Unravelling the Beauty of Kinnaur and Lahaul – Spiti

Nature at its most nascent form is the essence of life, inspiring higher things. Nature is present everywhere, but there are few places that simply magnify its presence. Kinnaur, tucked in the mesmerizing lap of Himalayas, reflects the same pristine nature. While the Lahaul & Spiti’s rugged terrain unveils the vast expanses of serenity.

Kinnaur, Halfway Between Humans and Gods

Kinnaur remained inaccessible for the world until the roads and other communications medium weren’t setup. But once the gateways were opened, the world was awed by the incomprehensible beauty. Some of the most visited destinations in Kinnaur include:

Sangla also known as the Baspa valley, is one of the most scenic Himalayan valleys. Though Sangla, the largest village in this valley, is gradually transforming into a modern village, but still retains its old charm.

Chitkul is the last village that borders Tibet. The local non-Buddhist deity, Goddess Chitkul is believed to protect the village from all harms. This spot is popular among trekkers and tourists as the last point of the Kinner Kailash Parikrama. The Kagyupa temple which is renowned for the highly treasured images of Shakyamuni Buddha, a Wheel of Life mandala and four Directional Kings is located in this village.

Kalpa is the quaint little village, humbly perched in the ambiance of Himalayas, overlooking the stunning Kinner Kailash. Legends say that it was the winter home of Lord Shiva, reminiscences of which can be seen in the temples found here. The beauty, peace and exclusivity of Kalpa attract many tourists to visit it each year.

Lahaul & Spiti, the Beauty of an Enchanted Terrain

The two districts Lahual and Spiti were merged into one district recently in 1960. After the merger, Kaza became the regional headquarter of Spiti and Keylong the regional headquarters of Lahaul.

Rohtang Pass is the gateway into Lahual and Spiti, while Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass is the entree way into Spiti Valley from Lahaul. The two valleys are distinctive from each other with Spiti having harder terrain than Lahaul. Here are 2 top destinations to visit in Lahual and Spiti.

Kaza can be entered from two ways, through Kinnaur valley and the Lahaul valley. During summers it is the hub of tourist activities and paradise for adventure seekers.

Keylong lies on the bank of Bhaga River at the intersection of Chandra Valley, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley. Tourist can enjoy the distant snow-capped mountains, unique terrain and enchanting views.

So what next you can do just pack up your bag and get ready for a thrilling trip through Himalayas.

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Enchanting Kinnaur

For a Jeep Safari tour to Keylong-Lahaul and Spiti check out

Jeep Safari Kinnaur Lahaul Spiti

Himachal High Hills promises to Rejuvenate Travelers from Purged Summer

Fresh Snowfall in Kullu

Fresh Snowfall in Kullu

Scorching heat, body drenching weakness! Yikes, its furious summer time in India. Just April and we’ve seen temperature rising to 43°C. Survival of the fittest, as many homes do not have air conditioning and survival becomes a challenge. A suggestion, why not travel to mighty Himachal to enjoy a spectacular holiday. The high hills of Himachal have received fresh snowfall and downpour of rainfall on lower regions. Plummeting the temperature of the region. This is a perfect time for enjoying adventure tour to the snow capped peaks. Destination like Shimla,

Sunbathing on Fresh Snow

Sunbathing on Fresh Snow

Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu/Manali and Chamba are exotic and offer exciting adventure sports activities.

Cool breeze flowing in your hair, freshness in the ambiance that how you will feel when you enter the foothills of Himalayas. Trust me travelers, it does feel heaven. As you enter Shimla, the magnetic aura of lush green valley is bound to take your breath away. The famous summer festival is being organized by the government at Ridge, Shimla. The celestial tribal music and dance performed by native artist is a must watch. For all those shopaholic, The Mall road one stop place. Branded clothes/ shoes/ bags, traditional handicraft and handloom, antique book and exotic food are some of the must eat and buy

Way to Kinnaur

Way to Kinnaur

thing to do while in Shimla. Let’s move to Kullu and Manali, as talked in previous post its home to verdure valley of pine trees and vista’s that inspire poets. Fresh snowfall has made Kullu home to several frozen waterfalls and destination of adventure activities for mountaineering, trekking, para-gliding, golfing, skiing, zorbing, camping.

Every season, tourists from all the country come here to trek and explore

Shimla this Morning

Shimla this Morning

new dimensions of adventures. The great himalayan national park is located in kullu district. This national park is home to 300 bird species and more than 30 animal species. There are some famous temples like Raghunathji, Bijli Mahadev and Hidimba Devi. I know, I promised to post about some fascinating myths and facts of old historical temples in Himachal. I’m undergoing some research study, will post it in coming week. Camping is the best way to learn about local culture and people. Beware of littering on the mountains, as

Polythene banned in Himachal

Polythene banned in Himachal

plastic polythene bags are strictly forbidden. Natural waterfall formed into ice needle is a normal sight in Kinnaur. Tibetan origin centric tribes are predominantly residing here. Sangla valley, all those who have visited will agree it is an old romantic hollywood movie scene.

The best time to visit these destinations is from April to October. At Lahaul and Spiti snow is covered almost all round the year. The culture of Lahaul and Spiti is rich and mosaic. Spiti valley is considered to be the center of buddhist monasteries. Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery are located in Spiti which are one of the oldest monasteries in the world.

Snow scooter in Manali

Snow scooter in Manali

We welcome you to visit, world’s mightiest mountain ranges that are blessed with stunning spectacular landscapes. Its cascading deep gorges and misty woods make Himachal a destination worth visiting.

Heaven

Heaven

HimachalHotels High Quality Service Highlighted its Leading Position quotes HPTDC

HimachalHotelsLadies and gentlemen, we are here to facilitate Himachal Hotels for curving as a fastest growing online travel booking company in Himachal Pradesh, quotes a high official at a meeting. HPTDC had organized a meeting to discuss the future of tourism industry and promoting undiscovered destination to uniquely enhance the positions of travel in the state. Himachalhotels.in is delighted to receive the acclamation and incredibly grateful to its contributors. Our team mates have inducted extraordinary efforts to strengthen the company’s future. This achievement is team effort. Our aim is to bring about a revolutionary uprising in the tourism sector of Himachal Pradesh.

From dark to light

From dark to light

Today I am posting to inform the readers about new undiscovered places like Chindi, Kala Tope, Malana, Naggar and Chitkul. Some of these undiscovered places have an ensemble of fascinating mix of jungles, historical landscape, lakes, waterfall, ancient temples and massive orchards. The clear waterfalls and exotic wildlife make these stead simply irresistible for travelers those longing to spend some eminence moment amidst virgin Mother Nature. These undiscovered places, are considered to be gems by himichali and the natives even now do not want their abode to become an overcrowded place. The government has maintained some terms for the tourists such as one cannot practice littering and anyone caught

Road Untaken

Road Untaken

scathing the landscape would be penalized. This does not refer that, travelers are not invited. Himachal’s are considerer to be authentic, reliable, have intricate heritage and are fascinating mosaic by nature. The hospitality is divine and they are ready to share their meager morsels with abundance of generosity.

Chindi

Chindi

Exploring cool pine forests is an incredible ways enjoy a perfect vacation. Chindi is 62Km from Shimla an undiscovered beautiful and unspoiled destination popularly famous for its aura of apples. Chindi is collection centers of apples, when apple season arrives apples are brought here to be packed. Its amazing twisting roads pass through beautiful green fields and pine forested slopes.

The traffic is minimum all year round. When I visited Malana, the thick winter

Malana

Malana

snow surrounding the mountains had retreated from the top. Malana is situated closely to the Jari village of Kullu. It is said Greek origin is in their blood and its existing democracy is the oldest in the world. Their houses are built out of wood that has been intricately curved. I still remember our fellow team mates asked us to stick to our agreed paths and not to touch any of the walls, houses or people there. This is

deities temples

deities temples

an advice to all those visitors to reinstate this when you visit. One can undoubtedly gasp at the theatrical scenery and those treacherous roads bring out a jive.

At Chitkul the travelers can see a glimpse of the snow splotched mountains standing at a distance and a gash of shining blue sky surrounding around it. The natives wrapped in heavy shawls and doing chores is a regular sight seen. Travelers can hear the crystal clear and haunting tones of a wooden flute that is broken only by the occasional moo of a cow. Himachal is known as the dev bhumi and himichali have firm faith in their village deities often called as devtas. Almost every village in Himachal has a temple where they congregate their respective deity. In my next post I shall

wooden temples

wooden temples

talk to you about them in elaboration. Himachal Government Tourism Development Corporation rest houses andhotels are a perfect match of sheer style and elegance. Visiting such undiscovered places is an excellent opportunity to learn and understand the sheer diversity, character and history of Himachal Pradesh.

Capture Phenomenal Scenes to Emphasize Landscapes at Kullu

Fresh Snowfall is loved by all. White lace covers red rocks and evergreens forests. Snowfall reminds us of skiing, snowboarding, hot chocolate and crackling fire at the fire place.

Here are some pictures of fresh snowfall in kullu:

kullu

kullu

fresh snowfall

fresh snowfall

Snow Dust

Snow Dust

Snowangels anybody..

Snowangels anybody..

Snow Laden Trees

Snow Laden Trees

White Forest

White Forest

Splurge a Magnetic Honeymoon at Kullu Manali the Most Beautiful Hill Stations

on our way to Kullu Manali

on our way to Kullu Manali

Green rush deep valley, redwoods, secluded lovers paradise, fireplaces, snow-capped peaks, enthrallingly beautiful location, cascading waterfalls… wondering where this mickle destination could be. Well, I am talking about Kullu Manali pertinently called the Switzerland of India. As newly married we were looking for a destination filled with splendors of nature and experience privacy with a dash full of romance. Our parents introduced us and we planned to take the plunge happily last year after 10 months of courtship. While pounding on the thought of honeymoon he told me look, we do not want to stress about planning the honeymoon. So, I told him let find an online travel booking and let them help us. Himachal Hotels came to our rescue and advised us Kullu Manali. Our bottom line was, it should fit our budget and it better be a freaking spectacular honeymoon. After detailed information we eventually nixed that idea as well.

our hotel at manali

our hotel at manali

I was told the truth that, Kullu Manali is an ideal city of love with its rich architecture and breath taking scenic displays. We booked a resort in Manali for three day and a hotel in kullu for three days. As a traveler I’ve had some great road trips in my life, but this one is far the best. There is a certain romance to getting married in winter. The resort offered us

We at Kullu Manali

We at Kullu Manali

top-notch facilities and impeccable services. Crackling fire at the hearth, a blanket in front of the hearth, dark wooded lavish interior, enormous bathroom and above all a breathtaking vista outside this was how our room looked like. The highlight of our honeymoon was going for long walks on the hills surrounded by snow capped mountains, Beas river flowing nearby along the wide glacial looking on riverbed, old beautiful architectural buildings built on the peaks of the hillocks. We also took a slow walk holding hands in the thick deodar forests full of cool breezes. We stayed at Manali for three days and three days in kullu. In kullu we visited famous old villages like Malana, Kasol and Naggar.

Malana Weavers at Kullu

Malana Weavers at Kullu

We indulged our self in an exotic rich spa treatment which included aromatherapy and deep tissue massage. We immerse ourselves in a plethora of activities like paragliding, zorbing, skiing, water rafting, which I guarantee you will enjoy with your spouse. We also biked on an old gravel road in kullu. We were told that it’s just phenomenally peaceful in Kullu during winters; the residents spend their winter in activities like sitting around the fire, spinning wool and knitting. Spending your entire life in living such pleasurable life, a dream that each one of use desire.

Manali

Manali

We traveled to Kullu Manali on our honeymoon and started a new chapter of our life. A romantic getaway for all newly wed couples especially when Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.