Lahaul Valley

Lahaul Valley  Miles of high flatlands, several glaciers and high peaks, sudden surprises in patches of verdant green, eighteen Buddhist monasteries, a few secluded Hindu temples, mountain passes that carry on for miles, some high lakes and two large rivers the Chandra and the Bhaga, that combine to form the Chandrabhaga (Chenab) and a touch […]


SPITI VALLEY Translated, ‘Spiti‘ means the ‘middle country‘ – a name obviously given as a result of its ties with both lndia and Tibet. With freckles of green over a dry, weather-beaten face, Spiti is a cold desert where the monsoon rain never comes. It is characterized by stark beauty, narrow valleys and high mountains. A […]


Palampur Height : 1250 m Apart from Dharamsala-McLeodganj, Palampur is Kangra’s other large town but a distinctive twist. Af ew things have given Palampur much of its remarkable character and beauty. The first is the backdrop of the Dhauiadhar mountains which rise dramatically from level ground and within a few lmllometers, they touch altitudes of several thousand meters […]


Jogindernagar Jogindernagar is the terminal point of the 163 Km long and popular Kangra valley narrow gauge rail line that starts from Pathankot. lt is also a destination that links the Kullu Manali Circuit with the Kangra Valley circuit. Jogindernagar is named afiera former ruler of Mandi state Raja Joginder Sen. This is where one of the earliest hydro-electric projects […]


Rewalsar Rewalsar (1350 m)  has one of the most picturesque natural mountain lakes of Himachal and is considered sacred by Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs. The lake abounds in fish but fishing is prohibited. Hindu temples, a Sikh Gurudwara and Buddhist monasteries coexist in harmony here. Floating reeds on the lake are considered to contain the spirit of Padmasabhava, a great […]


Bilaspur was earlier a princely state called Kahlur. It was founded by Chandela Rajputs in 7th century who claimed their descent from Chanderi rulers in Madhya Pradesh.  is mostly famous for Govind Sagar Lake on the Sutlej River which is the reservoir for the Bhakra Nangal Dam project. The road bridge on this lake at Kandraur is […]

Bilaspur City

Bilaspur City Height : 673 m As a former princely state, Bilaspur was practically a millennium old and the town may well have been the first planned hill town in the country. This one-time capital was submerged when the Bhakra Dam was built over the river Satluj and today’s Bilaspur is fairly new and equally picturesque. In winter, when the water […]


Swarghat Height : 1220 m Marking the entry point to the popular Kullu Manali circuit, Swarghat on the Chandigarh Manali highway is an ideal stopover destination. Commanding scenic views of the plains panning out before you from the undulating ridges of the Shivalik mountains, Swarghat was the summer retreat of the erstwhile royal family of Bilaspur. Surrounded by pine trees it […]


Rohru Height : 1550 m Branching off the Hindustan Tibet Road and by the banks of the river Pabbar. The town has witnessed a rapid growth in the past few years and today, this is an important economic and administrative centre. lt is also a good location for fishing for trout on the Pabbar’s waters, sightseeing and trekking in […]


Kharapathar Height 2673 m. Kharapathar stands in the midst of an area covered with thick forests of Himalayan cedar (deodar) and apple orchards. This little village is on the highway that leads to Jubbal, Hatkoti and Rohru and commands a majestic view of the deep valley. At different points of year, it unfolds a varied beauty-in spring the apple […]