Kali Ka Tibba
There are many temples in the surrounding areas but we decided to visit the Kali ka Tibba, the temple of goddess Kali. It is located atop a hill, with absolutely nothing surrounding the temple, except a few trees and planted greenery. It is an absolutely serene place, and even if you're not religious, it is a must visit place for its breathtaking view and calm and peaceful environs.
The Dagshai Jail Museum
Our first halt was at the Dagshai Jail Museum where the Irish Catholic soldiers of 1st battalion of Connaught Rangers who mutinied against the british in 1920 were brought to be executed. Mahatma Gandhi also voluntarily spent a night in jail to provide moral support and show solidarity to the Irish cause. Nathuram Godse is also rumoured to have spent time there in 1949. Those 45 minutes were full of knowledge,fun and experience.
Sidh Baba Ka Mandir
Located in the Mihani Village of the Chail District, this is a popular holiday resort. The main reason which attracts tourists to this resort are the beautiful views from the terrace as well as most of the room windows. The staff is extremely friendly and the way they maintain cleanliness and hygeine is remarkable. The food served is very good and the rooms are very good too. They have a separate games arena with many indoor games for the guests. However, all the rooms do not have great views and so you will have to go to the terrace for better views.
Dak Pathar is a reservoir built on the Yamuna river, and is quite a touristy spot in Dehradun. Once you reach Dak Pathar, you can go to the Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort Complex where they have different kinds of water sport activities. Dak Pathar is a little on the outskirts and 45km away from Dehradun. You do not need to cover the entire distance on foot, so start walking from whatever distance that should be convenient for you to cover. 8) Lambi Dehar Mines
after leaving temple I reached the bus stand at 10:30 in the morning,so I decided to take a dip in the river along the bus stand i couldn't just control myself,the waterwas freezing cold,but it was worth it.after taking a bath I took the bus to Shimla at 11:30am from Sarain,which left me at Shimla at 6:30pm ,from there I took a bus to Chandigarh,which left me home at 12:00am .
A 5.6 kilometre day trek leads you through fir groves, sprawling grasslands, dense forests, small ponds, a mysterious cave and panoramic views. The beauty of "Karol ka Tibba" trek is that it fits this immense natural bounty in a short day trek. "Karol ka Tibba" is the highest hill around Solan town in Himachal Pradesh. In this trek we visit Karol temple; a temple dedicated to goddess Kali situated at the top of Karol Ka Tibba. The panoramic view from the temple is beautiful and panoramic. The trekking route also passes through the famous Pandava Gufa or Pandava cave, believed to be the oldest and longest cave in the Himalayas.
About an hour's drive from Chandigarh, Morni is a small village in the Shivalik Hills, and plays host to a variety of lakes. Tikkar Taal, being the most famous one. A trip to the resort complex is definitely worth a visit especially in winter months. My paternal family visited us on the last day of 2016 to celebrate the new year . We decided to begin the year with a family outing to Tikkar Taal in Morni. This turned out to be a perfect picnic spot where we had lunch, sunbathed in the cold January weather, and also did boating in the lake. The children had a great time with the swings in the park.
The former hunting ground of the King of Patiala, this is one of the less popular wildlife sancturaies of the country. Situated in the lap of the Himalayas and a very well maintained place, this place is rich with flora and fauna. The main animals you will find here are the European red deer, goral, Wild Boar, Sambhar, langur, Himalayan Black Bear, Flying squirrel, porcupine and others. The birds that are mainly spotted here are Chir Pheasant, Khalij Pheasant and the Golden Eagles. This sanctuary is a part of the Golden Triangle of Himachal Pradesh and also one of the main attractions. There are however no placs to stay in this place so rich with the blessings of nature.
Chail Cricket Stadium
At an altitude of around 2,144m, the Chail Cricket Ground is the highest cricket ground in the world. A short 2km walk away from the Chail market, the stadium is encircled by the tall deodars on all sides and the location of the stadium also offers stunning views of the Sutlej Valley and the hill stations of Shimla and Kasauli.
Simbalwara Wildlife Sanctuary
Govind ghat is a town in Chamoli area, Uttarakhand, India, situated at the conjunction of the Alaknanda and Lakshman Ganga streams. It lies around approximately 22 kilometers (14 mi) from Joshimath on NH58 at a height of 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). This is one of the most essential spots of love of Hindus and the beginning stage for trekking to Hemkund Sahib and Valley of Flowers.The gurudwara, situated on the right bank of the Alaknanda River, is the most vital point of interest in the territory which attracts a large chunk of travelers coming to Uttarakhand. It additionally gives convenience to pioneers. The neighborhood business sector has numerous lodgings, visitor houses and eateries which serves mouth watering food at reasonable prices. The economy blossoms with the voyaging season, which starts toward the end of May and keeps going until the end of September. This is the best time to pay a visit to Govind Ghat.
Gurudwara Paonta Sahib
Next morning we started our journey towards Chandigarh, took a halt at the Gurudwara at Paonta Sahib. This Gurudwara Paonta Sahib has linkages to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh and the Sikh leader Banda Bahadur. Its original name was Paontika. "Paon" in Hindi means feet and "tika" in Hindi means became stable. Gurudwara was huge and quiet peaceful with a divine atmosphere. The food provided at the Langar was also very tasty. Bandi who was planning to skip lunch ended up eating the most.
The Menri Monastery
Bon or Menri Monastery, DolanjiI always wanted to stay in a monastery for a night and while searching on internet, I found this Monastery by chance and was amazed at what I saw after reaching there. They have a guest house right next to the monastery where I was planning to stay but was unlucky to find that none of the rooms were vacant and I had to make other plans that evening.This place is not just a Monastery, it is a township in itself with a school, medical assistance, restaurant etc all in place. I went to the orphanage also and I met kids there. They feel really nice talking to outsiders and playing with them. They were showing me their football skills in the playing area and I was busy clicking their pictures.