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Best and Unique Places to Stay in Himachal Pradesh

Welcome to Himachal Pradesh! India's very own adventure playground in the Himalayas. A northern Indian state that is peppered with snow capped mountains, extensive culture, river valleys, numerous villages and even unique languages.

 

Some of the best places to stay in Himachal Pradesh will bring a huge smile to your face, rest assured. Every pass crossing into a new valley brings you into a different world, with its own enchanting quirks. And as mentioned above, the adventure in Himachal Pradesh is a motley mix of everything—from trekking in Himachal and climbing to rafting, paragliding and skiing, if there is anything that can be done in the mountains, Himachal offers the best of attraction visits. Also, the trekking experience of Chanderkhani pass would be proved as the best experience of Himachal.

 

The Himachal jigsaw is very blissful and colonial in its appeal, appealing you with a holiday atmosphere. The century old Buddhist structures and cultures in Mcleodganj, Lahaul and Spiti, hint of a tiny Tibet. Himachal's past is as rich as the present. The earliest known inhabitants of the region were tribals called Dasas. Later, Aryans came and they assimilated in the tribes. In the later centuries, the hill chieftains accepted suzerainty of the Mauryan Empire, the Kaushans, the Guptas and Kanauj rulers.

 

After Independence and when the British rule ended, 30 princely states of the area were united and Himachal Pradesh was formed on 15th April, 1948. With the recognition of Punjab on 1st November, 1966, certain areas belonging to it were also included in Himachal Pradesh. On 25th January, 1971, Himachal Pradesh was made a full-fledged State. The State is bordered by Jammu & Kashmir on North, Punjab on West and South-West, Haryana on South, Uttarakhand on South-East and China on the East.

 

Himachal Pradesh is famous also because it is one of the most popular and easily accessible Hill States of India. People from all parts of the country as well from different parts of the world visit this beautiful State to enjoy its natural beauty. From trekking and camping to adventure stays, Himachal offers a mix of the best. It boasts of a wide network of best places to stay that comprises of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafeterias serving varied cuisine, including Himachali delicacies. All these properties are in superb locations in the lap of nature, and are definitely regarded as the best places to stay in Himachal Pradesh

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    Photography Hike and Snow Camping in Manali
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    About the Activity:Indulge in photography hike and snow camping in Manali during winter season from October to April for the maximum thrill, but the tour is open on all days.This private tour has night camping at different spots near frozen streams but with bonfire and d...

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    Riverside Adventure Camp in Manali
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    About the Activity: Have a one of a kind experience while you camp riverside in Manali.Find adventure nestled secretly away where you can have fun with your family and friends.Embark on this getaway and enjoy the peace and tranquility as river roars by.Take part i...

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    Camping at Shoghi, Shimla
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    About the Activity:Experience and enjoy the magic and mystique of the Himalayas in Shimla.The Camp in Shimla- a slice of heaven on earth has innumerable activities to relish your mind, body and soul from monotony of the routine life. To boast your enthusiasm, you can ...

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    Basic and Advanced Snowboarding Camp in Manali
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    About the Activity:Fixed departure dates: 09-01-2017, 13-01-2017, 20-01-2017, 26-01-2017, 03-02-2017, 10-02-2017, 17-02-2017, 24-02-2017, 03-03-2017, 10-03-2017Here is an opportunity for all those who love snowboarding or those who would like to know the activity in deta...

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    Camp Stay at Chrysalid Dharamshala
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    About the Activity:Camp Chrysalid Dharamshala is located in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodars which create magnetic beauty in valley.If you are spiritual, take a visit to famous temp...

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    Stay in Jungle Resort at Dharamshala
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    About the Activity:Located in a culturally rich and naturally pristine environment the resort is not just a hotel but a true resort established in an exclusive rural setting within urban Dharamshala.The hotel is only 15 minutes drive from down town and 30 minutes drive f...

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    Camping at Snow Trail, Chail, Shimla
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    About the Activity:The moment you feel escaping the tedious life amidst the concrete walls of the city, or the four walls of a corporate office, you must take a break and flee to the Snow Trail, Chail, Shimla. This region, within its magical beauty and appeal, will hel...

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    Camping at Mashobra in Shimla
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    About the Activity: Enjoy a memorable weekend as you embark on a camping experience at Mashobra near Shimla which is surrounded by stunning and beautiful hills.You can enjoy trekking at the nearby hills and explore activities such rock climbing, rappelling, ladder ...

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    Bhrigu Lake Circle Trekking and Camping
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    About the Activity:Let this trip be the one sans glitches. We are taking you away from the fake promises of a ‘hotel with a view’ and placing you right in the middle of a forest, by the river Beas.  There you will camp for a day and soak the beautiful Manali with the eye...

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    About the Activity: Enjoy an exciting camping experience at Solang valley near Shimla, a beautiful gorge in Himachal Pradesh.You can enjoy sleeping under the stars at this stunning location and also embark on a number of exciting adventure activities.Enjoy the adren...

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    About the Activity:Soyal village is an ancient beautiful village with less number of houses but it covers a avast area of lush green forests filled with Deodar and pine trees.Trek through the frozen village, visit the temple of Jamdagni Rishi and also other sights are th...

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    About the Activity:Embark on this delightful trekking trip that enables you to explore the real beauty of Kheer Ganga.Trek through the rugged mountainous terrain takes you through stunning landscapes. Delight in the natural beauty accompanying you.Make your way throu...

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    About the Activity:You're driven to Solang Valley, which composes picturesque views.Trek kicks off from the serene Solang Valley to Patalsu Peak, at around 07.00 AM, and is a perfect hike with friends and family.The uphill trek traverses through thick Himalayan jungles b...

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    About the Activity: Experience a camping experience at Hallan and enjoy the thrill of adventure at Pandu Ropa; a nature retreat worth your time! Your fun overnight trek will start from Camp Exotica at Hallan, and you will continue the trek towards Pandu Ropa. Reach...

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    About the Activity: An adventure filled weekend tour with camping, trek and paragliding in Bir valley awaits you and your friends and family. Bir is surrounded by tea gardens and an amphitheatre of low hills and is an ideal landing ground for para-gliders. Bir has Buddhi...

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Attractions

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Manali

From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.

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Bhrigu Lake

Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places. 

Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali. 

 The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade.  Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque. 

The trekking route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.  Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times of harsh winters.

Distance from Manali: 18 Kms

How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba

Best time to Visit: May to June 

Attractions/Activities: Trekking

Type of destination:  Trekking and religious

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Prashar Lake

Sage Prashar is the reason Prashar Lake got its name ages ago. One visits this quintessential lake will be unknowingly directed to oblivion and for sure the serenity will let every visitor linger for more. Located in Mandi village, Himachal Pradesh, the iconic attraction apart from the lake is the three stories pagoda like temple structure near the lake. 2730 meters above the lake seats amidst the rejuvenating sets of nature’s miracles including the snow-clad peaks in the backdrop and River Beas flowing so fast through the valley down. One can get access to the lake through Drang. The age of temple lengthens back to 13th century and the lake has one more surprise within it that is a floating island. Though visitors are seen in plenty over here, no one could accurately fathom the depth the lake goes into, till date.
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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.



Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.
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Kangra Fort

It is a famous fort located in the outskirts of the famous place Kangra near Dharamshala. This fort was built by the Royal Rajput family of the state of Kangra in the 15th Century. However, the fort was heavily damaged by an earthquake in the year 1905. Still, it has a good structure which attracts a lot of tourists.

Location: The distance of the fort from Dharamshala is around 20 km but it has proper connectivity to roadways which makes it easier to get there.

Highlights: The beautiful entrance is something what people love. The way the whole fort is built is completely marvelous. Inside the fort, you will find defaced statues of many lords that these people worship. This fort is considered as one of the most beautiful forts in India and people love it for the built structure.



Best time to visit: You can plan a visit anytime of the year.
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Sunset Point

We all know the beauty of sunset points, there are various such points throughout our country and the world. The sunset point in Kasauli attracts a lot of visitors because of the stunning view of the valleys. Apart from tourists, even the residents sometime come here to savour the beautiful scene of the sunset.

Location: It is located at the end of the upper mall road. Busses and cabs are available at the place so transportation is very easy.

Highlights: The major highlight is the view of the sunset point. People come here to enjoy, relax and click a lot of beautiful pictures of the setting sun. It is one of the best places to enjoy the evening.

Best time to visit: For seeing the sunset, you need to visit the place at dusk around 6 in the evening. It is a natural event and thus you need to time yourself well to see it.

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What You Should Know More About Stays in Himachal Pradesh

  • Which are the best resorts to stay in Himachal Pradesh?

    Home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie, Shimla, Kasauli and other spellbinding places, Himachal is one f the most visited hill station in Northern India. Very accessible and affordable, Himachal Pradesh is also host to the Dalai Lama and invariably has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas. Visiting Himachal makes you wander within, as you are in the lap of nature with so much to inspire you. And as mentioned above, there are numerous towns to visit in Himachal and to choose from. If you’re planning a trip soon, here are some of the best resorts that offer the best services which can help you shortlist your town as well:

    • Tall Trees Resort, Manali
    • Marigold Sarovar portico, Shimla
    • Moksha Himalaya Spa Resort, Parwanoo
    • Kasauli Exotica, Kasauli
    • Hotel Bhagsu, Mcleodganj
    • Timber Trail heights, Parwanoo
    • Chonor House, Mcleodganj
    • Cloud Ends Villa, Kangra
    • Norwood Green
    • Classic Hill Top, Chamba
    • Nalagarh Heritage Resort, Nalagarh

  • Which are the best jungle resorts in Himachal Pradesh?

    The best thing about Himachal Pradesh is the variety of activities it offers the tourists. The mountains here are equipped to give you an experience of a lifetime—this includes trekking, camping, paragliding, beautiful temples and ancient temples to visit. But the most adventurous of all is living in the middle of the jungle, closest to all the flaura and fauna mother earth has gifted us. So many towns in Himachal offer much more than your typical wildlife experience: enjoy adventure sports and camping in the heart of the forest. Replenish your energies at the various resorts, cottages and jungle camps. These parks mean exhilaration galore, whether a night under the stars or a mesmerizing boat safari. Here goes:

    • Jungle Livinn-Hotel & Resort, Kufri
    • Jungle Lodge, Dharampur
    • Tarika’s Jungle Retreat, Solan
    • Park Woods Shoghi, Shimla
    • Jerry’s Jungle Huts, Palampur

  • Which are the best places for camp stays in Himachal Pradesh?

    When it is the time for finding an escape from the city life, go camping in Himachal Pradesh and feel fresh and new again. There are many admired hill stations in the state, where numerous travel and hospitality companies have established their campsites. Be sure to breathe in clean and purest air as many of these are away from usual suspects in Himachal. And to add to the list, there are some more things you can expect when camping—such as amazingly clear skies with uncountable stars, glowing after dark, except for cloudy nights. At many places, a section of the Milky Way Galaxy called the Orion Arm is clearly visible. Check out some options:

    • Camp Roxx Adventure Camp
    • Igloo Camp Resort in Sangla
    • Natures Outpost camp in Kullu
    • Cargo Camps, Solan
    • Tentsville, Manali
    • Camp Potters Hill, Shimla
    • Camp Exotica, Manali
    • Hotel Kasauli Jungle Camp, Kasauli
    • Kinner Camps, Seringche
    • Parvati Kuteer, Kasol

  • Which are the best homestays in Himachal Pradesh?

    Most of us living in an urban setup look to travel for a brief escape from the deadlines, traffic jams and monotonous daily routines. Mountains are perfect for those kinds of holidays. Far from the loud noise and pollution, you can relax with a nice book and a hot cuppa. Resort living compared to home living has always been a constant debate among tourists. One that give you all the services possible while the other let’s you explore yourself—tucked away in nature. So why not go for a homestay instead of a resort? A homestay that helps you understand its little nuances and amaze you with the varied quirks. Here are some of the famous homestays in Himachal Pradesh to consider while planning a trip:

    • Khem Bharti Homestay
    • Bundla tea Estate, Palampur
    • Raju’s Cottage, Gushaini
    • Our Place, Raison
    • Farm & Orchard Retreat, Shimla
    • Darang Tea Estate, kangra

  • What are the best romantic resorts in Himachal Pradesh for honeymoon?

    When escaping the city life for a break, all you want is a hot cuppa breezy air with your partner by your side. There is nothing more one could ask for. Therefore, choosing the perfect stay becomes very important. For it makes all the difference—the setting, the mood, all of it makes all the difference. Here are some options for resorts that’ll help pump up the romance:

    • Honeymoon Inn, Shimla
    • Holiday Heights, Manali
    • Heritage Villa Resort, Shimla
    • Hotel Mongas, Dalhousie
    • Manali Valley Resorts
    • Sunpark Resort, Manali
    • Toshali Royal View
    • Kasauli Castle
    • Grand View Hotel, Dalhousie

  • Which are the best budget stays in Himachal Pradesh?


    From luxurious resorts, to nature homestays, Himachal Pradesh has something to offer for everyone—ancient history, temples, and perfect hills offer numerous activities for all the tourists coming in. So many places to explore, parks for children, relax and unwind here even when on a budget. Here are some option for budget stays in Himachal Pradesh:


    • Pink House, Mcleodganj
    • Hotel Crystal, Manali
    • Hotel Megha View, Dalhousie
    • Hotel Grand Sunset, Chail
    • Shining Star Resort, Chamba
    • Sagrika Resort, Dalhousie
    • Hotel Highland Resort, Palampur
    • Chail Residency

  • Which are the most luxury resorts in Himachal Pradesh?

    We all have to agree, how some luxury services just pump us up and escalate our moods. And after all, that is what a resort is known for—the services and the food. The land of lofty mountains and ferocious rivers promises a rejuvenating time as you enjoy a stay at one of best resorts in Himachal. You should choose one that keeps you close to nature, yet, doesn’t compromise on facilities and services. With surreal bedrooms, jacuzzis in the bathtubs and breathtaking views from the windows, the best resorts in Himachal promises a truly spoiling holiday:

    • The Himalayan, Manali
    • Manuallaya-The resort spa in the Himalayas
    • Baikunth Resort, Kasauli
    • Wildflower Hall, Shimla
    • Alps Resort, Dalhousie
    • The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
    • Fortune Park Moksha, Mcleod Ganj
    • Norwood Green Resort, Palampur
    • Suryavilas Luxury Resort & Spa, Solan

  • Which are the best cottages in Himachal Pradesh?

    There is nothing that makes one feel cozier than cottage living. With your family under one roof, cottages make for the best stay options when going for a family holiday. And again, Himachal offers some of the best cottages laced with the best of facilities and amenities. Check out some options below:


    • Fog Hills Manali Cottages
    • Upadhyay Cottages, Manali
    • Tree House Cottages, Manali
    • White Stone Cottages, Kullu
    • Chobhyal Cottages, Chamba
    • Parvati River Cottage, Badli Village
    • Rock Topp Inn, Manali
    • Devat Farm cottages, Tirthan Valley
    • Kanyal Height Cottages, Manali

  • Which are the best riverside resorts in Himachal Pradesh?


    Is there anything better than the calming sound of water? It soothes the soul in more ways than one. Himachal Pradesh provides water to both the Indus and Ganges basins. Several make ways through it; namely Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej and the Yamuna. These rivers are perennial and are fed by snow and rainfall. Picking on this idea, there are numerous riverside resorts that were setup for the tourists traveling to Himachal. Find below some options:

     

    • Riverside Resorts & Adventures, Tirthan Valley
    • Quality Inn & Suites, Kullu
    • Neeralaya Resort, Manali
    • River Side Cottages, Manali
    • The River Crescent Resort, Kangri

Traveller Tales From Himachal Pradesh

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Sushant Kumar

04 October 2017

"love this place"

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Ghanshyam

28 December 2017

Nice Camp. Started just few months ago. People at camp are really helpful and polite. Karam, you are a rockstar. Keep the same pace buddy. This is really required in making this new camp as extraordina...

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Sindhu

11 January 2018

"Had a wonderful time at Shivirama Camp. Maintenance and food at the camp was great. But disappointed by Thrillophilia agent as they did not properly pass on the info to the tour operator at Bir. Still...

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Acharyasuta Khanna

21 October 2015

Very beautiful place with a breathtaking view. The cottages are very warm and cozy. The resort has some of the best facilities like gym, spa and the wonderful hot water swimming pool which is exactly w...

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kunal sehrawat

27 December 2017

"\nEverything from location to activities was fantastic.\nA little improvement in management is required. But overall it was an amazing experience & had a lot of fun. A must visit place. \n"

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mayadawg

18 April 2016

Had an awesome trip in Manali. The best part in the trip was the giant rabbits and yaks present in the location.

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prathibha

07 January 2017

i love that place...may be in my feature i will spend more time and explore that destination

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mayadawg

18 April 2016

Thank you Thrillophilia for offering a wonderful trip to us.

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