3rd Sep 2016
Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shaurya Kalia

I have been very busy lately and hence not been able to keep up with my blog. But when you feel like traveling , wanderlust consumes you and then you have to give your exams as well , the only thing that can keep you sane is writing about one of your traveling experiences.

Photo of Dalhousie by Shaurya Kalia

Dalhousie : named after a British-Indian general is a hill station in Himachal Pradesh approx. 1970m from sea level with quite a few places to visit around and calm your soul throughout the day. I was staying at Sariska resort which i believe has been one of my best experience when it comes to the food offered and the services provided. Dalhousie is a quite congested hill station with a lot of hotels covering the town but it also offers well managed one way roads and a small but exciting mall road. The weather gets cold at night and you will always enjoy a nice walk in the evening.

Photo of Dalhousie by Shaurya Kalia

Khajjiar : usually called mini-Switzerland of India . Khajiiar with a saucer shaped pond in the middle of a meadow grassland, surrounded by tall pine and deodars is a peaceful and serene place, picture pretty.Tourists have been spoiling the lake and it disheartened me a lot but the beauty of the mountains around this place still remains. Sipping my cup of coffee and arousing myself to the serenity of the place made my day .

Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shaurya Kalia

Kalatop : A wildlife sanctuary with a dense forest surrounding it and a rest house at the end of the journey. A sight so pretty, you would wish to make that your home for as long as you live. The trails take you through dense forest and beautiful canopies . 3 kms of heavenly beauty is what i would call it . The locals there also offer you rock climbing , rappelling and other such adventurous activities and being the adventurous type I did not hold back. Rappelling down a 200ft rock was quite scary in the beginning but the moment your adrenaline rushes is the moment you enjoy the most.

Photo of Dalhousie by Shaurya Kalia
Photo of Kalatop, Himachal Pradesh, India by Shaurya Kalia

Bara Pathar Temple : A temple located at a hill top with unparalleled scenic beauty and the valley of flowers to boost up your mood on the way . The best part of my trip was the trek to this temple the weather kept changing , heavy winds and birds chirping all around made me forget about all the worries I had in the moment . Upon reaching the temple one could see the views of Kailash Parvat showing its different colors when the sunlight falls on it . The view was rejuvenating and i was all set to explore more of Dalhousie but alas every good thing comes to an end and so did our trip , I really wanted to visit Dainkund and Chamera lake but i guess that would be left for the next time.

Photo of Himachal Pradesh, India by Shaurya Kalia

This blog was originally published on 'SOPHROSYNE'