Long Weekend Trip with College Friend – Finding some peace, purity in valley of Nature
Yes this trip was purely for finding peace, purity in the lap of nature. This trip was unique limited to only two
friends he and me. We planned this a month ago and planned to not do any adventurous activities like trekking,
river rafting, para-cycling and paragliding are activities which are popular in India and travelling.
As you know we all have very hectic life in whether you are working in private company or you are a Government
employee, so we both have decided and planned our trip.
Destination Selections and Planning for the Weekend Trip
We both are very excited for our trip. We daily meet on call to find the nearest destination from Chandigarh
or Delhi but popular in India for weekend Gateways. We have a long list of destinations like Kasauli, Manali
Shimla, Kufri, Dalhaousie and many etc.
We finally decided for Kasauli, Kufri and Chail as these are very near to Chandigarh hardly within 3 hrs of
Journey by Local bus from Chandigarh. Perfect for short weekends as well as long weekends near to
Delhi. So now we are ready with destinations and hence we planned accordingly so that we both can enjoy more
rather than to spend time on finding places and journey/travelling.
Hotel and Cab Booking for weekend holidays
Now many questions were in our mind, how we go Kasauli from Chandigarh? By cab or local bus or public
transport? Which hotel will be best in Kasauli? 3 star will be best or 4 star? from where we book the best
hotel in Kasauli? Make My Trip or Goibibo or Oyo Rooms which one is best? which hotel is perfect in
Shimla? Which hotel is near Kasauli Mall Road? Which hotel is near to Manki point of Kasauli?
and many more..
So we will suggest you on the basis of our experience.
Selection of Transport from Chandigarh to Kasauli
Economic Trip to Kasauli –
For Economy trip we will suggest you have good options. This is the best way to enjoy your trip and know about
the people of local and their culture. You can take local bus from Chandigarh ISBT which is in Sector 43.
Buses are going for Dharampur nearly every hour.
One more important thing from Chandigarh there is no direct buses, so first you have to take buses to Dharampur,
and from Dharampur you have to take local bus to Kasauli.
Bus Booking you can book your bus either Paytm Bus app or Red Bus app if you want reserved seats,
or you can take unreserved seats.
By Train The Toy Train Kalka To Shimla –
This is another option to see the scenic view of Shimla , Himachal beauty and nature if you can book Toy Train
from Kalka to Dharampur, but their is a problem it will take nearly 4-5 hours but in these hours you will
definitely enjoy the natural beauty of Shimla. We suggest if you are going for the first time to Shimla or Dharampur
you can choose this option for your Kalka to Shimla trip.
We choose bus as we already there by Toy Train in June 2018. Now we want to save our travel time.
Selection of Hotel in Kasauli for our Weekend Holidays
Now on the way to Kasauli for our Long waited weekend holidays we choose Make My Trip Booking app
for our Hotel, we booked Hotel HemKund, Garkhal which having only two options either Deluxe or Super
Deluxe hotel so we booked Hotel HemKund, Garkhal ‘s Deluxe Room.
About Garkhal and Hotel Hem Kund
This is a small village just 3 kms ahead of Kasauli and you can reach Kasauli Main market or Mall road of Kasauli,
one of the mall road popular in India, in just 10 minutes by local buses, if you take cab you can be there in just 5
minutes depend on the traffic. You can enjoy very ultimate scenic view from this location as well.
People of this village is very good, helping and honest by nature as like all the people of Himachal. This makes
Himachal as the Devlok.
About the Hotel : Hotel HemKund is just as the bus stop of Garkhal bus stop. best option, deluxe rooms,
employees are good, well mannered food is very good. You can enjoy the scenic view from the Hotel in evening and
morning. We have enjoyed all. Keep it up Hotel HemKund.
Here are some pics of the Hotel evening and morning views.
Hope have enjoyed this post. I will post the further story of this trip in next post.
to be continued …. Will share the other details in next post.