Tours to Himachalare especially designed to bring out the beauty of this region. These tours including some charming places like Shimla, Manali,Dharamsala, Dalhausie.Shimla was the summer capital of the British Raj and is now the capital of the mountainous state of Himachal. At 7000’ the summer Days are pleasant and evening joyfull.the Kangra valley is home to some delightful heritage properties and you get the chance to stay in some of them, experiencing a lifestyle long forgotten. These area is easily accessible by all mode of transportation(by flight,by train and by road) . But visiting this area by Road is worthwhile ,you pass through some beautiful scenic sites of this region.Find all information about
SHIMLA : 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 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 getway.the place is sporting a new look as the government has taken stringent steps for preservation of old heritage buildings and the area around the Mall too is spick and span, thanks to the no vehicles rule put into place.So its mostly walk, walk and more walk in Shimla, from the lovely Viceregal Lodge to the Ridge with its Christ Church Standing standing tall.
The Ridge is literally the centre of Shimla.From here a road leads to the famous Lakkar Bazaar on one side and the Mall on the other. Another takes you to the Jakhu Temple as well.the Ridge has some iconic landmarks too such as the old library, right next to the Church.The Ridge is a Popular evening hangout for the locals as well as the tourists who come here to enjoy the setting sun and the cool summer breeze or even to enjoy a pony ride
MANALI : 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 add to this the lure of the fresh mountain air.For so many years, families have visited Manali and enjoyed their summer breaks. Even as that has’t stopped, a new bread of travelers has started to flock Manali. It’s the younger crowd that’s suddenly realized the potential of Manali and its surroundings as adventure destinations.Today, there are several operators who’d lead you to an adventurous experience in the hills.The best part about this small town is its easy accessibility by road from all parts of North India, including Leh in Ladakh.The routes to Lahaul - Spiti, Basa, Sangla, Sangla and Pin Valley are through Manali.In summer(May,June), this town is full to the brim, so make your bookings early.The same is the case during Christmas and New Year.
Sightseeing in Manali
The Mall : The Mall is where most of the action is in Manali.In the evening, after sightseeing is done and no more is usually possible, tourist from almost all the hotels throng the Mall, making it very alive and buzzing.Most budget hotels are in the lanes behind the Mall.This is place to shop also and has some of the famous restaurants as well.
Hadimba Mata Temple : This temple is the most famous in Manali, and a must visit.Check out its 4 - tier pagoda shaped roof and intricately carved doorway.Near the entrance you can try your hand at a Yak ride and take some memories back by being clicked with a Yak! Outside, there are shops where you can get some snacks as well some traditional handicraft.
Manu Maharishi Temple : Popularly known as the Manu temple, it is an Old Manali, Across the river Manalsu. There is a café right outside the temple where you can ger some international food.
Vashisht : A dip in the hot sulphur spring at the Vashisht temple is one you can’t miss.Vashisht is about three kilometers from the Mall and has a temple with the typical local ornate wood - carvings.Outside it are some small cafes and a few souvenir and clothes shops.
Jogni Falls : If you are interested in treks which aren’t too exacting, walking upto the Jogni falls would be your thing.Park you vehicle at the parking lot at Vashisht. A small alley goes through a maze of houses behind the temple to take you to a trekking path leading to Jogni Falls.It is a short 2 - 3 kms trek, offering splendid views of snow - capped Himalayan peaks.
DHARAMSALA : Dharamsala, in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley, is better known as the home in exile of the Dalai Lama(in McLeodganj or Upper Dharamsala).Although there is a nine - kilometre differences between Dharamsala and Mcleodganj, the latter is still considered a suburb of the former. With prayer flags fluttering, McLeodganj is also know as little Lhasa, spreading the message of peace and harmony.
McLEODGANJ : Often called Little Lhasa , this is the residence of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government - in - exile.At the monastery are larger - than - life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avalokteshwara.the large Tibetan community and the presence of traditional architectural designs drawn from Tibet add to its character.
DALHOUSIE : Dalhousie is a quiet hill station with a sense of enchantment that spreads over five low - level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range, just east of the Ravi river.Named after a former British governor - general, it retains a whiff of colonial air and some charming architecture.the pine - covered slopes are intersected with paths and treks that are ideal for short undemanding walks.
Sightseeing in Dalhousie
Jandhri Ghat : Around half a kilometer away from the Subhash Baoli, Jandhri Ghat enfold an elegant palace in the midst of tall pine trees. Chamba’s erstwhile rulers governed from here till the advent of Lord Dalhausie.
Bakrota Hills : Less than 5 km from the town centre, the Bakrota Hills frame a breathtaking view of the snow - clad peaks.
Satdhara : On the way to Panjpulla, at an altitude of 2,036 meters, these seven springs are reputed to have great therapeutic value as they contain mica with medicinal properties.
The Catholic Church of St. Francis : Dalhousie is another hill station with a number of old churches.the Church near the G.P.O looks untouched by time.