Raja Ka Talab is the name of a lake in the picturesque and mountainous North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The nearest major urban agglomeration is the town of Dharamshala at a distance of 75 km east. The place lies quite close to the neighbouring states of Jammu and Kashmir; and Punjab. Those looking for a weekend getaway in a scenic location can try this place out.
Places to Stay
The best place to stay in the region is Dharamshala. 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
The village located in the mountainous 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 (79 km from Raja Ka Talab) the rock temples of Masrur (15 km south of Kangra), Bhagsu Waterfalls (2 km from McLeodGanj), Bhagsunag Temple (2 km from McLeodGanj), Kangra Museum in Kangra, Jama Masjid Dharamshala and others. Trekkers will have a fabulous time in the area.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kangra or Gaggal Airport at a distance of 66 km.
Kangra Railway Station in Kangra is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 79 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 Dharamshala. Ticketgoose.com enables you to book bus tickets without any hassle.