State of Himachal Pradesh Things to Do

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State of Himachal Pradesh Things to Do

  • KULLU VALLEY, EASTERN SIDE OF BEAS RIVER

    From Kullu take the road across the river and head up towards Nagar and see how the people live. The road on the east side of the river is less travelled and you will be able to observe the villagers at work, taking some good photographs. The houses in this area are built with the living quarters on top and downstairs the supplies and animals are...

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  • DIWALI FESTIVAL IN KULLU

    Kullu is the main town by the river Beas in the Kullu Valley with high mountains each side.Some years ago i attended the Diwali Festival there which was mainly held in a park area in the centre of the town. The local gods were brought out from the temples and paraded high through the streets for all to see (people had come from the surrounding...

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  • chill out in chail

    Chile is a beautiful place just an hour's drive from shimla.IT has a beautiful palace that has been coverted into a hotel.Look at my accomodation tips for more details.This place is also good for a visit,even if you dont stay there.you could have some snacks and hang around the garden area after having a look at the palace.

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  • Ridge Ground Shimla

    Ridge this large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain ranges. Shimla's landmarks, the neo, gothic structure of Christ Church and the neo, Tudor library building are worth seeing.

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  • Shimla state Capital

    The British empire as the 'summer capital' of the British in India is Sutied 375 Kms from Delhi by road. This was the country's focus for the better part of every year and now, it is state capital of Himachal Pradesh. Today, it has well developed facilities, easy accessibility and numerous attractions make it one of India's most popular hill...

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  • inner line permit

    at lippa jungi the first chk post before entering the sensitive inner line...........second chk post at sumdo.....before entering spiti

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  • kibber-yak hearder and children

    you get to find alot of small children taking yak around...........this page is for those kids.........

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  • dhankar village

    the old monastry id perched on the hill top...the museum was closed when we went but we got an opportunity to have a peek at the shrine on the top of the hill.....to which we have to climp stairs without railings....i was sacred to death however i managed to climb just concentrating on the steps taken one by one(i neither looked left or right) if...

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  • Tabo cave shrines

    on the hills above are the cave shrines carved on the hills I could not get the information from the lama who took us there as he was a trainee and did not have much information....however it might have been used for meditation...there is also a small monastry built and some paintings done on the walls.............

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  • tabo monastry

    It is 47 km. from Kaza. At the right of Spiti river, is an ancient village named Tabo, flanked on either side by lofty brown hills and sun burnt, is the seat of one of the most famous Buddhist monasteries - Sherlang, Duang, Chamba, Chibbo, Domlang Gompas, regarded by many as only next to the Thelong Gompa in Tibet. The 10th Century Tabo monastery...

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  • Ki monastry

    is the oldest and the biggest monastery of Spity dominating Ki-Village. About 300 lamas are receiving their religious training in its monastery, which houses rare paintings and beautiful scriptures of Buddha and other gods and goddesses. It is serving western population of Spity. It is regarded as the largest in the sub-division. It is a collection...

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  • kibber village

    Kibber is located at a height of about 14,200 ft in a narrow valley on the summit of a limestone rock. It is only 16 kms from Kaza . Kibber is a rather pleasant village with plenty of cultivation. The moment you get down from the bus you are greeted by lush green fields which look strikingly refreshing against the arid backdrop of lofty hills.There...

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  • Kaza town

    Lahaul Spiti is the largest district in Himachal Pradesh. The Lahaul region is located at an altitude of 3000-3900 m. The Spiti valley is connected to Lahaul through the 4500 m long Kunzam Pass. Kaza is the main town and the administrative center of Spiti.

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  • OldDhankar monastry

    Dhankar Gompa is a Gompa, a Buddhist temple in the district of Lahul and Spiti in India. It is situated at an elevation of 12,774 feet in the Spiti Valley between the towns of Kaza and Tabo. Below the Gompa lies the small village of Shichilling which contains the new Dhankar Monastery, home to about 150 monks belonging to the Gelugspa School of...

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  • Schiling village

    Schiling is a small village few houses...this is the gateway to dhankar as those who wish to visit dhankar have to deviate from the mail highway.....there is one shop avaliable who provide thukpa and chowmein...the village is scenic with montains and hills surrounding it..........tyhere is a dolma guest house which was closed at the time we went as...

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  • nako

    Nako(3663m): Situated above 3 kms above the Hangrang valley road and is 119 kms from Kalpa on the western direction of the huge mountains of Pargial. This is the highest village in the valley and the existence of lake formed out of the masses of the ice and snow above adds beauty to the village.The lake is fringed with willows and populars. Yaks,...

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  • reckong peo

    Reckong Peo is situated at an altitude of 2670 m from the sea level, located 235 km from Shimla. It is the District Headquarter having a panoramic view of Kinner Kailash. Kinner Kailash mountain is regarded as one of the mythical homes of Lord Shiva, here is a 79 feet high rock formation that resembles Sivalinga. This Sivalinga changes the colour...

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  • Shimla-Mall

    The focal point of Shimla is the Ridge and the Mall running around its south slope. From this central area, the town spills downwards, with winding roads linking up settlements and stone steps connecting each layer. The Cart Road encircles the base of the main settlement, and is the highest motorable road of Shimla.

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  • Christ church Shimla

    Dominating the eastern end of the Ridge is the Christ Church, which was consecrated in 1857. It is a prominent yellow painted building with a Victorian-Gothic spire. Inside, some of the finest stained glass windows in India depict faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility. Next to the church is the mock-Tudor Library, built in 1910.

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  • shimla

    did not get much time to spend...just visited the mall.........its was the summer capital of british india..........i guess more info are avaliable by other travellers

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  • SOLANG VALLEY:

    SOLANG VALLEY: 13 kms. is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. Solang valley offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose. Located here is a hut and guest house of the Mountaineering and Allied sports Institute,...

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  • VASHIST HOT WATER SPRINGS

    VASHIST HOT WATER SPRINGS AND TEMPLE (3 Kms): Vashist, a small village located on the left bank of river Beas towards Rohtang pass is worth a visit. It is renowned for its hot springs and temples. Nearby is the pyramidal stone temple dedicated to Vashist Muni. There is another Temple of Lord Ram here. Natural hot sulphur springs with two separate...

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  • Rohatang pass

    ROHTANG PASS (3979 m): Rohtang pass is 51kms. from Manali on highway to Keylong/Leh. It offers a panorama and spectacular mountain view. The pass is open from June to October each year although trekkers can cross it earlier. It is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gatway to Ladakh. There are a beautiful sight...

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  • Mcleodganj Upper Dharamshala

    Often called the Little Lhasa at 1770m this is the residence of His Holiness Dalai Lama sences 1960. The Tibetan Government-in-exile has been here for over three decades. The impressive monastery has larger than life images of the Buddha, Padmasambhava and Avaloktwshwara. The large Tibetan community and the presence of traditional architectural...

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  • Kufri Shimla

    A picturesque town perched at an altitude of 2510 meters above the sea level and around 15 kms from the Shimla, Kufri is a cozy little hill station. On clear days one can have a breath taking view of the valleys and the surroundings with the snow caped peaks. There are a number of picnic spots, hiking and trekking trails in and around Kufri. Horse...

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  • Christ Church Shimla

    Situated on the Ridge near the mall stands the magnificent Christ church, which is the second oldest church in Northern India. Very near to the mall it is the land mark of the town which has exquisite stained glass windows in the interiors. Built in the mid 19th century the Christ Church has a beautiful stone structure built in Neo -Gothic...

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  • Jakho Hills Shimla

    A lover's solitude point at the height of 2438 meters gives a spectacular sunrise view when the skies are clear. The visitor is left mesmerized as the rays of the Sun are showered over the snow - clad mountains and the town of Shimla. There is an old temple at this point dedicated to Hanuman, whose descendants, the monkeys wait cheerfully around...

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  • The Mall Shimla

    All visitors to Shimla inevitably walk down the Mall, the main promenade that runs along the top of the ridge a busy shopping area with old colonial buildings, souvenir shops and restaurants. At the top and of the Mall is Scandal Point, a large open square with a view of the town-a favorite rendezvous for visitors and the local people.

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  • Rang Mahal and Chaugan Park Chamba

    Rang Mahal is one of the largest monuments of Chamba built in the 18th century by Raja Umed Singh. The architecture of the palace is an amalgamation of the Mughal and the Gothic architecture. The royal family resided in the palace till recently and has been taken over by the Handicrafts department. The local handicrafts which were patronized by the...

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  • Sui Mata Temple Chamba

    It is believed that when the King Varman shifted his capital to Chamba, there was no water. The priests and other religious astronomers predicted water, only if the son of the king was buried alive. The queen hearing substituted her son with her maid / nurse''s son. The moment the pit was filled, water started streaming down. But the nurse lost her...

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  • Manali for Nature Lover

    Manali is 600 Kms from Delhi by road and Shimla 270 Kms.Manali is located in the angle between the rivers Manalsu and Beas and between the Kullu, Lahul and Sipti valleys. It is set in the foothills of the Himalayas, amidst spectacular mountains and Cedar Forests. Manali is a destination for all seasons, a lush cool green paradise in summer and a...

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  • Kullu Silver Valley

    Kullu is 550 Kms from delhi by Road and 220 Kms from shimla Kullu (1220 m) was once known as Kulanthapitha - the end of the habitable world. Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalaya, and by the banks of the shining river Beas, lay the fabled Silver Valley. The Silver Valley has nature's treasures that lie carelessly scattered as...

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  • Dharamshala

    Dharamsala is 550 Kms from Delhi by road and 150 Kms Dalhouise, 250 Kms from Shimla. popularly known as the ‘Queen of the Hills’, is divided into lower and upper towns with a difference of 457m(1500ft.) between them. The mountains enfold 3 sides of the town and the valley stretches to the south. There is a beautiful resort of Dharamsala, which...

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  • Dalhouise

    Dalhouise is 560 Kms from Delhi and 90 Kms from Pathankot by road.Dalhousie is a quiet town, with a sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over five low-level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range. The picturesque town is interspersed with the colonial-era buildings, low roofed stalls and hotels. The pine-covered slopes around...

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  • Chamba

    Chamba is 600 Kms from Delhi by road and 65 Kms from Dalhousie, 145 from Dharamshala.Chamba is surrounded on all sides by lofty hill ranges and is situated on the banks of river Ravi. It came into existence in the second half of the sixth century A.D. On expansion of the Bharmour kingdom territory, Chamba was established as main capital by Raja...

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  • Mani Mahesh Lake Chamba

    This sacred lake is situated at the base of Mani Mahesh Kailash Peak (5656m.) and is one of the highest lakes in Himachal Pradesh . It is a place of great pilgrimage and thousands of devotees pay their homage and take a dip here especially in the month of August-September when a `Chhari Yatra' is held. The Mani Mahesh shikara style temple is one of...

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  • Apple orchards

    There are everywhere! And the orchards are big and in many places the land between the trees is used to grow other things like green peas and potatoes.

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  • Local women

    While hiking, we came across this group of local women who were heading out to gather wood from the forest. They told us some stories about bears and how they have seen them a few times. When asked if they were ever afraid of the bears, they laughed and walked away obviously thinking we were loonies to ask a question like that.

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  • The magnificant Himalayas

    The Himalayas are to use a cliched term awe-inspiring. One feels the vastness of nature when you see them. Peaks that are over 6000 and 7000 meters make you realise how insignificant you are. They are a sight I feel everyone should see at least once in their lifetime!

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  • Electricity production

    Along the river Sutluj, one comes across this major hydro electric generating unit. The unique aspect about this particular one is that it stops the flow of river Baspa, diverts in through the mountain and releases it in to the Sutluj thus generating electricity.

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  • Fauna

    It is unique to this region. OF course we missed spring as we were there in the monsoons so didn't quite see as much as one would have in summer. But there were plenty of beautiful butterflies and birds.

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  • Flora

    The flora even in the monsoon season is spectacular. There are plenty of wild flowers everywhere, but the best time to see really beautiful ones, I was told, was in summer (May-June).

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  • Buddhist-Hindu temple

    This is a rather unique temple as it is influenced by Hinduism. The people here follow both Buddhist and Hindu traditions. The original temple was destroyed in a fire a few years ago and the local villagers have pooled in resources and are building it again. Thus they have included other religions in their carvings. One can see a carving of Jesus...

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  • A beautiful hill station to spend a...

    This Bhimkali Temple of Lord Narasingh was very old and had a nice architecture made of wood. Leather is not allowed to be carried in the temple so one have to put belts/wallet outside at the gate.Inside the temple, there is a wooden staircase which takes to room at the top.Apart from this, there is extremely beautiful view of snow covered peaks...

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