Himachal Tourist Guide

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie, Chamba, IndiaDalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over five hills. Named after Lord Dalhousie...

Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Kangra, HimachalDharamsala is bea- utiful & peaceful town, surrounded by forests of pine. Up there is Suburb of Dharamsala called Macleodganj or Little Lhasa...

River Rafting in Himachal

River Rafting in HimachalPacking exciting combinations through gentle passages and over foaming torrents, Himachal has emerged as a major focus for river-rafting or 'white-water' rafting as it is also called. The State hosted the India Rafting Cup in 2004 and in 2005. For a surge of adrenalin to gush through every vein and surge over every muscle, you can race over the river rapids in an inflatable rubber dingy. River rafting is available on the river Satluj at Tattapani, near Shimla, on the river Beas near Kullu, the river Ravi near Chamba and the river Chandra near Lahaul. Non-swimmers and novices can also experience this on some of the gentler rapids.  The  sport takes a break during the winter months and in portions of the monsoons.

River Rafting in Himachal PradeshWhile rafting the following items apparel are suggested to be carried along: pants, socks, bathing suit / trunks, outdoor / sports shoes, cap / hat, sun glasses, rubber slippers, camera, warm clothing and prescription medicines. For the raft, shorts, a tee shirt and floaters arc best. No jeans please.

Himachal Tourism sponsors courses in river-rafting and there are several operators in the private sector who offer this experience.

As other places in the world where river-rafting is offered, the State's rapids have been categorised as follows :

Category I : Easy moving water, small waves, no obstacles.

Category II : Moderate Difficulty, with clear passage.

Category III : Difficult, High irregular waves, narrow clear passage, reouires precise manoeuvring.

Category IV : Very Difficult long rapid, powerful irregular waves and hydraulics, require precise manoeuvring.

Category V: Extremely difficult, long violent, and highly congested rapid, for team of experts only.

Category VI: Unrunnable.

Chamba

chamba, himachal
Chamba valley, the most loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, beautiful lakes and crowned with high mountains ranges...

Kullu Manali

Kullu Manali, Himachal

 Kullu - Manali, A honeymooners place, is gifted with every thing that one can imagine. Kullu "The end of habitable world" and  Manali "Queen of Hills"...

 

Shimla

Shimla, Himachal, India

 Shimla a tourist destination. A beautiful hill town in the lap of nature, surrounded by pine and deodar forests. At a distance of 45 km, a prettiest place Solan exists"...

 

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