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Hotels in Himachal
5.2 Million, 60,77,248
55,673 sq. km.
No. of District
Hindi & Pahari
Beas, Sautlej, Ravi, Chenab and Yamuna
Kalka to (Shimla); Gaggal (Kangra) and Bhuntar (Kullu)
Jubbar Hatti (Shimla); Gaggal (Kangra) and Bhuntar (Kullu)
Time to Go
Mid-May to Mid-October
(trekking); Late December to March (Winter Sports)
Himachal Pradesh is located in
North West in India in the lap of the Great Himalayas . It is bordered by Jammu
and Kashmir in the North , Punjab in the West , Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the
South and Tibet in the East. Low rolling bills, just a couple of hundred meters
above sea level, climb on to touch the core of the Himalaya mountains. Here lie
peaks that are several thousand meters high and never lose their perennial
snows. This beautiful state is divided into two parts Southern and Northern
Himachal. The southern Himachal also known as lower Himachal is as hot as plain
areas, where as upper is Northern Himachal less hot in Summer and extreme cold
and heavy snow in Winter.
Himachal Pradesh - the land of
eternal snow peaks - takes in the transition zone from the plains to the high
Himalaya and in the trans-Himalayan region of Lahaul and Spiti, actually crosses
that mighty barrier to the Tibetan plateau. The Kullu valley, with its developed
and tourist-oriented economy, can be considered the backbone of the state. Off
the east is thew Parbati valley, popular with long stay visitors.
Hotels in Shimla
Take a trip on the toy train to
experience the decrepit grandeur of the the Raj in this pleasant hill station.
Shimla was once par of the Nepalease king-dom and called Shyamla, another name
for the goddess Kali, but Shimla never gained any fame until it was 'discovered'
by the British in 1819. Three years later, the first 'British' house was
erected, and in 1864 Shimla became the summer capital of India.
About McLeod Gunj or Dharamshala
Hotels in Mc Leod Gunj (Dharamshala)
Home of the Dalai Lama, this is
the place to head for Tibetan culture (and chocolate cake). While Dharamshala is
synonymous with the Tibetan Government in Exile, the actual headquarters is
about 4km above Dharamshala at Gangchen Kyishong, and most travelers hang out at
McLeod Gunj, stung along a high ridge 10km above Dharamshala. Dharamshala itself is of little
interest to travelers, although Kotwali Bazaar, at the foot of the roads leading
up to McLeod Gunj, is an interesting and colorful market, and you can visit the
Kanga Art Museum.
Hotels in Kullu
Scenically pretty valley and
adventure playground. Kullu was once known as Kullanthapitha - the end of the
habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalaya, and
by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay the fabled Silver Valley.
Hotels in Chamba
A beautiful town with ancient
Hindu temples hidden in winding backstreets. Situated in the bosom of the middle
Himalaya, Chamba has preserved its identity inviolate through a period when the
plains of India were ravaged by fanatical hoarders from Afghanistan and Central
Hotels in Manali
Manali situated in the north
Indian hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Situated at the Northern end of the Kullu
valley with its spectacular views of the snowcapped peaks and wooded slopes, the
Beas rushing along its rocky course amid grassy wild flowered meadows, is ideal
for honeymooners and adventure sport lovers.
The picturesque town of Sarchu
is located at the height of 4253 meters and 105 km from keylong. This is the
last point on the Himachal Pradesh - Ladakh border that offers splendid views of
snow capped mountains. The unspoiled natural beauty of Sarchu offers a perfect
ambience to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Kalpa has all the makings
of an Indian Fairyland. At a height of 10,900 feet in Himachal Pradesh,
265 kms ahead of Shimla on the NH22 in Kinnaur District is this hideaway
town. It is located at the base of the imposing Kinner Kailash ranges
and Shivling peaks which rise upto 20,000 feet, towering above the
clouds, kissing the heavens, encircling the area around. Kalpa itself is
spread amidst chilgoza forests, apple plantations and the holy deodhars.
Kinnaur is a border
district, located in the southeastern part of the northern state of
Himachal Pradesh. It is about 250 km from the capital Shimla and is
situated on National Highway No. 22, which is also called the
Hindustan-Tibet Road. The landscape of the area varies from the lush
green orchards of the Sangla Valley to the stark magnificence of the
Hangrang Valley. The massive snow-clad ranges provide a regal dignity to
About Lahaul & Spiti
Lahaul is part of Lahaul &
Spiti district. In fact both Lahaul and Spiti are two distinct
geographical regions separated by high rising Kunzum pass. Not only
this, these two regions are entirely different units socially and
culturally also. Lahaul offers a few very rewarding high altitude
trekking trails along the Chandra and Bhaga rivers and over high passes
full of ice and snow. Lahaul and Spiti are two remote Himalayan Valleys
of H.P. lying on the Indo-Tibet border. Strange, exciting, primitive,
these valleys are unsurpassed in mountain scrape, in the rugged beauty of
their rocky escapements and the splendor of their snow covered peaks.
Hotels in Dalhousie
The dream destination of
Dalhousie is a happening hill resort in the hilly state of Himachal
Pradesh. The hill resort of Dalhousie has a charm of its own. The
deodars and the pines, the cottages and the villas come together for a
unique summer retreat. Beauty captures the hearts of the tourists that
flock to Dalhousie year after year.
About Kaza to Keylong
From Kaza, the first main
village is Losar, about 60 km away. It is a beautiful place with a
couple of cheap guesthouse. A little further on is the Kunzum La
(4551m). From the pass, a 9km trail goes to the lovely Chandratal (Moon
Lake), at about 4250m. Batal is the starting point for treks to nearby
Bara Shigri (Big Glacier), which is up to 10km.
Hotels in Solan
Blessed with a
pleasant climate all the year round, Solan is the district headquarters
of Mashru, another city established by the British, is named after the
Goddess, Soloni Devi, whose temple is located in the southern end of the
town. Solan also remained capital of east, while Bhagat State for
many years. 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
Detail Trekking Tour
The children of Spiti in north-west Himachal
get their first toys to play with from nature. These are fossil
mollusks and ammonites, precursors to the marine life in our oceans.
Embedded in the bed of the Spiti river is evidence of the Tethys sea that
existed at the place where the Himalayan stands today.
Manikaran-Pin Parvati Pass - Pin Valley
In the sylvan surroundings of the Manikaran
region it is believed that Lord Shiva, angry at a domestic squabble, went
off into the fields and there under the cool shade of a tall cannabis plant,
he suddenly experienced comfort and bliss.
In the vedic period, the upper catchment area
of Beas river in the Kullu valley was called Kulanthapith (End of the
Habitable world) in Sanskrit. Stands at the top of the Rohtang Pass at the
head of the valley, showered upon by monsoon clouds every year and irrigated
by countless streams.
To Bara Bangal
There was a time when, in Himachal Pradesh,
information was taken by traders today prefer the truck and the road, you
can still hear the shrill piercing whistle of the Gaddi shepherd herding his