I am planning to travel to Joginder Nagar in the month of June, but since me and my kids (5 yrs old and 1.5 yrs old) have a slight problem in hilly areas, so we prefer going by the toy trains.
But, on the way, we wish to visit the temples Jwala Ji, Kangra, Chamunda Devi and Baijnath Temple with a stay at Palampur and Joginder Nagar.
So this is how I have planned.
From Pathankot, we will board the Toy Train.
We will get down at Jawalamukhi Road Station. Now the distance from station to the temple is 20 kms. Please correct me, if I am wrong. Any idea how much time would it take to reach there keeping the roads in mind. Also how much time will it take approximately to do the darshan here?
Post darshan, we will come back to the station and take a train for Kangra Brijeshwari temple. There are two stations - Kangra and Kangra Mandir. So please tell me which is the nearest one to the temple and what is the distance from there to the temple and how much time will it take? Again, a rough idea as to how much time will it take for the darshan?
From here, we will come back to the station recommended by you, and leave for Chamunda Devi. As per the info on the net, the nearest station is Nagrota Bagwan. But I also see a station on the net as Chamunda Marg station. So please advise as to which one is the nearest and how much is the distance? Secondly, how much time it will take from there to the temple and rough idea as to how much time it will take for the darshan?
After darshan, we will come back to the station to take another train for Palampur, where we will stay for a day.
The next day in the morning, we will leave for Baijnath Mandir. Again two stations are listed - Baijnath Paprola and Baijnath Mandir. Please guide us which one is the nearest, how much is the distance and how much time it will take to reach there? How much time is sufficient for the darshan?
We will come back to station from there and proceed to Joginder Nagar for a day's stay.
Alternatively, also wanted to know if we get down at Jawalamukhi Road station and do rest of the journey to the three temples (Jwalamukhi, Kangra and Chamunda Devi) by road and then finally get down at the station nearest to the Chamunda Devi temple, then how much will be the total distance, how much time it will take to cover that distance, keeping aside the darshan time, and how are the roads, are they very steep and curvy, or are they okie for people who have travel sickness in hilly areas.
Lastly, please let me know distance from Kangra railway station to Gaggal Airport and Kangra Mandir railway station to Gaggal airport and time consumed for respective journeys.
My sincere apologies for a lengthy query, but this info is extremely important for me to plan my travel.
Many thanks in advance.