A Complete Guide to 2 ISBTs in Chamba

Where is new ISBT in Chamba Himachal Pradesh?

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Chamba, headquarter of District Chamba in Himachal Pradesh, has two Inter State Bus Terminuses (ISBTs): new and old. Blue color local buses ply between these two terminuses. The bus ticket costs just ₹3 per passenger for the short ride. New ISBT Cloakroom A very small cloakroom is equipped with just…

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Tharpling Guest House in Lamayuru: An Honest Review

Where to stay in Lamayuru?

I spent nine days at local family-run Tharpling Guest House in Lamayuru, starting from June 10, 2018. Since I planned to stay for more than one week, I negotiated the tariff and got 20% discount. So, I got a double bed room with attached bath for ₹800 per day, per…

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How to Prepare for Chadder Trek: Tips to Avoid AMS, HACO, HAPO

The Chadder Trek order also listed some tips for proper acclimatization and avoiding acute mountain sickness (AMS), high altitude cerebral edema (HACO), and high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPO). Let’s take a look: Move slowly from lower altitude to higher altitude. If you fly or drive rapidly to 2,500 meters or…

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How to Prepare for Chadder Trek: Mandatory Medical Examination

On January 24, 2018, Deputy Commissioner, Leh signed an order to introduce medical examination for trekkers wishing to go on Chadder Trek. Here are the contents of the order: Responsibility of Adventure Tour Operators All adventure tour operators shall take all the trekkers to Sonam Norbu Memorial (SNM) Hospital, Leh…

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Hazratbal in Kashmir Himalayas: A Photostory

A Minaret of Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir

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Hazratbal at the banks of the Dal Lake is popular for aesthetics and its historical and religious merits. The mausoleum cum mosque, dedicated to Prophet Muhammed, is as sacred to the Kashmir Muslims as Golden Temple to the Sikhs. Hazratbal literally means a holy place or majestic place. 2016: The…

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The Nehru’s: A Pleasant Place to Stay in Srinagar

Pictoral review of food served at Shangraf restaurant in Srinagar

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Cost Box Room Suite Tariff on European Plan (EP) basis: ₹3,500 per night for two persons, inclusive of taxes Note: The hotel took one day’s tariff in advance. Food Aloo Matter: ₹125 Channa Dal: ₹125 Dal Fry: ₹135 Green Salad: ₹90 Kashmiri Saag: ₹100 Nadroo Palak: ₹150 Paneer Bhurji: ₹180…

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JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil: A Review

Twin bed room in JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil

JK Tourist Bungalow at Rangdum in Kargil promises a good night’s sleep but does not ensure comfort of an attached bathroom. The guests cannot expect a lavish meal but they can enjoy the unpolluted Suru River and nude ranges of the Himalayas. Some of these ranges wear snow caps that…

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