On the Way to Khajjiar :- The route was full of Danger & natural beauty. It i s the most exotic and scenic beauty place around 22 Km from Dalhousie. Khajjiar is officially proclaimed the mini-Switzerland of India. At an altitude of 6450 ft, this saucer shaped green meadow, ringed by Devadar Trees has a lake in the middle complete with floating island. I liked horseback riding and strolling. It's the best place to spend more time as compare to the other places. We spent around 2 hrs & enjoyed Horse riding there. We saw something that interested us. People were getting inside a big plastic ball, and being rolled till the lake. That was very interesting, something we haven't seen before, and never done before as well. We left in the late afternoon bidding goodbye to the charming glade of Khajjiar and our next destination was the town of Dalhousie.
Dalhousie:- Our driver first took us to Satadhara, artificial water falls look like tap water made by government. Then we visited Panchpula, there we found five spring or waterfall and a picnic spot. However, it did not seems to be very attractive due to lack of water. What attracted us more specially mom was a Kashmir handloom store and the invitations from its salesmen to have a look at their "Pashmina" blanket which actually not made by animal far. Not only that, they would also offer us six more free gifts along with the blanket at no extra cost. The funny way in which the salesman kept repeating " not only these, we will offer you yet another gift " and showed us the gift (ranging from blankets made of rabbit wool to shawls and bed-covers) We left the shop buying not the "Chingu" blankets but some shawls as gift items.
Then we decided to explore Gandhi chowk market. Maximum items you can found any where in metro cities. Still you love to walk the clean market. But I did not find any toilet or wash room there. As a traveler you need to go washroom, the restaurants even not having the facilities of washroom.
In the evening we walked around the road. Our hotel was near to Subash Chowk & we decided to visit the St. Francis Church at Subhash Chowk that evening. One will love the architectural beauty of the church. it's a very old church built by the English men early 19th century.
If you ever need a break from the heat, Himachal Pradesh is your perfect getaway from all the stress in your life! Escapists dream for some other paradise. Escape from the hustle bustle of city life and enjoy the mountains. Watch and observe and be one with nature. Beautiful pine trees and lush green deodar woods are eye openers of our natural heritage! A cool breeze that brushes your cheek makes you feel like you're in heaven. Small streams and snow-kissed mountains is something that you simply cannot afford to miss when away!.
" Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quiestest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey." - Pat Conroy
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