"The Land Of Snow"
"The Land Of Snow"
If you like anything and everything about snow, you may be inspired by the meaning of the word Himachal. Himachal Pradesh is located in the western Himalayas. Surrounded by majestic mountains, out of which some still challenge mankind to conquer them, the beauty of the land is beyond imagination.
A land of splendid mountains, a pristine place which feeds and provides solace to the mind and soul, a pious land which is associated with the supernatural, an enigma of a place which attracts people from every look and corner of the world- It's incredible, it's beautiful, its enchanting- It's Himachal!
PLACES TO VISIT IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
Kullu in Himachal Pradesh is one of the most frequented tourist destinations. Often heard along with the name Manali, yet another famous tourist spot, Kullu is situated on the banks of Beas River. It was earlier called as Kulanthpitha, meaning 'The end of the habitable world'. Awe-inspiring, right Kullu valley is also known as the 'Valley of God's.
Manali offers splendid views of the snow-capped mountains. The land is not just a feast to your visual senses; it also offers you the chance to ascertain your fitness level with the sporting facilities here. Manali is named after the Hindu lawgiver Manu. The word Manali is derived from Manavalaya meaning the abode of Manu or 'Home of Manu'.
Shimla, preferred as the 'Queen of Hills'. Shimla has been blessed with all the natural bounties which one can think of. It has got a scenic location, it is surrounded by green hills with snow capped peaks. The spectacular cool hills accompanied by the structures made during the colonial era creates an aura which is very different from other hill.
The great Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama lives here and thousands of ardent travelers visit this hill station every day to enjoy its magnificent beauty!!! Yes, we are talking about the ever beautiful 'Dharamshala', located in the scenic valleys of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. This calm and serene hill station is situated at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level and is surrounded by thick deodar cedar trees, snow-laden mountains, exotic culture, and quaint old monasteries.
Dalhousie is spread around five hills, known as Katalagh, Potreyn, Bakrota, Terah and Bhangora. Scottish and Victorian architecture are prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town. Dalhousie, was named after Lord Dalhousie, who was the British governor in the 19th century.