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The Buddhist Trail In Himachal (A Travel Guide)

The Buddhist Trail In Himachal (A Travel Guide)
$29.00
Item Code: IDI784
Author: Swati Mitra
Publisher: Good Earth Publications, New Delhi
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 8187780339
Pages: 156 (Illustrated Throughout in full Color)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.1" X 4.5
weight of the book: 242 gms
From The Jacket

This Travel Guide takes the traveller through exceptionally magnificent landscapes, the world's youngest mountains sheltering some of its oldest monasteries. From the near perfect beauty of Lower Kinnaur to the austere splendour of Lahaul-Spiti, the guidebook charts both the majesty of the setting and the strength of spirit and faith that has allowed for habitation, and travel, here.

The great monasteries, such as Lahaul's Guru Ghantal, Spiti's Tabo, Dhankar and Kye and Kinnaur's Nako are presented in depth, and there are also chapter on the state's Buddhist-Tibetan enclaves, Dharamshala and Rewalsar.

Chapter on Manali and Shimla present two gateways to the Trail, via Lahaul and Kinnaur respectively.

There are chapters on wildlife, nature parks and sanctuaries, and adventure sports such as paragliding, river rafting and trekking.

An up-to-date Practical Information section contains information required for the traveller to India and Himachal Pradesh: visas, embassies and high commissions, air, trains and road connections, where to stay and where to eat.

This highly visual Travel Guide, lavishly illustrated with over 140 photographs, is a perfect companion not just for the intrepid tourist but also the armchair traveller.

Cold Deserts Green Oases4
Kinnaur8
Lahaul-Spiti10
Slopes of Ice: Rivers and Lakes17
The People25
Spread of Buddhism30
Manali: Gateway to Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti50
The Buddhist Trail in Himachal64
Guru Ghantal68
Shashur70
Kardang70
Tayul71
Mrikula Devi and Trilokinath73
Kaza80
Kye82
Tangyud (Komic)87
Tabo87
Dhankar89
Lha-Lun92
Kungri and Mud94
Nako95
Pooh98
Ropa99
Kanum100
Lanin Monastery (Moorang)102
Ribba103
Dharamshala104
Rewalsar116
Mandi125
Land of The Grey Ghost126
The Pin Valley126
Adventure Sports132
Practical Information138
Arriving in India138
Arriving in Himachal Pradesh144
Further Reading153
Phrase Book154
Glossary155
Index156

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