Himalaya as we all know is the biggest mountain range in the Indian subcontinent. There are lots of tourist destinations spread in & around it. Tourists love to visit Jammu-kashmir, Leh-ladakh, Uttaranchal, Himachal pradesh and many other destinations. In Himalaya tourist also come to be a part of different pilgrim tours & trekking tours. For pilgrims there is chardham tour, do dham tour & Kailash mansarovar tour. For those who love adventure there is river rafting, jeep safari, mountain cycling & skiing at different sites.
Gulmarg is a popular skiing destination, a hill station which is in Jammu & Kashmir. Gulmarg is best suitable for those who are expert or amateur in skiing. Gulmarg is not only known for skiing but it is the best venue for any kind of winter sport in India. It is very near to Srinagar and can be easily approached by car/bus. Gulmarg is also famous for ‘gulmarg gondola’ which is the second biggest cable car in the world. It can take about 600 people per hour and provides a pleasurable experience. Auli, dayara bugyal, mundali and munsiyari are some other places in & around Himalaya for skiing and other adventure sports.
Darjeeling is a globally acclaimed tourist destination. It is equally famous for its tea industry and Darjeeling Himalayan railway (a kind of toy train) is listed as world heritage site by UNESCO. Padmaja Naidu zoological park, Japanese garden, Darjeeling botanical garden, dhir dham temple, some deluging waterfalls and exhilarating view of natural beauty lures the tourist to Darjeeling. Tiger hill is one big part of Darjeeling’s beauty. Every hill station has a point where you can have magnificent view of sunrise & sunset. But tiger hill is different from others; here sun rises over mountains encompassed by snow. So if you have not visited such place you can only imagine how breathtaking view it would be.
Sikkim is another beautiful place located in the Eastern India. Kanchenjunga is the third highest pick of Himalaya and it is seen from the entire state of Sikkim. Apart from that there are many tourist attractions in Sikkim. Temi tea garden is one place which tourist loves the most. It is extended along with an amiable slope of hill that provides an eye catching view. There is a beautiful lake called Tsomgo Lake; here the source of water is mountain snow and it also has a big temple of Lord Shiva by its side. If you love seeing a variety of plant habitats and botanical species then there is Jawaharlal Nehru botanical garden. It is maintained by forest department of Sikkim govt. and it is located nearby rumtek monastery. Sikkim is connected by rail & by road. But travelling using cars/coaches is best suitable journey as the railway stations are very far from the city.
Leh & Ladakh is a very popular tourist destination. Leh is a secluded religious place for Buddhists. Tibetan handicraft items and Leh palace is what tourists are interested in. From the top of the Leh palace one can have panoramic view of Leh and other surrounding areas. A couple of mountain ranges are easily viewed from there. There is also a museum in the palace. It consists of numerous ornaments, ceremonial dresses and crowns. The paintings of this museum are also very famous. Here you can find very attractive soothing paintings as well as silk paintings known as Thangkas. Tourists who love adventure sports can enjoy water rafting, trekking and camping. Shanti stupa, Hemis gompha, zorawar fort and stok palace are some notable tourist destinations. Dras is known as the gateway of ladakh. It is mainly famous for the 1999 kargil war memorial. Other tourist destinations in Ladakh are Sani Monastery, Zangla, Padum, Zangskar etc. Generally there are no special permits required to visit the most part of Leh & Ladakh. However visiting some inner line areas require permission from the respectable authority. Nowadays the concept of ‘ecotourism’ is very popular in ladakh. Leh & Ladakh are situated on a very higher altitude. The atmosphere is mostly cold & dry. Tourists are also advised to keep themselves safe from a possible sunburn condition. The best time to visit these places is June to October. Leh is best connected by road & air. By Road Srinagar-Leh road is the ideal choice for the tourists. It offers some really mesmerizing views while travelling. By Air regular flights are available from New Delhi, Chandigarh and Srinagar.
There are lots more places to explore in & around Himalaya. JN Rao tours will provide you with the best of services in terms of accommodation and car/coach rentals. So kindly contact us for more information.