DHARAMSHALA RAM KATHA
The following information is provided by the organisers of Dharamshala Ram Katha.
Police Ground, Dharamshala
Saturday September 22nd, 2012 - Sunday September 30th, 2012
Saturday, September 22nd : 2.30 to 5.30 pm September 23rd to September 30th : 9.30 or 10 am onwards
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Brief on Dharamshala:
Dharamshala situated at a height of 4780 ft has a limited population of around 20000 people. It is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forests. The suburbs of the town includes –
McLeodGanj (6831 ft) – Also known as the ‘Little Lhasa’, it is the home of the DALAI LAMA
and the Tibetan administration in exile
Kotwali Bazaar (the main market of the town),
Kaccheri Adda (government offices such as the court, police, post etc.),
Sidhbari (Chinmaya Mission)
Connectivity: 1) By Air: The nearest airport at Gaggal, is also known as Kangra Airport or Dharamshala-Kangra Airport (2525 ft), a 45 minute to an hour's drive from Dharamshala. At present two daily flights from/ to Delhi is operated by Kingfisher Airlines. The other nearest Airport is Chandigarh which is about 240 Kms away from Dharamshala. 2) By Rail: The nearest broad gauge railway station is Pathankot(Punjab). It is about 90 Kms away and takes approx. three hours to reach Dharamshala. Pathankot is well connected to the rest of Northern India. 3) By Road: Many buses of all classes (deluxe, air-conditioned/ and regular) ply daily between Dharamshala and major cities such as Chandigarh(240 Kms), Delhi(500 Kms) & Shimla(330 Kms). The most suitable connectivity between Delhi & Dharamshala is an overnight journey by an air-conditioned Volvo bus costing about Rs. 1000/- per person.
Climatic conditions in september:
The Ramkatha will be taking place towards the end of the rainy season, temperatures during which varies between 18 to 27 degrees. It is suggested that alongwith umbrellas & raincoats, people carry cottons, light fleece & woolens.
Places of Interest:
Apart from the four Shaktipeeth of Chamunda Devi (15 Km), Jwalaji (53 Km), Chintpurni (84 Km) & Kangra Brajeshwari Devi (18 Km), the latest addition to tourist spots in Dharamshala is the magnificent Dharamshala cricket stadium. For other places of interest in and around Dharamshala, please view the list on places of attraction on the following weblink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharamshala,_Himachal_Pradesh
There is limited accommodation available in Dharamshala. Though the organizers will try their level best to accommodate the shrotas as to the best possible extent, looking to the limited availability it is advisable to book your accommodation in advance.
For any specific requirement, please send your requests in writing by email/ fax at the contact details given below.This should be received at the latest by the 10th-15th of July’2012 for the needful to be done to the best of the organizer’s ability. You may please contact the organizers through fax / email at : Email:firstname.lastname@example.org (We will appreciate if you could please mention Ramkatha-Dharamshala as the concerned subject) Fax: +91-11-26830185/46219995 Phone: ( R ) +91-11-26830302, ( O ) +91-11-32936422 (Mr Sandeep)
We may make it clear at this point that the organizers will not correspond on accommodation. They will simply make a note of your request and try to help/ accommodate at the time of Ramkatha.
In any case we have been able to request Mr. Rakesh Arora to help the Ramkatha shrotas in regard to accommodation and transport arrangements. The contact details of Mr. Arora are mentioned below: Mr Rakesh Arora
Nina India Tours
FF-85, Amrit Plaza
Cell: +91 9990010612
Office: +91 9310470705, 0120-2640790
The following information on accommodation and transportation in and around Dharamshala as sent by Mr. Rakesh Arora is published below. Though Mr. Arora has been kind enough to help the shrotas with accommodation & transportation, you may please contact him directly as per your preference and risk.
Rates for hotel at Dharamsala for “ Ram katha” Dormaitry: RS 200/- per person per day
(This is a big hall will accommodate apprx. 75 person) Budget hotel: Rs 300/- per head per day on triple Sharing Guest house: Rs 450/- per head per day on Double Sharing Deluxe hotel: Rs 550/- per head per day on Double Sharing,
RS 450/- per head per day on triple Sharing Luxury Hotels: RS 900/- per head per day on Double Sharing Super Luxury: RS 1200/- & above per head per day on double Sharing
Budget hotel and Dormaitry near to katha Sthal( within 1 ½ km)
Deluxe hotel and luxury hotel at Bhagsu nag and Mcleod ganj.
( 9 to 11 Km form Katha sthal, local transport is available)
Above price is in Accommodation and taxes only.
Transportation: From Delhi :
By Deluxe bus: RS 850 per seat
By Volvo Bus: RS 1050 per seat
For Dropping: Indigo Rs 12000/- 4 person Including toll tax etc
For 10 days 21 to 30 September: RS 2800/- per day
Innova for dropping: Rs 16000/- for 6 person including toll tax etc
For 10 days 21 to 30 September: Rs 3600/- per day
(Rates are subject to change if diesel price will change)
By Deluxe Bus: RS 950/- per seat
By Volvo Bus: RS 1150/- per seat
Pickup from Gaggal Airport to Police ground:
Indica/Alto/ Van: Rs 600/- per cab
Innova: RS 1100/-
Sumo/quails: Rs 900/-
Pickup form Bhagsu Nag & McLeod ganj to Police Ground:
Sumo/quails: Rs 600/- ( 9 person)
Alto/Van/Indica: Rs 350/- ( 4 person)
We can arrange your tour program as per your Itinerary with sight seeing at Dharmsala and around.