Sunday, May 23, 2010

A trip to Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a small hill station situated in Chamba valley. Dalhousie is know for its natural beauty, dense forests, churches and peaceful enviornment. Dalhousie is situated on the Western side of Daulhadar mountain ranges .Dalhousie is named after the name of British viceroy Lord Dalhouise.Dalhousie is one of the oldest hill station in India.Dalhousie was set up by the British in 1854 and you can find here good no.of old British houses,British architecture,churches.In 1873, when Ravinder Nath Tagore visites the Dalhouise, he write these lines for Dalhousie,"I played all over in the marvels of the wonder word, but here, with my two eyes, I saw the splendors of Paradise". Dalhousie is surrounded by five hills kathlog, Portrevn, Motti Tibba, Bakrota and Balun.Dalhousie is covering the area of 14km.

You can visit beautiful churches in Dalhousie. St.Andrew and St. Patric at Balun, St.Francis Church at Subhash chowk and St.John Church at Gandhi chowk are the must see churches in Dalhouise. You can also visit the BaraPather temple. This temple is 4km away from the town and is situated in dense forest.Other places to visit in Dalhousie are PanchPula, Subash Baoli, Jandrigath, Dhainkund etc.PanchPula is 3km away from town lies the five bridges of Raja Ajit Singh,one of the freedom fighter of India.Subash Baoli is named after Neta ji Subash chander Bose, this place is surrounded by the cedar trees and famous for its natural beauty. Neta Ji Subash Chander Bose spend a lots of time here during 1937.

You can reach Dalhouise by any mode of transportation. By air nearest airport is at Jammu airport, which is 188 km away from here.By train nearest railway station is at Pathankot, which is 80 km away from here. By road, you can get bus from Delhi(573km), Chandigarh(352km) to Dalhousie.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Para Gliding in Himachal Pradesh

Want to fly like a bird in Himalaya or want to see adventurous sports events like Para gliding.Then Himachal is your desired destination.Himachal Pradesh is one of the best place for paragliding in India.Himachal have world's one of the best sites for paragliding.Every year Himachal is organizing the paragliding sports events.You can see the participants here from all over the worlds.The main paragliding places in Himachal pradesh are Bir Billing in Kangra valley and Solang Nala in Manali.

Bir billing is known as paragliding capital of India.Bir billing is also known as the one of the best place for paragliding in world.Bir Billing valley is located in Kangara Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Bir is a small village and serves as landing place for para gliders where as Billing is take off place.Billing is situated at the altitude of 8600 feet from the sea level.Billing is at a distance of 15 km from bir and around 70 km from Mandi and Dharamshala.The nearest places from bir are Baijnath and Joginder Nagar for staying.From Delhi Bir is at a distance of 280 km.The best time for paragliding in Bir is from March to till early June and from September to till November.Himalayan Para Gliding Pre World Event Held in Bir and Billing Annually During the Month of November.

Second best place for paragliding in Himcachal Pradesh is Solang Nala. Solang Nala is in famous Kullu valley and situated at altitude of 8135 feet from sea level.Solang is at a distance of 15km from Manali, which is one of the best place to visit in Himachal Pradesh.The best time for paragliding in Solang Nala is from May to September.You can take here small paragliding flights with the help of experts.Both of these places are full of natural beauty and can become one of the best places you have ever visited.