Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Chamba, IndiaDalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills. Named after Lord Dalhousie...

Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Kangra, HimachalDharamsala is bea- utiful & peaceful town, surrounded by forests of pine. Up there is Suburb of Dharamsala called Macleodganj or Little Lhasa...

Fast Facts of Kangra Distt.

Area - 5739 sq.Km.

Area under Forests - 2367 sq.km.

Population - 1338536 (M: 660224 - F: 678312)

Sex Ratio  - 1025 Females on 1000 Males  

Literacy Percentage -80.68 (M: 88.19 - F: 73.57)

Religion - Hindus , Sikhs, Tibetians & Muslims

Language Spoken - Hindi, Pahari, Punjabi and English

Headquarters - Dharamsala

Sobriquet - None

Altitude - Some parts of Kangra district like Milawan at 400 m altitude, while area of Bara Bhangal are at the altitude of 5500 m.

Dharamsala's Altitude - 1300 m to 1700 m

Temperature - Below 0° C in winters to 35° C in summers.

Best Season - March to June and September to November

Clothing required - Cottons and Wollens : Light to Heavy

Telecommunications - Worldwide links by the net, telephones and fax.

STD Code - 01892

Food Available - From Tibetan and Chinese to Indian available here in Hotels and Restaurants.

Tehsils - 14

Sub-Tehsils - 5

Villages - 3868

Panchayats - 760

HOW TO REACH / GETTING THERE / ACCESS :  

  • Air : The nearest Airport is at Gaggal, 13 Kms from Dharamshala (the head quarter of Kangra district) and 8 Kms from Kangra Town
  • Rail : Pathankot, the terminal of the broad gauge railway, is 90 km. There is also a narrow gauge train from Pathankot which comes up to Kangra (94 km). and from here Dharamshala is 17 km by road. The two railway stations viz. Kangra station and Kangra Mandir station are 3 km from the downtown.
  • Road : Direct and regular bus service from Amritsar (190 km), Delhi (470 km), Chandigarh (240 km), Jammu (210 km), Shimla (300 km), Jalandhar (170 km), Chamba (192 km) and Manali (265 km).
REACHING DHARAMSALA : 
  • Air : By air upto Gaggal in Kangra or Amritsar and then 200 km by car or taxi or rail or upto kangra by air and travel another 17 km by taxi or car or bus.
  • Rail : The terminal of board gauge train is Pathankot. Dharamsala is 90 km from here by road. By Narrow gauge upto Kangra which is 94 km and then by road 18 km.
  • Road : Connected to all the major cities in india through Chandigarh and Shimla.

Chamba

chamba, himachal
Chamba valley, the most loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and crowned with high mountains ranges...

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali, Himachal

 Kullu - Manali, A honeymooners place, is gifted with every thing that one can imagine. Kullu "The end of habitable world" and  Manali "Queen of Hills"...

 

Shimla

Shimla, Himachal, India

 Shimla a tourist destination. A beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. At a distance of 45 km, a prettiest place Solan exists"...

 

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