Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chandratal lake "The Moon Lake" of India.

Chandratal lake is also knwn as moon lake and is situated in spiti valley.Chandratal lake is 6km away from the Kunzum Pass.Chandra Tal Lake is situated at a height of 4300 m from the sea level. Chandratal lake has a circumference of 2.5 km,colour the lake is deep blue which is source of chandra river.By seeing this lake you can find out how beautiful the nature is. This lake is surrounded by the large himalya mountains and this place looks like a cold desert.In the surrounding hills are treeless.

You can find here a large no. of the tourist not only from India but from the Europe as well.The route to Chandratal is jeepable all the way till the lake and its not that much good, so you need a expert driver and your vehicle must have all type of necessary equipments.You can reach chandratal lake via Manali-Sethan-Hampta Pass- Chhatru-Chandratal-Tokpoyongma-baralacha la.Best time to visit this place is from June to September and during these months you can find shepherds with their herds of sheep, goats at Chandra pastures.

In this deep blue lake, you see the shadow of the show covered mountains, which all give shade similar to the moon.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Khajjiar " Mini Switzerland" of the India.

Khajjiar is known as mini Switzerland of the india for its natural beauty. It is one the most beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh. khajjiar is nature paradise on earth.Kajjhiyar is situated in chamba district and is only 25 km away from the chamba. Chamba district is situated on the bank of Ravi river.Chamba is the one of the oldest town in india and having remarkable history.Chamba is known for its splendid Mugal,Hindu architecture and heritage.

Khajjiar is situated at altitude of 6,600 ft fron the sea level and nested in the mountain ranges of western Himalayas.Khajjiar is well connected by roads and train track.From the Delhi its around 590 km away and you can get the buses and taxis from Delhi & Chandigarh to Chamba. Nearest railway station is at Patankoat which is 120 km away from here. You can also come here by air, nearest airport is at Gagal in kangra and is at distance of 170km.From all these places you can get the buses and taxis easily.

The Khajjiar has exquisite glade of circumference of about 5 km.Khajjiar is surrounded by dense cedar (Deodar) forest, which make this place more beautiful.Also you can see beautiful natural lake in Khajjiar. You can find the 12th century temple dedicted to dev khajji nag and after name this place is called Khajjiar.Inside the temple you can see the marvelous architecture on the woods.For tourist attraction there are more thing at khajjiar. You can do the horse riding here and can fly in hot air balloon.

Best time to visit this place is from March to June. If you have planned to visit Himachal don't ever miss this nature heaven.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Trekking to Bijli Mahadev

Bijli Mahadev is the one of the oldest temple in himachal pradesh. It is situated in kullu district which is one of the most exotic tourist place in world map. Kullu valley is known as the nature paradise on the earth and in the himachal it is also known as silver valley. Kullu valley is full of apple, pine trees.Kullu is most attracted tourism hub in India.Well known tourist place manali is also in kullu.

You can reach the kullu by bus or your personal vehicle from Chandigarh and Delhi. kullu is 576 km away from the Delhi. You can also come here by air and nearest airport is bhunter.The best time to visit the temple is from March to October.

Bijli Mahdav is temple dedicated to lord Shiva.The temple is situated in the top of the hill. Bijli Mahadev is 10 km away from the kullu across the Beas river.Bijli Mahadev temple is an altitude of 2460 meter i.e. almost 8000 feet from the see level.If you like the trekking then you will enjoy it in full way. You can reach the Bijli Mahadev by 10 km mountain trekking which is little bit tough but more enjoyable. You can see the snow covered Himalaya and deep forests among the way.

From Bijli Mahadev you can see the whole kullu valley.The bijli mahadev temple is thousand year old temple. The architecture of the temple is classical and well crafted. The most attracting features of the temple is its 60 foot high staff on the top of the temple. and thus shine like a needle in the sun.It says that every year the lighting falls on the shivalinga and thus shivalinga break down into small pieces.It is believed that lord Shiva observes the all the energy discharged from the atmosphere and saves the word. The priests of the temple then collect the all shattered pieces of the shivalinga and build shivlinga again with the help of butter and satto. This cycle happens every year so this temple called Bijli Mahadev.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Himachal Tourism: Prashar lake

Prashar lake is the one of the most beautiful lake in Himachal Pradesh. If you have planned to see the himachal hills places,Prashar lake will be righ place for you.Prashar lake is situated at the height of 2730 meters (approximately 9000 feet) above see level. Prashar lake is high altitude lake and it is situated in Mandi district. Prashar lake is 42 km away from Mandi district and you can reach there by any maxi cab or your personal vehicle.From the place drang you can take turn to Prashar lake.

You can take a volvo or ac bus from Chandigarh ISBT to Mandi and from Mandi you can start your journey to prashar lake by your own personal vehicle or can hired cabs. You can stay there at night in the pwd guest house.In the surrounding of the lake you can find the pine trees forests and can views the Himalayas.

By reaching this place you can see the nature more closely, a calm and peaceful place. You can even hear the sound of the wind here.Near this lake there is a three-tired pogada like temple. This temple is dedicated to Dev Prashar.Best time to visit this place is from March to October.