Tourist places of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh, the 'Dev Bhumi'(Land of God), is one of the prime hill states of India. Stretched in the lap of Western Himalayas in the northern India, Himachal Pradesh is one of the hottest tourist destinations of India due to its natural beauty, cultural legacy, geographical diversity and religious importance. The geographical diversity of Himachal Pradesh makes this state one of the most crucial tourism destinations of India. Himachal Pradesh is stretched from vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and churning rivers. Thus Tourism in Himachal Pradesh is packed with lakes, hill stations, springs, valleys, passes, dense forests, and different sorts of animal species and flora and faunas.
Hindus shares 95% of the population and the state is ornate with myriad Hindu shrines and pilgrimages. Dharmshala is currently an important place for Buddhists, as Dalai Lama, the current Buddhist spiritual guru lives here. Sikh's shrine Paonta Sahib also lies in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. So Himachal Pradesh has lots of religious significance. The picturesque landscape beauties, the rich Himachali's culture, the famous handicraft works, the apple orchards and the religious places make Himachal Pradesh a must visit state. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors come here to enjoy their holiday vacations in Himachal India.
The whole Himachal Pradesh is worth visiting state. Here are some major tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh:
Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh is one of the most visiting tourist destinations of India. Shimla, the nature's gift on earth is a paradise for visitors. The nature's scenic beauty looks at its best before entering in the city. Here the most attractive things are: nature at its best in and around the Shimla, the temples and the fun of shopping especially handicraft goods and products. The most attractive tourist places of Shimla are: The Mall, Viceregal lodge, Himachal State Museum, Jakhoo Hill, Annandale, Glen, Summer Hill, Chadwick Falls, Prospect Hill, Sanjauli, Temples, Daranghati Sanctuary, Mashobra, Kufri, Fagu, Naldehra, Tattapani, Narkanda, Hattu Peak, Hatkati, and Rampur etc.
Dalhousie Tourism of Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie is a hill station and one of the most popular tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh. Dalhousie is the gateway to Chamba district and you can eye the panoramic view of Chamba from here. Dalhousie city, Kalatop-Khajjar Trail, Punjpulla Trail, Palace Trail, Chamera Dam Trail, Khajjar, Pangi Valley, Dainkund Peak, Bakrota Hills, Village Lohali etc are the important and most attractive tourist places to visit in and around Dalhousie hills. The places of worship in Dalhousie are Lakshmi Narayan Temple, St. John's Church, St.Francis Church, St.Andrew's Church etc.
Kullu Valley Tour
Kullu Tourism is the fastest growing popular tourist destination of Himachal Pradesh that comes under Kullu-Manali circuit. Kullu is a capital town lies on the bank of Beas river sandwiched between Manali and Largi in the Kullu Valley. This marvelous valley looks awesome due to its natural landscape and majestic hills covered with Pine and Deodar forest and rambling Apple Orchards. Tours to Kullu is dotted with several places of worship including Raghunath Temple, Shringi Rishi Temple (Banjar), Maha Devi Tirth Temple, Bijli Mahadev, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Bajaura, and Gurudawara Manikaran Sahib etc. The other tourist attractions in Kullu are Raison, Shoja, Kasol, Naggar. Kullu Dussehra has gained the world popularity due to its uniqueness. Angling or Fishing can be an adventurous sports activities in Kullu Valley.
The Tourism in Manali is an important hill station, falls in the Kullu district. It is a beautiful city with breath taking landscape beauty, lush green forest, covered with deodar and pine trees, and fruit orchards. The major places worth visit in and around Manali are Jagat sukh, Arjun Gufa, Rohtang pass, Rahala water falls, Kothi, Solang valley, Nehru kund, Vashist hot water springs and temples, Mountaineering Institute, Manali, Tibetan monasteries, Club house, Manu temple, Hadimba temple, Great Himalayan National Park, and Manali sanctuary.
Manikaran & Kasol Tours
The Manikaran town falls in the Kullu district and is famous for its hot springs. Manikaran is situated just 45 kms. from Kulu and just 3 kms. from Kasol. It is an important pilgrimage for Hindus and Sikhs, as there is several temples and Gurdwaras lie in the Manikaran town. Thousands of devotees take holy dips in the hot spring of Manikaran.
Kasol is a village in Kullu district, lies on the bank of Paravati river, 42 km. east to Kullu between Bhuntar and Manikaran. Kasol is famous holiday spot and is well known for trout fishing. It is also a base for Trekking in the area, to Sar Pass, Yanker Pass, Pin Parbati Pass and Khiriganga. Kasol is also famous for India's best quality herbal narcotic drugs (Charas, Ganja) that are produced here in high quantity.
Dharmshala Tourism in Himachal Pradesh
The Dharamshala district of Himachal Pradesh stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has