A hill station nestled in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, Manali in the Beas River Valley it is situated about (270kms) north of Shimla. Other than being a hill station that attracts millions of tourists, Manali is also an adventour junkie’s paradise as it provide incredible options to experience adventure sports like Rock Climbing, Ice Skating, white water river rafting, river crossing, trekking and much more.
Places to Stay
Travellers can find very good and affordable accommodation in Manali. Some places to stay near the bus depot are Sarthak Resorts (Tariff-Rs.1104 onwards), White Mist (Tariff Rs.1883 onwards) and Heritage Village Resort (Tariff-Rs.1323).
The annual Hadimba Devi fair, Doongri Forest festival, Winter Carnival and Spring Festival are celebrated with great zest.
Hindi is the Local Language here. Himachali and English are also spoken here.
Places to Visit
The Hadimba Devi Temple (1km), Manu Temple (2kms), Vashisth (3kms) and Rahalla falls (16kms) are some places of interest near the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bhuntar town (50kms)
The nearest broad gauge railheads are at Chandigarh (275 kms)
The Manali Bus Stand runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring towns. Private bus operators like Kalpana Travels, Royal Travels , Mangalam Holidays & Travels and Laxmi Holidays run regular buses to and from the town.Book a bus ticket online and travel hassle free without standing in serpentine queues.
Hoshiarpur is based in the Doaba region of Punjab. This municipal council is surrpunded by the Una district and the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. Hoshiarpur is said to have been founded in the 4th century and was ruled by Maharaja Karanvir Singh in the year 1809. Hoshiarpur experiences very hot summers and so, the best time to visit this place is during winter i.e. from October to March.
Places to Stay
There are budget friendly hotels available in Hoshiarpur. Some of them are Presidency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1600), Maharaja Palace Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1600), Amber Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400) and Shiraz Regency Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1400).
The official spoken language of Hoshiarpur is Punjabi. Hindi is also spoken here.
Some of the festivals that are celebrated in Hoshiarpur include Guru Nanak Jayanti (Novemebr), Baisakhi (April), Diwali (November) and Dussehra (October.)
Places of Interest
There are many places worth visiting in Hoshiarpur. Some of them include the Tomb of Shah Noor Jamal (15 km), Kamahi Devi (11 km), Gurudwar Tahli Sahib and Gurudwara Akal Graha.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is the Ludhiana airport. It is located 74 km away from Hoshiarpur.
Hoshiarpur has its own railway station and is well-connected with other cities through the railway network.
There are daily buses to Delhi, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and other cities from Hoshiarpur. Some of the best bus operators in this region include Punjab Travels and Noor Travels. Online bus tickets are available on a number of bus booking websites which has made it easy for travellers to confirm their tickets.