Himachal Pradesh

The land of Gods, Dev Bhumi, Himachal Pradesh is entirely mountainous with altitudes ranging from 460 to 6600 meters. It presents a vivid pictrure of lush green meadows, excitable rocky ravines, rich temperate flora in sub tropical latitudes and attractive fauna like musk deer, ibex, thar, Himalayan brown bear, mow leopard, monal tragopan and wild cocks. The snow clad mountain peaks rising majestically in all their grandeur are breathtaking and elevating. The summers in higher hills here are refreshingly cool, the rains enjoyable and the winters frolicsone with ice skating and skiing in snow providing mirth and cheer. For all reasons and in all seasons, Himachal Pradesh welcomes young and old, man and woman, child and grown up. Dark Blue sky with twinkling stars, cool bracing air, rippling rivulets and fascinating floral fragrance-nature has made it a lovers′s paradise. The meadow, grove and stream, the earth and every common sight are clothed in celestial light here as if these have the halo and freshness of a dream. Five mountain ranges cut Himachal across - the Shivalik, uprising from the plains of Punjab, the Dhauladhar, the Pir Panjal, the Great Himalayan and Zanskar ranges. The waters of Chandrabhaga, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej and Baspa have given not only greenery and verdure to its soil but also have enriched its folk lore and folk culture besides providing immense potential for generating hydro-electricity. If the aromatic whiff of fruit trees fill the air in spring in temperate Himachal the rugged and barren landscape in Lahaul and Spiti displays beauty in nudity. The sounds of ′Dharmam Sharanam gachhami Sangham sharanam gachhami emenate from imposing Bodh monasteries and reverberate in the vast openness and narrow valleys of the area. People here are simple, honest and hard working. Fairs and festivals attract them and their participation in Dussehra at Kullu, Shivratri at Mandi,Holi at Sujanpur, Phulaich in Kinnaur, Lavi at Rampur and many many others reflects their zest and fervor for a happy and contented life. Tabo Monastery in Lahual and Spiti is ′Ajanta′ of the north known for its wall frescos and Khajjiar in Chamba is Mini Switzerland of India because of its Striking similarity in landscape. Well connected and maintained Guest Houses, Hotels and Rest Houses radiate with the proven Himachal hospitality and are comfortable sojourns for a visitor to see and know the treasure trove that Himachal Pradesh is. Holiday in Himachal Pradesh for a truly memorable vacation.