Ashapuri is a small mountainous village in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh in North India. The village is picturesque, ideal for snaps while on trekking-cum-temple visits. Temperatures are pleasant to warm during summers and cold to frigid during winters. The district headquarters despite being only 102 km away is a two and a half hour’s ride away due to the narrow and mountainous, yet beautiful terrain.
Places to Stay
Hotels are very basic in Ashapuri, but Palampur (75 km away), has a couple of good budget hotels in the town. Some of the options which are worth a try are Silver Oaks Mountain Resort (Tariff – Rs. 850), Yamini Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700), Highland Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 900), Raj Golden Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 550) and others.
The official language of Ashapuri is Hindi. Kangri is the regional language spoken.
The important festivals celebrated are Holi in March, Dusshera in September-October and Diwali in November.
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. The Mata Ashapuri temple adjacent to the village is a pilgrimage site and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills and mountains.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Kangra or Gaggal Airport at a distance of 103 km.
Majhairan Himachal Railway Station is the nearest major railway station at a distance of 92 km.
It is mostly state transport buses which cater to the needs of passengers in the region. Ticketgoose.com’s online bus ticket booking facility is fast, safe and reliable.