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in Himachal Pradesh
Kalpa & Sangla
Kalpa has all the makings of an Indian Fairyland. At a height of 10,900 feet in
Himachal Pradesh, 265 kms ahead of Shimla on the NH22 in Kinnaur District is
this hideaway town. It is located at the base of the imposing Kinner Kailash
ranges and Shivling peaks which rise upto 20,000 feet, towering above the
clouds, kissing the heavens, encircling the area around. Kalpa itself is spread
amidst chilgoza forests, apple plantations and the holy deodhars.
Kinnaur is a border district,
located in the southeastern part of the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. It
is about 250 km from the capital Shimla and is situated on National Highway No.
22, which is also called the Hindustan-Tibet Road. The landscape of the area
varies from the lush green orchards of the Sangla Valley to the stark
magnificence of the Hangrang Valley. The massive snow-clad ranges provide a
regal dignity to the area.
Lahaul & Spiti
Lahaul is part of Lahaul &
Spiti district. In fact both Lahaul and Spiti are two distinct geographical
regions separated by high rising Kunzum pass. Not only this, these two regions
are entirely different units socially and culturally also. Lahaul offers a few
very rewarding high altitude trekking trails along the Chandra and Bhaga rivers
and over high passes full of ice and snow. Lahaul and Spiti are two remote
Himalayan Valleys of H.P. lying on the Indo-Tibet border. Strange, exciting,
primitive, these valleys are unsurpassed in mountain scape, in the rugged beauty
of their rocky escapements and the splendor of their snow covered peaks.
The dream destination of
Dalhousie is a happening hill resort in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh. The
hill resort of Dalhousie has a charm of its own. The deodars and the pines, the
cottages and the villas come together for a unique summer retreat. Beauty
captures the hearts of the tourists that flock to Dalhousie year after year.
From Kaza, the first main village is Losar, about 60 km away. It is a
beautiful place with a couple of cheap guesthouse. A little further on is
the Kunzum La (4551m). From the pass, a 9km trail goes to the lovely Chandratal
(Moon Lake), at about 4250m. Batal is the starting point for treks to nearby
Bara Shigri (Big Glacier), which is up to 10km.
Blessed with a pleasant climate
all the year round, Solan is the district headquarters of Mashru, another city
established by the British, is named after the Goddess, Soloni Devi, whose
temple is located in the southern end of the town. Solan also remained capital
of east, while Bhagat State for many years. Solan is well known for its brewery
4.8 km from town started in 1835 with Anglo-German co-operation, and known as
Dyer-Meakin Brewery, producing excellent larger beer and quality whisky. In
1950, it was taken over by the late Major Mohan, renamed Mohan-Meakin Breweries
Principal Peaks &
Passes in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal is a paradise for
walkers, trekkers, hikers, skiers, rafters, climbers and mountaineers.
Innumerable treks originate or culminate in the beautiful valleys of Kullu and
Manali. There are several peaks in Himachal Pradesh that challenge the
mountaineers. Main peaks in Dhauladhar range are Mun (4610 m), Toral (4686 m),
Dromedary (4553 m) and Riflehorn (4400 m). Kinnaur & Spiti Region has Leo
Pargial (6791 m.)
Hotels in Himachal
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