Seema and her sisters hadn’t taken a trip in a really long time. So when they realized that they have a long weekend on Republic day, they immediately made plans to go to the hills to rejuvenate. Read on to know how Dalhousie-Khajjiar cured her wanderlust.
Trip Type: Amazing Weekend Trip
Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights
Budget: INR 5,500
Inclusions: Accommodation at Dalhousie; Transfers; Breakfast; Sightseeing; Bonfire Night and much more.
As we were sure we wanted to go to the hills, we started looking for some good Himachal tour packages, we stumbled across the TravelTriangle page, which had some really good deals for the upcoming Republic day weekend. We browsed over the page and came across the Dalhousie tour package. As I had never been there, I fixed it as my destination as it looked like it would be a fun place to visit. After locking the place, I put up a query and got a call from the TravelTriangle team. They made me really comfortable regarding the trip and cleared all my doubts patiently.
Day 1: Hola Dalhousie!
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Finally the day arrived and we left for Dalhousie from Delhi in evening. The journey was approx 14 hours long and we reached our hotel in Dalhousie by 10 am. As soon as we reached, we were welcomed with delicious snacks and drinks. After eating and freshening up, we started our trek to Kalatop. Kalatop is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary with lot of trails for trekkers to explore and discover.
As soon as we reached there, it started snowing and we were overjoyed. This was our first snowfall experience and it was amazing. It gave us a chance to click some amazing pictures and play in snow. We spent the entire day there and came back to our hotel by late evening. It took us sometime to reach our hotel as the roads were blocked due to heavy snowfall. After we reached the hotel, we had a sumptuous dinner and slept off.
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Day 2: Khajjiar – A wonderful serendipity
Day 2 was for exploring the Scotland of India – the beautiful Khajjiar. This quaint hill station is surrounded by the gorgeous lakes, pastures, and forests. One can enjoy just sitting in the grass, looking at the flowers and soaking in warm sunlight.
We reached Khajjiar by noon as roads were blocked from snow. There, we mostly engaged in fun activities and sightseeing which included the Khajjiar lake and some forest trails nearby.
Post that, by evening, we got back to the hotel just in time for dinner and bonfire. This really uplifted our spirit even more. A bonfire was exactly what we needed to give warmth from the biting cold. After singing and dancing around the bonfire we went back to our rooms and called it a night.
Day 3: A trip to remember
This was our last day in Dalhousie so we had an early breakfast and left quickly for sightseeing as we wanted to make most of our final day here. We first visited the Panchpula waterfall. It was quite serene and we spent some time just sitting there and relaxing to the sound of water. After that, we covered the local markets and shopped for local handicrafts and souvenirs. We finished our shopping by 5 pm and boarded our bus back to Delhi.
- The snowfall at Kalatop is a sight to behold
- The Khajjiar lake is ab beautiful spectacle and is a must visit
- There was no DJ in bonfire night. I feel it could have made things more fun
Tips for future travelers:
- Carry warm clothes as after snowfall, temperature dives down to negative usually
- Dalhousie is a perfect destination for solo travelers, honeymooners,groups to unwind and relax
Overall, this trip was fantastic in every sense. It gave me some time to spend with my sisters and enjoy the beautiful places with them. I would definitely recommend Dalhousie to anyone who wants to escape from the monotony of city life and feel the charm of positive vibes! So, What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and go already!
Like Seema, you too can book a fantastic Weekend trip to Dalhousie and make memories to last the final time.