What is more fairy-tale-like than getting to a destination through a toy train?
Yes! A beautiful country like India has everything, from the highest mountain peaks to the most tranquil seas. And well, toy train rides to beautiful towns.
Dharampur is an exotic town that is ready to grant all your holiday wishes by swirling its magical wand. It is a beautiful town located in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, with proximity to places like Shimla (65 km) and Kasauli (15 km) making it an ideal destination for your travel whims and fancies.
When in town, the first thing to do has to be getting on board for the Heritage toy train ride.
This enchanting ride gives you breathtaking views of Kasauli. It travels up to Barog and returns to Dharampur railway station and journeys through the dense forests of oaks, pines and hill tunnels, unfurling the charming landscape which is no less than a hypnotic affair.
Dharampur is also famous for the Gilbert Trail and nature walks along the paths that are cocooned in greenery. The 1.5 km kaccha walkway from Lovers’ Lane is a heavenly pursuit for nature lovers. One can take a stroll from Lower Mall road to Kimmughat and sunset point around the Sanatorium.
Also, one shouldn’t miss the must-see view of Chandigarh from Manki Point, which is alluring to nature lovers and offers panoramic views of the hills. It is home to a temple on top of the hills, dedicated to Lord Hanuman and natural habitat to a lot of monkeys, which makes it even more enjoyable. Just make sure to take care of your valuables.
If nature and adventure are what you love, Pine Hills Eco Camp in Barogh is a place waiting for you. It is an eco-friendly place, wherein one can engage in challenging obstacle course, archery, zip-lining, forest trekking, and get involved in local cultural activities.
One can visit Lower Mall Road to buy woolen garments, handicrafts, and souvenirs. The specialty of this place is Tibetan food which is extremely delicious. Dumplings and Thukpa are the most popular choices that tourists try here but there are several other dishes, equally appetizing.
Even though it is a quiet and peaceful place in the midst of wilderness, Dharampur is well connected through highways and is in proximity to Sanwara Railway Station and Dharampur Himachal Railway Station. You can reach here by toy train as well, though Kalaka.
The Experience of OYO Hotels in Dharampur
OYO hotels provide a wide range of comfortable and affordable hotels in and around the city. The hotels come with modern amenities like 24-hours of room service, running hot and cold water, high-speed WiFi connectivity, power sockets, LED/LCD TVs with DTH, in-house restaurants, car parking facilities, among others.
While some OYO hotels are located close to the prominent tourist attractions, others are situated on the outskirts of the city for those who are looking for some solace in solitude. As the city is not very big, the distances can be covered easily. Most of the OYO properties are also in the vicinity of some remarkable restaurants and eateries for you to enjoy the local flavors.
There's also a filter for OYO Wizard member properties that gets you additional discounts while booking your travel. The OYO website and app also provide you with an option where you can filter and sort for hotels that welcome couples and guests with local identification proof for a hassle-free check-in experience.