Whether one plans or does not plan, one can not escape a visit to The Dhauladhar, hotel, bar and restuarant., a unit of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. Located right in the heart of city, it has ample parking place to park the vehicle and take a round of the shopping area. The parking place is not free for just everyone looking for parking. Only the customers are permitted to park their vehicle free of charge. One does not mind being a customer there because of the quality and variety of food served in the restuarant. The service is good and prompt. One can give oneself good treat of good food in the covered area or in the open space while watching the beautiful valley below.Tourists coming from the plains are not used to the hilly style of markets where one has to climb up and down for the shopping pleasure. More over in a typical mountain climate, the rains are so unperdictable. One does not like to be caught in the heavy showers when such pleasure may soon become tiring. The sight of The Dhauladhar comes as a relief where one can just walk in and take rest over a cup of hot tea or cold beer with light or heavy refreshment depending upon the mood and the need while admiring the view all around. The Dhauadhar attracts not only tourists but the local crowd too because of its excellent location. This is what me and my wife experienced when we just walked in The Dhauladhar during our stay in Dharamshala..One always finds tourists enjoying as well as local kitty parties and other meetings going on. That is the routine there. The decor of the restuarant is just okay,simple neat and clean, nothing much to elaborate but the location and surroundings are ideal. On one side there is hustle-bustle of the city and on the other side the picturesque panorama of serene, unruffled valley and dhauladhar ranges. For the persons who do not mind a few shortcomings in terms of decore and neatness for a short stay, this can be termed as an ideal location.
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