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Mount Abu Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><h3>About Mount Abu</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TcCLvlAEyOg/TpBc6lJPL-I/AAAAAAAACYY/9dmW02MtF9Q/s1600/Mount%2BAbu%2BIndia.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mount Abu India" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TcCLvlAEyOg/TpBc6lJPL-I/AAAAAAAACYY/9dmW02MtF9Q/s320/Mount%2BAbu%2BIndia.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Mount Abu is the highest peak in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan state in western India. It is located in Sirohi district. Mount Abu is 58 km from Palanpur (Gujarat). The mountain forms a distinct rocky plateau 22 km long by 9 km wide. The highest peak on the mountain is Guru Shikhar, at 1,722 metres (5,650 ft) above sea level. It is referred to as 'an oasis in the desert', as its heights are home to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and evergreen forests. The ancient name of Mount Abu is "Arbudaanchal".<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kMnCFYSaPms/TpBdqFqonSI/AAAAAAAACYg/AuAaeNc083o/s1600/Mount%2BAbu%2BSightseeing.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Mount Abu Sightseeing " border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-kMnCFYSaPms/TpBdqFqonSI/AAAAAAAACYg/AuAaeNc083o/s320/Mount%2BAbu%2BSightseeing.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>The Arbuda Mountains (Mount Abu) region is said to be original abode of the famous Gurjaras.The association of the Gurjars with the mountain is noticed in many inscriptions and epigraphs including Tilakamanjari of Dhanpala. These Gurjars (Gujars or Gujjars) migrated from Arbuda mountain region and as early as sixth century A.D, they set up one or more principalities in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Almost all or a larger part of Rajasthan and Gujarat had been known as Gurjaratra (country ruled or protected by the Gurjars) or Gurjarabhumi (land of the Gurjars) for centuries prior to Mughal period.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z83MA-DY9YM/TpBeH6ciDSI/AAAAAAAACYo/VubGPEupDRE/s1600/Mount%2BAbu%2BTourism.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mount Abu Tourism" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-z83MA-DY9YM/TpBeH6ciDSI/AAAAAAAACYo/VubGPEupDRE/s320/Mount%2BAbu%2BTourism.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>In the Puranas, the region has been referred to as Arbudaranya, ("forest of Arbhu") and 'Abu' is a dimunitive of this ancient name. It is believed that sage Vasishtha retired to the southern spur at Mount Abu following his differences with sage Vishvamitra. There is another mythology according to which a serpant named "Arbuda" who saved the life of Nandi - Lord Shiva's bull. The incident happened on the mountain which is currently known as mount Abu and so the mountain is named "Arbudaranya" after this incident which gradually became Abu.<br /><br />The town of Mount Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is located at an elevation of 1,220 m (4,003 ft). It has been a popular retreat from the heat of Rajasthan and neighbouring Gujarat for centuries. The Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1960 and covers 290 km² of the mountain.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Mount Abu</h3><br />The nearest railway station is at Abu Road, in the lowlands 27 km southeast of Mount Abu town. The station is on the main Indian Railways line between Delhi,Palanpur and Ahmedabad. Its is very well connected with daily travels bus service from Ahmedabad and other big cities of Gujarat. It has regular trains for Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Indore, Agra, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Pune and weekly trains from Trivandrum(Kochu Veli).<br /><br /><h3>Mount Abu Weather</h3><br /><div style="background-color: white; width: 475px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="205" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Abu/forecasts/latest/threedayfree" style="border: medium none; overflow: hidden;" width="475"></iframe> <br /><div style="height: 50px; width: 475px;"><div id="cmt" style="color: #669900; font-size: 12px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Abu/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed"><img alt="Weather Forecast" border="0" height="37" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/images/weatherlogo_130.gif" style="float: left; height: 37px; margin: 0pt 5px 0pt 8px; width: 130px;" width="130" /></a><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Abu/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed" style="color: #669900; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">View Detailed 9 Day Weather Forecasts for Mount Abu, webcams, weather maps &amp; more at Weather-Forecast.com</span></a></div></div></div><br /><br /><h3>Mount Abu Sightseeing</h3><br /><h4>Guru Shikhar</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ufrPKDFP1f8/TpKVVaNlcDI/AAAAAAAACY4/L2gj9QdoCvM/s1600/Guru%2BShikhar%2BMount%2BAbu.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Guru Shikhar Mount Abu" border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ufrPKDFP1f8/TpKVVaNlcDI/AAAAAAAACY4/L2gj9QdoCvM/s320/Guru%2BShikhar%2BMount%2BAbu.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Guru Shikhar, a peak at an altitude of 5,676 feet (1722 meters), is the highest point in Rajasthan. It is located at a distance of 15 km from Mount Abu. It has a commanding view of Abu and its surroundings.<br /><br />This peak is the home to the temple of Dattatreya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. There is a huge brass bell outside the shrine, which overlooks the lush greenery of Mount Abu.<br /><br />Adjacent to the temple is the Mt Abu Observatory operated by the Physical Research Laboratory. This observatory hosts a 1.2m infrared telescope and also several aeronomy experiments.<br /><br />Located in the Aravalli range.<br /><br /><h4>Dilwara Temples</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-odlMEJjv_Zk/TpKXpDElcMI/AAAAAAAACZA/SR4_AtQ-6cY/s1600/Delwara%2BTemple%2BMount%2BAbu.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dilwara Temples Mount Abu" border="0" height="232" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-odlMEJjv_Zk/TpKXpDElcMI/AAAAAAAACZA/SR4_AtQ-6cY/s320/Delwara%2BTemple%2BMount%2BAbu.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>The Jain Dilwara temples of India are located about 2.5 kilometers from Mount Abu, Rajasthan's only hill station. These temples built by Chalukya between the 11th and 13th centuries AD are world famous for their stunning use of marble. The five legendary marble temples of Dilwara are a sacred pilgrimage place of the Jains. Some consider them to be one of the most beautiful Jain pilgrimage sites in the world. The marble temples have an opulent entranceway, the simplicity in architecture reflecting Jain values like honesty and frugality. The temples are in the midst of a range of forested hills. A high wall shrouds the temple complex.<br /><br />Although the Jains built some beautiful temples at other places in Rajasthan, some believe that none come close to these in terms of architectural perfection. The ornamental detail spreading over the minutely carved ceilings, doorways, pillars and panels is simply marvellous.<br /><br />For the people who come to perform puja here, there are facilities to bathe and get ready. The facilities use passive solar power to heat up the water for bathing and other things. Guided tour hours for tourists are posted outside the temple. You might see occasional monkeys looking for food outside the temple area.<br /><br /><h4>Five Unique Temples of Dilwara</h4><br />There are 5 temples in all, each with its own unique identity. Each is named after the small village in which it is located. These are:<br /><br />* Vimal Vasahi, dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Rishabha.<br />* Luna Vasahi, dedicated to the 22nd Jain Tirthankara, Neminatha.<br />* Pithalhar, dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar, Rishabha<br />* Khartar Vasahi, dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, Parshva.<br />* Mahavir Swami, dedicated to the last Jain Tirthankara, Mahavira.<br /><br />The most famous of these are the Vimal Vasahi and Luna Vasahi temples.<br /><br /><h4>Vimal Vasahi Temple</h4><br />This temple carved entirely out of white marble was built in 1021 by Vimal Shah, a minister of Bhimidev I, the Chalukya King (Solanki Maharaja) of Gujarat. The temple is dedicated to Rishabha. The temple stands in an open courtyard surrounded by a corridor, which has numerous cells containing smaller idols of the Tirthankaras. The richly carved corridors, pillars, arches, and 'mandaps' or porticoes of the temple are simply amazing. The ceilings feature engraved designs of lotus-buds, petals, flowers and scenes from Jain and Hindu mythology.<br /><br />The Rang manda is a grand hall supported by 12 decorated pillars and nicely carved out arches with a breathtaking central dome. On the pillars are carved female figurines playing musical instruments and 16 Vidhyadevis, or the goddesses of knowledge, each one holding her own symbol which is believed to be memorial of victorious Brahma Kumaris follower from last Kalpa.<br /><br />The Navchowki is a collection of nine rectangular ceilings, each one containing beautiful carvings of different designs supported on ornate pillars. The Gudh mandap is a simple hall once you step inside its heavily decorated doorway. Installed here is the idol of Adi Nath or Lord Rishabdev, as he is also known. The mandap is meant for Aarti to the deity. The Hastishala (Elephant Cell) was constructed by Prithvipal, a descendant of Vimal Shah in 1147-49 and features a row of elephants in sculpture.<br /><br /><h4>Luna Vasahi</h4><br />The Luna Vashi temple is dedicated to Neminath. This magnificent temple was built in 1230 by two Porwad brothers - Vastupal and Tejpal - both ministers of a Virdhaval, the Vaghela ruler of Gujarat. The temple built in memory of their late brother Luna was designed after the Vimal Vashi temple. The main hall or Rang mandap features a central dome from which hangs a big ornamental pendent featuring elaborate carving. Arranged in a circular band are 72 figures of Tirthankars in sitting posture and just below this band are 360 small figures of Jain monks in another circular band. The Hathishala or elephant cell features 10 beautiful marble elephants neatly polished and realistically modelled.<br /><br />The Navchowki features some of the most magnificent and delicate marble stone cutting work of the temple. Each of the nine ceilings here seems to exceed the others in beauty and grace. The Gudh mandap features a black marble idol of the 22nd Jain Tirthankar Neminatha. The Kirthi Stambha is a big black stone pillar that stands on the left side of the temple. The pillar was constructed by Maharana Kumbha of Mewar. The remaining three temples of Dilwara are smaller but just as elegant as the other two.<br /><br /><h4>Pittalhar Temple</h4><br />This temple was built by Bhima Shah, a minister of Sultan Begada of Ahmedabad. A massive metal statue of first Jain Tirthankara Rishabha Dev (Adinath), cast in five metals, is installed in the temple. The main metal used in this statue is 'Pital' (brass), hence the name 'Pittalhar'. The Shrine consists of a main Garbhagriha, Gudh mandap and Navchowki. It seems that the construction of Rangmandap and the corridor was left unfinished. The old mutilated idol was replaced and installed in 1468-69 AD weighing 108 maunds (about 40 quintals or four metric tons) according to the inscription on it. The image was cast by an artist 'Deta' which is 8 ft (2.4 m). high, 5.5 ft (1.7 m). broad and the figure is 41 inches (1,000 mm) in height. In Gudh Mandap on one side, a big marble Panch-Tirthi sculpture of Adinath is installed.<br /><br /><h4>Parshvanatha Temple</h4><br />This temple, dedicated to Parshva, was built by Mandlik and his family in 1458-59 It consists of a three storied building, the tallest of all the shrines at Dilwara. On all the four faces of the sanctum on the ground floor are four big mandaps. The outer walls of the sanctum comprise beautiful sculptures in gray sandstone, depicting Dikpals, Vidhyadevis, Yakshinis, Shalabhanjikas and other decorative sculptures comparable to the ones in Khajuraho and Konarak.<br /><br /><h4>Mahavir Swami Temple</h4><br />This is a small structure constructed in 1582 and dedicated to Mahavira. There are pictures on the upper walls of the porch painted in 1764 by the artists of Sirohi.<br /><br /><h4>Achalgarh Fort</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-30l4U2d4-34/TpKYj1gA0UI/AAAAAAAACZI/v0PK5mH_zO0/s1600/Achalgarh%2BFort%2BMount%2BAbu.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Achalgarh Fort Mount Abu" border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-30l4U2d4-34/TpKYj1gA0UI/AAAAAAAACZI/v0PK5mH_zO0/s320/Achalgarh%2BFort%2BMount%2BAbu.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Achalgarh is a fort situated eleven kilometers north of Mount Abu, a hill station in Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty rulers and later reconstructed, renovated and named as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE, one of the several forts built during his reign.<br /><br />The fort is not in good condition now. The first gate of the fort is known as Hanumanpol, which served as the entrance to the lower fort. It comprises two towers built of large blocks of grey granite. After some ascent, stands Champapol, the second gate of the fort, which served as the entrance to the inner fort.<br /><br />There are some features of historical and religious importance in and around the fort. Achaleshwar Mahadeva temple is just outside the fort; the toe of Lord Shiva is worshipped there and a brass Nandi is also located there. Near the temple there are three stone buffaloes standing around a pond. There are Jain temples in the fort. These were built in 1513 CE.<br /><br /><h4>Nakki Lake</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-48P2T8OwHLk/TpKZJERsKXI/AAAAAAAACZQ/XO-qR1p8ehA/s1600/Nakki%2BLake%2BMount%2BAbu.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nakki Lake Mount Abu" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-48P2T8OwHLk/TpKZJERsKXI/AAAAAAAACZQ/XO-qR1p8ehA/s320/Nakki%2BLake%2BMount%2BAbu.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Nakki Lake is an Artificial lake situated in the Indian hill station of Mount Abu in Aravalli range.<br /><br />It is a very ancient sacred Lake, according to the Hindu legend. It is called by this name because it was dug out from Nails (Nakh). One story is of dug by Gods to live in, for protection against the Bashkali rakshash (a wicked demon). While other is of Rasiya Balam (a sculpture of Dilwara Jain temple) , who dug the lake, as the king told that whoever will dug the lake within one night I will marry my daughter to him. But later king's wife refused and he couldn't marry the king's daughter. Temple of Rasiya Balam and Kunwari Kanya (king's daughter)'s is located behind the Dilwara Jain temple.<br /><br />The lake is in length of about a half mile and in width about of a quarter of mile and 20 to 30 ft. deep towards the dam on the west. It is an important tourist attraction of Mount Abu. There is the Toad Rock on a hill near the lake. Toad rock is so called as it looks like a toad about to jump into the lake, from the side of the rock facing the lake. There are two ways to go up and down the rock; to climb the rocky hill side or to use the steps leading down to Nakki Lake. By the side of the lake there is a path leading to Sunset Point. It is forbidden to climb to Sunset Point due to dangerous bandits living around the path to Sunset Point. Raghunath Temple and Maharaja Jaipur Palace are also on hills near the Lake.<br /><br />Boating in the lake and horse rides around the lake are available.<br /><br />Mahatma Gandhi's ashes were immersed in this Holy Lake on 12th February, 1948 and Gandhi Ghat was constructed.<br /><br /><h3>Hotels in Mount Abu</h3><br />Hotel Chanakya, Mount Abu<br />Udai Garh - The Heritage Retreat, Mount Abu<br />HG Grandiose Hotel, Mount Abu<br />Hotel Vinayak, Mount Abu<br />Hotel Hilltone, Mount Abu<br />Rising Sun Retreat, Mount Abu<br />Star Villa, Mount Abu<br />Hotel Chacha Inn, Mount Abu<br />Hotel Ratan Villas, Mount Abu<br />Palanpur Palace, Mount Abu<br />Yorkshire Inn, Mount Abu<br /><br /><h2><a href="http://mount-abu-india.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Mount Abu India</a> | Mount Abu India | Mount Abu Sightseeing | Mount Abu Weather | <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Tourist Places in India</a></h2></div>


Auli Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9RiKmJ6Ohmc/TmnSN4KifbI/AAAAAAAACSc/p-ZHMF4Snw4/s1600/auli_hill_station.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Auli Hill Station" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9RiKmJ6Ohmc/TmnSN4KifbI/AAAAAAAACSc/p-ZHMF4Snw4/s320/auli_hill_station.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Auli</b> <b>is an important ski destination</b> in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli is known as 'Bugyal' in the regional language which means meadow. In fact some French and Australian experts consider Auli to be one of the best ski resorts in the world. Auli is less known ski destination than <a href="http://shimlatourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Shimla</a>, Gulmarg or <a href="http://manalitourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Manali</a>. It was only in the recent time, after the creation of new state Uttarakhand(formerly Uttaranchal) carved out from Uttar Pradesh, Auli was marketed as Tourist Destination. The state is called <b>"Dev Bhoomi"</b> which means "Land of Gods" as there are important pilgrimage destination in this state mainly the <b>'CHAR DHAM'</b> (Gangotri-Yamunotri-Kedarnath-Badrinath). <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HKr43-QFEmA/TmnTS0v69JI/AAAAAAAACSs/kD_0vu92Yw4/s1600/auli_uttaranchal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HKr43-QFEmA/TmnTS0v69JI/AAAAAAAACSs/kD_0vu92Yw4/s320/auli_uttaranchal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Auli lies on the way to Badrinath. Auli is blessed with a breathtaking panoramic view of the lofty peaks of the greatest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas. The slopes here provide enough thrill to professional skier and novice as well. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) a govt agency which takes care of this resort have imported snow beater to maintain slopes. Auli also boasts the Asia's longest - 4 km - cable car (Gondola). It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift. Apart from Skiing there is an interesting trek route also. There is a training facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. A small temple having connection to great epic Ramayana is also present. Best time to visit is last week of Jan to first week of March for skiing. Though weather is highly unpredictable.<br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Auli</h3><br />Auli has a cool climate all through the seasons. Summers (March to June) are very pleasant with moderate climate, with average around 15°C. Summers is ideal for all sight seeing, skiing and also for visiting nearby attractions.Monsoons (July to October) are accompanied with scanty rains and also temperature drops down to 12°C. Winters (November to February) are chilly days with average minimum touching near 4°C. Minimum can touch sub zero levels (-8°C). Snow falling seen very often during winters. These months are perfect for travelers liking chilly climates. The best season to visit Auli is all through the year. Tourist attraction in Auli is Snow Skiing and is best during November to March. May to November offers cool and pleasant climate and the right period to spend relaxing moments in the outdoors. December to February is snow bound and chilly. Keep winter clothes to cover up the body if opt for a visit during this period. This period is ideal for snow skiing. March and April are very pleasant and perfect for all sight seeing and outings.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Auli</h3><br /><h4>By Air:</h4>The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 279 km from Auli. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is a domestic airport located at about 20 km away from city center of Dehradun. Taxi cabs are available from Dehradun airport to Auli, which cost about Rs 4,000. The airport operates daily flights to Delhi. Nearest International airport is Delhi, which is about 500 km away.<br /><br /><h4>By Rail:</h4>The nearest railway station from the Auli is Haridwar at the distance of 300 km.<br /><br /><h4>By Road:</h4>Joshimath is the nearest place to reach Auli by road which is at the distance of 13 km.<br /><br /><h3>Tourist Attractions in Auli</h3><br /><h4>Ski</h4><b>Auli is starting to get popular among the ski-lovers</b>. Though the long,tiring travel and unpredictable weather can be the mood killer. You cannot be sure till you reach what to expect. Few lucky can gets to enjoy snow fall and skiing. If luck is not on your side snow storm can lock your room for days. For some its hard solid snow which take away the skiing pleasure. Though the GMVNL has imported snow beater it cannot give the experience of fresh snow. There is a long Ski-Lift connecting lower slopes to the Top.<br /><br /><h4>Artificial lake</h4>The world's highest man-made lake is at Auli, right next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club. The government has developed this in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the event of low snow fall. The water from this lake will be used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provide a good skiing surface and exend the ski season.<br /><br /><h4>Views</h4>Auli is surrounded by high peaks like Mana, Kamet and tallest of all Nanda Devi. The 270 degree view will be enough to make you forget the long and tiring ride to reach Auli. Once the Skiing is over the best thing one can do in evening is to take chair out and get treated to great view of snow clad mountains as they keep changing colors every minute the sun goes down. Here you will understand why the Sadhus(sage) came to Himalayas for meditation. The feeling of solitude and oneness with god will do wonders to you mind and have a positive effect on you body. You will get which no money can buy "Peace of Mind".<br /><br /><h4>Trekking</h4>Apart from skiing there are some trek options available and below list is some of the trail normally completed in single day Auli - Gorson around 7 km Gorson - Tali around 6 km Tali - Kuari Pass around 11 km Kuari Pass - Khulara around 12 km Khulara - Tapovan around 9 km<br /><br /><h4>Spiritual</h4>The place Auli is surrounded by the mighty peaks of Himalayas. Most of them have some name of goddess or some mythological connection. The one that stand out is beautiful Mt Nanda Devi which stands 7,817 Mts (25,643 ft) in height. Even the Mt Neelkant visible. Auli lies in the way of the Badrinath route. So in winter there is a heavy snow fall in Badrinath and the temple is closed for 5–6 months. During this period the deity of Lord Badri Vishal is brought and kept in temple at Joshimath. This is golden chance for Hindus and not to be missed. In Auli there is a small Hanuman temple having some connection to Ramayana. The belief of people is when Laxman, younger brother of Lord Rama got injured fighting the Rakshas in Lanka (Sri Lanka). A medic ordered that only the herb name 'Sanjivani' found on Sanjivani mountain in Himalayas can save Laxman. Lord Rama ordered Hanuman the task. Hanuman flew from Lanka and during his way to Sanjivani mountain he took some rest in Auli before continuing his journey.<br /><br /><h3>Places to Visit Around Auli</h3><br /><h4>Vishu Prayag</h4>Its an holy confluence of river Alaknanda and Dauli Ganga. It is access from the Joshimath.<br /><br /><h4>Joshimath</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eHySXYZmc6k/TmnV06VECZI/AAAAAAAACS0/5C2HAp3KJb0/s1600/joshimath.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Joshimath" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eHySXYZmc6k/TmnV06VECZI/AAAAAAAACS0/5C2HAp3KJb0/s320/joshimath.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The name Joshimath Derives from the word ‘Jyotirmath’ the place of Jyotirlinga of Shiva. Shankracharya founded one of the four piths “Centres’ for sanyashis here. It is the resting place for the pilgrims going to Badrinath. This is a sacred place for the believers of Badrinath better known as God Vishnu. Joshimath has a temple of Narsimha, an incarnation of Vishnu.<br /><br /><h4>Badrinath</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aRz7htAwc-0/TmnYRTQ2sLI/AAAAAAAACS8/Bc9QgWTmRjE/s1600/badrinath.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Badrinath" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aRz7htAwc-0/TmnYRTQ2sLI/AAAAAAAACS8/Bc9QgWTmRjE/s320/badrinath.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />One of the four Dhaams. Very important for Hindus and who worships God Vishnu. Its closed in winter.<br /><br /><h4>Tapovan</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Kj7n1FBXklg/TmnZ9NZgqBI/AAAAAAAACTE/jahtDccQxQs/s1600/Tapovan.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Tapovan" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Kj7n1FBXklg/TmnZ9NZgqBI/AAAAAAAACTE/jahtDccQxQs/s320/Tapovan.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />'Tapo' meaning meditation, 'van' means forest in Sanskrit. The place is 15 km from Joshimath and has a temple and a natural hot water spring.<br /><br /><h3>Adventure Sports in Auli</h3><br />Skiing is a major pastime in Auli. Facilities for skiing are available from GMVNL. There are certificate and non certificate course provided ranging from 4 days to 14 days. The courses includes stay, food, ski gear charges and guide. There are local people who provide Ski Equipment for the casual tourist and also help them to ski. If you have a weeks time, then it is possible to enroll in Ski courses and learn from experts.<br /><br /><h2><a href="http://aulihillstation.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Auli Hill Station</a> - Auli Uttaranchal - Auli Skiing - <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">India Tourism</a></h2></div>


Darjeeling Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fxhTTl6GqlU/TYhG4pw2irI/AAAAAAAABxw/vRwQtXUQCBE/s1600/darjeeling_tourism.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Darjeeling Tourism" border="0" height="240" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fxhTTl6GqlU/TYhG4pw2irI/AAAAAAAABxw/vRwQtXUQCBE/s320/darjeeling_Tourism.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Darjeeling known as the <b>"Queen of the Hills"</b>, a Himalayan town in the Indian state of West Bengal, is internationally renowned as a tourist destination and also for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the headquarters of Darjeeling district. The town is located in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya at an average elevation of 6,710 ft (2,050 m).<br /><br />The development of the town dates back to the mid-19th century, when the British set up a sanatorium and a military depot. Subsequently, extensive tea plantation was done in the region, and tea growers developed distinctive hybrids of black tea and created new fermenting techniques. The resultant distinctive Darjeeling tea is internationally recognised and ranks among the most popular of the black teas. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway connects the town with the plains and has one of the few steam locomotives still in service in India. Darjeeling also has several British-style public schools, which attract students from throughout India and neighbouring countries. The town, with its neighbouring town of Kalimpong, was a center for the demand of the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s. The present movement for a separate state of Gorkhaland is also centered in Darjeeling town. In recent years, the town's fragile ecology has been threatened by a rising demand for environmental resources, stemming from growing tourist traffic and poorly planned urbanisation.</div><br /><h3>How to Reach Darjeeling</h3><br /><b>By Road:</b> Darjeeling is well connected by road. The most convinient way to reach Darjeeling by road is via Siliguri. Road distance between Darjeeling &amp; Siliguri is approximately 90 km.<br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> The nearest railway station from Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri which is well conneected to the all major cities in India like Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati, Varanasi, Mumbai, Bangalore &amp; Chennai. The distance between Darjeeling &amp; New Jalpaiguri is approximately 88 km.<br /><br /><b>By Air:</b> Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport from Darjeeling. The distance between Darjeeling &amp; Bagdogra is approximately 95 km.<br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Darjeeling</h3><br />March To June &amp; September To December is the best time to visit Darjeeling.<br /><br /><h3>Places to Visit In Darjeeling</h3><br /><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><h4>Dhoom Gompa</h4>About 8 kms from Darjeeling is the Dhoom Gompa. Here a very beautiful statue of the Maitrayie Buddha is established. The Monastery has also preserved some of the rare handwritten Buddhist manuscripts.<br /><br /><h4>The Mall</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZaZ9G2Ur0_k/TeDFBbEohPI/AAAAAAAAB_Q/v-aQWD8HOcI/s1600/the_mall_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="The Mall Darjeeling" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZaZ9G2Ur0_k/TeDFBbEohPI/AAAAAAAAB_Q/v-aQWD8HOcI/s320/the_mall_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Mall is Darjeeling's popular commercial street. It is lined with Tibetans selling hand-knitted sweaters and souvenir shops chock-full of Himalayan artifacts and both real and imitation antiques. Photo shops carry turn-of-the-century photos as well as specialising in hand-painted black and white prints with glowing oil colours. The Mall leads to Chaurasta, a square, which doubles as a bandstand, a pony riding arena for children and a haven for lovers.<br /><br /><h4>Chowrasta</h4>The Chowrasta, meaning crossroad, is a hive of commercial activity. The Mall Road originates and culminates at the Chowrasta. This is the heart of Victorian Darjeeling. Here hotels, restaurants and shops brush against each other. The shops and stalls are a veritable paradise for souvenir collectors. The Bhutanese sellers display their wares. Woollen garments, tribal ornaments, Thankas, rosaries, brass statuettes and Gorkha daggers are kept on display for sale. Foreign goods are also available in some shops. Local handicrafts are much in demand.<br /><br /><h4>Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Passenger Ropeway</h4>At North Point about 3-km from the town, this is the first passenger ropeway in India. For reservation of ropeway seats please contact - officer in-charge, Darjeeling Rangeet Valley Ropeway Station, North Point, Darjeeling. Regular share taxi service is available from Market Motor and Taxi Stand is to the Ropeway Station. <br /><br /><h4>Obeservatory Hill</h4>The oldest site in Darjeeling is Observatory Hill, known locally as “Makal-Babu-Ko-Thaan”. According to legend, a Red Hat Buddhist Monastery called Dorje Ling, or 'place of the Thunderbolt', stood at this very spot. The Nepalis destroyed it in the 19th century. The Shivas and Buddhists share the temple that stands there today. <br /><br /><h4>Himalayan Mountaineering Institute</h4>A spot not to be missed is the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute created by the late Tenzing Norgay, the Sherpa who conquered Mt Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953. A display of equipment used on the climb is one of the highlights. A zoological garden nearby has an assortment of wildlife such as yaks, Siberian tigers and red pandas who call the region their home. <br /><br /><h4>Lloyd's Botanical Garden</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nUbWsvhGf3Y/TeDFmVAEBxI/AAAAAAAAB_U/l7GsjWrg3WE/s1600/lloyds_botanical_garden_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Lloyd's Botanical Garden Darjeeling" border="0" height="214" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nUbWsvhGf3Y/TeDFmVAEBxI/AAAAAAAAB_U/l7GsjWrg3WE/s320/lloyds_botanical_garden_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Lloyd's Botanical Garden displays a fine collection of Himalayan fauna for those with an interest, and for punters there is horseracing at Lebong, the smallest and highest racecourse in the world. <br /><br /><h4>Tiger Hill</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zJV2vuxssok/TeDF9b3ObOI/AAAAAAAAB_Y/qrkeVcEaUoE/s1600/tiger_hill_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Tiger Hill Darjeeling" border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zJV2vuxssok/TeDF9b3ObOI/AAAAAAAAB_Y/qrkeVcEaUoE/s320/tiger_hill_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Situated at an altitude of 2,590m (8,482 ft.) and 13-km from the town, this spot has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise over "Kanchenjunga" and the great Eastern Himalayan Mountains. Even Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, is visible from here. <br /><br /><h4>Phalut &amp; Sandakphu</h4>A week's smallest-trip of Phalut and Sandakphu will get one within reach of the high peaks; for the onlooker it affords a more spectacular panorama than at Tiger Hill. Giant flowering Rhododendron trees, a pointillism of reds pinks and whites Dwarfs comprise of the en route trail. On attaining heights of over 3,048m, one is surrounded by skeletal trees devoid of leaves and branches, which are especially eerie when the clouds roll in and envelop the area. <br /><br /><h4>Pashupati</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="border: medium none; clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-deDuUluFh_U/TeDGvtRaKeI/AAAAAAAAB_c/YiFDCR1hAYo/s1600/pashupati_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Pashupati Darjeeling" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-deDuUluFh_U/TeDGvtRaKeI/AAAAAAAAB_c/YiFDCR1hAYo/s320/pashupati_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Further afield, in Pashupati on the Nepal border, one can purchase foreign goods at reasonable prices, view wildlife such as the endangered one-horned Rhino, Deer, Gaur, and wild boar while seated atop an Elephant's back at Jaldapara Game Park; learn of the Lepcha legend at the confluence of the Teesta and Ranjeet Rivers; relive Kalimpong's past glory as a trading post by visiting the market filled with traditional Tibetan medicine, spices, musk, wool and silk; or for the truly adventurous-hire some ponies and a crew and take to the hills. <br /><br /><h4>Kurseong</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MkJ3u4G3zsA/TeDHaphCqmI/AAAAAAAAB_g/bbC4WiSroa4/s1600/kurseong_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kurseong Darjeeling" border="0" height="239" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MkJ3u4G3zsA/TeDHaphCqmI/AAAAAAAAB_g/bbC4WiSroa4/s320/kurseong_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Kurseong is mid-way between Siliguri and Darjeeling. The way from Darjeeling to Kurseong is generally open through out the year. So, the toy train is not coming to Siliguri then one can come up to Kurseong. This place is equally beautiful and is full of natural splendour. <br /><br /><h4>Mirik</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="border: medium none; clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vc3dgAUomFg/TeDILP6G-KI/AAAAAAAAB_k/pJm3sECgqek/s1600/mirik_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mirik Darjeeling" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Vc3dgAUomFg/TeDILP6G-KI/AAAAAAAAB_k/pJm3sECgqek/s320/mirik_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Mirik is 52-km from Siliguri and 55-km from the nearest Airfield of Bagdogra. Mirik is being developed as a new hill station in the mountains. Tea estates, orange orchards and cardamom plantations surround Mirik. It has all the facilities to fulfill the needs of a tourist. <br /><br /><h4>Kalimpong</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJ-PyYV956U/TeDIhpcMC6I/AAAAAAAAB_o/t5P53eXUazw/s1600/kalimpong_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kalimpong Darjeeling" border="0" height="239" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJ-PyYV956U/TeDIhpcMC6I/AAAAAAAAB_o/t5P53eXUazw/s320/kalimpong_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Kalimpong is within Darjeeling province and is a subdivision of Darjeeling. It is a small but bustling town in the Himalaya foothills of West Bengal Kalimpong is at an altitude of 1250 meters. This bazaar town was originally a part of Bhutan but later it was taken over by the British and finally it settled down with West Bengal.<br /><br /><h4>Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MDdyAHpDqVs/TeDI3FRdIfI/AAAAAAAAB_s/m9Q552dIYR0/s1600/siliguri_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Siliguri Darjeeling" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MDdyAHpDqVs/TeDI3FRdIfI/AAAAAAAAB_s/m9Q552dIYR0/s320/siliguri_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The twin Cities of Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri are the departure point to Darjeeling, Sikkim and the North Eastern States. Being the nodal point this place has become very busy and crowded. Siliguri also acts as a transit point for Nepal. Tourists come to Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri mainly to change bus or catch trains. Kalimpong:<br /><br />Kalimpong is within Darjeeling province and is a sub-division of Darjeeling. It is a small but bustling town in the Himalayan foothills of West Bengal - Kalimpong is at an altitude of 1,250m. This bazaar town was originally a part of Bhutan but later it was taken over by the British and finally it settled down with West Bengal. <br /><br /><h4>Batasia Loop</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-auN6GBYv6H8/TeDJIF_kY1I/AAAAAAAAB_w/HHUOu_DYT30/s1600/batasia_loop_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Batasia Loop Darjeeling" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-auN6GBYv6H8/TeDJIF_kY1I/AAAAAAAAB_w/HHUOu_DYT30/s320/batasia_loop_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />This railway loop is an interesting example of engineering. At this loop the toy train takes a very unique turn. This loop is just five kilometer from the main town of Darjeeling. This place also has a very good market where you can buy the purses, bags and other decorative items made by the local women at very reasonable price. <br /><br /><h4>Happy Valley Estate</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SEoCQMgD9gM/TeDJYjT6F_I/AAAAAAAAB_0/HvppHpKGqm4/s1600/happy_valley_estate_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Happy Valley Estate Darjeeling" border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SEoCQMgD9gM/TeDJYjT6F_I/AAAAAAAAB_0/HvppHpKGqm4/s320/happy_valley_estate_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />We all start our day with tea but we seldom know how the tea is processed. Here one can watch the tea from the gardens being processed. One can spent a few hours here. Entry is only allowed to persons who have permission from any officer of the estate. <br /><br /><h4>Natural History Museum</h4>A great place to be at, for all those who have great interest in knowing about the history.The museum has a collection of over 4300 specimen . Established in 1903, this natural history museum packs in its folds a rich collection of fauna found in the Himalayas and in Bengal. Among the attractions are included the estuarine crocodiles. This unique museum also has a good collection of butterflies. The mineral forms of various stones are displayed in a very attractive manner in the museum. <br /><br /><h4>Kanchenjunga View</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OuvPKA_d5jM/TeDKVae9rhI/AAAAAAAAB_4/FJozPYJsuq8/s1600/kanchenjunga_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kanchenjunga Darjeeling" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OuvPKA_d5jM/TeDKVae9rhI/AAAAAAAAB_4/FJozPYJsuq8/s320/kanchenjunga_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />From Darjeeling one can have the best, uninterrupted view of the worlds third highest peak. Bhan Bhakta Sarani provides one of the enthralling views of these snow capped peaks. The Chowrasta also gives you a good sight to the Kanchenjunga peak.<br /><br /><h4>Darjeeling Zoological Gardens</h4>The zoo is situated two kms form the main town. This zoological garden of Darjeeling houses some of the rare species of animals and birds. This is the only zoo in India having the Siberian Tigers. Apart from these the rare Red Panda is also there. The Snow Leopards, Great Grey Birds, Snow Yaks are some the animals which are attracting tourist in great numbers.<br /><br /><h4>Botanical Gardens</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zl9dtT62l1c/TeDLcYNZiRI/AAAAAAAAB_8/ejFkpRimPB0/s1600/botanical_gardens_darjeeling.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Botanical Gardens Darjeeling" border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zl9dtT62l1c/TeDLcYNZiRI/AAAAAAAAB_8/ejFkpRimPB0/s320/botanical_gardens_darjeeling.jpg" t8="true" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />This place is worth a visit for its exotic and exclusive collection of a variety of Himalayan plants, flowers and orchids. This place is near the Darjeeling taxi stand. The gardens also has a green house.</div><br /><h3>Flora and fauna</h3><br />Darjeeling is a part of the Eastern Himalayan zoo-geographic zone. Flora around Darjeeling comprises sal, oak, semi-evergreen, temperate and alpine forests. Dense evergreen forests of sal and oak lie around the town, where a wide variety of rare orchids are found. The Lloyd's Botanical Garden preserves common and rare species of plants, while the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park specialises in conserving and breeding endangered Himalayan species. The town of Darjeeling and surrounding region face deforestation due to increasing demand for wood fuel and timber, as well as air pollution from increasing vehicular traffic.<br /><br />Wildlife in the district is protected by the wildlife wing of the West Bengal Forest Department. The fauna found in Darjeeling includes several species of ducks, teals, plovers and gulls that pass Darjeeling while migrating to and from Tibet. Small mammals found in the region include civets, mongooses and badgers. The nearby Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary consists of semi-evergreen and sal forests. Animals found here include the one-horned rhinoceros, elephant, tiger, leopard and hog deer, while the main bird species include the Bengal florican and herons. As of 2009[update], work was in progress for setting up a conservation centre for red pandas in Darjeeling.<br /><br /><h3>Darjeeling Climate</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rMe3T25bv1U/TYhHJ65wLPI/AAAAAAAABx0/uo9RNNt_rmk/s1600/Darjeelingclimate.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Darjeeling Climate" border="0" height="239" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rMe3T25bv1U/TYhHJ65wLPI/AAAAAAAABx0/uo9RNNt_rmk/s320/Darjeelingclimate.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Darjeeling's temperate climate has five distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, winter, and the monsoons. The annual mean maximum temperature is 14.9 °C (58.8 °F) while the mean minimum temperature is 8.9 °C (48.0 °F), with monthly mean temperatures range from 5–17 °C (41–63 °F). The lowest temperature recorded was −5 °C (23.0 °F) on 11 February 1905. The average annual precipitation is 309.2 cm (121.7 in), with an average of 126 days of rain in a year. The highest rainfall occurs in July. The heavy and concentrated rainfall that is experienced in the region, aggravated by deforestation and haphazard planning, often causes devastating landslides, leading to loss of life and property. In recent years, global warming has had adverse effects on Darjeeling's climate, resulting in periods of drought followed by floods, and an increasing incidence of pest attacks on tea plantations.<br /><br /><h3>Darjeeling Culture</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eUfVCCFe64U/TYhHaTzhWhI/AAAAAAAABx8/YuT3jqcyvwo/s1600/darjeelingculture.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Darjeeling culture" border="0" height="213" src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eUfVCCFe64U/TYhHaTzhWhI/AAAAAAAABx8/YuT3jqcyvwo/s320/darjeelingculture.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Apart from the major religious festivals of Christmas, Durga puja and Diwali the diverse ethnic populace of the town celebrates several local festivals. The Lepchas and Bhutias celebrate new year in January, while Tibetans celebrate their new year, Losar, in February–March. The birthday of the Dalai Lama is celebrated in mid-June with processions. Darjeeling Carnival, initiated by a civil society movement known as The Darjeeling Initiative, is a ten day carnival held every year during the winter with portrayal of the Darjeeling Hill's musical and cultural heritage as its central theme.<br /><br />A popular food in Darjeeling is the Tibetan momo, a steamed dumpling containing meat cooked in a doughy wrapping and served with clear soup and achar. A form of Tibetan noodle called thukpa, served in soup form is also popular. Other commonly eaten dishes include alu dum, a potato preparation, and shaphalay, Tibetan bread stuffed with meat. Fermented foods and beverages are consumed by a large percentage of the population. Fermented foods include preparations of soyabean, bamboo shoots, milk and Sel roti, which is made from rice. Tea is the most popular beverage, the Tibetan version is also drunk. Alcoholic beverages include Tongba, Jnaard and Chhaang, variations of a local beer made from fermenting finger millet.<br /><br />Colonial architecture characterises many buildings in Darjeeling, exemplified by several mock Tudor residences, Gothic churches, the Raj Bhawan, Planters' Club and various educational institutions. Buddhist monasteries showcase the pagoda style architecture. Darjeeling is regarded as a centre of music and a niche for musicians and music admirers. Singing and playing musical instruments is a common pastime among the resident population, who take pride in the traditions and role of music in cultural life.<br /><br /><h3>Darjeeling Map</h3><br /><h3>Darjeeling Weather</h3><br /><h3>Hotels in Darjeeling</h3><br />Some popular hotels at Darjeeling are mentioned below: <br /><br />Fortune Resort Central<br />Snow Lion Homestay<br />Mayfair Hill Resort<br />Pineridge<br />Hotel Sinclairs<br />Viceroy Hotel<br />Anand Palace<br />Krishna Residency<br />Sterling Resort<br />Hotel Seven Seventeen<br />The Heritage Hotel<br />Hotel Garuda<br />Krishna Residency<br />Hotel Alice Villa<br />Hotel Sonar Bangla<br />Fortune Central Nirvana<br /><br /><h3>Darjeeling Photos</h3><br /><div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EHIMQZzfHOU/TeC8gcDNXhI/AAAAAAAAB-o/x8vI0UVqtj8/s1600/darjeeling_09.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; 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Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9Y64Zj7FZME/Ta1feYbgArI/AAAAAAAAB00/3Po-ak2RXsQ/s1600/Dharamshala_Himachal_Pradesh.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9Y64Zj7FZME/Ta1feYbgArI/AAAAAAAAB00/3Po-ak2RXsQ/s320/Dharamshala_Himachal_Pradesh.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Dharamshala is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodars. The suburbs of the town includes -- McLeod Ganj, Bhagsu Nath, Forsyth Ganj, Naddi, Kotwali Bazaar (the main market of the town), Kaccheri Adda (government offices such as the court, police, post etc.), Dari, Ramnagar, Sidhpur and Sidhbari (where the Karmapa Lama is based).<br /><br />The village of McLeod Ganj lying in the upper reaches is known worldwide for the presence of&nbsp; the Dalai Lama. On 29 April 1959, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama established the Tibetan exile administration in the north Indian hill station of Mussoorie. In May 1960, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) was moved to <a href="http://dharamshalahimachalpradeshinfo.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Dharamsala</a>. Since then, the Dalai Lama along with his people have been residing in Dharamshala.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bJL66keWN6s/Ta1f0T6tbwI/AAAAAAAAB04/8LFbiL96Jng/s1600/Dharamshala_Himachal_Pradesh_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bJL66keWN6s/Ta1f0T6tbwI/AAAAAAAAB04/8LFbiL96Jng/s320/Dharamshala_Himachal_Pradesh_01.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Dharamshala is the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India. Following the 1959 Tibetan uprising there was an influx of Tibetan refugees who followed the 14th Dalai Lama. His presence and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying Tibet.<br /><br />Dharamshala has an average elevation of 1457 metres (4780 feet). The area covered by Dharamshala is almost 29 km².<br /><br />Dharamshala is located in the Kangra Valley, in the Dhauladhar mountains, and became the capital of the Kangra District in 1852. It is accessible from Pathankot which is 120 km away. The nearest railway connection to Dharamshala is Kangra. The nearest airport is Gaggal at Kangra, which is just 15 km away. There is a daily flight from Dharamshala to Delhi.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p7HdSV2bkU0/Ta1gKlFnmyI/AAAAAAAAB08/mtO_m0HtZqE/s1600/Dharamshala_Himachal_Pradesh_02.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p7HdSV2bkU0/Ta1gKlFnmyI/AAAAAAAAB08/mtO_m0HtZqE/s320/Dharamshala_Himachal_Pradesh_02.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />The town is divided between McLeodGanj or Upper Dharamshala (which retains a British colonial atmosphere), and Lower Dharamshala (the commercial centre). Upper Dharamshala (elevation about 1,700 m or 5,580 ft) is about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from Lower Dharamshala by road and is some 460 m (1,510 ft) higher.<br /><br />Dhauladhar means "white ridge" and this breathtaking, snow-capped range rises out of the Kangra Valley to a height of 17,000 feet. They form a treacherous range creating unpredictable weather, but passes of 8,900 feet provide route for the herdsmen of the Ravi Valley beyond. The Kangra Valley is a wide, fertile plain, criss-crossed by low hills.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lYnSVPHw6P0/Ta1gnPXo95I/AAAAAAAAB1A/oMKRbbcDkGU/s1600/Dharamshala_Himachal_Pradesh_03.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lYnSVPHw6P0/Ta1gnPXo95I/AAAAAAAAB1A/oMKRbbcDkGU/s320/Dharamshala_Himachal_Pradesh_03.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Dharamshala is divided into two very different parts. Kotwali Bazaar and areas further down the valley are called Lower Dharamsala, while McLeod Ganj and surrounding areas are known as Upper Dharamsala. McLeodganj is nine km by bus route and four km by taxi route up the hill from Kotwali Bazaar. While inhabitants of Lower Dharamsala are almost all Indians, McLeod Ganj is primarily a Tibetan area. McLeod Ganj is surrounded by pine, Himalayan oak, and rhododendron. The main crops grown by local Indians in the valleys below McLeod Ganj are rice, wheat and tea.<br /><br /><h3>How To Reach Dharamshala</h3><br /><b>By Air</b><br /><br />The nearest airport at Gaggal is 14 km away after which it is accessible by road. Other airports having regular service are : Jammu 200 km., <a href="http://goldentempleamritsartourism.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Amritsar</a> 210 km. and Chandigarh 260 km.<br /><br /><b>By Train</b><br /><br />Nearest broad gauge railhead is Pathankot 95 km. From Pathankot there is a narrow gauge railway line up to Kangra (94 km) and from here Dharamshala is 17 km by road.<br /><br /><b>By Road</b><br /><br />Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation is running its buses covering the whole state. There is huge network of HRTC to cater the needs of the people.<br /><br /><h3>Dharamshala Weather</h3><br /><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; line-height: 10px;"><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; max-width: 160px; width: 160px;"><object data="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/small_weather_widget.swf" height="52" id="w4ac51256b91a3ac44af9cdc8829cfe7c" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="160"> <param value="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/small_weather_widget.swf" name="movie"/><param value="transparent" name="wmode"><param value="station_id=000363&city_name=Dharamshala&language=en&use_celsius=Yes&skinName=LightBlue&PID=48272&ts=201104190545&hideChangeSkin=No" name="flashvars"><param value="all" name="allowNetworking"><param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"></object><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://widgets.hotelscombined.com/City/Weather/Dharamshala.htm?use_celsius=Yes" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Hotels Combined"></a><br /><div style="background: url(&quot;http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Pages/WeatherWidget/Images/weather_small_light_blue_bottom.png&quot;) no-repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: white; cursor: pointer; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; height: 17px; line-height: 12px; margin: 0px 0pt 0pt; padding: 5px 0pt 0pt; text-align: center; width: 160px;"><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://widgets.hotelscombined.com/City/Weather/Dharamshala.htm?use_celsius=Yes" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Hotels Combined">See 10-Day Forecast</a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center; width: 160px;"><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/" rel="nofollow" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: #777777; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 9px;" title="Hotels Combined">© HotelsCombined.com</a></div></div></div><br /><h3>Dharamshala Map</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8Dje9L2--WI/Ta1lgZ__G2I/AAAAAAAAB1g/32Ts5lEiu3Q/s1600/Map_of_Dharamshala.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dharamshala Map" border="0" height="263" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8Dje9L2--WI/Ta1lgZ__G2I/AAAAAAAAB1g/32Ts5lEiu3Q/s320/Map_of_Dharamshala.gif" width="320" /></a></div><br /><h3>Climate of Dharamshala</h3><br />Dharamshala has a monsoon-influenced Alpine climate. Summer starts in early April and peaks in early June, when temperatures can reach 36oC. Summers last till mid of June. From July to mid September, is the monsoon season, when up to 3000 mm (120 inches) of rain can fall, making Dharamshala one of the wettest places in the state. Autumn is mild and lasts from October to end of November.<br /><br />Autumn temperatures average around 16-17oC. Winter starts in December and goes on till late February. Snow and sleet is common during the winter in upper Dharamshala, i.e., McLeodganj, Bhagsu Nag, Naddi,etc. Lower Dharamshala hardly receives any solid precipitation except hail. Winter is followed by a short, pleasant spring till April. Historically, the Dhauladhar mountains used to remain snow-covered all year long but for the past five years, they have been losing their snow blanket during dry spells.<br /><br />The best time to visit are the autumn and spring months.<br /><br /><h3>Places To Visit In Dharamshala</h3><br /><b>Bhagsunath Waterfall</b><br /><br />This waterfall is situated at Bhagsu, 2 km from McLeodganj. It lies behind the Bhagsunag Temple. During Monsoon, the fall turns into a 30 feet cascade.<br /><br /><b>Bhagsunath</b><br /><br />11 km. It has an old temple, a spring, slate quarries and a small yet beautiful waterfall. A popular picnic spot.<br /><br /><b>Masrur</b><br /><br />The major attraction of this place is the fifteen exquisitely carved monolithic rock temples dating back to 8th century. The carvings of these temples are similar to Kailash temple at Ellora. In the sanctum of the main temple, one can find images of Lord Ram, and the Goddesses Sita and Lakshmi. Masrur is located 15 km south of Kangra.<br /><br /><b>Dal Lake</b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iBd1dayuD10/Ta1g-mhLCLI/AAAAAAAAB1E/gf4PVhHqfcQ/s1600/Dal_Lake_Dharamshala.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dal Lake - Dharamshala" border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iBd1dayuD10/Ta1g-mhLCLI/AAAAAAAAB1E/gf4PVhHqfcQ/s320/Dal_Lake_Dharamshala.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Lake is spread in an area of 1 km and is bounded by rhododendrons, deodars, and junipers forest. Annually, a fair is held at the Kali Temple near the Lake. There is another temple close to the lake that is dedicated to sage Durvasa. Dal Lake is 2 km walk westwards from McLeod Ganj bazaar.<br /><br /><b>Triund</b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wkEoyuyXQCM/Ta1heZlTNEI/AAAAAAAAB1I/O2hvg3A9veI/s1600/Triund_Dharamshala.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Triund - Dharamshala" border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wkEoyuyXQCM/Ta1heZlTNEI/AAAAAAAAB1I/O2hvg3A9veI/s320/Triund_Dharamshala.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Triund is nestled in the foothills of Dhauladhar and is around 17 km from Dharamshala. It's a trekking destination from McLeod Ganj, and offers magnificent vistas of the mountains and valleys. The nightstays are in the hoods, small time caves, that local gaddis with their goat herds use as shelters from rains during the daytime.<br /><br /><b>Naddi</b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1UXycUeFxXk/Ta1hvVzSjbI/AAAAAAAAB1M/gaKY33lfjdo/s1600/Naddi_Dharamshala.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Naddi - Dharamshala" border="0" height="210" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1UXycUeFxXk/Ta1hvVzSjbI/AAAAAAAAB1M/gaKY33lfjdo/s320/Naddi_Dharamshala.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />This scenic picnic spot is located 5 km northwest of McLeod Ganj. Naddi offers a spectacular view of the Kangra valley. You can trek to Kareri Lake, Triund, and Guna Devi from here. It's also becoming a <b>popular destination for nature lovers</b>.<br /><br /><b>Mcleod Ganj</b> <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-h6JIYs2Dw7I/Ta1iCfVT9NI/AAAAAAAAB1Q/lyxw-aVk-9Q/s1600/Mcleod_Ganj_Dharamshala.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mcleod Ganj - Dharamshala" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-h6JIYs2Dw7I/Ta1iCfVT9NI/AAAAAAAAB1Q/lyxw-aVk-9Q/s320/Mcleod_Ganj_Dharamshala.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Tibet has lent importance to Mcleod Ganj. The Buddha temple is situated opposite the present abode of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This place is well worth a visit and around it is situated Tibetan monasteries and nunnery. A number of residential buildings, restaurants, antique and curio shops are present.<br /><br /><b>Church Of St. John</b><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aXAyqr7j5KE/Ta1jQsRgLEI/AAAAAAAAB1U/H0h9KP6rheI/s1600/St_John_Church_Dharamshala.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="St. John Church Dharamshala" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aXAyqr7j5KE/Ta1jQsRgLEI/AAAAAAAAB1U/H0h9KP6rheI/s320/St_John_Church_Dharamshala.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />In The Wilderness Fifteen minutes' walk from McLeod Gunj, the Anglican church lies in the forest near Forsyth Gunj. This neo-Gothic stone church was built in 1852 and has some fine Belgian stained-glass windows.<br /><br /><b>Kunal Pathri</b><br /><br />This is around 3 km. A level walk from Kotwali Bazar leads up to the rock temple of the local goddess.<br /><br /><b>Dharamkot</b><br /><br />11 km. Situated on a hill, this picnic spot affords a panoramic view of the Kangra district and Dhauladhar.<br /><br /><h3>Best Time To Visit Dharamshala</h3><br />April to June &amp; September to November is the best time to visit Dharamshala.<br /><br /><h3>Important Distance To Dharamshala</h3><br />Dharamshala to Chandigarh - 239 km. <br />Dharamshala to Delhi - 514 km. <br />Dharamshala to Nangal - 145 km.<br />Dharamshala to Jalandhar - 166 km.<br />Dharamshala to Hoshiarpur - 128 km.<br />Dharamshala to Mandi - 147 km.<br />Dharamshala to Jwalamukhi - 55 km.<br />Dharamshala to Kullu 214 - km.<br />Dharamshala to Manali 252 - km.<br />Dharamshala to Chamba 192 - km. <br />Dharamshala to Shimla 322 - km.<br /><br /><h3>Dharamshala Cricket Stadium</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wT7BmUrda60/Ta1jsqAz63I/AAAAAAAAB1Y/44rTGetqo5w/s1600/Dharamshala_Cricket_Stadium.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Cricket Stadium at Dharamshala" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wT7BmUrda60/Ta1jsqAz63I/AAAAAAAAB1Y/44rTGetqo5w/s320/Dharamshala_Cricket_Stadium.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Dharamshala Cricket Stadium (DCS) is a cricket stadium of international reputation, which serves as the home ground to the Himachal Pradesh state cricket team and also for the IPL team Kings XI Punjab to a limited extent. By virtue of its natural backdrop, it is one of the most attractive cricket stadiums in India. In addition to Ranji matches, some international matches are also planned to be held here. Recently a match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Superkings held here in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama graced the match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Stadium in Dharamshala. The snow capped mountains can be easily viewed throughout the year. An additional feature is the Dharamsala College nearby which is surrounded by pine trees on one side.<br /><br /><h3>Adventure Sports In Dharamshala</h3><br />Trekking, Rock climbing, Mountaineering and Fishing are the most popular activities among tourists.<br /><br /><b>Trekking</b><br /><br />Dharamshala is a starting point to a number of trekking trails that especially lead trekkers across Dhauladhar into the upper Ravi Valley and Chamba district. En route, you cross through forests of deodar, pine, oak and rhododendron, and pass streams and rivers and wind along vertiginous cliff tracks, and also the occasional lake waterfall and glacier.<br /><br />A 2-km amble takes one to Bhagsu, and then a further 3-km walk will lead the trekkers to Dharamkot. If one wishes to go on a longer walk then he/she can trek 8-km to Triund. The snow line of Ilaqa Got is just a 5-km walk.<br /><br />Other trekking trails that lead you to Chamba from Dharamshala are:<br /><br />• Toral Pass (4575m) which begins from Tang Narwana (1150m) that is located nearly 10 km from Dharamshala<br /><br />• Across Bhimghasutri Pass (4580m) via near-vertical rocky ascents, steep cliffs and dangerous gorges. This is a highly difficult level trek and takes around six days to complete.<br /><br />• Dharamshala—Bleni Pass (3710m) – Dunali. Compared to other trekking trails, this one is much easier and takes around four or five-days to complete. The trek leads you through alpine pastures, woods, and streams, before ending at Dunali, on the Chamba road.<br /><br />Also, Dharamshala is an ideal destination for rock climbing enthusiasts. One can go rock climbing over the ridges of the Dhauladhar range.<br /><br />Fishing is popular in the 20-km stretch of the river Beas between Nadaun and the Pong Dam.<br /><br /><h3>Shopping In Dharamshala</h3><br />You can shop at the Kotwali Bazar for paintings, sculptures, pottery, coins, jewellery, Shamianas, manuscripts and other traditional artefacts. Held every Sunday, the McLeodganj flea market is a colourful and fascinating collection of Tibetan flavours. Here, you will find local Tibetan food, wine, curios, garments, duvet covers, fur hats, singing bowls and lots more.<br /><br /><h3>Hotels In Dharamshala</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UHbfW6N4r8o/Ta1kHi8zXMI/AAAAAAAAB1c/ct05xzq2_6Y/s1600/Hotels_In_Dharamshala.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Hotels In Dharamshala" border="0" height="165" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UHbfW6N4r8o/Ta1kHi8zXMI/AAAAAAAAB1c/ct05xzq2_6Y/s320/Hotels_In_Dharamshala.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Hotel Anand Palace<br />Jukaso Palace<br />Spring Valley Resort<br />Karnika Resort<br />Hotel White Heaven<br />Hotel Snow Crest Inn<br />Hotel Victoria Palace<br />Hotel Sahil Plaza<br />Nandini Residency<br />Hotel Pong View<br />Nishaad Resorts<br />Hotel Himgiri Resorts<br />Hotel White Haven<br />Hotel Minakshi <br />Hotel Pong View<br /><br /><br /><h2><a href="http://dharamshalahimachalpradeshinfo.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Dharamshala Himachal Pradesh</a> | How To Reach Dharamshala | Dharamshala Weather | Dharamshala Map | Climate of Dharamshala | Places To Visit In Dharamshala | <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Tourist Places in India</a> | Adventure Sports In Dharamshala | Shopping In Dharamshala | Hotels In Dharamshala</h2></div>


Coonoor Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7Hhgivswtcs/ThVj8GS9wAI/AAAAAAAACLw/ogARpxWh7Hs/s1600/Coonoor_00.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Coonoor Tourism India" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7Hhgivswtcs/ThVj8GS9wAI/AAAAAAAACLw/ogARpxWh7Hs/s320/Coonoor_00.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><b>Coonoor</b> is a town and a municipality in the Nilgiris district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is known for its production of Nilgiri tea.<br /><br />Coonoor is located at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level, and is the <b>second largest hill station in the Nilgiri hills.</b> It is an ideal base for a number of trekking expeditions leading into the Nilgiris.<br /><br />Coonoor is connected by a metre gauge railway line in the world famous Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) between Mettupalayam (28 km) and Ooty (17 km).<br /><br />The main attraction within the town is Sim's Park, a small well maintained botanical garden that has several varieties of plants. It is spread over 12 hectares. It is about 19 km on road to the south of Ooty and is accessible by both train and road. It also hosts an annual “Fruit Show” in summer.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tAIm8TkgbLc/ThVlZ6fK-pI/AAAAAAAACL0/UGYju2Jwc4E/s1600/Coonoor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Coonoor" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tAIm8TkgbLc/ThVlZ6fK-pI/AAAAAAAACL0/UGYju2Jwc4E/s320/Coonoor.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>There are trekking trails leading out from the town. One of the popular trekking trails leads Tourists to Lamb’s Rock that is 9 km from Coonoor. Lamb’s Rock overlooks the Coimbatore plains, providing a spectacular view of the tea and coffee plantations. A little ahead of Lamb’s Rock is located the Lady Canning’s Seat that offers a panoramic view of the Nilgiris.<br /><br />Tourist can trek from Lady Canning’s Seat to Dolphin’s Seat, which is located 12 km from Coonoor. Nearby is Law’s Falls, which is located 5 km from Coonoor. It is possible to trek from the falls to Droog that is located at a distance of 13 km from Coonoor.Droog is also known as Pakkasuran Kottai. The ruins of a 16th century fort can be seen in Droog. The fort is located at a height of 750 m.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Coonoor</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b> The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport which has regular flights from Delhi, Kolkatta, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Jammu, Pune, New Delhi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Bahrain, Kuwait, Muscat, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Colombo, Dubai, Doha, Singapore etc.<br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> Mettupalayam is the nearest railhead, which is 46 km away. The major railway junction is at Coimbatore (80 km).<br /><br />The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is one of the oldest mountain railways in India. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway was declared by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in July 2005. This railway links Coonoor to the town of Mettupalayam at the foot of the hills. The Nilagiri Passenger train provides a convenient connection to the Nilgiri Express train to the state capital, Chennai via Coimbatore. Coonoor was the original termination point of the NMR in the hills, before the line was extended to <a href="http://ooty-information.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Ooty</a>.<br /><br /><b>By Road:</b> Coonoor is well-connected by road with Ooty, Coimbatore, Mysore and Bangalore. The road that connects with Ooty is the National Highway 67 is one of the busiest Nilgiri Ghat Roads, and is also one of the main access routes for the entire district. Alternatively, there is another route that links Coonoor to Kotagiri via Bandishola and Bettati Tollgate, this road connects with State Highway 15 (SH15) that leads to Kotagiri from Ooty.<br /><br />There are regular buses from Ooty, Bangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore, Erode, Calicut, Kanyakumari, Thanjavur, Tirupati, Madurai, Trichy, Salem and Cochin.<br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Coonoor</h3><br />The best time to visit Coonoor is April to June &amp; September to November.<br /><br /><h3>Coonoor Weather</h3><br /><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; line-height: 10px;"><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; max-width: 160px; width: 160px;"><object data="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/weather_widget.swf" height="272" id="w4aaa9c4e6c122b4c4af9ecec7aeeb33a" style="margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="160"> <param value="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/weather_widget.swf" name="movie"/><param value="transparent" name="wmode"><param value="station_id=000181&city_name=Coonoor&language=en&use_celsius=Yes&skinName=Green&PID=110347&ts=201107070341&hideChangeSkin=No" name="flashvars"><param value="all" name="allowNetworking"><param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"></object><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://widgets.hotelscombined.com/City/Weather/Coonoor.htm?use_celsius=Yes" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Hotels Combined"><div style="background: url(&quot;http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Pages/WeatherWidget/Images/weather_green_bottom.png&quot;) no-repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: white; cursor: pointer; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; height: 17px; line-height: 12px; margin: 0px 0pt 0pt; padding: 5px 0pt 0pt; text-align: center; width: 160px;">See 10-Day Forecast</div></a><br /><div style="text-align: center; width: 160px;"><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/" rel="nofollow" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: #777777; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 9px;" title="Hotels Combined">© HotelsCombined.com</a></div></div></div><br /><h3>Map of Coonoor</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q1VtF2Hlg_w/ThV0pstkduI/AAAAAAAACNM/qYZHFdrGnFs/s1600/map_of_coonoor.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Map of Coonoor" border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q1VtF2Hlg_w/ThV0pstkduI/AAAAAAAACNM/qYZHFdrGnFs/s1600/map_of_coonoor.png" /></a></div><br /><br /><h3>Places to Visit in Coonoor</h3><br /><h4>Sim's Park</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HB1bWx73wOw/ThVl7dCLqRI/AAAAAAAACL4/Dm4lVYQTlEM/s1600/Sims_Park_Coonoor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="sim's Park Coonoor" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HB1bWx73wOw/ThVl7dCLqRI/AAAAAAAACL4/Dm4lVYQTlEM/s320/Sims_Park_Coonoor.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Sim's Park is an important place to visit in Coonoor. Spread in an area of 12 ha, the park has a collection of over 1,000 plant species, including magnolia, pines, tree ferns, and camellia. The botanical garden is partly developed in the Japanese style and derived its name from J. D. Sim, the secretary of the Madras Club in 1874. The key attraction of the park is the annual fruit and vegetable show held in May.<br /><br /><h4>Pomological Station</h4><br />The institute is a research centre of the State Agricultural Department for persimmon, pomegranates, and apricot.<br /><br /><h4>Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fjf0OXy84-U/ThVmndEJD8I/AAAAAAAACL8/DVvHD-8a0tQ/s1600/Dolphins_Nose_Coonoor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dolphin's Nose Coonoor" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fjf0OXy84-U/ThVmndEJD8I/AAAAAAAACL8/DVvHD-8a0tQ/s320/Dolphins_Nose_Coonoor.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Dolphin's Nose Viewpoint is 10 km from Coonoor . It not only provides a panoramic view of the vast expanse of the Nilgiri Hills but also of Catherine Falls.<br /><br /><h4>Lamb’s Rock</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nCRsEGvySeU/ThVnYInDtvI/AAAAAAAACME/lT0cyTmYieA/s1600/Lambs_Rock_Coonoor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Lamb’s Rock Coonoor" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nCRsEGvySeU/ThVnYInDtvI/AAAAAAAACME/lT0cyTmYieA/s320/Lambs_Rock_Coonoor.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />On way to Dolphin's Nose, about 5½ km from Coonoor, lies Lamb's Rock, another vantage point to view the fantastic landscape and the tea and coffee plantations.<br /><br /><h4>Droog</h4><br />At a distance of 13 km from Coonoor, Droog takes one into the past, with the ruins of a fort, which was once used by Tipu Sultan in the 16th century.<br /><br /><h4>Law's Falls</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dmc27K7eHUA/ThVoM69njxI/AAAAAAAACMI/KT5OvA_O9tc/s1600/Laws_Falls_Coonoor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Law's Falls Coonoor" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dmc27K7eHUA/ThVoM69njxI/AAAAAAAACMI/KT5OvA_O9tc/s320/Laws_Falls_Coonoor.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The majestic falls are 5 km from Coonoor, on the way to Mettupalayam.<br /><br /><h4>Katary Falls</h4><br />The main place of attraction is the power station which supplies a power of 1000KW of power near Selas.<br /><br /><h4>Pasteur Institute</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jjZuCwN__00/ThVot0maCDI/AAAAAAAACMM/N7rZnUwZALA/s1600/Pasteur_Institute_Coonoor.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Pasteur Institute Coonoor" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jjZuCwN__00/ThVot0maCDI/AAAAAAAACMM/N7rZnUwZALA/s320/Pasteur_Institute_Coonoor.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Tourists require a special permission to visit this institute. This institute is located near Sim’s park. It was started in 1907. This institute develops vaccination for rabies (dog bite disease) and Triple Vaccine (DPT, DT &amp; TT).In earlier days, it plays a vital role in the research of Influenza vaccine. Now it produces Tissue Culture Anti Rabies Vaccine (TCARV) and DPT group of vaccines.<br /><br /><h3>Hotels in Coonoor</h3><br />Evans Holiday<br />The Gateway Hotel<br />Hill Worth Resorts<br />Velan Hotel Ritz<br />The Riga Residency<br />Adderley Guest House<br /><br /><h3>Coonoor Photos</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A7nSv7VwDdE/ThVpoXwSV3I/AAAAAAAACMQ/Ke-KdPCZbVs/s1600/Coonoor_15.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Coonoor Hill Station" border="0" height="215" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-A7nSv7VwDdE/ThVpoXwSV3I/AAAAAAAACMQ/Ke-KdPCZbVs/s320/Coonoor_15.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NshqMusb1b8/ThVpqneYFJI/AAAAAAAACMU/ekXSrZsg8Kc/s1600/Coonoor_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Coonoor Hill Station" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-NshqMusb1b8/ThVpqneYFJI/AAAAAAAACMU/ekXSrZsg8Kc/s320/Coonoor_01.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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Kodaikanal Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xd-Jq4kF1_8/ThGhXG0b18I/AAAAAAAACKA/Oihvjyvbp0s/s1600/Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kodaikanal Tourism" border="0" height="179" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xd-Jq4kF1_8/ThGhXG0b18I/AAAAAAAACKA/Oihvjyvbp0s/s320/Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Kodaikanal</b> is a city in the hills of the taluk division of the Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest". Kodaikanal is referred as the <b>"Princess of Hill stations"</b> and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. It's a lot cooler in temperature than lower elevation cities such as Chennai.<br /><br />Kodaikanal was established in 1845 as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Much of the local economy is based on the hospitality industry serving tourism.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BvU-0cPYeOY/ThGiC7HhFXI/AAAAAAAACKE/rnlnQpXeMZA/s1600/Kodaikanal_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BvU-0cPYeOY/ThGiC7HhFXI/AAAAAAAACKE/rnlnQpXeMZA/s320/Kodaikanal_01.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>The town of Kodaikanal sits on a plateau above the southern escarpment of the upper Palni Hills at 2,133 metres (6,998 ft), between the Parappar and Gundar Valleys. These hills form the eastward spur of the Western Ghats on the Western side of South India. It has an irregular basin as its heartland, the centre of which is now Kodaikanal Lake a 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) circumference manmade lake.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rTRURzMF1nM/ThGiQ6iWnWI/AAAAAAAACKI/Q-uNTxAyPCw/s1600/Kodaikanal_02.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rTRURzMF1nM/ThGiQ6iWnWI/AAAAAAAACKI/Q-uNTxAyPCw/s320/Kodaikanal_02.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Meadows and grasslands cover the hillsides. Gigantic Eucalyptus trees and shola forests flourish in the valleys. Mighty rocks and cascading streams. rise up from the valleys. There are many high waterfalls and ubiquitous gardens and flower beds in bloom.<br /><br />North of the town, high hills that slope down into the villages of Pallangi and Vilpatti stand guard. On the east the hill slopes less abruptly into the lower Palnis. A precipitous escarpment facing the Cumbum Valley is on the south. On the west is a plateau leading to Manjampatti Valley, Indira Gandhi National Park, the Anamalai Hills and the main body of the Western Ghats.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Kodaikanal</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b> The nearest airport from the Kodaikanal is Madurai airport. It is 120 km away from Kodaikanal. Another nearest airport is Coimbatore which is 180 km from Kodaikanal. Coimbatore is connected to the major cities of India. Taxies are available form here to reach Kodaikanal. <br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> The nearest Railway stations are Palani Railway Station - 64 km, Kodai Road Station - 80 km &amp; Dindigul Railway Junction - 100 km.<br /><br /><b>By Road:</b> Kodaikanal is well connected with Madurai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Kochi and Chennai by road. <br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Kodaikanal</h3><br />April To June and September To October is the best time to visit Kodaikanal.<br /><br /><h3>Places to Visit in KodaiKanal</h3><br /><h4>Kodaikanal Lake</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZldadybAfd4/ThGim9awdgI/AAAAAAAACKM/EiLRs_jpFJI/s1600/Kodaikanal_Lake.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kodaikanal Lake" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZldadybAfd4/ThGim9awdgI/AAAAAAAACKM/EiLRs_jpFJI/s320/Kodaikanal_Lake.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Kodaikanal Lake</b>, also known as Kodai Lake is a manmade lake located in the Kodaikanal city in Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu, India. Sir Vere Hentry Levinge, the then Collector of Madurai, was instrumental in creating the lake in 1863, amidst the Kodaikanal town which was developed by the British and early missionaries from USA. The lake is said to be Kodaikanal's <b>most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction.</b><br /><br />Over the years a boat club, boathouse and boat service (with Rowing Boats and Pedalling boats and a public ferry) for the public and tourists has become fully functional and is of aesthetic significance for tourism. Boat Pageant and Flower Shows are a regular feature in the summer season which attracts tourists.<br /><br /><h4>Bryant Park</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RZckp0SgRpg/ThGi5Kci6FI/AAAAAAAACKQ/StBLjr4wzBA/s1600/Bryant_Park_Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Bryant Park Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RZckp0SgRpg/ThGi5Kci6FI/AAAAAAAACKQ/StBLjr4wzBA/s320/Bryant_Park_Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Just east of the lake and 500 metres (1,600 ft) from the bus stand, is a wonderfully maintained 20.5 acres (8.3 ha) botanical garden. The park was planned and built in 1908 by a forest officer from Madurai, H.D.Bryant, and named after him. With 325 species of trees, shrubs and cactuses, the park is a rainbow of stunning flowers during the peak season. A large section is dedicated to nearly 740 varieties of roses. There is a 1857 Eucalyptus tree and a Bodhi tree which adds a religious significance to the park. Ornamental plants are cultivated in a nursery for sale. The park organizes horticultural exhibits and flower shows every summer, to coincide with the peak season. Entrance fee to the park is nominal and it is open all year.<br /><br /><h4>Coaker's Walk</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LeUl9lVSflg/ThGjNTbsk6I/AAAAAAAACKU/0SgCusHZ98E/s1600/Coakers_Walk_Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Coakers Walk Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LeUl9lVSflg/ThGjNTbsk6I/AAAAAAAACKU/0SgCusHZ98E/s320/Coakers_Walk_Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />500 metres (1,600 ft) from the bus-stand, constructed by Lt.Coaker in 1872, is a 1-kilometre (3,300 ft) paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai. The walk, winding around Mount Nebo, starts in front of the Van Allen hospital, running parallel to the Van Allen Hospital Road and joins the main road beside St.Peter's Church, providing a stunning panoramic view of the plains. On a clear day one can view as far as Dolphin's Nose in the south, the valley of the Pambar River in the southeast, Periyakulam town and even the city of Madurai. A fascinating rare phenomenon called Brocken spectre can be witnessed, when a person can see his shadow on the clouds with a rainbow halo. This occurs when the sun is behind the viewer and clouds and mist are to the front. There is an observatory with a telescope halfway along the walk. Entrance fee to the walkway is nominal and it is open all year.<br /><br /><h4>Bear Shola Falls</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8b70jHPrDSg/ThGjhZIj1WI/AAAAAAAACKY/I5O3V6eghMw/s1600/Bear_Shola_Falls_KodaiKanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Bear Shola Falls KodaiKanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8b70jHPrDSg/ThGjhZIj1WI/AAAAAAAACKY/I5O3V6eghMw/s320/Bear_Shola_Falls_KodaiKanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the bus-stand, is a tall waterfall in a Reserve forest. The final approach to this quiet area is a gently climbing foot-path.<br /><br /><h4>Green Valley View</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-43F2x0Wn48w/ThGj-Dic68I/AAAAAAAACKc/EIwWlMaSE2A/s1600/Green_Valley_View_Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Green Valley View Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-43F2x0Wn48w/ThGj-Dic68I/AAAAAAAACKc/EIwWlMaSE2A/s320/Green_Valley_View_Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) from the bus-stand and near the golf course, has an excellent panoramic view of the plains and a sheer drop of 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) overlooking the Vaigai Dam to the south. The stairway leading up to it is highly commercialized and lined with rows of shops to tempt tourists.<br /><br /><h4>Pine forests</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tB38FR4uw5I/ThGkUYqCsCI/AAAAAAAACKg/kBVcL-E7ASc/s1600/Pine_Forests_Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Pine Forests Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tB38FR4uw5I/ThGkUYqCsCI/AAAAAAAACKg/kBVcL-E7ASc/s320/Pine_Forests_Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />In 1906, with a view to growing valuable timber, Mr. Bryant started the Kodaikanal pine plantations in the south-west of Kodaikanal.<br /><br /><h4>Shembaganur Museum of Natural History</h4><br />6 kilometres (3.7 mi) from the bus-stand, founded in 1895, is open to the public (except Tuesdays) for viewing their outstanding taxidermy collection of more than 500 species of animals, birds and insects and a living collection of over 300 exotic orchid species. The museum is affiliated with Loyola College in Chennai and exhibits artifacts of the ancient Palaiyar tribes people whose descendants still live in these hills.<br /><br /><h4>Kodaikanal Solar Observatory</h4><br />The Kodaikanal Solar Observatory is an solar observatory owned and operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics. It is located on the southern tip of the Palni Hills 4 km from Kodaikanal town, Dindigul district, Tamilnadu state, South India.<br /><br />The Evershed effect was first detected at this observatory in January 1909. Solar data collected by the lab is the oldest continuous series of its kind in India. Precise observations of the equatorial electrojet are made here due to the unique geographic location of Kodaikanal.<br /><br />Ionospheric soundings, geomagnetic, F region vertical drift and surface observations are made here regularly and summaries of the data obtained are sent to national IMD and global WMO GAW data centers.<br /><br />They have a full time staff of two scientists and nineteen technicians.<br /><br /><h4>Pillar Rocks</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xQHoQ03hI-M/ThGk-WdLTPI/AAAAAAAACKk/6072d6T42OY/s1600/Pillar_Rocks_Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Pillar Rocks Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xQHoQ03hI-M/ThGk-WdLTPI/AAAAAAAACKk/6072d6T42OY/s320/Pillar_Rocks_Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the bus-stand, is a set of three giant rock pillars which stand 122 metres (400 ft) high. Managed by the Tamil Nadu Forest Department, The viewpoint can be crowded but is not commercialized. There is an excellent public garden adjacent to the viewpoint.<br /><br /><h4>Guna caves</h4><br />Made popular by the Tamil movie Guna, previously called Devil’s Kitchen, are deep bat-infested chambers between the three gigantic boulders that are the Pillar Rocks. The deep narrow ravines of the caves are now closed to public due to the tragic deaths of twelve youths there.[citation needed] These dangerous caves are highly protected now, and tourists can see sections of the cave system from afar.<br /><br /><h4>Silver Cascade</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--MpX8ID1RtU/ThGlPKH3QhI/AAAAAAAACKo/SE2GRfSAFKk/s1600/Silver_Cascade_Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Silver Cascade Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--MpX8ID1RtU/ThGlPKH3QhI/AAAAAAAACKo/SE2GRfSAFKk/s320/Silver_Cascade_Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Kodaikanal at a wide bend in the long and winding Laws Ghat Road, at altitude 1,800 metres (5,900 ft), is a 55-metre (180 ft) waterfall formed from the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake. The water quality is reportedly poor and not good enough for bathing. This impressive waterfall is a popular stop for first-time visitors. There are a few souvenir and fruit vendors and many monkeys here. There is also a smaller but more serene waterfall below the bridge which crosses the stream here.<br /><br /><h4>Dolphin's Nose</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IiCp0nNx_cA/ThGlaNETYaI/AAAAAAAACKs/Ruz-4oIxGes/s1600/Dolphins_Nose_Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dolphins Nose Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IiCp0nNx_cA/ThGlaNETYaI/AAAAAAAACKs/Ruz-4oIxGes/s320/Dolphins_Nose_Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the bus stand, is flat rock projecting over a breathtaking chasm 6,600 metres (21,700 ft) deep. It is an undisturbed area 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) down a very steep rocky trail beginning soon after Pambar Bridge. Orange juice vendors along the trail offer a welcome rest stop. Beautiful views of steep rocky escarpments rising from the plains can be seen. The old village of Vellagavi can be reached through a rugged bridle path here. A short paved walkway leads from the road here to Pambar falls (which is also locally addressed as 'Liril Falls' after the famous Liril Soap Advertisement filming in 1985).<br /><br /><h4>Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U0XY8XsQyf0/ThGls3AY8rI/AAAAAAAACKw/A_uhEVworYo/s1600/Kurinji_Andavar_Murugan_temple_Kodaikanal.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple Kodaikanal" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-U0XY8XsQyf0/ThGls3AY8rI/AAAAAAAACKw/A_uhEVworYo/s320/Kurinji_Andavar_Murugan_temple_Kodaikanal.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the bus-stand, is famous for its Kurinji flower which blossoms in the area only once every 12 years. The deity here is called Sri Kurinji Easwaran, who is in fact Lord Murugan. This temple was built in 1936 by a European lady, who on coming to Celon, converted to Hinduism.She changed her name to Leelavathi and married Mr.Ponnambalam Ramanathan. She is also known as Lady Ramanathan. This temple was handed over to Arulmighu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Thiru Kovil, Palani by Mrs Devi Prasad Bhaskaran(also known as Padmini, niece and adopted daughter of Mr S Natesan Pillai, son in-law of Lady Ramanathan) and her husband Dr R. 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Coorg Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mbSUDjM8Ecc/Tg7cnDpxr-I/AAAAAAAACHY/sGhSwl13xrc/s1600/coorg.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Coorg Tourism" border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mbSUDjM8Ecc/Tg7cnDpxr-I/AAAAAAAACHY/sGhSwl13xrc/s320/coorg.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Kodagu is an administrative district in Karnataka State in southern India. It is also known by its anglicised former name of Coorg. It occupies an area of 4,102 square kilometres (1,584 sq mi) of land in the Western Ghats of southwestern Karnataka. As of 2001, the population was 548,561, with some 13.74% of the population residing in the district's urban centres.<br /><br />Madikeri is the headquarters of the Kodagu district. The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district to the northwest, Hassan district to the north, Mysore district to the east, the Kannur District of Kerala to the southwest, and the Wayanad District of <a href="http://keralatouristplaces1.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Kerala</a> to the south.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kgUOD_UtMRU/Tg7eizLJHJI/AAAAAAAACHg/CzBz2jVb3Gs/s1600/coorg_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Coorg Tourism" border="0" height="181" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kgUOD_UtMRU/Tg7eizLJHJI/AAAAAAAACHg/CzBz2jVb3Gs/s320/coorg_01.jpg" width="320" /></a>Kodagu is located on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. It has a geographical area of 4,102 km2 (1,584 sq mi). The district is bordered by Dakshina Kannada district to the northwest, Hassan district to the north, Mysore district to the east, the Kannur District of Kerala to the southwest, and the Wayanad District of Kerala to the south. It is a hilly district with the lowest elevation in the district at 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea-level. The highest peak, Tadiandamol, rises to 1,750 metres (5,740 ft), with Pushpagiri, the second highest, at 1,715 metres (5,627 ft). The main river in Kodagu is the Kaveri (Cauvery). The Kaveri starts at Talakaveri, located on the eastern side of the Western Ghats, and with its tributaries, drains the greater part of Kodagu.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ytr9fd_nQfM/Tg7fpdj5N3I/AAAAAAAACHk/iGQw78WL328/s1600/coorg_02.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Coorg Tourism" border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ytr9fd_nQfM/Tg7fpdj5N3I/AAAAAAAACHk/iGQw78WL328/s320/coorg_02.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>In July and August, rainfall is intense, and there are often showers into November. Yearly rainfall may exceed 4,000 millimetres (160 in) in some areas. In dense jungle tracts, rainfall reaches 3,000 to 3,800 millimetres (120 to 150 in) and 1,500 to 2,500 millimetres (59 to 98 in) in the bamboo district to the west. Kodagu has an average temperature of 15 °C (59 °F), ranging from 11 to 28 °C (52 to 82 °F), with the highest temperatures occurring in April and May. The principal town, and district capital, is Madikeri, or Mercara, with a population of around 30,000. Other significant towns include Virajpet (Virarajendrapet), Kushalnagar, and Somwarpet. The district is divided into the three administrative talukas (divisions) of Madikeri, Virajpet and Somwarpet.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Coorg</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b> The nearest airport is Mysore Airport which is 120 KM away and Mangalore International Airport around 180 km away. Private taxies &amp; buses are easily availble from here to reach Coorg.<br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> The nearest railway stations from Coorg are Thalassery, Mysore and Hassan.<br /><br /><b>By Road:</b> Coorg is very well connected by road to the major cities of India. <br /><br />Below are some important distance from Coorg:<br /><br />Coorg to Mysore - 120 km <br />Coorg to Hassan - 115 km<br />Coorg to Mangalore - 135 km<br />Coorg to Bangalore - 250 km<br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Coorg</h3><br />November to April is the best time to visit Coorg.<br /><br /><h3>Map of Coorg</h3><br /><h3>Coorg Weather</h3><br /><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; line-height: 10px;"><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; max-width: 160px; width: 160px;"><object data="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/weather_widget.swf" height="272" id="w4aaa9c4e6c122b4c4af9ecec7aeeb33a" style="margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="160"> <param value="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/weather_widget.swf" name="movie"/><param value="transparent" name="wmode"><param value="station_id=000733&city_name=Coorg&language=en&use_celsius=Yes&skinName=Green&PID=109795&ts=201107020514&hideChangeSkin=No" name="flashvars"><param value="all" name="allowNetworking"><param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"></object><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://widgets.hotelscombined.com/City/Weather/Coorg.htm?use_celsius=Yes" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Hotels Combined"><div style="background: url(&quot;http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Pages/WeatherWidget/Images/weather_green_bottom.png&quot;) no-repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: white; cursor: pointer; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; height: 17px; line-height: 12px; margin: 0px 0pt 0pt; padding: 5px 0pt 0pt; text-align: center; width: 160px;">See 10-Day Forecast</div></a><br /><div style="text-align: center; width: 160px;"><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/" rel="nofollow" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: #777777; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 9px;" title="Hotels Combined">© HotelsCombined.com</a></div></div></div><br /><h3>Places to visit in Coorg</h3><br /><h4>Talakaveri</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FBhtiDEeicg/Tg7gAsVQ3_I/AAAAAAAACHo/MpTkZyZlSXY/s1600/Talakaveri_coorg.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Talakaveri Coorg" border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FBhtiDEeicg/Tg7gAsVQ3_I/AAAAAAAACHo/MpTkZyZlSXY/s320/Talakaveri_coorg.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Talacauvery, is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the Cauvery River. It is located in the Brahmagiri hill (not to be confused with the Brahmagiri range further South) near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district, Karnataka, 1,276 m. above sea level. However, there is not a permanent visible flow from this place to the main rivercourse except during the rainy season.<br /><br />A tank or kundike has been erected on a hillside, at the place that is said to be the origin. It is also marked by a small temple, and the area is frequented by pilgrims. The Kaveri River originates as a spring feeding this tank, which is considered to be a holy place to bathe on special days. The waters are then said to flow underground to emerge as the river some distance away. The temple has been renovated extensively by the state government recently.<br /><br />On Tulasankramana day (the first day of Tula Masa month, according to the Hindu calendar, which normally falls in mid October) thousands of pilgrims flock to the river's birthplace to witness the rise of the fountainhead, when water gushes up from the spring at a predetermined moment. The tula snanam (Sacred bath in the Tula month) is observed across pilgrim towns in Kaveri's banks.<br /><br />Talacauvery is about 8 km away from Bhagamandala and 48 km from Madikeri.<br /><br /><h4>Irupu Falls</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kmRyXm5-XhA/Tg7hm8cCmtI/AAAAAAAACHs/Wqki4SSvZDI/s1600/Irupu_Falls_Coorg.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Irupu Falls Coorg" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kmRyXm5-XhA/Tg7hm8cCmtI/AAAAAAAACHs/Wqki4SSvZDI/s320/Irupu_Falls_Coorg.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>The Irupu Falls (also Iruppu Falls) are located in the Brahmagiri Range in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, India, bordering the Wayanad district of Kerala. It is a fresh water cascade and is situated at a distance of 48 km from Virajpet on the highway to Nagarhole. The Falls are also known as the Lakshmana Tirtha Falls, derived from the name of the tributary of Cauvery which starts from these falls, the Lakshmana Tirtha River.<br /><br />A forest trail leads from these falls to the Brahmagiri Peak in Southern Kodagu. Irupu falls is a major tourist attraction as well as a pilgrimage spot. A famous Siva temple, the Rameshwara Temple is situated on the banks of the Lakshmana Tirtha River, en route to the Falls. This temple attracts a large number of pilgrims during the festival of Shivaratri.<br /><br /><h4>Abbey Falls</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ba_D7132JSU/Tg7iZMXCw9I/AAAAAAAACH0/PicMlTyu29k/s1600/Abbey_Falls_Coorg.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Abbey Falls Coorg" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ba_D7132JSU/Tg7iZMXCw9I/AAAAAAAACH0/PicMlTyu29k/s320/Abbey_Falls_Coorg.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Abbey Falls (also spelled Abbi Falls and Abbe Falls) is in Kodagu, in the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. It is located 8 km from the town of Madikeri and 268 km from Bangalore.<br /><br />In the mountains of the Western Ghats, several streams combine, swelling with the monsoon rains and plunging down the mountain slope at enormous speed, hitting the huge boulders hard and forcing through the crevices and ravines. A misty cloud hangs over the falls. From here the water flows into the Kaveri River. During the monsoon season the water flow is very high. During the dry seasons the flow is considerably diminished.One can find a lot of leeches inside the water.<br /><br />The waterfall is located between private coffee plantations with stocky coffee bushes and spice estates with trees entwined with pepper vines. The falls appear suddenly, the water cascading over rocks into calm pools. A hanging bridge constructed just opposite the falls comes in handy for the Tourists. There is a Kali Mata temple on the other side of the bridge and Coffee and Black Pepper trees on the other side.<br /><br /><h4>Dubare</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IWhfUNDpp3U/Tg7i9WdTkaI/AAAAAAAACH4/fuOQMdorAiU/s1600/Dubare_coorg.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Dubare Coorg" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IWhfUNDpp3U/Tg7i9WdTkaI/AAAAAAAACH4/fuOQMdorAiU/s320/Dubare_coorg.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Dubare is known for its elephant camp, and is a forest camp on the banks of the river Kaveri in the district of Kodagu, Karnataka. It is an important base for the Karnataka Forest Department's elephants.<br /><br />The elephants for the Mysore Dussehra were trained at Dubare elephant camp. At present, after logging operations have ceased, the elephants have been practically retired except for giving some rides to tourists.<br /><br />In addition to elephant training camp, Nisargadhama and Veerabhoomi are the other main attractions of the forest area.<br /><br />There are <b>opportunities for trekking, elephant rides, fishing, and river rafting.</b> these activities are hosted by Jungle Lodges and resorts. The Forest Department also conducts some treks along well-defined routes.<br /><br />The moist deciduous forests of Dubare are home to many wild animals and birds. Sighting of wild Asiatic elephants are regular and so is spotting the sambhar and the spotted deer. tiger, leopard, wild dogs, gaur and bears are also seen in these forests. Crocodiles can be seen in river. The forests are also home to many reptiles non-venomous snakes.<br /><br />Birdlife in Dubare includes peacock, partridge, kingfisher and woodpeckers topping the list.<br /><br />Dubare is easily accessible from Bangalore. The route from Bangalore is via Mysore, Kushalanagara, Gudde Hosur (4km from Kushalanagara on BM Road), then turn towards Siddapura. About 15 kilometer on the Siddapura Main Road visitors would find a Dubare Camp board.<br /><br /><h4>Chiklihole Reservoir Dam</h4><br />The unique thing about this dam is the scenic way in which water is allowed out of the reservoir.Roads are decent, but not wide enough for buses.<br /><br /><h4>Nagarhole National Park</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-szxaS1cSE_M/Tg7jft9xc2I/AAAAAAAACH8/Jv3bA-DAjik/s1600/Nagarhole_National_Park_coorg.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nagarhole National Park Coorg" border="0" height="179" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-szxaS1cSE_M/Tg7jft9xc2I/AAAAAAAACH8/Jv3bA-DAjik/s320/Nagarhole_National_Park_coorg.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Nagarhole National Park, also known as "Rajiv Gandhi National Park", is located 94 kilometers (58 mi) from Mysore in Karnataka in South India. It is spread between Kodagu district and Mysore district. Located to the north-west of Bandipur National Park, Kabini reservoir separates the two. The park has rich forest cover, small streams, valleys, and waterfalls. The park has a healthy tiger-predator ratio, and tiger, Indian bison, and elephant are much more populous here than in Bandipur.<br /><br />The park stretches over 643 square kilometres (248 sq mi), protecting the wildlife of Karnataka. Together with the adjoining Bandipur National Park (870 km2 (340 sq mi)), Mudumalai National Park (320 km2 (120 sq mi)) and Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (344 km2 (133 sq mi)), it forms the largest protected area in Southern India, totalling 2,183 km2 (843 sq mi).<br /><br />The park is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. The Western Ghats, Nilgiri Sub-Cluster (6,000+ km²), including all of Nagarhole National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.<br /><br /><h4>Bhagamandala</h4><br />Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage place in Kodagu, Karnataka, in India. It is situated on the river Kaveri in its upstream stretches. At this place, the Kaveri is joined by two tributaries, the Kannike and the mythical Sujyoti river. It is considered sacred as a river confluence (kudala or triveni sangama, in Kannada and Sanskrit respectively).<br /><br />It is a common practice for pilgrims to take a dip in the triveni sangama and perform rituals to their ancestors before proceeding to Talakaveri, the birthplace of Kaveri. During Tula Sankramana which falls on October 17th or 18th, pilgrims assemble here in large numbers.<br /><br /><h4>Dargah Sharief of Yemmemadu</h4><br />Dargah Sharief, the Holy Tomb, of Yemmemadu is one of the most sacred shrines for Muslims in Kodagu district. (35 km from Madikeri; Madikeri-Bettageri-Napoklu-Hale Taluku-Yemmemadu)<br /><br /><h4>Mandalapatti</h4><br />28 km from Madikeri. 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Kausani Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pgDAJpGCEYY/TgsDByPm7VI/AAAAAAAACFM/hH1BJWrfhJM/s1600/Kausani.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kausani Uttaranchal" border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pgDAJpGCEYY/TgsDByPm7VI/AAAAAAAACFM/hH1BJWrfhJM/s320/Kausani.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Kausani</b> is a hill station situated in the Almora district of the Uttarakhand state of India. Kausani is a destination for Himalayan tourists. It is located 53 km North of <a href="http://mostpopularhillstationsindia.blogspot.com/2011/09/almora-hill-station.html" target="_blank">Almora</a>. The altitude of this place is about 1890 mts. This place offers a 350 km view of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. There are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Kausani - a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas. Kausani lies on the atop the ridge amidst dense Pine trees overlooking Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other on Almora-Bageshwar-Didihat Highway. Mahatma Gandhi called this place the <b>'Switzerland of India'</b>, due to similarity in landscape.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Kausani</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b> Pantnagar is the nearest airport form Kausani located 177 km away from Kausani. Private taxies or Uttarakhand state transport buses are easily available from here to reach Kausani. <br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> The nearest railway station from Kausani is Kathgodam located 142 km away from the Kausani. <br /><br /><b>By Road:</b> Kausani has very well connectivity to the major cities of India by raod. Some important distances from Kausani are:<br /><br />Delhi to Kausani - 418 km<br />Nainital to Kausani - 118 km<br />Almora to Kausani - 52 km<br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Kausani</h3><br />April to June and September to November is the best season to visit Kausani. For couples December, January &amp; February is the better option to visit Kausani as during these months they can enjoy snow fall.<br /><br /><h3>Kausani Weather</h3><br /><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; line-height: 10px;"><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; max-width: 160px; width: 160px;"><object data="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/weather_widget.swf" height="272" id="w4aaa9c4e6c122b4c4af9ecec7aeeb33a" style="margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt;" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="160"> <param value="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/weather_widget.swf" name="movie"/><param value="transparent" name="wmode"><param value="station_id=001122&city_name=Kausani&language=en&use_celsius=Yes&skinName=LightBlue&PID=109525&ts=201106300642&hideChangeSkin=No" name="flashvars"><param value="all" name="allowNetworking"><param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"></object><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://widgets.hotelscombined.com/City/Weather/Kausani.htm?use_celsius=Yes" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Hotels Combined"><div style="background: url(&quot;http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Pages/WeatherWidget/Images/weather_light_blue_bottom.png&quot;) no-repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: white; cursor: pointer; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; height: 17px; line-height: 12px; margin: 0px 0pt 0pt; padding: 5px 0pt 0pt; text-align: center; width: 160px;">See 10-Day Forecast</div></a><br /><div style="text-align: center; width: 160px;"><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/" rel="nofollow" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: #777777; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 9px;" title="Hotels Combined">© HotelsCombined.com</a></div></div></div><br /><h3>Places to Visit in &amp; arround Kausani</h3><br /><h4>Trisul</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o6M2ULGZJ7s/TgsFxo1lO2I/AAAAAAAACFc/1O6HxR-4tFo/s1600/Trisul_Kausani.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Trisul Kausani" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-o6M2ULGZJ7s/TgsFxo1lO2I/AAAAAAAACFc/1O6HxR-4tFo/s320/Trisul_Kausani.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Trisul is a group of three Himalayan mountain peaks of western Kumaun, with the highest (Trisul I) reaching 7120m. The three peaks resemble a trident - in Hindi/Sanskrit, Trishul, trident, is the weapon of Shiva. The Trishul group forms the southeast corner of the ring of peaks enclosing the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) west-southwest of Nanda Devi itself. The main peak, Trisul I, was the first peak over 7,000 m (22,970 ft) to have ever been climbed, in 1907.<br /><br />The Trisul massif can be accessed via the following route: <br /><br />Almora - Kausani - Garur- Gwaldam - Debal - Bagargad - Wan - Bedini Bugyal - Kelva Vinayak - Roopkund - Trisul.<br /><br /><h4>Nanda Devi</h4><span id="goog_1793915232"></span><span id="goog_1793915233"></span><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5vwbuRtIbiQ/TgsGXtRv9lI/AAAAAAAACFk/3e7SsST3ODQ/s1600/Nanda_Devi.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nanda Devi" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5vwbuRtIbiQ/TgsGXtRv9lI/AAAAAAAACFk/3e7SsST3ODQ/s320/Nanda_Devi.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Nanda Devi is the second highest mountain in India (excluding Pakistan occupied Kashmir) and the highest entirely within the country (Kangchenjunga being on the border of India and Nepal); owing to this geography it was the highest known mountain in the world until computations on Dhaulagiri by western surveyors in 1808. It was also the highest mountain in India before Sikkim joined the Indian Union. It is part of the Garhwal Himalayas, and is located in the state of Uttarakhand, between the <b>Rishiganga valley</b> on the west and the <b>Goriganga valley</b> on the east. Its name means Bliss-Giving Goddess. The peak is regarded as the patron-goddess of the Uttarakhand Himalaya.<br /><br /><h4>Baijnath</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YHhVCdQvYbo/TgsG7Dk1z1I/AAAAAAAACFo/Q8N5C4xnsxo/s1600/Baijnath.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Baijnath" border="0" height="241" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YHhVCdQvYbo/TgsG7Dk1z1I/AAAAAAAACFo/Q8N5C4xnsxo/s320/Baijnath.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Baijnath is a town in Kangra district of <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Himachal Pradesh</a>. It is roughly fourteen kilometres from the town of Palampur. It is very famous all over the world as it is believed to be one of twelve jyotirlingas according to popular legends.<br /><br />Baijnath is located at 32.05°N 76.65°E. It has an average elevation of 1,314 metres (4,311 feet). It is a small township in the Dhauladhar range of western Himalayas, 16 km from <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/p/palampur.html" target="_blank">Palampur</a> in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh.<br /><br />The main attraction of Baijnath is an ancient temple of Shiva. Neighbouring towns are Palampur and Kangra.<br /><br /><h4>Chaukori</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pVh6HyTI6WM/TgsX6vJZblI/AAAAAAAACF0/Zzrswd6yTdo/s1600/Chaukori.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Chaukori" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pVh6HyTI6WM/TgsX6vJZblI/AAAAAAAACF0/Zzrswd6yTdo/s320/Chaukori.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Chaukori is a tiny hill station in the Pithoragarh district set among the lofty peaks, of the western Himalayan Range in the Kumaon Division of Uttarakhand, India. To the north is Tibet and to the south is Terai. The Mahakali River, running along its eastern boundary, forms the Indo-Nepal international border.<br /><br />Chaukori's elevation is 2010 m with a spectacular view of the snowy peaks of peaks of Nanda Devi, and Nanda Kot. It is approximately 10 km from Berinag, another little hill station.<br /><br /><h4>Berinag </h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eSHyzsdOojA/TgsYmosdTWI/AAAAAAAACF8/up4Nzqt7DwE/s1600/Berinag.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Berinag" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eSHyzsdOojA/TgsYmosdTWI/AAAAAAAACF8/up4Nzqt7DwE/s320/Berinag.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Berinag, a tiny hill station, is located 10 km from Chaukori in the Pithoragarh district, the most eastern Himalayan district in the state of Uttarakhand , India. It is accessible by road. Closest prominent villages include Dhanoli, Bana, Bhattigaon, Banoli and Sangarh. A quite, beautiful and worthseeing place known for sight seeing of Himalaya peaks Such as Nandadevi and Panchachuli.<br /><br />Berinag is located at 29.80°N 80.07°E. It has an average elevation of 1,740 metres (4,180 feet).<br /><br /><h4>Gangolihat</h4><br />Gangolihat is a small Himalayan hill town in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India. It is tehsil and sub divisional headquarter of the district. Gangolihat is famous for its Shakti Peethas of Hat Kalika of goddess Kali. Nearby at 'Patal Bhubneshwar', underground caves are major tourist attraction. Also nearby are the tiny hill stations of Chaukori and Berinag. From Gangolihat Panchchuli peaks and Nanda Devi are clearly visible.<br /><br /><h4>Patal Bhuvaneshwar</h4><br />Patal Bhuvaneshwar, one of the most fascinating places of the Kumaon region, is a limestone cave temple 14 km from Gangolihat in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. It is located in the village Bhubneshwar. Legend and folklore have it that this underground cave enshrines Lord Shiva and thirty three crore Gods. The cave is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the point of entrance. Limestone rock formations have created various spectacular stalactite and stalagmite figures of various hues and forms. This cave has a narrow tunnel-like opening which leads to a number of caves. The cave is fully electrically illuminated. There is a folklore that the Pandava brothers passed their time here during banishment. It is built due to the flow of water. It cut the rocks in such a fascinating way that it looks like that any artist had made those entire statues within the cave &amp; on its wall. It has some cave opening and it is believed that these opening will be close as the centuries pass on. The scientific fact is it still being developed due to crystallization of the minerals which are dissolved in the water. As per believe, some doors which are now closed were opened thousand of years back. It is yet not been fully explored. It is also believed that this cave is internally connected to the four abodes /seats (Char Dham).<br /><br /><h4>Gwaldam</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HLW4SLvtMnw/Tgsbo5yFskI/AAAAAAAACGA/d0R3mdJBXKY/s1600/Gwaldam.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Gwaldam" border="0" height="212" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HLW4SLvtMnw/Tgsbo5yFskI/AAAAAAAACGA/d0R3mdJBXKY/s320/Gwaldam.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Gwaldam is a hill station, situated between the Garhwal and Kumaon. 30 km from Kausani.<br /><br />Gwaldam is located at 30.02°N 79.57°E. It has an average elevation of 1,708 metres (5,604 feet).<br /><br />Gwaldam is a small town itself, the main reason for its prosperity is a large SSB Training ground located within the center of the town.<br /><br />The view of Nanda Devi from Gwaldam is beautiful especially of a morning or evening.<br /><br /><h4>Pindari Glacier</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FsiDl2z0CdA/TgsjFCNzDoI/AAAAAAAACGE/YzQFzjAe9wE/s1600/Pindari_Glacier.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Pindari Glacier" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FsiDl2z0CdA/TgsjFCNzDoI/AAAAAAAACGE/YzQFzjAe9wE/s320/Pindari_Glacier.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Pindari Glacier is a glacier found in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot. The glacier flows to the south for a short distance of about 3km and gives rise to the Pindari river which meets Alakananda at Karnaprayag in the Garhwal district.<br /><br />The trail to reach the glacier crosses the villages of Saung, Loharkhet, over the Dhakuri pass, onto Khati village (the last inhabhited village on the trail), Dwali, Phurkia and finally Zero Point, Pindar, the end of the trail. Though most of the trail is along the banks of the Pindari river you don't get to see the river till after Khati. As one approached the Khati village you can be confused by the sight of a river, that is not Pundari that is the Sundardunga flowing to meet the Pindari at Khati, its origin the Maiktoli Glacier.<br /><br />The Pindari Glacier trail provides for a 90 km (56 mile) round-trip trek that most people find comfortable to complete in five days.<br /><br /><h4>Kafni Glacier</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Lv5_jtp5DXk/TgskLSJ5Z1I/AAAAAAAACGM/_l_6k63yqfI/s1600/Kafni_Glacier.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kafni Glacier" border="0" height="179" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Lv5_jtp5DXk/TgskLSJ5Z1I/AAAAAAAACGM/_l_6k63yqfI/s320/Kafni_Glacier.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The Kafni Glacier is located in the upper reaches of the Kumaon Himalayas, to the southeast of Nanda Devi. The glacier gives rise to the Kafni river, which is a tributary of the Pindar River. Pinder river is a tributary to Alaknanda River, which eventually is one one of the two headstreams of the Ganges. This is relatively small glacier but a <b>popular trekking destinations along with Pindari Glacier</b>.<br /><br /><h4>Milam Glacier</h4><br />Milam Glacier is a major glacier of the Kumaon Himalaya. It is located in the tehsil of Munsiyari, part of the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, India, about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northeast of Nanda Devi. It ranges in elevation from about 5,500 metres (18,000 ft) to about 3,870 metres (12,700 ft) at its snout. It covers around 37 km2 (14 sq mi) and is 16 km (10 mi) long.<br /><br />Milam Glacier is situated on the south facing slope of the main Himalayan range. It originates from the eastern slope of Trishuli and the southern slope of its eastern subsidiary Kohli. The subsidiary glaciers coming off the peaks of Hardeol, Mangraon (6,568 m), Deo Damla (6,637 m), and Sakram (6,254 m) on the eastern rim of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary flow into it from the west, while on the east it is fed by glaciers from Nanda Gond (6,315 m) and Nanda Pal (6,306 m). The glacier is the source of the Goriganga River. The village of Milam lies near the snout of the glacier; Munsiyari, further down the Goriganga valley, is the base for the trek to the glacier.<br /><br /><h3>Hotels in Kausani</h3><br />Hotel Pine Havens<br />Sun n Snow Inn<br />Himvadi Resort<br />Hotel Uttarakhand<br />The Misty Mountain Retreat<br />Krishna Mountview Resort<br />Suman Royal Resort<br />Chevron Eco Lodge<br />Kausani Best Inn<br />Sagar Hotel<br /><br /><br /><h3>Kausani Photos</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6Uv3DN18sAU/TgslGQ9e-KI/AAAAAAAACGQ/RhS41ZseFmo/s1600/Kausani_15.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kausani" border="0" height="232" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6Uv3DN18sAU/TgslGQ9e-KI/AAAAAAAACGQ/RhS41ZseFmo/s320/Kausani_15.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9amXCz3wW7I/TgxYnKKb3eI/AAAAAAAACGY/x8Fcqz2P9cc/s1600/Kausani_15.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; 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Munnar Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BUCX5KRhLwE/TgmhutQboMI/AAAAAAAACDU/wS-mjGpqQqo/s1600/Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Munnar Tourism" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BUCX5KRhLwE/TgmhutQboMI/AAAAAAAACDU/wS-mjGpqQqo/s320/Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Munnar</b> is one of the most popular hill-resort towns in Kerala and in southern India. It is also popular <a href="http://mostpopularhillstationsindia.blogspot.com/">hill station in India</a>. Munnar is located on the Western Ghats, situated in the Idukki district. The name Munnar is believed to be derived from the Malayalam/Tamil words Munu (three) and aaru (river), referring to the town's strategic location at the confluence of the Muthirappuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly rivers.<br /><br />The Munnar panchayat in the Devikulam block is the largest panchayat in the Idukki district having an area measuring nearly 557 km².<br /><br />The nearest major railway stations are at Ernakulam and Aluva (approximately 110 km by road). The nearest airport is Cochin International Airport, which is 105 km away.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0BLQE6kr7js/TgmiIbsq2vI/AAAAAAAACDY/3zITKSTcXwo/s1600/Munnar_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Munnar Tourism" border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0BLQE6kr7js/TgmiIbsq2vI/AAAAAAAACDY/3zITKSTcXwo/s320/Munnar_01.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>The region in and around Munnar varies in height from 1,600 meters (5,200 ft) to 1,800 meters (5,900 ft) above mean sea level. Munnar enjoys a salubrious climate. The temperature ranges between 10 °C (50 °F) and 0 °C (32 °F) in winter and 8 °C (46.4 °F) and 16 °C (60.8 °F) in summer.Temperatures as low as -2 °C (28.4 °F) have been recorded in seven malai region of Munnar.<br /><br />A drive from Udumalpet to <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/2011/08/munnar-tourism-munnar-photos-munnar-map.html">Munnar hill station</a> gives one unforgettable views of the Western Ghats. Chinnar is 25 km from Udumalpet and is home to the Indra Gandhi wildlife sanctuary which is famous for known for the elephants that inhabit the area. Chinnar is also the border between Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As you cross the Tamil Nadu border and enter Kerala, you can see a distinct change in the vegetation. While the Tamil Nadu areas have vegetation dominated by shrubs and thorny trees, the vegetation in <a href="http://keralatouristplaces1.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Kerala</a> is lush green with tall trees. Marayur is 20 km from Chinnar, famous for its sandalwood forests which often fall prey to poachers.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dHEyESjmC_E/TgmiT2OyUrI/AAAAAAAACDc/UMWC28ayXcA/s1600/Munnar_02.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Munnar Tourism" border="0" height="212" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dHEyESjmC_E/TgmiT2OyUrI/AAAAAAAACDc/UMWC28ayXcA/s320/Munnar_02.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>As you drive past Marayur towards Munnar, you can see Anamudi, the highest mountain peak in south part of India to your right. This area also houses the Eravikulam National Park famous for its population of the Nilgiri Tahr, a mountain goat. This area offers abundant scope for mountain trekking. On the trekking route to the Anamudi peak, you can see a Trout farm. The rest of the drive towards Munnar is through neatly manicured tea estates owned by Tata Tea Ltd and Waterfall Estate. The landscape is also dotted by tea factories and labour lines.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Munnar</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b> Cochin International airport is the nearest air port from the Munnar which is about 125 km away. Private taxies are easily available form here to reach Munnar. Cochin airport is well connected with all major cities in India and many cities abroad. <br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> The nearest railway station is Alwaye located 130 km from Munnar &amp; well connected to all major cities in India.<br /><br /><b>By Road:</b> Munnar is well connected by road to the major cities of India. Coimbatore is 248 km from Munnar &amp; Madurai is 165 km from Munnar.<br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Munnar</h3><br />Best time to visit Munnar is except June/July. <br /><br /><h3>Map of Munnar</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oIHrjF1gdNs/TgmwKdTVznI/AAAAAAAACE8/geaCbmbGaGU/s1600/map_of_munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Munnar Map" border="0" height="287" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oIHrjF1gdNs/TgmwKdTVznI/AAAAAAAACE8/geaCbmbGaGU/s320/map_of_munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><h3>Munnar Weather</h3><br /><div style="background-color: white; width: 475px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="205" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Munnar/forecasts/latest/threedayfree" style="border: medium none; overflow: hidden;" width="475"></iframe> <br /><div style="height: 50px; width: 475px;"><div id="cmt" style="color: #669900; font-size: 12px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Munnar/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed"><img alt="Weather Forecast" border="0" height="37" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/images/weatherlogo_130.gif" style="float: left; height: 37px; margin: 0pt 5px 0pt 8px; width: 130px;" width="130" /></a><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Munnar/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed" style="color: #669900; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">View Detailed 9 Day Weather Forecasts for Munnar, webcams, weather maps &amp; more at Weather-Forecast.com</span></a></div></div></div><br /><h3>Places to Visit in Munnar</h3><br /><h4>Eravikulam National Park</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S02XxP5Z5U8/TgmiknhqL1I/AAAAAAAACDg/NPx7SHR5XfI/s1600/Eravikulam_National_Park_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Eravikulam National Park Munnar" border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S02XxP5Z5U8/TgmiknhqL1I/AAAAAAAACDg/NPx7SHR5XfI/s320/Eravikulam_National_Park_Munnar.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Located about 15 km from Munnar, The Park holds the largest viable population of the endangered (IUCN) Nilgiri Tahr (Hemitragus hylocrius). Spread over an area of 97 km2., this park is also home to several species of rare butterflies, animals and birds. A great place for trekking, the park offers a magnificent view of the tea plantations and also the rolling hills caressed by blankets of mists. The park becomes a hot destination when the hill slopes here get covered in a carpet of blue, resulting from the flowering of Neelakurinji. It is a plant endemic to this part of the Western Ghats which blooms once in twelve years. The last time it bloomed was in 2006.<br /><br /><h4>Anamudi Peak</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-swfNyfo7HqM/TgmjJoq88FI/AAAAAAAACDk/RBAFA28wFNU/s1600/Anamudi_Peak_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Anamudi Peak Munnar" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-swfNyfo7HqM/TgmjJoq88FI/AAAAAAAACDk/RBAFA28wFNU/s320/Anamudi_Peak_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Situated about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from Munnar town, Anamudi (2,695 metres (8,842 ft)) is Kerala's highest mountain and the highest Indian mountain south of the Himalayan range. Treks to the peak are allowed with permission from Forest and Wildlife authorities at Eravikulam.<br /><br /><h4>Mattupetty</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b-ZCimQjrOs/Tgmj2KmFuGI/AAAAAAAACDo/PnHnAO2X_us/s1600/Mattupetty_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mattupetty Munnar" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b-ZCimQjrOs/Tgmj2KmFuGI/AAAAAAAACDo/PnHnAO2X_us/s320/Mattupetty_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Another place of interest, located about 13 km from Munnar Town, is Mattupetty. Lying at a height of 1700 m above sea level, Mattupetty is known for its storage masonry dam and the lake, which offers boat rides, enabling one to enjoy the surrounding hills and landscape. Mattupetty's fame is also attributed to the dairy farm run by the Indo-Swiss Livestock Project, where one would come across different high yielding breeds of cows. Mattupetty with its lush green tea plantations, rolling grasslands and the <b>Shola forests is also ideal for trekking</b> and is home to a variety of birds.<br /><br /><h4>Pallivasal</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z_OkL6lYDkY/TgmkkBWwzbI/AAAAAAAACDs/ayXlqx9drfc/s1600/Pallivasal_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Pallivasal Munnar" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z_OkL6lYDkY/TgmkkBWwzbI/AAAAAAAACDs/ayXlqx9drfc/s320/Pallivasal_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Pallivasal, located at about 3 km from Chithirapuram in Munnar is the venue of the first hydro-electric project in Kerala. It is a place of immense scenic beauty and is often favoured by visitors as a picnic spot.<br /><br /><h4>Chinnakanal</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wrDojOAn5Fo/TgmlF6D2d3I/AAAAAAAACDw/OO5ACFMsCow/s1600/Chinnakanal_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Chinnakanal Munnar" border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wrDojOAn5Fo/TgmlF6D2d3I/AAAAAAAACDw/OO5ACFMsCow/s320/Chinnakanal_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Near the town of Munnar is Chinnakanal and the waterfalls here, popularly known as Power House Waterfalls, cascade down a steep rock 2000 m above sea level. The spot is enriched with the scenic view of the Western Ghat ranges.<br /><br /><h4>Anayirangal</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aprfBJDAmdY/Tgmlo2j--LI/AAAAAAAACD0/b2mEIQNq3NI/s1600/Anayirangal_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Anayirangal Munnar" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aprfBJDAmdY/Tgmlo2j--LI/AAAAAAAACD0/b2mEIQNq3NI/s320/Anayirangal_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />When you have traveled about seven kilometers from Chinnakanal, you reach Anayirangal. Anayirangal, 22 km from Munnar, is a lush green carpet of tea plants. A trip on the splendid reservoir is an unforgettable experience. The Anayirangal dam is surrounded by tea plantations and evergreen forests.<br /><br /><h4>Rajamala</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tA6i7raorFM/Tgmm0lGaNAI/AAAAAAAACD4/peWfEQhG1Uo/s1600/Rajamala_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Rajamala Munnar" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tA6i7raorFM/Tgmm0lGaNAI/AAAAAAAACD4/peWfEQhG1Uo/s320/Rajamala_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Rajamala is a wildlife sanctuary located about 15 kms from Munnar. It is the natural habitat of Nilgiri Tahr, a rare Mountain goat. Half the world population of this rare species is concentrated in this region. The animal is fast becoming extinct. The total number of Nilgiri Tahrs in Rajamala is estimated at 1317. This sanctuary is part of the Eravikulam Wildlife Sanctuary, and visitors are allowed to certain tourism areas in the Rajamala region.<br /><br /><h4>Echo Point</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LCYXx7cFCso/TgmnmHowEAI/AAAAAAAACD8/OoIFXuSocWI/s1600/Echo_Point_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Echo Point Munnar" border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LCYXx7cFCso/TgmnmHowEAI/AAAAAAAACD8/OoIFXuSocWI/s320/Echo_Point_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Echo Point is another scenic place which is located 15 km from Munnar. It is on the way to Top Station. This place gets its name from the natural echo phenomenon here. It is an excellent tourism spot with panoramic views.<br /><br /><h4>Top Station</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2jySWPn4AUI/TgmoFAxmd5I/AAAAAAAACEA/4_on8y6do1w/s1600/Top_Station_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Top Station Munnar" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2jySWPn4AUI/TgmoFAxmd5I/AAAAAAAACEA/4_on8y6do1w/s320/Top_Station_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Top Station, which is about 27 km from Munnar is at a height of 1700 m above sea level. It is the highest point on the Munnar-<a href="http://kodaikanaltourismindia.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Kodaikanal</a> road. Travellers to Munnar make it a point to visit Top Station to enjoy the panoramic view it offers of the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the spots in Munnar to enjoy the Neelakurunji flowers blooming over a vast area.<br /><br /><h4>Tea Museum</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WwBJyLzCFYU/Tgmode0Ez2I/AAAAAAAACEE/cmA59vTdZSM/s1600/Tea_Museum_Munnar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Tea Museum Munnar" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WwBJyLzCFYU/Tgmode0Ez2I/AAAAAAAACEE/cmA59vTdZSM/s320/Tea_Museum_Munnar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Munnar has a legacy of its own when to comes to the origins and evolution of tea plantations. Taking account of this legacy and to preserve and showcase some of the exquisite and interesting aspects on the genesis and growth of tea plantations in Kerala's high ranges, a museum exclusively for tea was opened some years ago by Tata Tea in Munnar. This Tea Museum houses curios, photographs and machineries; all of which have a story to tell on the origins and growth of tea plantation in Munnar. The museum is located at the Nallathanni Estate of Tata Tea in Munnar and is worth a visit.<br /><br /><h3>Hotels in Munnar</h3><br />Tea Castle Resort<br />Ayur County Resort<br />Grand Plaza<br />Mist Land<br />Ambadys Falling Waters<br />Spice Garden Resort<br />Albarad Hotels<br />Mountain Club<br />Sisiram Cottage<br />Forest Haven Resort<br />Deshadan The Mountain Resort<br /><br /><h3>Munnar Photos</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E0_2ddU0TnU/TgmpQwfwJ6I/AAAAAAAACEI/KUsMZ2PTz_w/s1600/Munnar_03.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Munnar" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-E0_2ddU0TnU/TgmpQwfwJ6I/AAAAAAAACEI/KUsMZ2PTz_w/s320/Munnar_03.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XrDUmgXgY5k/Tgmpg8B1xWI/AAAAAAAACEM/a3hA1WcUpHg/s1600/Munnar_15.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Munnar" border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XrDUmgXgY5k/Tgmpg8B1xWI/AAAAAAAACEM/a3hA1WcUpHg/s320/Munnar_15.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_4FK2Ffte28/TgmpiI7IlBI/AAAAAAAACEQ/xNYGdgRsnLw/s1600/Munnar_04.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Munnar" border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_4FK2Ffte28/TgmpiI7IlBI/AAAAAAAACEQ/xNYGdgRsnLw/s320/Munnar_04.jpg" width="212" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X_X-nSXa2xw/Tgmpi2juHPI/AAAAAAAACEU/dtAb-ITrRXA/s1600/Munnar_05.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Munnar" border="0" height="212" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X_X-nSXa2xw/Tgmpi2juHPI/AAAAAAAACEU/dtAb-ITrRXA/s320/Munnar_05.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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Mussoorie Hill Station
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h3lZGjLC2Pk/TgWeKjuP6OI/AAAAAAAACBw/2LsJ5-JUpPI/s1600/mussoorie_03.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mussoorie Tourism" border="0" height="239" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-h3lZGjLC2Pk/TgWeKjuP6OI/AAAAAAAACBw/2LsJ5-JUpPI/s320/mussoorie_03.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Mussoorie</b> is a city and a municipal board in the Dehradun District of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is located about 34 km from the state capital of Dehradun and 275 km north from the national capital of New Delhi. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of 'greater Mussoorie', as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.<br /><br />Being at an average altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. <b>Commanding snow ranges</b> to the north-east, and <b>glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges</b> in the south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists. The highest point is <b>Lal Tibba</b> with a height of over 2,290 metres (7,510 ft).<br /><br /><h3>History of Mussoorie</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4kEfK5mAw-U/TgWhC5FSFtI/AAAAAAAACB0/zQTyeX85Ng4/s1600/mussoorie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mussoorie Tourism" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4kEfK5mAw-U/TgWhC5FSFtI/AAAAAAAACB0/zQTyeX85Ng4/s320/mussoorie.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>In 1832, Mussoorie was the intended terminus of the great survey of India that began at the southern tip of India. Although unsuccessful, the Surveyor General of India wanted to have the new office of the Survey of India based in Mussoorie. A compromise was to have it in Dehradun, where it still located.<br /><br />By 1901 Mussoorie's population had grown to 6461, rising to 15,000 in the summer season. Earlier, Mussoorie was approachable by road from Saharanpur, 58 miles (93 km) away. Accessibility became easier in 1900 with the railway coming to Dehradun, thus shortening the road trip to 21 miles (34 km).<br /><br />The name Mussoorie is often attributed to a derivation of 'mansoor', a shrub which is indigenous to the area. The town is in fact often referred to as 'Mansoori' by most Indians.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mPT990PaAP0/TgWhK2BLrFI/AAAAAAAACB4/NBUV0Bbytt0/s1600/mussoorie_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Mussoorie" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mPT990PaAP0/TgWhK2BLrFI/AAAAAAAACB4/NBUV0Bbytt0/s320/mussoorie_01.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>The main promenade in Mussoorie is called, as in other hill stations, the Mall. In Mussoorie, the Mall stretches from Picture Palace at its eastern end to the Public Library (shortened to 'Library') at its western end. During the British Raj, signs on the Mall expressly stated: "Indians and Dogs Not Allowed"; racist signs of this type were commonplace in hill stations, which were founded 'by and for' the British. Motilal Nehru, the father of Jawaharlal Nehru, deliberately broke this rule every day whenever he was in Mussoorie, and would pay the fine. The Nehru family, including Nehru's daughter Indira (later Indira Gandhi) were frequent visitors to Mussoorie in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and stayed at the Savoy Hotel. They also spent much time in nearby Dehradun, where Nehru's sister Vijayalakshmi Pandit ultimately settled full-time.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zlMyW1YXaPw/TgWhnD5WdII/AAAAAAAACB8/Wezk3N-kj0s/s1600/mussoorie_04.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mussoorie" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zlMyW1YXaPw/TgWhnD5WdII/AAAAAAAACB8/Wezk3N-kj0s/s320/mussoorie_04.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>During the 1959 Tibetan Rebellion, the Central Tibetan Administration of the 14th Dalai Lama was at first established in Mussoorie before being moved to its present location in Dharamsala, <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Himachal Pradesh</a>. The first Tibetan school was established in Mussoorie in 1960. Tibetans settled mainly in Happy Valley in Mussoorie. Today, some 5,000 Tibetans live in Mussoorie.<br /><br />Now, Mussoorie suffers from over-development of hotels and tourist lodges, given its relative proximity to Delhi, Ambala and Chandigarh, and has serious problems of garbage collection, water scarcity and parking shortages, especially during the summer tourist season. Landour, Jharipani and Barlowganj have fewer such problems.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Mussoorie</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b> Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to reach Mussoorie which is 24 km from Dehradun. Bus, taxi or private car is easily available from here to reach Mussoorie. <br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> Dehradun railway station is the nearest railway station from the Mussoorie at the distance of 34 km. It is well connected to the major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai etc.<br /><br /><b>By Road:</b> Mussoorie is conveniently connected by road to Delhi and major cities. It is called the "Gateway" to Yamunotri and Gangotri Shrines of Northern India. The closest rail station is Dehradun. Taxis are easily available for Mussorie as are buses at regular intervals.<br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Mussoorie</h3><br />The best time to visit is from mid-March to mid-November though the downpours could be an inhibiting factor in the monsoon months of July to September.<br /><br /><h3>Mussoorie Weather</h3><br /><div style="background-color: white; width: 475px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="205" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Mussoorie/forecasts/latest/threedayfree" style="border: medium none; overflow: hidden;" width="475"></iframe> <br /><div style="height: 50px; width: 475px;"><div id="cmt" style="color: #669900; font-size: 12px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Mussoorie/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed"><img alt="Weather Forecast" border="0" height="37" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/images/weatherlogo_130.gif" style="float: left; height: 37px; margin: 0pt 5px 0pt 8px; width: 130px;" width="130" /></a><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Mussoorie/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed" style="color: #669900; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">View Detailed 9 Day Weather Forecasts for Mussoorie, webcams, weather maps &amp; more at Weather-Forecast.com</span></a></div></div><br /><br /><h3>Map of Mussoorie</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HcJLJqAXiSM/TgWriAjZnRI/AAAAAAAACDM/MtIJwhPKSm8/s1600/map_of_mussoorie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Map of Mussoorie" border="0" height="206" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HcJLJqAXiSM/TgWriAjZnRI/AAAAAAAACDM/MtIJwhPKSm8/s320/map_of_mussoorie.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><h3>Schools in Mussoorie</h3><br /><h4>St. George's College, Mussoorie</h4>Founded in 1853 is amongst the oldest and most reputed schools in the country. It has been run by the Patrician Brothers since 1893. Spread over 400 acres (1.6 km2), the school is also popularly referred to as 'Manor House'. Over the years, its alumni have made distinguished contributions in several fields, especially in serving the armed forces of the nation. The school's imposing facade stands out as one of the main architectural attractions of Mussoorie.<br /><br /><h4>Woodstock School</h4>Woodstock School is a Christian, international, co-educational, residential school located in Landour, a small hill station contiguous with the town of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India. The school traces its origin to the 1850s when a group of English ladies were enlisted by British officers and American missionaries to provide a Protestant education for girls.<br /><br />Woodstock is among the most well-known boarding schools of the Indian Subcontinent,it is currently the best international school in India. (Others are the Kodaikanal International School and the Hebron School, Ooty, both in South India). The school has a campus spread over an area of about 250 acres (1 km2), and is located in a forest region with a variety of flora including pine, rhododendron, and oak. The terrain of the campus has an altitudinal range of 350 meters from its lowest point to the highest point. Classes at Woodstock begin from ECP (Early Childhood Program) and follow up to grade 12.<br /><br /><h4>Oak Grove School</h4>Oak Grove School stands out from the other notable institutions of Mussoorie because of two reasons - first of all, it is affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi, which is rarity amongst the residential schools of Mussoorie. Secondly, it is a secular government aided school, run by Northern Railway. The school was founded in 1888 by East Indian Railway (EIR), and passed to the Indian Railways when railways were nationalised after Independence. It has three separate semi independent wings, and is situated on two hills in Jharipani, 8 km from Mussoorie town, near the famous Jharipani fall.<br /><br /><h4>Wynberg Allen School</h4>Wynberg Allen School, established in 1888, is a well known school which ranks amongst the finest in the country. In Kanpur, during the year 1887, a group of friends, Mr. Alfred Powell, Mr. &amp; Mrs. Arthur Foy and Brig. J H Condon met and decided to set up a school in Mussoorie. The school was built at Jabarkhet along the Tehri road and was later shifted to the present Wynberg Estate. The object was to provide for and give to children, wholly or partly of European descent, an education based on Protestant Christian principles; to maintain such children and to give them an academic and practical training conducive to economic welfare and happiness. It now accommodates students of all descents.<br /><br />The school consists of two branches - the Junior branch (Wynberg) and the Senior branch (Allen) and accommodates around 700 children. The school has four houses - Allen, Powell, Foy and Condon. A student from the institution is referred to as an " ALWYNIAN ".<br /><br /><h4>Convent of Jesus and Mary, Waverly</h4>The Convent of Jesus and Mary, Waverly, was established in 1845 by the Religious Sisters of Jesus and Mary Mussoorie Educational Society. The school is conducted by the Religious Sisters of Jesus and Mary. It is an all girls school and perhaps the oldest Convent school in India. Waverley is situated at an elevation of 7,000 feet above sea level on one of the healthiest, most extensive and well wooded hills of Mussoorie. It’s surroundings are unrivalled for beauty. The Jesus and Mary Congregation was the first Congregation of Sisters to come to the north in 1842 at the invitation of Bishop Borghi the Vicar Apostolic of the Agra Mission. The Archbishop requested the sisters to come to Mussoorie to start a school for girls. In 1845 the sisters came to Mussoorie.The Estate of Waverley belonging to an Italian gentleman had just come into the market and the nuns bought it. That year saw the commencement of one of the most important Catholic educational institutions in the North of India. Thousands of girls Catholic and Non-Catholic alike have since passed through Waverley the small inadequate bungalow which was all the accommodation at first offered, has given place to a group of tastefully conceived buildings which dominate the town of Mussoorie.<br /><br /><h4>Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School Mussoorie</h4>Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School Mussoorie (GNFCS) is one of the well known schools in Mussoorie and one of the best boarding schools in India like many other Mussoorie schools. Founded in the sacred memory of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, on the occasion of His 500th birth anniversary, celebrated in November 1969. The girls are housed at Shangri La situated at 6,750 feet (2,057 m) above sea level on an 11-acre (45,000 m2) plot, wooded with cypress, cedar and oak, on the south and west, facing the snow clad Himalayan peaks, to the north. The boys are at Vincent Hill, it is situated 3 km from the Library Chowk. Surrounded by picturesque scenery, Vincent Hill comprises a campus spread over 45 acres (180,000 m2). The GNFCS prepares students in accordance with the 10+2 formula for school education, for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (10 year course) examination and the Indian School Certificate (12 year course) examination.<br /><br />Other schools in Mussourie include Mussoorie International, Mussoorie Modern School, Tibetan Homes, CST Mussoorie and St Clares Convent School.<br /><br /><h3>Places to Visit in Mussoorie</h3><br /><h4>Gun Hill</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gN1O4EIXseI/TgWiOT2DyyI/AAAAAAAACCA/sp9GNUQpesI/s1600/gun_hill_mussoorie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Gun Hill - Mussoorie" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gN1O4EIXseI/TgWiOT2DyyI/AAAAAAAACCA/sp9GNUQpesI/s320/gun_hill_mussoorie.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Enjoy a Ropeway ride to the second highest peak of Mussoorie. It can also be negotiated by bridles path which forks-off from Mall Road near Kutchery and to reach takes about twenty minutes. The Ropeway distance is only 400 mtrs. And the sheer thrill of the ride is memorable. Gun Hill offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges namely Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri group etc. and a bird's eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. During pre-independence days a gun mounted on this top used to be fired heralding mid-day to enable people to adjust their watches and hence this name. <br /><br /><h4>Lake Mist</h4>About 5 km before Kempty falls on the Mussoorie-Kempty road is a developed good picnic spot with accommodation and restaurant facilities, boating is also available. The place showcases nature in an exquisite manner. With the Kempty river flowing through it, Lake Mist has many small but beautiful waterfalls made by the river. Thus, this is a gem in the queen of hills.<br /><br /><h4>Municipal Garden</h4>It is picnic spot having a beautiful garden and an artificial mini lake with paddled boating facility. It is located at a distance of 4 km by rickshaw cycles, pony or by a car and 2 km via Waverly Convent School road on foot.<br /><br /><h4>Mussoorie Lake</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-me7uwLJV1Hs/TgWi3MknmoI/AAAAAAAACCE/7_24jINVZes/s1600/Mussoorie_Lake.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Mussoorie Lake" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-me7uwLJV1Hs/TgWi3MknmoI/AAAAAAAACCE/7_24jINVZes/s320/Mussoorie_Lake.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />A newly developed picnic spot build by City Board &amp; Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority, is situated at 6 km on Mussoorie-Dehradun road having a facility of pedaled boats. It offers an enchanting view of Doon Valley and nearby villages. View during Night is marvelous.<br /><br /><h4>Childer's Lodge</h4>Also known as "Nahata Estate" is a huge property of more than 300 acres (1.2 km2), owned by the Harakh Chand Nahata family, is also the highest peak of Mussoorie near Lal Tibba, it is situated at 5 km from the Tourist Office and one can go on horse back or on foot. The view of snow-clad mountains is exhilarating.<br /><br /><h4>Kempty Fall</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_K8iAZR6468/TgWk4dlYczI/AAAAAAAACCI/EYiW4YHqidE/s1600/Kempty_Fall_Mussoorie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kempty Fall - Mussoorie" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_K8iAZR6468/TgWk4dlYczI/AAAAAAAACCI/EYiW4YHqidE/s320/Kempty_Fall_Mussoorie.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />15 kms from Mussoorie on the Yamunotri Road having an altitude of 4500 ft. It has the distinction of being the biggest and prettiest waterfall located in a beautiful valley and is surrounded by high mountains. Bath at the foot of the falls is refresshing and enjoyabled for children and adults alike.<br /><br /><h4>Bhatta Falls</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yDgoUz1EjE4/TgWlmj-S37I/AAAAAAAACCM/6qOPmXGoDNs/s1600/Bhatta_Falls_Mussoorie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Bhatta Falls - Mussoorie" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yDgoUz1EjE4/TgWlmj-S37I/AAAAAAAACCM/6qOPmXGoDNs/s320/Bhatta_Falls_Mussoorie.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />7 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Dehradun Road near Bhatta Village. Accessible by car or bus up to Bhatta from where the fall is 3 km by foot. A fall with different ponds for bathing and water amusements, ideal place for picnic.<br /><br /><h4>Jharipani Fall</h4>Located at 8.5 km from Mussoorie on Mussoorie-Jharipani road. One can go by local bus or car up to Jharipani from where the fall is about 1.5 km on foot.<br /><br /><h4>Mossy Fall</h4>The fall is surrounded by a dense forest and is 7 km from Mussoorie. One can go there via Barlowganj or Balahisar.<br /><br /><h4>Sir George Everest's House</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cpcHxTUY4wQ/TgWmtK_DuuI/AAAAAAAACCQ/FODaRQtyOgQ/s1600/Sir_George_Everest_House_Mussoorie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Sir George Everest's House - Mussoorie" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cpcHxTUY4wQ/TgWmtK_DuuI/AAAAAAAACCQ/FODaRQtyOgQ/s320/Sir_George_Everest_House_Mussoorie.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Park Estate is where one can find the remains of the building and laboratory of Sir George Everest,the Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. It is after George Everest that the world's highest peak Mt. Everest is named. It is 6 km from Gandhi Chowk / Library Bazaar and is accessible by vehicle, although the road is very rough beyond Haathi Paon. The place provides an enchanting view of Doon Valley on one side and a panoramic view of the Aglar River valley and the snow peaks of the Himalayan ranges on the other. It is a wonderful walk from Library Bazaar and a beautiful spot for a picnic.<br /><br /><h4>Nag Devta Temple</h4>An ancient temple dedicated to Snake God Lord Shiva and is situated on Cart Mackenzie Road about 6 km from Mussoorie on the way to Dehradun. Vehicles can go right up to the temple. This place provides an enchanting view of Mussoorie and the Doon Valley.<br /><br /><h4>Jwalaji Temple (Benog Hill)</h4>Situated at an altitude of 2240 m, this temple is 9 km west of Mussoorie. It is situated on the top of Benog Tibba (Hill) and contains an old idol of Goddess Durga. There is a marvelous view of the Aglar River valley. It can not be accessed by vehicle although a motor road goes most of the way from Mussoorie.<br /><br /><h4>Cloud End</h4>This hotel is surrounded by thick deodar forest. The bungalow, built in 1838 by a British major, was one of the first four buildings of Mussoorie and has now been converted into a hotel. The place provides peace and calm and is full of flora and fauna.<br /><br /><h4>Van Chetna Kendra</h4>11 km to the South of library point lies an old sanctuary established in 1993 and covering an area of 339 hectares. It is famous for the extinct bird species Mountain Quail (Pahari Bater), which was last spotted in 1876.<br /><br />Mussoorie is a popular destination for honeymooning couples, mainly because of its relatively cool climes and calm and lovely environment.<br /><br /><h4>Himalayan Weavers</h4>Located 8 km. from Mussoorie on Mussoorie Dhanaulti Road is Himalayan Weavers, which produces hand-woven shawls, stoles, scarves and throws using only natural dyes and wool, eri silk and pashmina. Their aim is to produce high quality handloom products, popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes and provide a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region.<br /><br /><h4>Dhanaulti</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hxRCXdAqgkA/TgWnX_YUSCI/AAAAAAAACCU/oVQbDdhxsuw/s1600/Dhanaulti_Mussoorie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dhanaulti" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hxRCXdAqgkA/TgWnX_YUSCI/AAAAAAAACCU/oVQbDdhxsuw/s320/Dhanaulti_Mussoorie.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Dhanaulti also known as Dhanolti, is a hill station 24 km (15 mi) from the popular hill station of Mussoorie, and 29 km (18 mi) from Chamba, as it is situated between the two.<br /><br />It is situated at an altitude of 2286m, and is known for its quiet environs amidst the alpine forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak.<br /><br /><h3>Hotels in Mussoorie</h3><br />Jaypee Residency Manor<br />Hill Queen Hotel<br />Crystal Palace<br />Nabha Palace<br />Country Inn<br />Hotel Filigree<br />Highness Heights<br />Honeymoon Inn<br />Hotel Ashoka Continental<br /><br /><h3>Mussoorie Photos</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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Palampur Himachal Pradesh
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EPMHGq6YAyI/TckNTgg36UI/AAAAAAAAB4c/nhrRlnPS-TA/s1600/palampur_himachal_pradesh.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Palampur Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EPMHGq6YAyI/TckNTgg36UI/AAAAAAAAB4c/nhrRlnPS-TA/s320/palampur_himachal_pradesh.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Palampur</b> is a fascinating green hill station and a municipal council in the Kangra Valley in the Indian state of <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/">Himachal Pradesh</a>, surrounded on all sides by tea gardens and pine forests before they merge with the Dhauladhar ranges. Palampur is the tea capital of northwest India but tea is just one aspect that makes Palampur a special interest place. Abundance of water and proximity to the mountains has endowed it with mild climate.<br /><br />The town has derived its name from the local word "<b>pulum', meaning lots of water</b>. There are numerous streams flowing from the mountains to the plains from Palampur. The combination of greenery and water gives Palampur a distinctive look. Palampur is at the confluence of the plains and the hills and so the scenery shows the contrast the plains on one side and the majestic snow covered hills on the other side. Behind this town stands high ranges of Dhauladhar mountains, whose tops remain snow covered for most part of the year.<br /><br />Palampur was a part of the local Sikh Kingdom before it came under the British raj. The Kangra valley was the Trigarta of old, where the Palampur town is situated. It was one of the leading hill states and was once a part of the Jalandhar kingdom. The Palampur gets its name from 'Pulum' which means the abundant water. Countless streams and brooks criss-cross the landscape and in their intricate mesh, hold tea gardens and rice paddies. The town of Palampur came into being when Dr. Jameson, Superintendent of Botanical Gardens, introduced the tea bush from <a href="http://mostpopularhillstationsindia.blogspot.com/2011/09/almora-hill-station.html">Almora</a> in 1849. The bush thrived and so did the town which became a focus of the European tea estate owners. Since then the Kangra tea of Palampur has been known internationally.<br /><br />The future first prime minister of independent India Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru visited Palampur in 1941 when it was still British India. There is a Nehru Chowk in Palampur to commemorate this event.<br /><br />Palampur is also famous for its British era opened Saint Paul's School. It started off as a hospital but was later converted to a school.<br /><br />Palampur also known as the '<b>Tea Capital of North India</b>,' is a popular hill station because it is not only known for its scenic beauty but also for the beautiful temples and buildings built in the Colonial period. Here a nature lover can enjoy a quiet stroll while feasting his eyes on the natural beauty and an outdoor lover with a taste for adventure can enjoy hand <b>gliding and trekking</b> during the holiday. It has something for all tastes, which makes it an ideal holiday resort for many. Hill Resort in India offers online booking for accommodation and tour/travel packages to this beautiful hill resort.<br /><br />Earlier Palampur was a part of the local Sikh Kingdom but later it came under the British. The Hill station gets its name from 'Pulum' meaning abundant water.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Palampur</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b> Kingfisher Red is running daily flights from New Delhi to Kangra Airport (Gaggal Airport) which is just 40 km from Palampur. Flights are prone to climatic conditions and can be cancelled due to low visibility in the winters- plan your trip accordingly.<br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> Nearest railway station from Palampur is Pathankot. Approximate distance from <b>Pathankot to Palampur</b> is 112 km. The journey takes about 7 hours covering two tunnels, one of which is only 250 feet and the other 1,000 feet in length.<br /><br /><b>By Road:</b> Palampur is well connected by road to all major cities and towns in and around the state. <b>Himachal Road Transport Corporation</b>(HRTC) is the best way to travel plying Air conditioned, Deluxe and Semi Deluxe buses from major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. Distances to the major cities are Delhi(530KM), Chandigarh(240KM), Shimla(259KM), Manali(205KM), Dharamshala(35KM) etc. Tickets can be booked online from HRTC website.<br /><br /><h3>Palampur Weather:</h3><br /><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; line-height: 10px;"><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; max-width: 160px; width: 160px;"><object data="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/small_weather_widget.swf" height="52" id="w4ac51256b91a3ac44af9cdc8829cfe7c" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="160"> <param value="http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/swf/small_weather_widget.swf" name="movie"/><param value="transparent" name="wmode"><param value="station_id=004919&city_name=Palampur&language=en&use_celsius=Yes&skinName=LightBlue&PID=49588&ts=201105060829&hideChangeSkin=No" name="flashvars"><param value="all" name="allowNetworking"><param value="always" name="allowScriptAccess"></object><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://widgets.hotelscombined.com/City/Weather/Palampur.htm?use_celsius=Yes" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Hotels Combined"></a><br /><div style="background: url(&quot;http://static.hotelscombined.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Pages/WeatherWidget/Images/weather_small_light_blue_bottom.png&quot;) no-repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: white; cursor: pointer; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; height: 17px; line-height: 12px; margin: 0px 0pt 0pt; padding: 5px 0pt 0pt; text-align: center; width: 160px;"><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://widgets.hotelscombined.com/City/Weather/Palampur.htm?use_celsius=Yes" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank" title="Hotels Combined">See 10-Day Forecast</a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center; width: 160px;"><a alt="Hotels Combined" href="http://www.hotelscombined.com/" rel="nofollow" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; color: #777777; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 9px;" title="Hotels Combined">© HotelsCombined.com</a></div></div></div><br /><h3>Places to Visit in Palampur</h3><br /><h4>Chamunda Devi Temple:</h4>Around 20 Kms from town. There is beautiful temple complex of Maa Chamunda Devi.<br /><br /><h4>Bir and Beelling:</h4>This village is famous for its <b>Buddhist monasteries</b>. Hang gliding pilots use it as their landing site. Bir, surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheater of low hills, is an ideal landing around for para-gliders. Bir has Buddhist Monasteries that are worth visiting. Fine Tibetan handi craft are also produced here. Billing, up in the hills 14 km. from Bir with an arena of 200 km. for high altitude and cross country flying, is one of the best aerosports sites in the country.<br /><br /><h4>Baijnath:</h4>The <b>Shiva temple at Baijnath</b> is one of the most remarkable monuments of the Kangra valley. Ancient name of this town was 'Kirgrama'. Baijnath got its name from Shiva Vaidyanatha. The temple consists of an 'Adytum' surrounded by a spire of the usual conical shape with a 'Mandap' covered with a low pyramid shaped roof. The 'Adytum' contains the Lingam. There is fine sculpture work to be associated with Ravana, who worshipped Shiva at this spot and gained immortality. Baijnath is one of the 'Twelve Jyotirlingams'. Shivratri of Baijnath is a well attended fair.<br /><br /><h4>Neugal Khad:</h4><b>Neugal Khad</b> provides a fine view of the Dhauladhar range. It is roaring in the rainy season and gurgling all the year round. Himachal Tourism cafe provides food and a fine view from its restaurant. It is a famous picnic spot and ideal for a day escape from busy life.<br /><br /><h4>Bundla Stream:</h4>Bundla stream with wide chasm of more than 100 metres, swells up and rises madly in monsoons taking stones and boulders along with it making a loud noise like that of continuous thunder. This is a <b>lovely walk from Palampur to Budla.</b><br /><br /><h4>Andreta:</h4>It is the home of the famous artist, late Sardar Shobha Singh and late playwright Norah Richards. This presents an excellent view of the <b>Dhauladhar Range</b>.<br /><br /><h4>Shobha Singh's Art Gallery:</h4>It is situated in Andhretta which is 13 km. from town. Chamunda Maa: Temple complex is around 20 Kms from Palampur<br /><br /><h4>Saurabh Van vihar:</h4>Named after the valiant Army officer, Captain Saurabh Kalia, Saurabh Van Vihar is in Neugal near Palampur. Managed by the <b>Himachal Pradesh Forest Department</b>, the Van Vihar was set up with the purpose of providing information to the tourists about the nature and environment.<br /><br />The Vihar sprawls on an area of 35 acres and there is a green park located here. The area is surrounded by the <b>Dhauladhar mountains</b> and offers scenic views of the surrounding.<br /><br /><br /><h3>Shopping in Palampur</h3><br />At Palampur you can buy souvenirs and local handicrafts for your friends back home. You can buy fresh tealeaves, local handiwork, Tibetan carpets and winter clothing.<br /><br /><h3>Adventure Sports in Palampur</h3><br />Palampur is the ideal hill resort for you if you enjoy <b>trekking and Paragliding</b>. There are several trek routes that one can trek on, one important one being over Sanghar Pass to Bharmaur via Holi.<br /><br />If you really love adventure sports, then 28kms from Palampur is a center for the adventure sports of hand/paragliding. There you can have the adventurous time that you adrenaline junkies really wish for in a holiday. The twon of billing which is 42km from Palampur is also famous for hand-gliding. <br /><br /><br /><h3>Hotels in Palampur</h3><br />Hotel Highland Regency<br />Hotel Vishal Residency<br />Silver Oaks Mountain Resort<br />Country Cottage<br />Sai Gardens<br /><br /><h3>Palampur Photos</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GjfYcZnHVg0/TckN_WsIW1I/AAAAAAAAB4g/i7CF94VFyjk/s1600/palampur_himachal_pradesh_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Palampur Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GjfYcZnHVg0/TckN_WsIW1I/AAAAAAAAB4g/i7CF94VFyjk/s320/palampur_himachal_pradesh_01.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i6wkrzbQShM/TckOTrN50BI/AAAAAAAAB4k/D0Zl4iV9s1c/s1600/palampur_himachal_pradesh_02.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Palampur Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i6wkrzbQShM/TckOTrN50BI/AAAAAAAAB4k/D0Zl4iV9s1c/s320/palampur_himachal_pradesh_02.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tVZrH3ruLi0/TckOXZiz3RI/AAAAAAAAB4o/Q9tC9Dk-D1g/s1600/palampur_himachal_pradesh_03.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Palampur Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tVZrH3ruLi0/TckOXZiz3RI/AAAAAAAAB4o/Q9tC9Dk-D1g/s320/palampur_himachal_pradesh_03.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T0WCQIev_rE/TckOb52M8hI/AAAAAAAAB4s/WIXMHI0khFM/s1600/palampur_himachal_pradesh_04.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Palampur Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T0WCQIev_rE/TckOb52M8hI/AAAAAAAAB4s/WIXMHI0khFM/s320/palampur_himachal_pradesh_04.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QkSPHTQ1z9U/TckOkBDkO8I/AAAAAAAAB4w/tIAhBNFfAtw/s1600/palampur_himachal_pradesh_05.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Palampur Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QkSPHTQ1z9U/TckOkBDkO8I/AAAAAAAAB4w/tIAhBNFfAtw/s320/palampur_himachal_pradesh_05.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><h2><a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/p/palampur.html" target="_blank">Palampur Himachal Pradesh</a> | Places to Visit in Palampur | Palampur Weather | Hotels in Palampur | Palampur Photos | <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/">Himachal Pradesh Tourism</a></h2></div>


Srinagar - Jammu and Kashmir
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><h3>Srinagar Tourism</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OZTGDDQiY8w/TgMXulqg0pI/AAAAAAAACAQ/vOe8tkVOV5s/s1600/srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OZTGDDQiY8w/TgMXulqg0pI/AAAAAAAACAQ/vOe8tkVOV5s/s320/srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Srinagar</b> is the capital of the northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. While not the largest, it is one of the biggest cities in India without a Hindu majority. The city is famous for its lakes and houseboats. It is also <b>known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits</b>. It is also the headquarters of Srinagar district.<br /><br />Etymologically Srinagar is composed of two Sanskrit words, namely, Sri and Nagar, which means a city. Thus, the word Srinagar signifies a place of wealth and abundance. Sri is also the name of a goddess Lakshmi of Hindus. Sri is also used for, sun, hence the word could mean, city of the sun.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gyHbMwIV-XM/TgMYPN-mCfI/AAAAAAAACAU/-xJ5Z67du7w/s1600/srinagar_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gyHbMwIV-XM/TgMYPN-mCfI/AAAAAAAACAU/-xJ5Z67du7w/s320/srinagar_01.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>One theory of the origin of the name is that a Pandava King Ashoka (not to be confused with Maurya Ashoka) built the city of Srinagari (Srinagar). Another theory is that in Kashmir Mauryan Emperor Ashoka founded the original city of Srinagar, then situated on the site of the present village of Pandrathan, 3 miles to the North of the existing capital.<br /><br />The city is located on both the sides of the Jhelum River, which is called Vyath in Kashmir. The river passes through the city and meanders through the valley, moving onward and deepening in the Wular Lake. The city is famous for its nine old bridges, connecting the two parts of the city.<br /><br />Hokersar is a wetland situated near <a href="http://srinagartourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Srinagar</a>—the capital of Indian Kashmir. Thousands of migratory birds come to Hokersar from Siberia and other regions in the winter season. Migratory birds from Siberia and Central Asia use wetlands in Kashmir as their transitory camps between September and October and again around spring. These wetlands play a vital role in sustaining a large population of wintering, staging and breeding birds.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7UiKrmGl5bQ/TgMYvQCr6HI/AAAAAAAACAY/20cPPexyNBU/s1600/srinagar_02.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar" border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7UiKrmGl5bQ/TgMYvQCr6HI/AAAAAAAACAY/20cPPexyNBU/s320/srinagar_02.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Hokersar is 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) north of Srinagar, and is a world class wetland spread over 13.75 square kilometres (5.31 sq mi) including lake and marshy area. It is the most accessible and well-known of Kashmir's wetlands which include Hygam and hygam is the best place of situation, Shalibug and Mirgund. A record number of migratory birds have visited Hokersar in recent years. An estimated quarter of a million birds have already been spotted at Hokersar in the current season.<br /><br />Birds found in Hokersar—Migratory ducks and geese which include Brahminy Duck, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Garganey, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Red-Crested Pochard, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, and Eurasian Wigeon.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Srinagar</h3><br /><b>By Road:</b> Srinagar is well connected by road network with Jammu, Kargil and other neighbouring areas. <br /><br />Some important distaces from Srinagar:<br /><br />Srinagar to Chnadigarh: 630 km<br />Srinagar to Jammu: 290 km<br />Srinagar to Delhi: 876 km<br />Srinagar to Leh: 434 km<br />Srinagar to Pahalgam: 96 km<br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> The nearest railway station to Srinagar is Jammu, which is at a distance of 290 km. Jammu is well connected by rail with major cities of India. <br /><br /><b>By Air:</b> Srinagar airport is is 14 km from the city. <br /><br /><h3>Best Time to Visit Srinagar</h3><br />April to October is the best season to visit Srinagar.<br /><br /><h3>Srinagar Weather</h3><br /><div style="background-color: white; width: 475px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="205" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Srinagar/forecasts/latest/threedayfree" style="border: medium none; overflow: hidden;" width="475"></iframe> <br /><div style="height: 50px; width: 475px;"><div id="cmt" style="color: #669900; font-size: 12px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Srinagar/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed"><img alt="Weather Forecast" border="0" height="37" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/images/weatherlogo_130.gif" style="float: left; height: 37px; margin: 0pt 5px 0pt 8px; width: 130px;" width="130" /></a><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Srinagar/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed" style="color: #669900; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">View Detailed 9 Day Weather Forecasts for Srinagar, webcams, weather maps &amp; more at Weather-Forecast.com</span></a></div></div></div><br /><br /><br /><h3>Map of Srinagar</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jzSJmYnxkLA/TgMZu2gmyAI/AAAAAAAACAc/FTr-7TPi2-A/s1600/map_of_srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Map of Srinagar" border="0" height="228" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jzSJmYnxkLA/TgMZu2gmyAI/AAAAAAAACAc/FTr-7TPi2-A/s320/map_of_srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><h3>Places to Visit in Srinagar</h3><br /><h4>Dal Lake</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RYT4xbULmdU/TgMaGV-XswI/AAAAAAAACAg/bSWQ3w09zdY/s1600/Dal_Lake_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dal Lake - Srinagar" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RYT4xbULmdU/TgMaGV-XswI/AAAAAAAACAg/bSWQ3w09zdY/s320/Dal_Lake_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Dal Lake</b> is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of the northernmost Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is nicknamed the <b>"Jewel in the crown of Kashmir"</b> or <b>"Srinagar's Jewel"</b>. The lake is also an important source for commercial operations in fishing and water plant harvesting.<br /><br />The shore line of the lake, about 15.5 kilometres (9.6 mi), is encompassed by a boulevard lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats and hotels. Scenic views of the lake can be witnessed from the shore line Mughal gardens, such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir) and from houseboats cruising along the lake in the colourful shikaras. During the winter season, the temperature sometimes reaches -11 °C (12 °F), freezing the lake.<br /><br />The lake covers an area of 18 square kilometres (6.9 sq mi) and is part of a natural wetland which covers 21.1 square kilometres (8.1 sq mi), including its floating gardens. The floating gardens, known as "Rad" in Kashmiri, blossom with lotus flowers during July and August. The wetland is divided by causeways into four basins; Gagribal, Lokut Dal, Bod Dal and Nagin (although Nagin is also considered as an independent lake). Lokut-dal and Bod-dal each have an island in the centre, known as Rup Lank (or Char Chinari) and Sona Lank respectively.<br /><br />At present, the Dal Lake and its Mughal gardens, Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh on its periphery are undergoing intensive restoration measures to fully address the serious eutrophication problems experienced by the lake. Massive investments of around US $275 million (Rs 1100 crores) is being made by the Government of India to restore the lake to its original splendour.<br /><br /><h4>Wular Lake</h4><br />Wular Lake is a large fresh water lake in Bandipore district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The lake basin was formed as a result of tectonic activity and is fed by the Jhelum River. The lake's size varies from 12 to 100 square miles (30 to 260 square kilometers), depending on the season.<br /><br /><h4>Island of Char Chinar</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LIyhX5nmVpI/TgMapUBbnyI/AAAAAAAACAk/PgVMwQ6fKyA/s1600/Char_Chinar_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Char Chinar - Srinagar" border="0" height="212" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LIyhX5nmVpI/TgMapUBbnyI/AAAAAAAACAk/PgVMwQ6fKyA/s320/Char_Chinar_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />A famous landmark in Srinagar is an island on Dal Lake where four Chinar (Platanus orientalis) trees stand, named "Char Chinar". Char in Hindi and Urdu means four.<br /><br /><h4>Nagin Lake</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pYbakYkSiko/TgMbjrZzHBI/AAAAAAAACAo/8jrCyJIHt2Y/s1600/Nagin_Lake_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nagin Lake - Srinagar" border="0" height="213" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pYbakYkSiko/TgMbjrZzHBI/AAAAAAAACAo/8jrCyJIHt2Y/s320/Nagin_Lake_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Nagin Lake</b>, though sometimes referred to as a separate lake, is actually part of Dal Lake, being linked through a causeway which permits only bikers and walkers to enter the lake precincts. The caseway carries the water supply pipeline to the Srinagar city in the east. The lake is bounded by the Shankaracharya hill (Takht-e-Suleiman) on the south and Hari Parbat on the west and is located at the foot of the Zabarwan hills. Willow and poplar trees flank the edges of the lake.<br /><br /><h4>Chashme Shahi</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GBNcFM_U0xk/TgMb37ltWXI/AAAAAAAACAs/p7XN7DUk8CY/s1600/Chashme_Shahi_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Chashme Shahi - Srinagar" border="0" height="179" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GBNcFM_U0xk/TgMb37ltWXI/AAAAAAAACAs/p7XN7DUk8CY/s320/Chashme_Shahi_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Chashme Shahi</b>, meaning "Royal Spring", is a fresh water spring and garden known for its medicinal properties. Its source located above the Nehru Memorial Park. It is the smallest of all the Mughal gardens in Srinagar, measuring 108 metres (354 ft) x 38 metres (125 ft) and it has three terraces, an aqueduct, waterfalls and fountains. Ali Mardan Khan built the garden in 1632, and is built in a such a way that the spring water is the source of fountains. From the fountains, water flows along the floor of the pavilion and cascades to a lower terrace over a drop of 5 metres (16 ft) along a polished black stone chute. A small shrine, known as the Chasma Sahibi, is located in the vicinity of the gardens and has a fresh water spring.<br /><br /><h4>Shankaracharya Temple</h4><br />The sacred Shankaracharya temple, also known as Jyeshteswara, occupies the top of the hills (about 1,000 feet (300 m) above the surrounding Takht-I-Sulaiman plains in the south-east of Srinagar. The site, initially named Gopadri, dates back to 250 BC as a Buddhist monument, probably built by Emperor Ashoka's son Jhaloka. In the 7th century it was replaced by the present temple by King Lalitaditya. The philosopher Shankaracharya is documented as having stayed at this place when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive Sanatana Dharma.<br /><br />Built on a high octagonal plinth (20 feet (6.1 m) high) on solid rock and approached by a flight of steps with side walls that once bore inscriptions, the main surviving shrine consists of square building with a circular cell. It overlooks the Srinagar valley and can be approached by car. A modern ceiling covers the inner sanctum and a Persian inscription traces its origin to the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan. There is also a Shiva Linga coiled by a serpent, located in a basin inside the sanctum. The original ceiling was dome-shaped and the current brick roof is said to be about a century old.<br /><br /><h4>Hari Parbat</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ibZ4o952WZ8/TgMcX1T4QDI/AAAAAAAACAw/H-1HTjNXmt8/s1600/Hari_Parbat_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Hari Parbat - Srinagar" border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ibZ4o952WZ8/TgMcX1T4QDI/AAAAAAAACAw/H-1HTjNXmt8/s320/Hari_Parbat_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Hari Parbat</b>, also known as the Mughal fort, is a hill fort on Sharika hill that provides panoramic views of the Srinagar city and the Dal Lake. It was first established by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1590. However, he only erected the outer wall of the fort and his plans to build a new capital called Naga Nagor within it did not materialise. The fort in its current state was built much later in 1808 under the reign of Shuja Shah Durrani. Within the fort's precincts are temples, Muslim shrines, and a sikh Gurudwara. The hill is the subject of many legends in Hindu mythology, and was said to have once been a large sea, inhabited by a demon known as Jalobhava and that the hill grew from a pebble.<br /><br /><h4>Hazratbal Shrine</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xn4XOJeSxDM/TgMc4oCcxmI/AAAAAAAACA0/0LQaqww6GGo/s1600/Hazratbal_Shrine_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Hazratbal Shrine - Srinagar" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xn4XOJeSxDM/TgMc4oCcxmI/AAAAAAAACA0/0LQaqww6GGo/s320/Hazratbal_Shrine_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>The Hazratbal Shrine</b>, also named Hazratbal, Assar-e-Sharief, Madinat-us-Sani, or simply Dargah Sharif, is a Muslim shrine situated on the left bank of the Dal Lake and is considered to be Kashmir's holiest Muslim shrine. It contains a relic believed by many Kashmiri Muslims to be the Moi-e-Muqqadas, a hair from the head of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad PBUH. According to legend, the relic was first brought to India by Syed Abdullah, a descendant of Muhammad PBUH who left Medina and settled in Bijapur, near Hyderabad in 1635. When Syed Abdullah died, his son, Syed Hamid, inherited the relic. Following the Mughal conquest of the region, Syed Hamid was stripped of his family estates. Finding himself unable to care for the relic, he gave it as the most precious gift to his close Mureed and a wealthy Kashmiri businessman, Khwaja Nur-ud-Din Ishbari.<br /><br /><h4>Nishat Bagh</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4Q17WpXrq5Y/TgMdMg_6RhI/AAAAAAAACA4/VA3L9f-JNJo/s1600/Nishat_Bagh_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nishat Bagh - Srinagar" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4Q17WpXrq5Y/TgMdMg_6RhI/AAAAAAAACA4/VA3L9f-JNJo/s320/Nishat_Bagh_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Nishat Bagh</b>, is a Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, close to the Srinagar city in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. The largest in size is the Shalimar Bagh, which is also located on the bank of the Dal Lake. ‘Nishat Bagh’is a Hindustani word, which means "Garden of Joy," "Garden of Gladness" and "Garden of Delight.<br /><br /><h4>Shalimar Bagh</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DQsFsPlVor0/TgMdkCb4z2I/AAAAAAAACA8/JBQWEJG3M08/s1600/Shalimar_Bagh_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Shalimar Bagh - Srinagar" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DQsFsPlVor0/TgMdkCb4z2I/AAAAAAAACA8/JBQWEJG3M08/s320/Shalimar_Bagh_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Shalimar Bagh</b>, is a Mughal garden linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake, on its right bank located at 34.149°N 74.873°E near Srinagar city in the Jammu and Kashmir. Its other names are Shalamar Garden, Shalamar Bagh, Farah Baksh and Faiz Baksh, and the other famous shore line garden in the vicinity is Nishat Bagh. The Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. It is now public park.<br /><br /><h4>Jama Masjid</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SnEDhu5BCd4/TgMd5eVN8EI/AAAAAAAACBA/zO1KFOCFpJA/s1600/Jama_Masjid_Srinagar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Jama Masjid - Srinagar" border="0" height="227" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SnEDhu5BCd4/TgMd5eVN8EI/AAAAAAAACBA/zO1KFOCFpJA/s320/Jama_Masjid_Srinagar.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Jama Masjid</b> is a mosque in Srinagar, Jammu &amp; Kashmir, India. The Jama Masjid of Srinagar is situated at Nowhatta, in the middle of the old city. An important mosque in Srinagar, it was built by Sultan Sikandar in 1400 AD. Later, the son of Sultan Sikandar, Zain-ul-Abidin got the mosque extended. The attractions of the Jama Masjid of Srinagar, Kashmir include beautiful Indo-Saracenic architecture, a magnificent courtyard and 370 wooden pillars. Another feature of the mosque is the peace and tranquility inside it, standing out against the hustle of the old bazaars around it. Thousands of Indian Muslims assemble at the mosque every Friday to offer their prayers.<br /><br />Jama Masjid of Srinagar has been subject to much destruction till date. Thrice this magnanimous mosque was ruined by fire but was restored after every disaster. The last restoration work was carried out under the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh. Still today this mosque stands tall like the pride of Srinagar, holding within itself rich stories from the past and calling all Muslims to pray five times a day.<br /><br /><h4>Kashmir Houseboat and Shikara</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-f2qSAPj-cPM/TgMfs8A_oXI/AAAAAAAACBE/DGCWAyD2w7g/s1600/Kashmir_houseboat_and_shikara.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Houseboat &amp; Shikara" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-f2qSAPj-cPM/TgMfs8A_oXI/AAAAAAAACBE/DGCWAyD2w7g/s320/Kashmir_houseboat_and_shikara.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Houseboats and the Dal Lake are widely associated with Srinigar and are nicknamed "floating palaces", built according to British customs. The houseboats are generally made from local cedar-wood and measure 24–38 metres (79–125 ft) in length and 3–6 metres (9.8–20 ft) in width and are graded in a similar fashion to hotels according to level of comfort. Many of them have lavishly furnished rooms, with verandas and a terrace to serve as a sun-deck or to serve evening cocktails. They are mainly moored along the western periphery of the lake, close to the lakeside boulevard in the vicinity of the Dal gate and on small islands in the lake. They are anchored individually, with interconnecting bridges providing access from one boat to the other. The kitchen-boat is annexed to the main houseboat, which also serves as residence of the boatkeeper and his family.<br /><br />Each houseboat has an exclusive shikara for ferrying guests to the shore. A shikara is small paddled taxi boat, often about 15 feet (4.6 m) long) and made of wood with a canopy and a spade shaped bottom. It is the cultural symbol of Kashmir and is used not only for ferrying visitors but is also used for the vending of fruits, vegetables and flowers and for the fishing and harvesting of aquatic vegetation. All gardens in the lake periphery and houseboats anchored in the lake are approachable through shikaras. The boats are often navigated by two boatmen dressed in "Phiron" (traditional dress) and carry 'Kangris' or portable heaters on the boat. A shikara can seat about six people and have heavily cushioned seats and backrests to provide comfort in Mughul style. All houseboat owners provide shikara transport to their house guests free of charge. The shikara is also used to provide for other sightseeing locations in the valley, notably a cruise along the Jhelum River, offering scenic views of the Pir Panjal mountains and passing through the famous seven bridges and the backwaters enroute.<br /><br /><h3>Srinagar Photos</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bdd8eOzvhns/TgMgZbc8KsI/AAAAAAAACBI/XYOyJQ2PWwA/s1600/srinagar_09.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar Photos" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bdd8eOzvhns/TgMgZbc8KsI/AAAAAAAACBI/XYOyJQ2PWwA/s320/srinagar_09.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jvnlYbNYo_I/TgMgcOGiNYI/AAAAAAAACBM/F_URf-A-ig0/s1600/srinagar_03.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar Photos" border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jvnlYbNYo_I/TgMgcOGiNYI/AAAAAAAACBM/F_URf-A-ig0/s320/srinagar_03.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--DENvoJ71LQ/TgMgexDcwJI/AAAAAAAACBQ/g_wceT0dOEo/s1600/srinagar_04.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar Photos" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--DENvoJ71LQ/TgMgexDcwJI/AAAAAAAACBQ/g_wceT0dOEo/s320/srinagar_04.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FYCXCEqdNBI/TgMghEMSnUI/AAAAAAAACBU/Fv75bXGpNaI/s1600/srinagar_05.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar Photos" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FYCXCEqdNBI/TgMghEMSnUI/AAAAAAAACBU/Fv75bXGpNaI/s320/srinagar_05.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lJimWiGvQE8/TgMgihsgqKI/AAAAAAAACBY/w7hrxHOBkRo/s1600/srinagar_06.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar Photos" border="0" height="188" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lJimWiGvQE8/TgMgihsgqKI/AAAAAAAACBY/w7hrxHOBkRo/s320/srinagar_06.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4B7hDviOa3E/TgMglHNw20I/AAAAAAAACBc/Mywg_BhQSnM/s1600/srinagar_07.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar Photos" border="0" height="212" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4B7hDviOa3E/TgMglHNw20I/AAAAAAAACBc/Mywg_BhQSnM/s320/srinagar_07.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3aXA67NrXG4/TgMgo2S1HjI/AAAAAAAACBg/iP-n7B_vzPs/s1600/srinagar_08.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Srinagar Photos" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3aXA67NrXG4/TgMgo2S1HjI/AAAAAAAACBg/iP-n7B_vzPs/s320/srinagar_08.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><h3>Hotels in Srinagar</h3><br />Comrade Inn<br />Hotel Season Palace<br />Hotel Dawer Heaven<br />Hotel Dar-Es-Salam<br />Swan Group of House Boat<br />Royal Group of Deluxe Houseboats<br />Welcome Hotel<br /><br /><h2><a href="http://srinagartourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Srinagar Tourism</a> | How to Reach Srinagar | Best Time to Visit Srinagar | Srinagar Weather | Map of Srinagar | Places to Visit in Srinagar | Srinagar Photos | Hotels in Srinagar</h2></div>


Ooty Tamil Nadu
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3B24nFBUzpw/TkUJzFjunUI/AAAAAAAACOo/aZochPPP0B4/s1600/ooty_hill_station.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Ooty Hill Station" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3B24nFBUzpw/TkUJzFjunUI/AAAAAAAACOo/aZochPPP0B4/s320/ooty_hill_station.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Ooty is an important and interesting tourist spot of Tamilnadu. This place is also a place of visit in the summer season for its chill climate. Udagamandalam, <b>Ooty Hill Station</b> is also known as the “Queen of Hills”. It is located at the tri junction of Tamilnadu, <a href="http://keralatouristplaces1.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Kerala</a> and Karnataka. It is at 7500 feet above the sea level and finds its location in the Nilgris (also called as Blue Mountain. The height of the hills in the Nilgiri range varies between 2280 and 2290 metres, the highest peak being Doddabetta at a height of 2623 metres.<br /><br />Nilgris is a beautiful mountain range which is a part of Western Ghats. Totally there are three places to visit namely Kothagiri, Coonoor and Ooty. Among these three Ooty is given the primal importance because of its scenic Beauty and excellent climate conditions. Nilgris is oldest than the Great Himalayas. Like Icing on a cake ooty adds Pride to this mountain Range.<br /><br /><h3>How to reach Ooty Hill Station:</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b><br />Coimbatore 105 km from Ooty, is the nearest airport.<br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b><br />Ooty is on the narrow gauge railway, connected to Mettupalayam 47 km, which is directly connected to and Chennai. The famous toy train connects Ooty with Mettupalayam and Coonoor.<br /><br /><b>By Road:</b><br />A good network of roads and national highways connect Ooty with all major towns and cities. There are regular bus services to and from Coimbatore, Trichy, Bangalore, Madurai, Kanyakumari, Mysore, Palghat, Calicut, Tirupati and other important destinations in South India. Ooty is also well connected with major cities of Kerala and Karnataka.<br /><br /><h3>Ooty Places To Visit:</h3><h4>Gardens to visit in <a href="http://ooty-information.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Ooty Hill Station</a></h4><h4>Botanical Gardens:</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W9c43V1BMr0/Tms-ND8vWqI/AAAAAAAACTM/FpQBEmaEml0/s1600/botanical_gardens_ooty.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Botanical Gardens - Ooty" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W9c43V1BMr0/Tms-ND8vWqI/AAAAAAAACTM/FpQBEmaEml0/s320/botanical_gardens_ooty.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Botanical gardens are a major tourist attraction for those who visit Ooty, one of the most popular hill stations of India. They sprawl over 50-acre and lie on the lower slopes of Doddabetta peak, which is the highest point in Ooty hill station. Marquis of Tweeddale established these gardens in the year 1848.<br /><br />The gardens are formally laid out with lily ponds, and there are clipped bushes in the form of elephants, with raised trunks. One can find a thousand different species of plants including some thirty types of eucalyptus in these gardens. There is also a fossilised tree trunk, which is said to be 20 million years old. Towards the eastern part of the garden there is a wooden house made of logs known as "Toda Mund", which provides an excellent view.<br /><br /><h4>Mini Garden:</h4>Mini garden is also situated on the way to the boathouse where the children amusement park is housed. A snack bar is also available. Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited maintains these gardens.<br /><br /><h4>Rose Garden:</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V7mhe8bwAS0/TmtEryCriTI/AAAAAAAACTU/_xG9bU7CIuY/s1600/Rose_Garden_Ooty.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Rose Garden" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-V7mhe8bwAS0/TmtEryCriTI/AAAAAAAACTU/_xG9bU7CIuY/s320/Rose_Garden_Ooty.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Rose Garden is situated about 3 to 4-km away from Charring Cross. They are spread over an area of 10 acres of land with 2000 variety of roses. Rose Gardens lie on the way to the boathouse.<br /><br /><h4>Children’s park:</h4>At the eastern end of the lake we find a children’s park. Already the climate and natural green carpet, adding pride to ooty, this children’s park is also an important place. The Green atmosphere, the St.Thomas church view and the moving railway from the mountain would definitely attract any child and will make them enjoy so much. There are really Good entertainment inside this park. <b>Rowing, Boating and Horse riding</b> are they. A park filled with fun, really.<br /><br /><h4>The Thread Garden:</h4>This place is an amazing collection of flowers. But, differently these are not Natural flowers but completely made out of Threads. Because of this reason the name has been given as the thread Garden. The power of man kind could be seen when we visit this place. Without machines a hundred percent handcraft beauties are created. people say it took twelve years to create this fantasy. The difference between Natural and woven thread flowers could not be found easily. To that extent the perfection is seen.<br /><br /><h3>Attractions in Ooty Hill Station:</h3><br /><h4>St Stephens Church:</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ftB5fp_r8Cs/TmtFkHzvbGI/AAAAAAAACTc/T0_kAwa9Bko/s1600/St_Stephens_Church_Ooty.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="St Stephens Church - Ooty" border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ftB5fp_r8Cs/TmtFkHzvbGI/AAAAAAAACTc/T0_kAwa9Bko/s320/St_Stephens_Church_Ooty.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Situated in the hilly area on Club Road, St Stephens Church is said to be the oldest in the Nilgiris. The church was built in 1829 and consecrated in 1830. The beam of the church was taken from the <b>palace of Tipu Sultan at Srirangapatnam</b>. The cemetery close by houses the grave of John Sullivan, the founder of Ooty.<br /><br /><br /><h4>Government Museum:</h4>The government museum, Mysore Road, Ooty has items of tribal objects, district's ecological details and representative sculptural arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu. It was set up in 1989, with a view to provide education benefits to the residing and visiting population of Nilgiris district.<br /><br /><br /><h4>Deer Park:</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JA_J-nAIJ1U/TmtGONP9EbI/AAAAAAAACTk/b-obPF8kNuQ/s1600/Deer_Park_Ooty.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Deer Park - ooty" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JA_J-nAIJ1U/TmtGONP9EbI/AAAAAAAACTk/b-obPF8kNuQ/s320/Deer_Park_Ooty.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />At a distance of 1-km from the Lake there is a Deer Park, which is worth visiting.<br /><br /><br /><h4>Hindustan Photo Films:</h4>The Hindustan Photo Films, one of the major industrial units of the district, is located about 5-km away from Ooty railway station over a sprawling area of over 300 acres, near the Ooty golf-links on the Ooty- Mysore road.<br /><br /><h3>Ooty Places To Visit - Falls &amp; Lakes In Ooty Hill Station</h3><br /><h4>Avalanche:</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VqiPNrsDCtg/TmtHEULr_jI/AAAAAAAACTs/1kjHg2AVmWk/s1600/Avalanche_Ooty.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Avalanche - Ooty" border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VqiPNrsDCtg/TmtHEULr_jI/AAAAAAAACTs/1kjHg2AVmWk/s320/Avalanche_Ooty.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Located at a distance of 25 km from ooty. A place that should not be missed. A dam called Canada dam is seen here. An exotic experience of <b>mountain trekking</b> could be realized in this place. Green valleys around Avalanche and a top view or Hawk’s view, By which the Beauty of a large area of udagamnadalam could be seen are important ones. A nice hunt for photographic Beauties. A Williamwordsworth sleeping in every one’s inner mind would definitely waked up in view of this place.<br /><br /><h4>Kalhatty water falls:</h4>This water falls could be seen in ooty mysore route at a distance of 13 km from ooty. The road runs via the Kalhatty Ghats. As the waterfalls come from a steeper mountain, this place is best for <b>mountain trekking</b>. But falls could be seen in a particular season from September to November. The height of this falls is 40 m .A very nice place to enjoy.<br /><br /><h4>Ketti Valley View:</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lfwJPSHig0I/TmtHr0oYR1I/AAAAAAAACT0/-swIoXZ-azI/s1600/Ketti_Valley_Ooty.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Ketti Valley - Ooty" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lfwJPSHig0I/TmtHr0oYR1I/AAAAAAAACT0/-swIoXZ-azI/s320/Ketti_Valley_Ooty.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Situated on the <a href="http://coonoortourismindia.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">coonoor</a> Road This valley is the second largest valley in the world. This region is a seen with larger constellations of villages, that forms the parts of coimbatore and mysore. An exclusive spot in ooty.<br /><br /><h4>Boat House Lake:</h4>Even though the name of this lake is boat House Lake, people use to call this lake as ooty lake. The British ruler called john Sullivan has constructed this beautiful lake in the years 1823-1825. He was the first collector of udagmandalm. To enjoy the riding in this lake there are various types of aquatic vehicles including pedal Boats, Row boats and aqua bikes. Not only the watersports but, things like Dancing cars and Mini Trains are the perks given to the Tourists. Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation takes charge for maintaining this Boat house lake. A place called Lake Park jolly world is also located in this Boat house lake. A Pleasant and pleasing feeling could be realized by visiting this place.<br /><br /><h4>Pykara:</h4><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BUDqLgTKXsE/TmtIAikX_FI/AAAAAAAACT8/608pcqbu7d0/s1600/Pykara_Falls_Ooty.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Pykara Falls - Ooty" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BUDqLgTKXsE/TmtIAikX_FI/AAAAAAAACT8/608pcqbu7d0/s320/Pykara_Falls_Ooty.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />This is the name of a river in this district. It is believed to be the largest in the place. The old Tribals called Todas Believed this River as a Holy one and they were worshipping this river in days of yore. It arises at the peak called mukurthi. The entire passage of this river is through the hills a large. Taking a North Direction this river turns west atlast when it reaches the edge of this plateau. When Pykara River runs down the plateau two Beautiful falls ranging from 55 m to 60 m are seen. These Two falls are called pykara falls. Like, the Boat houses in Ooty Lake a Boat house is also present here maintained by the Tamilnadu Tourism development corporation.<br /><br /><h3>Ooty Photos</h3><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvwyxB6pyI/AAAAAAAABu4/Y5N1elUnIDk/s1600/ooty01.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvwyxB6pyI/AAAAAAAABu4/Y5N1elUnIDk/s320/ooty01.jpg" title="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvw7h_9ohI/AAAAAAAABvA/-y15glLRTjE/s1600/ooty02.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvw7h_9ohI/AAAAAAAABvA/-y15glLRTjE/s320/ooty02.jpg" title="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxEHvTc9I/AAAAAAAABvI/0Y7Jjzcy_0w/s1600/ooty03.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxEHvTc9I/AAAAAAAABvI/0Y7Jjzcy_0w/s320/ooty03.jpg" title="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxNmO8EmI/AAAAAAAABvQ/qHq8qvgtBC4/s1600/ooty04.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxNmO8EmI/AAAAAAAABvQ/qHq8qvgtBC4/s320/ooty04.jpg" title="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxWygPMlI/AAAAAAAABvY/1mR5SSZBCqY/s1600/ooty05.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxWygPMlI/AAAAAAAABvY/1mR5SSZBCqY/s320/ooty05.jpg" title="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxhl9I0mI/AAAAAAAABvg/ZBVoFTLNqVo/s1600/ooty06.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxhl9I0mI/AAAAAAAABvg/ZBVoFTLNqVo/s320/ooty06.jpg" title="Ooty Hill Station - Ooty Places to Visit" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxqrIOb_I/AAAAAAAABvo/arjv6LLN9Ok/s1600/ooty07.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TUvxqrIOb_I/AAAAAAAABvo/arjv6LLN9Ok/s320/ooty07.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><br /><h3>Ooty Weather</h3><br /><div style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; 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Nainital Uttaranchal | Places to Visit in Nainital
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><h3>About Nainital</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LK4D4Ul4Km0/Tp6TKjOruoI/AAAAAAAACa0/TOJEKrRNZnU/s1600/Nainital%2BTourism.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nainital Tourism" border="0" height="212" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LK4D4Ul4Km0/Tp6TKjOruoI/AAAAAAAACa0/TOJEKrRNZnU/s320/Nainital%2BTourism.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Nainital is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 1,938 metres (6,358 ft) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south. From the tops of the higher peaks, "magnificent views can be obtained of the vast plain to the south, or of the mass of tangled ridges lying north, bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas."<br /><br />Nainital has temperate summers, maximum temperature 27 °C (81 °F); minimum temperature 7 °C (45 °F), during which its population increases more than fivefold with an annual influx of tourists predominantly from the plains of Northern India. In the winter, <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/2011/10/nainital-hill-station-nainital.html">Nainital hill station</a> receives <b>snowfall between December and February</b> with the temperatures varying between a maximum of 15 °C (59 °F) and a minimum of −3 °C (27 °F).<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L94xdN7Yjiw/Tp6TcZTXw4I/AAAAAAAACbA/Kn9kZAhGA4g/s1600/Nainital%2BTourism1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Nainital" border="0" height="238" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L94xdN7Yjiw/Tp6TcZTXw4I/AAAAAAAACbA/Kn9kZAhGA4g/s320/Nainital%2BTourism1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>As of the 2001 Indian census, Nainital had a population of 38,559. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Nainital has an average literacy rate of 91%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 98%, and female literacy is 86%. In Nainital, 1% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kumaonies form the major part of the town's population along with people from all over India.<br /><br />It is believed that Nainital figures in some ancient myths of India. In the Manas Khand of the Skand Puranas, Nainital Lake is called Tri-Rishi-Sarovar, hinting at the story of three sages (or rishis), Atri, Pulastya and Pulaha, who, upon finding no water in Nainital, dug a large hole at the location of the present day lake (sarovar = lake) and filled it with water from<b> the holy lake Manasarovar</b> in Tibet. According to lore, a dip in Naini Lake, "the lesser Manasarovar," earns merit equal to a dip in the great lake.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GNerxi5StXg/Tp6Tu28WYwI/AAAAAAAACbM/bf6_e6dPpOA/s1600/Nainital%2BTourism2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nainital" border="0" height="212" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GNerxi5StXg/Tp6Tu28WYwI/AAAAAAAACbM/bf6_e6dPpOA/s320/Nainital%2BTourism2.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Nainital is definitely a <b>heaven for all the adventure finders</b>. It presents loads and loads of activities related to adventure. For example fun time jeep tours, caving, <b>river rafting, kayaking, horse riding, and rock climbing, trekking and yach</b>t.<br /><br />It is also believed that The Naini Lake is one of the 64 Shakti Peeths, or religious sites where parts of the charred body of Sati (Parvati) fell on earth while being carried by Lord Shiva. The spot where Sati's eyes (or Nain) fell, came to be called Nain-tal or lake of the eye. The goddess Shakti is worshipped at the Naina Devi Temple on the north shore of the present day lake.<br /><br /><h3>History of Nainital</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1k1o6uC1h4A/Tp6UKX0pqQI/AAAAAAAACbY/mcymYFQYx0U/s1600/Nainital%2BTourism3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nainital" border="0" height="194" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1k1o6uC1h4A/Tp6UKX0pqQI/AAAAAAAACbY/mcymYFQYx0U/s320/Nainital%2BTourism3.jpg" width="259" /></a></div>The Kumaon Hills came under British rule after the Anglo-Nepalese War (1814–16), but the hill station town of Naini Tal was founded only in 1841, with the construction of the first European house (Pilgrim Lodge) by P. Barron, a sugar trader from Shahjahanpur. In his memoir, he wrote: "It is by far the best site I have witnessed in the course of a 1,500 miles (2,400 km) <b>trek in the Himalayas</b>." In 1846, when a Captain Madden of the Bengal Artillery visited Naini Tal, he recorded that "houses were rapidly springing up in most parts of the settlement: some towards the crest of the limitary ranges were nearly 7,500 ft (2,300 m) above sea level: the rugged and woody Anyarpatta (Anyar-patt - in Kumaoni means - complete blackout. The reason for this nomenclature by the localites was because there were minimal sun rays due to its location and dense forests) was being gradually planted and that the favourite sites were on the undulating tract of forest land which stretched back from the head of the lake to the base of China and Deopatta (Camel's Hump). The Church, St. John in the Wilderness, had been built, ..." Soon, the town became a health resort favoured both by British soldiers and by colonial officials and their families trying to escape the heat of the plains. Later, the town also became the summer residence of the Governor of the United Provinces. Nainital is also known as a very popular <a href="http://mostpopularhillstationsindia.blogspot.com/">hill station in India</a>.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6bCDOONmp_g/Tp6Ue5c-_XI/AAAAAAAACbk/EXLvark5BMM/s1600/Nainital%2BTourism4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img alt="Nainital" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6bCDOONmp_g/Tp6Ue5c-_XI/AAAAAAAACbk/EXLvark5BMM/s320/Nainital%2BTourism4.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>In September 1880 a landslide (the Landslip of 1880) occurred at the north end of the town, burying 151 people. The first known landslide had occurred in 1866, and in 1879 there was a larger one at the same spot, Alma Hill, but "the great slip occurred in the following year, on Saturday 18 September 1880." "Two days preceding the slip there was heavy rain, ... 20 inches (510 mm) to 35 in (890 mm) fell during the 40 hours ending on Saturday morning, and the downpour still lasted and continued for hours after the slip. This heavy fall naturally brought down streams of water from the hill side, some endangering the Victoria Hotel, ... (which) was not the only building threatened ... Bell's shop, the Volunteer Orderly Room and the Hindu (Naina Devi) temple were scenes of labour with a view to diverting streams. At a quarter to two the landslip occurred burying those in and around the buildings mentioned above." The total number of dead and missing were 108 Indian and 43 British nationals. (See poem by Hannah Battersby on the page Literary references to Nainital). The Assembly Rooms and the Naina Devi Temple were both destroyed in the disaster. A recreation area known as 'The Flats' was later built on the site and a new temple was also erected. To prevent further disasters, storm water drains were constructed and building bylaws were made stricter.<br /><br /><h3>Establishment of schools</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9BOBNQxn_e8/Tp6U7da8pyI/AAAAAAAACbw/Say0AZirjtA/s1600/Nainital%2BTourism5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nainital" border="0" height="199" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9BOBNQxn_e8/Tp6U7da8pyI/AAAAAAAACbw/Say0AZirjtA/s320/Nainital%2BTourism5.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>In the latter half of the 19th century a number of "European" schools for boys and girls were founded in Nainital. During the Victorian and Edwardian eras, students in these schools consisted largely of children of British colonial officials or soldiers. In 1906, for example, there were over half a dozen such schools, including the Diocesan Boys' School (later renamed Sherwood College) under the guidance of the Church of England; Philander Smith's College (now, Birla Vidya Mandir), maintained by an American; St. Joseph's College a Roman Catholic institution, Wellesley School an American institution; St. Mary's Convent High School, a Roman Catholic institution; All Saints Diocesan High School for Girls, under the Church of England, and Petersfield College for Girls.<br /><br />In the 1920s and 30s, the schools began to admit more Indian students. This trend continued until independence, by which time the student bodies had become predominantly Indian, albeit in many cases greatly reduced in size.<br /><br /><h3>Transition</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Q_2UnrQyVUA/Tp6VG5EItRI/AAAAAAAACb8/OpzCJ1_esjc/s1600/Nainital%2BTourism6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nainital" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Q_2UnrQyVUA/Tp6VG5EItRI/AAAAAAAACb8/OpzCJ1_esjc/s320/Nainital%2BTourism6.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>By the 1880s, a mere 42 years after its founding, Nainital had become something of an exclusive English preserve, with the Indian presence in the town confined largely to a behind-the-scenes labour and service industry, or to the occasional prince. This state of affairs lasted for much of the Victorian era. The first signs of change came early in the 20th century, when Indian bureaucrats and professionals began arriving in town as part of the annual migration of the state government of the United Provinces to Nainital every summer. By 1901 its population had risen to 7,609.<br /><br />The next big change came in 1925, when British civil servants began to receive subsidies for taking their annual vacations in England, and, consequently, many stopped going to the hill stations in the summers. From then on until 1947 (excepting the war years), the British presence in Nainital (measured, for example, by home ownership) continued to decline and was gradually replaced by a burgeoning Indian presence.<br /><br /><h3>How to Reach Nainital</h3><br /><b>By Air:</b> The nearest airport is Pantnagar airport situated at 70 KM from Nainital. Private taxies are easily available from here to reach Nainital.<br /><br /><b>By Rail:</b> The nearest railway station from Nainital is Kathgodam situated at 35 KM from Nainital. It is very well connected with Lucknow, Agra and Bareilly. Private taxies are easily available from here to reach Nainital.<br /><br /><b>By Road:</b> Nainital is well connected with the other cities by road. Private &amp; public buses are easily available to reach Nainital.<br /><br /><h3>Map of Nainital</h3><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c4eQOdZNQKg/Tp6evB5uVqI/AAAAAAAACcs/-uVK1ObGxus/s1600/map%2Bof%2Bnainital.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Nainital Map" border="0" height="208" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c4eQOdZNQKg/Tp6evB5uVqI/AAAAAAAACcs/-uVK1ObGxus/s320/map%2Bof%2Bnainital.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><h3>Places to Visit in Nainital</h3><br /><h4>Naina Devi Temple</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VLWzu6hRnDA/Tp6cKfl11dI/AAAAAAAACcI/9CHtKnEwq6M/s1600/naina%2Bdevi%2Btemple%2Bnainital.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Naina Devi Temple Nainital" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VLWzu6hRnDA/Tp6cKfl11dI/AAAAAAAACcI/9CHtKnEwq6M/s320/naina%2Bdevi%2Btemple%2Bnainital.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />The <b>Naina Devi Temple</b> was destroyed by the landslip of 1880 and later rebuilt. It is located on the northern shore of Naini Lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi represented by two Netras or eyes. Flanking Naina Devi are the deities of Mata Kali and Lord Ganesha.<br /><br /><h4>The church of St. John in the Wilderness</h4><b>The church of St. John in the Wilderness </b>was established in 1844 and is located on the north end of town (Mallital), about half a mile north-west of the Naina Devi temple. The church was so named by Daniel Wilson, the Bishop of Calcutta, who, after falling ill during a visit to Nainital in 1844 to lay the foundation of the church, was obliged to sleep in an unfinished house on the edge of the forest. (See excerpt from Josiah Bateman on the Literary references to Nainital page.) A brass plaque on the altar is inscribed with names of the victims of the Landslip of 1880.<br /><br /><h4>Governor’s House</h4>Governor’s House also known Raj Bhavan and formerly, Government House was built in 1899 and designed in the Victorian Gothic domestic style (also called "domestic Gothic") by the architect F.W. Stevens. Originally built as the summer residence of the governor of the North West Province, it later became the summer residence for the Lieutenant Governor of the United Provinces. Currently, Raj Bhavan is the official guest house for the governor of Uttarakhand and for visiting state guests. The complex consists of a two-storied mansion with 113 rooms, a large garden, a swimming pool, and golf links. Obtaining prior permission is must for visiting.<br /><br /><h4>Snow View</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzdAd8GxmD0/Tp6dJIatHfI/AAAAAAAACcU/8DresPRC8GE/s1600/snow%2Bview%2Bnainital.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Snow View Nainital" border="0" height="159" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gzdAd8GxmD0/Tp6dJIatHfI/AAAAAAAACcU/8DresPRC8GE/s320/snow%2Bview%2Bnainital.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><b>Snow View</b> is situated at an altitude of 2,270 m (7,450 ft) and located atop the Sher-ka-danda Ridge (north by north-east of the town centre), is easily reachable by cable car.Charges for cable car is Rs. 150 per person, Rs. 75 for child. Charges are for stay for one hour at the point. Timings are 10.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. On a clear day, it offers spectacular views of the snowbound high Himalaya, including <b>Nanda Devi, Trisul, and Nanda Kot</b>. The best time of the year for viewing the mountains is late October and November. (See excerpts from Joseph Fayrer on the Literary references to Nainital page.)<br /><br /><h4>Naina Peak</h4><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B9ghD8qXPS4/Tp6dwcf9v2I/AAAAAAAACcg/VrO0GsCHD6U/s1600/naina%2Bpeak%2Bnainital.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Naina Peak Nainital" border="0" height="208" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B9ghD8qXPS4/Tp6dwcf9v2I/AAAAAAAACcg/VrO0GsCHD6U/s320/naina%2Bpeak%2Bnainital.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Naina Peak also known as <b>China or Cheena Peak</b>. Naina peak is the highest peak in the town, with an altitude of 2,615 m (8,579 ft). and at a walking distance of 6 km (3.7 mi) from the north end of the town (Mallital). From atop the peak, one can not only see a broad swath of the snow clad high Himalaya, but also obtain a panoramic view of Nainital town itself. The summit is an invigorating hike from Nainital town; in addition, for the less energetic visitors, ponies can be hired in Mallital or on Snow View.<br /><br /><h4>Tiffin Top</h4>Tiffin Top also known as Dorothy's Seat (Tiffin = light meal eaten during the day). This terraced hill top (2,292 m (7,520 ft)) on Ayarpatta hill is a 4 km (2.5 mi) hike from the town centre and commands a nice view of the neighbouring country side. Dorothy's Seat is a stonework picnic perch on Tiffin Top built as a memorial to an English artist, <b>Dorothy Kellet</b>, by her husband and admirers after her death in a plane crash.<br /><br /><h4>Bhimtal Lake</h4>Bhimtal Lake is named after the second Pandava brother Bhima in the Mahābhārata who was known for his prodigious strength. The lake, which is larger than Naini Lake, is approximately 22 km (14 mi) from Nainital at an altitude of 1,370 m (4,490 ft). There is an island in the lake with a popular restaurant on it. There is also a 17th century temple complex, the Bhimeshwar, alongside a 40 ft (12 m) high dam at one end of the lake.<br /><br /><h4>Sattal</h4>Sattal, literally Seven Lakes, is at a distance of about 23 km (14 mi) from Nainital in the Lower Himalayan Range at an altitude of 1,370 m (4,490 ft). It is a cluster of small interconnected lakes in the midst of an old oak forest. On approaching Sattal, the first lake encountered is the Nal-Damyanti Lake; next it is the Panna or Garude lake; and finally there is a cluster of three lakes: Ram, Laxman, and Sita lakes.<br /><br /><h4>Khurpa Tal</h4>Khurpa Tal, literally Trowel Lake, is an attractive lake about 10 km (6.2 mi) by road (or a 5 km (3.1 mi) hike) from Nainital at an altitude of 1,635 m (5,364 ft). It is popular with anglers and is surrounded by terraced fields (or farms), from which it presumably gets its name.<br /><br /><h4>Naukuchia Tal</h4>Naukuchia Tal, literally, Nine-Cornered Lake, is 26 km (16 mi) from Nainital and 4 km from Bhimtal at an altitude of 1,220 m (4,000 ft). The lake is almost 1 km (0.62 mi) long, 0.5 km (0.31 mi) wide and approximately 40 m (130 ft) deep. It is the deepest of the lakes in the greater Naintal area. According to legend, if one takes in all nine corners in one glimpse, one can disappear in a cloud of smoke. (See excerpts from J. W. M'Crindle on the Literary references to Nainital page.)<br /><br /><h4>Hanumangarhi</h4>Hanumangarhi, also known as Hanuman Garh, is located at an altitude 1,951 m (6,401 ft). The temple complex is about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from the Tallital (South End) bus stop. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Hanuman, the vanara god of the Ramayana, and he is depicted tearing open his chest to reveal Rama and Sita in his heart. Hanuman Garhi is also known for its spectacular views of the setting sun. Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district.<br /><br /><h4>Kumaon University</h4>Nainital is home to one of the two campuses of Kumaon University (the other being Almora 'SSJ Campus'). The university was founded in 1973 when it incorporated the Dev Singh Bisth (DSB) Government College (commonly called "the Degree College"), which had been founded in 1951 by Thakur Dan Singh Bist in memory of his late father, with the mathematician Dr. A.N. Singh as its first principal.<br /><br /><h3>Nianital Weather Forcast</h3><br /><div style="background-color: white; width: 475px;"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="205" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Naini-Tal/forecasts/latest/threedayfree" style="border: medium none; overflow: hidden;" width="475"></iframe> <br /><div style="height: 50px; width: 475px;"><div id="cmt" style="color: #669900; font-size: 12px; text-align: left;"><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Naini-Tal/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed"><img alt="Weather Forecast" border="0" height="37" src="http://www.weather-forecast.com/images/weatherlogo_130.gif" style="float: left; height: 37px; margin: 0pt 5px 0pt 8px; width: 130px;" width="130" /></a><a href="http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Naini-Tal/forecasts/latest?utm_source=weather_feed&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=weather_feed" style="color: #669900; text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-family: Georgia;">View Detailed 9 Day Weather Forecasts for Nainital, webcams, weather maps &amp; more at Weather-Forecast.com</span></a></div></div></div><br /><h4>Hotels in Nainital</h4><br />Garden Valley Resort<br />Prim Rose<br />Rewa Retreat<br />Hotel Sunrise<br />Hotel Maharaja <br />Bob's Place<br />Alpine Club<br />Lakeside Inn<br />Hotel New Bharat<br />Chevron Fairhavens<br />Arif Castles<br /><br /><h2><a href="http://nainitaltourismindia.blogspot.com/">Nainital Tourism</a> | Places to Visit in Nainital | Nainital Photo | Nainital Hill Station | <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/">Tourist Places in India</a> | Hill Station in India</h2></div>


Almora Hill Station
<b>Almora</b> is a municipal board, a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Almora was founded in 1568.<br /><br />It is a town bustling with activity and a rich cultural heritage and history. It is considered the cultural heart of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.<br /><br />It has an average elevation of 1,651 metres (5,417 feet). It is located on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range. In the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock, it is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees. Flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi (Kaushiki), and Suyal (Salmale). The snow capped Himalayas can be seen in the background.<br /><br /><h3>How to reach Almora:</h3><br /><h4>By Road:</h4>Almora is well connected with all-important cities of India by road.<br /><br /><h4>By Air:</h4>The nearest airport is a Pant Nagar (Nainital). During the summer regular flights are operational.<br /><br /><h4>By Rail:</h4>The nearest raiway station near Almora is Kathgodam.<br /><br /><h3>Places to Visit in Almora:</h3><br /><h4>Chitai Temple</h4>This is a very busy area. This temple is dedicated to Lord Golu. The people of Kumau worship him. Once a wish is fulfilled people hang little bells in this temple. Therefore there are thousands of little bells hanging there. The view of the Himalayas is extremely beautiful from here. This temple is 8 kms away by walk through a beautiful pine forest, but one can go by cart too.<br /><br /><h4>Bright End Corner</h4>Almora is 2 kms away from here. A highlight of this point is the sunset and the sunrise seen through the Himalayan peaks. A circuit house close by allows tourists to spend some time in this peaceful surrounding. Close by is the Vivekananda Library which has many books on literature. A little away is the Vivekananda Memorial where Swami Vivekananda had stopped for a while on his journey to the Himalayas.<br /><br /><h4>Katarmal</h4>This 800-year old Sun Temple is the second in importance after the Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa. Seven kms away from Almora this historical important temple is an example of intricate sculpturing. This temple is in need of restoration now. <br /><br /><h4>Deer Park</h4>3 kms from Almora this park is in NTD (Narayan Tiwari Dewai). <br /><br /><h4>Nanda Devi Temple</h4>This 1000-year old temple is one of the main attraction of Almora. Its walls have carvings on them. Every year a festival is held here in which youth from various mountainous areas come here to participate in this dance festival. <br /><br /><h4>Kasar Devi</h4>Near Kalimutt is the temple of Kasar Devi. This ancient temple was built on a mountain peak in the second century. The distance between Kalimatt and Kasar Devi is less than 1 km and can be easily covered by foot. The surrounding area has become the home of many foreigners. The main town is 6 km away.<br /><br /><h4>State Museum</h4>This museum is near the bus stand . It is closed on Mondays and other Government Holidays. It is open from 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. <br /><br /><h3>Places to Visit Arround Almora:</h3><br /><h4>Bageshwar (90Km.)</h4>Bageshwar and Sitalakhet are other places of tourist interest. Bageshwar is one of the main camping sites for the journey to Pindari Glacier, which is situated at a height of 3,820 meters.Sitlakhet is the new tourist resort on the Syahi Devi hill.Kafni Glacier is also close by(around 3,870 meters above sea level).<br /><br /><h4>Binsar(30Km.)</h4>Situated only 30 KMs away from the township of Almora lies Binsar nestled amongst thick forests of Oak and Rhodendron and yet offering surprisingly close views of the Himalayan peaks. The entire region is now a wildlife sanctuary and has a host of wildlife like Panther and Barking Deer. The temple of Binsar lies nearby. One of the many legends concerning Binsar states that 'Should anyone take away anything belonging to the God or his worshippers and avenging spirit and compels him conscience stricken to restore it twenty fold. Even the faithless and the dishonest are said to be reformed by a visit to Binsar.<br /><br /><h4>Baijnath (70Km.)</h4>From Kausani, the road descends to Garur & Baijnath (70 km Almora, 26 km from Bageshwar and 19 km from Kausani) on the bank of Gomti river in a flat valley. Perched at an altitude of 1126 m. below Kausani is the famous temple complex of Baijnath in the Garur valley of Katyur. A group of ancient temples dating back to the 12th & 13th century line the banks of the river, presenting a beautiful sight. The temples are remarked upon, for its carving stone work & heritage. Built by Katyuri Ruler, these have over the time become synonymous with India's rich mythology. The mail 10th century temple houses a beautiful idol of Goddess Parvati chiseled in black stone. Shiva & Parvati are believed to have married at the confluence of the Gomati & Garur Ganga. Innumerable tales of Lord Shiva & Parvati make these temples a fascinating experience. The Katyur Dynasty is believed to take their name from Kartikeya the mythical son of Shiva & Parvati.<br /><br /><h4>Gannath (47Km.)</h4>Gannath is known for natural caves and ancient Shiva temples. This place is 47 kms from Almora. It is good place for nature lovers and ideal for spending your day with surpassing beauty. Every year on Kartik Purnima day a fair is organized here.<br /><br /><h4>Jageshwar (34Km.)</h4>Jageshwar is located 34 kms from Almora. There is an ancient Shiva temple at Jageshwar. This temple is surrounded by huge fur trees. In fact, this temple is in the series of ancient temples which were built in Kumaon region many centuries ago. The Jageshwar Shiva temple carries archaeological importance too. the architecture of this temple is worth giving a close examination. <br /><br /><h4>Kalimath (5Km.)</h4>From Kalimath one gets a good view of Almora town and the adjoining area. The sight of the nearby hills is amazing. This place is 4.5 kms from Almora. Close to Kalimath is Kasar Devi. There is temple dedicated to Kasar devi. This temple dates back to second century. One can go on foot from Kalimath to Kasardevi which is hardly one kms. <br /><br /><h4>Katarmal (17Km.)</h4>After the Sun temple at Konark, Orissa, Katarmal has the second important sun temple in the country. This temple is almost 800 years old. But this temple has not received the amount of attention it must have received. Due to neglect, the sun temple at Katarmal is in very bad shape. One feels very sad that a monument of such historical importance has been left to decay like this. This temple has some unique architectural style and the images carved on the walls are very intricately done. All this is bound to attract attention of the visitor. This place is 17 kms from Almora. <br /><br /><h4>Koshi (12Km.)</h4>Natural beauty of this place surpasses any other place. Koshi is 12 kms from Almora. The Govind Vallabh Pant Environment Research Institute is located here. There is guest house which provides good and comfortable stay at Koshi.<br /><br /><h4>Manila</h4>Manila literally means enchanting. The famous temple of Manila Devi , the family goddess of Katyuri kings lies around 85 KMs from Ranikhet. The surrounding forests and the Himalayan views from this hill ridge are worth remembering.<br /><br /><h3>Almora Photos:</h3><br /><h2>Almora Hill Station - Uttarakhand - Hill Stations in India</h2>


Khajjiar - Himachal Pradesh
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1oBSazD3I/AAAAAAAABuI/WH4pwKo6-hU/s1600/Khajjiar.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Khajjiar-Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1oBSazD3I/AAAAAAAABuI/WH4pwKo6-hU/s320/Khajjiar.jpg" width="320" /></a><b>Khajjiar</b> is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India, located at an approximate of 24 km from Dalhousie.<br /><br />Khajjiar sits on a small plateau with a small stream-fed lake in the middle that has been covered over with weeds. The hill station is surrounded by green meadows and dense forests. It is about 6500 ft. (1981m) above sea level in the foothills of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Western Himalayas and snowy peaks can be seen in the distance.<br /><br />Khajjiar is often called the <b>Mini Switzerland</b> of <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Himachal Pradesh</a> and was officially baptized thus by the Swiss Ambassador on July 7, 1992. It has a rare combination of three ecosystems: lake, pasture and forest, all in one place.<br /><br /><h3>Khajjiar Photos:</h3><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1ofZ02zAI/AAAAAAAABuQ/FIVawAX6sIg/s1600/Khajjiar01.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Khajjiar-Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1ofZ02zAI/AAAAAAAABuQ/FIVawAX6sIg/s320/Khajjiar01.jpg" title="Khajjiar-Himachal Pradesh" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1opOYZfRI/AAAAAAAABuY/YY8ZXg_oLRI/s1600/Khajjiar02.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Khajjiar" border="0" height="214" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1opOYZfRI/AAAAAAAABuY/YY8ZXg_oLRI/s320/Khajjiar02.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1oxh9KlrI/AAAAAAAABug/bgyjEiTcwgQ/s1600/Khajjiar03.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Khajjiar" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1oxh9KlrI/AAAAAAAABug/bgyjEiTcwgQ/s320/Khajjiar03.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><h2><a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/p/khajjiar.html" target="_blank">Khajjiar Himachal Pradesh</a> - Hill Stations in India - <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">India Tourism</a></h2></div>


Dalhousie - Himachal Pradesh
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1jQd4VOKI/AAAAAAAABts/ne-pRPvHBJ0/s1600/dalhousie.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Dalhousie - Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1jQd4VOKI/AAAAAAAABts/ne-pRPvHBJ0/s320/dalhousie.jpg" width="320" /></a><b>Dalhousie</b> is located at 485 km away from Delhi. It is popular tourist spot in Chamba. Dalhousie is famous for its climate. Heavy woolen clothes are reqired in winter in Dalhousie when temperature can drop to freezing point. <br /><br />Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats.<br /><br />It is built on and around five hills. Located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas, it is surrounded by the beautiful scenery of snow-capped peaks. Dalhousie is situated between 6,000 and 9,000 feet above sea level. The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September. Scottish and Victorian architecture is prevalent in the bungalows and churches in the town.<br /><br />Dalhousie is a gateway to the ancient Chamba Hill State, now Chamba District of the state of Himachal Pradesh of India. This hill region is a repository of ancient Hindu culture, art, temples, and handicrafts preserved under the longest-running single dynasty since the mid-6th century. Chamba is the hub of this culture. Bharmour, the ancient capital of this kingdom, is home to the Gaddi and Gujjar tribes and has 84 ancient temples dating from the 7th–10th century AD.<br /><br /><h3>Places To Visit in Dalhousie:</h3><br /><h4>CHURCHES</h4>There are four beautiful churches in <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/2011/08/dalhousie-himachal-pradesh-dalhousie.html" target="_blank">Dalhousie</a>. These are St. Andrew's Church and St. Patrick's Church at Balun, St. Francis church at Subhash Chowk and St.John's Church at Gandhi Chowk.<br /><br /><h4>SUBHASH BAOLI (1 km)</h4>It was at this enchanting spot surrounded by majestic trees, that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose spent time in 1937, contemplating and meditating.<br /><br /><h4>PANCHPULA (3 km)</h4>This is a picturesque spot where a stream feed a series of pools. A monument has been built here in memory of the freedom fighter, Sardar Ajit Singh.<br /><br /><h4>KALATOP (10 km)</h4>This wild life sanctuary is a home to the 'ghoral' and Himalayan black bear.<br /><br /><h3>Best Period to Visit Dalhousie:</h3>The best time to visit is in the summer, and the peak tourist season is from May to September.<br /><br /><h3>Dalhousie Photos:</h3><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1ktrK0ouI/AAAAAAAABt4/tTSafbKMcw8/s1600/dalhousie01.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Dalhousie - Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1ktrK0ouI/AAAAAAAABt4/tTSafbKMcw8/s320/dalhousie01.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1lEJowoTI/AAAAAAAABuA/dpWTCbFOZqo/s1600/dalhousie02.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Dalhousie - Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TS1lEJowoTI/AAAAAAAABuA/dpWTCbFOZqo/s320/dalhousie02.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><h2><a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/p/dalhousie.html" target="_blank">Dalhousie Himachal Pradesh</a> -Dalhousie Hill Station - <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Himachal Pradesh</a> - Hill Stations In India</h2></div>


Shimla Hill Station - Himachal Pradesh
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxK-n5H9vI/AAAAAAAABs8/nQsGJ9q0XVY/s1600/beautifulviewofshimla.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Shimla - Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxK-n5H9vI/AAAAAAAABs8/nQsGJ9q0XVY/s320/beautifulviewofshimla.jpg" width="320" /></a><b>Shimla</b> is capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the best hill stations in India. It is very popular destination for honeymoon. Located approximately 115 km away from Chandigarh &amp; 365 km from New Delhi. It is a popular tourist destination. It is also known as <b>"Queen of Hills"</b>. The Name shimla derives from Goddess Shyamala. We can experience snowfall during winter. This lovely hill station was 'discovered' by the British who immediately fell in love with this place. Infact, they went to the extent of declaring Shimla as their summer capital. <br /><br />Tourists in great numbers visit Shimla all throughout the year. A place gifted with an abundance of natural beauty, the landscape of Shimla is known for its great diversity. <br /><br /><h3>Best Period To Visit Shimla:</h3>April To August &amp; December To January<br /><br /><h3>Places To Visit in Shimla:</h3><br /><h4>Christ Church &amp; St. Michael's Cathedral</h4>Situated on the Ridge, Christ Church is the second oldest church in Northern India. It has a very majestic appearance and inside there are stained glass windows which represent faith, hope, charity, fortitude, patience and humility. Christ Church is a place all visitors should spend some time in.<br /><br /><h4>Jakhoo Temple</h4>2 km from Shimla, at a height of 8000 ft, Jakhu Hill is the highest peak and offers a beautiful view of the town and of the snow-covered Himalayas. At the top of the Hill, is an old temple of Lord Hanuman, which is also the home of countless playful monkeys waiting to be fed by all visitors.<br /><br /><h4>The Mall</h4>The Mall is the main shopping street of Shimla. It also has many restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, Post Offices and tourist offices. The Gaiety Theatre is also situated there. People walk up and down the Mall slowly, stopping to gossip, as it is the main meeting place for everyone. The Ridge and Scandal point are the two main meeting points at the Mall. The mall is dotted with many eating places .The most famous among them is Trishul bakery which is known for its pastries.<br /><br /><h4>Shimla State Museum</h4>The Museum, which was opened in 1974, has tried to protect hill-out and the cultural wealth of the state. There is a collection of miniature Pahari paintings, sculptures, bronzes wood-carvings and also costumes, textiles and jewellery of the region.<br /><br /><h4>Summer Hill</h4>Situated at a distance of 5 km from the Ridge is the lovely township of Summer Hill at a height of 6,500 ft on the Shimla-Kalka railway line. Mahatma Gandhi lived in these quiet surroundings during his visits to Shimla. Himachal Pradesh University is situated here.<br /><br /><h4>Tara Devi</h4>11 km from the Shimla bus-stand. Tara Devi hill has a temple dedicated to the goddess of stars on top of the hill. There is a military Dairy Town here as well as the headquarters of Bharat Scouts and Guides.<br /><br /><h4>Kufri</h4>16 km from Shimla at a height of 8,600 ft, Kufri is the winter sports capital and also has a small zoo.<br /><br /><h4>Shimla Photos:</h4><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxKpEOFX3I/AAAAAAAABs0/9ZPTIV8TzcI/s1600/shimlacity.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Shimla City" border="0" height="213" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxKpEOFX3I/AAAAAAAABs0/9ZPTIV8TzcI/s320/shimlacity.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxMDtlaonI/AAAAAAAABtE/dIHiN_pslwQ/s1600/Christchurchshimla.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Christ Church - shimla" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxMDtlaonI/AAAAAAAABtE/dIHiN_pslwQ/s320/Christchurchshimla.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxMU-GvmxI/AAAAAAAABtM/-b0g-9t8gNI/s1600/shimla.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Shimla - Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxMU-GvmxI/AAAAAAAABtM/-b0g-9t8gNI/s320/shimla.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxMkXLoUmI/AAAAAAAABtU/4fCqi11qPZw/s1600/Shimlaboundtrain.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Shimla Bound Train" border="0" height="235" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxMkXLoUmI/AAAAAAAABtU/4fCqi11qPZw/s320/Shimlaboundtrain.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxNB7K3wkI/AAAAAAAABtc/ay9y2A-nhkY/s1600/kufri.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Kufri Near Shimla" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxNB7K3wkI/AAAAAAAABtc/ay9y2A-nhkY/s320/kufri.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxNTF-vX0I/AAAAAAAABtk/JRZCtlK0h1A/s1600/snowfallatkufri.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Snow Fall at Kufri" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSxNTF-vX0I/AAAAAAAABtk/JRZCtlK0h1A/s320/snowfallatkufri.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><h2><a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/2011/08/shimla-tourism-shimla-photos-shimla-map.html" target="_blank">Shimla Hill Station</a> - <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/p/shimla-himachal-pradesh.html">Shimla Himachal Pradesh</a> - Hill Stations in India</h2></div>


Kullu Manali Himachal Pradesh
<div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" trbidi="on"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrUJnkL49I/AAAAAAAABq0/TFoP87MPT3I/s1600/kullu.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Kullu - Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrUJnkL49I/AAAAAAAABq0/TFoP87MPT3I/s320/kullu.jpg" width="320" /></a>The valley of gods, as the Kullu valley has come to be known, is perhaps the most delightful region in the western Himalayas. Kullu is one of the most famous hill stations in india.The valley spreads out its charm on either side of the upper reaches of the river Beas. Running north to south, the main river. The valley is only 80 km long and 2 km at its broadest, yet a fairly wide area is open to the visitors to enjoy the spectacle of variegated mountain scenery. It is also one of the most popular honeymoon destination among the Indian people.<br /><br />In the spring Kullu is at its most colorful with pink blossoms and white flowers while the higher slopes are aglow with gorgeous rhododendrons. With autumn, clear blue skies return and fields and forests alike show wonderful tints of crimson and ochre. By December, there is no greenery except the majestic pines and cedars in the forests. In winter the hillsides are flanked in white.<br /><br />Situated on the banks of the Beas, Kullu, the headquarters of the district, serves as a nerve center of the valley and is the starting place for a number of treks. The deodar-fringed grassy huge maidan called Dhalpur, is a stage for many colorful fairs.<br /><br /><h3>Best Period to Visit Kullu:</h3>March to April; September to November<br /><br /><h3>Places To Visit in Kullu</h3><br />Main places to visit in kullu are Raghunathji Temple, Bijli Mahadev, Kasol. <br /><br /><h4>Raghunathji Temple</h4>The chief tourist interest of Kullu is the Raghunath Temple that worships Lord Ram, who is believed as one of the most important deities in the Hindu mythology and is the patron deity amongst the residents of Kullu valley. It was erected in the year 1660 by Raja Jagat Singh, the one-time ruler of Kullu, basically to make amends for his sins. He got an idol of Lord Ram from Ayodhya and founded it in this temple.<br /><br /><h4>Bijli Mahadev</h4>The Bijli Mahadev Temple is placed on a spur at an elevation of 2460 meters. As the name suggests, the temple is frequently struck by lightning. There is a 20 meter high staff projecting out of the shrine, which is said to catch lightening from the skies and destroy them below the Shivlingam (the symbol of Lord Shiva). Bijli Mahadev, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, is located across the river Beas, at some ten kilometers distance from Kullu. The temple offers a panoramic view of the Kullu valley and is worth visiting.<br /><br /><h4>Kasol</h4>An open glade by the banks of the river Parvati. Clean white sand separates the lush green grass from the waters. A good spot for trout. <a href="http://himachalpradeshtourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Himachal Tourism</a> has a Tourist Hut here.<br /><br /><h4>Jagannathi Devi Temple</h4><br />At a distance of 3 km from Kullu is located the Jagannathi Devi Temple or the Bekhli temple in the village of Bekhli. Although it is a precipitous 1½ hour gradient leading to the temple, it provides an amazing view of Kullu which is worth the ascent.<br /><br /><h3>Fishing and Adventure</h3>The Kullu valley has numerous places for trout fishing. These include Katrain, Raison, Kasol and Naggar, then along the river Tirthan near Larji, in the Sainj Valley and in the Hurla khud.<br /><br />The valley is the nucleus of several trek routes. Some major ones are over the Chanderkhani Pass to Malana, over the Jalori Pass or Bashleo Pass to Shimla, and over the Pin Parvati Pass to Sarahan.<br /><br />White water rafting is popular adventure sport on the Beas river.<br /><br /><h3>Manali - Himachal Pradesh</h3><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrvOJiVcCI/AAAAAAAABsU/zR7cAMYA0qM/s1600/manali.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img alt="Manali - Himachal Pradesh" border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrvOJiVcCI/AAAAAAAABsU/zR7cAMYA0qM/s320/manali.jpg" width="320" /></a><b>Manali</b> is situated 40 kms away from kullu &amp; 250 kms from Shimla. It is also called Switzerland Of India. It is also popular honeymoon destination. It is famous for adventure sports like skiing, hiking, mountaineering, paragliding, rafting, trekking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Manali's cool atmosphere provides a contrast to hot Indian summers.<br /><br />Manali is known for its shiny gompas or Buddhist monasteries. With the highest concentration of Tibetan refugees in the entire Kullu valley, it is famous for its Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa, built in 1969. The monastery is maintained by donations from the local community and through the sale of hand-woven carpets in the temple workshop. The smaller and more modern Nyingmapa Buddhist Gompa stands nearer the bazaar, in a garden blooming with sunflowers.<br /><br />Manali is blessed with several gifts like a beautiful landscape, dense thick pine and deodar forests, ice-capped peaks, steep cliffs, rolling valleys, adventure and mystery and lush meadows of wild flowers and fragrant fruit orchard in full bloom. Besides, the Beas river with clear water meanders through the town, making Manali truly a paradise on earth for any traveller. <br /><br /><h3>Best Period to Visit Manali:</h3>March to April; September to November<br /><br /><h3>Places To Visit in Manali</h3><br />Main places to see in manali are Kothi, Solang Valley, Rahla Falls, Manali Sanctuary, Hadimba Temple, Naggar Fort, Rohtang Pass.<br /><br /><h4>Kothi</h4>It is a pretty little village, 12 km from Manali on the Keylong road. There are very fine views from Kothi, and the Beas river flows through a very deep and narrow gorge at this point. The well situated Public Works Department (PWD) Resthouse is a popular place for overnight stays.<br /><br /><h4>Solang Valley</h4>13 kms. is a splendid valley between Solang village and Beas Kund. <a href="http://solangvalleymanaliphotos.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Solang valley</a> offers the view of glaciers and snow capped mountains and peaks. It has fine ski slopes. The Mountaineering Institute has installed a ski lift for training purpose. Located here is a hut and guest house of the Mountaineering and Allied sports Institute, Manali. Now a few hotels have also come up. The winter skiing festival is organised here. Training in skiing is imparted at this place. <br /><br /><h4>Rahla Falls</h4>16 kms. on way to Rohtang pass. If one goes to Marhi on foot from Kothi from the old road, the sight of the falls is fascinating. It is a good picnic spot as well. <br /><br /><h4>Hadimba Temple</h4>One of Manali’s prime attractions, Hadimba Temple or Dhungri Temple has historic as well as archaeological significance. Undertake a walk from the Manali Tourist office to 2 km north-west of Dhungri hill where Hadimba Temple stands under cover of Deodar forests. You can also reach this temple by cars or taxis that ply along the Bipasha and bring you at the temple gate. <br /><br /><h4>Naggar Fort</h4>Naggar Fort, south of Manali is a reminder from the Pala Empire. Made from rocks, stones, and elaborate wood carvings, it is an ensemble of the rich and elegant art works of Himachal. The castle was later converted to a hotel and is currently under Himachal Tourism<br /><br /><h4>Rohtang Pass</h4>(3979 m): Rohtang pass is 51kms. from Manali on highway to Keylong/Leh. It offers a panorama and spectacular mountain view. The pass is open from June to October each year although trekkers can cross it earlier. It is a gateway to Lahaul Spiti, Pangi and Leh valley just as Zojila pass is a gatway to Ladakh. There are a beautiful sight of glaciers, peaks and Chandra river flows down in the Lahaul valley. Slightly to the left are the twin peaks of the Geypan. During summer(mid June to October) regular buses ply between Manali-Keylong/Darcha, Udaipur, Spiti and Leh. <br /><br /><h3>Kullu Manali Photos:</h3><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrV8PUdSKI/AAAAAAAABq8/rpRU-9pCHqk/s1600/beasriver.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Beas River" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrV8PUdSKI/AAAAAAAABq8/rpRU-9pCHqk/s320/beasriver.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrWR-Lm1OI/AAAAAAAABrE/2LjQaS5WWac/s1600/beasriver01.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Nice View of Beas River" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrWR-Lm1OI/AAAAAAAABrE/2LjQaS5WWac/s320/beasriver01.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrWjBjwHUI/AAAAAAAABrM/Sr5kF8RpZrw/s1600/beasriver02.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Beauty of Beas River" border="0" height="222" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrWjBjwHUI/AAAAAAAABrM/Sr5kF8RpZrw/s320/beasriver02.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrZgYVHmQI/AAAAAAAABrU/CpDgIn4Dpi8/s1600/rohtangpass.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Rohtang Pass - Manali" border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrZgYVHmQI/AAAAAAAABrU/CpDgIn4Dpi8/s320/rohtangpass.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrZy8fyMWI/AAAAAAAABrc/WoMiX2ZzQTE/s1600/rohtangpass01.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="View of Rohtang Pass - Manali" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrZy8fyMWI/AAAAAAAABrc/WoMiX2ZzQTE/s320/rohtangpass01.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrZ_K72zSI/AAAAAAAABrk/rSMHe62NfnE/s1600/rohtangpass02.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Beautiful Rohtang Pass - Manali" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrZ_K72zSI/AAAAAAAABrk/rSMHe62NfnE/s320/rohtangpass02.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSraR89T96I/AAAAAAAABrs/IX6eGbr_q4g/s1600/rohtangpass03.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Beauty of Rohtang Pass - Manali" border="0" height="254" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSraR89T96I/AAAAAAAABrs/IX6eGbr_q4g/s320/rohtangpass03.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrcj0JTiFI/AAAAAAAABr0/MvVi1Nz4AFI/s1600/solangvalley.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Solang Valley - Manali" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrcj0JTiFI/AAAAAAAABr0/MvVi1Nz4AFI/s320/solangvalley.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrc0A_5axI/AAAAAAAABr8/Ph3AicV1dEw/s1600/solangvalley01.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Beautiful Solang Valley - Manali" border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrc0A_5axI/AAAAAAAABr8/Ph3AicV1dEw/s320/solangvalley01.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrdNZTV3MI/AAAAAAAABsE/wqNwqZTBfj8/s1600/solangvalley02.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Nice Solang Valley - Manali" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrdNZTV3MI/AAAAAAAABsE/wqNwqZTBfj8/s320/solangvalley02.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrvnH2aruI/AAAAAAAABsc/vHGMUcaxe4s/s1600/manali01.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Manali" border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrvnH2aruI/AAAAAAAABsc/vHGMUcaxe4s/s320/manali01.jpg" width="320" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrwZ0u75-I/AAAAAAAABsk/L6P4B9FnUpw/s1600/rahalafalls.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Rahala Falls" border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrwZ0u75-I/AAAAAAAABsk/L6P4B9FnUpw/s320/rahalafalls.jpg" width="240" /></a><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrwh2P7KGI/AAAAAAAABss/CGYbESqPJOg/s1600/rahalafalls01.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img alt="Rahala Falls - Manali" border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Qtt0T4iTxQk/TSrwh2P7KGI/AAAAAAAABss/CGYbESqPJOg/s320/rahalafalls01.jpg" width="240" /></a><br /><br /><h2>Kullu - <a href="http://manalitourisms.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Manali</a> - Himachal Pradesh - Hill Stations In India - <a href="http://indiatourismtravel.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Tourist Places in India</a></h2></div>



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