If your perfect holidays involve more than just sight seeing and strolling, then Himachal is a perfect place for you. This statement comes from my white water rafting experience in the beautiful and picturesque northern state of India.
Last year during my summer vacations I was planning to go to Shimla with my friends. We were looking for something different (as we had visited Shimla before). I did a google search and found out some great adventure activities like white water rafting in Himachal. Since I didn’t know how to go about it so I searched and booked a white water rafting package through internet.
Here is a link in case you plan to go for it:
I reached hotel in Naldera. My trip included picnic lunch by the river side with the camping chairs, evening bonfire by the beach and tea party. But the most exciting part was the white river rafting in Satluj River. Believe me, white water rafting is one of the most thrilling activities and you can only understand this when you experience it yourself. Just imagine you’re heading towards the rocks with water flooding over the sides of the boat, everyone is hanging on as tight as they can. You are confronted with a wall of white water… Will you make it through?
The experience was thrilling as well as a bit scary in the beginning. A team of experts joined us while we paddled through the waves. Breathtaking landscapes, water splashing on our faces and fresh air, making it one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life.
To top it all, natural hot springs at Tattapani makes it very special, because you finish at the natural hot pools where you may heal and heat your body. What a finish! Wow. Whenever I plan to go for a vacation, Himachal Pradesh never seems to disappoint me. Everytime it has something different and new to offer which stays forever in my memories.
January 5, 2008
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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
December 12, 2007
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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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Shimla has the only natural ice-skating ring in India. The ice-skating rink of Shimla is located at Dalhousie. The skating club of Shimla has successfully completed its sixty years. An Ice-skating Carnival is arranged every year by the Ice-skating Club.
Ice-skating carnival of Shimla is a gala time for the Shimla people. This carnival starts off in the month of early December and continues till February. Two sessions are arranged everyday with one in the morning and another in the evening.
The Shimla ice-skating rink is the only Asian natural ice-skating rink. There is a hanging balloon at the Municipal building that works as a signal of whether the skating will take place on that day or not. The clear sky and cold climate accompanied by hard and dry ice makes Shimla ice-skating carnival a success every year.
A large number of enthusiastic skaters take an active part in the Shimla ice-skating carnival. Large number of foreigners participates in the carnival. Infact they carry their skating shoes with themselves.
During the ice-skating carnival of Shimla, fancy dress competition, ice hockey and dance performances make the town of Shimla very lively and colorful. Shimla ice-skating carnival is a favorite event for the sports freaks. During the sessions the place gets crowded with tourists and visitors from various corners of the country.
The ice-skating carnival is celebrated in Shimla with extreme pomp and grandeur
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