Tourism in Gagret

Tourism in Gagret

The small town of Gagret is situated on the borders of the districts of Una and Hoshiarpur and is primarily located in the Una district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The scenic beauty of this place comprises of the awe-inspiring views of the majestic peaks of the Himalayas and the surrounding forests which loom all over the horizon. The border place of Gagret is spread along the banks of the sparkling waters of the seasonal River Swan which is also known as the Sombhadra River. The river thus, forms narrow and beautiful glens and mossy meadows which are surrounded by quite a few small streams and meandering brooks.

Since Gagret is a very small town, apart from the scenic landscapes and the picturesque mountains, there is not much to see in Gagret. However, there are quite a few tourist spots in the vicinity of the town as well as a few temples and other tourist destinations whereby visitors can go and enjoy their stay in the city.

Weather and the Best time to visit Gagret

The weather in Gagret is pleasant throughout the year although it does get a little dry and chilly during some months of the year. However, the overall weather and climate conditions in Gagret are quite enjoyable and make for a calming atmosphere to relax and soothe the frayed nerves wrought from grinding in the daily routine of people's lives.

Weather in Gagret

The ideal time for visiting Gagret are the summer months from March to June with moderately warm climate constituting of cool days and chilly nights. The temperature levels begin to rise during this period with the delightful weather playing host to trekking activities and picnics by the lake. This phase of the year requires light woolen clothes to be worn during the nights by the tourists travelling into the town. The maximum temperature during the day during the summer season is between 22°C to 45°C.

The months of July and August witness the arrival of monsoon in the town. The frequent rain showers during this period helps to bring the temperature down and the weather turns cool and pleasant. The lush green forests in Gagret glowing after the bouts of rain are always worth a visit at this phase of the year. The months of late - September and October are also very compatible for travelling to Gagret with respect to the weather conditions comprising of cold yet pleasant days with people requiring only light woolen clothes to wear and survive the cold.

Winters are cold in Gagret with probability of snowfall and the maximum temperatures varying between 12°C to 20°C. The winter season begins from the month of November and continues till the month of February. There are sporadic showers of very light snowfall during this period that lower the temperature and require heavy woolen clothes and rubber boots to be worn by the tourists as well as the local people.

Tourist Destinations in Gagret

Tourist Destinations in GagretThe tourist spots in Gagret primarily comprise of temples and picnic spots. The ancient Shiv Drone Mandir or the Shiv Bari Temple is at a mere distance of around 1 kilometer from the town of Gagret and houses the idol of Lord Shiva who is revered and worshipped by the people in large numbers.

At a distance of about 22 kilometers from the main town of Gagret lies the Chhinmastika Dham or the Chintapurani Mata Mandir which is a well-renowned religious spot and is visited by hundreds of devotees every year. A few other religious places in and around Gagret are the Dera Baba Bharbhag Singh Ji, which is near the village of Amb, the Sadashiv Temple at Talmehra village and the Temple of Tara Devi which is at a distance of about 2 kilometres from Gagret on the Hoshiarpur Road.  

There are also a few famous picnic spots in Gagret which serve as great recreation destinations. The Bombay Picnic Spot is at a distance of around 10 kilometres from Gagret and on the way to Dharamshala and constitutes of a hotel cum restaurant and an amusement park, both of which serve as a great one day picnic destination. A few hotels in Gagret like the Ashoka Hotel and Restaurant which is located right in the middle of the town and the Hotel Jhajhawala are very popular picnic spots as well with many special attractions for children and adults alike.

Picnic Destinations in Gagret
Source: Panoramio

Travelling in and around Gagret

For travelling in and around Gagret, tourists can contact the following travel agents who can arrange for the transportation, accommodations, tours and trips for travelers. These agencies can sketch out the itinery for the trip as well as make bookings and reservations at bus and taxi services and hotels respectively. The contact details for the various travel agents in Gagret are as follows:

Vansh Tours & Travels
Address: Main Bazaar
Gagret, Una Road
Una - 177201 
Phone: + (91)-9857782786
Timings: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 am to 09:00 pm 

Anil Tours & Travels
Address: Gagret
Una Road, Gagret
Una - 177201 
Phone: + (91)-9418511709
Timings: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 09:00 pm

Bus Services in Gagret

Hotels in Gagret

There are quite a number of hotels in the town of Gagret which cater to a variety of needs of the visitors travelling into the city. Gagret offers several hotels which accomodate all types of budgetary constraints as well as extravagances. For visitors on a limited budget, there are affordable hotels in Gagret which provide clean and well-furnished rooms at around INR 100-600 per day. The addresses and other contact details of the hotels in Gagret are as follows: 

Jailaxmi Mountview Hotel 
Address: Gagret, District Una
Himachal Pradesh - 177201
Contact Number: 09816162450
Number of Rooms: 06
Tariff per day: INR 400 - 500

Phullan Wala Khuh
Address: Gagret, District Una
Himachal Pradesh - 177201
Contact Number: 01976 - 241325
Number of Rooms: 06
Tariff per day: INR 350 - 650
 
Prince Guest House
Address: Gagret, District Una
Himachal Pradesh - 177201
Number of Rooms: 06
Tariff per day: INR 70

Savera Hotel
Address: Bharwain Road 
Gagret, District Una
Himachal Pradesh - 177201
Contact Number: 01976 - 241200, 01976-241800, 09218641200
Number of Rooms: 16
Tariff per day: INR 350 - 550 

Hotel Aashiana
Address: Hoshiarpur Road
Krishna Nagar, Gagret
District Una
Himachal Pradesh - 177201
Contact Number: 01976 - 240301, 240101, 09816070101
Hotels in Gagret
Apart from these, the Hotel Alfa in the Gagret town caters to the needs of the tourists coming in to this place and those who have no budgetary limitations. Known as a modern heritage hotel that has been constructed using traditional architectural styles, the Hotel Alfa in Gagret has ample spaces that are carved into lovely balconies and built into attractive courtyards with open air terraces and garden areas. The hotel also has a swimming pool and well-furnished and plush rooms that provide physical ease and relaxation as well as help in making the stay of the tourists an enjoyable one.

Other special features of the Hotel Alfa in Gagret are fully air conditioned delux rooms and family suites, dormitory facilities, private balconies in most rooms, study desks in every room, direct cable television network, European style bathrooms, multi-cuisine restaurant, business centre and internet cafe, refrigerators in every room, car rental and ticketing resources, driver's rooms, extra bedding facilities and 100% power backup services. The tariff of the rooms in Hotel Alfa vary from INR 600 to INR 3000 which can be paid via cash or debit and credit cards.
Hotel Alfa Gagret

For advance bookings and other enquiries, the contact details of Hotel Alfa are as follows:
 
Hotel Alfa 
Address: Near Shiv Bari Temple
Hoshiarpur - Chintpurni Road
Gagret, District Una
Himachal Pradesh - 177201
Contact Number: +91 (1976) 208300 / 9816298201
E-mail id: , bharatb70@yahoo.com, bhushan@Hotelalfagagret.com
or info@Hotelalfagagret.com
Website: www.hotelalfagagret.com

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