Himalayas literally mean as “abode of snow”, is the dream destination of every traveler. People from all across the world loves to visit the mighty Himalayan mountain ranges which is having its inexpressible beauty. Not only first timers, even the most seasoned vacationers get attracted to its beauty and wish to spend a long vacation in these snow caped mountain ranges.
Till date many writers have tried to jot down the immense beauty of Himalayas in words but failed to do so. Mahatma Gandhi wrote, “ In these hills (referred to Himalayan Mountain Ranges), Nature’s hospitality eclipses all men can ever do. The enchanting beauties of the Himalayas, their bracing climate and the soothing green that envelope you leaves nothing more to be desired. I wonder whether the scenery of these hills and the climate are to be surpassed, if qualified, by any of the beauty spots of the world.”
Himalayan mountains are home to several lofty peaks of world and vast glaciers which are the main source of numerous mountainous rivers of Indian sub-continent. These mountain ranges are also dotted with many exotic hill stations which are world famous for providing various kinds of holiday options like romantic holiday, adventure vacation, pilgrimage tour and many more.
Some of the world known hill stations which are nestled in the lap of Himalayan mountains are Srinagar, Leh-Ladakh, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamunotri, Shimla, Dalhousie, Kullu-Manali, Mussourie, Nainital, Gangtok, Haridwar etc.
Many of these mentioned destinations are revered as pilgrimage sites by both people of Hindu and Buddhist communities whereas some are famous as best adventure sports destination in the entire world. Several adventure activities like river rafting, kayaking, trekking, mountaineering, hiking, mountain biking, etc are played on these hill resorts. So, don’t waste any more time and plan a fantastic vacation to Himalayas with your loved ones.
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