Himachal - a state in north India. Capital of Himachal is Shimla (Simla). In translation from hindi “Himachal” means “land of snowy mountains”. Its neighbours are Jammu and Kashmir in north, Punjab in west and south west, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in south, Uttrakhand in south east and Tibet in east.
Kullu or Kulu is the capital of Kullu districy in Himachal Pradesh. Kullu is situated on the banks of river Beas. The nearest airport is about ten kilometres south of it. It was earlier called as Kulanthpitha, meaning ‘The end of the habitable world’. Kullu valley is also known as the ‘Valley of Gods’.
Here are some leading destinations in the magical land.
The attractions in Kullu are more. Trekking, mountaineering, angling, skiing, white water rafting and para gliding are some of the adventurous sports available here.
Manali is a hill station near the north end of Kullu valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is located at an altitude of 6726 feet in the Beas river valley. It is about 270 km north of Shimla. It is the beginning of ancient trade route to Ladakh.
Given below are some top destinations in Manali for you to enjoy and bring out the adventurer in you.
Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is surrounded by Kullu and Mandi in north, Kinnaur in the east, Uttrakhand in south east. British declared Shimla as their summer capital.
The hill station offers spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. With lakes and rich greenery around, Shimla welcomes tourists round the year, of course, if you don’t mind the ‘below zero’ temperature in winter.
Here are the leading destinations in Shimla.
Dharamshala is famously reffered to as ‘The Scotland of India’, as Dharamshala, has snow-clad mountains on three sides and valley on one side. It is located 18 km from Kangra city. Pine trees and tree gardens along with snow covered mountains render magic to the air. Residence of Dalai lama and Central Tibetan Administration headquarters are also located here.
Here are some top attractions in Dharamshala.
McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala. It is also known as “Little Lhasa” because of its large Tibetan population. The headquarter of Tibetan government in exile is located here.
Attractions in Mcleodganj
Dalhousie retains the colonial looks and also the name, was named after Lord Dalhousie, who was the British governor in the 19th century. This hill station is situated on 5 hills at an elevation of 1970 m above sea level. The varying altitudes of the land have a wide range of vegetation including pine, oak and deodar.
Here are the leading attractions in Dalhousie.
Kangra as a district with Dharamshala as administrative headquarters is the most populous district of Himachal Pradesh. It is home of Masroor Rock Cut Temple, also known as Himalayan Pyramids.
This picturesque valley has some of the beautiful attractions to offer.
Kasauli is situated at an altitude of 1927 meters in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is a cantonment established by British Raj in 1842, 77 km from Shimla. This town is a health resort. The views from here are spectacular. The serenity of the place is enchanting.
Here are some top attractions in Kasauli.