CLASS: Budget Hotel.
TOURIST INN, SHAHTALAI: HPTDC Tourist Inn is located at Shahtalai, 10 km, from the hill cave shrine of Deothsidh at the base of the hill. The hotel is an excellent staying place for those intending to visit the famous cave temple. It is also ideally located as a stopover to or from Hamirpur.
Rooms are modern with attached baths and running hot & cold water.
Satellite Channels, Restaurant, Room Service.
Parking within premises.
Deothsidh meaning "Light of Truth" is a cave temple shrine, high on a spur of a Dhaulagiri hill where devotees have been keeping alive a sacred fire for over five centuries. This famous pilgrim centre is dedicated to a child saint Baba Balaknath, a deified ascetic of ancient times. At the caves entrance a shikhar style temple has come up. Nearby at Mathsthal are samadhis of Baba Balaknath's gurus belonging from Giri clan of sadhus.
ACCESS: Deothsidh is 217 km from Pathankot via Hamirpur, 56 km from Hamirpur, 172 km from Chandigarh via Bilaspur, 37 km from Bilaspur. Shahtalai at the base of this hill cave shrines is 10 km from Deothsidh.
CLIMATE: Winters are mild but woolens are required. Summers are warm and pleasant and cottons are recommended.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Deothsidh is a pilgrimage place that is visited by many round the year. Deothsidh is also a linkage destination to the famous Shaktipeeth pilgrimage circuit route of Chintpurni, Brajeshwari, Jwalamukhi and Chamunda Devi Temples.