Himachal Tourist Places

Himachal Pradesh has been endowed with truly blessed beautiful hill stations and towns all around. Almost every city or town has become hot spot for the tourists due to its contrast variation in climatic conditions from place to place in all over Himachal. When it comes to the honeymooner's paradise, Himachal comes first in every one's mind as all tourist destination are easily accessible by road from all major cities of North India. Travelling by road is a major mode of transportation in the hilly terrains of Himachal Pradesh.

Tourists come to see the places like, Shimla , Manali, Kullu, Dharamsala, Dalhousie, Kangara, Mandi, Chamba, Una, Solan, Sirmaur, Kinnaur etc. Shimla was once the British summer capital of India. Though travelling by road is most preferable way to get Himachal but there are three domestic airports namely Shimla Airport, Bhuntar Airport and Gaggal Airport connects flights from Delhi and Chandigarh.You can also come across the state's rich culture during Himachal tour which is still untouched by external influences. So come here and feel the mountainous beauty of Himachal tourist destination all around Himachal.

Bilaspur, formerly the seat of the ruler of the State is now submerged in the Gabind Sagar, it was situated on the south east side of the Satluj. Bilaspur Township is situated just above the old town of Bilaspur at a height of 6,70m above in sea level. New Bilaspur Township can be truely described as the first planned hill town of the country. The pleasure of a visit will be enhanced manifold when a motor launch is preferred as the means of travel, gliding through cool & enchanting waters of lake.

Chail is a resort in the real sense of the term. Rajgarh palace with it's elaborate furnishings, comfortable log huts and cottages, dense forests, and serene walks, sprawling lawns, a childrens park, a lover's hill and sport facilities make chail worth a visit. It also provides good, opportunities for fishing and trekking and boasts of the world's highest cricket pitch and polo ground.

Kangra valley is one of the most picturesque valleys of lower Himalayas. The valley, sheltered by the sublime Dhauladhar range, is green and luxuriant. It provides a tremendous contrast in nature of places to be visited. Dharamshala is full of Buddhist air whereas ancient Hindu Temples like Bajreshwari Devi, Chamunda Devi, Baijnath Shiv temple and Jwala Devi ji dot the country side.

Kasauli is one of the small towns developed by the British during the 'hey day' of the empire, and reached by a branch road from the Kalka-Shimla road. The quite beautiful hill-station of Kasauli has a Pastur Institute that produces the anti-rabies vaccine against mad dog-bite and, at the same time, treats victims who have fallen prey to the dead disease, Hydrophobia. The institute in Kasauli set up in 1900, is the oldest in India, taking care of pet, police and army dogs as well as their masters.

It's a beautiful, if somewhat hair-raising 56 km trip from Dalhousie to Chamba via Khajjiar. The views down over the terraced fields are spectacular, with tiny villages clinging to the sheer slopes of the valley. Chamba lies in a valley at an altitude of 926 m quite a bit lower than Dalhousie, so it's warmer in the summer. Perched on a ledge flanking the Ravi River, it has often been compared to a medieval Italian village and is famed for its ancient temple.

In the fertile Bhaga valley, Keylong, the capital of Lahaul and Spiti, is a reasonable place to break up the journey from Leh to Manali (although you are almost at Manali anyway), or to base yourself for day trips to nearby gompas.

Dalhousie is a quiet town, with a sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over five low-level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range, just east of the Ravi River. The picturesque town is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The pine-covered slopes around it are intersected with paths and treks, which are ideal for short undemanding walks.

Kinnaur is a remote mountainous district between Shimla and Tibetan border. The region was de-restricted in 1991 and travel to and around Kinnaur is now possible with easy-to-obtain permits. Kinnaur is bound to the north by the formidable Zanskar Range, which forms the border with Tibet. The region is drained by the Sutlej River, which flows from close to Mt. Kailash in Tibet

haramsala, in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley, is better known as the home in exile of the Dalai Lamba (in Mc Leodganj or Upper Dharamsala). Although there is a nine-kilometer difference between Dharamsala and Mc Leodganj, the later is still considered a suburb of the former. With prayer flag fluttering, Mc Leodganj is also known as Little Lhasa, spreading the message of peace and harmony.

Kullu is the capital of the Kullu District, which comes under the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. It lies on the banks of River Beas in the Kullu Valley about 10 kilometers north of the airport at Bhuntar. In the nearby Lug Valley is located the main forest contractors who have been extracting timber from the forests for the last 150 years and continue to do so today.

Shimla is one of the most famous hill stations of India. Almost everyone you know would have been there and has a story to tell. The capital of Himachal Pradesh, and erstwhile summer capital of British India, is today a subtle mix of old and new five star hotels in old colonial buildings, Raj era memories while you walk down the famous Mall, and most of all Himachal hospitality- these are some of the trademarks of this gateway.

High up about 6,500 feet in the hills, Manali charms visitors with its great views of the snowcapped Himalayan peaks. The place is breathtaking in its beauty and adds to this the lure of the fresh mountain air! For so many years, families have visited Manali and enjoyed their summer breaks.

Solan is well known for its brewery 4.8 km from town started in 1835 with Anglo-German co-operation, and known as Dyer-Meakin Brewery, producing excellent larger beer and quality whisky. In 1950, it was taken over by the late Major Mohan, renamed Mohan-Meakin Breweries in 1966.

The Sangla or Baspa Valley has been called “the most beautiful valley in the Himalaya”. This is pushing it a bit, but the valley is graced with fine traditional wooden architecture, friendly people and spectacular mountains. The road into the valley must be one of the most hair-raising in the Himalayas. The Sangla Valley is mildly affected by the monsoon and can be wet and miserable in the summer.

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