Himalaya - Travel Himalaya destinations which are full of amazing
sights, blessed with all the natural bounties, surrounded by towering
peaks, trekking and hiking trails and known for their immense natural
beauty all over the world.
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Himalaya Travel Attractions
Himalaya Travel Attractions
|Famous Hill Stations:
Manali, Kathmandu, Gulmarg, Nainital
|Major Pilgrimage Centres:
Char Dham & Kailash
of Summer Capitals
In the first
quarter of the 20th century, George Francis Light, a young English
subaltern, likened the plains of India to one vast prison in which the sun,
aided at one period of the year by hot winds, acted the part of jailor. For
Englishmen toiling in the plains, a sojourn in the hills was a welcome
escape, liberation from the dungeons.
They established hill stations on the periphery of the Himalayas from
Shimla to Darjeeling. These townships were cast in the mould of small
English hamlets, which reminded the colonial masters of their homeland and
provided a temporary relief from homesickness. These also served as
cantonments, sanatoria and resorts. In time, schools, hotels, hospitals,
theatres and malls were built up.
Start Of Himalayan Expeditions
Shimla was designated the summer
capital of the viceroy and the annual exodus from Calcutta and then Delhi,
was a hallowed ritual. Rudyard Kipling has immortalized the life and times
of Anglo-India in his stories and sketches. The stern officers and
custodians of the Raj behaved like schoolboys playing truant once they broke
loose from their desks.
Not everyone pursued pleasure.
was during this period that a systematic study of the Himalayas was
undertaken. The enthusiasm of administrators resulted in exploration and
construction of roads, bridges and so on. The Himalayas became more
accessible and familiar to the common man. Its breathtaking beauty continues
to revive visitors.
is nestled in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in the
Chamoli District of western Uttar Pradesh, near the world famous religious
shrine of Badrinath.
A huge cup shaped meadow, lush and green with
slopes where the silence is broken only by the tinkle of cowbells, Gulmarg
looks like a fantasy set in a film and not surprisingly have been the venue
of several films.
capital of Jammy and Kashmir and the largest city in the state, Srinagar
(1,730m) is famous for its canals, Houseboats and Mughal Gardens. The city
itself is quite unlike most other large Indian cities for here you are much
more in Central Asia than on the Indian sub-continent.
is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain
ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other,
the Ladakh range and the Zanskar Range.
Ladakh is full of amazing sights - strange Gompas perched on soaring
heights; the barren, shattered looking landscapes splashed with small
brilliant patches of green; ancient palaces clinging to sheer rock walls.
great Hiking, some skiing, some beautiful scenes and a cool environment
that's what Kufri is all about. It is famous for its trekking and hiking
trails. Adventure-seeking travelers throng Kufri in winters to enjoy skiing
and tobogganing along its snow-covered slopes.
in amidst fragrant pine forests is a ski resort in winter. It has a choice
of slopes ranging from a beginners run and slalom slope, to sharper descents
for the experienced skier.
has been blessed with all the natural bounties, one can think of. Dwelling
on a panoramic location, the hilly town is surrounded by green pastures and
snow-capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures
made during the colonial era create an aura, which is very different from
other hill stations.
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'.
Surrounded by towering peaks at an arm length, Manali's major asset is its
proximity to the snowline. It is a flourishing orchard industry, a popular
honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great
countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers.
over looks the plains and is surrounded by dense pine trees and Deodar
forests. A nearby snowline with numerous streams and cool healthy atmosphere
makes the surroundings very attractive. A busy bazaar town, Dharamsala has
established itself as the travellers base camp, who come to explore the
is a quiet town, with a sense of enchantment. This hill station spreads over
five low-level hills at the western edge of the Dhauladhar range, just east
of the Ravi River.
Lahaul & 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
in nature's beauty, Sarahan is flanked on the banks of the meandering Sutlej
River. Located amidst Deodar forests, Sarahan was the ancient capital of the
mighty Bushahr. It's a belief that Sarahan is the Shonitpur of old times,
and this was the place, where Banasura once ruled.
A small town
in the hills of Kumaon, Nainital is a lovely hill station surrounded by
mountains on three sides. Once this area had many lakes and it was called
the City of 60 lakes or 'Chakta'.
is located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty,
Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations. Mussoorie is an excellent
respite for tourists and people who want relief from the hot sultry
conditions of the plains. Nature has gifted Mussoorie everything which makes
a place beautiful. With the onset of summers tourists start coming here.
is just 24 Kms from Haridwar. Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, this
place is considered to be the access point of three other pilgrim places of
Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri the four great places which
combine to make Chardham.
With the majestic and mystifying Himalayas as the backdrop,
the four most holy pilgrimages of India never cease to amaze travelers and
visitors. Char Dham, or the four pilgrimage centers, comprising of
Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are frequented by the religious
minded as well as those intrigued by the remnants of bygone years.
For unabridged adventure, unadultered natural
splendours, Uttaranchal has two destinations dotted all over with
breathtaking surroundings, Kumaon and Garhwal. These pretty residents of
Uttaranchal are a discovery in their own way for any adventure lover.
the "Lofty Hill" or the "Hill made flat to build the Gangtok
monastery in 1716". Gangtok is a city, which, till one sees it, one
would believe exists only in picture-story books.
the dream land of the East, it has been a popular hill station since the
British period. The tourist flow to Darjeeling city has been increasing day
by day. Due to the proximity with three international borders, Darjeeling is
strategically very important
with its unique architectural heritage, palaces, temples and courtyards has
inspired many writers, artisits, and poets both foreign and Nepalese. It
boasts a unique symbiosis of Hinduism, Buddhism as well as Tantrism in its
culture which is still alive today as it was hundreds of years ago.
of Rangdum stands the Pazila watershed across which lies Zanskar, the most
isolated of all the trans Himalayan Valleys. The Panzela Top is the
picturesque tableland adorned with two small alpine lakes and surrounded by
For well over a thousand years, pilgrims have
journeyed Kailash Mansarovar to pay homage to the mountain's mystery,
circumambulating it is a ancient ritual of devotion that continues to this