tea gardens spread across thosands of acres of land. Dharamshala Tea Company was established around 130 years ago in 1882. The tea gardens in Dharamshala can be seen from Chilgari to Narghota and also near Kunal Pathari Temple. Dharamshala Tea Company produces various varities of Tea that includes ‘Black Orthdox Tea , Green Tea , Oolong Tea, White Tea & Formosa Pouchong Tea’ . Most od the tea is exported in the Europian Markets.

Evening walk around these tea gardens will make you feel delighted. The lush green gardens and jungles offer dust free climate around these places in Dharamshala.

Location of Dharamshal Tea Comapny and Tea Factory  
GMS Mann is the proud owner of a huge Tea Estate in Dharamshala. The Tea Factory of Dharamshala tea Company is located in Narghota village  around 3 Km from the Inter State Bus Stand Dharamshala. Mann Tea Comapany owns thousands of acres of land where tea gardens are spread. The tea gardens of Mann tea Company ranges from Chilgari to Narghota till Kunal Pathari Temple.

Tea Factory is open to the visitors and tourists during working hours. People are welcome to see how the factory operates and prepare world class tea which is exported to number of countries. The people will also make you aware how the tea is grown and what is the difference between a good quality tea and a bad quality tea.

Mann Tea Factory produces White, Black, Oolong and Green tea and it is possible to observe the different stages of tea production

Friday, April 8

HRTC Bus Timings - VOLVO AC DELUXE Buses from Main Cities in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh HRTC Bus Schedule and Timings

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HRTC has a vast network of buses and offers bus services to all parts of Himachal and also to Delhi Chandigarh haridwar dehradun Jammu and all major cities of Punjab. Below is the list of buses with timings from various destinations in Himachal Pradesh Delhi Chandigarh Dehradun etc. Himachal Pradesh is connected to all the neighboring states by ffrequest bus service offered by HRTC. The HRTC buses are considered to be safe and comfortable.

 VOLVO AC DELUXE Buses of Himachal Road Transport
Himachal Roadways offers Luxury LCD Buses including Volvo AC, TATA AC, Deluxe, Semi Deluxe, Ordinary buses. Buses are available from Shimla to Delhi, Solan to Delhi, Chandigarh to Manali, Delhi to Manali, Delhi to Shimla, Delhi to Dharamashala, Shimla-Haridwar, Dehradun-Shimla, Dehradun- Dharamshala, Reckong Peo- Delhi, Chandigarh-Reckong Peo and all other main town of Delhi Chandigarh Punjab Haryana Uttarakhand, Jammu Kashmir UP etc

please check the official website of HRTC, Himachal Road Transport Corporation for any change in Bus schedule timings and fare.

Daily buses are available from Shimla to Delhi including Volvo AC Deluxe and Ordinary buses.
HRTC Bus Timings from Karsog - Delhi 12.05 am, Shimla - Delhi (Volvo) 9.45 am, Shimla - Delhi 11.41 am, Shimla - Delhi (Volvo) 11.45 am,

HRTC Bus Timings from Shimla - Delhi (Volvo) 12.45 pm, Krana - Delhi 4.17 pm, Shimla - Delhi 8.35pm Shimla - Delhi (Volvo) 09.30pm,

HRTC Bus Timings from Rohru - Delhi 09.37pm, Shimla - Delhi (Volvo) 10.30pm, Cdhganv - Delhi 11.05pm, 

Buses from Rikangpio - Delhi 11.37pm, Nalagarh - Delhi 8.00pm, Nalagarh - Delhi 8.15pm,

Bus Timings from Nalagarh - Delhi 11.00pm, Sarkagat - Haridwar 12.00am, Shimla - Haridwar 10.50am, Keylong - Haridwar 1.30 pm, 

Buses from Rikangpio - Haridwar 06.17 pm, Karsog - Haridwar 08.15 pm,

Bus Timings from Shimla - Haridwar 09.45 pm, Sarahan - Haridwar 11.00 pm, Shimla - Chandigarh 10.45am, Chhajpur - Chandigarh 01.56 am, Ribba - Chandigarh 07.25pm,

Bus Timings from Dehradun - Chandigarh
3.00 pm, Dharamshala - Dehradun 7.30 am, Manali - Dehradun 8.00 am, Chamba - Dehradun 8.30 am, Amritsar - Dehradun 1.30 pm, Haraseepttan - Dehradun 6.30 pm , Baijnath - Dehradun 7.00 pm, Chandigarh - Dehradun 10.00 pm,

Bus Timings from Solan - Dharamshala 05.15 am, Solan - Jwalaji 06.15 am, Shimla - Nalagarh via Jwalaji 10.30 am, Nahan - Dharamshala 5.50 am, 

Buses from Dehradun - Dharamshala 3.30 pm, Dehradun - Baijnath 8.00 am , Dehradun - Chamba 4.00 pm, Dehradun - Baijnath 6.45 pm,

Bus Timings from Dehradun
- Manikarn 7.30 pm, Dehradun - Shimla 10.00 pm, Rajgarh - Hamirpur 07.15 am, Jakdi - Ambala 02.49 pm, Shimla - Tanakpur 07.11 pm, Nahan - Saharanpur 6.00 am,

HRTC Bus Timings from Vikasnagar - Haraseepttan 6.15 am, Dehradun - Haraseepttan 9.15 pm, Delhi - Manali 9.45 am, Dehradun - Amritsar 10.30 am, Haridwar - Shimla 11.30 am, Haridwar - Rohru 2.00 pm, Paonta - Shimla 3.30 pm, Haridwar - Srkagat 5.00 pm,

HRTC Bus Timings from Dehradun - Manali 06.00 pm, Shimla - Paonta 7.30 pm, Haridwar - Sarkagat 6.30 pm, Dehradun - Shimla 10.00 pm, Haridwar - Janglvarry 10.30 pm

Thursday, April 7

Best Weekend Destinations - Dharamshala Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh - How to reach

Best Places to Visit in Dharamshala, Places not to miss in Dharamshala - Tourist Attractions in Dharamshala

Dharamshala is one of the most beautiful Hill Stations in India and Himachal Pradesh. The city beautiful Dharamshala is located on the amazing and enchanting backdrop of snow capped Himalayan Dhauladhar range. The panoramic view of Kangra Valley from Dharamshala and the scenic landscapes are marvellous and truly mesmerizing in Dharamshala.

There are number og famous and beautiful tourist attractions in Dharamshala. People know Upper Dharamshala and Mcleodganj is one of the most visited places in Dharamshala. The other beautiful and famous tourist spots in Dharamshala include Naddi Village, Dal Lake, Bhagsunag Temple,Dharamkot Village and Triund are loved by the visiters.

All these places are liked by the visitors becuase all these places are really splendid and enthralling because of the calm nature, lush green pines and deodars and fresh pollution free air with enthralling natural landscapes.

Dharamshala has many unexplored places which are not very popular but are extremely beautiful. These places are not to miss in Dharamshala and are must see. Tourists generally ignore these natural beauties and miss the true excitement and closeness with the nature.
Tourist Attractions in Dharamshala and Places not to miss in Dharamshala
Tea Facory Dharamshala and Tea Gardens in Dharamshala

Very few people are aware of the fact that Dharamshala has numerous tea gardens in the outskirts which gives an enthralling view. Taking a walk to the outskirts will provide you with an amazing view of the tea gardens on both sides of the roads.

The breathtaking tea gardens will fill your heart with delight when you take a stroll to these gardens. These locations are dust free and pollution free. The surroundings offers you great peaceful experience that rejuvinates your heart and soul.

To have a glimpse of the tea gardens you need to come to Chilgari. From here there are two roads, one lead to Mata Kunal Pathari Temple and another to Narghota Village. Dharamshala Circuit house is also located in Chilgari which is open for the tourists. They can come and stay in Circuit House with nominal tariff and neat and clean ambience.

Both the roads have tea gardens on each side with lush green pine trees. There is negligible traffic in these roads and is a heaven for nature lovers. If you wish to see how Kangra Tea is being manufactured the Tea Factory near Narghota will give you a warm welcome. People are very affectionate and they will give you all the minute details and will guide you to the factory. The workers are also trained to welcome the guests at the Factory.

So next time when you plan to visit Dharamshala do not miss to visit the tea gardens

Narghota Village near Dharamshala

Take a walk from Kainchi Mode towards Narghota Village. The road has lush green tea gardens on both the sides. You will feel as if you are walking in a huge farm house inside the jungle. The landscapes offers lot of excitement and thrill with the enchanting scenic beauty.

Mata Kunal Pathari Temple near Dharamshala

The famous temple is located on the outskirtd of Dharamshala amidsts pine forests on one side and tea gardens on the other.

Indru Nag Temple in Dharamshala

 Located on the hill top Indru Nag temple offers full view of the Kangra Valley and Dharamshala town. Trekking to Indru Nag is a very good option. 3 Km tek is mesmerizing and the natural beauty can be experienced from the heart. From Kotwali Bazaar Dharamshala, take Khanyara road to reach Indru Nag.

Kangra Fort near Dharamshala
Located in Kangra Town Kangra Fort is around 20 Km from dharamshala. The ancient fort was never conquered by any one because of its unique architecture. This one is not to miss.

Wednesday, April 6

How and When to go for Mani Mahesh Yatra in Chamba Bharmaur HP

Travel Information Manimahesh Yatra, How to Reach Mani Mahesh

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Manimahesh is very religious destination situated in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. Manimahesh is situated at a breathtaking height of over 5,656 m, near the Chamba-Kullu border. Manimahesh is located about 6 km south of Dancho and 6 km north-west of Bajoli.

Manimahesh is an perfect trekking spot with enchanting and serene beauty. The highlighting point is the Manimahesh Lake that is located at an altitude of 4800 meters above the sea level. The panoramic Manimahesh lake is one of the high altitude Lakes in Himachal Pradesh.

As per the Hindu Mythology It is said that Lord Shiva one of the three Lords in Hindu still stays at Manimahesh Kailash Mountain. Thousands of followers of Lord Shiva visit Manimahesh Kailash during Shivaratri and other Lord Shiva festivals to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. The Shiva devotees in thousands go for Manimahesh Yatra and take holy dip in the Lake manimahesh. They firmly believe that this brings in peace to the society and also help in washing all their past sins

Places to visit around Manimahesh

Manimahesh Lake - The high altitude Manimahesh Lake at a height of over 4800 meters is located at the foot of the Chamba Kailas Hills just below the Manimahesh Peak. The Picturesque Manimahesh lake is very sacred for the Shiva devotees and offers enthralling view of the snow capped mountains.

Chhatrari - The Shakti Devi temple in Bharmour Chamba District is of high archaeological significance. Chhatrari is situated around 40-km from Bharmour town and is about 45km from Chamba town by road. The inhabitants of Chhatrari village are mostly form Gaddi community who are also semi-postral lot. Gaddis are engaged mostly in rearing of sheep and goats. Chhatrari village is located at an amazing height of 6,000 feet. Chhatrari village is very famous for its splendid hill-style temple of Goddess Shakti Devi.

Bharmaurr Bharmaur yet another beautiful hill station near Manimahesh is located at an altitude of over 2195 metres in Chamba District. Bharmaur used to be the ancient capital of Chamba till 920. Small enchanting town of Bharmaur with breathtaking scenic beauty is surrounded by anow capped high ranges. Bharmaue is also famous for delicious Himachal apples grown in the region in abundance.

How to Reach Manimahesh

By Train: Nearest Railway Station from Manimahesh is Pathankot (Punjab)

By Air: Nearest airport from Manimahesh is Gaggal Airport Dharamshalain around 170 kms from Chamba)

By Road: Manimahesh is around 78 kms from Chamba town. Chamba is well connected by road from Delhi, Chandigarh and other cities of Himachal Pradesh.

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Baba Balak Nath Ji Deot Sidh Himachal Pradesh - How to reach Baba Balak Nath Himachal Pradesh

Baba Balak Nath Ji Deotsidh Himachal Pradesh

Baba Balak Nath temple located in Himachal Pradesh at a hill top in Deot Sidh in Hamirpur District.

The distance of Baba Balak Nath Temple from Hamirpur town is around 35 Kms. Distance of Baba Balak Nath Temple from Dharamshala around 80 Kms and distance of Baba Balak Nath Temple from jwalaji around 45 Kms. Delhi to Baba Balak Nath ji is around 480 Kms. Distance from Chandigarh to baba balak nath is around 250 Kms

Baba Balak Nath is an ancient cave temple located in Deot Sidh. Milions of devotees from across the country and world seek blessings of Baba. However females can visit the temple but are not allowed to visit the cave. They stand outside the cave and can have a glimpse of Baba's Idol from outside

How to reach Baba Balak Nath

By road Himachal Roadways Transport HRTC offer many buses to Deot Sidh from all the major towns like Dharamshala, jwalaji, Kangra, Hamirpur, Una, Palampur. Number of buses ply between Delhi, Chandigarh to these towns. Buses from Delhi to Deot Sidh are also avaialble. Buses from Chandigar and Punjab to Baba Balak Nath temple are easily avaialble.

By train Una is the nearest railway station from Baba Balak nath temple. Una is around 50 kms from deot Sidh. Buses and taxis are available from Una to deotsidh.

By Air Nearest Airports are chandigarh and dharamshala

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