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Shimla – the Queen of Hills!

By Hungry Bags Subscribe to RSS | December 16th 2011 | Views:

Popularly called Shimla, the magnificent queen of hills has derived its name from the goddess Shymala Devi, an incarnation of kali. The close big city to Shimla is Chandigarh. A trip to Shimla is interesting as it unveils the past glory of the British Raj. A developed Shimla unfolds numerous attractions of nature. Placed in the lower bed of Himalayan Mountains, it is draped in pine, oak, deodar, rhododendron forests. Being the summer capital of the British, Shimla has numerous churches. The most famous are the Christ church and St Michaels Cathedral Church. St Michaels Cathedral Church is credited of being the first Catholic Church to be built during the time of British Raj.

Another tourist attraction is the Jakhu temple dedicated to Hanuman. The place is visited not only by the pilgrims and devotees but tourists from different part of the globe. An interesting place is a state museum of Shimla having good collection of miniatures and antiques. The famous freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai’s statue is erected here. The wide sweeping curve of the hill and the route to the Shimla mall is quiet interesting and exciting. Another major attraction is the Kathupeak. The stretching of snowline along these peaks glorifies the grandeur of the Himalayas.

A unique feature to be noted is that these places are well accessed with modern technology and developments. The Kufri hills stations is a winter sport capital as it welcomes its tourist with a carpet of snow. The Kufri hills give an adorable panoramic view to ceremonious Himalayas. The slopes are filled with clouds. Other places for site seeing and admiring the nature’s warmth are the summer hill, Mashobra, and Naldera.

Shimla is surrounded by beautiful places like blue hills, valleys and of course the Majestic Himalayas. Manali hill station is located in the northern end of Kulu valley and is esteem to the mountains of Himachal Pradesh. Manali, the home of saptharishi, is a bed of significance of Indian culture and heritage. Being a cosmopolitan town with moderate climate, Manali tour package to Shimla, Manali, Dharmshala, Chandigarh, and Dalhousie are ideal to any tourist. The places of interest in Manali are Hadimba temple, Manu temple, Vashisht temple, Monasteries, Rohtang, club house, Solang valley and Jagatsukh. Beauty and mesmerizing are the keyword to these places.

A trip to Dharamshala has always been enchanted with spirituality and goodness. It is the home of current Dalai Lama. The city of Dharmshala is surrounded by thick coniferous forest. Dharmshala means rest house or shelter to the pilgrimage. It is the starting point to numerous trekking trails. Places of attraction include Triund, Naddi, Dal Lake, Chamunda temple, Kunal Pathri temple and many more. Of all the attractions, one has to visit the Masrur monolithic rock temple of the 8th century. The carvings are similar to the Kailash Temple of Ellora.

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Enjoying holidays in a dream destination has promoted Shimla tour packages to great extent. The places are worth adding to the sweet memories. People with an interest in adventurous sports can opt for Manali packages. A trip to Dharamshala redefines ones inner mind.

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