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Wind Cross Hotel is located in Kalka on National Highway 22 popularly known as Chandigarh - Simla Highway.

Important Distances in Km's

  • Railway station Kalka - 1
  • Bus Stand Kalka - 0.5
  • Airport Chandigarh - 27
  • Bus Stand Chandigarh - 30
  • Railway Station Chandigarh - 20
  • Industrial Estate Baddi - 19
  • Industrial Estate Parwanoo - 3
  • Pinjore Yadvindra Gardens - 4

Nearby Tourist Destinations

  • Zabli - 13 Kms
  • Kasauli - 26 Kms
  • Simla - 94 Kms


LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Kali Mata Mandir
The ancient temple of the Hindu goddess Kali is situated on the National Highway 22 that runs through Kalka town. The temple is very popular with hundreds of devotees pay their respects annually during the Navratras. It is believed that this temple was build in the age of Mahabharata by Pandvas, during "Agyat Vas" when they stayed here for some time.

Balaji Mandir
In 1988 an ancient temple of Balaji (childhood incarnation of Hindu god Hanuman) was excavated on one of the hills overlooking the town. This temple has also become popular destination among devotees, including localities. The Temple is now known as Shree Trimurti Dham.

Yadvindra Gardens - Pinjore
Pinjore is famous for the beautiful Mughal Gardens, known as the Yadavindra Gardens. It is perhaps the loveliest and the oldest in northern India.It is said to have been made by Fidaikhan in the 17th century. The Yadavindra Gardens at Pinjore have terraced gardens, which feature the Rajasthani-Mughal style Shish Mahal, the Rang Mahal, the cubical Jal Mahal and a series of Musical fountains and waterfalls. The main gate of the garden opens on the highest terrace and seven terraces descend gradually into the distant boundary of the garden. The gardens are open from 7am to 10pm and are illuminated at night. The entry ticket is Rs. 20/- per head.

Mata Mansa Devi Temple - Panchkula
Maharaja Gopal Singh of Manimajra constructed the present main temple of Shri Mansa Devi, which is situated on the Shivalik foothills in village Bilaspur, Tehsil and District Panchkula, during the period 1811-1815. At a distance of 200 meters from the main temple is the Patiala temple which was got constructed by Sh. Karam Singh, the then Maharaja of Patiala in the year 1840.

This temple contains thirty-eight panels of wall paintings besides floral designs painted all over the ceiling and the arches leading into the temple. The drawings of the temple are not of high standard but a great variety of themes is illustrated. The fairs during Navratras are held twice a year in March-April and September-October.

Morni Hills - Panchkula
Morni Hills are the offshoots of Shivalik range of the Himalayas, which run in two parallel ranges. The village of Morni (Bhoj Jabial) lies on the mountainside, at 1220 meters above mean sea level. Traditions assign the name of Morni to a Queen who is believed to have ruled this area. Among the spurs of hills, lie two lakes, the larger is about 550 meters long and 460 meters broad and the other about 365 meters either way. A hill divides the two lakes but there is some hidden channel, as the level of two lakes remains the same. The people look upon the lakes as sacred. There is an old fort, which is now in ruins. The hills are covered by pine trees.

The climate is salubrious and the area is suitable for trekking. The Haryana Government has developed this hill resort and provides facilities to tourists, a motor able road was constructed to connect the Morni hills with Haryana State Highway near Panchkula. Tikkar Taal is one of the major tourist attraction points here.

Cactus Garden - Panchkula
The National Cactus and Succulent Botanical Garden and Research Centre is Asia's largest outdoor landscaped cacti and succulents garden. Its collection of Indian succulents is considered the largest in the world. The chief architect of the garden is Dr J.S. Sarkaria. He donated a large collection of cacti and succulent plants. The main aim of the garden is to preserve and conserve this endangered species. Some of the endangered species found here includes a complete collection of Genus Caralluma of Indian origin. With over 2500 species of cacti and succulents, this unique garden attracts a large number of tourists as well as botanists. The cacti and succulents are also known for its medical values. The Cactus Show is a major show organized at the Cactus Garden. It is usually conducted in the month of March, every year. People from all over the region visit it.

Nada Sahib
The Gurudwara Nada Sahib is in Panchkula on the bank of Ghagar river. Guru Gobind Singh along with his victorious army stayed at this place on returning after glorious victory in the Battle of Bhangani. Nadu Shah, a follower of Guru Gobind Singh welcomed and served him. Guru ji blessed Nadu Shah and said that due to his services, the place would be known by the name of Nada Sahib. Tens of thousands of devotees visit the Gurudwara on the full moon day (Pooranmashi) of every month.

Ramgarh Fort - Panchkula
The Fort Ramgarh has a 360-year history. Its rulers were Chandel Rajputs who came to the plains from Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. They were descendants of Chandel dynasty whose empire extended over the entire Central India from 800 to 1182 A.D.

The toy train which runs from Kalka to Simla on the narrow gauge with its large glass windows gives the tourists a chance to come real close to the nature and experience the shear calm , serenity and magnanimity of the evergreen mountains. The railway link built to connect Simla the summer capital of British raj with indian railway system, has been given the status of a world heritage site by UNESCO. In its 4 hours journey it passes through 103 tunnels and takes you from an altitude of 656 meters (Kalka) to 2076 meters (Simla) above sea level.

Local sightseeing and a guided tour of the nearby places of interest available on request*

Weather
Kalka enjoys a pleasant weather for most of the year, compared to nearby big cities like Chandigarh, Ambala, Delhi etc. Summers are hot during May and June. Monsoons bring in rainfall for about 4 to 5 months starting around late May/June. Around October/November temperature start falling rapidly and chilling winter sets in by December. Winter season lasts for another 3-4 months. Kalka also receives some rainfall from Western Disturbance, near the end of winter. Winter season, even though being chilly, is mostly free of fog unlike most north Indian cities in planes.

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