Himachal- Abode of the Devas

Himachal
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The logistical location of Himachal Pradesh limits it to being a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. But the essence and beauty of Himachal Pradesh can only be discovered and explored with the Himachal Tour. This scenic town is known for Dalhousie a popular hill station which is sprawled across five hills and shows off the snow-dusted peaks of the Dhauladhar ranges. Manali is the magical hill station which lies on the northern end of Kullu valley and is filled with alluring views of oak, pine and deodar forests. Kasol is a quaint village on the banks of the Parvati river and is nicknamed the “Amsterdam of India “.Visit the capital of Himachal Pradesh with the Shimla Tour Packages as it is popular among honeymooners and families. Jibhi is a captivating tiny town located in the Tirthan Valley of Himachal is blessed with dense forests, serene freshwater lakes and revered temples making the place a must-visit. Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh is a tourist attraction known for its Tibetan culture, ancient temples, and nature treks situated in the Kangra district on the periphery of Dharamshala. Spiti Valley located at an elevation of 12,500 feet is a terrain with snow-covered mountains and a cold desert. Bir Billing in the Kangra district boasts of its paragliding sites and is also known as the “town for meditation. Khajjiar located in the Chamba district is a beauty with its lakes, forests and pastures and a friendly place for camping in the wild.

Shimla

Plan a stress-free vacation with the Shimla Tour Packages as you head towards the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is well-loved and also a favourite among many families and couples as a holiday destination. Shimla perched at a height of 2200 metres was once the summer capital of the British. The glorious past is still visible in the present times, especially the pedestrian-friendly Mall road and beautiful buildings with colonial architecture. It is well-connected with many cities and is a four-hour drive from Chandigarh also has an airport. Along with Shimla, you can also visit the nearby towns of Kufri and Chail. The Ridge in Shimla is the most captured wide open street located on the side of Shimla Mall Road. It is best known as the shopping hub of the city. Jakhu Temple is an ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman and has the tallest and largest statue of Hanuman ji which is visible from distinct parts of Shimla. Kalka Shimla Toy Train runs on the narrow gauge track from Kalka to Shimla and is encompassed by captivating views of the hills and villages. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List and covers the distance in about five and a half hours.

Manali

The trip becomes a dream vacation with the Himachal Tour as you visit the valleys of Manali. It is known as “Lover’s Paradise” and nicknamed India’s honeymoon capital. The bewitching views include the lush green woods of pine, oak and deodar and snow-carpeted mountains. Manali is a not to miss destination for trekkers and vacationers. The flowing Beas river is a great hangout to try rafting in the nearby town of Kullu. Other tourist-attracting villages include Kasol, Parvati valley, Tosh and Manikaran. Atal Tunnel in Manali fast-tracks travellers to reach Sissu within few hours as a result Spiti Valley becomes easy to reach and access. Thrill seekers from various corners of the globe visit Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley to indulge in adventure activities like skiing, paragliding, zorbing and even horse riding. Old Manali located at 6589 feet is three kilometres uphill from Manali and is alluring with winding roads, gushing waters of the Kullu river and the oscillating eucalyptus trees. Jogini Waterfalls are situated in the enchanting valley of Manali at a distance of two km from Vashist Temple and 3 km from the crowded town of Manali. It is one of the most romantic attractions and adventure activities.

Kasol

Next on the guidebook of the Shimla Tour Packages is the hamlet of Kasol. It is located on the banks of the Parvati river and in recent times has become a bucket list destination for backpackers, trekkers and nature lovers. The valley is situated at a distance of 23 km from Bhuntar and lies next to the holy town of Manikaran. Kasol is known for many treks  to Kheerganga,Sar Pass and Pin Parbati Pass.Manikaran Sahib is just fifteen minutes away from Kasol. The Gurudwaraserves is a pilgrimage for Sikhs and Hindus. Besides the Gurudwara, there are temples which are in dedicated to Lord Ram, Krishna and Vishnu with spellbinding mountains as their backdrop . It is also known for its hot water springs where an Energy Plant is set up on an experimental basis. Be part of the trekking expedition to Malana. It is located at a distance of 21 km from Kasol as you drive up to the endpoint of the road as the trek to Malana Village begins from here.

Mcleodganj

Make the trip to Mcleodganj more relaxing and hassle-free with the Himachal Tour. This popular tourist destination is known for its Tibetan culture, monasteries, temples and the influence of colonial rule. It happens to be a suburb of Dharamshala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a blend of adventure, tranquillity and spirituality  Mcleodganj is also fondly called “Little Lhasa or Land of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The mountainous terrain of the region has dense forests of deodar, oak and rhododendron making it a major highlight for trekkers. Some of the closest destinations to Mcleodganj are the towns of Dharamsala, Dharamkot and Kangra. Bhagsu Falls is one of the most known tourist attractions of Dharamshala. The waterfalls originate at the base of Dhauladhar Valley and are regarded as a religious spot because before cascading the stream of water passes by the famous Bhagsunath Temple. Namgyal Monastery is believed to be the holy abode of Tibetian spiritual leader Dalai Lama and the monastery is often referred to as Dalai Lama’s Temple. Bhagsung Temple is an ancient temple located three kilometres from Mcleodganj and is encircled by greenery and beautiful pools.

Spiti Valley

Avail the Shimla Tour Packages before you visit Spiti Valley. It is located in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 12,500 feet and gets a total of 250 days of sunlight which results in making the valley the coldest of all places in the country. Spiti Valley is called the “Trekking mecca and a virgin paradise.” The name in the local dialect means “The Middle Land “because Spiti separates India from Tibet. It is home to several monasteries including the Key Monastery which is thousand years old besides the snow-covered mountains and scenic views of the cold desert. The valley is scarcely populated making it a paradise for adventure lovers due to numerous trekking trails and high-altitude mountain passes. One of the most bewitching is the Kunzum La with a bird’s eye view of the Bara Shigri Glacier as it happens to be the second longest glacier in the world. Most of the treks begin from Kaza. Take a trek of 1.5 kilometres beside the Spiti river from Dhankar Monastery to Dhankar Lake with guaranteed charming views of the villages. Chandratal Lake is an enchanting lake  situated at an altitude of 4300 metres in the boisterous Himalayas which attracts countless adventure seekers where the curiosity to catch a glimpse of the changing colours of the lake from reddish to orange to blue and lastly emerald green by the end of the day.

Dalhousie

The list of hidden gems of Himachal Tour guides you towards Dalhousie. Dalhousie is known for its waterfalls, dense forests and meadows. It was established in 1854 and is named after Lord Dalhousie as it was one of the treasured summer destinations preferred by the British during colonial times. The colonial heritage especially Scottish and Victorian-era architecture is still well preserved in the structure of churches like St Patrick’s Church, St John’s Church and St Francis Church. Dalhousie is also famous for its woollen Himachal shawls and handicrafts which can be bought as souvenirs from Mall Road which is also the main market of the town. Trip to Dalhousie is incomplete without a visit to Khajjiar. Khajjiar is nicknamed as “mini Switzerland of India ” which is twenty-one km away and is known for its mountains carpeted in white snow and verdant pastures of land. Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary is popular for its myriad collection of endangered species with enchanting mountains as its backdrop. Panchpula is a picnic spot in Dalhousie which is encompassed by a canopy of pine and deodar trees. It is located at a distance of 3.5 km from Gandhi Chowk in Dalhousie and is best known for its Saptdhara waterfall . The waterfalls are the starting point of the Ganji Pahari trek and fun activities like ziplining. Samadhi of Sardar Ajit Singh who was the uncle of Shahid Bhagat Singh is built in his remembrance.

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