Banked by the lofty mountains of Jammu and Kashmir in the west and the snow clad peaks of Garhwal in the east, Himachal Pradesh. One of the most beautiful states of India, Lies at the foot of the King of Mountains, Himalayan, Nestling in the lap of nature, it is endowed with lush green forests, bubbling streams emerald meadows, enchanting lakes and the eternal snows.
The people in Lahaul Spiti have slant Mongol eyes, prominent cheek bones and cheerful smiles. The people of Lahaul Spiti are Buddhists and follow Lamaism. Their main occupation is sheep rearing and wool is their main product. Barley and millets art grown and the Kuth plant's root is collected for export where medicine is made out of it.
In the days before
independence, Shimla was the most important British hill
station, and in the summer season became the summer capital.
The British in 1819A.D first discovered Shimla, but it was not
until 1822 A.D that the first permanent house was erected and
not until many years later that Shimla became the summer
capital. The name Shimla is derived from the Himalayan Goddess
Shamla a synonym of Kali.
Dalhousie is named after the
British Governor – General of the 19th century Lord Dalhousie.
The town’s height varies between 1525m and 2378m and is
surrounded by varied vegetation. Dalhousie has charming
colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. The
spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar Mountains are also visible
from this enchanting town.
Set against the backdrop of
the dramatic Dhauladhar Mountains, Dharamshala is perched on
the high slopes in upper reaches of Kangra Valley. It is
charming town with elegant bungalows nestling in thick
coniferous forests. Dharamshala is also the home of Dalai
Lama, spiritual head of Buddhists. Little Lhasa is an
enchanting world where spinning prayer wheels and fluttering
prayer flags spread the message of peace and universal
Kullu was once known as
Kulanthpitha, which means the end of the habitable world.
Beyond rose the forbidding heights of the Greater Himalayas,
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 flowers on the high meadows.
Manali is the Northern end of
the Kullu Valley and is the main resort in the area. It is
beautifully situated and there are many pleasant walks around
the town. Surrounded by towering peaks at arm length, Manali’s
major asset is its proximity to the snowline, never more than
few hours drive from the town nestling at comfortable
2050meters. It is the center of the flourishing orchard
industry a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for
Lahaul and Spiti are two
remote Himalayan valleys of Himachal Pradesh lying on the
Indo-Tibet border. Strange, exciting, primitive, these valleys
are incomparable in mountain scape, in the rugged beauty of
their rocky escapements and the splendor of their snow covered
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