The state, with many a snow-bound Himalayan peak, has some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country. It also has some very popular holiday resorts which are easilyaccessible.Apart from sight-seeing, it offers immense scope for trekking, skiing and rafting.Shivalik, Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal are the major mountain ranges in the state.
Tibba,Indrasan, Kullu Pumori, Leo Pargial, Menthosa, Mulkila, Papsura,
White Sail aresome of the peaks which rise above 6000 mts. And there are mighty rivers like Beas,Ravi, Sutlej and Chandra in which white water rafting is a a rage with youngsters.There are awesome glaciers and enchanting lakes, snow-capped peaks and lush-green valleys. Clean and peaceful, Himachal has good roads and communicationfacilities.
Nahan, Renuka, Paonta Sahib segment
There are in the segment several historically and mythologically important places.The Shivalik mountains here are indescribably picturesque. The Jagannath temple, BalaSundari temple and Shivalik Forest Park are important places of tourist interest in Nahan.Parashuram Tal, in Renuka, is profiled like a sleeping lady. There is a wildlife sanctuaryaround the lake which has boating facility. Paonta Sahib, a gurudwara dedicated to thetenth Sikh guru Govind Singh, is situated on the bank of the Yamuna.HOW TO REACH: The nearest airports are at Chandigarh, Dehra Dun and Shimla.Ambala rail station is 100 km from Nahan. Dehra Dun station is 65 km from Paonta.Both the stations connect Delhi. Delhi to Renuka by road is 350 km.
Shimla (Simla) Segment
At 2130 mts, Shimla was the summer Capital of the British India. On account of itsclimate and accessibility, it is one of the most popular hill resorts in the country.
, with its colonial architecture and shops, Lower bazaar, the Ridge, Lakkar bazaar,Tibetan bazaar, the former Viceregal Lodge now housing the Indian Institute of AdvancedStudies, Prospect Hill, the famous Glen, Chadwick Falls, Summer Hill, Jakhoo hill aresome of the spots of tourist interest in Shimla. Christ Church and St Michael's cathedralare two important landmarks. Kamna Devi on Prospect hill, Jakhoo temple, Tara Deviand the famous Kali Bari draw a lot of Hindu pilgrims.Chall, 43 km from Shimla, has the world's highest cricket pitch and polo ground.Kasauli, 77 km from Shimla and 35 km from Kalka, situated at an altitude of 1927 mts,has quaint ambience of a colonial past. Hatkoti is 104 from Shimla. It has some ancient