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Indian Holidays

India is the perfect tourist destination when it comes to natural beauty.
The picturesque hill stations of India are popular both with Indian and foreign tourists, providing a relaxing and salubrious retreat from the heat and dust of the plains. The snow clad peaks and the cool hill stations on the foothills of the Himalayas provide respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Besides, the Indian hill resorts offer world class accommodation facilities to the travelers at the most reasonable rates to make their India hill station holiday a memorable one.
Just like the northern part of India, southern part of India too is a rich treasure trove of soul-soothing hilly retreats. People from all parts of the country as well as abroad flock to these hill stations in order to spend some time in the lap of nature.

When you talk about hill stations of India, the picture of Himachal Pradesh, nestling on the lap of the Kumayun Himalayas, comes first in your mind. This state of India nurtures in its treasure trove a number of mesmerizing hill stations,offering soul-soothing retreat from the mundane chores of city life. Kullu is a hub to appreciate an intricate web of numerous valleys, each of which is a visual delight, and one more beautiful than the other.

The town’s ancient name Kulanthpitha means the end of the habitable world. The mountains remain spectacular, whether in brilliant sunshine or in the haze of the mist. The town of Kullu has long been a centre of faith. In the 17th century, Raja Jagat Singh installed here an idol of Lord Raghunathji, which he brought from Ayodhya. As a mark of his penance, he placed the idol on his throne and it became the presiding deity of the valley. The prime attraction of the hilly resort is the Himalayan National Park, supporting a diverse wildlife of over three hundred species of birds and over thirty species of mammals.

Characterised by dazzling high ridges, glaciers, deep gorges, alpine meadows and valleys with closed virgin forests, the national park with an altitudinal variation from 1,300 metres to 6,100 metres in Kullu district is one of the best destinations for Himalayan flora and fauna lovers. In addition to this, in Kullu, one should explore Brighu Lake and Dashir Lake, lying near the Rohtang Pass, Pin Parbati Pass, providing alpine views of the snow-capped ranges, Chandra Khanni Pass, an enchanting climbing route, Akhara Bazaar, Bijli Mahadev Temple, Dhankia Mahadeva Temple, Deo Tibba, Malana Valley, Manali Sanctuary, besides the numerous natural parks. Moreover, Kullu is a virtual bonanza for trekkers. One of the classic trek routes is the Chandra Bhaga triangle and the Baralacha Pass at a height of 4,833m.

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