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    Kayaking In Himachal Pradesh

    Today we are going to tell you more about it, so please read on and be well informed for the same.

    There is a name attached to kayaking in Himachal Pradesh, a name that attracts tourists from all over the globe to come and experience the thrill and fun in the waters of the river Beas. 

    The river is known to make its ways through Himachal Pradesh and if you are an experienced kayaker, Manali is where you need to be. And if you arent an experienced kayaker, do not lose hope for you still have the lower parts of the river Beas to experience your thrills and chills, follow it all on the jeep safari if you please.

    However, kayaking and trekking in the Himachal Pradesh doesnt start and end at the river Beas, other options available in Himachal Pradesh would be;

    1. Bhaga
    2. Chenab
    3. Zanskari
    4. Parvati
    5. Sutlej
    6. Spiti
    7. Chandra and finally,
    8. Lahaul.

    What Thrillophilia opines on kayaking in Himachal Pradesh

    The best spot without a doubt to kayak in Himachal Pradesh would be the famous Manali. If you are at Manali it would remind you of the Swiss Alps, hot air ballooning trips show you how majestically beautiful the place is. When you are at Manali everything would be easily available for you to arrange an adventure session towards kayaking in other rivers, such as the Bhaga, Zanskari and the Chenab and trekking to Chanderkhani Pass would be the best option for you to go on trekking.

    Your truce with the Beas

    They say kayaking in the Beas is the best, because the river gives you the utmost chills and thrills when treading its icy waters. You can paddle well and be warm at the same time while working your way upwards. As you descend the difficulty levels come down and make it easier for you to enjoy kayaking. And if that doesnt fancy you, one could try rock climbing!!

    The experiences with Sutlej

    It comes from a very high descend and is flat all the way through the well known Lahaul. But once the Sutlej enters Himachal Pradesh forcing its way through the Himalayan rocky beds, the whitewater volume would be high and waiting for your arrival. Rafting thus becomes much more packed with excitement and thrills, but only the experienced can tread these violent waters.

    The Bhaga- Darcha route

    Kayaking and rappelling on this route requires nerves of steel, fit and clam bodies and minds as well. Only those with tremendous experience should hitch a ride on these waters. The river looks very inviting when you see it from a distance, but the challenges beneath its rapids can take you by the horns. Once again it would all depend on the water level and your level of experience, when treading this route.

    The challenging Chenab

    Starting all the way from Keylong, it is only the experienced at kayaking who should tread these waters. Since it flows all the way to Kashmir, you may want to have instructors with you for guidance or else you could be in unknown waters and trouble as well. But the view on this kayaking in Himachal trip is breathtaking and spectacular to say the least.

    Challenge the Zanskari if you please

    Right above the point of Darcha is the Zanskari, which would take you in its mighty rapids, which could be violent and treacherous as well. Once again, this is one river which would look inviting but is only for the experienced to tread.

    For those of you who like kayaking in still waters of Himachal Pradesh

    You have options to play around and kayak in still waters around Himachal Pradesh as well. For example;

    1. The Maharana Pratap Sagar also known as the Pong Dam reservoir. The total length for kayaking allowance is forty kilometers and is looked after as an inland sea. Apart from kayaking at this location, one can even indulge in other adventure sports, such as rowing, water skiing, sailing, swimming, canoeing etc.
    2. You also have the famous Gobind Sagar near Bilaspur, in all its breathtaking captivating beauty for kayaking needs in Himachal Pradesh.
    3. One can even go to the famous Chamera Lake near Dalhousie to swim canoe and kayak in still waters.
    4. Lets not forget that still water kayaking in Himachal Pradesh can also be enjoyed at the famous Pandoh Lake which is located at the Mandi-Manali highway in Himachal Pradesh.

    With so many options to choose from in Himachal Pradesh, there isnt an excuse for you not to go kayaking or trekking in Himalaya!!


Kayaking in Himachal Pradesh

Attractions

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Key Monastery

While Himachal Pradesh is home to a dozen different monasteries, this spectacular place is not just the biggest, but also the oldest one around. A must visit tourist place in Spiti Valleythe Key Gompa is encircled by picturesque mountains and soothing valleys.

A wonderful example of monastic architecture and decorated with beautiful paintings, murals, manuscripts, and wind instruments – the Kye attracts history and cultural buffs round the year. If you are seeking spiritual enlightenment, the monastery is home to a large number of nuns, monks, and lamas who receive their religious education here.

If you plan to visit during June-July, you’ll also get to witness the beautiful festival involving Chaam dancers, lamas and a devil made out of butter!

Location: Spiti Valley, Lahul.

Best time to visit: May to October.

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Kareri Lake

Very few people who like stillness around such hypnotic places, pick Kareri Lake amongst the other places to visit in Kangra. Emerging from the heart of the Dhaulandhar range, this scintillating lake is one of its creation. The lake freezes in the winters leaving behind a revitalizing breeze. A major magnetism is the trekking experience during which you can partake in activities like Tyrolean Traversing. 

Although, only experienced people go for this since it is conducted on higher altitudes. It also forms the base for trekking further into this mountain range to Bagga and Rewa until one finally reaches the end point-Guna Devi Temple. You can bow down at the ancient Shiva and Shakti temple by the lake, a devotional place for many.

Where exactly: 
2 km ahead of Sari Village.
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Bijli Mahadev Temple

Kullu has a huge history in its sack. It also homes one of the most beautiful temples in India. Bijli Mahadev Temple stands out from all the other temples due to its serenity and scenic beauty.  It is located at a height of 2460 m above sea level. This temple is a “Kash” style temple in which Lord Shiva is in the form of Shiva Lingam.

The temple can be reached easily after crossing the Beas River. It is located 22 km away from Kullu. The higher ground surrounding the temple offers a panoramic view of the Paravati and Kullu valley. The glistening 60 feet staff of Bijli Mahadev is visible from a very long distance. Legend says that this temple gets struck by lightning every year.

This is why the temple is named after lightning.  The lightning distorts the position of the Shiva Linga. The priest of the temple attaches it again using tattoo and butter as an adhesive. To reach this temple, you will have to perform a 3 km moderately difficult trek uphill. It is an easy trek for younger persons. 

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple: 
The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Bijli Mahadev Temple is 5.6 km.

Location: 
Kashawri, Himachal Pradesh, 175138.

Opening Timings: 
The temple follows the opening and closing timings of other temples usually.
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Kinner Kailash Circuit Trek

Popularly known as “Parbat Of Lord Shiva”, this mountain is perched at an altitude of 6500 meters above the sea level. The alluring landscapes of this place make it the most popular tourist spot in Kalpa. People, in large number, visit this place to take the holy Parikrama, which kickstarts from Morang and continues till Kalpa.

Kinnaur Kailash is situated amid breathtaking valleys, lush green gardens, snow-clad mountains, and gushing rivers. What further adds to the significance of this site is the holy Shivling of Lord Shiva. The Shivling is nestled on the Kailash rage at a height of around 4800m. With its religious significance and panoramic landscapes, it is one of the finest places to visit in Kinnaur.

Location:
 Kailash mountain range. Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh

Timing: 
It can be visited at any time of the day.

Entry fee: 
No entry charges.

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Kuthar Fort

Kuthar Fort is placed in the undying serenity of the Himalayas. The fort spans over an area of about 52.8 square kilometers and is located in the middle of the exotic background, pools as well as the beautiful gardens.

Location: Kuthar Fort is located at a small distance from both Arki and Subathu that are both an hour away from the Shimla airport, Jubbarhatti. Situated in Solan, the fort is one of the key attractions here.

Highlights: Some sectors of the forth are as old as 800 years however there are some new sectors that have been built and are a mere 8 decades old. Stretched in the large area of the region, there are a number of fresh-water springs flowing through here. It is surrounded by different picturesque locations such as the Gurkha Fort from Subathu, Kunihar, and Kasauli hill station.

Best Time: Open all year round.
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Bhrigu Lake

A blasting blue Brighu Lake sits cozily between two high-elevation edges towards the east of Rohtang Pass. One of the numerous cold lakes in Kullu Valley, this lake makes for an immaculate weekend trek and is appropriate for families. 

The noteworthy thing about this trek is that one can achieve an amazing elevation of 14,000 feet and experience snow over the second day of trekking! To add to that, the outdoors grounds at Rola Kholi and Pandu Ropa offer dream-like perspectives to wake up to. 

Bhrigu Lake is only 14 km far from the street head of Gulaba. On a splendid sunny day, the lake is a soaked shade of overlook me-not blue. Bhrigu Lake Trek is especially popular for trekking in Manali.
Amid winter, the lake, secured in the snow, will leave exceptional pictures in your psyche. 

Trekking to the lake is as pacifying as being at the lake itself. On Day 1, backwoods trails from Gulaba to Rola Kholi outdoors grounds take you through valuable old towns, welcoming apple plantations, clear rivulets, and greenfield lands. The trail ensures stunning perspectives of Kullu Valley, which gets to be prettier and prettier as you rise.

Preferred Season
: May-Sep

Maximum Elevation:
14000

Duration
: 4 day

Difficulty Level
: High.

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Chanderkhani Pass

Chandarkhani Pass is located at a height of 3,660 meters above the sea level. This pass is known for its scenic beauty and excellent trekking trails in the Himalayan range. It is treated as one of the best tourist places in Kullu because of the marvelous views, breathtaking landscapes and exclusive trails to follow and make your trip memorable.

You can get the fabulous views of Pir Panjal ranges, Deo Tibba Peak, Parbati mountain range from this pass. The pass takes you to the famous village of Malana through a way between Pulag and Rumsa. The trekkers are introduced to hilly and remote cultures of Himachal Pradesh in this trek. The horizon in this place is a treat for the nature lovers.

The region is also named as the “Valley of Gods”. A legend says that the deity named Jamlu had a basket full of gods. Once he opened his basket in the area. A sudden gust of wind dropped all the gods from the basket. Each fell to the ground and became peaks named after them as Indrasan, Pir Panjal, Deo Tibba, and Parbati.

The top of Chanderkhani pass in Himachal Pradesh is a 360-degree meadow from where you will get the panoramic view of these mountain tops.

Location:
 East of Katrain, Kullu, 175101.

Distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Chanderkhani Pass:
 The distance from Kullu Bus Stand to Chandarkhani Pass is 49 km and it takes 57 minutes to commute. There are interstate buses which will help you with the travel so there is no need to worry about it.

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Kufri Fun World

Jam-packed with enthralling adventures and activities, Kufri Fun World is one of the most amusing tourist places in Kufri. Be it Zip-lining, sky swinging, bungee ejection or mirror maze, haunted house this campus has all of it.

Apart from these, you can also enjoy snow skiing, go-karting, infinity room, and several other surprising adventures which will make you visit this place over and over again. 

Location:
 NH 22, Kufri, Himachal Pradesh 171209.

Timings:
9:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days.

Entry fees:
The entry is free but you need to pay for the rides and adventures you take.

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Chandratal Lake

Chandra Tal is also known as "Moon Lake" is the source of the Chandra River. It is one of the finest treks for trekking in Manali. It was at one time a provisional spot for brokers from Tibet and Ladakh who went to Spiti and the Kullu valley, however today it draws in countless devotees from over the world. 

Situated at a height of 4300 m, Chandra Tal Lake is only 6 km far from the Kunzum Pass in Spiti and Lahaul locale of Himachal Pradesh condition of India. Strolling on Chandra Tal trek will offer an extreme ordeal like the experience of setting off to the moon. 

You will go through two high mountain ranges named Moulkila and Chandrabhaga, which are entirely trying for mountain dwellers. Further, you will see the delightful snow-shrouded mountain tops and slants. There is an unbelievable story connected with this lake.

Sea Preferred Season son: June - mid-Oct

Maximum Elevation: 4250 mts/14000 ft

Duration: 10 day

Difficulty Level: High

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