Manali Shimla...Bhimakali Temple,Himachal Pradesh,India:"An Invitation to Divinity, an Evergreen Season of Love "!!
Himachal Pradesh (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश) is a state in Northern India. It is spread over 21,495 sq mi (55,673 km²) and is bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west, Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east.
It is a Himalayan state, where every season is celebrated by famous fairs of India. In Shimla and Manali, the snow invites many tourists from around the world, with its old age Christmas charm. The famous Kullu Dusshera, Lavi Fair in Shimla, Losar Festival of the Tibetan Community in Dalai Lama's Dharamsala and Minjar Fair in Dalhousie,Chamba are important Indian Fairs n Festivals for any Tourist Calendar. Important on your diary for your festival travel India is the Phulech (Flower) Festival in the ancient valleys of Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahaul of Himachal Pradesh.
'Kullu Dusshera' in October/November, showcases the myriad pantheon of Hill Gods n Goddesses in the India Himalayas. An invitation to 'divinity', it is unique in its celebration of Dusshera, all over India.
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Rustle of the Leaves
Manali Shimla, Himachal Pradesh..
To bring to date, your Indian vacation in the Himalayas, carry back a soveneir, reminiscent of the Mountain..
Himachal Pradesh, has many exquisite hand made hill crafts, which bring to lesson, Buddhism, ethnic folk lores or just simple hill culture.
Whether you are in the Queen of Hills..Shimla, or the Neo-Buddhist center..Dharamsala,it can be an evergreen experience of shopping bonanza. The warmth of hand woven Kullu/Manali shawls will stay forever. The ancient valleys of Lahaul, Spiti & Kinnaur, will leave you spellbound with ancient local art and craft.
Manali Shimla, Lahaul & Spiti Valley..
In the cold desert, color is the best lifeline for a vibrant community of hill nomads in Lahaul and Spiti valley. So mountain, in its flavour is the warm 'texture' and feel of 'Pula' (Straw shoes). Essential for keeping the durries and carpets inside a himalayan home clean, these 'booties' are worn inside the home. Woolen socks hand woven, from throw-away colorful woollen threads, are snug accessories to this ethenic footwear.
The chill panaroma of winter in the cold desert is, timeless not only in its remoteness, but also a warm reminder of lively 'human' touches for cozy comfort and cheerful solace.
Chant with the Monks..
Yoga, Meditation, Teachings at
Dalai Lama Dharamsala Miniguide in the pristine green surrounds of the mighty Dhauladhar range.
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07/08th May, 2011..
We took a day out with an overseas friend, to a remote hamlet on the rustic borders of Himachal Pradesh. The woods were alive with the sound of the forest..a secret gurgling stream somewhere, an ancient mantra on the mud walls of an old shrine..scripting 'history' even in its decline. The unused shambles of an old well, telling of shared laughter of days gone by..
..There was the call of the Indian Koel, the rustle of the spring leaves and the rejuvenation of 'youth' was alive, to the touch of our hands on a 'golden harvest'..
..but, such is the curiosity of the 'human mind', which in its quest to unravel the 'mystery of life', can often be blind to all what is beautiful around us. We had sighted an unusual pair of mating butterflies which, as soon as they had been seen,..disappeared somewhere in the woods. Their undiscovered 'hideout', left us fatigued and looking for the nearest shelter from the burning sun..
..The elusive loving couple had to be left alone in their 'bliss', to kiss the sky and enjoy the 'nectar of life' !
Like them 'destiny' too, can sometimes, question us and 'success' can be as elusive as the 'dance of the butterflies'..its mystery too, can best be enjoyed and loved..when left alone !!
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