Top Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh !! Explore the Himalayas !! Must Visit Tourist Places and Attractions in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It’s home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Manali, Solang, Kasol. Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries like in Riwalsar, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas.As the name connotes (‘Him’ means snow), it is a land of snow-clad mountains, snow-fed rivers and sparkling streams.
Sometimes words fall short and our eyes are the only witness penning the essence of scenic beauty of nature.Beyond the emerald green meadows and evergreen forests, HP holds a destiny where the horizon is the zenith. HP Tourism Dev Corporation has divided the State into four interesting regions or you can call them as Circuits. I read about it on google and many other tourism blogs. They are namely Beas , Sutlej ,Dhauladhar & tribal Circuit.
We planned to travel and cover the BeaS circuit. This 1335 km circuit includes: Delhi, Mandi, Rewalsar, Kullu, Swaraghat, Manali, Manikaran, Naggar, and Rohtang. The Beas River, with its clear water gurgles and sloshes through the landscape adding to the picture perfection of this circuit. One can witness well-defined snow-capped peaks, Deodar and pine trees, tiny alpine fields, rocky slopes amid grassy meadows carpeted with wild flowers and Terraced field of apples orchards across the way.
so i jolted down the places from the entire beas circuit which seemed interesting and were feasible to cover in 7 days holiday trip. The list looked something like this: Ghumarwin, Naggar,Manali, Rohtang Pass, Solan,Gulaba,Kasol, Mandi ,Rewalsar, Manikaran.
So here my journey begins !!
Day1: So we started our journey on 24th of Dec from Delhi in morning at 7am. We planned to travel via National highways and reach our first destination “ghumarwin”. Its in a different HP circuit, but since we had childhood memories tagged to it, we visited there & stayed overnight at a relatives place. This place is a small town & major cultural and educational hub of District Bilaspur, HP. Ghumarwin is also famous for its variety of sweet preparation and local cuisines.HRTC buses and Taxis operate to nearly all possible routes on each sides.
On our way we saw Naina Devi temple at very high peek. It is dedicated to Goddess Sati, who was an incarnation of Goddess Durga. It is surrounded by Govind Sagar Lake and Bharka Dam.Nanina Devi as the name suggests is believed to be the place where the eyes of Sati fell.
In the evening weather was really pleasant and we went out to roam around the town. You have local market here, and sweets are very famous. specially Jalebi..We had hot jalebi’s with rabri. Since poeple here have local farms and grow vegetables for their daily supplies, the food quality is amazing here. Will post the pictures soon.
(courtesy : google/wiki)
Continue to read Day 2…visit to Naggar and Manali