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The Perfect Combo : Holy Vaishno Devi, Peaceful Dalhousie and Beautiful Chandigarh

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1st Apr 2012

Dalhousie

Photo of Dalhousie by Akshay Bharti

Paanch Pula Waterfall

Photo of Paanch Pula Waterfall by Akshay Bharti

Perfect Sunrise

Photo of Perfect Sunrise by Akshay Bharti

Dinner @ Himalyan resorts

Photo of Dinner @ Himalyan resorts by Akshay Bharti

Khajjiar

Photo of Khajjiar by Akshay Bharti

Khajjiar

Photo of Khajjiar by Akshay Bharti

Khajjiar

Photo of Khajjiar by Akshay Bharti

Vaishno Devi

Photo of Vaishno Devi by Akshay Bharti

Vaishno Devi

Photo of Vaishno Devi by Akshay Bharti

The 3 Musketeers :)

Photo of The 3 Musketeers :) by Akshay Bharti

Chandigarh

Photo of Chandigarh by Akshay Bharti

Dalhousie

Photo of Dalhousie by Akshay Bharti

Trip To Be Remembered

Well i was giving my final exam of graduation and in the middle of the exams i planned for a trip with other 4 guys, my classmates and friends, who like me were less interested in exams and more in exploring the nature :) 

So the plan was made, 6 day trip covering 3 destinations, Vaishno Devi, Dalhousie and Chandigarh.

Special thing was this was a road trip, instead of bus or train we decided to hire a taxi and this was the best part of the trip. We left our hometown Karnal in the morning 10 AM and reached Katra by 11PM. We took some rest and then moved for yatra. This 14km yatra was the best part, we had fun, food along the way. Pulling leg of eachother. Sceinic beauty of this place is amazing and you just forget all your tiredness as soon as you reach at the top to the temple.

On the trek up you get lots of food stalls, shopping stalls etc so you can always get your self up with energy.

After the yatra we spent night at katra only and enjoyed the holy town. Next morning we left for Dalhousie. I was really impressed with the place because a person like me search for a place like Dalhousie which is peaceful and less crowded.

It was like heaven for me. We spent the day shopping on mall road and tibetan market. Next day, we left for paanch pula - a waterfall with a short 2 km trek and some adventure sports.

Khajjiar- 3Rd day was spent here. Its called Switzerland of Himachal and it truly is. Plain area surrounded by 60ft trees with a lake in centre.

It has beautiful hotels, adventure sports and awesome weather. It is just 40km from Dalhousie.

We left from Dalhousie, Chandigarh was not in the plan and was just a impulse decision when we reached Pathankot for breakfast. So we decided to visit Funcity water park and enjoyed a good 5-6 hours there.

To be brief, this was an awesome trip and Dalhousie a must go destination for peace lovers.

Vaishno Devi - Holy place for hindus. I visited there in the peak season i.e june when in India holidays start after final exams in the school and colleges. It's a must visit place, not only because it is a holy place, but if you are with you gang, hit the road and reach there. You can opt for train too but road trip has it's own excitement. Trekking of 14 Km approx will cheer you and sun rise at the top is mesmerising. I would suggest you that you start your yatra (Trek) at night aroung 1:00 am so that you reach at the top by 5 for sun rise. You will be stunned by the beauty of the place and its mesmerising surroundings.
Photo of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station, Katra Station Road, Katra by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station, Katra Station Road, Katra by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Railway Station, Katra Station Road, Katra by Akshay Bharti
Dalhousie- Named after Lord Dalhousie. Well this is place is for those who seek peace and look for space within themselves. Beauty of this place can not be explained in words. A must visit destination in Himachal Pradesh. Paanch pula is the main attraction of the place. You can enjoy shopping on the Mall road and the tibetan market.
Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India by Akshay Bharti
Khajjiar is 40 km from Dalhousie. This is also called Switzerland of Himachal and when you visit it you will get to know why. Plain area surrounded by 60ft trees and a lake in the centre with adventure sports arount it. A perfect picnic spot wit awesome view and sceinic beauty. This was the most exciting day of the trip as i rode horse for the first time and believe me it was amazing, the weather there was breathtaking and moreover people there were friendly.
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh, India by Akshay Bharti
Chandigarh- The city i love. Most beautiful and peaceful city to live in. We visited there fun city water park and enjoyed to the fullest.
Photo of Chandigarh, India by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Chandigarh, India by Akshay Bharti
Photo of Chandigarh, India by Akshay Bharti
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Do you know of any buses to Dalhousie from katra ?
Mon 04 03 17, 10:21 · Reply · Report
Amazing !!! you covered so many places in one go. I will visit Dalhousie this weekend :-)
Mon 09 07 15, 04:58 · Reply (1) · Report
Hey, You must visit this aweome place. I bet you will fall in love with the scenic beauty.
Mon 09 07 15, 11:21 · Report