Endearing hill stations of Himachal Pradesh

By having a tour to Himachal Pradesh, you are able to experience Himalayas fully. It homes almost all Himalayan topographical peculiarities and the diversity it present is monumental. The natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh is also amazing. You can witness high altitue Trans Himalayan desert, snow capped Himalayan mountain ranges, snow fed lakes, gushing rivers, dense and green deodar forests, apple orchards and cultivated terraces. Himachal tourismgreatly benefits from this diversity.

The important destinations included in Himachal tour packagesare Dalhousie, Shimla, Mandi, Solam, Paonta Sahib, Nahan, Lahaul valley, Bilaspur, Una, hamirpur, Chamba, Manali, Kullu, Spiti Valley, Kinnaur, Palampur, Dharamsala and Kangra. Out of which Dalhousie, Shimla, Kullu and Manali are hill stations which are high on the priority list of tourists.

Situated two thousand and thirty six meters high, Dalhousie is spread over five hills. The town which is still lingering with colonial echoes is named after nineteenth century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. This hill station radiates a colonial charm. Because of its varying altitude Dalhousie is shaded with varying vegetation – a fact adding to its attraction. Rich in colonial architecture, the town preserves some beautiful churches. From Dalhousie magnificent views of Chamba Valley and snow covered peaks of Dhauladhar range can be had.

Shimla is another hill station which has architecture and ambience which lingers of echoes of British raj. Although ancient in looks Shimla has a youthful vigor in the way it works. Due to its easy accessibility and various attractions, it is one of the popular hill stations of India. There are many walking trails, sightseeing spots, convenient shopping facilities, entertainment museums and also provision for ice-skating in winter. Shimla homes urban forests which are rare. Its architecture is distinctive. Mall of Shimla offers one of the longest stretches of pedestrian shopping in the world. Shimla also acts as a base for numerous trips to the interiors of Himachal Pradesh.

Kullu is located in the central part of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated one thousand and two hundred meters above sea level and at the confluence of Beas and Sarvari rivers. Kullu valley is elegantly spread over both sides of river Beas. Kullu is famous for its temples and festivals. Its famous temples are Raghunath temple, Jagannathi Devi temple and Bijli Mahdev temple. The Basheshwar Mahadev temple nearby Kullu is famous for its exquisite carvings. There are other excursion spots also nearby Kullu. The small town of Manikaran is famous for its hot sulphur springs. Kasidhar and Kasol are important picnic spots. Shoja offers a breathtaking view of entire Kullu valley. Raisan is a good site for trekking. The town of Naggar which was the capital of erstwhile state of Kullu homes a number of historic monuments and temples.

Manali is distinctive than other major hill stations of India in that it has no colonial hangover. Cozy climate and fascinating setting are the attractions of Manali. It is situated forty kilometers north of Kullu. The landscape here is magnificent. On one side on can see well defined snow capped peaks, while river Beas with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards.

Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehhradun, Haridwar, Shimla Dharmasala and Chamba. It also offers opportunities for various adventure sports.