Dadasiba – The Hidden Jewel of Himachal

Taurus on the Banks of Backwater of Pong Dam, at Dadasiba

During the days of its utmost glory, Dadasiba was a small princely state under the tutelage of
Kangra’s ruling dynasty. At the turn of 19 th Century, Raja Ram Singh was at the helm of affairs. An
aristocrat with a great sense of aesthetics and sophisticated tastes, he got a palace and a Radha
Krishna temple built on a hilltop. A medley of themes went into creating murals that defy time
and are a huge attraction for visitors – both domestic and international. The temple also serves
as a custodian of famous Kangra paintings that cover its interiors. Time, however, changes
everything. The palace today is in dilapidated condition even though it has remained occupied by
the descendants of Raja throughout its existence of that very spot.

Dadasiba, with its glory long gone past, drifted into oblivion at some point of time. It would have
remained obscure but for our sincere efforts to ensure that such a heritage doesn’t simply melt
into the abyss of time. We are doing our bit by letting our potential guests know and then
discover this little gem of a place by being our guests. We offer Dadasiba as a package of a sort where guests shall be at liberty to explore nature, enjoy outdoor life and indulge in some very intimate romantic moments under open skies.

The icing on the cake is the pleasant fact that the niche is just about three hours’ drive from
Chandigarh/Ludhiana and areas around. The roads are good and absolutely safe to drive on with
no possibility of landslides and such like weather-related interruptions.

ABOUT PONG DAM: Maharana Pratap Sagar, in India, also known as Pong Reservoir or Pong Dam Lake was created in 1975, by building the highest earthfill dam in India on the Beas River in the wetland zone of the Shiwalik Hills of the Kangra district of the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Jungle Picnic with lunch

WHAT YOU ENJOY AT OUR CAMP 
  • Experience the aristocratic nomadic lifestyle, one of its kind in India.
  • Enjoy the vastness of nature and its elements at its best on the banks of Maharana Pratap Sagar. Basically to relax, unwind and rejuvenate. 
  • Fresh air with wonderful views of vast land and Dhauladhar Range for your own Pranayam session, a rare commodity for the denizens of cities.
  • Best setting for private Yoga session by yourself.
  • We may organise recreational games: croquet, board games, dartboard, golf putting mat, etc.
  • If weather and location permit, we organise ‘private sunset’! 
  • Enjoy the most unique sunset in total comfort while sipping hot tea and coffee with hot snacks. None can match us for this … we bet!
  • If weather permits, we may set up our “Jungle Shower”, an experience to be remembered for life.
  • Take a stroll and feel the fresh air in open space, something rare for the denizens of cities.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES/ FACILITIES 

We organise the following with prior intimation and at extra cost.  

    • Jungle Safari
    • Jungle Lunch/ Picnic
    • Jungle Shower
    • Mouthwatering local cuisine of Himachal “Dhaam”
    • Enjoy best outdoor holidays in unique style
    • Experience aristocratic nomadic lifestyle.
    • Rendezvous with Nature
    • Rural Himachal Pradesh
    • Visit a working “water flour mill” called “Gharraat” – ancient technology still in practice. 
    • Non-veg 
    • Morning Tea at our locations is a ritual to touch your soul, if you love your morning tea.
    • Excursions to the attractions for travellers 
    • Any transport for local visits. 
    • Stay or a meal at The Judge’s Court (heritage hotel at Pragpur).
FACILITIES AVAILABLE ONBOARD TAURUS 

Taurus is an over engineering for outdoor experience, many guests have tagged it as 7Star for outdoor life. Please visit the Link here to know more 

ATTRACTIONS AROUND DADASIBA

There are numerous attractions within 65 kms of Dadasiba, which you may like to explore.

  • Maharana Pratap Sagar – ocean like waterbody, approximately 45 kms long
  • Pragpur -the first heritage village – 15 kms
  • “Garli” with lovely old houses  – 25 kms
  • Sidh Channo Temple at Dangra – 22 kms
  • Chinour Temple with water mills – 10 kms
  • Kaleshwar Temple on the banks of river Beas – 30 kms
  • Jwalamukhi Temple -34 kms
  • Chintpurni Temple – famous for granting wishes -20 kms
  • Musical fountain Jawalamukhi
  • “Masroor” Rock cut Temples of the style of Ellora – 65 kms
  • Kangra Fort – 59 kms
  • Maharana Pratap Bird Sanctuary
  • “Haripur – Guler” The narrow guage train station at Guler is quaint with equipment from early 20th Century. 40 kms
  • Haripur Guler old Fort – 40 kms
  • Dharmasala – 77 kms
  • Palampur Tea Estates – 90

Our Location on Google Map: Click here 

HOW TO REACH DADASIBA
  1. You may self drive your own transport to the location, exact directions will be shared at an appropriate stage.
  2. There is a Volvo bus service from Delhi (via Chandigarh) to Dhaliyara, 15 kms from Dadasiba. Pick up from Dhaliyara can be organised if you request, as extra.
  3. Nearest railway station is Amb (Himachal), approx 45 kms from Dadasiba.
  4. All buses heading to Dharamshala/ Kangra stop at Dhaliyara, 15 kms from Dadasiba.

NOTE: For more information, please refer to the website. It’s your responsibility to go through all the details available on the website to understand all the related issues.

View from above of Taurus and the water-bank of backwaters

TAURUS was conceived and designed with the sole aim of offering comfortable and memorable
outdoor holidaying experience to chosen few at some of the least explored and remote destinations in an
otherwise heavily commercialised landscape. Our journey of over five years has been studded
with appreciations from our esteemed guests who have had time of their lives on-board Taurus.

Having gone past a stage of restrictions wherein we would accept at least a group of 8, we are
now open to everyone whether solo or a couple or a group.

Here are pocket-friendly packages for ‘easy to reach’ Dadasiba… DS-01 

A Blind Date with Taurus

  • Duration of Stay: 1 day.
  • Group size: 4 to 15 persons.
  • Tariff: Rs 1990 per person, 4 persons minimum. Tariff changes if there are less than 4 persons.Less than 4 persons, please call/ WhatsApp 9888 380386, 6280 595008

Spend a day with Taurus, on the banks of the Maharana Pratap Sagar. Just 3 hours’s drive from Chandigarh/ Ludhiana, about 6 hours from Delhi. Enjoy life on the banks of ocean like waterbody (45 kms long), enjoy stroll with your family/ soulmate or friends and experience our unique set up, dream of millions in India and food from the kitchen of Taurus.

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Family & Friends

Duration of Stay: 2 nights/ 3 days onboard Taurus The Truck.

Spend exclusive quality time with your family or group of friends/ coursemates. In today’s fast and stressful life it seems like a dream … not anymore!  Jungle Safari, jungle lunch/ picnic, “jungle shower”. Best outdoor holidays in unique style. Play light field games, cook together, boating. Experience aristocratic nomadic lifestyle.

  • Visit a working “water flour mill” called “Gharraat”

TARIFF: please call/ WhatsApp 9888 380386, 6280 595008

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A NIGHT WITH MOTHER NATURE, Stars and Moons  … 

  • Duration of stay: 01 night/ 02 days. Group Size:minimum 04 persons to 10 max

A quick stress-buster on weekends! To relax and unwind … we offer you the best … Spend a super quiet night under billion stars or the moon to whisper poetry in the ears of your beloved, or read a book and relax. Recreational games, open space for strolls under the open sky, with fresh air to exploit for Yoga. Rooftop of Taurus to enjoy the quality time while sipping hot cup of tea, watching “private sunset” show, night sky or moonlit night.

TARIFF: Please call or WhatsApp +91-9888 380386, +91-6280 595008

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DREAM HOLIDAYS FOR COUPLES

  • Duration: 01 night or more.
  • Group Size: max 05 couples.
  • Very Special Experience: Nomadic Romance in the Lap of Nature …

“Quality Time” and quiet moments with soulmate in wilderness, with total privacy and safety; the logistics taken care by Taurus on the banks of Maharana Pratap Sagar. While enjoying mesmerizing views  under the billion star sky or the moon. Dream moments under the “jungle shower” together. Kitchen of Taurus will keep the burners ON to keep you energized. Its time to let your fantasies run amok in wilderness which you held back so far.

TARIFF: Please call or WhatsApp +91-9888 380386, +91-6280 595008

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HOLIDAYS FOR ANGLERS

Pong Dam and Taurus (The Truck)  in tandem will offer exhilarating holidays (experiential)  for anglers. Best logistics for ‘in-situ’ which none can match as of now. Weber Grill will be available for cooking, if you know how to cook fish. Taurus will be anchored on the banks of Maharana Pratap Sagar. Just imagine the fun and holiday!

  • TARIFF: Please call or WhatsApp +91-9888 380386, +91-6280 595008

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Experience the Hidden Heritage & Nature

Total 3 nights / 4 days. Out of this 2 nights at the heritage hotel JUDGE’S COURT, 01 night and 3 days with Taurus in wilderness on the banks of Maharana Pratap Sagar. Holidays in every true sense to relax and unwind. Minimum 4 persons to max 10. Our best selling holiday for families and couples.

TARIFF: Please call or WhatsApp +91-9888 380386, +91-6280 595008

PLEASE JOIN HANDS : We will appreciate if you cooperate for the MISSION: NATURE CONSERVATION THROUGH TOURISM & PHOTOGRAPHY. We won’t like to extend any inconvenience to you or take away an iota of pleasure out of your holidays but seek your help to ensure we don’t litter the area. We don’t use anything disposable and try to be as eco-friendly as possible.

Weber Barbecue Grill, the No.1 in the world.

A Hill Village

Jungle Safari at Dadasiba

Guest enjoying a stroll on the banks of the waterbody

Dadasiba Fort perched on hilltop but in ruins now

Taurus at Sunset, Dadasiba

Boating with fishermen in blue water is possible at Dadasiba

Sunset over water is a treat while sipping fresh tea hosted by Taurus

Guests enjoying our unique tents

Excursion to waterbody is a treat at Dadasiba, its like ocean

Guest Enjoying Riding on the banks of backwaters of Pong Dam, at Dadasiba

Boat in lake water