Places of Interest in Dalhousie:
Panchpula, Churches, Subhash Baoli, Bara Pathar, Kalatope.
Numerous trek routes emerge out of the Dalhousie - Khajjiar - Chamba triangle.
The nearest airport is at Gaggal in Kangra (135 km).
The nearest railhead is at Pathankot (80 km).
Dalhousie is 485 km from Delhi by road, and 52 km from Chamba.
Darjeeling is a fascinating place, where the tourist can see Buddhist monasteries,
visit a tea plantation and view
of Kanjanjunga. Best time to visit is from March to
The nearest airport is at Bagdogra, 90 km away from Darjeeling.
There are bus connections to Darjeeling from Siliguri, Bagdogra, Gangtok, Kurseong and Kathmandu.
New Jalpaiguri /Siliguri is the rail head for all trains, except the toy train running to Darjeeling. Siliguri is connected to Calcutta and other parts of the country by train.
The airport at Bhunter is 50 km from Manali where taxis and buses are available. The closest narrow gauge railhead is at jogindernagar, 135 km away. By road the distance from Delhi via Mandi is 570 km, and from Shimla the distance is 280 km. In winter, the temperature can drop to freezing point when heavy woolens are required. The summer temperature are mild and light woollens/cottons are recommended.
Places of Interest in Manali:
Manu Temple, Vashisth, Hadimba Temple, Monasteries, Jagatsukh , Solang Valley, Towards the Rohtang Pass.
Mussoorie is the queen of hill stations. Mussoorie affords glorious views of the might Himalayan peaks. Kempty falls which are about 11 "Kms" . from the town attract hundreds of people every day.
Nearest Railhead is Dehradun 35 "Kms" . Connected with Delhi, Varanasi, Howrah, amritsar, saharanpur, Rishikesh and Haridwar. For transport to Mussoorie taxies and buses are available out side the Railway station.
Trekking in Mussoorie:
Nagtibba offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks. One can return via Panthwari Nainbagh and Kempty covering a total distance of 62 "Kms" .
Udhagamandalam, which stands 7,349 feet above sea level in the Nilgiris, is known as the Queen of southern hill resorts of India. Ooty, as it is popularly known, spreads over 36 square miles, and the temperature ranges from 25 degree celsius in summers, to near freezing in winters.
Places of Interest in Udhagamandalam:
Botanical Garden, Lake, Govt. Museum, Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Mukurthi Peak and National Park, Ketty Valley View, Pykara, Avalanche, Doddabetta, Kalhatty Water Falls.
April to June and September to November
The nearest airport is Coimbatore (100km) which is connected to Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Udhagamandalam on the narrow gauge railway is connected to Mettupalayam which is directly connected to Coimbatore and Chennai on board gauge.
Udhagamandalam is connected by good motor able road. It is 535 km from Chennai (Via Salem, Mettupalayam ); 89 km from Coimbatore
Shimla is the State Capital of Himachal Pradesh, with its population around 1.6 lacs (Shimla town). In winter, the temperature can drop below freezing point when heavy wollens are required. Summer temperature is mild and light wollens/cottons are recommended.
India Airlines services connect Jubbor-Hatti (23 "Kms" from Shimla) with Kullu, Chandigarh and Delhi. Delhi is in turn connected with Calcutta by Indian Airlines flights. Jagson Airlines has also flights from Delhi to Shimla.
Shimla is connected by a narrow gauge railway line with Kalka (90 "Kms" ) which in turn is connected with the major cities in India.
Regular bus services connect Shimla with Chandigarh 117 "Kms" , Kullu 220 "Kms" , Manali 260 "Kms" , Delhi 343 "Kms" , Mandi 150 "Kms" , Pathankot 380 "Kms" , Ambala 151 "Kms" , Chail 43 "Kms" , Dehradun 240 "Kms" etc.
Places of Interest in Shimla:
The Ridge, Lakkar Bazar, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Jakhoo Hill, St. Michael's Cathedral, State Museum, The Glen, Annandale, Prospect hill and Kamna, Sankat Mochan, Tara Devi, Mashobra, Kufri, Fagu, Chail, Tatapani.
Shimla Sporting Activities:
Skiing, Golfing, Fishing, Trekking.
Srinagar, the state capital, is situated at an altitude of 1,730 meters above sea level. It is connected by Indian Airlines and Jet Airways flights directly to Jammu and New Delhi, and hence to every part of the national network. An all-weather road to Jammu, which in turn is connected, too many parts of North India connects Srinagar. Srinagar's nearest railhead is Jammu, which in turn connects all parts of the country, including Delhi, Calcutta, Pune, Murnbai and Kanyakumari, Kashmir receives most of its rainfall in spring. If you've longed for the delights of a houseboat holiday, now is the time to try one out Srinagar is a unique city because of its lakes - the Dal, Nagin and Anchor. The River Jhelum also flows through a part of the city.
Places of Interest in Srinagar:
Dal Lake, Shalimar Garden, Cheshma Shahi and Pari Mahal, Nishat Garden, Sonmarg.
Excursion to Gulmarg & Pahalgaon.
Nainital is a glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace, blessed with scenic natural splendor and varied natural resources . Dotted with lakes , Nainital has earned the epithet of 'Lake District' of India . The most prominent of the lakes is Naini lake ringed by hills . Nainital has a varied topography . Some of the important places in the district are Nainital , Haldwani , Kaladhungi , Ramnagar , Bhowali , Ramgarh , Mukteshwar , Bhimtal , Sattal and Naukuchiatal . Nainital's unending expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother nature.
Places of Interest in Nainital:
Lake, The Flatts, Zoo, Aerial Ropeway, Lands End, Horse Riding, Kilbury, Naina Peak or China Peak, Snow View, Hanuman Gahri, Caves Garden.
Excursions in Nainital:
Bhowali, Ghorakhal, Sattal, Bhimtal, Naukuchiyatal, Kainchi Dham, Mukteshwar, Ranikhet, Kausani.
History of Nainital:
Nainital is referred to in the 'Manas Khand' of the 'Skanda Purana' as the Tri-Rishi-Sarovar,the lake of the three sages ,Atri,Pulastya and Pulaha who were reputed to have arrived here on a penitential pilgrimage, and, finding no water to quench their thirst dug a hole and siphoned water into it from Mansarovar the sacred lake in Tibet.