the rest of the world Himalayas is a mountain range that encloses the
Highest peaks of the world. For the thrill seekers, Himalayas is the
ultimate adventure sports destination. And for the tourists they have the
most exotic and picturesque holiday resorts found on earth. But for the
pilgrims they are the most sacred and revered mountain ranges in the
world. From ancient times these holy mountains were considered the abode
of Lord Shiva. It was here in the mist shrouded crags of these mystic
ranges that the legends and myths of Hinduism were born and thrive to this
Drive along ancient pilgrim trails, visit the remote Himalayan temples and shrines and experience the serenity and tranquillity of the Himalayas. Travel on the same trail used by pilgrims for centuries to visit sacred pilgrimage site such as Kailash Mansarovar, the Holy Mountain in Tibet and the Char Dhams Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, and Gangotri. In the Trans-Himalayan regions the Monasteries, often built on steep slopes, still dominate social life and religious practices that continues in much the same way.
Himalayan range covers the entire northern part of India, nestling five major states of the country within it. The ancient Indian pilgrims who have travelled in these mountains since time immemorial coined a Sanskrit word for the Himalayas meaning "Abode of Snow". Some of the reasons why people have been so fascinated by the Indian Himalayas is because of the Hindu pilgrim routes, the low valleys that abruptly rise up in high mountain ranges, the lovely trekking hikes, densely forested areas lying just a mountain range away from barren cold deserts, and the lovely people of the mountains with their unique hospitable lifestyles.
Bhutan, "the land of the Thunder Dragon", this mountain kingdom is still perhaps the worlds most exclusive tourist destination. An unspoiled country with majestic mountains embued with a certain mystique; a unique cultural heritage preserved intact and with a continuity of many centuries; an architectural style like no other; a land of full of warm hearted and friendly people. Situated in the heart of the great himalayas, the world's mightiest range; Bhutan is flanked on the north and north west by Tibet, the plains of North-East India to the south and south west and the hills of India's north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh to the east.
Nepal - a country of amazing extremes, is the home of the World's highest mountains, historic cities and the forested plains where the lordly tigers and the great one-horned Rhinoceros trundle at ease. in fact enchantment is everywhere for anyone in search of Shangrila!
Nepal, a sovereign independent Kingdom, is bounded on the North by the Tibetan Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, the East-south and West by India. The length of the kingdom is 885-kms East-West and it's breadth varies from 145-241-kms North-South.
Tibet & The Trans-Himalayas
Tibet, one of the extra ordinary destinations where indeed adventure lurks around every corner. Its name the "Roof of the world" is not a mere statement. The valley bottoms of tibet are highter than the highest mountains elsewhere. Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Trans-Himalaya drive of over 970-kms, through four mountain passes, promising a panorama of a cultural and scenic diversity unsurpassable anywhere. The Buddhist monasteries of Drepung, once the largest; the Jokhang- a spirtual centre, and the awesome palaces of the dalai lama. Norbulingka or the Summer Palace and the Potala - the Traditional Seat are some of the highlights of visit.
Adventure on the road is never short on the beautiful Trans-Himalayan drive of over 970-kms, through four mountain passes, promising a panorama of a cultural and scenic diversity unsurpassable anywhere. The Buddhist monasteries of Drepung, once the largest; the Jokhang- a spirtual centre, and the awesome palaces of the dalai lama. Norbulingka or the Summer Palace and the Potala - the Traditional Seat are some of the highlights of visit.