Roads restored to Sangla in Himachal

Shimla: Road connectivity was finally restored to Sangla valley on Sunday after remaining closed for six days due to landslides triggered by heavy rainfall. More than 35 domestic tourists stranded in Sangla village in Kinnaur district, moved to their destinations after the reopening of the Karcham-Sangla road. SDM Naresh Thakur said, ‘The road link was […]

Himachal Tourism documents churches and cemeteries in state

Shimla: Himachal Tourism in it’s endeavour to attract more foreign tourists into the state has printed a book listing graves and cemeteries in Himachal Pradesh. Speaking to the media today, Dr. Arun Kumar, Directory Tourism, said the book, The Churches and Christian Cemeteries of Himachal Pradesh, lists various graves and cemeteries where many Europeans lie […]

Manimahesh Charri Yatra begins on Wednesday

Chamba: Charri Yatra of Lord Shiva for the Manimahesh pilgirmage in Chamba district in Himachal will start on Wednesday. Chamba DC Devesh Kumar said that all arrangements has been made and the procession will start from the Lakshmi Narayan Temple in Chamba town. The month-long annual Manimahesh pilgrimage commenced on August 20 and would conclude […]

Himachal introduces choppers for Manimahesh pilgrims

Shimla: Himachal governement has allowed heli taxi operators to offer services during the Manimahesh pilgrimage in Chamba district. Shiva Heli Services and Virat Heli Services have been allowed to operate heli taxis and will operate till September 20, when the pilgrimage officially ends. The choppers will ferry devotees between Bharmour town, the base camp of […]

Himachal to explore possibility to introduce house boats

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh would seek possibility of introducing house boats on the lines of Kashmir to give new face to the tourism in the state. Presiding at the board of directors meeting of the govt run Himachal Pradesh Tourism Corporation Ltd, (HPTDC), Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal directed the authorities to explore possibilities of introducing […]

Rare Viceregal Lodge pictures of British era to be displayed

Shimla: Rare historical photographs of the Viceregal Lodge now housing the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies at Shimla will be showcased very soon. Michael Driscoll, vice chancellor of Middlesex University in London, would be presenting a set of 15 rare black-and-white photographs to IIAS authorities on Wednesday. These would be soon put on display for […]

Kullu Dussehra to be organised from 17-23 October, 2010

Shimla: International Kullu Dussehra will be celebrated from 17th to 23rd October this year. A meeting to finalize arrangements for the festival was held today which was presided by the Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and other senior officials. Dhumal said the Kullu Dussehra was a festival of international significance and all fool proof arrangements […]

HPTDC posts 7.73 crore profit till June

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (HPTDC) has earned a profit of Rs. 7.73 crore till June this year. The gross profit of the Corporation was Rs. 8.38 crore till June where as the for the year 2009-10 the overall profit was Rs. 4.79 crore This was disclosed by a spokesman for HPTDC today […]

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