The Indian Institute of Advanced Study is a research institute based in Shimla, India. It was set up by the Ministry of Education, Government of India in 1964 and it started functioning from October 20, 1965.
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Shimla, the Sankat Mochan Temple is located among lush green and tranquil locales in this beautiful hill station. Shri Sankat Mochan temple in Simla is located on the Kalka - Shimla highway, on the National Highway - 22. The temple is a place where one can actually meditate and enjoy the calm and peaceful surroundings. Lush green trees surround Sankat Mochan Temple and the backdrop consists of the imposing and lofty Himalayan ranges and a light mist adds the mystical touch to that place.
Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. It is situated on Jakhoo Hill, 2.5 km /1.3 miles east from the Ridge, Shimla at a height of 2,455 m above sea level.
The Tibetan monastery is one of the major tourist spot in Manali and is famous for weaving different and colourfull carpets. Residents and immigrants of Tibet produce handmade handicrafts to attract the various tourists.
Tibetan Monastery is one of the oldest and famous place in Manali. Due to huge number of tibetan peoples settled in Kullu Manali Tibetan Monasteries has been set up.
The main attraction of the monastery is the handicrafts of Tibetan artistry and the carpets that are woven and sold in the monastery. The Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa in Manali was constructed in the year 1969. The architecture of the monastery represents the Tibetan style of architecture designed with hued frescoes. The statue of the Lord Buddha presides in the monastery.
Hidimbi Devi Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manāli, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India.It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, sister of Hidimba, a figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshipped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in 1553.
This magnificent temple is dedicated to the sage Manu, who is said to be the creator of the world and the writer of Manusmriti. The Manu Temple is located in old Manali, at a distance of three kilometers from the main market. Though this area is quite congested, the presence of the River Beas adds to its attraction. The temple is one of the prime attractions in Manali and is believed to be the same place where sage Manu meditated after stepping on earth. This place has a distinct historical background that appeals to most of the people who visit Manali. The popularity of this majestic temple lies in the fact that it is the only temple dedicated to Manu; so whoever visits Manali makes it a point to visit this temple. The travelers are advised to wear dresses covering the knees and shoulders, while inside the temple.
Rohtang Pass - pile of corpses, due to people dying in bad weather trying to cross the pass) (elevation 3,978 m (13,050 ft)), is a high mountain pass on the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas around 51 km (32 mi) from Manali. It connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahaul and Spiti Valleys of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie.
Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by meadows and forests. It is about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and peaks can be seen in the distance. It is part of the Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary. Khajjiar can be reached from Dalhousie, the nearest major town and hill station, by bus in an hour or so. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest.
St. John in the Wilderness is an Anglican church dedicated to John the Baptist built in 1852, located near Dharamshala, India, on the way to McLeodGanj, at Forsyth Gunj. Set amidst deodar forest, and built in neo-Gothic architecture, the church is known for its Belgian stained-glass windows donated by Lady Elgin (Mary Louisa Lambton), wife of Lord Elgin.
Though the church structure survived the 1905 Kangra earthquake, which killed close to 19,800 people, injured thousands in the Kangra area, and destroyed most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala; its spire, Bell tower, was however destroyed. Later, a new bell, cast in 1915 by Mears and Stainbank, was brought from England and installed outside in the compound of the church.
Men-Tsee-Khang formally also known as Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute), is a charitable institution based in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. The institute was founded by the 13th Dalai Lama, in Lhasa in 1916. In the aftermath of the Chinese occupation of Tibet, the 14th Dalai Lama came to India where he reestablished the institution in 1961 with the following missions.
* To promote and practice Tibetan Medicine as well as Tibetan astronomy and astrology
* To provide healthcare and social service to people regardless of caste, color or creed
* To provide health care based on service orientation.
The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border near Hussainiwala National Martyrs Memorial, is a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan have jointly followed since 1959.
Our Himachal Pradesh tour packages starts from Delhi. Morning arrival at Delhi Airport /Railway station. Meet our representative and drive to Shimla. Shimla is capital of Himachal, former capital of Britishers, also set amidst the snow copper, Shaivalik mountains which offer some of the most beautiful view of Himalaya. Reach there and check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight at Shimla.Day 01: Delhi – Shimla
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Full day sightseeing of Kufri, Naldehra and Jakhu Temple. Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town - The Mall & The Ridge. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.Day 02: Shimla - Kufri - Naldehara - Shimla
After early breakfast you will proceed to Manali (320 kms/8 hrs). Manali is a perfect hill station covered with snow mountains and beautiful water falls. On the way enjoy sightseeing like Sundernagar lake, Pandoh dam, Vaishno Devi Temple, Kullu. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Manali.Day 03: Shimla -KULLU - Manali
Early morning after having the breakfast, full day excursion. Go for city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashisht Village. Afternoon at leisure . Enjoy your dinner in hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.Day 04: Manali Local with Nagar Castle
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass - (tourist spot in Himalaya having snow all 12 months) is the most visited tourist spot in Himalaya (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley and visit the famous mall road . Evening return to hotel . Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel.Day 05 :Manali - Rohtang pass - Solang valley (upto snow line)
Early morning after having breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive to Dharamshala via Kulu. By evening reach Dharnshala. Check in the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.Day 06: Manali -Kullu - Dharamshala
Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and half day local sigh seeing - Water fall / Bhagsunag temple / Tibetian monestry / Dharsmhala stadium / Naddi village etc. & then drive to Dalhousie. On arrival at Dalhousie check in the hotel & do some local sightseeing nearby hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.Day 07: Dharamshala local - Dalhousie
Morning have breakfast and go for excursion trip to Khajiar which is also called as Mini Switzerland. Enjoy adventure activities over there and enjoy the nature. Evening back to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.Day 08: Dalhousie - Khajiar - Dalhousie
Early morning after breakfast drive to Amritsar. Amritsar is the city of a glittering showcase of compound traditions and secular culture. A thriving city with important devout centers and historical sites. Amritsar exhibits a glorious past, magnificent present and a hopeful future. A significant city of Majha region, it has been entitled the prestigious title of the jewel of Punjab. A prosperous depository of national heritage and religion, it has been renowned as the abode of all merits. Evening reach Amritsar and visit Wagha Border & Golden Temple. Then check in the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay in Amritsar hotel.Day 9: Dalhousie -Wagha border - Amritsar
Early morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to visit Jalianwala Bagh & do shopping of juttis. Then drive to Delhi. By evening reach Delhi and transfer to railway station / airport for your next destination.Day 10: Amritsar - Jalianwalan Bagh - Delhi
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