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Tourist Attractions of Kullu Manali

Kullu-ManaliKullu is located at 240 kms from shimla,the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu Manali is the most exotic hill station among the most favored tourist destinations among the hill stations of India. In the ancient times Kullu Manali was also known as “Kulanthpitha” which means the end of habitable world because the ancient Hindus regarded Kullu as the farthest limit of human habitation. Even in the epic of the Ramayana and mahabharta the original name of Kullu has been mentioned. Among this tourist complex of Kullu Manali, kullu is the central point and it is located on the bank of river Beas.This main river valley runs from North to South an it is only 80 km long and its width is not more than 2 km but still a fairly wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacle of beautiful mountain scenery. Kullu is also known as Valley of Gods as it has many temples. The Dashehra of Kullu is world famous. Kullu Manali is natural paradise with full of numerous tourist attractions in and around Kullu Manali.

Exploring The Tourist Attractions Of Shimla

himalyan view from ShimlaIf one wants to really explore the natural beauty of Shimla then all that he needs to do is to walk along the meandering roads and byways. Beyond the centre there is the meadow of Annandale which is 5 km north of Ridge. All the major social events, during the British Raj, such as races, cricket matches and fetes were held here. Then there is another very famous picnic spot known as Glen, which is further west and is reached by a path near the Oberoi Cecil. This is a grand Colonial structure which is built on a precipice. This structure is a reminiscent of Raj-era luxury.

Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh

ridge shimla“Abode of Snow” is the meaning of the word Himachal Pradesh. The state covers over 56,000 sq km of the western Himalayas. The terrain of the state rises from the foothills of the Shivaliks bordering the plains of Punjab, and extends to the trans-Himalayan heights of the Zanskar Range which borders Ladakh and Tibet. Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh and during British Raj it was used to be the summer capital. It is one of the most famous tourist attraction and a popular destination for the visitors. The state’s other big hill station is Manali. It is in the heart of the idyllic Kullu Valley. It is an excellent base for trekking and excursion. Towards the west of Kullu valley is the Kangra valley. Its main town is Dharamsala which is the home of Dalai Lama. It is the seat of Tibet government exile and has a vibrant Tibet community.

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