Pinjore Valley – Location & Climate
Pinjore is a small, secure residential ‘township’ with easy access to the extraordinary educational, cultural and recreational opportunities of Chandigarh – one of India’s most desirable places to live. Set over 1800 feet above the sea level in a beautiful valley, overlooking the Shivaliks, it is a pollution-free area away from the madding crowd of the cities, which offers perfect setting not only for physical well-being but also for the harmonious development of mind and spirit.
The foothills of Shivalik have lured men to strive for greater heights and to the shimmering snow covered peaks. Shivaliks mark the beginning of the most spectacular and glorious mountains, beckoning the travelers to continue their journey tirelessly upwards. DPS Pinjore, taking this inspiration from the majestic Himalayas, facilitates its students to strive for the alluring heights of excellence in academics career and life.
The lure of Himalayas is as old as the first human being to behold their majesty. For the people of the Indian sub- continent, the Himalayas have always been more than a mere geographical entity. We have associated these mountains with our Gods and our legends, served our philosophy of life through the minds of men who went through the Himalayan experience while reaching out for universal truths of creation.
The average temperatures for summers and winters are 35 and 18 degree Centigrade respectively, with rainfall concentrated over the summer months of July, August and September.
Pinjore Garden – a renowned tourist attraction
The famous Yadavindra Gardens at Pinjore have terraced gardens featuring the Rajasthani Mughal style Shish Mahal, the Rang Mahal, the Cubical Jal Mahal and a series of fountains and waterfalls. The gardens are open from 7am to 10pm and are illuminated at night.
How to reach DPS Pinjore
By air from Delhi: The nearest Domestic Airport is Chandigarh and the nearest International Airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Chandigarh is a 50 minutes flight from Delhi.
By road from Delhi: It is about 250 kms from Delhi. To reach DPS Pinjore by road, you would need to leave Delhi via Karnal Bypass. From there, take the G.T. Road (National Highway No.1) Northwards towards Chandigarh. Major Towns on the way are Panipat, Karnal & Ambala. After Ambala, take the diversion from G.T. Road towards Chandigarh. After 35 Minutes, you will reach Zirakpur; take a right on the red light towards Panchkula/Shimla. After 15 minutes, on crossing the HMT factory on your left you shall see the DPS Sign on your right. If you have reached the Pinjore Gardens, then you have missed the school, take a U turn and ask for directions.
By Bus from Delhi/other cities: From your nearest Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT), you should take a Shimla bound Bus, where you will need to get down at the Pinjore Gardens, from where you may take a taxi/Local Bus to reach Himshikha, Pinjore.
By Train from Delhi/other cities: You would need to catch a train to Chandigarh/Kalka (3 1/2 hours from New Delhi). Major Trains for Chandigarh/Kalka from New Delhi are:
Shatabdi – It runs twice a day and covers the distance in 3 hours.
Kalka Mail – A slower train that takes 6 hours.
Restaurants & Hotels around DPS Pinjore
Yadavindra Gardens: Situated in the Historic Pinjore Gardens, it offers rooms with great views. Ph.: +91 (01733) 231877, 230177, 230759
Parbhat lnn: A 4 Star Hotel in Panchkula, conveniently located opposite the Bus Stand. Ph.: +91(0172) 256674, 257594