Queen of Hills.
Shimla the Capital of Himachal Pradesh is excellently connected with other places in the state as well as other major towns and cities in North India. By road Shimla is 370 KMS from Delhi, 115 KMS from Chandigarh, 88 KMS from Kalka, 235 KMS from Dharamshala and 240 KMS from Manali.
Shimla is connected to rail route by Narrow Gauge line to Kalka and Kalka is very well connected to all the major parts of the country including Mumbai, Calcutta, and Delhi etc.
The Airport of Shimla with a small runway is about 23 kms, from the city center. There is only one flight a day available to Shimla and the same return back to Delhi. Flights are very unreliable and depend on the wheatear conditions in the mountains specially Shimla.
Shimla is ideal for walks and life revolves around the busy Scandal point and Mall Road in the centre of town, which all has to cover on foot instead of driving.
The Ridge, Christ Church, The Mall, Scandal Point, Gaiety Theatre, The Annandale Ground, Vice Regal Lodge, Kali Bari Temple, Jakhoo Temple and Sankat Mochan Temple
Naldehra, Mashobra, Kufri, Fagu Valley, Tattapani, Chail and Narkanda
Where Hearts Meet.
Kullu- Manali is well connected to all parts of the Himachal Pradesh state and the country. Manali is well connected by road to Delhi through NH-21 and NH 1, which goes on to Leh over the world's Highest Motorable Road over the 05 High Mountain Passes. The Manali - Leh road remains open from June to early October. By road Manali is 546 KMS from Delhi, 290 KMS from Chandigarh, 256 KMS from Shimla, 215 KMS from Dharamshala, 399 KMS from Amritsar and 454 KMS from Leh- Ladakh.
There are no direct trains to Manali the nearest Railway Station to Manali is Chandigarh 290 KMS, Pathankot 294 KMS and Kalka 280 KMS which is well connected to all the major parts of the country by different trains.
The nearest airport for Manali is Bhuntar (50 KMS from Manali, 11 KMS from Kullu).
Hadimbha Devi Temple, Old Manali Village, Manu Rishi Temple, Vashisit Village, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Kothi, Naggar Valley and Kullu Manikaran
Bijli Mahadev Temple, Shoja, Jalori Pass and Seolsar Lake
Culture of Himachal.
Dharamshala is well connected to all parts of the country. By road Dharamshala is 520 KMS from New Delhi, 240 KMS from Amritsar, 250 KMS from Chandigarh, 223 KMS from Manali and 235 KMS from Shimla.
The nearest station for Dharamshala is Kangra Railway Station (15 KMS) on the Narrow Gauge Hill Railway from Pathankot to Baijnath.
Another approach to Dharamshala is via Chandigarh which is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by train.
Dharamshala can be reached by air from New Delhi and the nearest airport is at Gaggal 13 KMS away. There is one flight a day to Dharamshala but this depends on the weather during the monsoon period.
Namgyal Monastery, St. John's Church, The Temple of Bhagsunath, Triund, Dal Lake, War Memorial and Norbulingka Institute
Kangra Valley, Pragpur, Palampur, Andretta, Baijnath, Bir and Billing, Masrur Rock Cut Temples, Jawalamukhi Temple and Chamunda Devi Temple
Drive to Mini-Switzerland of India.
Dalhousie is 485 KMS by Road from Delhi and 52 KMS from Chamba.
Chamba is connected by Road and is 580 KMS from Delhi. It is 24 KMS from Khajjiar; Dalhousie via Khajjiar is 56 KMS.
Khajjiar is connected by Road and is 23 KMS from Dalhousie and 26 KMS from Chamba. It is 520 KMS from Delhi.
The closest Railway Station is Pathankot and it is 103 KMS from Chamba, 95 KMS from Khajjiar and 94 KMS from Dalhousie.
The nearest Airport at Gaggal in Kangra is at a distance of 124 KMS from Chamba, 115 KMS from Dalhousie and 117 KMS from Khajjiar.
Laxmi Narayan Temple Complex, Hari Rai Temple, The Chowgan, Rangmahal, Akhand Chandi Palace, Bhuri Singh Museum, Churches (St. Andrew's Church, St. Patrick's Church, St. Francis church and St. John's Church), Subhash Baoli, Panchpula, Kalatop, Lakkar Mandi and Most Important Khajjiar (Mini Switzerland).
Temples (Champavati Temple, Vijreshwari Mara Temple, Sui Mata Temple and Chamunda Devi Temple), CHATRARI (Shakti Devi Temple), Bharmour and Manimahesh (Best Time to Visit - August to mid of September)
Gateway to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
Pathankot is linked through Punjab State Road Transport Corporation (PSRTC) and some Private Travel Services. Pathankot is 481 KMS from Delhi, 237 KMS from Chandigarh, 87 KMS from Kangra, 110 KMS from Amritsar, 112 KMS from Jammu, 113 KMS from Jalandhar, 176 KMS from Patnitop, 90 KMS from Chintpurni, 116 KMS from Palampur and 296 KMS from Shimla.
Pathankot is a major Railway Station in the Northern region in India. It is well linked by Railways with Cities like: - Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu and Jalandhar through BTI JAT Express, Tata JAT Express, Jammu Mail, ADI JAT Express, JAT ADI Express and Dhauladhar Express etc.
Pathankot Airport is also known as a Military Airport and 5 KMS from Pathankot main City. It is mainly used by military. Pathankot Airport is well connected to the other major airport of the Country like: - Delhi, Chandigarh and Amritsar etc and Amritsar are the nearest International Airport approximately 116 KMS from Pathankot.
Prachin Kali Mata Mandir, Nurpur Fort, Shiva Temple, Shahpurkandi fort, Nagni Mata Temple, Shani Dev Mandir, Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple, Druva Park Pathankot and Ranjit Sagar Dam also known as the THEIN DAM etc.
Dalhousie, Chamba, Khajjiar (Mini Switzerland), Bharmaur, Manimahesh, Dharamshala, Palampur and Baijnath etc.
The Golden Land of Punjab.
To reach Amritsar is very easy as station is well connected to all the major Cites. Amritsar is 464 kms from Delhi (GT Road). Luxury, Deluxe Buses and Cabs are also available from Amritsar that connects the city with all the major places of India. Other places near to Amritsar are 178 kms from Dalhousie, 187 kms from Dharamsala, 199 kms from Jammu, 316 kms from Shimla, 212 kms from Chamba, 80 kms from Jalandhar, 257 kms from Katra (Vaishno Devi), 195 kms from Kangra, 399 kms from Manali, 302 kms from Shimla, 463 kms from Delhi and 249 kms from Ambala.
Amritsar Railway Station is well connected to all the major places of Punjab as well as other cities and towns of all over India; it also has a connecting railway line to Pakistan. From here number of trains run on a regular basis to major cites of the country every day.
Amritsar is connected through Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport named after Guru Ram Das; The fourth Sikh Guru and the founder of Amritsar city. There are daily flights to and from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu, Srinagar, Dubai, London, Toronto and Tashkent, among other cities.
April to June – Before the cool showers of the monsoon in Amritsar, the city braves the heat and dust associated with the summer season. The temperature during these months goes to high of about 45 Degrees Celsius.
July to October – After the summer, the monsoon season brings a big relief to the city of Amritsar. The weather is mostly pleasant and cloudy most of the time during this period.
November to March – The best time to visit Amritsar is between November to March, when the weather is moderately pleasant and ideal for sightseeing and visiting the Golden Temple. Sometimes in winter around Amritsar temperature goes –4 Degree Celsius.
Places to Visit: - Ram Bagh, Chand Baori, Golden Temple, Wagah Border, Jallianwala Bagh, Durgiana Temple, Ram Teerath, Param Pujya Mata Lal Devi Mandir
Baisakhi Festival, Shopping in Kapra Bazar, Shopping in Old City, Holla Mohalla in Amritsar, Kila Raipur Sports Festival and Mango Mela too.
Astonishing City in India.
There is an excellent road network in Chandigarh. There are two National Highways, namely, No. 21 (Ambala - Kinnaur) and 22 (Chandigarh - Leh) that serves this union territory by connecting it with other parts of the country. These transport modes provide enjoyable journey to the nearby places to Chandigarh. Chandigarh is 119 kms from Shimla, 167 kms from Dehradun, 192 kms from Mussoorie, 205 kms from Haridwar, 210 kms from Rishikesh, 248 kms from Delhi, 263 kms from Kullu, 275 Kms from Dharamshala, 275 kms from Mcleodganj, 295 kms from Manali, 345 kms from Jammu, 28 kms from Kalka, 60 kms from Kasauli, 334 kms from Chamba and 387 kms from Kinnaur.
The Chandigarh Railway Station is approximately 8 kms from the city centre. The railway station has regular trains connecting it with different cities in India. Paschim Express, Chennai Express, Sadbhavna Express and Kerala Sampark Kranti are other important trains plying at the route connecting Chandigarh with other cities too.
To reach Chandigarh is not a tough task as Chandigarh Airport is located approximately 12 kms from the main city. Chandigarh International Airport (IXC) is a Customs Airport in Chandigarh and the Airport has various commercial flights from Airlines
The Rock Garden, Chhatbir Zoo, Japanese Garden, Valley of Animals, Fateh Burj at Mohali, Sikh Museum, Gurudwara Nada Sahib, Sukhna Lake, Rose Garden, Leisure Valley, Museum and Art Gallery, Garden of Fragrance, Chandigarh Botanical Garden & Nature Park, Bougainvillea Garden, Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary and Butterfly Park etc…
Morni Hills at Haryana, Mussoorie and Lansdowne at Uttarakhand, Shimla, Kullu – Manikaran, Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Mandi, Nahan, Chail, Kasauli, Renuka Ji and Parwanoo at Himachal Pradesh.
A Junction of Railways and Highways.
The Haryana state transport buses (HRTC) as well as the private buses operate from Delhi to Ambala on a daily basis. A/C and Non A/C buses are available from Ambala to all major Cites. The Ambala Cantonment bus stand is quite close to the Railway Station. Private buses are also available to the city from the nearby cities in the State. Ambala is 210 kms from Delhi, 45 kms from Chandigarh, 248 kms from Amritsar, 151 kms from Shimla, 265 kms from Lansdowne, 342 kms from Manali, 61 kms from Kalka and 219 kms from Narkanda,
The Ambala city itself has one of the oldest Railway Stations (Ambala Cantt. Junction (UMB) and Ambala City (UBC)) of the Country and it is well Connected to All major Cites and Approximately 250 Trains run from here on a regular basis. It is also the divisional headquarters of the Northern Railway Zone.
International Airports near Ambala, India
230 kms from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL), 241 kms from Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar (ATQ) and 45 kms from Chandigarh International Airport, Chandigarh (IXC)
Domestic Airports near Ambala, India
109 kms from Sahnewal Airport, Ludhiana, India (LUH), 190 kms from Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (DED), 278 kms from Gaggal Airport, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh (DHM) and 285 kms from Bhuntar Airport, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh (KUU)
Local airports near Ambala, India
151 kms from Jabarhatti Airport, Shimla HP (SLV) and 282 kms from Pathankot Airport, Pathankot, India (IXP)
Bhawani Amba Temple, Saint Paul's Church, Rani Ka Talaab, Peniel Pentecostal Church, Prachin Shiv Mandir, Jai Shani Dev Mandir, Radha Krishna Mandir, Cactus Garden, Badshahi Bag Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Gurudwara Manji Sahib, Jain Mandir and Holy Redeemer Church.