The Kullu Valley is also known
as the Valley of the Gods. Rudyard Kipling has written, "Surely
the Gods live here; this is no place for men". It is situated
on the banks of the river Beas on the lower reaches of the Himalayas.
Kullu is known for its ancient temples, apple orchards and the annual
Dusshera Festival. Kullu is also famous for its handicrafts and
woolens like shawl, caps, puhla, namdas and patoos. The best time
to visit Kullu is during Dusshera in the month of October.
A few kilometers from Manali is the Rohtang Pass, a place known
for the divergent landscapes. You will find the rich greenery of
the Kullu valley along with bare, brown mountains, glaciers and
snowfields. The place looks lovely in the crisp sunlight. The Rohtang
Pass lies in the district of Lahaul and Spiti. Due to its difficult
terrain, not many tourists have ventured into this region. The place
is untouched by the outside world of modernity.
Chamba is one of the oldest princely
and dates back its origin to 6th century AD. The town of Chamba
is located in the colorful valley surrounded by the Shivalik ranges
and has the district headquarters. It is well known for its medieval
temples and Chaugan, a public promenade. The architecture of the
buildings of Chamba reflects the aura of its former rulers. Chamba
is also famous for its local festivals.
Kangra is a small town and was
the capital of the erstwhile rulers of the Chand dynasty. The hill
station is placed at the foothills of the mighty Dhaulandhar range.
There are many old temples to visit besides enjoying the picturesque
Khajjiar is a modest grass-covered
meadow located in the enchanting valley of Chamba. It is an ideal
getaway for picnic while traveling between Dalhousie and Chamba.
The calmness of place provides a soothing effect to the tired tourists.
Kinnaur is a land of rich green
valley, ripe orchards, vineyards, snow-covered peaks and cold desert
mountains. The place is ideal for adventure sports like trekking;
mountain climbing etc. the place attracts both young and old equally.
The colorful dresses of the Kinnauri women and their sweet folk
songs make the valley all the more bright and cheerful.
Mandi is district made out of two
princely starts of Mansdi and Suket. It is situated on the left
bank of the river Beas at an altitude of 800 m. above the sea level.
It is comparatively hotter than other hill stations of Himachal
Pradesh. Mandi means a market place. At one time, there were almost
360 forts out of which only 10 are left. You can take a look at
some of the 81 Hindu temples in the area. There are a couple of
lakes to be visited.
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