Jassur is a small town in the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The area is not far from the neighbouring states of Jammu and Kashmir as well as Punjab. The picturesque city of Dharamshala lies at a distance of 64 km east. Another town famed for its scenic beauty is Kangra, at a distance of 66 km.
Places to Stay
Jassur, being a small town, does not have options when it comes to lodging facilities, which is why tourists have to consider Dharamshala with a lot of budget hotels to offer. Some of the places which are worth trying are Royal hotel (Tariff – Rs. 600), Staywell Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), WH grace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000), Sajan Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1,000) and others.
The official language of the area is Hindi. Kangri is the regional language spoken.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Buddha Jayanti in May, Dusshera in September-October, Diwali in November and the two Eid(s).
Places of Interest
Located in the midst of mountains, the region is a great picnic spot. One can even plan a nice evening picnic in the hills to catch the beautiful glimpse of the sunset. Some of the places which are worth visiting in the area are McLeodGanj (69 km away), Bhagsunag Waterfalls (69 km), Kangra Museum in Kangra (67 km), Jama Masjid Dharamshala and others. Trekkers are guaranteed a fabulous time in the area.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kangra or Gaggal Airport at a distance of 55 km.
Pathankot Junction Railway Station in Pathankot is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 21 km.
It is mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Buses to the town are mostly available from Kangra, Dharamshala and Pathankot. Online bus reservation through Ticketgoose.com is one of the safest and convenient ways to get your tickets.