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Hello Mr. Chauhan, it was certainly a mesmerizing and memorable tour to Shimla, Manali, Mcleodgunj,Dalhousie, Chamba and Dharamshala with you. We had a great time and your professional approach towards your clients is welcomed. we had a great time in Himachal. Thank you.

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Bharmour, anciently known as Brahmpura, was the ancient capital of Chamba, Himachal Pradesh (India) till 920 AD. Bharmour is situated in Budhil and Ravi valley between North latitude 32° 15' 36? and 32.26° and East longitude 76° 19' 12? and 76.32°at altitude of 2195 meters from sea level forty miles to the south-east of Chamba.Bharmour is also popular because of its proximity with Manimahesh Lake, Manimahesh Kailash and Chaurasi (84) ancient temples, which are reflecting the glorious past of this hidden town. Bharmour is also known as the Abode of Shiva as there are numerous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in and nearby regions The whole region around Bharmour is considered to be under the control of Lord Shiva, hence is also known as the Shiv Bhumi..This place besides being an aesthetic and scenic beauty is also spiritual in essence. The old archaeological remains are said to be the temples in and around the area. Bharmour is inhabited by Gaddies (Shepherd) who reside exclusively on the snowy ranges and mountains which divide Chamba from Kangra and Lauhal & Spiti district.Gaddis are semi-nomadic and partial pastoral tribes. Being the home of an interesting Gaddi tribe Bharmour is also known as Gadheran in Kangra district. The place is also known for its red delicious apples, medicinal herbs, hidden treasures and warm woolen blankets.
 
WHY BHARMOUR :- In the fast, busy and complex world of today where people are totally involved in a continuous pursuit of growth irrespective of their paths, what they are really missing is peace, and a natural way of living a life. Our aim is to promote natural resource sustainability, economic viability and cultural integrity through sustainable tourism development. We enable for our clients to experience remote areas, to view pristine natural beauty and to learn from the cultures of the Himalayas without depleting natural resources or degrading cultural identities.In this regard Bharmour is the unexplored destination, situated in the Dhauladhar region and Pir Panjal Ranges of Himalaya, between the Ravi and Budhil valley, and known for the Gaddi peoples of Bharmour. The trekking in Bharmour and the hidden treasures are good enough reasons for visiting such a beautiful small town. The Dhauladhar region and Pir Panjal Ranges of Bharmour are a unique destination in world, lots of bird species, beautiful dense forests with meadows, Land and home of the Lord Shiva, diverse flora and fauna, historical and religious monuments, High altitude peaks, 12 Passes, and the home of the Gaddies, an indigenous tribe of Himachal Pradesh. 
Each day, gives you a different terrain, a different view in different weather conditions. There is tremendous scope of trekking. The mountains are high enough between the altitudes of 10000 feet to 15500 feet, and are very much suitable for beginners and for high altitude trekkers as well. So browsing through the website, you will see the hidden treasures of Bharmour and most used trekking routes. If you want to go to the Lauhal and Kangra Valley or for camping with your family / friends for a few days so we are here to help you, you can customize your route as you wish.We provide ease to researcher whom wants to research in peaceful Himalaya. Everything, from duration, route to number of people are flexible and there is no hard and fast rule for any trek. Anna Tour & Trekking Adventure is a traveling company based in Bharmour, in the heart of the Dhauladhar mountain ranges of Himachal Pradesh. Contact us for trekking in the Himalayas, and let us know what you want, it is your trek.
 
PLACES OF INTEREST
ANCIENT CHAURASI TEMPLE -  Chaurasi was the level area on which these eighty four temples were standing and the name was attributed to the 84 Sidhas who are believed to have meditated in Bharmour over 100 years who supposed to come from Kurukshetra while visiting to Manimahesh Kailash. The Chaurasi Temple Complex offers you a delightful, clean and a scenic view. The complex is surrounded by numerous schools. The most extraordinary site of the complex is the tallest temple of Manimahesh, which is built in the Shikhara style of architecture. Another temple built in the same style is that of Lord Vishnu cast in his Nar Singh Avtar.Bharmour, once known as Brahmpura, was between the 6th and 10th centuries, the capital of the princely state of Chamba. It is renowned for its cluster of temples collectively known as the ‘Chaurasi’.
 
MANIMAHESH LAKE:   Manimahesh Lake is situated at 27 Kms from Bharmour at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. The lake and peak are considered sacred and a fair calledas Manimahesh fair (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake each and every year in the month of August and September; the yatra starts from Janamastmi to Radhastami each and every year. It is believed that on this occasion both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati gets the bath in the Lake. For this holy moment lacks of peoples comes from the country and abroad to take holy bath in the Manimahesh Lake. Providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people. And the glorious view of Manimahesh Kailash touches the hearts of visitor in the morning and at the time of sun rising.Regarding Manimahesh Kailash it is said that no one has been able to climb to the peak. Local legends clarifying that people point out rock projections, human-like in appearance, and say that one is of a hermit, the other of a shepherd, frozen stiff during their futile effort to reach the top. Many holy places come in the way to Manimahesh, at the distance of 6 km from Hadsar, a Dhancho famous for water fall and after 5km from Dhancho Gourikund come. Gauri is another name of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. A dip in this lake is considered sacred because it is believed that Parvati used to bath in this lake. About one kilometer ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva's feet. After a short run reaches the Manimahesh Lake in this shallow circular lake gives it an enchanting appearance. A roofless temple, conspicuous with many iron trinkets, is seen on the opposite side. As per legends it is necessary to take bath in Brahmani’s pool before Manimahesh Lake.

KUGTI AND TUNDAH WILD LIFE SANCTUARIES: Kugti and Tundah sanctuaries are full of hidden Himalayan flora and fauna, and attract researcher for research. Followings are main hidden treasures of Bharmour. There are many people in the world those who come to hill station seeking seclusion to satisfy their hidden motives, many travelers come for sightseeing, to gain knowledge and to relax in natural environment and even for meditation. Such people often checkup web sites.
HOLI VALLEY:- Holi village is situated on the bank of ravi river another beautifull valley of Chamba district.
Kartik & Marali temple:- Situated in the kugti wildlife sanctury 31 km from Bharmour in the way of kugti pass trek. 
Banni Mata Temple:- Situated in the tundah wildlife sanctury 41  km from Bharmour in the way of kalicho pass trek. This Temple is dedicated to  Godess Bhadarkali.
Kwarsi: Kawarsi is one of the remotest village of the Bharmour valley. In fact, even the mules cannot reach Kawarsi as the path is narrow at places. The journey to Kawarsi is a complete adventure in itself.
Laakewali Mata: Laakewali Mata is one the most acient temple of the Bharmour valley. This temple is situated at a distance of 24KM from Holi towards Nayagram. There is a procession (Jatar) organized by the local people in the month of August every year and attracts lot of local peoples. The procession is one of the most color full gathering of local peoples
Kiur Dal: Kiur Dall is small lake, situated at the ridge. During this trek one goes though the rich wildlife areas well known for leopard, monals and wild goats. This is one of the best birding site of the Himalayas and have majestic view of might Dhauladhar.
 

Temples in Bharmour

MANIMAHESH KAILASH:-  ( 13390 Feet ) Manimahesh Lake and Kailash is situated at 27 Kms from Bharmour at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. The lake and peak are considered sacred and a fair called as Manimahesh fair (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake each and every year in the month of August and September; the yatra starts from Janamastmi to Radhastami each and every year. It is believed that on this occasion both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati gets the bath in the Lake. For this holy moment lacks of peoples comes from the country and abroad to take holy bath in the Manimahesh Lake. Providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people. And the glorious view of Manimahesh Kailash touches the hearts of visitor in the morning and at the time of sun rising.Regarding Manimahesh Kailash it is said that no one has been able to climb to the peak. Local legends clarifying that people point out rock projections, human-like in appearance, and say that one is of a hermit, the other of a shepherd, frozen stiff during their futile effort to reach the top. Many holy places come in the way to Manimahesh, at the distance of 6 km from Hadsar, a Dhancho famous for water fall and after 5km from Dhancho Gourikund come. Gauri is another name of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. A dip in this lake is considered sacred because it is believed that Parvati used to bath in this lake. About one kilometer ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva's feet. After a short run reaches the Manimahesh Lake in this shallow circular lake gives it an enchanting appearance. A roofless temple, conspicuous with many iron trinkets, is seen on the opposite side. As per legends it is necessary to take bath in Brahmani’s pool before Manimahesh Lake.
 
ANCIENT CHAURASI TEMPLES:- Chaurasi was the level area on which these eighty four temples were standing and the name was attributed to the 84 Sidhas who are believed to have meditated in Bharmour over 100 years who supposed to come from Kurukshetra while visiting to Manimahesh Kailash. The Chaurasi Temple Complex offers you a delightful, clean and a scenic view. The complex is surrounded by numerous schools. The most extraordinary site of the complex is the tallest temple of Manimahesh, which is built in the Shikhara style of architecture. Another temple built in the same style is that of Lord Vishnu cast in his Nar Singh Avtar.Bharmour, once known as Brahmpura, was between the 6th and 10th centuries, the capital of the princely state of Chamba. It is renowned for its cluster of temples collectively known as the ‘Chaurasi’. Though of varying architectural design, these temples are noted for their fine workmanship. Legend has it that in the 10th century, 84 Sidhas (holy men) visited Bharmour; they blessed the ruler Raja Sahil Varman with ten sons and a daughter Champavati whom the town of Chamba is said to be named. And while some shrines were already in existence, the Raja had the remainder built to commemorate their sojourn. These include the Lakhna Devi Temple, the Ganesh Temple and the Nar Singh Temple. Installed in the sanctum of the Lakhna Devi Temple is an exquisite brass image of the goddess, The temple of Lord Dharamraj is also in the Chaurasi and only one in the whole world.
 
THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF CHAURASI ARE : 
  • Ganesha Temple(belongs to Lord Ganesh)
  • Manimahesh temple (belongs to Lord Shiva)
  • Nar Singh temple (belongs to Lord Vishnu)
  • Maa Lakhna Devi (belongs to Goddess Mahisasurvardni)
  • Maa Shitla Temple(belongs to Goddess Shitla)
  • Maa Chamunda Temple(belongs to Goddess Chamunda)
  • Hanuman Temple belongs to Lord Hanuman/ Bajrangbali)
  • Kartik Temple (belongs to Lord Kartik)
  • Dharameshwar Mahadev temple (belongs to Lord Dharamraj only one in the whole world)
  • Nandi temple (belongs to Lord Nandi)
  • Jai krishan Giriji temple (belongs to Saint Jai krishan Giriji Maharaj)
  • Trameshwar Mahadev, Bijleshwar Mahadev, Moniling Mahadev, Suryaling Mahadev, Gyarahrudhra Mahadev (all temples belongs to Lord Shiva)
  • Ard Ganga holy Pond (used for holy bath on the occasion of Janamastmi)

Shakti Devi Temple Chatrari:- The temple of Shakti Devi at Chhatrarhi  belongs to the same period as that of lakshana, is a good specimen of the Hill shrine described above. The outer doorway, however, is evidently a later addition, and the coarse frescoes on the walls of  the cella are of quite recent date. The ornamentation of the inner door-way is very similar to that of the Lakshana Temple. Here  also we find, over the entrance, a row of flying figures --four on each side-the two in the centre carrying a crown, whereas the remaining six are accompanied by female figures each seated on the hip of its companion. Beneath these there is a row of thirteen cross-legged figures, of which nine represent the Nava-grahas, i.e, the Sun, the Moon, the five planets-Mars, Mercury, Julpiter, Venus and Saturn-the eclipse-demon Rahu and the comet Ketu. Rahu is represented by a demon's head without a body, in agreement with the myth told in the Puranas. It is said that Rahu stealthily partook of the nectar produced by the churning of the ocean, but was betrayed by the Sun and the Moon, who had noticed the theft. He was beheaded by Vishnu, but the head had become immortal by the use of the nectar. Since then the Rahu head persecutes the Sun and the Moon and causes them to eclipse. The four remaining figures at the two ends possibly represent the Guardians of the Four Regions (Lokapalas).

Along the door-jambs we find a double row of standing figures on each side of the entrance. Those of the two outer rows alternate with crouching animal-headed figurines, which act as Atlantes, and presumably are meant either for Rakshasas or for the Ganas of Shiva. Among the standing figures we notice to the right the six-faced Karttikeya with his peacock, and Indra the rain-god holding a thunderbolt  and accompanied by his vehicle the elephant, and to the left the four-armed Brahma, carrying a rosary and a water-pot and accompanied by a pair of geese. The inner rows consist each of four figures. On the left side we recognise Vishnu three-faced, the side faces being a lion's and a boar's; and Durga slaying the Buffalo. The two lowermost figures are again Gangla and Yamuna, the personifications of the sacred rivers of India. In the upper corners of the door-way we notice the same winged dragons as are found on the Lakshana temple.The wooden pillars, with their pot-and-foliage capitals, supporting elaborately carved bracket-capitals in which couchant bulls and other animals have been introduced, deserve special notice.

Lakes in Bharmour

MANIMAHESH KAILASH & LAKE:  (13390 Feet ) Manimahesh Lake is situated at 27 Kms from Bharmour at the foot of Manimahesh Kailash. Lord Shiva is believed to reside on this snow-covered mountain. The lake and peak are considered sacred and a fair called as Manimahesh fair (Manimahesh Yatra) is held at the lake each and every year in the month of August and September; the yatra starts from Janamastmi to Radhastami each and every year. It is believed that on this occasion both Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati gets the bath in the Lake. For this holy moment lacks of peoples comes from the country and abroad to take holy bath in the Manimahesh Lake. Providing a rare occasion to see and study the customs and rituals of the local people. And the glorious view of Manimahesh Kailash touches the hearts of visitor in the morning and at the time of sun rising.

Regarding Manimahesh Kailash it is said that no one has been able to climb to the peak. Local legends clarifying that people point out rock projections, human-like in appearance, and say that one is of a hermit, the other of a shepherd, frozen stiff during their futile effort to reach the top. Many holy places come in the way to Manimahesh, at the distance of 6 km from Hadsar, a Dhancho famous for water fall and after 5km from Dhancho Gourikund come. Gauri is another name of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. A dip in this lake is considered sacred because it is believed that Parvati used to bath in this lake. About one kilometer ahead is the Shiva Kalotri spring-said to have its source in Lord Shiva's feet. After a short run reaches the Manimahesh Lake in this shallow circular lake gives it an enchanting appearance. A roofless temple, conspicuous with many iron trinkets, is seen on the opposite side. As per legends it is necessary to take bath in Brahmani’s pool before Manimahesh Lake.

Mountain of Lakes : The Dhauladhar range is a southern branch of the main outer Himalayan chain of mountains. It rises spectacularly from the Indian plains to the north of Kangra and Mandi. Chamba Mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. The Dhauladhar have a peculiar topography. Extremely rocky with a lot of granite, the flanks of the range contain a lot of slate, limestone and sandstones. Ascending from any side is a tough business, given the near vertical incline. This calls for really tough trekking and mountaineering.

The crest of Dhauladhar is covered by a vast expanse of snow and perhaps this mountain range is the near snow line area in the whole of Himalayas which is easily accessible from the plains.All the way from Dalhousie to the Bara Bhanghal ridge, the Dhauladhar has more than 30 passes at an average height of 3500 meters to above 5000 meters, which afford an easy entrance to the Ravi valley and to the central Himalayas. This mighty range has vast trekking, mountaineering and skiing potential and is known for its unexplored and improvised treks. There is very little habitation on the range given the harsh conditions. But meadows abound near the crest providing rich pastures for grazing where large numbers of Gaddi shepherds take their flocks. The top of the crest is buried under vast expanses of thick snow.

The range has rich flora and fauna and its exquisite beauty attracts mountain lovers who return many times over to savoir the delightful trails and there are many of them. The scenery from any of the passes of the Dhauladhar towards Pir Panjal and the Greater Himalayas is most captivating and spectacular allowing an unobstructed view of the mountain ranges and deep valleys with their far-flung, snow-clad, dome-like enchanting peaks. In addition to this, the region has a few small and unnamed virgin peaks.They offer an opportunity for amateur mountaineers, experienced trekkers and beginners to visit the unfrequented areas and open new vistas for adventure. The Dhauladhar deserves a special mention for its high altitude glacial lakes which have mythical backgrounds and are considered extremely sacred by local residents, who make pilgrimage to these lakes during the monsoon and post monsoon season. These lakes are considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva. They are located in the one mountain range. The most prominent among them in the Dhauladhar region are the Lam Dal and the Nag Dal. Dal is called to a Lake.

Lam Dal is at an elevation of 3900 meters and approachable from Minkiani Pass, Inderhar Pass and Gaj Pass. There are twenty two Lakes in this mountain range including all the lakes. Many Local Gaddi shepherd, resident of Bharmour has visit many of these lakes during their migration journey with their flocks to Kangra valley and vice versa. The seven Lakes out of twenty two lakes are explored and are main attraction of Mountain. Main lakes are Lam Dal, Naag Dal, Kali Kund Dal, Chander Koop Dal, Dham Ghodi Dal, Sukh Dal and Naag Chatri Dal. Lamb Dal Lake is the largest and the deepest in the area with a circumference of about 2.5 Kms. These above mention lakes are seven big lakes; hence it is also called the area of the seven lakes.Kali Kund, a well shaped lake is about 200 meters below the Lam Dal. It is worshipped by devotees on account of its religious background. Chander Koop (Moon lake) 4100 meters is a beautiful lake with ice blocks floating in it so it is also known as Ice Berg lake.

Nag Chatri Dal (King Cobra Lake} near the lndrahara pass, is related to the Bhagsu Nag waters and is situated on the other side of the Dhauladhar at an elevation of 4200 meters. The devotees take a dip in this lake during the Manimahesh Yatra towards the end of August and early September. Almost every pass here has a lake below it. Nag Chatri Dal, and a small glacial lake to the left of Thamsar pass are prominent among these. While the water flows from the Dhauladhar towards the Kangra valley flows into the Beas, towards the Chamba it forms the drainage to the Ravi. In the “Expedition Mountain of lakes” we cover main lakes of this mountain range like Lam Dal, Naag Dal, Kali Kund Dal, Chander Koop Dal, Dham Ghodi Dal and Sukh Dal. Held sacred to Lord Shiva, this lake lies amidst bare rock. 'Lama Dal' means a long lake. It is in the inner slopes of Dhauladhar range. This is a group of seven lakes, the largest of all is Lama Dal. It is 20 km from Dainkund (Dayankund). It is said to have unknown depth.

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