Hey!!! It’s Summer Vacations Planning Time

In my head I hear a humming
Summer, summer, summer’s coming

As we approach to May, every body start’s thinking about Summer Vacations..

When I think about summer vacations so many things pop up in front of my eyes!!!!!

 

Holidays!! Masti!! leisure!! scenic beauty!!! Shopping….etc..etc..ohhhh!!! It mesmerizes me.This year according to the news’s summer has been hot, hot,hot!!! Oh My….!

 

Well If you are planning to go out then don’t take just don’t worry..If you are looking for a destination, always choose cool places, definitely Hill Stations are a Heaven.

Last time when I was planning for my summer vacation, It Was almost a panic with the thought of, “Where should I go??? How will I manage there???? ……etc etc. 

Finally I decided to go Shimla and Manali.I started searching information on the internet about Shimla and Manali but that was tiring ….

Finally!!!!  I came across a web site which provided travel services such as hotel reservations, weekend packages etc..

I forgot the name of the site…Umm…..Name was Himachal something… Ya that is himachalhotels.in.

Thanks to those people they planed my whole trip and catered to all my needs under one roof…. My family and I had a great time in this trip, we had awesome memories to last a life time.So Friends ,what’s  your plan this Summer !!!!!!!!!!! 

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Hotels In Shimla,Manali,Dalhousie,Kasauli,Dharamshala Himachal,India

The valleys of Himachal Pradesh are abode of natural beauty and cultural richness. Passing through these valleys, you will feel as if you have stepped into an altogether new world. Nestled in the Himalayas, the state is famous for its amazing green stretches, picturesque towns, beautiful locales,massive peaks and the fruit laden orchards. The surroundings, people, their customs and traditions will leave you completely awestruck. Hotels To Stay In Himachal: The Hotels in Himachal Pradesh ranges from Deluxe to Budget hotels are the best for comfortable stay. The State hotels-resorts are located very close to the tourist destination. The tourist places of Himachal Pradesh are easily accessible from these hotels. Famous Hotels Resorts in tourist destinations of Himachal are Shimla, Kullu-Manali, Chamba-Dalhousie, Kangra-Dharamshala, Solan-Kasauli……For Hotel Resorts Booking for Tourist Destinations In Himachal Visit:http://himachalhotels.in/hotels.asp

Vacation Packages For Himachal: Summer Holidays

Himachal Pradesh is one of the major travel destinations in India. The high hills of Himalayas attract the travelers from all over the world. Himachal Pradesh has plenty of pilgrimage centers, adventure sports, destinations and wildlife that attract a wide range of tourist traffic. Himachal is the perfect destination to spend your summer holidays and your weekends.

For making your holidays more stirring: Himachalhotels.in presents you collection of attractive packages including variety of activities in Himachal.

You can also plan your summer holidays according to you.

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Travel Himachal: Tourist Destination-Attractions

Some major tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh are: Shimla: Once the summer-capital of British India, it is now the capital of the state. Although, a little overcrowded now-a-days, the city still retains its charm and still favourite with the tourists.

Manali: By virtue of the splendid scenery, this is more famous as an idyllic honeymoon destination. It serves as the gateway to the valleys of Lahaul and Spiti.

Dalhousie: Hidden under the thick growth of deodars, pine and red and pink rhododendrons, Dalhousie still remains off the beaten track. With the old colonial style chalets peeping through the wooded loops, you may feel like the time here has stood still since long.

Dharamsala: Dharamsala is more famous as the abode of the Dalai Lama. Set against the snow-clad Dhauladhar Mountains, the Tibetan township has spectacular landscape. McLeodganj retains its colonial charm.

Among the religious sites in Himachal Pradesh, some are: Hindu Pilgrimage: Bajreshwari Temple, Jwalamukhi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple in Kangra, Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Chattari Temples in Chamba

Buddhist Pilgrimage: Rewalsar in Mnadi, Guru Ghantal Monastery, Kardang Monastery, Tabo Monastery in Lahaul  

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Holi- Celebrate Festival of Colors in Himachal

HOLI HAI… Come holi and the streets will reverberate with the chants of Holi hai…

The colorful festival of Holi is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima which comes in February end or early March. Holi festival has an ancient origin and celebrates the triumph of ‘good’ over ‘bad’. On this day, people hug and wish each other ‘Happy Holi’.

Holi in Himachal Pradesh is celebrated with much enthusiasm. People light bonfires fires called Holika, symbolic of victory of good over evil. People rub ‘gulal’ and ‘abeer’ on each others’ faces and cheer up saying, “bura na maano Holi hai”. Pichkaris in various creative and innovative designs are specially bought by children to color anybody who comes in sight and even more to the one who tries to escape…all in good fun.

Colours will fill the atmosphere as people throw abeer and gulal in the air showing great joy and mirth in the arrival of this Spring Festival. Holi marks the end of the winter gloom and rejoices in the bloom of the spring time

The Holi melas held at Palampur, Ghughar, Paprola, Baijnath, Jaisinghpur and Sujanpur also have an attraction of their own. Kullu Holi is marked by mixing snow with colors making it an ‘Ice Holi’.

http://www.himachalhotels.in takes you on a colorful and fascinating tour of the popular Indian festival of Holi.

Hill Station Himachal Pradesh: Himalayas,India

Nestled in the Himalayas, the world’s mightiest mountain ranges, himachal is blessed with some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes anywhere, it is a traveler’s paradise. 

Himachal Pradesh is dominated by successive ridges of snow Covered peaks, the outer ranges of the Himalaya themselves known across india for its early summer climate, its soothing cool mountain streams and its seemingly endless supplies of temperate fruit, Himachal Also has excellent trekking.

Don’t Miss

Ø      Stroll around the Faded Streets of Shimla and imagine the “poodle fakers” living it up in the time of Raj.

Ø      Climb behind Bhimakali Temple in Sarahan for a picturesque view.

Ø      For an immense sense of spiritual, the Chos Khor Gompa  at Tabo is unsurpassed in this region

Ø      Travel through the apple orchards in the kullu valley to reach Naggar with its interesting castle

Ø      If you have a head for height, take the manali to leh road and stop at Rohtang Pass for Spectacular views of precipitous cliffs

Ø      Many head for Dharamshala, now the home of Dalai Lama. This is a good place to consider a trek or a ride on the mountain railway railway.

Ø      Try Pragpur, a medieval “Heritage” Village, for a few days of complete relaxation

 Plan Your Trip First time Visitors are often at loss when faced with the vast possibilities for travel in the Indian Himalaya. We have a few suggestions for two to three week Trips on the basis that some journeys will be flown and for that air, Bus or Car tickets have been booked in advance. Himachalhotels.in can make the necessary arrangements for a relatively small fee saving your time & bother. It is now possible to book tickets Online for Buses & Flights in Himachal (For Bookings please visit  www.himachalhotels.in ) We have made various tour packages covering whole Himachal Pradesh.

Tourist Destination in Himalayas:Dalhousie

Dalhousie is built on and around five hills, located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. It is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. Chamba is the hub of this culture. Many trekking routes over Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges present a challenge to the serious trekker, while there are ample opportunities for the budding trekker.

 

Places to Visit:

 

Khajjiar: Khajjiar, located at an altitude of 1960 m, is often called the Switzerland of India, with its rolling meadows, majestic deodars, bubbly streams, and the sheer opulence of its natural beauty. The snow – line appears above its lush woods, and at the very centre of this divine glade, is a lake fed by countless streams that criss – cross the area.

 

Churches: The churches of Dalhousie are beautiful. These are St. Andrew’s Church and St. Patrick’s Church at Balun, St. Francis’ Church at Subash Chowk and St. John’s Church at Gandhi Chowk.


Panchpula: This is a very beautiful spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter,Ajit Singh.


Subhash Baoli: This place is surrounded by majestic trees under which Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time mediating, during 1937.

 

BaraPathar: This is a famous temple at the middle of the thick forest.

Kalatop: Is a wild life sanctuary,home to the ‘ghoral’ and black bear.

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Dalhousie: Tourist Destination in Himalayas

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Dalhousie is built on and around five hills, located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. It is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated at 6000-9000 feet above sea level. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. Chamba is the hub of this culture. Many trekking routes over Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges present a challenge to the serious trekker, while there are ample opportunities for the budding trekker.

 

Places to Visit:

 

Khajjiar: Khajjiar, located at an altitude of 1960 m, is often called the Switzerland of India, with its rolling meadows, majestic deodars, bubbly streams, and the sheer opulence of its natural beauty. The snow – line appears above its lush woods, and at the very centre of this divine glade, is a lake fed by countless streams that criss – cross the area.

 

Churches: The churches of Dalhousie are beautiful. These are St. Andrew’s Church and St. Patrick’s Church at Balun, St. Francis’ Church at Subash Chowk and St. John’s Church at Gandhi Chowk.


Panchpula: This is a very beautiful spot where a stream feeds a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter,Ajit Singh.


Subhash Baoli: This place is surrounded by majestic trees under which Subhash Chandra Bose spent a lot of time mediating, during 1937.

 

BaraPathar: This is a famous temple at the middle of the thick forest.


Kalatop: Is a wild life sanctuary,home to the ‘ghoral’ and black bear.

How Shivratri Fair Is celebrated In Mandi, Himachal

Shivratri is celebrated all over the country, but it has assumed special significance for Mandi, once the capital town of a princely state. Week-long celebrations are held here amidst colorful festivities. Shivratri used to be grand royal celebration marked with religious fervor and gaiety.Over 200 hill Gods and Goddesses are likely to converge on the ancient town of temples on the eve of eight-day International Shivratri Fair being held here from March 6th to 13th this Year. How Shivratri Fair Starts:A Shoba Yatra marks the beginning of the fair, in which the images of gods and goddess are carried in palanquins. The devotees first visit the Raj Madhav temple, which is the shrine of the main god of the area, and then visit Bhootnath temple to worship Lord Shiva, during the fair.  The Shoba Yatra terminates at Padal ground, the venue of the fairs. Main Attractions:The Shivratri exhibition at Paddal is a major center of attraction. Sports events organized during the fairs also draw large crowds. Artists of national and international repute regale the audience during the evening cultural performances. The festival ends after performing Jagran, the nightlong puja. Predictions of the events of the coming year are made by astrologers during the occasion.  Sight Seeing Places in Mandi:Mandi has around 300 temples, with 81 stone temples known for their intricate carvings. The famous Gurudwara Gobind Singh, the Sunken Garden, also known as the Ghantaghar is another place you can explore. Excursions:Rewalsar Lake, 25 kms away, and known for its floating reed islands. Also located at Rewalsar is a Buddhist Monastery, three shrines, a gurudwara and a temple.Visit the temple styled like a pagoda and three storeys high at Prashar, 40kms from Mandi.  Sunder Nagar is a beautiful valley located at a height of 1,174 mts (26 kms from Mandi) and is known for its temples, especially Sukhdev Vatika and Mahamaya.

White Water Rafting: Adventure Sports in Himachal

River Rafting in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most favored adventure activities.The magic behind River Rafting also referred, as Whitewater. River Rafting is the extreme and never-ending thrills in the untamed rivers. The rivers in the upper Himalayas are among the best in the world for river rafting sports, with many staircase rapids that challenge the body and spirit of the river runner. The river cuts against the rocky banks, crash into rocks, crevices and breaking into white water rapids, foaming, swirling, and falling in a thunderous din. Himachal Pradesh’s snow-fed rivers offer tremendous opportunities for the challenging sport of rafting. The rivers Chandrabhaga (Chenab) in Lahaul, the Satluj near Shimla, the Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu offer immense whitewater rafting possibilities.River-rafting or white-water rafting, as it is also called – is swiftly making Himachal a focus for the sport The sport is now being held on the Sutlej Chamba and the Chandra in Lahaul. Possibilities are also being explored on the river Spiti. Non swimmers and novices can also experience this on some of the gentler rapids. The sport takes a break during winter and in portions of the monsoons near Shimla, on the Beas near Kullu, the Ravi near  Appropriate rafting gear on most rivers during the summertime is a simple swimsuit, nylon shorts, tennis shoes or sandals, and a hat. Spring and autumn rafting trips are the ones that require additional clothing. In any case be sure to dress in layers so that you can easily add or remove articles, as you need. Avoid cotton. For more details:www.himachalhotels.in

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