|In the days before independence, Shimla was the most important British hill station, and in the summer season became the summer capital. Shimla was first "discovered" by the British in 1819, but it was not until 1822 that the first permanent house was erected and not until many years later that Shimla became the summer capital. The name Shimla derives after the Himalayan Goddess Shamla a synonym of Kali.
Places of Interest: Himachal State Museum, Jakhu Hills and Temple, Institute of advance study, Tara Devi Temple, Himachal State museum, Kamnadevi Temple, The Ridge, Lakkad Bazaar, St. Michael’s Cathedral, Annandale, Wildflower hall, Mashobra, Fagu view point, Kufri snow point, Chail Palace are places worth visiting. Reach -
By Air: Nearest Airport is Jubarbhatti-23 kms. and is linked to Chandigarh, Kullu and Delhi.
By Rail: Nearest broad gauge railhead is at Kalka. Chandigarh is another alternative option.
By Road: Delhi: 343 kms, Chandigarh: 83 kms. 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 town. Surrounded by towering peaks at arm length, Manali’s major asset is its proximity to the snowline, never more than few hours drive from the town nestling at comfortable 2,050 meters. It is the center of flourishing orchard industry a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks. Places of Interest: Hadimba Devi Temple, Tibetan Monastery, Jagatsukh, Vashisht Kund, Kothi, Naggar Castle, Rahla Falls, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Manikaran and Jalori Pass Treks. Reach -
By Air: Nearest airport is Bhuntar 49 kms.
By Rail: Nearest station are Chandigarh 320 kms. and Jogindarnagar 180 kms.
By Road: Delhi: 611 kms, Shimla 267 kms. Dalhousie In western Himachal Pradesh, It covers an area of about 14 square kms and built on five hills. It 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 charming colonial architecture, including some beautiful churches. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar Mountains are also visible from this enchanting town.
Places of Interest: Laxmi Narayan Temple Complex, Hari Rai Temple, The Chowgan, Rangmahal, St. Andrew’s church, Akhand Chandi Palace. Reach -
By Air: Nearest airport is Gaggal, in Kangra 135 kms.
By Rail: Nearest railhead is Pathankot 80 kms.
By Road: Delhi 485 kms Chamba 52 kms.
Set against the backdrop of the dramatic Dhauladhar Mountains, Himachal is perched on the high slopes in upper reaches of Kangra Valley. It is charming town with elegant bungalows nestling in thick conifer forests. Himachal is also the home of Dalai Lama, spiritual head of Buddhists; Little Lhasa is an enchanting world where spinning prayer wheels and fluttering prayer flags spread the massage of peace and universal harmony.
Places of Interest: War memorial, Kangra Art museum, Kunal Pathri, Mcleodganj, Dal Lake.
By Air: Nearest airport is Gaggal in Kangra -13 kms.
By Rail: Kangra Mandir Railway Station is nearest 22 kms.
By Road: Shimla -317 kms. Manali – 260 kms. Delhi-526 kms.