Trekking Photographs from Kala-Top @ Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, INDIA

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh...
Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 
A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...

Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 
There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...

Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...

Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple..


Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 
Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary... 

Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh...

Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 
There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 

My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 
There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 
Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 
There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh...

Kala-Top trek is near Dalhousie which is a very popular Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh state of INDIA. Here I am sharing few photographs of KALA TOP trek with some background about this trek... Check out...Kala Top is a Wild Life Sanctuary but we were not able to see any wildlife there though we enjoyed different walks inside the forest....Its an amazing and different trekking experience of going through Kala-Top having thick forests of Deodar (Cedar) trees on alpine hills.A wooden house on the way to Kala Top from Dalhousie...Its a stretch of 12 kilometers approximately from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie. We have cross beautiful Bakrota Hills which give clear view to Peer-Panjal mountain range, Bara Pathar, Alha and Lakkar Mandi. I think Lakkar mandi is 9 km from Dlhousie and Kala top is 3 km from Lakkar Mandi...There are two treks to reach the first milestone which is Bakrota Hills.. One is through a Kamala Nehru Park and other is through Dalhousie Public School and Central School for Tibetans which are located on Raizada Hans Raj Road... We decided to follow the road first...Rabindrabath Tagore spent few months with his father at Snowdown cottage at Upper Bakrota hills...Next Milestone Bara Pathar was a good place to have a tea break near an open amphitheater and a temple...Here is a view of road inside Kala Top Wild life sanctuary...Trekking is best way of appreciating the beauty of nature and especially when you are at hills covered with snow and surrounded by huge deodars making dense forests...Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....Few people prefer to reach Lakkar Mandi by Taxi/Bus and trek other part till kala-Top...There is a Forest Guset house at Kala-Top and not sure if it can be booked for unofficial reasons... Vehicles are not allowed inside this forest without permission from Forest Department...My friend Vikas taking some rest on the way to Kala Top... He is a trek enthusiast and had been to many difficult treks in Himachal Pradesh... He is the one with whom I was able to complete Shrikhand Mahadev Trek :-)There are many such ponds in this forest which serve water needs of wild animals in Kala Top Sanctuary...Another mud house having wooden roof... There are few such houses inside the jungle where nobody lives but they give a feeling of haunted houses in dense jungle...There are many such boards on the way but in reality we didn't see anything... But we were very happy with the natural beauty of the forest @ Kala Top, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh... 

Time to go back to the hotel and take some rest before next trek to Dainkund near Dalhousie...  I will share more photographs of Dainkund Trek soon....

23 comments:

Vibha said...

Very Nice Pics VJ.

I went to Dalhousie in March this year but did not go to Kala Top. Guess I missed something worthwhile....

VJ Sharma said...

Yes I guess :-)

Its a nice place..

There is another place(Trek) called Dainkund near Dalhousie... Calm place on very high mountains...

VJ Sharma said...

Hi Dr Payel, Thanks for dropping the comment. Let me try to answer most of your queries -

Yes, you can visit Khajjiar and Kala Top on same day. I suggest you to visit Khajjiar first and then comet to Kala Top. For two reasons - Khajjiar should be first priority and you should have enough time to explore Khajjiar and in worse case, you can skip Kala Top :). Kala Top comes on the way from Khajiar to Dalhousie.

You may also want to check - http://phototravelings.blogspot.in/2010/08/main-places-to-visit-around-dalhousie.html

You don't need any permissions. If you are taking a vehicle inside, there is a minimal fees you need to pay at the entry gate. Otherwise, simply walk inside.

When we went, there was no such provision to have guide or something. So hardly any restrictions.

Dr Payel Sarkar said...

Thankyou so much VJ Sharma. U have really helped me to sort out my trip. Looking forward to my Himachal trip.

VJ Sharma said...

@ Dr Payel - Good to hear that :)

Such comments are very special and encouraging. That's the main goal of this Blog.

Wish you a Great Trip !!

Dr Payel Sarkar said...

Thankyou so much VJ Sharma. You have really helped me in planning out my two days stay in Dalhousie. I just hope i dont have to miss out on Kalatop. Your opinion has been invaluable.. Looking forward to my Himachal trip

skrocks said...

Hello... i have planned to visit dulhousie in the month of june....can u plz tell meweather it will be enjoyble or not to visit there in this month....

VJ Sharma said...

skrocks - May is best time to visit Dalhousie. June should also be fine, but be prepared for unexpected rains(drizzles).

hema latha said...

i am planning family trip to dalhousie with kids in may. from dalhousie i will go to dharmashala. can u suggest tour for me.

VJ Sharma said...

Hi Hema,

That's a good decision to go to Mcleodganj/Dharmshala from Dlhousie. Please feel free to ask your specific questions and I would be happy to answer them. One basic information I would need - time you have?

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much VJ Sharma for u r quick response. actually i changed my destination to srinagar, Gulmarg, pahalgam and sonmarg. tour starts from mumbai on 23rd may direct to srinagar and return on 30 may.

VJ Sharma said...

Wish you best for Srinagar trip !

hema latha said...

thanks a lot. can u suggest any itenary. already booked jktdc hotels at pahalgam and gulmarg. how is stay in house boats?. do we need to carry thermals especially for kids or sweaters will be sufficient

Atul CHATURVEDI said...

I have plan to visit dalhousie in sept.early is it right time to go there ? Can we visit chamba and khajjiar in one day ...pl. reply about weather conditions in those days also

VJ Sharma said...

Hi Atul, Sept be fine. Yes, you can hire a taxi for day - go to Khajjiar and then visit Chamba. Return back via Chamera dam. Search this on my blog.

chirag said...

Hello!
Sir we are planning a short trip to dalhousie by end of this month and we will just have 2 days. So can you please suggest places to visit first (according to priority)

Regards
Chirag Khurana

chirag said...

Hello,
We are planning a short trip to dalhousie by end of this month. we will have just two days so can u suggest me places to visit first and how to go about it

Regards

Lipika said...

I am going on a family vacation to Dalhouise for 2 nights in March end. Since we don't want to have a very tight schedule, can you tell me if Kala Top is recommended. I am planning to visit Kala Top on Day 2 when going to Khajjiar but on the same day I also want to cover Chamera Lake.

Akhila said...

hi any one stayed at kalatop FRH recently???
I have got a booking over phone.... but they have told the confirmation verbally... no fax or booking receipt....

Will that do?

Priyankur said...

HI Akhila..
Have you done your Kalatop Trip and when? How much time u stay in kalatop and in Dalhausie? Was booking over phone was enough to get in Kalatop FRH (wdhout any written confirmation)? How was the place. For 2 family do I need to book cottage or Hut?

Priyankur said...

Hi Akhila...Have you done your trip and when? Did over d phone confirmation was enough for booking without any written confirmation? How many days u stay in Kalatop and Dalhausie? How did u reach kalatop (commuting)? Any contact person at Kalatop FRH & at booking office? We r 2 families so booking of 1 cottage is enough? Please guide...

Rishi Jaiswal said...

Dear V J Sharma Ji,
I want to visit Dalhousie ,khajjar , dharamshala, chamba with my family for 4 days between 8th Oct to 12th Oct, what route should we follow, which another places nearby can we cover
Regards
Rishi Jaiswal,
Roorkee

VJ Sharma said...

Hi Rishi Ji,

You can do Dharmshala and Dalhousie regions in 4 days but it would be littlw aggressive. There are plenty of places aroud Dharmshala and Dalhousie. Around Dharmshala, you can plan to visit Mcleodganj, triund, naddi, palampur etc but cant do evrything in 2 days there. Check our other posts about these places.

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