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Himachal an Adobe in the Snow

By Manju Chandra Subscribe to RSS | March 27th 2012 | Views:

The state of Himachal Pradesh is located on the northern side of India. Lying on the foothills of the snow capped Himalayas; the state of Himachal is beautiful tourist destination on the map of India. A landlocked state bordered by the Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Tibet to the East and Punjab in the west, Himachal Pradesh is classed as “Devibhomi” meaning the “Land of the Gods”.

The peasant summer and the cold snowy winter of Himachal attract visitors all through the year. The land has a wide valley imposing the limpid lakes, apple orchards, rivers, evergreen deodar forest, gushing streams and cultivated terraces. You will find some of the largest Buddhist Gompas and Hindu temples which give a heavenly charm to the state.

Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh nestles on the lap of the Himalayas at the elevation of two thousand two hundred and five meters above sea level. A synonym with the name “Queen of Hills”, Shimla is an ideal summer capital. Before the advent of the East India Company, Shimla was nothing but a sleepy open forest known as Shymala, local name of their deity “Kali”. Today Shimla is a highly visited hills station of India.

You can reach Shimla on the traditional Kalka Shimla Railway which is a world heritage property declared by the UNESCO. On reaching Shimla you can explore the Mall Road, the Ridge, the Viceroy Lodge, Lakkar market on foot. Grab a gift or a souvenir form the handicraft market and present it to your loved ones. Opt for a Shimla Manali tours and explore the diverse state of Himachal Pradesh.

The hill station of Manali is located at the northern end of the Kullu Valley in an elevation of two thousand and fifty meters. Manali is bestowed with scenic landscapes, swift flowing rivers, emerald hills and splendid snow capped mountain ranges. Manali is an adventure paradise with retreats such as mountaineering, trekking, parasailing, zorbing and skiing. With pleasant summer and cold winter is a perfect holiday destination. The Solang Valley, Rahla Falls, Rothang Pass, Keylong, Triloknath and Udeypur are some of the fascination places in and around Manali. Himachal tourism also includes Kullu Manali tours in your holiday package. After you Manali tour you can pay a visit to Kullu, the silver valley.

The Kullu region in the Himachal is a quaint hill station. Blessed by mesmerizing scenic beauty the Kullu Valley is a hotspot for travellers, trekkers and honeymooners. Whether it is a simple getaway or a romantic honeymoon, Kullu surprises its visitors with its indefinable charm. The snow capped mountains, splendid meadows, picturesque landscapes, ancient temples and dense forests are the hallmark of the Kullu Hill Station. Come and view the paradise with your own pair of eyes. Indulge in adventure activities, explore the beautiful valley and take home loads of memories. Some of the important places to visit during your stay in Kullu are the Raghunath Temple, Bijii Mahadev Temple, Vaishno Devi Mandir, Basheswar Temple, Sultanpur Palace, Raison, Shoja and Kasol.

Welcome to the mystical land of mountains, lakes, rivers and temples. Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but a phenomenal experience and photographs.

Manju Chandra - About Author:
Manju Chandra writes about various beautiful tours and travel destinations of the world. She is providing valuable information on Shimla Manali tours and Kullu Manali tours

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