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.
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is known as the hub of India’s tourism sector. It is also among the top 10 preferred entrepreneurial locations in India. Shimla is famous for its apples, natural beauty and architectural buildings. The city has a large number of temples and palaces. Shimla was declared the summer capital of India during British rule.
Places to Stay
Shimla offers a wide variety of options for budget travelers near the main bus stand like Hotel Gulmarg Residency – 3km (Tariff – Rs. 1200-1500), Dreamland Hotel – 2.8km (Tariff – Rs. 600-800), Rajdoot Hotel – 0.2km (Tariff – Rs. 800-1100) and Samrat Regency Hotel - 0.4km (Tariff – Rs. 900-1200).
The Summer Festival held in the month of May is a cultural function with performances. Ruhru Fair, held in April on the banks of river Pabbar is a religious and cultural fair. The Winter Sports festical, running between months December and February, experiences ice skating and ice hockey. The famour MTB (mountain biking festival) is held in Shimla each year.
Tha official language of Shimla is Hindi.
Places to Visit
Jakhoo Hill, highest peak there, offers a great view of Shimla is 2km from main bus station. The Tara Devi Temple, located on top of a hill is 11km from main bus station. Shimla State Museum is located 5km away from the main bus station.
How to Get There
The Jubbarhatti Airport is located 23km from Shimla.
Trains operate from Shimla Railway Station to Kalka and connecting trains can be taken from there onwards.
The Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation operates buses from all cities in the state to Shimla. City Land Travels and Laxmi Holidays are some of the major bus operators here. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.