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.
Palampur is one of the finest hill station located in the valley of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. Palampur is covered by tea gardens and pine forests from all sides which merge later on with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is known as the tea capital of India. It is a favourite among tourists for its hilly landscape and for its options of adventure sports like Para-gliding, mount climbing or rock-climbing.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Palampur. Some of them are Anupam Resorts (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Snow Crest Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Anand Palace (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Silver Oak Mountain Resort (Tariff – Rs. 1500).
The official language of Palampur is Hindi. Other languages spoken here are Kangri, Garhwali, and English.
The important festivals of Palampur are Holi in March, Dusshera in October and Diwali in November every year.
Places of Interest
Some places of tourist attraction in Palampur are Chamunda Devi Temple (20 km), Bundla Stream (2 km), Saurabh Van Vihar (4 km), and Baijnath (12 km).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to reach Palampur is the Gaggal Airport in Kangra (40 km).
Palampur is connected by railway route through Pathankot. Maranda Railway station (3 km) is the nearest station.
The major nearby cities that are connected by road to Palampur are Chandigarh, Delhi, Kangra, and Dharamshala. There is a facility of AC buses, deluxe buses or Semi-Deluxe buses from private travel operators like Yak Travels or Sharma Travels which operate on everyday in Palampur. One can book tickets in advance or online or from private operators. Online bus booking in India is one of the most preferred ways of getting bus tickets to various popular places in India.