Lal Tibba – Mussoorie Tourists Attraction

North India’s hill resort that boasts of the adage “The Queen of Hills”, Mussoorie is a hot pick when it comes to deciding a perfect holiday destination in Uttaranchal. Lots of tourist’s places are famous in Mussoorie which offers many things to visitors. It is located 34 km away from Dehradun situated on Garhwal Hills, which is nothing but a little paradise on earth. Because of picturesque backdrop and cold environs, this place is home to numerous tourist attractions. Lal Tibba is one of the most famous tourist spot in Mussoorie.

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Lal Tibba is also known as Depot Hill due to presence of depot and is the highest point in Mussoorie situated in Landour area which is oldest populated destination of Mussoorie.  The hill houses a camp of the Indian Military services and broadcasting stations or towers of all India Radio and Doordashan.

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Visitors can enjoy beautiful views; Japanese telescope was installed here in 1967 by municipality using which tourists can see nearby places such as Kedarnath, Banderpunch, Badrinath and other Himalayan ranges. Beautiful views of sunrise and sunset from this place can also been seen. Ancient houses which are constructed in British architectural style are also seen.  Lal Tibba meaning in local language is Red Hill.

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Chider’s Lodge is another attraction situated on Lal Tibba. This Lodge offers awesome view of the hills and valley stretching into distance. Chider’s Lodge is an ideal picnic spot accessible by foot. This place does not have any eating places, restrooms or souvenir shops hence enjoy the raw and rustic appeal of nature here.

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Well known sister’s Bazar selling all the must nuys along with some pretty souvenirs is quite popular both with locals as well as tourists.

Best time to visit this place is between summer months of March and June as weather is pleasant enough to explorer the stunning surroundings. It’s necessary to carry woolen cloths because of its cold weather.

Due to such a great beauty of Mussoorie, there is huge rush of tourists. Along with being a tourist destination, Mall road is also a best place for shopping, which is the second priority of travelers. Due to this reason, there is great demand for best star category and budget ‘Hotels on Mall Road, Mussoorie’.

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Scandal Point – Shimla Tourists Attraction

Summer capital of India during British Raj, Shimla is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is a unique with its incomparable beauty located at an average height of 2,200 m. Shimla looks stunningly beautiful during autumn season when days are pleasant and amazing. It is a typical hilly landscape with a picturesque scenery, beautiful climate and feasible social standards. Shimla has many tourist attractive spots. Scandal point is the most beautiful place to visit in Shimla.

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It is a famous spot in famous city and the most visited spots by tourists. Scandal point is located on the Mall road joins Ridge road on the west side. But why the name ‘Scandal Point’ has been given is a mystery. The name is given from the disorder caused by supposed departure of British lady with Indian Maharaja. Then the Maharaja of Patiala had run away with the daughter of British Viceroy from this point. Because of this British authority expelled the Maharaja from entering into the Shimla and hence the name given as ‘Scandal Point’. Maharaja of Patiala then made another town at Chail near Shimla.

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The most noticeable feature of this place is a statue of Indian freedom fighter ‘Lal Lajpat Rai’. This is a popular spot for all age grouped peoples. To hear the age old story of this place from the guides tourist gather here every day. This point is considered to be the highest point in Shimla and has various shops and restaurants. Scotland Church is also one of the attractions of this place. The famous Alfa restaurant having some mouthwatering Indian foods as well as western food, and the picturesque view of the town is a beautiful feature of Scandal Point.

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Along with this Scandal Point, many other tourist spots are also there in and nearby Shimla, which attracts thousands of travellers every year. Such a wide rush of local and foreign tourists attracts a great demand for best and comfortable star category and budget ‘Hotels near Shimla Railway Station’.

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Bharmaur – Dalhousie Tourists Attraction

Dalhousie is a stunninghill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. Name of the city is derived from the named of British Governor General Lord Dalhousie in 19thcentury. Dalhousie is popular for its natural beauty and has variety of old architecture buildings. Vegetation includes pines, deodars, oaks and flowering rhododendrons in Dalhousie. There are many more magnificent views of Dalhousie which are very popular in tourists. One of the famous places in Dalhousie is Bharmaur.

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Bharmaur means the land of legendary Gaddies is about 65 km from Chamba. In 6th century it was known as Brahmour.  Bharmaur is famous for some very old history temples. All these temples stands on a level area call as Chaurasi after the 84 Siddhas who are believed to have meditated in Bharmaur 1000 years ago. These Siddhas call from Kurukshetra and visited Manimahesh. Lakshna Devi and Ganesh are the oldest temples in Bharmaur. With gable roof and rubble masonry these temples are made in hill style.  The outer and inner façade, circum ambulatory path of this sanctum are beautifully carved. Manimahesh is the tallest temple in this area which is built in Shikhara style architecture. Brass bull stands in front of temple is a major attraction.

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Nar Singh is another temple in Shikhara style. It contains brass image is Narsingh.  As per legend Lord Vishnu in his Nar Singh avtar has been cast vividly. In the corner of temple there is a small water source called Ardh Ganda. Many people come here to take a bath in this water so that all their crimes are vanishes.Its creation by Rani Tribhuvana – rekha is mentioned in a copper plate writing of Yugakara, son of Sahilla and may, therefore be placed in the 10th or 11th century. Country around the Bharmaur is regarded as belonging to Shiva and is also called Shiv-Bhumi. There is a Bharmani Devi temple just about 4 km above Chaurasi temples.

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Best time to visit this Bharmau is between July to September. This place is also famous for delicious apples and local blankets. This beautiful tourist destination in Dalhousie increases the demand for best star category and budget ‘Hotels in Dalhousie near Gandhi Chowk’.

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Chail Wildlife Sanctuary – Shimla

Himachal Pradesh is believed to be the place for honeymooner, couples, nature lovers and adventure tour and it’s true. But it is also famous for wildlife sanctuaries which are one of the major attractions in Himachal Pradesh. These sanctuaries attract nature lovers from across the country which contains various species of animals and birds in their natural habitat.

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Chail Sanctuary is located at Chail in Shimla which forms the golden triangle with Shimla and Kufri of Himachal Pradesh. It is about 63 km from Shimla and is one of the well maintained wildlife sanctuaries and houses having rich collection of flora and fauna. Some of the most seen animal species are European red deer, wild boar, goral, spotted deer, sambar, common langur, Himalayan black bear, flying squirrel, Indian porcupine etc.

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With the animals this park is also home to various birds. Chir pheasant and Khalij pheasant are most popular birds seen in this sanctuary. It also includes golden eagle and grey headed flycatcher flying in the sky. Large number of pine trees are also founds here.

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Apart from this wildlife, this park can also allow in adventurous and leisurely activities such as trekking, angling and bird watching. Out of these angling is a popular activity undertaken in Gaura River. Many trekking trails pass through this sanctuary. Kandaghat-Chail, Chail-Shimla via Junga, Chail Rajgarh etc are most popular trails that passes from this park. This park also contain breeding centre situated in blossom and Jhajiha is a popular place to visit by tourists in this sanctuary.

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This park is spread in an area of 110 square km. Chail wildlife sanctuary was identified in 1976 and was declared as a protected area under government consideration. In 1988 Chir Pleasant breeding and rehabilitation program has been launched.

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As per history Chail wildlife sanctuary once served as the hunting ground of Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh. He was founded in this hill station after banished from entering Shimla following his elopement with daughter of Lord Kitchener of British Indian Army Commander.

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Chail wildlife sanctuary is opened through the year but the best time to visit at this place is from March to October.  According to people, this sanctuary having the record of visiting large number of honeymooners and explore them to natural beauty. This forest covers more than 10 k hectares of land with thickly covered Oak forest, Deodar tree, Solang Valley in Himachal Pradesh.

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Such a wild beauty of Shimla attracts lot number of tourists and animal lovers here, and so increases the demand for best ‘3 Star Hotels in Shimla’.

Kangchenjunga – Darjeeling

Third highest mountain in the world is Kangchenjunga with an elevation of 8586 m in a section of Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal. Meaning of the ’Kangchenjunga’ is ‘Five Treasures of Snows’ as it contains five peaks and four of them are over 8450 m. two of the five peaks are in Taplejunga District, Nepal and other three peaks  main, central and south are on border of North Sikkim and Nepal.  kangchenjunga is located on the boundary between Nepal and Sikkim. It is also called Sewal Ungma in the local Limbu language.

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It is one of the famous attractions among tourist and is situated in Darjeeling. Kangchenjunga was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world till 1852, but based on measurements made by Great Trigonometric Survey of India in 1849 came on conclusion that Mount Everest was the highest. In 1856 it was officially announced that Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain.

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It was first climbed on 25 may 1955 by British peoples Joe Brown and George Band. They stopped of the summit as per promise given to Maharaja of Sikkim that the top of mountain would remain inviolate.

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Kangchenjunga is the official spelling accepted by Douglas Freshfield, A. M. Kellas and the Royal Geographical society that indicates the Tibetan Pronunciation. There is various alternative spelling which includes Kangchen Dzonga, Khangchendzonga, Kanchenjanga, etc but the final selected word is Kangchenjunga came from his Highness Sir Tashi Namgyal, the Maharaja or Chogyal of Sikkim.

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Most famous views are from the hill station of Darjeeling. Darjeeling War Memorial is the most visited places from where Kangchenjunga is observed.  Sikkim people admire Kangchenjunga as a sacred mountain. Goecha La trek is achieving popularity amongst tourists.

Kangchenjunga is arraying from just a few hundred meters beyond sea point among some of the greatest peaks of the Himalaya and is the small state of Sikkim hiving amazing diverse landscape. This trek exceeds through heavily forested small valley and tea estates to hilly grasslands below Kangchenjunga.  In this total 23 days trekking tour the visitors fly from Delhi to Sikkim.

In reality, rock and ice falls more often thunder this apparently serene mount. There are not any direct routes to the mount. One has to try various indirect routes, possibly starting by ascending any one of five peaks, then finding any place for camping, attempting the summit.  The trekkers return to their home with unforgettable moment of their trekking.

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Along with Kanchanganga, many other tourist spots are also there in and nearby Darjeeling, so it ultimately leads to increase the demand for best ‘4 Star Hotels in Darjeeling’.

Amaranth Temple – Kashmir

Kashmir is one of the well-known tourist places in the northwestern region of India. It’s impossible to say about Kashmir’s beauty in words. Kashmir is famous for its Shikaras or wooden boats and houseboats which are found in Dal Lake and other rivers. One of the best attractions of Kashmir is ‘Amaranth Yatra’ organized by the government of J & K every year in sharavan month i.e. in July and august. Amaranth temple is a highly revered cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and it is located around 141 km away from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India. Let’s talk about the history of this beautiful temple.

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History of Amaranth Temple:

Amaranth temple is believed to be 5,000 years old. As per history some legend says that Muslim shepherd named Buta Malik has discovered this Holy Cave. Once upon a time, a bag full of coal was given to him by a saint. The shepherd went home and when he opened the bag found that the bag was full of gold coins which made him happy. He went back to thank the Saint. But he found that the Saint had disappeared and noticed the Holy Cave. After that this cave has become the holy place of pilgrimage.

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Some legend says that the valley of Kashmir was under water and the Sage Kashyap drained the water through rivers and rivulets. Bhrigu Rishi, on his way to Himalayas was the first person to found this Holy Cave and the Lingam.

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According to Hindu Myth, Lord Shiva was looking for a place to tell the ‘Amar Katha’ to Goddness ‘Parvathi’, and thus he selected the Amarnath Cave. He left Nandi which is his vehicle, the celestial bull, in Pahalgam, released the moon from hair at Chandanwari and on the banks of Lake Sheshnag, he released snakes. He left his son, Lord Ganesh, at Mahagunas Parvat and at Panjitarni, and also left five elements of life which are earth, water, air, fire and sky. Lastly he created Rudra named Kalagni and ordered him to fire up and remove every living thing in and around the Holy Cave. Then Lord took goddess Pārbati inside the cave to narrate the Amar Katha.

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Pilgrimage to Amaranth Temple:

Amaranth Yatra is an important pilgrimage for Hindus. According to them, the Amaranth Cave Temple Yatra begins at Ashadha Purnima and ends at Shravana Purnima. The annual Yatra is organized by government of India in July and August. Amaranth Caves stand at the end of Lidder Valley. The main Amaranth Cave Temple is the abode of Lord Shiva which is naturally formed of an ice – stalagmite. This Lingam is believed to grow and disappear with the phases of moon. This lingam excels on full moon day and slowly diminishes and disappears on new moon day. The cave is surrounded by snowy mountains. To enjoy such a religious journey to Amaranth, most of the tourists select one of the best ‘Kashmir Holiday Packages’, largely available in the coming months of July and August.

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Kashmir Tourism

Kashmir is a ‘Paradise On Earth’ which is known for its captivating beauty.  It is encircled by 3 mountain ranges of the Himalayas viz Karakoram, Zanaskar and Pir Panjal, which are running from north-west to north-east. These mountain ranges form the backdrop of Kashmir. Such a snow capped ranges make Kashmir look like a picture straight out of a fairytale. Dazzling rivers, splendid gardens, serene lakes, flowering meadows, and so on are some of the more explanatory features of the landscape of the Kashmir valley. Such a breathtaking beauty of Kashmir has given it the name of the “Switzerland of the East”. Following words of a Mughal emperor, more meaningfully describes the beauty of Kashmir, which no other things will ever describe:

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“Gar Bar-ru-e-Zamin Ast; Hamin Ast, Hamin Ast Hamin Ast.”

The meaning of this statement is that if there is paradise on earth, this is it, this is it, and this is it. It is just impossible to explain the whole beauty of Kashmir, because the beauty of Kashmir Valley of India is beyond the scope of words. The sparkling waterfalls, gushing rivers, scenic surrounding and lush green forests of Kashmir add more to its splendour  The origin of exotic flora and fauna, also makes Kashmir Holiday Packages one of the beat offers ever. In the sanctuaries and parks in Kashmir, we can easily found some of the rare and endangered species of birds and animals. There are also countless species of luxuriant vegetation, which attracts number of botanists.

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In the history of this city, there was a huge lake in place of Kashmir valley. That lake was served as the home of a very cruel and terrible demon. Kashyap, who was the grandson of Lord Brahma, drained this lake with the help of Goddess Parvati. After that, the goddess finally crushed the demon to death by dropping a mountain on him. Due to which this mountain is now known as the Hari Parbat. The most magnificent and famous district of Kashmir is Srinagar, which is a combination of business center, holiday resort and also a summer capital of this state. Srinagar is adorned with lush green rice fields, serene lakes, blooming gardens, and the unique houseboats, which gives Kashmir an added appeal.