Himachal Pradesh Travel Guide

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Dobi near  Rampur Bushar

Dobi near Rampur Bushar

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Himachal Pradesh is a small hill state in the North of India. It came into being after the separation of Punjab and Haryana. Although it is small and not very densely populated, it is a popular holiday resort. The Raj still lingers in Shimla, the state capital and former summer capital during British rule. Kullu and Manali are neighbouring resorts, surrounded by pine covered hills and lushy meadows. In Manali, pay a visit to the 450 year old Dhoongri Temple dedicated to Goddess Hadira. Other attractions include the Tibetan Monastery, the majestic Beas River and Jagatsukh, the ancient capital of Manali.

Dharamsala is also popular. Set in Kangra valley it offers excellent opportunities for hiking. The presence of a large Tibetan community is also a special draw. Dharamsala is also known as little Tibet.

Chamba is 125 km from Pathankot and the famous places to visit are dhalhousi, Khajiar. Manimahes Lake in Bharmour is also good religious place to visit other attractions are 84 temples in bharmor.

Himachal Pradesh is also an ideal base for treks and walks. Good treks include:Dhauldhar Ranges over Kangra Valley,Indarahar Pass ,Minkani Pass to Chamba  Lam Dal Lake Trek in dhauldhar. TO Kullu over Sari Pass ,Dhauldhar Round trek and Most exciting and religious trek To Sh. Manimahesh Lake  from Shimla – Mashobra, Kufri, Naldehra, Chail and those around Kullu-Manali include Manikaran, Naggar and Brighu Lake, the barely accessible valleys of Lahaul and Spiti are a trekker’s delight.

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