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Temples in Himachal: Electrifying Bijli Mahadev Temple

The name “Bijli” comes from an incident that only occurs in the region once a decade. The temple is hit with a lightning strike almost every ten years. The last time it was stricken, the Shiv Linga broke into pieces that were completely mended by the priest of the temple. The priest applied butter and flour of some kind of pulses, which is commonly known as ‘Sattu’ to the pieces and pieced them back together.

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Traditional Food in Himachal Pradesh

Nestled at the feet of the great Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is a place of beauty beyond imagination. The scenic views and abundant flora and fauna of this place are sure to remain in your fondest memories for years to come.

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Traditional Things of Himachal Pradesh: Lugdi

The rice needs to be soaked in water for at least 12-16 hours to make it soft. The Relationship of Rice Beer with the Himachalis The ancient wine made from rice called Bua is very popular in Himachal Pradesh. A customised version of this wine was then made by mixing it with the rice spirit called Tur which in turn gave rise to the delicious concoction known as Lugdi or Roti.

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Picnic Spot in Palampur: Neugal Khad

Himachal Pradesh is one of the most marvellous and nature-rich regions in the world. Situated in the northern Indian state is a quiet hilly town in the Kangra valley. Located around 40 kilometres from the Kangra Airport, 35 kilometres from Kangra, 38 kilometres from Dharamshala and about 115 kilometres from Pathankot, Palampur is well connected by road.

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Spiritual places in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh

The beautiful Laxmi Narayan Temple is situated in the serene Chamba of Himachal Pradesh. The Lakshmi Narayan Temple was built by Sahil Verma in the 10th century. The Laxmi Narayan Temple is the largest and the oldest temple in Chamba. The Laxmi Narayan Temple has been built in the Shikhara style. There is a group of six stone Shikhara temples that comprise this religious site. 

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Dhauladhar National Park

The incredibly beautiful Dhauladhar National Park is situated in the Gopalpur village, in the Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, India. The park has been named after the village and is also called as Gopalpur National park or the Gopalpur Zoo.It is surrounded by the magnificent and powerful Dhauladhar Range of mighty Himalayas.

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History of Dharamshala

Situated in the Western Himalayas, the ‘Land of Snow’ is proof that heaven does exist on Planet Earth. With some of the most beautiful hill stations, enchanting villages, snow-clad mountains and lush green landscapes and valleys, it’s among India’s most popular tourist destinations.

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Travel to Himachal With Updated Covid Guidelines

Situated in the Western Himalayas, the ‘Land of Snow’ is proof that heaven does exist on Planet Earth. With some of the most beautiful hill stations, enchanting villages, snow-clad mountains and lush green landscapes and valleys, it’s among India’s most popular tourist destinations.

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Barog Railway Station

Explore Himachal: Barog Hill Station

Just imagine, you have decided to tour Himachal Pradesh, booked your transport and booked your room at a resort in Himachal, have also picked a few activities you would like to do and places you would like to explore. But you would not want to only visit the obvious places that tourists always go to, would you?

Well, let us help you explore the real Himachal Pradesh, here focusing on a quaint village around 60 kilometres from Chandigarh that is not just known for its views like every other town in the region but a lot more.

Chameli Niwas, Andretta

Andretta: Artist Colony of Himachal Pradesh

Andretta, the artist colony of Himachal: An absolute must-visit place in Himachal Pradesh for artists and art enthusiasts. Visit the mud house of Norah Richards, explore the pottery scene, and learn much about art of Himachal Pradesh.

Tea picking in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Things to Do That Resorts in Himachal Pradesh Provide: Tea Gardens

The state of Himachal Pradesh situated in the Western Himalayas is home to beautiful snowy mountains, rivers, and sublime tea estates. One has to visit tea plantations to experience the true serene nature of Himachal Pradesh. Several resorts in Himachal Pradesh are based in these tea gardens and a few days strolling through these green fields can refresh any person.  

Baba Balak Nath Temple in Himachal Pradesh.

Exploring The Ancient Temples of Himachal

Baba Balak Nath Temple in Himachal Pradesh - An ancient Temple and caves located in the Dhaulagiri range of the Himachal and is situated in the village Chakmoh near Kasauli, this temple is an enchanting site for pilgrims. This temple is thronged by tourists during the Navratri when the devotees travel miles to worship the Babaji. 

A Himalayan Bulbul bird perching on a bamboo shoot in the Himalayas.

Top Bird Watching Sites in Himachal Pradesh

Surrounded by many high-altitude mountains and brimming with lakes and rivers, Himachal Pradesh enjoys a varied topography which makes the region rich in flora and fauna. The dense forest cover here is a mix of tropical to coniferous, providing a perfect home to myriad migratory and rare birds.

The entry gate to the Atal Tunnel, Himachal Pradesh, the largest tunnel in the world.

The Atal Tunnel of Himachal Pradesh - The World’s Largest Tunnel

Parasailing in Bir Billing is an extremely fun and adventurous activity for tourists and adventure junkies alike. Bir Billing is proudly known as the 'Paragliding capital of India'. This small town in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh is considered to be the best location in the country to enjoy the sport of paragliding or parasailing.