Dadasiba – The Hidden Jewel of Himachal

 

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Caravan/ campervan motorhome holidays in Himachal Pradesh is the best way to enjoy family vacations. Taurus – India’s first unique RV (recreational vehicle) overland truck to offer caravan campervan as static camping on the Banks of Backwater of Pong Dam, at Dadasiba, Himachal Pradesh (H.P.)

Dadasiba, on the banks of  Pong Reservoir or Pong Dam Lake, is one of the most unknown and unexplored places in Himachal Pradesh. It 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 weather-related interruptions.  Read more …> 

Our holidays are completely different – BESPOKE HOLIDAYS which offer an “experience” and not a tour.

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Taurus is the best caravan/ campervan/ motorhome to enjoy family holidays in Himachal Pradesh. Best photography workshops and photo tours/ expeditions, especially for flash photography on outdoors.

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 earth-fill 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.

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Jungle Picnic with lunch hosted by the kitchen of Taurus – India’s best recreational vehicle with most elaborate arrangements of mobile camping. It has features of caravan, campervan and motorhome.

WHAT YOU ENJOY AT OUR CAMP 
  • Rendezvous with Nature to relax, unwind and rejuvenate in real.
  • 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. 
  • Fresh air with wonderful views of vast land and Dhauladhar Range for your own session of Pranayam, a rare commodity for the denizens of cities.
  • Best setting for private Yoga session by yourself.  Instructor is available with prior intimation.
  • Recreational games: croquet, board games, dartboard, golf putting mat, etc. As extra activities. 
  • We may 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!
  • Take a stroll and feel the fresh air in open space, something rare for the denizens of cities.
  • Enjoy best outdoor holidays in unique style
  • Morning Tea at our locations is a ritual to touch your soul, if you love your morning tea.
  • Experience aristocratic nomadic lifestyle
  • Rural Himachal Pradesh

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

*Rustic Holidays with Aristocratic Touch* 

We offer the best soft adventure Family Holidays with safety and comfort. And it is the best way to inculcate self confidence and add a dimension to the personality of children, as they have been denied a lot by living in cities and the compulsions of such life.

We organise the following with prior intimation and at extra cost, subject to availability.

  1. Night Jungle Safari: Options:  a). Only drive.   b). Drive with dinner on the way.
  2. Day Jungle Safari: Options:  a). Only safari   b). Safari with outdoor lunch.   c).Safari with outdoor lunch and evening tea with fresh snacks.
  3. Leopard Safari at night
  4. Jungle Picnic: beverages, snacks, lunch, evening tea with snacks.
  5. Meditation and Yoga Session
  6. Mouthwatering local cuisine of Himachal “Dhaam”
  7. Local non-veg food
  8. Angling
  9. Local fish recipes for food
  10. Birding trip to the area around Pong Dam, it’s famous for migratory birds
  11. Night Stay in Jungle in a trailer: Hide in The Lap of Nature
  12. Enjoy Rains: Romance with the Rain God
  13. Games: Croquet, golf putting, table games, Dart
  14. Barbecue:  Options:   a). On the banks of the Lake.  b). Another choice in jungle set up
  15. Visit a working “water flour mill” called “Gharat” – ancient technology still in practice. Options:   a). Just a visit.   b). Lunch at the Gharrat
  16. “Jungle Shower” for kids and couples, an experience to be remembered for life
  17. Lassi Session: Freshly churned with conventional methods – sour and sweet
  18. Session in wilderness for hot and fresh Jalebi, Gulab Jamun, Halwa
  19. Milk Session: conventionally boiled on slow fire and served with dry fruit, dry dates
  20. Tea Bar: Variety of tea with fresh and organic Tulsi, Lemon Grass, Mint, etc.
  21. Enjoy an escorted Jungle Walk
  22. Excursions to explore nearby places
  23. Transport for local visits
  24. Stay or enjoy 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 for Excursions Around Dadasiba

You may explore the following places in your own transport:

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

NOTE: Please refer to the Pre-Booking Information. It’s your responsibility to go through all the details available on the website to understand all the related issues. In case of you have any questions for clarification, please write them all in one single mail to greendotexpeditions@gmail.com 

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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 exotic locations and remote destinations in an otherwise heavily commercialised landscape. Our journey of a decade has been studded with appreciations from our esteemed guests who have had time of their lives on-board Taurus.

Here are pocket-friendly packages for ‘easy to reach’ Dadasiba… at our Campervan Camping in static mode … 
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A Blind Date with Taurus

  • Duration of Stay: 1 day
  • Group Size: 4 to 15 persons
  • Tariff: Please call/ WhatsApp 9888 380386, 6280 595008

Spend a day with Taurus, in wilderness or on the banks of the Maharana Pratap Sagar. Just 3 hours of good 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

  • Easy Access: Just 3 hours drive from Chandigarh. You can drive in your own car to keep Social Distancing.
  • Duration of Stay: 2 nights/ 3 days onboard Taurus The Truck. You may extend your stay if you like and if its available.
  • Group Size: 10-12 maximum

Spend exclusive quality time with your family or group of friends/ course-mates. 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 to relax and rejuvenate in real.

  • Visit a working “water flour mill” called “Gharraat” – ancient technology still working.
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A NIGHT WITH MOTHER NATURE, Stars and Moons  … 

  • Duration of Stay: 01 night/ 02 days, can be booked for more days too
  • Group Size: 10 maximum
  • Very Special Experience: Nomadic Romance in the Lap of Nature …

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.

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DREAM HOLIDAYS FOR COUPLES

  • Duration of Stay: 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.

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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!

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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.

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.

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Taurus at Dusk, Private Sunset event

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A Hill Village in Himachal Pradesh 

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Jungle Safari at Dadasiba

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Guest enjoying a stroll on the banks of the waterbody of Pong Dam

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Dadasiba Fort perched on hilltop but in ruins now

 

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Taurus at Sunset, Dadasiba (Himachal Pradesh)

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Campervan Camp on the lakeside. Boating with fishermen in blue water is possible at Dadasiba

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Sunset over water is a treat while sipping fresh tea hosted by Taurus – India’s best overland truck and most well equipped recreational vehicle with features of caravan.

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Excursion to waterbody is a treat at Dadasiba (Himachal Pradesh), its like ocean

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

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Boat in the lake blue water – this view itself is enchanting

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Best family holidays lakeside camp hosted by TAURUS – the best RV in India which has features of motorhome, campervan and caravan. With the best outdoor kitchen on an overland truck.

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View of the Kitchen of Taurus – the best outdoor kitchen onboard overland truck globally, most well equipped recreational vehicle in India

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Guest Enjoying with Weber Barbecue Grill Q3200 on banks of the backwater of Maharana Pratap Sagar (Pong Dam) Himachal Pradesh

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A young guest enjoying early morning at our Campervan Camp.

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We organise the best sunset view with cup of tea and hot snacks on the banks of the lake in wilderness in Himachal Pradesh.

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Private Sunset over backwater of Maharana Pratap Sagar, at Dadasiba (Himachal Pradesh, HP)

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Weber barbecue Grill on the banks of Maharana Pratap Sagar (Pong Dam) as part of the kitchen of our static camping hosted by Taurus – the best caravan experiential family holidays in Himachal Pradesh, HP).