Sunday, August 22, 2010

Rohtang Pass, Most Imaging Place in India.

Rohtang Pass is one of the most imaging place in Himachal. A must see tourist place in Himachal Pradesh. Can you imagine in the month of June you are driving or walking along the snow covered roads. Its possible in Rohtang By pass, covered by snow through out all the months of year.

The experience and memories you take from here will be life time memorable. Rohtang pass is situated at altitude of 3980 meter from the sea level. Rohtang Pass is know as highest Jeep able road in the world. In the season of hot summer you can feel here cold temperature of 4 to 5 degree C. This is one place in India where climates changes in hours, any time you can face Snowstorm or snowfall.

The exotic beauty of Rohtang Pass can mesmerize anyone. Everyone who come here want to explore this place more and more. Rohtang Pass is famous for ice skiing and trekking. You can enjoy the ice skiing here with the help of tourism trainer here.

The easiest way to reach Rohtang Pass is from Manali- Keylong road. From Manali, Rohtang Pass is at a distance of 51 km. So if you have planned to visits Manali, you can also plan a trip to Rohtang Pass. Manali is one of the most famous turism destination in India and is well connected by Road, and airport. Rohtang Pass is considered as Gate way of Lahaul Spiti and Leh Valley.

The best time to visits the Rohtang Pass is from May to October. Every year thousands of tourist from all over the world come to see beauty of Rohtang Pass.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Manimahesh Yatra in Chamba Valley

The land of Himachal is full of Temples and sacred holy places and known as Dev Bhoomi Himachal.Temples from the time of Ramayana and Mahabharata, Holy lakes, snow covered mountains attracts the lots of tourists and pilgrims. All these places are situated in the peak of the snow covered mountains and are not easy to reach. Even though all these obstacles or hurdles can't stop the devotee, pilgrims and nature lover.

Manimahesh Yatra is one of them and attracts lakhs of piligrms every year. Manimahesh Kalish is believe to be abode of lord Shiva, in the base of Manimahesh mountains there is Manimahesh Lake. Manimahesh Lake is believe to be lake of Lord Shiva and more than lakhs of pilgrims take bath in Manimahesh Lake every year.

Manimahesh Yatra starts from Lakshminarayan Temple in Chamba and ends at the Manimahesh Lake. Manimahesh Lake is situated at the altitude of 4,080 meter from sea level and covered with show covered mountains of Himalaya. Manimahesh Lake is in Chamba Valley, which is one of the district of Himachal. Bharmour is the nearest place to Manimahesh. Bharmour is small town in Chamba valley, Manimahesh lake is at a distance of 35km from Bharmour.

Manimahesh Yatra means journey starts at the month of August-September, around the time of Krishna Janamastmi, which is the Birthday of Lord Krishna. All the arrangement for Manimahesh Yatra has done by Himachal Govt and Tourism Department of Himachal. Himachal Pradesh Government has declared the Manimahesh Yatra a state-level pilgrimage.

You can reach here by Railway and Road Transport, nearest railway station is at Pathankot. From Pathankot to Bharmour its around 6 hour journey. Also you can take Himachal Road Transportation Buses from Delhi, Chandigarh to Chamba.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lahaul-Spiti Valley, An Unforgettable Valley

Lahaul-Spiti valley, whenever i read or listen these words the pictures which comes in my mind are snow covered Himalaya, Buddhist Monasteries, Yaks, a peaceful cold desert. The entire valley is amazing and you will find yourself in some other world. Chandertal Lake, Buddhist culture, Buddhist monasteries, snow covered Himalaya are center of attraction of this valley. Lahual-Spiti Valley consists of Lahaul Valley and Spiti Valley, is one of the district of Himachal Pradesh.

Lahaul Spiti valley is situated in the south of Ladkah and lying on the India-Tibet border.The journey of Lahaul-Spiti is little bit tough, but after reaching here you will really enjoy the exotic beauty of Lahaul-Spiti.

You can reach the Lahaul from Rohtang by Pass which is situated at height of 3980 from sea level and it connect the Lahaul to Kullu Valley. Second option to reach the Lahaul Valley is from Ladakah through Baralacha Pass which is situated at hight of 4860 meter from sea level. One more option you have and that is through Spiti Valley through Kunzam Pass which is situated at height of 4550 meter from sea level.

Spiti valley is situated at the altitude of 4,550 meter from sea level. You can reach the Spiti Valley through Kinnaur Valley. The best and easiest way to reach the Spiti valley is from Shimla to Kaza Valley, Kaza is headquarter of Spiti valley. Kaza is at distance of 412 Km from Shimla. You can hire the taxis and cabs from the Shimla besides this you can also reach here by Himachal Pradesh Transportation buses.

The maximum area of Lahaul-Spiti valley is covered by Desert, and also called cold desert of India. But you can see here lakes, Chanderatal is one of the most beautiful lake of Lahaul-Spiti Valley. You can read more about Chanderatal in previous Chanderatal Lake, Moon Lake of India post.

You can also see here one of the oldest monasteries in Spiti Valley. The famous monasteries of valley are Tabo, Kye-Gompa and Dhankar. Key-Gompa monastery is the oldest monastery and largest monastery in Lahaul-Spiti valley. In picture below you can the Key-Gompa monastery

The Lahul-Spiti valley is the biggest attraction for foreign tourist. Every year an average of 20,000 foreign tourist visits the valley.Moreover every year "Raid The Himalaya" Motor rally held in the valley. Raid The Himalaya is one of the most challenging and adventurous motor rally in India.

The temperature of the valley is generally cold, and in winter it goes to -15C. Best time to visit the valley is from April to May and October to November.