Popularly known as the Devbhumi "Land of the Gods", Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful hill state in northern India nestled in western Himalayas. The state is landlocked with the Tibetan plateau to the east, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, and the Punjab to the west. However the state stands apart from its neighbours in terms of its sheer topographic diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty. From vast tracts of high-altitude Trans-Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers.
imachal Pradesh is often referred as "Devbhumi" meaning "Land of the Gods". It is a captivating hill state where on one hand you would find the snow covered rivers and lakes and on the other the mighty Himalayas. While there is the lush greenery of forest, Himachal Pradesh also has the Trans-Himalayan Desert.
While at Himachal Preadesh, the tourists get the unique opportunity to take pleasure in various activities. Moreover, if you are an adventure freak, then there is nothing to stop you in this beautiful hill station.
Go out for trekking at Zanskar Range, Dhauladhar Range or Pirpanjal Range; engage in bird watching or jeep safaris and if that isn't enough, then try mountain climbing near Manali or camping at Lahaul, Kullu-Manali, Spiti, Simla and Dalhousie
The various important tourist points or routes through which Himachal Pradesh can be reached are Kullu and Manali, Shimla, Kangra, Dalhousie, Dharamshala-Palampur, Chamba and Paonta-Nahan. The three airports serving the state are situated in Bhuntar, Gaggal and Jubbarhatti. Although the state has a very hilly landscape and it is difficult to lay railway tracks or carve out roads, yet Himachal Pradesh is also linked by roadways and railways.
Himachal Pradesh is a state of full of natural beauty .
The Chintpurni Temple in Una District is one of the sacred pilgrimage destinations of Himachal Pradesh. One of the revered deities, Chintpurni Temple is one of the Shakti Peeth’s of Devi Durga that draws a number of pilgrims every year during the festivals. The devotees believe that the Goddess of this temple fulfills the wishes of the pilgrims and takes away all their troubles.
Dedicated to Mata Shri Chhinnamastika Devi and Mata Chintpurni Devi, the Chintpurni Devi Temple is revered by people of Northern India.The image which is worshipped in the Chintpurni Temple depicts Goddess Durga without a head and therefore it gives her the name Chhinnamastika Devi which means ‘the Goddess without the head’. It is also believed Sati’s feet had fallen here after it was cut by Vishnu’s Chakra. There are other myths which say that the Goddess had asked one of her devotees to worship her in a temple over here.
Thaneek Pura is only 3 km away from the main shrine of the town and is famous for its scenic beauty. Apart from it, it has reputed temples of, Guga Zahar Peer Temple and Radha- Krishna temple and a heritage Well . “Chintpurni Village Deluxe Homestay “ is situated in Thaneek pura So that The people who visited thaneekpura can spend their night in that village and can enjoy the bounties of nature .
JAMMU & KASHMIR
Kashmir is one of india’s most beautiful and touristically popular regions and has been since the time of the great Moghul emperors. It’s probably most famous for the houseboats on picturesque Dal Lake you’ve not really been to Kashmir until you’ve not really been to Kashmir until you’ve stayed on one - but there’s a lot more to the Kashmir Valley than just lazing on board.
Jammu Kashmir is the first Himalayan state of India, but its not another hill land of India. Jammu and Kashmir is really three regions: the foothill plains of Jammu; the lakes and blue valleys of Kashmir rising to alpine passes, the high altitude plains and starkly beautiful mountains of Ladakh, which lies beyond those passes. It's enough to move one to poetry.