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Hadima Devi Temple - Manali

Hadimba Devi Temple

Hadimba Devi Temple Hidimba Devi Temple, locally known as Dhungari Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manali, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India. Cedar forest called Dhungiri Van Vihar at the foot of the Himālayas, surrounds the temple. There, people worship Devi Hidimbi, wife …

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A view of Manikaran Sahib

Manikaran

Manikaran Manikaran is located in the Parvati Valley on river Parvati, northeast of Bhuntar in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m and is located 4 km ahead of Kasol and about 35 km from Kullu. This small town attracts tourists visiting Manali and Kullu to its hot springs and …

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The Scandal Point Shimla

Story of The Scandal Point, Shimla

The story begins with the Raja of Patiala, Bhupender Singh who was very charming and had many wives. Around 1891, when he was in Shimla, he fell in love with a daughter of the British Viceroy (Lord Kitchener). Therefore, he eloped (ran away secretly to get married) with the Viceroy’s daughter. This had led to the Maharaja being banished from entering Shimla by the British authorities. He countered the move by setting himself a new summer capital – now famous hill resort of Chail, 45 km from Shimla. This act of Maharaja was considered to be a scandal (a morally wrong act).