Shimla was discovered by the British as their summer capital. Even today the hill station continues to be patronized by holidaymakers who come here to escape the heat of the plains and revel in its scenic surroundings. The road to Manali is as breathtaking as the destination itself. The little town of Manali is surrounded by mighty snow-clad peaks and deodar forests. This holiday in Himachal Pradesh’s captivating city Dharamshala is guaranteed to make your summer unforgettable. Home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile, his Holiness the Dalai Lama’s main temple sits peacefully on the hillsides of this charming city. Dalhousie is a beautiful and serene hill station with wooded valleys and mountain springs.
Amritsar Little wonder, the city draws practically everything from the Harmandir Sahib or Golden Temple, as it has popularly come to be known. It derives its name from the templeâs water pool – the Amrit Sarovar or ‘Pool of Nectar’. And the city literally sprang to life around this pool.