Friday, 30 August 2019

Himachal Trip Day 1 | Katra to Khajjiar Road trip

After taking the blessing of Mata Vaishnodevi Now we planned for Himachal tour, and our first destination was Khajjiar aka mini Switzerland of India. we hired a Taxi from here only for our entire trip.


Katra to Khajjiar is around 240 Km. which will around whole day reach there, but we planned to go there via Mansar Lake & Dalhousie we started our journey by 9:00 am from Niharika Bhavan Katra.


Watch the full video of the entire trip 

Our driver is a local guy so he knows about someplace called NABHA DEVI TEMPLE which is located in a Small Village called JINDRAH according to legend this place is also known as one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Mataji, It's believed that Nadbhi (Navel) of Mata is Fall in here.

This Temple is Maintained by Indian Army

An idol of Devi Inside Cave

Currently, this Temple is Managed by the Indian Army, So you can't take your Mobile or Camera Inside, and to enter here you need to provide your ID at the entrance. The main temple is located inside a narrow cave, the water is falling all around inside the cave, we found this place very interesting we surely recommend this place to everyone.

further, we proceed for Mansar Lake (Katra to Mansar Lake is 61 Km) within 2 hrs. we reached to Mansar Lake, This lake is very huge sweet water lake, and it has some historical importance too since Mahabharata period. you can also do boating in a lake @Rs.100 per half hour.



Fishing is not allowed in this lake, due to that you can find so many fishes in the water, you can feed them,  as soon as you start feeding them they will jump out of water in huge numbers, after feeding them we skip boating and proceed further.

View of Ranjeet Sagar Dam
Our route was very scenic we also spotted Ranjeet Sagar Dam in our route, we wait here for some photography, after clicking some pics we proceed further.

Selfie time
By around 5 pm we reached Dalhousie, we are not staying here, because we already booked our Hotel Room in Khajjiar.

Entering Dalhousie

Main Market, Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a hill station in Chamba district. It is named after Lord Dalhousie who established this as a popular summer retreat, in Dalhousie we visited Panchpula, here you can enjoy many activities like Boating, Zip Line, Burma Bridge, etc. there is a small waterfall & cafe' on top, you can spend some time here by enjoying nature with hot Maggi.

Panchpulla

Activities at Panchlulla

Towards the Waterfall on top

Shiva Cafe' on top 

Waterfall on top of Panchpulla

Family time at Panchpulla

My sone want's to do some adventure activities here so we tried some i.e. Burma bridge, zip line, etc, you can bargain with them if you are visiting during offseason.

Preparing for Burma bridge

on Burma Bridge

On Zip Line
after enjoying some of this we moved towards Khajjiar, while returning we saw some military tanks and fighter Jet in one garden, after asking to someone we come to know that it was a Beeji's Park in Dalhousie Public School's Campus, which is located on the main road, This park has some Indian Army airforce & Navel Models and very well maintained, this is a must-visit place in Dalhousie.







and Finally, we reach our hotel room in Khajjiar we had our stay at the Hotel Hritik palace it was very cold here and our room was very nice and cozy.

Our Hotel in Khajjiar

Our Room in Khajjiar
after having dinner we sleep early because the next day is our full day sightseeing plan so be there with us for DAY2.