Himachal Pradesh is famous for its abundant natural beauty. After the war between Nepal and Britain, also known as the Anglo-Gorkha War (1814–1816), the British colonial government came into power and the land now comprising Himachal Pradesh became part of the Punjab Province of British India. In 1950, Himachal was declared a union territory, but after the State of Himachal Pradesh Act 1971, Himachal emerged as the 18th state of the Republic of India. Hima means snow in Sanskrit, and the literal meaning of the state’s name is “In the lap of Himalayas”. It was named by Acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, one of the great Sanskrit scholars of Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh, a northern Indian state in the Himalayas, is known for its trekking, climbing and skiing, and scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie.
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15 reasons to do the Chadar Trek
Summer adventurists cannot have enough of rafting over the speeding waters and ferocious rapids of the River Zanskar, and winter adventure fanatics cannot limit their pace on the freezing layer of the unnaturally calm waters of the Zanskar. The mystifying Zanskar River freezes into a sheet of ice in winters and remains the only route to access the Zanskar Valley. …Continue reading
3 beautiful monasteries of Spiti Valley
In Tibetan, gompa or gumbas mean a remote place which is a university associated with Tibetan Buddhism. I would suggest for you to visit these places and stay a night at each place to experience the culture. Key Monastery, Chicham and Kibber We reached Chicham village in about an hour or so from Kaza and walked down to the construction …Continue reading
Enigmatic quest to Ladakh & Spiti
That’s what made me & my rider- Rajendra, decide that we are getting Leh’d again and perhaps every year. And to fulfil our quest for additional dosage of adventure, it was decided to add Spiti Valley in the itinerary. Well that addition did enhance the severity of this trip, but we were blessed with the serenity of the Valley, happy …Continue reading