Himachal Tourism

This mountain state in northern India has what few other states have a kaleidoscope panorama of wealth; of mighty snowy peaks and enchanting evergreen glades, bubbling streams and misty forests, lakes, meadows and cultivated hillscapes. Situated in the trans Himalayan region of Lahaul and Spiti, it is a land of contrasts. To its north are the barren rocks and raging torrents of the twin valleys of Lahaul and Spiti. Kulu and Manali are different, bountiful orchard country; the valleys of Kangra are rich croplands. High points for the visitors include Simla, Kullu, Manali, Rohtang Pass. The Kullu valley is one of the most beautiful, with lush green forests and Beas River running through it. From Manali, the trip along the spectacular mountain road to Leh via Rohtang, Keylong, Pang is breathtaking, and takes one across the second highest vehicular pass in the world at a height over 5500 m. Dharamsala, famous for settlement of Dalai Lama, lies on the foothills of Dhauladhar mountain which flanks the valley.

Himachal's valleys - Simla; Chamba; Kangra, Kullu, Kinnaur, Spiti & Lahaul are the trasure hunt, each famous for its tradition, landscape, culture, temples, people and art. Charming, tolerant, guileless, and scrupulously honest are the people of Himachal that make an indelible impression on visitors. The majority of the population is of aryan stock and are devout Hindus, there is ample representation of Buddhism, especially in the north, and Islam. The people of Lahaul-Spiti are of Mongol stock, and display the facial features associated with the east.

Popular Treks : Lahaul Valley(4268), Chamba (5100)

Touristic Places in Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie — Chamba — Khajjiar — Dharamsala — Kangra — Jwalamukhi Temple — Chamunda Devi — Palampur — Baijnath — Kullu — Manali — Rohtang Pass — Manikaran — Kinnaur — Spiti — Lahaul Kaza — Simla — Kasauli — Chail