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...

January - Fairs and Festivals of Himachal

A cliche if you will - but often laced with snow - the year opens with a heady cocktail. Thousands of revellers head to celebrate the new year at Shimla, Chail, Manali and Dalhousie.

Lohri Festival HimachalThere is greater sobriety but no less joy, when Lohri or Maghi comes along in mid-January. This is the traditionary mid-winter day and also commemorates the last sowing of the Rabi crops. Community bonfires, folk songs and dancing mark the festival. In tribal Spiti, Dechhang is celebrated at the height of winter, while the Lahaul area reserves it for early April. Paonta Sahib is a major focus on Guru Gobind Singh's birthday. The town and other Gurudwaras close to it, are closely linked with the Guru's life.

On a mid night-towards the end of Paush (December-January), Phagli begins in Lahaul's Pattan valley with snow being packed in a conical basket-Mfa. This is upturned on a roof and resembles a Shivalinga. Shiva, Naga and the goddess Hadimaba are worshipped and the younger generation also mark it by venerating the village elders. Chhang and Lugari, locally brewed liquors, flow freely, and ritual dishes are eaten. Kinnaur's Sazi(or Sazo) also comes at around this time.

Snow Competition, HimachalMore contemporary events come in the form of the National Snow Statue Competition at Kufri, the folk dance competition on Republic Day at Shimla, and the Water Sport Regatta at Kangra's Maharana Partap Sagar. To make this wonderful time of the year all the more attractive, Himachal Tourism offers special discounts and packages in its wide network of hotels

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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