It is one of the most popular and most visited hill stations in the Indian sub continent. Situated along the Beas River, Manali is nestled in the Himalayas. Sitting at a height of approximately 6500ft, this hill station has a population of close to 20000. Manali is also the favorable stop for people traveling to Rohtang Pass and Ladakh.
This hill station gets its name from the lawgiver Manu and the word Manali means “The Abode Of Manu”. There is a temple in the old Manali area devoted to sage Manu. Manali is sometimes also referred to as the Valley of Gods.
Located in the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla is buzzing with tourists round the year. It makes for a perfect destination for those who want to experience awe-inspiring interiors of the state.
The area is named after Hindu Goddess Kali’s incarnation ‘Shyamla Devi’. Simla, as it was known during the colonial rule was also the summer capital of the British. Earlier it was capital for the state of Punjab but later became the capital of Himachal Pradesh in 1971.
A hill station well known for its scenic grandeur, Dalhousie is situated on five hills. Nestled between snow-capped mountains, it is situated at a height close to 2000m.
The Hill station gets its name from Lord Dalhousie, the erstwhile British Governor general; he was the one who had established Dalhousie as his summer retreat.
Srinagar is one of the largest cities of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The city is residing along the banks of Jhelum River and is also home to gardens, houseboats and dry fruits. Srinagar is the summer capital of the state and sometimes referred to as ‘Venice of the East’.
Initially Mughals ruled the kingdom but after the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, Pashtun infiltration increased and Maharaja Ranjit Singh of Punjab annexed a major part of Srinagar in 1814.
On 26th October 1947 instrument of accession was signed between Gulab Singh and the Government of India, official making the erstwhile kingdom a part of India.
The history of the city runs back to the late 18th century when Maharaja of Patiala was banished from entering the erstwhile summer capital, Shimla. It is then that he resolved to make Chail as his own summer retreat.