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Himalaya is a mountain range at the north in India and spreading across
Asia. The Himalaya enlarge across India, Pakistan, Nepal, China and
Bhutan The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home
to all fourteen of the world's highest peaks. This is the source of
three major river systems — the Ganga-Brahmaputra, the Indus and
the Yangtze. Himalaya means "abode of snow" in Sanskrit (from
hima "snow", and alaya "abode"). The correct name
for the range is Himalaya, though the Himalayas is often used. Estimated
750 million people live in the watershed area of the Himalayan rivers.
Himalayas known for spiritual center, an exciting experience, Ultimate
Adventure sport destination, beautiful vacations and mountain peak.
It is the perfect holiday destination for nature lovers as its exotic
beauty hypnotize everyone. For the pilgrims the Himalayas are most blessed
and respected mountain ranges in the world. Himalayas is also known
as the house of God as it is considered sacred among the people of different
Himalayas has a beautiful collection of architecture of several temples.
There are options to visit the Char Dhams, which include Kedarnath,
Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri, Kailash Mansarovar and the Holy
Mountain in Tibet.
The Monasteries in the Trans-Himalayan regions is the sacred place for
the Buddhists. The varied landscape of the Himalayan district makes
it one of the best places to visit on earth.
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Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Sikkim, Bhutan, Tibet,
Pradesh is the bunch of amazing and awesome hill stations, which are
particularly cool in summers. The names first in the list, are Shimla,
Dalhousie, Kullu, Manali and Kufri to name a few. Dharamshala is also
known for Dalai lama where Dalai Lama resides. The valleys of Himachal
Pradesh is also a bouquet of several different styles of temple architecture.
Many are popular centers of pilgrimage that attract thousands each year.
Some of the famous temples are Baijnath temple, which is built in shikhara
style. The Bhimkali temple is another beautiful example of hillside
which was British summer capital of India in the mid-eighteenth century,
still portrays the colonial British Raj in its architecture and atmosphere.
The capital city of Hinachal Pradesh, Shimla is a beautiful example
of nature beauty and man made beauty. It is a picturesque place dotted
with charming bungalows and malls. A perfect holiday destination offering
hikes and treks for adventure lovers. You can enjoy scenic hikes to
the villages of Pabo and Kamiana. Longer hikes can be made to Kiar Koti
and Tattapani but it is better to take a guide along to these places.
It is a
quite and simple place with people leading a simple life. And if you
talk about adventure sports then it is a perfect place for adventure
sports in India and are well known destinations nationally and internationally.
Billing, in Kangra valley, is the most popular destination for hang
gliding in India. Similarly Manali and Dharmashala, and their adjoining
areas, beckon professional climbers from all over the world to take
up some of the most exciting and challenging, rock climbing options
in the world. For more excitement you can indulge in heli sking. Hanuman
Tibba, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali are very popular
Heli Skiing sports. If you want to enjoy adventurous sport and a peace
vacation on hill stations this is the best place to visit.
Tourist Destinations in Himachal Pradesh
Chamba, Kangra, Una, Lahaul & Spiti, Kullu, Mandi, Hamirpur, Bilaspur,
Solan, Kinnaur, Shimla and Sirmour.
is picture of a true heaven on earth.
The white sheet of snow spread far and wide covering the echo beauty
of this paradise. The soft snowflakes adorning the coniferous, the misty
hazy breath, the chilly breeze gently tingling your senses, the tender
sunlight deflecting from the ice capped peaks and spreading the much
needed warmth. All so milky and pure.
major Himalayan ranges, the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal,
surround the landscape from the north and south of Kashmir, set like
a jeweled crown on the map of India, Kashmir is a multi-faceted diamond,
changing its hues with the seasons - always extravagantly beautiful.
They are the source of great rivers, which flow down into the valleys,
forested with orchards and decorated by lily-laden lakes.
Kashmir is a land where countless holiday ideas are realised. In winter,
when snow carpets the mountains, there is skiing, tobogganing, sledge-riding,
etc. along the gentle slopes. In spring and summer, the honey-dewed
orchards, rippling lakes and blue skies beckon every soul to sample
the many delights the mountains and valleys have to offer.
Golfing at 2,700 m above the sea, water-skiing in the lakes and angling
for prized rainbow trout, or simply drifting down the willow fringed
alleys of lakes in shikaras and living in gorgeous houseboats are some
of the most favoured ones.
Kashmir has four distinct seasons, these are spring, summer, autumn
Tourist Destinations in Kashmir
Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Amarnathji
Yatra - a journey into faith, Sonamarg - The Meadow of Gold, Srinagar
– The Lake City.
middle Himalayas lies the Pir Panjal Range which separates Jammu province
from the Kashmir Valley. The snow-capped Pir Panjal Mountains, the region
of Jammu constitutes the southernmost unit of the state of Jammu &
Toward its north and north-east rises the ‘Outer Hills’
zone attaining heights of 2000 to 4000 ft above mean sea level. Basohli,
Reasi and better parts of Rajouri district fall in this zone. The landscape
here shows open scrubs that gradually thicken from low scrub to taller
trees of acacias, rhododendrons, cacti, etc. Above this zone, the terrain
becomes acute in incline, the vegetal cover rich and the climatic conditions
This is the region of the Middle Himalayas comprising several upland
valleys of great natural beauty such as Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Poonch
and higher parts of Rajouri district. The average altitude of this zone
ranges from 8000 to 10,000 ft. The mountains here are covered with thick
forests of oak and chestnut, and higher up with deodar and pine.
And in the extreme north-east rises the Great Himalayan Range itself,
which forms a natural barrier between the Kishtwar region of Jammu and
the Suru-Zanskar area of the Ladakh region. In its south-east to north-west
sweeping arc, the Great Himalayan Wall soars to a maximum height of
7,135 m in the Nun-Kun massif, while dipping to 3,505 m at Zoji-la.
Jammu region is home to several ethnic communities which follow traditional
life-styles with distinctive cultures of their own. Yet the region’s
history is not completely bereft of traditions of art and culture.
The Pahari miniature paintings that have justly become famous throughout
India, are the finest examples of their artistic achievements.
As summer draws on, the Gaddis (Gaddis, another semi-nomadic community)
move up the mountain pastures with their flocks, and return to the lower
area with the first snowfall. Gaddis are generally associated with emotive
music played on the flute.
The city of Jammu, the winter capital of the state, is the epicenter
of all socio-economic activities in the Jammu region. It is also the
base for visiting various centers of tourist and pilgrimage interest
in which the region abounds.
The most important pilgrimage centre is the shrine of Mata Vaishnodeviji
situated in the Trikuta hills at a distance of 60 kms from Jammu. Over
4.5 million pilgrims trek to this holy cave shrine to pay obeisance
to this most revered of Hindu deities every year. Jammu is the most
beautiful state where you can view the various landscape of beauty.
Vaishno Devi Katra, Shahdra
Sharif Rajouri district, Kishtawar.
at altitudes ranging from about 9,000 ft (2,750 m) at Kargil to 25,170
ft (7,672m) at Saser Kangri, in the Karakoram Range
Ladakh India bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges,
the Karakoram in the north and the Great Himalaya in the south, it is
traversed by two other parallel chains, the Ladakh Range and the Zanskar
Ladakh was once covered by an extensive lake system, but the main source
of water is winter snowfall. In Ladakh-India Dras, Zanskar and the Suru
Valley on the Himalaya's northern flanks receive heavy snow in winter,
this feeds the glaciers from which melt water, carried down by streams,
irrigates the fields in summer. For the rest of the region, the snow
on the peaks is virtually the only source of water. As the crops grow,
the villagers pray not for rain, but for sun to melt the glaciers and
liberate their water.
In Ladakh-India the summer temperatures rarely exceed 27C in the shade,
while in winter they may at times plummet to minus 20C even in Leh.
Surprisingly though, the thin air makes the heat of the sun even more
intense than at lower altitudes. It is said that only in Ladakh can
a man sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke
and frostbite at the same time!
Ladakh became recognized as the best trade route between the Punjab
and Central Asia. For centuries caravans carrying textiles, spices,
raw silk, carpets, dyestuffs, narcotics, etc traversed it.
The famous pashmina (better known as cashmere) also came down from the
high-altitude plateaux of eastern Ladakh and western Tibet, through
Leh, to Srinagar, where skilled artisans transformed it into shawls
known the world over for their softness and warmth. Ironically, it was
this lucrative trade that finally spelt the doom of the independent
Ladakh, together with the neighbouring province of Baltistan, was incorporated
into the newly created state of Jammu & Kashmir. Just over a century
later, this union was disturbed by the partition of India, as a result
of which Baltistan became part of Pakistan, while Ladakh remained in
India as part of the State of Jammu & Kashmir.
Tourist Destinations in Ladakh
Kargil, Zanskar, Leh Town and around, Monasteries & Monuments
known for the the small but beautiful place Sikkim . Spread below the
Mount Khanchendzonga (8534 mts), the third highest mountain in the world,
and revered by the Sikkimese as their protective deity. With an area
of 7,300 sq kms and measuring approx. 114 kms from the north to south
and 64 kms from east to west, the elevation ranges from 300 mts to over
8540 mts above sea level.
In the middle of the splendor of the mountain peaks, , fast flowing
rivers, green valleys, hill stations, Sikkim offers her visitors a rare
and singular experience.
Tourist Destinations in Ladakh
Gyalshing, Mangan, Namchi and Gangtok.
Sikkim, Gyalshing is a beautiful place set in the charming Himalayan
state of Sikkim. Main attractions are trekking up to Dzongri at the
base of the Kanchenjunga, and the two old monasteries of Pemayangtse
is known as Mangan, which is the district headquarters of North Sikkim,
a place of eye-catching beauty. The little village with their flower
patches, and the water wheels strung with bells set in exquisite miniature
gardens more than reimburse for the simplicity of the region.
The region is famous for the Phensong and Phodong Monastery, the latter
being considered one of the six main monastries of Sikkim.
meaning 'sky high', is nestled among the hills at an elevation of 5,500
ft, commands panoramic view of the snow capped mountains and huge stretches
South Sikkim, Namchi is also the district headquarters of south Sikkim.
With it's enormous potential for all round tourist activities, it is
fast developing as a tourist destination.
known for its scenic beauty with its excellent views. The scenery from
this hill town is spectacular and there are outstanding views of the
entire Kanchenjunga Range from many points within the city. North of
Gangtok is the Enchey Gompa and the telecommunication tower. The palace
of the former Chogyal, or ruler of Sikkim, and the impressive Royal
Chapel are lower down along the ridge. Then there is the Namgyal Institute
of Tibetology, an Orchid Sanctuary and a large chorten (Tibetan stupa)
with an adjoining gompa.
is also called a land of Gods and Goddess.
Uttaranchal is a state of natural beauty and some of the untouched and
unspoilt natural places such nainita, valley of flowers, dehradun, himalaya,
kausani etc. Also famous for it's lakes, national parks, mountains,
forests, santuries and is also a favourate destinatioan of wildlife
Nainital, dehradun, almora, pithoragarh, bageshwar, tehri, udham singh
nagar, chamoli, uttarkashi. Also know more about the tamples such as
badrinath, kedarnath, hemkund sahib, kailash maan sarovar, naina devi
is carved out of Uttar Pradesh. It occupies 17.3% of India’s total
land area with 51,125 sq. km. It has a population of about 6.0 million
at 94.4 per sq. km. International borders touched by the border of state
are Tibet, Nepal Neighbor states are Himachal Pradesh and Utter Pradesh
Uttaranchal is also a major destination for adventure sports lovers.
Many national and international competitions of Skiing, Mountaineering,
Water rafting, Rock climbing etc. are held every year. This is also
a favorite adventurous sport destination in India.
of Gods, flanked by the Himalayas, origin of heavenly rivers such as
holiest Ganga alongwith Yamuna, Saraswati and their many siblings, blossomed
with temple towns and holding an overwhelming history of the mankind,
Aryavart and the land itself, Uttaranchal is the land of the Holy trinity
Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh - The creator, The Preserver and The Destroyer.
In fact, name any deity, call upon the supreme, refer to the followers
and talk the sacredness, Uttaranchal is the experience which makes you
vibrant and affected.
Vast, vivid and wonderful, Uttaranchal is a smaller yet an unforgettable
destination hosting nearly everything which a thirsty pilgrim, casual
tourist, a weekend trekker, a seasoned mountaineer, a true devotee,
a knowledge seeker, a nature lover or a sage, seer and a Sanyasi may
not dare forget forever.
Uttarakhand', the original identity of Uttaranchal, the Dev Bhumi, comprising
of Garhwal and Kumaon creates verses and chronicles in the history and
in the History of Travel, it creates endlessly. The space and landscapes,
peaks, valleys, deep gorges, sacred rivers, snow clad mountains and
glaciers, lakes, mesmerizing bugyals, fragrant mangroves, rainforests
and jungles, and equal number of secret and mystic destinations, they
qualify as a region visited from time immemorial.
are warm and welcoming, simple and honest, tough and generous. Its culture
rich and interesting, its space and time answers the quest to cosmic
conundrums. It has a great folklore, spirited life, and a distinct identity
and antiquity of India in a very natural content and form.
formed as a separate Himalayan state and carved out of Uttar Pradesh,
Uttaranchal is India's 27th state. Dehradun is its interim state capital.
It shares borders with different states such as Uttar Pradesh, Himachal
Pradesh and Haryana. It shares international borders with Tibet(China)
and Nepal and thus it describes itself as a crucial state geographically
and politically. It has following 13 districts.
Chamoli, Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Rudraprayag and Tehri Garhwal
Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Udham Singh-Nagar
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