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HPTDC to tie up with travel portals

Naggar Palace

To ensure online presence of its hotels, the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) has decided to tie up with travel portals as Make my Trip, Expedia, Travel Guru. HPTDC, in its Board of Director (BoD) meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, revealed that Corporation had got maximum booking of its Unit through online […]

Himachal to develop new destinations to woo tourists

Masroor Rock-cut Temple

To give fillip to tourism in the state, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Board (HPTDB) is now going to improve infrastructure besides develop new destinations to attract foreign tourists. While addressing a press conference here today, Chairman of the State Tourism Development Board Vijai Singh Mankotia said that development of new destinations have become need of […]

Great Himalayan National Park gets the status of World Heritage Site

Great Himalayan National Park

The World Heritage Site Committee has accorded the status of World Heritage Site to the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA) of the State. The decision was made during the meeting of World Heritage Site in Doha, today. The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), which is spreads over 905 sq km, competed […]

Himachal keen to built Rangreek airstrip in Spiti to boost tourism

Spiti Valley

To boost tourism in the remote, inaccessible but picturesque tribal region of Lahaul Spiti district, the Himachal Pradesh government mulling to develop airstrip at Rangreek in the Kaza of Spiti Valley. The airstrip will ensure continuous tourists flow in this high altitude cold desert. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, in his latest Lahaul-Spiti tour, announced to […]

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status

Great Himalayan National Park

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO natural World Heritage site status. Along with GHNP, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the advisory body to the UNESCO Committee on Nature, has nominated 11 natural and mixed sites from across the world for the World Heritage Status. IUCN […]

Pangi Valley: Spectacular scenic beauty with drastic road conditions

Pangi Valley

Pangi Valley in the upper part of Chamba District is one of the most tribal areas in Himachal Pradesh. This rugged and remote hidden valley is located between Pir Panjal and the Greater Himalayan Zanskar ranges. Pangi valley is divided into Saichu, Hudan Bhatori and Sural Bhatori valleys having an elevation ranging from 2,100 m […]

Bilaspur the first planned hill town of India


Situated in Shivalik range of lower Himalayas, Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh is located at an altitude of 670 meters above sea level and at a distance of 86kms from the state capital, Shimla. It is believed that the town was founded by Rishi Ved Vyas. The river Satluj flows through the middle of the […]

Rewalsar Lake sacred destination for Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs

Rewalsar lake

Situated about 23km south-west from Mandi is the beautiful lake of Rewalsar which offers scenic beauty of water, woodland and high hills. Also known as Tso Pema by Buddhists, the lake is at an altitude 1,360 m above sea level and is held as a sacred spot for Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. The lake has […]

Tabo, the land of the ancient Buddhist Monastery

Tabo Monestry

Far from civilization in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh is the ancient village of Tabo. This small town is situated at an altitude of 3,280 meters on the banks of the Spiti River. This secluded beautiful village is a well known place around the world for its Buddhist Tabo Monastery. Also known […]

Sangla Valley – the descending heaven on earth


Sangla Valley is a part of Kinnaur District in Himachal Pradesh and is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas. Sangla is situated at a distance of 57 kms from Kalpa – the biggest village of Kinnaur. The Sangla valley is also known as Baspa Valley as it is situated on the right […]

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