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Places To Visit

 

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is named after the the 19th century British Governer General Lord Dalhousie. This Hill town is reminiscent of British rule in India and rich in colonial architecture. The town also some beautiful churches.  Oldest Church in Dalhousie is St. John church which was built in 1863. Other Churches are St. Francis was built in 1894, St. Andrew in 1903 and St. Patric in 1909. Dalhousie has beautiful landscapes, lofty montains which are spread out over the five hills (Kathlog, Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun)

Khajjiar

Khajjiar is also known as mini Switzerland of India. It is 23 Kms from Dalhousie. Your excursion to Dalhousie is not complete, until you visit Khajjiar. There is a small lake in the center of the saucer shaped meadow of khajjiar which has in it a floating island. At a short distance from lake, there is Nag Temple which is built  in the 12th century A.D. In the mandapa of the temple one can see the images of the Pandavas and the defeated Kaurvas hanging from the roof of the circumambulatory path.

Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj is the most famous destination of Dharamshala which is the headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is also known as little Lhasa. The Tibetan Government in exile has been head quartered here for over three decades. It has the monastery which has larger than life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloktwshwara. The large Tibetan community and the presence of traditional architectural designs drawn from Tibet have enhanced the area.

Kangra

Kangra is bustling pilgrim town and is an easy day trip from Mcleod Ganj. Kangra is known for the Brajeshwari Devi Temple, one of the 51 Shakti peeths, the famous temples marking the sites where body parts from Shiva’s first wife, Sati, fell after the goddess was consumed by flames. Temple marks the final resting place of Sati's breast.

Kullu

Kullu is district headquarters and is located at a height of 1220m. It  was once known as Kulanthapitha meaning the end of the habitable world. Beyond Kullu rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalaya, and by the banks of the shining river Beas lay the fabled Silver Valley. Kullu has distinct culture and lifestyle which seperates Kullu from the rest of Himachal. Kulu is the host of many activities like trekking, mountaineering, river-rafting etc

Manikaran

Manikaran is 45 km from Kullu via Bhunter and 85 km from Manali. Manikaran  is famous for hot sulphur springs which is revered by both Hindus and Sikhs pilgrims. Thousand, of pilgrims take dip in holy water.  The water of thehot  spring is also said to have curative value which cures many skin diseases.

Manali

Manali is 40 Kms from Kullu. Manali is situated at the end of valley. From here road to Leh starts. The landscape here is breath taking. Manali is excellent place for holiday and excellent resort for trekkers. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. There are pine and deopdar trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards, All in all, Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all travellers.

Rohtang Pass

Rohtang pass is located at a height of 3970 mts. It is at a distance of 50 Kms from Manali on a highway leading to Leh. It is open from June to October. Rohtang Pass is best visitable between May/June to October/November. Rohtang pass offers a panorama and spectacular mountain view. It is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti,  Pangi and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gatway to Ladakh. There are a beautiful sight of glaciers, peaks and Chandra river flows down in the Lahaul valley. Slightly to the left are the twin peaks of the Geypan. During summer(mid June to October) regular buses ply between Manali-Keylong/Darcha, Udaipur, Spiti and Leh.

 

Shimla

Simla was the summer capital of British India for well over a century it was the seat of one of the most powerful governments in the world. It lies at a height of 2100 meter to 2300 meter. Most of Shimla has diverse colonial forms culled from all over Europe. Simla offers an enormous range of accommodation that range from modern to heritage hotels. Like satellites placed around the centre, there are many resorts in Shimla’s periphery that are full-fledged destinations in their own right. one can shop Handicrafts, Shawls and tweeds Fruit juice and jams. Honey. Quality woollens. Silver jewellery. Rare books and etchings. Contemporary pahari miniature paintings. Metalware. Rugs and carpets. Handmade footwear. Wooden items like walking sticks.

Chamba

Chamba is an enchanting Himalayan town. Town of Chamba is 50 Kms from Dalhousie. It is  one of the best examples of the many Himachal Pradesh Attractions.  The town is not only gifted with unparallel landscapes but also some fine carved temples.