Dalhousie- A Refreshing Retreat this Summer

The visit to Dalhousie Hill Station is almost like a dream come true. Tall Oak and pine trees, serene atmosphere, cool weather, less populated are one of the most fascinating hill stations of India. A popular summer destination among the holidaymakers, Dalhousie is a paradise of unspoilt nature with spectacular scenic grandeur.

 

We had planned our visit in the Month of March. There was a great rush of tourists, all hotels were jam packed but Nothing to Worry as we had already made all arrangements, thanks to the current systems of online reservations. I contacted the Himachalhotels people and Wohh !!..They served me everything at hand.

 

Our stay at Dalhousie was accompanied by our visit to the marvelous Khajjiar. Lovely lakes , captivating cedar trees all mesmerized our trip and left an overwhelming experience to cherish a lifetime in the hills of Himachal.

 

Our shopping stop was the Tibetan market where we purchased traditional shawls, grass chappals,Ethnic Himachali dolls as souvenirs.

 

On the last leg of our tour we visited Chamba, 56 Kms away from Dalhousie. In Chamba Lakshminarayana temple is a landmark, a Must Visit..

I must tell you,we enjoyed a lot.. The hills proved to be a refreshing retreat for us.

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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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

Honeymoon Destinations In Himachal: Shimla,Manali,Kasauli,Dalhousie

India, the mystical east has become one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world today. The excitement, joy, and cute feeling of being with your love of life all alone in the lap of nature is magical. To Here is the list of secluded, exotic, warm and romantic honeymoon destinations in India. A maneuver for newly wed couples to celebrate marriage! 

Shimla: The pine forests and mountain sides swathed in maize terraces and apple orchids at an altitude of 2159 m, snowy peaks of the great Himalayas all make Shimla an ideal romantic destination. Shimla gives you the opportunity to stay close to nature. You can wander with your sweetheart along winding hill roads and view the most soothing green forests. Shimla is surrounded by thick growth of oak, pine, deodar and rhododendron forest.
St. Michael’s Chatedral, Kufri, Jakhoo hill,
Annandale, Chadwick Falls and Mashobra are some of the interesting locations for sight seeing.
 

Manali: Manali, tops the list of Indian honeymoon destinations for its pleasant and tempting weather and landscape beauty. Manali is a hill station located at the Himalayan mountains in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Other than the chilled beauty of nature, Manali has much more to entertain any visitor. Naggar Fort, Buddhist temples, Rohtang Pass, the museum of traditional Himachal culture, beautiful Himalayan valleys, various adventurous activities like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking etc.. are among the major tourist attractions in Manali.
 

Kasauli: Kasauli is best destination for honeymoon. The charm of Kasauli is its old world ambience and chaste natural beauty. The hillsides are covered with pine and the ground thickly carpeted with resin-rich needles. Giant oak trees, firs, horse chestnut, wild cherry and several varieties of deciduous trees suffuse the countryside which is why spring is so beautiful in Kasauli, when trees and bushes turn into gossamer pink, green and silver as they sprout new leaves. 

Dalhousie: Dalhousie is clad in stately groves of deodar and oak. Its marvelous forest trails overlook verdant hills, waterfalls, springs and rivulets. Magnificent views of the Chamba Valley and the towering. A coating of Tibetan culture has added a touch of the exotic to this serene resort and along the roads there are huge rock frescoes painted in Tibetan style. The enchanting land from mountains to beaches, to forts and gardens, has drawn couples worldwide to start their relationship with a romantic essence. 

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