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Himachal Pradesh Tour


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The silver valley of Himachal, also known as the 'Land of Snow' rests in foothills of Himalayas. The topography of Himachal Pradesh is pictorial with mystic canopies of snow hills that change their appearance, with the resplendent shades of the day. The turbulent rivers and streams spiraling down the hilly terrain showcase the entire vista of heaven with lush green vegetation, waterfalls and elevated pine trees and fern plants.

Himachal Pradesh - IndiaThe valleys of Himachal hold enormous splendor of deep religious and cultural traditions, rich historical charm and amazing diversity of people. Beside its ethereal guise, it also outstrips in its diverse adventurous sports. A hike through the winding tracks of majestic mountains of Himachal and green valley is a unique experience with a lucrative vacation.

Himachal Pradesh offers some of the most galvanizing and challenging trekking and mountaineering opportunities in the world, along with Skiing, Kayaking, Para gliding and Hang-gliding. Due to these most captivating sports and picturesque location Himachal Pradesh is gaining tourist popularity globally.

Adventure in the Valley
Trekking / Mountaineering
The valley of Himachal Pradesh offers some of the best trekking trials on the winding tracks of the hilly slopes. The best time to under-take trekking is from May to October, when the whether is quite pleasant. Normally the trekking trials are done between the altitude of 1500m and 6000m. The tracts of Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahaul capture the spirit of the 2500-km vast extended Himalayas, one of the memorable experiences. Himachal Tourism also organizes trekking tours and excursions in the Indian Himalayas of Himachal Pradesh - Kullu, Manali, Dharamsala, Chamba, Shimla, Ladakh etc.

Adventure with Golf
Ahead of Shimla is the sight of oldest golf courses in India. Naldera - 23km from Shimla is the idle location for golf course. Initially the British Viceroy of India- Lord Curzon inaugurated the course by seeing the natural topography of the region. This is a 9-hole course that is considered as one of the most challenging in the country. Another course more popular, at Annandale in Shimla is also a nine hole course managed by the army, beside these there is one more golf course popular among the tourists at the hilly ground of Khajjiar - 22 km from Dalhousie and 24- km from Chamba .

Heli-Skiing
For altitudinous mountain stimulation nothing can surmount the occultism of heli-skiing. Heli-Skiing is quite thrilling as beneath the vast blue skies the adventure seekers are conveyed by a helicopter to a snowcapped peak. A foray of ten minutes can carry the skiers to the top of a 14000 feet high slope. It is a breathtaking adventure as one speedily buzz down the hilly slopes. The vast opportunities for Heli-Skiing are offered at Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near the resort town of Manali (Kullu).

Skiing
The deep cut slopes of Kufri and Mahasu near Shimla offers some of the best opportunities for skiing in India. Far-reaching slopes exist at Narkanda - 64 km from Shimla, at Kullu-Manali, the Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports offers a variety of courses and facilities for skiing that are easily taken up in the great slopes of Solang area near Manali. Few companies in the private sector also offer ski courses and associated facilities.

Ice - Skating
The Shimla ice-skating ring offers excellent opportunities for Ice-skating enthusiast. It is one of the biggest open-air zones with permanent frozen ice in this part of the world. The adventure with ice-skating normally takes place during December and ends up in February. There are two sessions every day, in the morning and in the evening.
Membership is available for the season as well as for shorter terms and even for single sessions. Skates are available at the ring.

Para-Gliding
The smooth peak of Billing, in Kangra, is the sight of this adventurous sport. Since 1984 the region facilitates 5 national and 3 international hang-gliding rallies every year. A fairly recent sport- para-gliding that has invariably acquired distinction is held at various places in the state - Bundla Dhar near Bilaspur, in the kullu valley and at Intkali in the Pabbar valley near Rohru in Shimla district.

Angling
Himachal is an angling paradise facilitating several shallow waters for trout and mahaseer fishes, besides Brown and Rainbow Trout are also to be found in the river streams. Rohru in the Pabbar valley at Shimla have several spots absolute for fishing. Kinnaur's Baspa River in the Sangla valley and Uhl River near Barot also hold trout. The reservoir of the Maharana Pratap Sagar leading to the town of Dehra and Gobind Sagar near Bilaspur are other location for angling.

Water and River Sports
River-rafting or white-water rafting and other river water sports are also available on the waters of Gobind Sagar nearBilaspur, the Chamera Lake near Dalhousie and at the Manali-Kullu National Highway.

Mountaineering and Rock Climbing
The hills around Manali, presently forms the essence of mountaineering in Himachal. The Chandra Bhaga ranges the Pir Panjal and Dhalaudhar ranges are quite captivating. The State also has several other areas where Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali and its branch at Dharamsala (Kangra) offer this activity.

Reaching Himachal
Indian Airlines flights for Himachal takes off every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Himachal can also be accessed through its toy train coaches. The regular train coach from Kalka to Simla and Siliguri to Darjeeling runs through the curves of hilly terrain.
Himachal is connected by road with all the major Center of North. Deluxe / semi deluxe / ordinary bus services to and from Shimla runs on regular basis.

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