Himachal Pradesh is not just another hill state; it is a bag full of excitement, thrills, peaceful atmosphere and tranquility. This state gives the gift of fond memories to every visitor.
Day 1:Delhi - Shimla
Arrive Delhi and drive to Shimla. This hill station that is perched at 7000 feet above sea level. The heady combinations of Chill mountain air, orchards and colonial charms still make Shimla a dream getaway. Enroute stop at Karnal (Chakravarti lake). On Arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2:Shimla - Kufri - Shimla
At Sunrise trek to Jakhu temple (Hanuman Temple) - to get a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later drive to Kufri (16 kms). Kufri an exotica of natures flora and fauna where one can completely relax and tune ones self for natural beauty. Evening visit the Mall road - a good shopping area, Ridge area and Christ Church. Return back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3:Shimla - Manali
After breakfast drive to Manali. Manali is a combination of natural splendor and rich heritage. Check in at the hotel on arrival. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel proceed for sightseeing tour of Manali which includes Hadimba Devi Temple - built in the tranquil and serene woods, Vashist Bath, Tibetan Monastery and Roerich Art Gallery. Afternoon take a half-day tour of Naggar Castle and Angoora Shawls Factory. Overnight at the hotel.
Early morning after breakfast, proceed for excursion of Rohtang Pass. The majesty of the mountains can be seen at their best here. Take a sledge ride down the slopes or try your luck climbing the little snow hills (From December to April) On your descent to Manali halt at the Rahalla falls and Solang Valley. The magnificent views and natural beauty are never-ending source of delight. Also halt at Marhi, Nehru Kund. Overnight at the hotel. Tour Ends with Sweet memories.
Parks in Himachal Pradesh
There are two beautiful national parks in Himachal Pradesh. Both are the natural wonders in this Whole World. No comparision. One is The Great Himalyan National Park at Kullu and other is The Pin Valley National Park at Spiti.
Foods in Himachal Pradesh
People took fancy to horticulture and the State soon became Apple State of India. It, today, grows a variety of best apples in India including Red Delicious, Golden and Yellow Newton. With citrus in valleys, grapes in high hills, mangoes, litchis, strawberries, apricots, peaches, cherries, pears in warmer and temperate regions, it is Fruit Bowl of the country. Kiwi and olive are steadily making their presence felt. Fruits are eaten raw as dessert. Fruit that is less presentable is processed and converted into juices, drinks, jams etc. Apple drinks are most popular.
Lakes in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal map is coloured blue and well over one percent of its mass is under some form of water - lakes and rivers and glaciers. Of the lakes, some are natural bequests that date back millions of years to the time when the region was a vast inland sea and today, they are fed by streams of pure snow-melt or by groundwater springs. Practically without exception, they are held sacred - or at the very least, have fascinating legends lapping their crystal-clear waters. Other lakes are far more recent and are man-made reservoirs. Many are sources of the rivers that start as tiny streams and grow to become the giants that feed the fertile valleys of the State and the Gangetic plains of north India.
- Renuka Lake
- Macchai LAke