Former state bird of Himachal, monal (impeyan pheasant), an endangered species, will soon get an advanced breeding centre in Manali. The Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has approved the proposal for it and design for the centre been finalized. The exercise to build a centre for keeping a close watch on the breeding of Himalayan monal

Tourism in Spiti has suffered major drop in number of tourists who are fearing their safety in tribal mountains following landslides and heavy rains this month. Chandertal, Kibber, Kaza, Losar, Nako, Tabo, Kunzum pass, Dhankar monastery, Kungri Gompa and Thang Yug gompa are the main tourist destination in Spiti, the cold desert of Himachal. Due

With temperature dipping below 15 degrees Celsius, woollens are out in Manali in mid-August. The incessant rains in mid and lower hills and snowfall on high altitude peaks have caused a dramatic fall in mercury this month. Manali this month recorded minimum temperature of 10.5 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature was 23 degrees Celsius.

Many persons are feared killed after a flash flood caused by downpour swept away a Van at Rangri village near Manali at around 4.30pm on Tuesday. One more vehicle is feared buried in the flood. Work was on to recover the buried bodies. Lalit Kumar, an eyewitness told TOI that Ashali Nullah was looking calm

Heavy rains, landslides and floods lashed Himachal on Monday, causing traffic snarls as many link and major national highways were blocked. High alert has been sounded in Kullu district and emergency holiday in schools has been declared. No serious accident has been reported so far. Landslides caused by downpour have blocked the Chandigarh-Manali national highway

All the peaks near Manali including Rohtang, Deo Tibba, Hanuman Tibba, Seven Sisters, Hamta pass, Makarved and Shikarved are receiving heavy snowfall on Monday. Kullu, Manali, Mandi, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Khajiar, Shimla and Kinnaur are experiencing heavy to moderate rains. Snow has blocked the Manali-Leh highway at Rohtang pass and Baralacha-la. The minimum temperature in Manali

Heavy snowfall, landslides and floods have brought disaster to the Himachal Pradesh. Most of the highways and link roads have been blocked, flights have been canceled, hundreds of tourists are stranded on highways and many trekkers, shepherds have been feared trapped between snows in mountains. Rohtang pass has received more than one-foot snow and entire

Snowfall on 16,500 feet high Baralacha-la on Manali-Leh highway has doubled the adventure of jeep safari. Hundreds of vehicles are leaving for Ladakh from Manali everyday – mostly carrying the passengers from Mumbai, West Bengal and abroad. Crossing the flooded brooks, snowcapped mountain tops, unmaintained roads and cold deserts has made this seasonal highway full

No doubt ‘3 Idiots’ movie has earned fame to Ladakh. Especially Indians are longing for a glimpse of cold deserts with a blue lake in its arms. Not more people had heard the name “Pangong Tso or Pangong Lake” before the release of ‘3 Idiots movie’. Now thousands of travellers have been visiting Ladakh just