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Nivedita and Saurabh loves to travel and they travel atleast once in a month. Saurabh is a Webmaster & Web developer, while Nivedita is a Goverment Employee. They both are following their passion to explore places. They prepared a list of top 200 places that they will explore by the end of 2020. Follow them to see their journey.
Most of us want to explore different places around the globe and within India. However, it requires time from our busy schedules and money too. In today’s online world, it has become comparatively easier to travel at affordable prices. The two major costs of any travel are hotel accommodation and flight bookings. Here, we present some of the top tricks to save money on your flight booking in India:
1. Use Discount Coupons
Flight tickets can be booked online using sites like MakeMyTrip, Goomo, Yatra, Goibibo, etc. These sites offer discounts on air tickets when users apply a coupon code. Normally 5% to 10% discount is available on tickets on applying the coupons. There are many coupon sites from where flight coupons can be collected. Check this site for Goomo coupons for flight and hotel bookings.
2. Book Early in a Sale
For traveling at the lowest fares, try booking your air tickets as soon as possible after you decide on the travel dates. Usually fares are upto 40% cheaper when booked 3 months in advance.
3. Using Incognito Mode in Browser
These days websites fluctuate the price of the flight tickets once they find out your interest based on your browsing in the past few days. Hence, it is advisable to block cookies by using incognito window of your browser when surfing the travel booing websites. This way, websites will not be able to manipulate the price.
4. Travel on Weekdays
On weekends, flight fares are generally higher than weekdays. So, if you plan a trip make sure that your journey start and end dates do not fall on Saturday or Sunday. This way you will be able to get cheaper fares.
5. Travel During Off-Peak Season
Flight during New Year, Diwali, Indian festivals and Summer holidays are expensive than the rest of the time. You are very likely to get a much better ticket price for booking flight to your dream destinations.
By applying these tips, we are reasonably sure that you will be able to find and book cheap flight tickets by getting the best deals on air tickets and hotels as well. Do not hold yourself and start planning for your dream destinations now.
Dalhousie is one of the most popular hill station and honeymoon destination in India. In this post I will tell you about Dalhousie tourism, which will include some beautiful places to visit in Dalhousie. Hills were always at the core of our heart for its grandeur and mysterious beauty. One Friday evening me & Saurabh decided to visit Dalhousie. Yes, it was not a planned trip yet one of our most memorable trip. One can reach Dalhousie by road, by air or by train. By air you have to board your flight for Gaggal airport, which is approximately 11 kms away from Dalhousie. Pathankot is the nearest railway station for Dalhousie, which is at a distance of 80 kms. By road Dalhousie is well connected from all major cities. By Volvo it took 7 hours from Delhi to reach Dalhousie. After reaching Dalhousie its beautiful snow capped peaks will amaze you. The climate of Dalhousie is so enthralling which makes this place a perfect tourist destination. You can see beautiful architecture of Victorians style mansions while walking through the lanes of Dalhousie.
Best time to visit Dalhousie
Dalhousie tourism is open in all the season, and every season have something to offer to you. It depends upon what you are expecting from Dalhousie. If you want to go for trekking, then the month of March to June is apt for you, because the weather is sunny and bright, if you want to walk in mild shower and enjoy the foggy evening, then June to September will fit you, and if you want to play in snow, then pack your bag in December to February.
Best Places to visit in Dalhousie
Best places to visit in Dalhousie are :
Dalhousie tourism – Khajjiar
The “Mini Switzerland of India” Khajjiar is a small and ecstatic hill town. This place also called as Gulmarg of Himachal-Pradesh. Khajjiar is covered with long Deodar and pine trees, which from the top of the hill look like a beautiful green carpet. The spot is blessed with beautiful Khajjiar lake, which is a pear shaped lake. We had a beautiful experience of boating in this lake. If you are here with your better half or with family, spend some beautiful moment doing boating in this lake. If you are an adventure lover than horse riding will attract you the most. At a very reasonable price you can enjoy the nature’s beauty. Walking on the hilly road of Khajjiar will rejuvenate you. If you are passionate for photography, then you can have some great clicks here.
Kalatop Wildlife Reserve
Dalhousie tourism – Kalatop wildlife reserve
Your trip will be incomplete if you don’t include Kalatop wildlife Reserve in your list of Dalhousie sighseeing. An open forest wildlife reserve is the most engaging thing. If you are lucky, you may encounter wild animals like bear, leopard, shy ghoral, Himalayan squirrel, langur, barking deer, musk deer etc. This place is perfect for wildlife lovers. This is also a local picnic spot, you will have a great time with your family and friends here. If you are mountain lovers and adventure seekers like us then this place will never disappoint you. Kalatop is ideal for Trekking and Hiking. Oak forest and deodar trees contributes to enhance the beauty of this place. The mesmerizing beauty of flowing water of Ravi river and snow capped peaks is enough to make you spellbound.
Dalhousie tourism – Dainkund peak
Dainkund peak is the highest peak of Dalhousie, at an altitude of 2155 meters. The gentle breeze passing through the deodar trees creates a musical effect, for this reason the peak is famous as singing hill. The magnificent view of the valley from the top of Dainkund peak makes this place special. The hilltop is occupied by the Indian Air Force. If you manage to take permit from the Indian Air Force authority, only then you can reach the extreme top. We were lucky enough to get permission, as my uncle is serving for Indian Air Force. After reaching the top it feels like you are in heaven. The famous Pholani Devi temple is just few meters away from the Air base. So don’t be disappointed if you don’t get the permission to the top. You can witness the beauty of the Pholan Devi Temple premises. This peak is covered with beautiful wild flowers, which looks like a mini valley of flowers.
Dalhousie tourism – Panchpula
Panch pula is approximately 3 kms from Dalhousie. Panch Pula got its name, because of five bridges here. In hindi “Panch” means five and “Pula” means bridge. The beauty of this places makes it a beautiful spot for picnic. This a perfect place to visit with family and friends. You can enjoy the serenity of waterfalls and streams. Satdhara fall is famous waterfall of this place. Boating is the best option to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Ideal place to visit for a short while. There is nothing much to do here, off course the beauty of this place in mesmerizing, so when you are planning to visit Dalhousie, this place should be included in the list of places to visit in Dalhousie.
Dalhousie tourism : Ganji Pahari
Ganji pahari is situated in the Barkota hills, which is 5 kms away from Dalhousie. The name of the place is quite interesting. There is no vegetation found at the top of the hill, which looks like a bald head. Ganji pahari is actually a literal translation of the word bald hill. It will take an hour to reach this place from Dalhousie. Ganji Pahari is also a good location for picnic. It is one of the important nature walk in Dalhousie. A walk to ganji Pahari with family and friends inhaling fresh air and watching the serene beauty of the valley is worthwhile.
Dalhousie tourism : Chamera Lake
Chamera Lake is an artificial lake located in the valley of Dalhousie. The lake is approximately 25 kms away from Dalhousie. This place is an important tourist point. The lake is formed by Chamera Dam and is actually a water reservoir. Boating and fishing is main attraction of this place. Himachal Pradesh State government is promoting water sports at this place. The water sports sub center has lots of water sports. People of all ages can enjoy this place. Winter is the best time to visit this place. The beauty of the lake is spectacular in winters.
Dalhousie tourism : Mall road
Mall road is center point of Dalhousie. If you are in mood to buy something for yourself and for your loved ones, mall road is the right place. Try Tibetan food at reasonable price. Spend some time walking in lanes of mall road. You may buy some handmade items from this place. This is a perfect place for shopaholic’s.
Overall we had a fantastic experience of visiting Dalhousie. Above mentioned places are worth visiting in your trip to Dalhousie. Share your experience in comments in you have already visited this place. Let me know, if you want any suggestions related to hotels, places, fares etc.
Kasauli is a small and serene Hill station located in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a perfect destination for anyone looking for solitude, peace of mind, inspiration and to enhance creative ability. In this post I will share top things to do and bestplaces to visit in Kasauli. This place is frequented by photographers, Artists, Writers and people from other creative fields. It is so obvious that, writer like Ruskin Bond was born here. Kasauli has the charm to inspire and it gives a mesmerizing panoramic view of Himalayas. Probably you are looking for a leisure tour, and Kasauli weather is just perfect for any month of the year. Its winter temperature ranges from 2-3 degree C, while the summer reaches maximum to 30 -32 degree. It is near to important cities of North India like Chandigarh, Ambala, Shimla. Kasauli the health resort is at a height of about 1900 meters.
How to reach kasauli
Their is no direct connectivity to Kasauli via flight, bus or train, nearest Airport is in Chandigarh, nearest railway station is Sonwara in Himachal Pradesh and nearest Bus stand is Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh. I would recommend you to take train or flight for Chandigarh and then hire Cab for Kasauli.
Places to visit in Kasauli
Places to visit in Kasauli – Manki point
Manki point, popularly called as Monkey point is the highest point of Kasauli. Being the highest, it provides great view of the hills. The place has mythological values and it is believed that Hanuman, in his search of Sanjeevani stopped at this place. There is a Hanuman temple at the top of Manki point. It is perfect place for trekking and relaxing. You should include this point, in your list, as it is one of the prominent place to visit in Kasauli.
A great view of river Sutlej can be seen from Manki point
Stay away from Monkeys
Places to visit in Kasauli – Gilbert trail
Gilbert trail is a must visit location for nature lover, photographers, birds lover. Talking walk in Gilbert trail, as a honeymoon couple, solo or in a family is an experience of lifetime. The beauty of valley, along with musical sound of birds, will definitely, borne out poet in you. The trail starts from Kasauli club and ends at Air force station. You can visit here in any season, as the weather is pleasing throughout the year.
You can see wild animals here
Wear your trekking shoes
High as low budget resorts are available here.
Places to visit in Kasauli – Sunset point
Sunset point in Kasauli is perfect for photographers and nature lovers. The place provides an awesome view of retiring sun. Mesmerizing colors of the valley will leave you spellbound. After a tiring day, don’t forget to take evening walk at this place. It is located near Mall road, and most important tourist attractions in Kasauli.
Lower Mall road
Places to visit in Kasauli – Lower Mall road
Like any other Hill station in India, Kasauli, also have upper and lower Mall road. Unlike upper mall road, the lower mall road is bit crowded, with people looking to taste delicacies. You will find several food joints here. As it is one of the primary tourist attraction in Kasauli, you will find local handicrafts and art pieces here, you may do shopping at nominal price and taste authentic Tibetan food at much lower price than in cities. I recommend you to take a small walk on the lane of Mall road and explore the simplicity of Himachal Pradesh.
Lower Mall road is perfect place to stay in Kasauli, because array of hotels and local food can be spotted here.
It is a perfect place for shopping, as you may purchase things at much affordable price.
Don’t forget to take a walk on the lane of Lower Mall road.
Upper Mall Road
Places to visit in Kasauli – upper mall road
Chirping of birds, cool breeze, chain of pine and oak trees on Upper Mall road makes you feel like you are in wonderland. This place works as a medicine, if you are tired of your city, where you hear nothing more than sound of vehicles, polluted air and chain of people rushing too and fro. Upper Mall road is a posh area, which is open and quiet, you will get to see few bungalows and a nice view of valley. Monkey point can be easily reached via upper Mall road. I recommend you to take a walk in Gilbert Hill.
Don’t forget to carry your trekking shoes, as most of Kasauli is explored on foot.
Places to visit in Kasauli – Kasauli brewery
Kasauli Brewery is popular among people who are fond of drinking. It is open from morning seven to evening seven and is the oldest distillery for “whiskey”. Still the old equipments and techniques are used to produce high quality scotch. You shouldn’t omit this place from your list, even if you aren’t fond of drinking, you should make a visit here to see the techniques and methods used to produce liquor in nineteenth century.
Places to visit in Kasauli – Christ chruch
Christ church is an important place to visit in Kasauli, the church was inaugurated in 1853 and since 1970 it has become one of the prominent church in north India. The windows in the church has stained glass imported from Italy and Spain, which adds to its beauty. Christ church with its stunning look stands amidst Deodar and pine trees.
Kasauli have lot to offer to its visitors, Kasauli is for people looking for peace and solitude and not for people looking for adventure and fun. My visit to Kasauli in last September, left a deep impression upon me. I still remember the soothing sound of birds and beauty of nature. People of Kasauli are very nice and helpful. If you have visited any place in the above list of places to visit in Kasauli, do share your experience in the comment. If you are planning for a trip, you may ask for any suggestions related to fares, distances, hotels etc.