A town and a taluka located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Jawali is located 50 km from district headquartres Dharamsahal and 300 km state capital Shimla. Jawali is famous for the Kamaleshwar temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located almost 3 km away and is said to have been built by the Pandavas. The annual Jugg Temple festival celebrated in the month of September is attended by thousands of devotees from nearby towns and villages.
Places to Stay
Jawali has some basic hotels but there are good budget hotels in nearby Dharamshala. Some of them are The Kunal (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Pine Valley (Tariff – Rs. 900 onwards), Sahil Plaza Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000 onwards), Akashdeep Hotel (Tariff- Rs. 1000 onwards), and Day and Night Homestay (Tariff – Rs. 300 onwards).
The main languages spoken in Jawali are Hindi, Punjabi, English, and Pahari.
The important festivals of Jawali are Lohri and Maghi. Other festivals like Navratri, Deepawali, and Shivratri are also celebrated.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Jawali. Some of the places include Nurpur (30 km), Dhameta (37 km), Bharmad (7 km), Nagrota Suriyan (24 km), and Raja ka Talab (13.8 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Jawali is the Gaggal Airport (28.8 km).
The nearest railway station is in Pathankot (45 km).
There are daily bus services to Nurpur, Chandigarh, Pathankot, Dharmshala, Dalhousie, Kangra, Dhameta, Bharmad, Nagrota Suriyan, Raja ka Talab, and Thappal. Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include AN Holiday, Apsara Holiday Tours, and Lakshmi Holidays all based in Dharamshala. Avail of online bus ticket booking offers whenever you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.