with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes anywhere,
it is a travellers paradise -lofty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush
green valleys, fast flowing rivers, enchanting mountain lakes, flower
bedecked meadows, beautiful temples and monasteries steeped in time.
May it be for relaxing, sightseeing, trekking, mountaineering, fishing,
para-gliding, skiing, ice skating and golf, Himachal has
it all...Come Explore Himachal with Tour my India...
the name connotes ('Him' means snow), it is a land of snow-clad
mountains, snow-fed rivers and sparkling streams, the beauty of
which has lured many to this enchanting place. Himachal Pradesh
is a hallowed land, a land of gods, goddesses and saints. Religion
is the bed-rock on which the culture, arts and crafts of this state
are founded. This is more than evident in the numerous Hindu and
Buddhist shrines and monasteries, where the people of Himachal have
surpassed in stone and woodcarvings.
in the Himalayas, the world's mightiest mountain ranges, Himachal
is blessed with some of the most spectacular landscapes anywhere.
Truly a travellers paradise, with mighty snow peaks, deep gorges,
lush green and golden valleys, flower filled meadows, misty woods,
fast flowing icy rivers, glaciers and enchanting lakes. While the
picturesque valleys of Kullu, Kinnaur and
Kangra are a riot of colours, in marked contrast the barren
terrain of Lahaul & Spiti have
a stunning lunar landscape like beauty.
the visitor there are superb locations for relaxing and sight seeing.
There are also tremendous opportunities for trekking, mountaineering,
fishing, river rafting, skiing, para-gliding, ice skating and golf.
Tourism has been divided
into four interesting travel circuits.
Sutlej Voyage circuit passes through the shiwalik foot hills
through apple orchards, forests of pine, oak and deodar, majestic
monuments of the Raj, snow covered ski slopes and the furious Sutlej
river. This circuit covers Delhi
- Rohru - Rampur - Sarahan - Narkanda - Naldehra
- Tattapani - Shimla - Kiarighat - Delhi. This voyage also includes
Renuka, Paonta Sahib and Nahan.
Beas Voyage covers the highly picturesque Beas valley - the
valley of gods. Flower covered meadows, terraced fields of apple,
paddy, maize and the sparkling Beas river. It covers Delhi - Shimla
- Mandi - Rewalsar - KulluManali
- Rohtang - Nagar Manikaran - Delhi. One can also continue to
Leh across the Baralacha pass.
Dhauladhar Voyage circuit passes in the shadow of the mighty
and majestic snow clad Dhauladhar ranges, which dominate the beautiful
Kangra valley, dotted by flower filled meadows, temples, tea gardens
and flocks of sheep. It covers: Delhi - Chintpurni - Jwalamukhi
- Kangra - Dalhousie - Khajjiar
- Chamba - Dharamsala
- Chamunda - Palampur - Jogindernagar - Delhi.
Tribal Voyage Circuit passes through a spectacular terrain of
river valleys, cold desert mountains, high passes, snow capped peaks,
icy lakes, mighty glaciers-an exotic tribal country dotted by monasteries.
It covers: Delhi - Shimla - Narkanda/Hatkoti
- Sarahan - Sangla - Kalpa - Pooh - Nako - Tabo - Dhankar - Kaza
- Losar - Kunzam - Koksar - Sissu - Keylong - Udaipur - Trilokpur
- Rohtang - Manali - Delhi.
Tourist Information :
Area : 55673 sq. km Population 5.2 million Literacy 64% Average
rain fall 1400 mm.
Climate : Temperate.
Clothing : Cotton in summer and woollen in winter.
Season : Winter (Dec-March) Av. temp. -5C to 25C in lower
hills. -5C to 15C in mid hills Summer (April-June) Av. temp. 15C
to 35C in lower hills. 10C to 25C in in mid/higher hills Monsoon
(July 15th-Sept.) Av. temp. 15C to 30C in lower hills. 10C to 25C
in mid/higher hill Nearest Railway Station (Broad gauge) Chandigarh,
Kalka, Pathankot and Nangal. (Narrow gauge) Shimla, Jogindernagar.
Airport : Jubbarhatti (Shimla), Bhuntar (Kullu) and Gaggal (Dharamsala)
Important Trek routes: Rohru - Chanshal - Dodrakwar - Rupin
- Sangla; Sangla - Badrinath; Jalori pass; Chandrakhani - Pass (Kullu
Manali - Chandratal Manali - Parvati valley Dharamsala - Triuns
- Chamba Bharmour - Manimahesh Chamba - Kullar over Sach pass; Bharmour
- Baijnath; Bharmour - Lahaul; Chandratal; Barashigri glacier; Kinner
- Kailash Bhaba - Pin Valley.
Skiing and Ice Skating : (January to March) Solang Nalla
(Manali) Narkanda and Rohtang Pass. Ice Skating Shimla, Heli-skiing
River Rafting : In Sutlej, Beas and Chenab rivers, Shamshi (Kullu),
Tattapani, Rampur and Jispa. (Lahaul)
Para-gliding & Hang-gliding : Bir, Manali, Bilaspur and
Lake sports : Gobindsagar (Bilaspur) Pongdam (Kangra)
Fishing : Rohru, Sangla, Sainj, Katrain, Barot for trout
Wildlife Parks and Sanctuaries :
Great Himalayan National Park Parvati Valley, Kullu. High altitude
Pin valley National park, Spiti. Renuka Sanctuary, Pongdam Sanctuary,
Sarahan Phasentry, Kufri and Gopalpur zoo. >>>.
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Lakes and Rivers : Beas, Sutlej, Ravi, Chenab, Yamuna, Pabbar,
Giri, Parvati, Baspa
Lakes : Prashar, Khajjiar, Renuka, Gobindsagar, Dal, Pongdam,
Pandoh, Manimahesh, Brighu, Chandratal. >>>
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Temples : Jwalamukhi, Chamunda, Brajeshwari, Chintpurni,
Baijnath, Laxminarayan, Chaurasi, Chhatrari, Taranadevi, Rewalsar,
Raghunath, Bijlimahadev, Dhungri, Bhimakali, Hatkoti Jakhoo, Sankatmochan,
Kalibari, Nainadevi and Baba balak nath, Deothsidh.
Buddhist Monasteries : Dharamsala Tashizong, Rewalsar, Manali,
Kardang, Sashur, Key, Dhankar, Tabo, Nako, Pooh, Kanam, Jangi, Murang,
Sikh Pilgrimage Centres : Paonta Sahib, Rewalsar and Manikaran.
Churches : Christ Church Kasauli, Christ Church Shimla, St.
Johns Church, Mecleodgang, St. Francis Dalhousie.
Fairs : Winter Carnival Manali, (Feb.) Mandi, Shivratri (March),
Ladarcha fair, Spiti, (July) Minjar fair, Chamba, Manimahesh fair,
Bharmour and Tribal Festival, Keylong (August) Phulech (festival
of flowers), Kinnaur (Sept.) Kullu Dushera (October), Lavi fair,
Rampur (Nov.), Renuka fair, (Nov.) Ice Skating Carnival, (Dec.).
Heritage Monuments : Kangra fort, Taragarh, Rampur, Nalagarh,
Arki and Jubbal palaces, Bhimakali Temple, Naggar Castle, Kamru
fort, Gondla fort (Lahaul Vice regal lodge, Christ Church, Chapslee,
Wood villa palace, Chail Palace.
Museums : State Museum, Shimla, Kangra art Gallery Dharamsala,
Bhurisingh Museum Chamba, Roerich art gallery Naggar, Sobha Singh
art gallery Andreta.