Heaven of tourism, unforgettable Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful destinations for tourists. It is known as the land of Gods. This northern part of India attracts many visitors due to its beauty and temples. Hence in summer Himachal Pradesh is one of the best places to visit and enjoy its beauty. Himachal Pradesh is full of tourist places like valleys, gardens, lakes, skiing resorts and snowcapped peaks.
This state has all things and able to fulfil all your wishes. Himachal Pradesh is a perfect place for newly married couple for honeymoon. It is neat and clean and you will never see piles of trash. The tourists never feel bored while visiting this place. Every year millions of tourists visit here from India and from abroad to see its beauty and charm. All these things make Himachal Pradesh a perfect tourist place.
Due to these various features this place is very popular all over the world. Many tourists and pilgrims visit this beautiful and holy place to get rid of their tension and gain some peace of mind and relaxation.
Tourism is the main source of earning for Himachal Pradesh. To promote tourism in state government offers many attractive packages to tourists which includes hotel bookings and visiting tourist spots. When visitors accept these offers , they can enjoy natural beauty of this state at an affordable cost.
Himachal Pradesh has many tourist spots that make your trip an unforgettable one. Some famous tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh are Kullu, Manali, Chail, Lahaul Spiti, Palampur, Chamba, Kangra valley, Dalhousie valley, Dharmshala, Rohtang pass valley and above all queen of hills Himachal Pradesh's Capital Shimla.
These places are the perfect choice for everyone who wants peace, adventure, spend vacation and enjoy sweet honey moon. You can experience cool and pleasant weather during summer. So, this is one more reason that visitor prefers to visit this place to spend summer vacation. But in the winter season, due to snow its beauty is awesome.
Some famous tourist place of Himachal Pradesh.
Dharamashala is unique and beautiful hill resorts of Himachal Pradesh. It is located on the slopes of Kangra valley. Dharmshala is surrounded by tea gardens, pine trees and dense green forests. Natural beauty,peace ,calm and easy access of snowline attract visitors to visit Dharamshala. Presence of holy person 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists.
Places of Attraction
Masrur (or Masroor), Bhagsu Waterfall, Bhagsunag Temple, Art Gallery, Kangra Museum, Mc Leod Ganj, Dal Lake
How to reach
Gaggal Airport is nearest airport of Dharamshala. Nearest railway station is Kangra. It is 94 km away from Pthankot. Buses from Delhi, Amritsar, and Pthankote are available at regular intervals.
Kullu valley, is known as the valley of Gods. Kullu is located on the banks of the Beas River. Kullu valley is formed by Beas River between Manali and Larig. Kullu valley is known for beautiful and grandiose hills. Pine and Deodar forests, enhanced beauty of kullu’s hills.
Kullu dussehra and holi are also attraction of this beautiful valley. Himachal government accorded status of international festival to dussehra. Peoples pay homage to Lord Raghunath. At this time kullu valley is at its colorful best.
Holi festival is celebrated for two days in kullu. People sing local holi songs and in return they are given sweets and pakoras and hard drink. Women are also participates in holi festival with great enthusiasm and happiness.
Epics like Ramayana, Mahabharta and Vishnu Purana has the reference of this fabulous valley. It is funny that Kullu was not an easily accessible place till independence. Kullu is an enjoyable tourist spot. Visit this valley and spend some quality time in the warm lapel of mother- nature.
Places of Attraction
Raghunath Temple, Maha Devi Tirth Temple, Bijli Mahadev, Devta Narsingh, Shoja, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Kasol
Kullu’s handloom shawl is the best treasure one can look for. These shawls are made of with natural fibers such as pashmina, sheep-wool, angora etc.
How to reach
Kullu-Manali airport is nearest airport of Kullu. It is ten Km far away from Kullu. It is situated at Bhuntar town. Regular flights of Indian airlines and some private airlines are available from Chandigarh and Delhi.
Bus services are available from Chandigarh. By road kullu is 233km from Chandigarh. Chandigarh is 248 kilometer from Delhi. It is best to have the one night halt at Chandigarh.
Kullu is not connected with rail. Nearest railway station is Chandigarh.
Manali is another famous and beautiful hill station of Himachal Pradesh. It is just 40 Km away from Kullu. It is believed that, after great flood, Manali is the place where the box of saint Manu found. Manali means the residence of Manu. Manali is located at the end most National Highway that leads to Leh. This hill station is always first choice of visitors. Manali is also a much loved place for newly married couple for honeymoon.
You can see on one side snowcapped peaks, the Beas River with its clear water, twirling through the town and on the other side deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards.
Manali provides options for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking etc. One unique attraction of this place is a sport named Yak skiing.
Place of attraction
Arjun Gufa, Club house, Hidimba temple, Manu temple, Nehru kund, Vashisht temple and hot water spring, Tibetan monasteries,
How to reach
Kullu-Manali airport is nearest airport of Manali.
Bus services are available from Chandigarh. By road Manali is 273km from Chandigarh. Chandigarh is 248 kilometer from Delhi. It is best to have the one night halt at Chandigarh.
Manali is not connected with rail. Nearest railway station is Chandigarh.
If you visit once this place, you think to visit this place again and again due to its cool climate and its attractive beauty.
Shimla is famous as the queen of all hill stations. It is also the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Earlier Shimla was capital of undivided Punjab. During British rule in India, Shimla was the summer capital of India. Shimla is covered with thick forest of pine, oak and other coniferous trees. For the lover of sports, like Golf, angling, skiing and trekking, Shimla is an ideal place. Mall road and old buildings are the attractions of Shimla. This hill station also has many tourist sites. Shimla is also called Colonial heritage of India. World heritage toy train is also an attraction of Shimla. It passes thorough 103tunnels.
Places of Interest
Mall road, Christ church, Ridge, Jakhu Hill, Shimla State Museum, India Institute of Advance Study, Summer Hill, Annandale, Sankat Mochan Temple, Mashobra, Kufri
Shimla is suitable place for buying handicrafts, woolen products, fruits juice and jams, handmade footwear and wooden items.
How to reach
Airport for Shimla is located at Jubbarhatti. It is 23 Km from Shimla. Direct flights from Delhi and Chandigarh are available.
Reaching Shimla by rail is also very convenient and interesting . Narrow gauge (Toy train) train between Kalka and Shimla is available. Shimla has three railway station, Shimla, summer hill and totu.
Access to Shimla by road is made possible by the efficient network of roadways and National Highway 22 that connects with Chandigarh. Buses from Chandigarh are available round the clock. Private taxis are also available from Chandigarh. The transport system within the town is also good and bus or private vehicles travel from one part of the town to another.
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