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.