Bhutan is one of the world's most pristine and exclusive destinations. Bhutan is known as 'The Land of the Thunder Dragon'. Bhutan is the country of a stunning and wide variety of flora and fauna, amazing architecture, ancient traditions, impressive monasteries, a deeply revered king, remarkably friendly people and unique colorful culture. Here Buddhism is a natural way of life and the whole country breathes peace, tranquility, enchantment, joy and age-old wisdom. Entrenched between India, China and Nepal, this magnificent country will enchant you for sure. Let yourself be captured by its' pristine nature, friendly and still traditionally dressed people, ancient monasteries, unique cultural heritage, impressive customs, amazing architecture, touching rituals and rich spiritual life.
‘Himalayas in Himachal’ or one must say Himachal in Himalayas. ‘Him’ in Hindi literally means ice or snow and ‘alaya’ means home, which makes Himalayas ‘The Home of Snow’ and from there Himachal gets its name meaning ‘Land of Snow’. The Himalayas affect the climate of Himachal as well. Huge variations in the elevations of mountains (from 450m to 6500m) cause big differences in climatic conditions. Himachal Pradesh, a northern Indian state in the Himalayas, is known for its trekking, climbing and skiing, and scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh also has a strong Tibetan presence, reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, cuisine heavy on noodles and dumplings, and vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. From the underground waters to the peak of mountains, Himalayas has blessed Himachal with great natural riches. In between, the Passes, the Valleys and the Hot Springs are also the gifts of Himalaya to Himachal.
Kashmir is the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term "Kashmir" denoted only the Kashmir Valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal Range. Today, it denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and Kashmir (subdivided into Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh divisions), the Pakistani-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, and Chinese-administered territories of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.
The word Ladakh means “The Land Of Many Passes" once really feels it when they enter Ladakh by road way either through Srinagar or Manali highway. It is part of the state of Jammu & Kashmir in the northern most tip of India sharing borders with Pakistan, China and the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh.It lies between the two highest Mountain ranges of the world — the Himalayan range in the South and the karakuram range in the North .Ladakh is also described as " LITTLE TIBET" because of its close cultural & trading relations with Tibet . Ladakh is an exotic destination for all seasons and for all reasons which is opened for tourist in 1974 since then a large number of tourist were travelling to Ladakh to see its unspoiled beauty which is so amazing , so natural which extremely difficult to describe and it is best that each person absorbs it with own eyes. You would better to visit Leh with a better camera because you will love to click every bit of Leh and its surroundings. A land with numerous undulating meadows and valleys, exciting peak and mysterious caves, majestic mountains and glaciers, powerful geysers of hot springs, barren landscapes and beautiful lakes, Innumerable species of birds and rare wildlife, You can also find some of the highest motorable roads in Himalayas. Ladakh is a mysterious storehouse of endless discoveries.
Nepal's Culture is Greatly Influenced by its Music, Architecture, Religion and Literature. Your first sight of Nepal may leave you Speechless, the great quantities of Temples, Churches, Monasteries and Other Religious Buildings, the hurly - burly in the streets and the number of people and animals socializing on every corner of the narrow cobble - stone lanes. Nepal has many customs and beliefs that might be difficult to understand and not so easy to obey but this is the way of life to them and you should respect it when you are in their territory. Around 80% area of Nepal is mountainous and covers an area of 147,181 sq km. The only flat land in Nepal is Terai, at the height of 100 meters above sea level. And most people prefer to live in the lowlands where agriculture is possible. Nepal is the most famous tourist destination for adventure sports and adventure tours in Asia with adventure sports like white water rafting, kayaking, mountain biking etc. Tourism is the largest industry in Nepal. The topography of this Himalayan Kingdom makes it the first choice for adventure tours. Nepal is home to Mountain Everest, the Highest Mountain peak in the World at the height of 8848 meters and Kanchenjunga, the third Highest Mountain peak in the World. The thrill of climbing the highest peak in the world attracts number of climbers from all over the world to Nepal. Besides mountaineering, large numbers of tourists visit Nepal every year for religious & cultural tours as Nepal has number of highly revered temples of both Hindus and Buddhists.
Rajasthan,the land of Rajputs who ruled this land for thousands of years. This Desert State was once a collection of Princely Kingdom where Feudal Traditions still carry on amidst Forts and Palaces.'Rajasthan is where all the country's smiles and metaphors appear to have come together to create a visual extravaganza'. Rajasthan is bordered by Punjab in the north, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on the north-eastern side, Madhya Pradesh on the eastern side, Gujrat in South and by Pakistan in West. The areas of Rajasthan show great variation within the state. Mughals destroyed most of the sculptures and cultural pieces of ancient period.But many structures built in 10th to 15th centuries are well preserved till now and many of them are converted into Hotels.A bewitching land with so much to cater-exquisite monuments, magnificent forts and palaces, colorful fairs and festivals,beautiful gardens, Lakes,Wildlife etc. Travelling too is a bliss in Rajasthan because of availability of Modern means of transportation which includes Modern air and train services, deluxe coaches and Chauffeur driven cars. A few hours journey from Delhi to Rajasthan through dull desserts suddenly unleash history as you enter Pink City of Jaipur adorned with magnificent architectures from the bygone era, the overall ambiance is magical. There is no parallel to the heritage in the world that still resound in its folklores, music, swirling skirt dances of women and men holding swords in colorful attires all in the backdrop of strong forts perched on Aravali hills with lakes below. Taking camel, elephant or horse safari in this land filled with stories about kings and princes is truly a royal experience.
Located in the Himalayan Mountains Sikkim is the a landlocked state of India sharing its borders with Nepal in the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Region in the north and east, and Bhutan in the southeast, while the state of West Bengal in the south. With around 607,000 inhabitants as of 2011, Sikkim is the least populous state in India and the second-smallest state after Goa in total area, covering approximately 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi). Sikkim is nonetheless geographically diverse due to its location in the Himalayas; the climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine, and Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim's border with Nepal. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination, owing to its culture, scenery and biodiversity. It also has the only open land border between India and China. Sikkim's capital and largest city is Gangtok. According to legend, the Buddhist saint Guru Rinpoche visited Sikkim in the 9th century AD, introduced Buddhism and foretold the era of the monarchy. Sikkim's Namgyal dynasty was established in 1642. Over the next 150 years, the kingdom witnessed frequent raids and territorial losses to Nepalese invaders. It allied itself with the British rulers of India, but was soon annexed by them. Later, Sikkim became a British protectorate, before merging with India following a referendum in 1975.
Uttarakhand officially the State of Uttarakhand (Uttarākhaṇḍ Rājya), formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a state in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the Devbhumi (literally "Land of the Gods") due to many Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar and the Terai. On 9 November 2000, Uttarakhand became the 27th state of the Republic of India, being created from the Himalayan and adjoining northwestern districts of Uttar Pradesh. It borders Tibet to the north; the Province No. 7 of Nepal to the east; and the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and north-west as well as Haryana on its south-western corner. The state is divided into two divisions, Garhwal and Kumaon, with a total of 13 districts. The interim capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city of the state, which is a railhead. The High Court of the state is located in Nainital. Archaeological evidence supports the existence of humans in the region since prehistoric times. The region formed a part of the Kuru and the Panchal kingdoms (mahajanpads) during the Vedic age of Ancient India. Among the first major dynasties of Kumaon were the Kunindas in the 2nd century BCE who practised an early form of Shaivism. Ashokan edicts at Kalsi show the early presence of Buddhism in this region. During the medieval period, the region was consolidated under the Kumaon Kingdom and Garhwal Kingdom. In 1816, most of modern Uttarakhand was ceded to the British as part of the Treaty of Sugauli. Although the erstwhile hill kingdoms of Garhwal and Kumaon were traditional rivals, the proximity of different neighboring ethnic groups and the inseparable and complementary nature of their geography, economy, culture, language, and traditions created strong bonds between the two regions which further strengthened during the Uttarakhand movement for statehood in the 1990s. The natives of the state are generally called Uttarakhandi, or more specifically either Garhwali or Kumaoni by their region of origin. According to the 2011 Census of India, Uttarakhand has a population of 10,086,292, making it the 20th most populous state in India.
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Geographic Tours- commenced & established in the year of 1999 by young fellows of Ladakh, with a strong vision of making Ladakh amongst the top tourist hubs in every niche and corner of the world. We, at Geographic Tours, believe in the contentment of the travelers and take care of their traveling desires too. Along with the travelling, we tend to take precautions to keep the nature clean and green thus following the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan mission.