The warm hearted hospitality amidst snow drizzles and the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas mark the hill stations of North India.
While the Nanda Devi and the 800 years old Katarmal temple showcase the traditions of the hills, the colourful fairs of Jageshwar and Kasar Devi are reflections of simple yet beautiful lifestyle. While the Govind Ballabh Pant museum is a treasure house of Apen folk paintings, the cave paintings of Phulaseema exhibit the daily chores, dancing human beings, animals and reptiles of the Stone Age.
The pine trees of Simtola or the first rays of the sun over the snow capped Himalayas at the Bright End Corner are emblems of the breathtaking beauty of Almora. Trekking, bird watching, shopping the fur offer Angora clothes are other must do activities here.
Whilethe Naina Devi temple is considered to be the most sacred place at Nainital, the St. John Church in the Wilderness is an example of Neo-Gothic style of architecture with stained Belgian glass windows. Naini Lake, at the heart of Nainital is an ideal picnic spot with its picturesque location and boating facilities.
Witness the sun set behind the mountains, spreading its soft glow over the river here. Naina Peak, at 2615 metres is the highest point in Nainital, offering an awestrucking view of Nainital valley, while the Tiffin Top offers magical views of the snow cladded Himalayas. The Snow View PointBe at the Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo to view the endangered species of snow leopards, Himalayan bears and Tibetan wolves, while the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is home to 240 species of avian life.
While the Shikara temples of Chamba Valley exhibit astonishing stone architecture, the Brajeswari temple narrates the glorious tales of Princess Chamba through colourful paintings.
Visit the Bhuri Singh Museum for classic miniature paintings and murals of Rang Mahal. The Lama Dal is enchanting and sacred, while the Pangi Valley, nestled between the Pir Panjal and the Zanskar Range is the best place to spend some time just by yourself. Boost your adrenaline with water sports at the Chamera Lake or enjoy picnic with your loved ones near the Katasan Devi temple. The Ghadasaru Lake is another amazing creation of nature with its blue waters.
Experience a natural bliss with a dip into the holy waters of Jogini Falls or be at the Gauri Shankar temple to feel the tranquillity of nature. Fall in love with nature at the deodar jungles, apple orchards and snow capped mountains of Kullu Valley while the snow blanket of Khoksar fulfils your purpose to be at here.
Step in the dense forest of deodar, maple, fir, walnut and willow trees of Manali wildlife sanctuary, to witness curious herds of musk deer and ibexes, brown bears and snow leopards. The sweet chirps of monal, tree creepers, snow pigeon, kokla and kingfishers break the tensed silence of the woods. If you love thrill, Manali gifts you with water sports, trekking, mountaineering and skiing opportunities.
A hill station amidst deserts, Mount Abu is a special creation of nature. The Dilawara styled marble Jain temples of Mount Abu is a Jain pilgrimage, while the Brahma Kumari Spiritual University spreads the message of peace and love worldwide. While interesting legends envelope the Achaleshwar Mahadeva temple, the Adha Devi temple is a treasure of adorable statues. The Nakki Lake and the coniferous trees is a spectacular sight at this barren land.
Hill stations of North India hence welcome you in a world of sublime beauty, where you will love to stay forever.