There is a famous dialogue in a Hindi movie "kisi cheez ko shiddat se chaho to saari kaynaat tumhe milane ki koshish karti hai." No I didn't wish for a dream girl, what I wished was to be lost in mountains.So the journey started from wishing desperately for the trip and asking people for that and one day my very best friend Nitesh came as saviour and asked to pack bags for mountains. I packed my bag and started journey from Amritsar, and after enjoying stay at his home we continued via Pathankot. The view was breathtaking at places when one see raavi river from uphills. The mountains were full of yellow flowers of amaltaas tree and slowly vegetation changed and it was pine trees all over.
After reaching Dalhousie
we enjoyed sunset from terrace
of our hotel and then we had a walk to visit local market which is no less than a trade fair market may be due to peak season. Some Restaurants in dalhousie are not that good and better to ask loacles about the best food.
Next day we visited khajiar, and I must say thats a far better place than dalhousie itself, the way to khajiar is through "Kalatop wild life sanctuary
" and one can see variety of flora and fauna on their way.
Don't forget to stop in between and have a breathtaking view of mountains, white flowers, collect pine cones and deodar cones , and pieces of rocks which can be used as a souvenir as well as decorative piece.
Khajiar has now become a crowded place in recent years. So plan accordingly.
Our back journey was from a different route which was better and safer.don't forget to buy "aam papad from 'dunera'' the town coming in the route.