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About Yol

Yol is known as a small hamlet situated in the Rait Tehsil of Kangra district (Himachal Pradesh). The town is known for its bustling life. One can find ancient grey buildings roofed with various colored rooftops which gives impression of British style of architecture. This amazing heritage can be seen jutting from the too thick green cover. The amazing scenic beauty of the place Dhauladhars, lies in the backdrop and thereby offers a great charm to the town. Dharamsala, Chamba, Dalhousie, Pathankot are the nearby Cities to Yol. Some of the surrounding tehsils include the Chamba and Dalhousie, as well as Dharamsala and Pathankot.

About Yol

History of Yol

Earlier, the village was known as 'majhaitha' village, but later the name got changed to YOL (Young Officers Leave camp). This British Indian Army established Yol Cantt during the year 1942 and later became headquarters of the Nine Corps of Indian Army. This cantonment region was known for its amazing scenic beauty. It was here that prisoners of war during world wars of German and Italian origin were kept. There were only few people who escaped away from the camp.

Geography of Yol

Yol village is situated at 32.17° N latitude and 76.2° E longitude in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The city is located at an altitude of about 1,221 m. This village is bounded by some of the tehsils at South and East. Dharamshala Tehsil and Nagrota Bagwan Tehsil are located towards east side, Kangra Tehsil and Nagrota Surian Tehsil lies towards the south-side.

Demography of Yol

As per 2001 census of India, 10,772 was the total Population of Yol village. Amongst which, 52 percent were recognized as Males; females were found to be 48 percent; and children below 6 years were 12 percent. While, the average literacy rate of this Yol village was 77 percent; amongst which, male and female literacy rate was counted to be 80 percent and 74 percent respectively.

Tourism in Yol

There are only few attractions near Yol . The scenic beauty of this city attracts many and is considered as a favorite picnic spot in the region with several pine trees. The place is very peaceful and good for trekking. One can find the large idol (stone) of Lord Hanuman at this place with a temple dedicated to Mata Anjani . Apart from these temples, the temple of 'Lord Sri Rama' is situated between the places of Masser and Yol Camp.

Transportation in Yol

Yol is located for about 10 kms towards the south-east of the Dharamsala, on the Chamundi Devi-Palampur road, as well as lies to the north-east of the place of Kangra (15 kms). To reach this place, you can opt for road and railway transportation facility as well as air transport. The closest railway station is found to be Nagrota Bagwan that is 12 km away, as well as Jalandhar City Railway Station (a major destination) that is just 125 kms near to Yol. Another nearest railway junction is Pathankot that can be reached from any parts of India. If you wish to travel by flight, you can choose Gaggal airport, which is notified as Kangra airport (15 kms) towards the west via Dharamshala.

Food in Yol

There is nothing special as such, as you will find the same type of food that is served in the entire Himachal Pradesh. People wander from various places and settle in Yol and nearby places. Thus, some of the food they prepare differs every time. While, restaurants and small hotels located in Yol tehsil, follows all types of dishes served in not just Himachal Pradesh, but the surrounding places.

Sunitas Restaurant
C/O Sunitas Hotel,
Chamunda Dharamshala Road, Barol,
Post Office Chamunda Temple
City : Yol Camp,
Pin Code : 176052, (Kangra, Himachal Pradesh)

Utility Services in Yol

In Yol Village, you can get benefited from many services which includes electricity and banking services, ambulance services in case of emergencies, petrol pumps, and so on. Even, you can find courier services to parcel your goods and commodities, as well as you can utilize the telephone and telegraphic services, water supply, oil and gas, etc.

Chamunda Filling Station
Address : Sh-17, Tang Narvana,
Dharamshala Palampur Road,
City : Yol Camp,
Pin Code : 176052, (Kangra, Himachal Pradesh)
Phone : 0189 223 5068,
Mobile : +91 941 860 7145

Sanjeevan Clinic & Lab
Main Bazar,
City : Yol Camp,
Pin Code : 176052, (Kangra, Himachal Pradesh)
Mobile : +91 981 608 1361

Shopping in Yol

Yol is a small village and you will get less opportunity to shop. However, that does not mean there are no shops here. You can do shopping at few of the garments stores located in the market, also you can purchase handbags, baskets, kitchen essentials, pooja items, and some other household essentials at Yol Village.

Yol at a glance

Country : India
State : Himachal Pradesh
District : Kangra
Elevation : 639 m (2,096 ft)
Population (2005)
• Total : 10,775(14th)
• Official : Hindi
Time zone : IST (UTC+5:30)

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