Have A Bath In The Sacred Yamuna!

The Yamuna, which is the principal tributary of the Ganges, runs almost 1400 km through the states of Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh, before it meets the Ganges at Allahabad. It also creates physical state borders between Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal and further down, between Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Along with its …

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“Kaza” The Headquarter Of Spiti Valley

Kaza, the headquarters of Spiti valley nestles at a height of 3,800 meters on the left bank of Spiti river about 197 kms. from Keylong. It serves as a base for visiting the nearby monasteries. Around Kaza: Kye (Ki) Monastery (12 kms.) Kye, the oldest and biggest monastery of Spiti valley is set in a …

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Lush and beautiful “Kyelang”

Phis lush oasis amidst snow-clad mountains is the headquarters of Lahaul Spiti district. It lies on the main road to Leh over Rohtang Pass at an altitude of 3340 meters. It is known for the three gompas – Kardang Gompa (5 kms.), Shashur Gompa (3 kms.), and Tayul Gompa (3 kms.). Around Keylang Tandi (8 …

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Magnificent “Mandi”

Magnificent Mandi, an important historical, cultural, and religious center COM nestles on the left banks of the river Beas. It was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Mandi and also a major commercial center. Mandi, also known as Varanasi of Hills’, has 81 exquisitely carved temples. The most important is of Bhutnath, Triolknath …

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Delightful “Dalhousie”

Delightful Dalhousie, a hill resort par excellence sprawls picturesquely on five hills on the outer slopes of the Dhauladhar ranges. Lord Dalhousie, the governor-general of British India between 1854 and 1856, founded the resort and conceived it as a sanatorium due to its bracing climate and scenic beauty. The quaint little hill resort surrounded by …

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Himachal Pradesh, "The Land Of Snow"!

Himachal Pradesh, “The Land Of Snow”!

June is one the most desirable period to travel to Himachal Pradesh or any other hill station! However, Himachal Pradesh, “The Land Of Snow,” is the best one anyone would ever recommend to you. Himachal Pradesh, or “The Land Of Snow,” is a veritable paradise endowed with great natural beauty and spiritual calm. The verdant …

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Pleasing “Renukaji”

This important pilgrim center is associated with Parasuram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who killed his mother on the orders of his father sage Jamdagni. The annual fair held here in November celebrates the immortality of Renuká and her son. Renuka Lake: The sacred lake shaped like a sleeping woman is one of the most …

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Charming Chamba

Charming Chamba founded by Raja Sahil Varman in the early 10th century nestles on a plateau on the right bank of the river Ravi, like a medieval Italian village fortress. It is known for ornately carved temples, palaces, and stylized buildings. Laxmi Narayana Temple: The richly carved temple complex in ‘Shikara’ style was built by …

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“Dharamshala” The Scotland Of India

The “Scotland of India” is one of the 80 hills resorts established by the British. It is set elegantly on the spur of the Dhauladhar range and the snow line easily accessible as compared to other hill resorts. McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Gan, the suburbs of Upper Dharamshala still retain the British flavor, while the …

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