by Lewis bell
Himachal- a habitat of hippies, trout country, definitely worth driving around.
Dharamkot is a 10 min acclivious drive from Mcleodganj. The beautiful valley leading to Kangra offers a picturesque view from up here. It is inhabited by a lot of hippies. The best of the motorbikes bustle around the place. Nature lovers can amble among the rhododendron trees. Visit the Tibetan Children's Village which administers Tibetan foundlings and children whose parents had to return back to Tibet. Naddi is another nice visit as it offers scenic views. The area around the Dal lake is also quite absorbing. It is must-visit on your Himachal Pradesh course.
etymology of jogindernagar- borough of power companies
The aboriginal hamlet was called as SUKRAHATTI.It is one of the principal hill stations of the Himachal Pradesh named after Raja Joginder Singh. It is known to be the Trout Country and even has fine options for sightseeing. Situated at an elevation of 3310 ft. there are quite a number of mesmerising places to check out in and around Jogindernagar. In 1925. a hydel power scheme was brought in the making by Raja Joginder Singh- the king of Mandi and Col. B.C. Batty. A Haulage-way system was constructed to connect Shannon Power House and Barot. It was the only power house in northern India back then. The used water was taken through differing adits. However, the design of stage2 could not be accomplished. In 1970 at Bassi, another assemblage of turbines was put. The building of Uhl Stage III was begun at village Chulla.
BABA BALAKRUPI TEMPLE is an admirable temple to visit. You can choose from plush and average to budget hotels. Hotel Uhl is a brilliant option to stay at.
All the festivals are also celebrated here with a lot of zeal.
a pleasure trip to manali
Manali, a hill station is situated at the northern limit of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh and a 4 day excursion is minimum you can plan. The amount of trekking that happens, it is the staging place for the prime activity. By road is the best way to travel as the drive offers breathtaking views and the whole experience is an adventure in itself. You can see steppe farming which is the most common method adopted by farmers. If you are travelling with your own car then getting around also becomes much easier. Mostly all the resorts organise day trips to Rohtang and Manikaran which are of course chargeable. The amount asked is around Rs.2000. The mountains and the greenery brings out a sudden longing to unravel the city. You can commence the whole idea of exploring by taking a hot unrefined sulphur bath at Vashisht Village. You can also be entertained by doing paddle boating. From PARAGLIDINGto ski lift- there is whole range of activities to choose from. There are multiple levels in paragliding. If heights give you a kick plan to take the most distant flight. You will not really care paying Rs. 3000 for it. For ROCK CLIMBINGthere are some wonderful avenues. Adventure sports is another major reason that you will be deeply affected by the place. ABSEILINGexcursions are also organised. The scenic allurement of the place is absolutely worth seeing.
The region offers you less known but more entertaining trekking ways. FRIENDSHIP PEAK TREKKINGtakes you to one of the splendid mountains. Best route to go for this is via Beas Kund.
You can buy keychains which can be personalised. You can also visit Manali Market. Jam from Himcoop tastes like authentic berries. It is based on the Main Mall. Be cautious of fake CHINGUS- a type of blanket. Do not be duped. Buy from government-authorised boutiques only. The natives DRINKapple cider or beer of the same product. It might be entertaining to pay a visit to one of the local factories where these are manufactured. APPLE CIDERis the thing to drink as there are apple gardens everywhere. The valley is popular as the FRUIT BOWL OF INDIA.
Old Manali is a hang out for juveniles and adults. If curious to check out books on Manali photography and related stuff, BOOKWORMis the place to be in the main town whereas for magazines there are many newspaper agencies located on the main road of Manali market. Your resort also plays a huge part for you to fall in for a very strong liking for the place. You can spend your am hours by taking an airing or relaxing in the balcony of your room.
Travelling northward from Manali is the awesome domain of Solang and further up Marhi. The Rohtang Pass marks the barrier between the arable valley of Kullu and Lahaul and Spiti.