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Dharamsala is in the Kangra valley, in the hauladhar mountains, and became the capital of the Kangra District in 1852. The nearest railway connection to Dharamsala is Kangra. The nearest airport is Gaggal at Kangra which is just 15km from Dharamsala . The town is divided between Upper Dharamsala or McLeod Ganj and Lower Dharamsala (the commercial centre). Kangra Valley Dharamsala Himachal, Dharamsala ToursMcLeod Ganj, or Upper Dharamsala, is the residence of Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama. There is a small Anglican church, St. John of the Wilderness. Dharamsala has been connected with Hinduism and Buddhism for a long time, with many monasteries having been established there in the past, built by Tibetan immigrants in the 8th century. In 1848, the area was annexed by the British, and a year later, a military garrison was established in the town. Dharamsala eventually became the administrative capital of Kangra District in 1852. The town was virtually destroyed in a massive earthquake in 1905, which killed an estimated 20,000 people. After this, the British moved their summer headquarters to Shimla. When the Dalai Lama left Tibet, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru offered to permit him and his followers to establish a "government-in-exile" in Dharamsala in 1960. Since then, many Tibetan exiles have settled in the town. The town is sometimes known as "Little Lhasa", after the Tibetan capital city. Since 2002, Dharamsala has hosted a Miss Tibet beauty contest.

Kullu Manali Temple Tours Kullu
Kullu is located on the banks of the Beas River in the Kullu Valley. In the nearby Lug Valley.Kullu is the administrative capital with the offices of District Collector, the Superintendent of Police and the District courts. It is also the largest and the most varied constituency for the lower house of the parliament.

Manali is on the Beas River valley, is an important hill station in the Himalayan mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India, near the northern end of the Kullu Valley. The small town was the beginning of an ancient trade route to Ladakh and, from there, over the Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan in the Tarim Basin.The ancient cave temple, Hidimba Devi Temple, is just near to it.

Manikaran Gurudwara Shimla, pilgrimage tours Shimla, Manali Manikaran
Manikaran is located in a valley between two rivers, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kulu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m and is located about 45 kms from Kullu. Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. It has many temples and a gurudwara.

Solan is known as the "mushroom city of India" because of the mushroom centre situated at Chambaghat. The district is better known for the Mohan Meakin's brewery (reputed to be India's oldest brewery) and the famous Solan No. 1 whisky and Golden Eagle beer. Solan is located at 30.92 N 77.12 E. It has an average elevation of 1467 metres (4812 feet). The highest point is atop Mt. Karol from where the transmission tower at Kasauli is visible. Solan gets light snowfall in the winters.

Kasauli Tours Solan Himachal Kasauli
Kasauli is a small cantonment town in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The town is the home of the Kasauli Brewery, which is the highest brewery and distillery in the world. The cantonment was established in 1842 by the British colonial rulers as a hill station. Located 77 km from Shimla, 65 km from Chandigarh and 50 km from Panchkula, it still retains the old world charms and is a throwback to the past.

Kangra The Katoch rajas had a stronghold here, with a fort and rich temples. Mahmud of Ghazni took the fort in 1009 and from one of the temples carried off a vast treasure. In 1360 Kangra was again plundered, by Feroz Shah. The temple of Devi Bajreshri was one of the oldest and wealthiest in northern India. It was destroyed, together with the fort and the town, by an earthquake on the 4th of April 1905, when 1339 lives were lost in this place alone, and about 20,000 elsewhere. In 1855 the headquarters of the district were removed to the sanitarium of Dharamsala.

Kangra Tours Himachal India Mandi
Mandi or Mandav Nagar has more than 300 old and new temples. Because of large number of temple sand its location along River Beas Mandi is also known as Chhoti(Small) Kashi. Most of the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Kali. There are many classical temples which the Archaeological Survey of India has declared as 'protected monuments' due to there historical significance, the primary ones being Panchvaktra Temple, situated at the confluence of River Beas and Suketi khad. Ardhnareshwar Temple, which is one of the very few temples in India. Triloknath Temple located on the right bank of river Beas. Gurudwara Mandi has a grand historical honour of Guru Gobind Singh who spent some time in Mandi. The people and the ruler welcomed with great warmth and supported Guru in his war against Aurangzeb. Gurdwara is also known as Gurudwara PalangSahab, because Guru's Bed 'Palang' is still preserved here.

Chamba Town
Tourist Places in himachal, Hill Station Tours Kullu Manali india Chamba Town is situated on the banks of the river Ravi which is a tributary of the Trans-Himalayan river Indus. The hub of all activity in Chamba town is the Chaugan, a fine grassy sward, about half a mile long and eighty yards wide, and here is held the Minjar fair, every year, in the month of August. From Chamba one can approach Bharmour, famous for its temples and Manimahesh Kailash, a Hindu pilgrimage spot.

Dalhousie established in 1854 by the British Empire in India as a summer retreat for its troops and bureaucrats, the town was named after Lord Dalhousie who was the British Viceroy in India at that time. Dalhousie is built on and around five hills. It is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas.

Rohtang Pass Manali, kullu manali tours Rohtang Pass
Rohtang Pass 51 KM from Manali, is a high mountain pass that connects the Kullu Valley with the Lahul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh, It has become a summer holiday spot, all thanks to the rising popularity of Manali, and excellent roads maintained by Border Road Organization. Almost half of visitors to Manali yearns to visit Rohtang Pass.The pass is only open from June to September, has a well-deserved reputation for being very dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms.In fact in the local language, Rohtang literally means the "pile of corpses".
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