The Land of Snows
Ideally set in the majestic Himalayas, Himachal is a land of unparalleled natural beauty. It is a perfect place to enjoy life at Mother Nature’s pace and rejuvenate in fresh mountain air. It is endowed with towering snow-covered mountains, verdant valleys, pine and oak forests, deep gorges, lovely rivers, mesmerizing waterfalls, arresting lakes, flower meadows and much more. It is one destination which has something or the other to offer to holidaymakers, honeymooners, leisure travelers and adventure seekers. Its landscape is spectacular.
This land of Buddhism is a great place to visit. Hemmed in by snow-covered mountains and dotted with oak and conifer trees, this hill resort has several attractions such as MCleodganj, Bhagsunath, St. John's Church, Tibetan Medical & Astro Institute, Kunal Pathri, War Memorial etc.
A treat to the senses, Manali offers majestic views of the snow-capped mountains. Hadimba temple, Solang Valley, Beas Kund, Jogini waterfall and Rohtang Pass are the popular attractions of Manali.
Still reflecting the bygone colonial era, Shimla is enchanting. It served as the summer capital of the British in the past. Its greenery, winding lanes, picturesque mountains, and pleasant weather will surely win your heart. Most visited attractions of Shimla are Jakhoo Temple on a hill, Shimla State Museum, The Ridge, The Mall Road and Christ Church.
Sprawling across five hills, this colonial hill station has amazing attractions to offer such as Dainkund Peak, Sach Pass, Panchpula and Bakrota Hills.
It is famous for its temples and Kangra Fort overlooking the Ban Ganga and Manjhi rivers.
It is a beautiful valley located on the banks of river Beas. It also serves as the starting point of many treks.
The mesmerizing beauty of Chamba makes it popular with tourists. It is located on river Ravi and offers attractions such as wonderful temples, Akhand Chandi Palace, Rang Mahal, Manimahesh Lake, Bhuri Singh Museum and Church of Scotland.
Adventure Sports in Himachal Pradesh
You will find many adventure opportunities in Himachal Pradesh such as camping, trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, river-rafting, paragliding, hang gliding, fishing, angling, paragliding and rock climbing.
Cuisine of Himachal Pradesh
Rice, vegetables, broth, lentil and non vegetarian dishes are the major part of the Himachali cuisine. Some of the special dishes are Manee,Madeera,Pateer, Chouck, Bhagjery and chutney of til.
Shopping in Himachal Pradesh
Explore the markets of Himachal Pradesh for wonderful handicrafts like carpets, leather articles, Pashmina shawls, paintings, metalware, woodwork and paintings.
How to reach
Himachal Pradesh is easily accessible by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is at Kullu and the nearest railway station is at Kalka. Himachal Pradesh is 343 km from Delhi and 117 km from Chandigarh.
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