City Of Mountain & Temples

Himachal Pradesh known as Deva Bhoomi (the land of the gods). The Aryan influence in the region dates back to the period before the Rigveda. The state is located in altitudes ranging from 450 metres (1,476 ft) to 6,500 metres (21,325 ft) above sea level. The state capital is Shimla (formerly British India's summer capital under the name Simla); other major towns include Una, Solan, Dharamsala, Kangra, Mandi, Kullu, Chamba, Hamirpur, Dalhousie and Manali.

Attractions in Himachal Pradesh, around and from Himachal Pradesh

  • Chamba Chamba, the land of antiquity, art and scenic beauty, is a wonder in itself for every visitor. Situated at the height of 996 m. above sea level on the south bank of the Ravi River, the ancient Pahari

  • Dalhousie Dalhousie is named after the British Governor - General of the 19th century Lord Dalhousie. The town's height varies between 1525m and 2378m and is surrounded by varied vegetation. Dalhousie has charm

  • Dharamsala Dharamsala has been connected with Hinduism and Buddhism for a long time, with many monasteries having been established there in the past. Dharamsala, is the residence of Tenzin Gyatso, the current Da

  • Kalpa Kalpa is a small town located in the Sutlej River Valley, Kalpa are dedicated to both Hindu and Buddhist gods & goddesses, Kalpa is at a height of 10,900 feet, Kalpa itself is located amongst apple or

  • Kaza Once was the capital of Nono the chief of spiti, Kaza situated at an altitude of 3600m above sea level on the left bank of Spiti, presently is the Head quarter of spiti Sub Division. This beautiful pl

  • Keylong Keylong is the headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The region is strange, exciting, primitive mountainous and delightful. It is an oasis of green fields and willow trees, wa

  • Manali Manali is known as the "Valley of the Gods". Manali is the Northern end of the Kullu Valley and is the main resort in the area. It is beautifully situated and there are many pleasant walks around the

  • Mandi The historic town of Mandi (800 m) is built along the banks of the river Beas. It has long been an important commercial centre and the sage Mandva is said to have meditated here.

  • Rewalsar Around a natural lake with a floating island are a Shiva temple-the Lomesh Rishi Temple, Guru Govind Singh's gurdwara and a Buddhist monastery founded by Guru Padmasambhava. A spot that is revered by

  • Shimla Shimla was the summer capital of India under British rule and presently, it is the state capital of Himachal Pradesh.