Dalhousie is built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
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List of articles on Himachal Pradesh. Includes detailed descriptions of the various sites, pictures, and hotel reviews.
As usual we had not booked a hotel in advance for our stay. We’ve always managed to find a place, though. In this peak season all hotels in the mid-range and upwards category get booked out well in advance.
The Glade (6500 ft above sea level) sits on a small plateau, with a small stream-fed lake in the middle and thick forests along the perimeter.
Today, after 4 days of lazing, we tore ourselves away from Orchard Hut, bid adieu to the Dhami family and our Canadian friends, and took a cab to Khajjiar
hamba has a large number of temples and hosts two popular multiple day fairs – the “Suhi Mata Mela” and the “Minjar Mela”. Chamunda Devi Temple Chamunda Devi Temple is located on the spur of the Shah Madar range.
Orchard Hut is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Prakash Dhami, an elderly Himachali couple belonging to Chamba town. They had bought this huge property on the mountain by the side of the river Ravi some 30 years ago.
When we got there, 2 porters received us and took hold of our backpacks. They then led us off the road to the riverbed, across the river over a log and stone bridge and then up the mountain on a steep-ish trail.
Tsug-La-Khang complex was built under the supervision of the 14th Dalai Lama with strict instructions not to disturb nature in any way. It overlooks a large, shaded square, beyond which stands the Dalai Lama’s residence.
Although the name didn’t sound too appealing to me, Hotel Yamini, turned out to be a great stay option in Palampur. Located in the heart of town, this 6-storied building has updated rooms.