Travel Destination in North India

1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It has a reputation as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass.

Elevation: 2,050 m
Weather: 2°C, Wind S at 11 km/h, 100% Humidity
Population: 8,096 (2011)
 Area code: +911902
Points of interest in Manali
  1. Hidimba Devi Temple
  2. Solang Valley
    Paragliding, skiing, camping, adventure, extreme sport
  3. Rohtang Pass
    Paragliding, honeymoon, cycling, mountain
  4. Bhrigu Lake
  5. Pandoh Dam
  6. Bijli Mahadev
  7. Great Himalayan National Park
    Backpacking, wildlife, camping, parks, ecotourism
  8. Manu Temple
  9. Club House
  10. Mall Road
  11. Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art
  12. Hadimba Temple Road
  13. Van Vihar
  14. Nature park
  15. Siyali Mahadev Temple
  16. Brhma Kumaris
  17. Center Kullu
  18. Manali Bazaar
  19. Doongri Forest

2. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Kasol is a village in Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar to Manikaran. It is located 42 km east of Kullu at the height of 1640 meters. Wikipedia

Elevation: 1,580 m
Area: 36 ha
Weather: 5°C, Wind S at 6 km/h, 100% Humidity
How to reach Kasol

Take a bus from Delhi to Bhuntar(Volvo available from Himachal Bhavan Nearly 1000 INR) and then a local HRTC bus from Bhuntar to Kasol (roughly 50 mins journey). All buses from Delhi to Manali/Kullu go through Bhuntar, so just inform the conductor to drop you there. Quora.com

Even if you are not into either of those, there are many other things to do in Kasol. Top Things to do in Kasol
  • Walk by the Parvati River.
  • Visit Manikaran Sahib. …
  • Take a long walk to Malana or Tosh. …
  • Trek to Kheer Ganga. …
  • Try Israeli Food. …
  • Shopping.

3. Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. The Thekchen Chöling Temple Complex is a spiritual center for Tibetan Buddhism, while the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives houses thousands of precious manuscripts.

Area: 27.6 km²
Weather: 5°C, Wind SE at 5 km/h, 100% Humidity
Population: 53,543 (2015)
Local time: Saturday 2:42 PM

Points of Interest in Dharmasala

  1. Dal Lake
  2. Kangra Valley
  3. Namgyal Monastery
    Monastery
  4. Kareri Lake
    Lake, backpacking
  5. St. John in the Wilderness
    Church
  6. Chintpurni
  7. Tibet Museum
    Museum
  8. H H Dalai Lama Main Temple
  9. State Museum
  10. Tsuglagkhang Complex

more in Dharmasala

Source : Tripoto.com

4. Shimla

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. Once the summer capital of British India, it remains the terminus of the narrow-gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway, completed in 1903. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

Elevation: 2,276 m
Area: 25 km²
Weather: -1°C, Wind SE at 8 km/h, 99% Humidity
Population: 142,555 (2001) UNdata
Local time: Saturday 2:47 PM
People walking on the snow covered road at Sanjauli, Shimla on Saturday. (Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
Hindustan Times : After reports of snowfall, more inquiries of hotel booking are pouring in. Due to weekend, hoteliers are expecting heavy tourist rush. Tour operator Gagan Singh said inquiries have been increased and tourists have been booking trips for Narkanda, Kufri and Manali. Remote regions of the state also experienced heavy snowfall. Updated: Jan 07, 2017 13:55 IST

 

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