Tuesday, June 16, 2009
If you want to spend your honeymoon amidst the nature, then Dalhousie is the ideal destination. The region is full of emerald green mountains, valleys and gushing rivers. Your honeymoon in Dalhousie will be a memorable event for you due to its magnificent scenic beauty.
Most of the places in Dalhousie are surrounded by dense greenery and forests. In the winter time, the green valleys pull over the thick blanket of snow. However the best time to pay a visit to Dalhousie is summer. Dalhousie is the perfect example of Himalayan beauty.
There are many places in and around Dalhousie. You can visit the ancient Chamba valley. You can visit to the ancient temples and monuments in this valley.
HOW TO REACH
The nearest airports are at Gaggal near Dharamsala, Amritsar and Jammu, all of which are within a circuit of 130 km to 190 km. Tourist taxis and buses are available from the respective three destinations for transfer to Dalhousie.
Catch the Jhelum Express, Jammu-Delhi Express or Himachal Express to Pathankot. Railway station: Pathankot, 80 km away, is the nearest railhead for Dalhousie. From here, it is a two-hour uphill drive by taxi, car or bus.
Himachal Pradesh Tourism runs deluxe buses from Simla and Dharamsala to Dalhousie. Fares range between Rs 150 and Rs 500. Road routes are good via Ambala or Patiala to Pathankot. Even though the roads are not very broad, the drive upto Dalhousie is quite comfortable. Bus terminus: The bus stand is a 10-minute walk down the road from Subhash Chowk, near the Tourist Information Office.
PLACES OF VISIT
Kalatop wildlife sanctuary
Laxmi Narayan Temple
WHAT TO BUY
The roads along Gandhi Chowk are dotted with tiny shops selling ethnic trinkets and other souvenirs. The Himachal Hand loom Industry Emporium on Thandi Sarak is a good place to buy a woollen shawl. The Tibetan Handicrafts Centre is about 3 km from Gandhi Chowk along the Khajjiar Road. The best thing about this place is that it has Tibetan carpets made to order. Other things to buy include bags and purses.
The news gathered from travel and tourism websites.