Most Popular Tourist Destinations in the Great Himalayas
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations in the Great Himalayas

Manali : India | Mar 26, 2012 at 3:07 AM PDT
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There are many fascinating tourist destinations located in the foothills of the great Himalayas in India. Blessed with fantastic beauty of nature Himalayan tourist destinations are visited by a large number of tourists from all over the world through out the year. Himalayan destinations are mostly popular among nature lovers, honeymooners and adventure enthusiasts. Have a look at some of the most popular tourist destinations which are positioned in the foothills of the great Himalayas in India.

Uttarakhand is another very popular tourist state of India located in the vicinity of Himalayan. The state is primly famous for the adventures tourism and Hindus pilgrimages. Several beautiful ice-capped hill peaks, rough trekking trails, electrifying rivers offer great opportunity for adventure tourism. Trekking, mountaineering, paragliding and white water rafting are the most popular adventures tourism options available in Uttarakhand.

Shimla – The Queen of Hill Station

Formerly the capital of India during British Raj, Shimla is the capital city of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the finest summer resorts and hill stations in India. Blessed with superb beauty of nature and cool & delightful climate this picturesque hill town attracts tourists from all over the world and provides them an opportunity to explore some of the most scenic landscapes and enjoy some adventure sports. Shimla is a much favored destination of honeymooners.

Manali – The Switzerland of India

Manali is the finest hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Located in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas it is often called the Switzerland of India due to similar charm of Switzerland. Gorgeous gorges, verdant valleys, rolling hills, beautiful meadows, scenic skiing slopes, apple fruit orchards, snow-capped mountain peaks, etc make Manali a much sought after tourist destination. Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley near Manali are very popular among adventure enthusiasts and other tourists as well.

Nainital – Nature Lovers’ Paradise

Nainital is a much sought after hill station located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, formerly known as Uttaranchal. It is also the headquarters of Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is positioned in the picturesque Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalaya. The picturesque hill station of Nainital is set in a valley with a pear-shaped lake. It is marvelously surrounded by mountains. The town has been very popular among nature lovers and honeymooners. Naini Lake, Nakuchia Lake, Naini Devi Temple, Governor’s House, Snow-view Point, Naina Peak, etc are places of interest in the town. With lots of attractions Nainital has been a much sought after destination of many Uttaranchal tour packages.

Kashmir Valley – the Paradise on Earth

Blessed with exceptional beauty of nature Kashmir valley is the most picturesque region located in the northern Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is lifeline of Kashmir tourism and very popular among nature lovers, families and honeymooners. Srinagar, Dal Lake, Houseboat, Mughal Gardens, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg, etc are attractions for tourism in Kashmir valley.

These are the some major attractions of Kashmir and Uttarakhand tourism. If you are looking for some spiritual or adventure tourism spots for your vacation plan a visit to some of the popular destinations of these states. On a well planed trip of these states you can explore several religious spots and natural beauty also with enjoying the several adventures activities.

Kuldeep Singh is an eminent analyst and writer in India Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for more information please visit the Kashmir Tourism and Uttaranchal Tour Packages.

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