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KINNAUR

Yula Kanda Lake

The Yulla Kanda touring experience in Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh, brings you closer to the Kinnaur mountains. Himachal Pradesh is really one of India’s most popular sightseer destinations, with multitudinous touring options. Apart from the stirring views and experience, Yulla Kanda is notable for housing the highest Krishna temple in the country. The Lord Krishna temple is located in the middle of a lake. The Yulla Kanda( 3,895 m) travel is a spiritual journey in Himachal Pradesh’s Rora valley, Kinnaur district. The Yulla Kanda trek is best done between May and October. Urni is the closest village to the base camp, and the total journey distance is about 12 kilometres. Yulla Kanda touring provides a stirring view of the Kinnaur mountains. It also has an ancient Lord Krishna Temple located within the lake. The Pandavas are said to have built this holy lake during their exile in the Himalayas, and it's the loftiest Krishna temple in the world. Yulla Kanda trekking begins in Yulla Khas, a small village on a hillside. This small village, renowned for its Kinnauri apples, is only 3 kilometres from Urni Village and is rich in culture.

THE HISTORY OF THE LAKE AND THE KRISHNA TEMPLE

The Pandavas constructed the lake during their exile. Following the completion of the lake, the temple was erected. The temple’s most notable point is its elevation above sea level( 12000 feet), making it the world’s highest temple. Another significant point is that people of any religion, class, or creed are welcome to come and pray to Lord Krishna. Everyone is welcomed with an open heart and a tight warm hug. It's believed that the current Bushah sovereign , King Kehari Singh of the Bushahr estate, initiated the “ Janmashtmi ” fest, which is celebrated with great triumph and joy throughout the region. The temple is allowed
to be associated with the state of Bushah. According to legend, a traditional Kinnaur cap is reversed and placed in the lake that flows alongside the temple at Yulla Kanda. According to legend, if the cap floats across the river to the other side without being immersed, your fortune will be with you and the coming time will bring you peace, joy, andharmony.However, the coming year may not be kind to you, If the cap doesn't make it to the other side. Although the area is substantially vacated, excursionists, locals, and people from neighbouring sections gather in large figures every time to commemorate Lord Krishna’s birth anniversary. They circle the lake in an attempt to atone for their sins and wrongdoings.

KANGRA

Rock Cut Temples

The rock-cut temples in Kangra refer to a group of ancient temples carved out of rock in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. These temples are known for their architectural and historical significance and attract visitors from around the world. One of the most famous rock-cut temples in Kangra is the Masroor Rock Cut Temple, also known as Masroor Temples or Himalayan Pyramids. It is located around 40 kilometers from Kangra town and is believed to have been built in the 8th century AD. The temple complex consists of a group of 15 rock-cut temples carved out of a single rock, resembling pyramids with intricate carvings and sculptures. The architecture of the Masroor Temples is reminiscent of the famous rock-cut temples of Ellora and Ajanta in Maharashtra. The main temple at Masroor is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered a significant pilgrimage site for devotees. The walls of the temples are adorned with intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology, including gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures. The temples are surrounded by picturesque landscapes, adding to their allure.

Shimla

Snow-capped Himalayan peaks and green pastures surround Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Enjoy a heritage walk through Shimla’s Victorian-era architecture, labyrinthine bazaars and lengthy pedestrian shopping mall. Don’t cause too much trouble taking in the town from Scandal Point, a large, open square; keep in mind that Shimla was a retreat destination for Mahatma Gandhi, who frequented a Georgian mansion in Shimla’s suburbs from the mid-1930s to '40s

Kullu Manali

In Hinduism, Manu was said to have survived a great flood that destroyed the rest of the world. He then recreated mankind in this Kullu Valley town. What a rush, huh? No wonder the towering peaks and verdant terrain of Manali attracts adventure travellers, with heli-skiing, hiking, mountaineering and river rafting the favored active pursuits. Come down from your endorphin high by breathing deeply at the four-story, wooden Hidimba Devi Temple, which sits in the middle of a nearby deciduous forest, or take a medicinal soak in the hot springs burbling from the ground a 30-minute walk from town.