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Himachal Tour Packages


Tour : Enchanting Himachal

Itinerary:
Delhi-Manali-Kullu-Shim -Chandrigarh- Delhi
Duration: 06 Nights/ 07 Days


Tour : Himachal Fantasy Tour

Itinerary: Delhi - Amritsar - Dharamshala -Manali -Kullu -Shimla - Chandigarh- Delhi
Duration: 10 Nights/ 11 Days


Tour : Hill & Valley Tour

Itinerary: Delhi - Chandigarh- Dharamsala -Shimla -Manali- Delhi
Duration: 07 Nights/ 08 Days


Tour : Kangra Valley Tour

Itinerary: Delhi - Palampur - Khajjiar / Dalhousie - Dharamshala - Chandigarh
Duration: 06 Nights/ 07 Days

Tour : Manali Shimla &  Dharamsala

Itinerary: Delhi-Shimla- Manali - Manikaram-Kullu-Mcleodganj - Dharamsala-Pathankot
Duration: 8 Nights/ 9 Days

Tour : Manali Kullu & Shimla Tour

Itinerary: Delhi-Manali-Manikaram-Kullu-Shimla-Delhi
Duration: 6 Nights/ 7 Days


Tour : Complete Himachal Tour

Itinerary:
Delhi - Shimla - Manali - Manikaram - Kullu - Mcleodganj - Dalhouise - Delhi
Duration: 12 Nights/ 13 Days

Tour : Sangla Valley Tour

Itinerary: Delhi -Hathipaon -Mori -Rampur -Sangla -Thanedar -Delhi
Duration: 10 Nights/ 11 Days

Tour : Himalayan Wonder

Itinerary:
Delhi - Leh - Kargil - Ringdon - Padum - Mune - Dortzon - Purne - Thable - gomborajan - Lakong - Chuminakpo - Zanskar Sumdo - Palamu - Darcha - Manali - Nalgarh.
Duration: 23 Nights/ 24 Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I About Himachal I Lakes of Himachal I Fair & Festival I Adventure & Sports  I


Lakes of Himachal Pradesh


A visible part of Himachalís map is coloured blue and well over one percent of its mass is under some form of water lakes and rivers and glaciers. Of the lakes, some are natural bequests that date back millions of yers to the time when the region was a vast inland sea  and today thery are fed by strems of pure snow melt or by groundwater springs Practically without exception they are held sacred or at the very least have fascinating legends lapping ther crystal clear water. 

Other lakes are far more recent and are manmade reservories many are sources of the rivers that starts as tinystrems and migratory birds and a host of aquatic life. 

These water bodies have also opened a tremendous range of activity and adventure that includes boating swimming canoeing water skiing kayaking sailing surfing and fishing.

RENUKA LAKE 

LOCATION: Renuka lake (672 m) is connected by road and lies in Sirmour district. It is 123 k.m. from Parwanoo, 60 k.m. from Paonta Sahib and 37 k.m. from Nahan. With a circumference of 3214m, Renukaji is the largest natural lake in Himachal. Shaped like the profile of a reclining woman, this is regarded as the embodiment of the goddess Renuka. Near the lake's feet is another lake held sacred to her son, Parshurama. Both have temples built around them and the main temple to Renuka is regarded to have been built overnight in eighteen century. The lake lies in a long valley and surrounding slopes are covered with thick woods. Boating facility is available at the lake.




REWALSAR LAKE

LOCATION: At an altitude of 1360 m in district Mandi, 24 k.m. from Mandi town. It is square shaped with a shoreline of 735 m, this dark jewel rests on a mountain spur and is protected by a dense vegetation. The spot is held sacred by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists alike. Legend has it that the great teacher and 'Tatric'.Padmasambhava used his enormous power to take fight to Tibet from Rewalsar. Also known as Guru Rimpoche, it was under Padmasambhava's influence that Mahayana Buddhism took root in Tibet at Rewalsar, his spirit is said to reside in the tiny island of floating reed that drifts over the water. There are three Buddhist monasteries at Rewalsar. Rewalsar has three Hindu temples which are dedicated to Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva and to the sage Lomas. A small zoo is maintained near the lake. The lake of Kunt Bhyog (1750 m above sea level) lies above Rewalsar as do six other lakes of mythology. These are associated with the escape of 'Pandavs' from the burning palace of wax-an episode from the epic, Mahabharta.


KHAJJIAR LAKE 


LOCATION: At an altitude of 1900 metres in district Chamba, 16 k.m. from Dalhousue and 25 k.m. from Chamba. Fed by tiny streams,this small lake lies at in the centre of large Khajjiar glade. The glade and the lake are held sacred to Khajjinag- after whom the place is named. Khajjiar has thick forest of the Kalatope sanctury surrounding its soft green grass.


CHAMERA LAKE 

LOCATION: In district Chamba, this is the reservoir of the Chamera dam built over the river Ravi. Phase-I of the project generates 540 MW of electricity. Phase-II which is under way will add another 300 MW. The lake offers a variety of water sports.


DASHIR LAKE 

LOCATION: At an altitude of 4270 metres near the Rohtang pass that connects district Kullu andLahaul. Also known as Dashaur and Sarkund this attractive lake has a depth of 3 metres.


SERUVALSAR LAKE
 

LOCATION: At an altitude of 3100 metres in district Kullu 20 k.m. from Ani in the direction of the jalori pass. This lake has a picturesque setting amidst pine forest.
ACCOMODATION: Hotels and Rest houses at Kullu and Shoja.


PRASHAR LAKE 


LOCATION: PRASHARAt an altitude of 2730 metres in district Mandi, 40 k.m. from Mandi town. The deep blue water at this beautiful lake is held sacred to the sage Prashar. A three tiered Pagoda-like temple dedicated to the sage lies by the lake - 'rishi' Prashar is said to have meditated here. Its remarkable setting is enhanced by a frame of snow draped peaks visible from the lake's edge, the water of the river Sutlej flows due south. The lake side and the near by villages are sites of various festival held at different times of the year.


BHRIGU LAKE 

LOCATION: At an altitude of 4235 metres in district Kullu, this lies east of the Rohtang Pass and is about 6 k.m. from the village of Gulaba. The shores of this clear water lake are devoid of human habitation-yet it is visited regularly by the people of the area and is held sacred to 'rishi' Brighu. It also lies on several trek routes of the region.


MANIMAHESH LAKE

LOCATION: At an altitude of 4080 metres in district Chamba, 32 k.m. from Bharmaur. Held sacred to Lord Shiva this lake has in the Bundhil valley at the foot of Manimahesh ranges. The peaks of Manimahesh Kailash is regarded as one of the mythical abodes of Shiva. This is the venue of annual Manimahesh yatra.


NAKO LAKE 

LOCATION: At an altitude of 3662 metres in the pooh sub-division of district Kinnaur. The lake is surrounded by willow and poplar trees - the village seems to be half buried by the lake's borders. On the northern side, are four Buddhist temples with stucco image impressions ascribed to saint Padmasambhava.


SURAJ TAL LAKE 

LOCATION: At an altitude of 4950 metres below the summit of the Baralacha pass in the Lahaul division of district Lahaul and Spiti. The Baralacha connects Mandi and Lahaul to Ladakh and the lake which draws a considerable number of visitors - especially in summer - lies by its head. This is the source of river Bhaga.


CHANDRA TAL LAKE

LOCATION: At an altitude of 4300 metres and 6 k.m. from the Kunzum Pass in Lahaul & Spiti district that connects Spiti and Lahaul areas. Surrounded by snows and acres of scree, this deep blue-water lake has a circumference of 2.5 k.m. This is the source of the river Chandra. According to some believers, this is the spot from where the god Indra's chariot took the eldest Pandava brother, Yudhishtra to 'swarga' (heaven) in his mortal form.


GOBIND SAGAR 

LOCATION: This vast reservoir lies in the district of Bilaspur and Una.The town of Bilaspur is 83 k.m. from the railway station at Anandpur Sahib. The Gobind Sagar on river Sutlej, has been created by the huge hydel dam at Bhakra and is named in honour of Gobind Singh the Tenth Sikh guru. One of the world's highest gravity dams, the Bhakra rises 225.5 m above its lowest foundations. Under the supervision of the famous American dam-builder, Harvey Slocum, work began in 1955 and was completed in 1962. Incidentally, Slocum had no formal training as an engineer, but his conceptions and designs have proven successful. To maintain the level of water, the flow of river Beas was also channeled to Gobind Sagar by the Beas-Sutlej link which was completed in 1976. Today, this dam feeds electricity and water to a large area the Gobind Sagar reservoir is 90 k.m. long and encompasses an area of approximately 170 sqkm. There are provisions for water sports speed boats and ferry rides. In October and November, when the water level of the reservoir is at its peak, a series of regattas are also organizing by the department of Tourism and Civil Aviation. Water-skiing, sailing, kayaking and water scooter racing are popular water sports activities during this period.

DAL LAKE 

LOCATION: At an altitude of 1775 metres in district Kangra 11 k.m. from Dharamshala, surrounded by deodar trees, this is on the motor road to Talnu. Held sacred, this has a small shiva temple on its banks. The banks of the lake are enlivened during September by a fair attended-amongst other-by a large number of Gaddi folk


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