People of Chandigarh have multiple options when it comes to planning a weekend getaway, as it’s close to many hill stations and the time to travel is less as compared to other cities. Here are few places to considering while planning a weekend trip.
Located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, Kasauli is an Army Cantonment established by British Raj in 1842. Surrounded by the snow capped Shivalik Hills, it is lined by number of Colonial Bungalows, paved pathways, churches and number of souvenir shops. The top attractions are Monkey Point, considered as a resting place for Hanuman when searching for Sanjeevani Buti is a treat to the eyes, the famous Christ Church built by the British, is famous for its stained glass windows, neo-gothic architecture and tranquil atmosphere.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Chail attracts a large number of tourists all around year. It served as a summer capital of state of Patiala. Surrounded by pine and deodar trees, it offers a mesmerizing view of the mountains. The main attraction is the Chail Palace built in 1891 owned by Maharaja of Patiala is now running as a heritage hotel. Chail offers a wonderful experience to trekkers through its lush green trees and rocky trails like Gaura and Jhajja.
Dharamshala is situated under the mighty shadow of Dhauladhar range. There are number of things to experience in Dharamshala. Mcleodganj is a home to the Tibetan community and you can find numerous shops here sprinkled with Tibetan handicrafts. Bhagsu falls is another place which you don’t want to miss, visit the Bhagsunag temple and a small uphill walk will give you a perfect place to unwind yourself.
Also known as a yoga capital of the world is a hub to sages, pilgrims and yoga practitioners. It has also become a center place of adventure sports which include white water rafting, bungee jumping, canoeing etc. The place has become a favourite destination for soul-seeking and is dotted with number of luxurious spas, yoga institutes and ashrams. The International yoga week organised in February or March see a large footfall of Yoga enthusiasts.
A popular destination for tourist sees a huge crowd all year round. Surrounded by snow capped mountains and the Doon valley, Mussoorie is also known as queen of hill stations. It provides a scenic view to nature lovers and often attracts adventure seekers to explore its beauty through paragliding, trekking and camping. It has derived its name from the shrub named as “Mansoor”.
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