Tosh

How will you describe a place like Tosh, which is not far away from Kasol (However, you have to hire a taxi to visit this place)

Blessed with natural beauty, Tosh can easily motivate anyone to visit the village. This was what I felt the moment I landed there.

A small village with couple of colorful guesthouses and restaurants, Tosh is a place for those who look forward to attain mental peace and mediate in the lap of nature.

If you love nature photography, then this place will not disappoint you. I will suggest you to stay there for two days and enjoy the nature.
Now, I want you to go through the images, which might be helpful in motivating you to visit Tosh !

Masroor Temple – A New Discovery

Though Indian temples had always enticed me, the Masroor Temple in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh left me gaping.

I rediscovered such a majestic temple in Himachal Pradesh, thanks to one of my friends, who recommended me to visit this temple.

Wow ! This was my instant reaction when I entered the temple, which I had never seen in my life. A pure and whole-some rock structure.

Situated near Lunj in Kangra, this temple is yet to be popular among tourists.

Known for its monolithic temples, the main shrine of the temples contains three stone images of Lord Ram, his brother Lakshman and wife Sita.

You will find a group of 15 shrines (Monolith Rock temple) built in the Indo-aryan style of architecture.

The temple is said to be built by the Pandavas during their exile period in the eighth century. Also known as the ‘Ajanta Ellora of Himachal Pradesh’, Musroor Temple is the only rock-cut temple in north India.

According to historians, this temple is one of the three of its kind in the country – two being very famous Ajanta cave in Maharashtra and Mammallapuran in Tamil Nadu.

When I landed there, I found no one except few temple management persons.

Situated on a hill, the temple complex has a huge rectangular water pond.

I spent nearly 30 minutes there and spirituality beckoned me. I felt calmness exist everywhere.

This is a temple which must be visited by every temple lover.

There is no direct bus to the place. It will be better if you hire a taxi from Lunj, which is 40 kilometers from Kangra.

So go and explore this beautiful place and do not forget to share your experience with me once you come back.

Khajjiar – Mini Switzerland

Khajjiar

While searching google, I found a list which said that Khajjiar is a must visit place for anyone who loves to explore new places. And when I saw the images of the place, I thought how did I miss this place ? Well, I can’t explore each and every place of this planet. 😛

Located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie, Khajjiar is often called as Mini Switzerland of India. Is it ? well, for me a big no though I have not explored Switzerland.

But for some others, Yes.

A beautiful yet small hill station, Khajjiar is bound to make you fall in love with the place, thanks to its breathtaking sceneries.

When I landed there, I realized that it would not take more than one hour to explore this place, though you can stay here as long as you want (You can too practice yoga here). 🙂

I saw kids were playing cricket, men and women were chatting, small vendors were selling food items, etc etc.

A typical Indian hill station, yet I loved the beauty of Khajjiar.

There is not much to describe the place. Regarding accommodation, you can stay at Dalhousie, where you can find plenty of hotels & restaurants. From there you can hire a taxi for Khajjiar.

If you have your own vehicle, that’s great !

There are three more places around Khajjiar which you can explore.

1) Dauladhar mountains:

2) Khajjiar Lake:

3) Khajjinag temple:

Have a nice and safe journey to Mini Switzerland !!!