When the mountains call, we must go! Such is their irresistible magic. An ordinary cup of chai becomes 'a piping-hot medium of pleasure' with the gusting winds, scenic beauty, and picturesque locations of the mountains. Walks into vast expanses of pristine green, natives going about their day cheerfully, late-night barbecues, the peace and calm that envelops you effortlessly; well, everything just seems to be happier in the mountains.
There’s no better place for a tryst with the mountains than Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. The district is nestled beautifully along the lower Himalayas and has some of the most picturesque valleys and tea gardens for you to witness. It is a go-to destination each year for folks looking to escape the stifling summer heat in the plains. Some gravitate towards the magic of McLeodGanj and Dharamshala, in an attempt to walk in the footsteps of the Tibetan community who call this place home. Others seeking an adrenaline rush, take the trek to Triund or find themselves soaring across the sky while paragliding in Bir Billing. People looking for a slice of history, venture a little farther away towards the magnificent Kangra Fort.
Many people also visit Kangra on a quest for faith, making pilgrimages to numerous temples, shrines, and religious sites located across the district. A popular yet unique pilgrimage site is the Jwalamukhi temple in Jwalaji, which is one of the Shakti Peethas. What makes this pilgrimage different? The temple has no idols for worship but an always-burning mystical blue flame, seemingly glowing from inside the rocks. Legends speak of Jwalamukhi temple as the place where the tongue of Sati fell. The eternal flame is therefore believed to be a manifestation of Sati. Colorful fairs are organized during Navratri celebration each year, from March to April and September to October.
For anyone seeking to re-affirm their faith, or even for travelers looking to collect memorable stories from the road, a short detour to Jwalaji is an absolute must. Jwalaji is 35 km from Kangra and 56 km from Dharamshala. There are also several other temples nearby: the Mata Tara Devi Mandir, the Mata Ashtabhuja Temple, the Shri Raghunath Ji Temple, Nagni Mata Temple, and the Arjun Naga temple.
The Experience Of OYO Hotels In Jwalaji
OYO residences are designed to offer comfortable, convenient and affordable stay options. All the OYOs have facilities like free Wi-Fi, AC rooms, running cold and hot water, 24-hour room service, complimentary breakfasts, and in-house restaurants.
The OYO hotels in Jwalaji perfectly complement the calm of the pilgrimages and all the holy sites nearby. Affordable and clean with fantastic amenities- the OYO residencies ensure all your accommodation needs are met. OYO hotels in Jwalaji are within 2-km proximity from Jwalaji temple, Jwalaji bus-stand as well as Khola bus stop.
OYO accommodation in Jwalaji would cost you approximately INR 1,000 per night. For your next trip, don't forget to check the latest offers at your fingertips using the OYO mobile app.