Yoga Badri: an experience for lifetime

Yogadhyan Badri, also known as the Yoga Badri, is situated at Badrinath. It is the abode of Utsava-murti (Festival-Image). It is an ancient temple and is a home for Lord Vishnu.

This idol of Lord Vishnu is in a meditative posture and therefore it is also called as Yogadhyan Badri. Moreover, the idol is carved from Shaligram stone which imparts a beautiful look.

A visit to Yog Dhyan Badri, situated in Pandukeshwar is an experience of a lifetime. One has to descend through stone steps to reach the temple. Senior citizens may find it difficult to climb the steep steps.

Mankameshwar Temple: The picturesque spot in Ranikhet

The Mankameshwar Temple is mainly dedicated to three main deities namely Goddess Kalika, Lord Shiva and the pair of Radha-Krishna. Mankameshwar Temple is surrounded by eternal beauty and hence it is one of the most picturesque spots in Ranikhet.

The Mankameshwar temple is a popular temple for locals and remains busy with devotees throughout the year.

People visit here to worship in the shrine. The temple is particularly popular during the months of Sawan; unmarried girls keep fasts during this time and pray for a happy married life.

Bakrota Hills: the ever refreshing place at Himachal

Bakrota Hills is a five-kilometre popular walking circuit through Bakrota mall offers splendid mountain views. Visit for a brisk walk around the hills and have a view of snow clad peaks. Bakrota Hills, located in Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh. A superb view of the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas can be seen from here.

The Bakrota Mall is frequented by throngs of tourists every year. It goes around the hill and offers you a spectacular view of the snow-covered mountains. The unpredictable golden sunshine that filters through the oak, pine and deodar trees is an exhilarating experience.

The matchless beauty of Bakrote Hills haunts you in a different way and leaves you speechless. Thick ‘Deodar’ forests seem like a beautiful green carpet covering the surrounding hills. Soul refreshing pure mountain air refreshes you at every turn and you just begin to mix your inner heart with the beauty of nature. Dalhousie experiences heavy snowfall during winter and then majestic Bakrota Hills start the white magic of snow and enjoy.

Panchpula: A scenic place buzzes with nature

Shrouded by a green blanket of pine and Deodar trees and enfolding refreshing water streams, the picturesque Panchpula has always been one of the most favourite spots of tourists in Dalhousie. It is a nice picnic spot, where you can spend some time with your family and friends and enjoy the loveliness of exotic waterfalls and refreshing streams. Some of these streams even contain medicinal properties that are helpful in healing skin diseases. The Panchpula is a scenic place, which is surrounded by picturesque mountains and green valleys and is only three kilometres from the main city of Dalhousie.

There are many impressive waterfalls at Panchpula that looks best during the monsoon as everything around these falls buzzes with natural richness during the rainy season. Panchpula is also famous for many treks that originate here and leads to Dalhousie or other nearby destinations. Availability of water makes Panchpula the main source of drinking water, which is supplied to Dalhousie and other nearby towns.

Experience the heaven like peace at Ghoom Monastery

Ghoom Monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Darjeeling built in the year 1850.

There is another monastery called Samten Choling Monastery in Ghoom which is also sometimes referred as Ghoom Monastery by the locals. So if you are planning to visit the original Ghoom Monastery, be specific and mention old Ghoom Monastery.

The Monastery belongs to the Yellow Hat section also known as the Gelupka. One of the key attractions inside the monastery is the 15-foot model of the Lord Buddha which is known as The Maitreya Buddha or the Gyalwa Shampa which means the Buddha of the future or the Coming Buddha.

This is one of the biggest and oldest statues of Buddha in the Darjeeling. This statue was created with clay that was all brought from Tibet. In front of the Buddha’s statue, there are two huge oil lamps that keep burning all the time and all through the year.

Tiger Hill strikes great views of sunrise

Tiger Hill located in Darjeeling offers a panoramic view of both Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga.

It is 11 km away from the town of Darjeeling and can be reached either by jeep or by foot through Chowrasta, Alubari or Jorebangla and then climbing up the incline to the summit.

At sunrise, the peaks of Kanchenjunga are illuminated before the sun is seen at lower elevations.

It’s a destination by itself offering not just great views during sunrise, it’s a place where you can soak yourself with Himalayan beauty anytime during the day. So no one can guarantee a perfect sunrise view from Tiger Hill or for that matter from anywhere in Darjeeling.

Subhash Baoli: the historic beauty of Dalhousie

Another popular destination of Dalhousie, the Subhash Baoli is a picturesque site named after Subhash Chandra Bose, the famous Indian freedom fighter who had spent a lot of time in the Dalhousie region of Himachal Pradesh.

This place is beautiful, serene and peaceful. The visitors, especially the nature lovers love to spend their holidays here. Subhash Baoli is surrounded by several and huge towering trees and offers the beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks and high mountains.

The seating arrangement has also been made for the tourists to come and sit here and enjoy the natural beauty of the overlooking mountains.

The mind-blowing surroundings of the place are perfect for a holidaymaker and a photographer, who can capture some of the best sights here. For someone having bad health or he who feel weak due to illness, can stay at this peaceful place, meditate, take a bath in the medicinal water of the stream, and revitalize his or her health.