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Baba Balaknath temple is located in Deot sidh village of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh. Baba Balaknath ji worshiped in the northern Indian states of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Puja/Aarti is done two times a day and prasad or bhog is offered to all devotees in Shri Baba Balaknath ji temple after completion of Aarti.
Baba Balaknath Cave

Location 

Shrine of Baba Balaknath is situated on a hill-top in village Chakmoh at 45 kms from Hamirpur and is near Hamirpur and Bilaspur both districts. Baba Balaknath temple has natural cave carved in hills and considered as residence of Baba Balaknath ji.

History | Source : www.bababalaknathdeothsidh.com

Birth-story as Sidh
The most popular story about the birth of Baba Balak Nath as 'sidh-purush' is associated with the Amar Katha of Lord Shiva. It is said that Lord Shiva was sharing the Amar Katha with Goddess Parwati in the cave of Amarnath, and Goddess Parvati fell asleep.. A kid-parrot was there in the cave and he was listening the entire story and was making noise of 'yes' ("hmm..").
When the story finished, Lord Shiva found Goddess Parwati sleeping and so he understood that someone else had heard the story. He became very angry and threw his Trishul on the kid-parrot. The kid-parrot escaped from there to save his life and Trishul followed him.
In the way, the wife of Rishi Vyas was yawning. The kid-parrot entered her stomach through her mouth. The Trishul stopped, as it was unreligious to kill a lady. When Lord Shiva knew all this he also came there and narrated his problem to Rishi Vyas. Rishi Vyas told him that he should wait there and as the kid-parrot would come out, he could kill him.
 Lord Shiva stood there for a very long time but the kid-parrot did not come out. As Lord Shiva stood there, the whole universe got disordered.. Then all the Lords met Sage Narada and requested him to request Lord Shiva to save the world.. Then Narada came to Lord Shiva and prayed him to leave his anger as the child had already heard the Amar Katha and so now he had become immortal and now nobody could kill him.
Baba Balaknath Temple

 Listening to this, Lord Shiva told the kid-parrot to came out and in return the kid-parrot demanded a blessing from him. Lord Shiva accepted that and the kid-parrot prayed that as he comes out as a man, any other child who gets birth at the same time would be granted all kind of knowledge and would be immortal. As Lord Shiva accepted this, a divine baby come out from the mouth of Rishi Vyas. He prayed Lord Shiva and got his blessings. This divine baby was called Sukhdev Muni later. The other babies who got birth at that time were famous as Nau Nath and Chaurasi Sidh. One of them was Baba Balak Nath.
Connection With Lord Shiva in Dwapar Yug 
It is believed about Baba Balak Nath that he takes birth in every age (yug). He appeared as "Skand" in Satyug, as "Kaul" in Treta and as "Mahakaul" in Dwapar. In Dwapar age Baba Balak Nath was in the way to Kailash Dham with a wish to meet Lord Shiva. In the way he met with an old lady.
The lady asked him where he is going. Then Baba Balak Nath who was Mahakaul told her that he is praying Lord Shiva since last three births but he had not been blessed by Lord Shiva with his appearance and so he was moving towards Kailash Dham with this very wish.
The old lady told Baba that it was not easy to have a live appearance of Lord Shiva. You have to do something extraordinary. When Baba asked her what he should do,she told that Baba should stand in the foothills of the Kailash near ManSarovar and pray there. Mata Parwati used to come there on some occasions for bath. When Mata Parwati comes there he should pray her to fulfill her wish. Mata Parwati will surely try to give him something else but he should insist on his wish only. Baba Balak Nath stood for twelve gharis with the old lady and moved towards the Man Sarovar. He did the same as the old lady had advised him and finally Lord Shiva was pleased and blessed him to be Paramsidh in the Kaliyug and will remain as Balak (young) and age would not affect him. MahaKaul of Dwapar age got birth in Kaliyug at Kathiyawad in the house of Narayan Vishnu and Laxmi. Parent named him as "Dev".
 Dev was very religious from his childhood and he used to pray all the times. His parents then tried to marry him so that he cannot leave the home. Dev was not ready for this. When he was so much under pressure for marriage he left home and moved towards Girnar Parwat in the search of Paramsiddhi. In Junagarh he met with Swami Dattatreya. Here at the ashram of Swami Dattatreya, he got divine knowledge and emerged as Sidh. As Lord Shiva had blessed him that age will not affect him he remained as a child and called "Balak Nath".

Places to visit 

  • Baba Balak Nath Ji Ki Gufa
  • Main Thara
  • Charanpaduka
  • Museum Hall Near Langer
  • Baba Balak Nath Ji Ka Dhuna
  • Samadi Sathal Math at Village Kalwal

Festivals celebrated 

- Chaitra Mela
Mela of Chaitra is day where people woship divine goddes and celebrated around 14th march to 13th April every year.
- Vasant Panchmi & Holi
Vasant Panchmi is celebrated which is dedicated to goddess saraswati and other than this festival of colors Holi is also celebrated in this divine temple.
- Maha Shivratri
Hindu Festival deciated to maa Parvati and Lord shiva celebrated in temple with lots of joy. Devotees used to celebrate this festival by reciting Shlokas and singing bhajans.
- Raksha Bandhan & ram Navmi
Festival of bonding of brother and sister and Ram navmi is also celebrated with lots of spirituality and joy in Baba Balaknath ji temple and Deot Sidh.

There are many more festivals like Diwali, Dusshehra, Navratre etc. which are celebrated.

Temples all over India dedicated to Lord Baba Balaknath ji

- Mandir Sidh Baba Balak Nath, Prem Nagar, Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana
- Baba Balak Nath Temple, Bhanowal, Hoshiarpur district
- Sidh Shakti Sh Baba Balak Nath Banga, Nawashehar Punjab
- Sidh Baba Balak Nath Mandir, Noida Sector 71
- Baba Balak Nath Mandir, Ghaziabad -

How to Reach Baba balaknath Temple

- By Road 
To reach by road governement as well as private bus and taxi services are available.
Chandigarh to Baba Balaknath Temple distance : 186 Km
Shimla to Baba Balaknath Temple distance : 155 Km
- By Air
Nearest Airtport : Gaggal & Chandigarh
- By Railway 
Nearest Railway station : Una

Intersting Facts about Baba Balaknath Temple

- Ladies were not allowed in temple as it is said that baba balaknath ji was brahmachari.
- After supereme court decision ban was removed.
- Baba balaknath temple is mamaged by trust which was formed in year 1987.
- Baba balanth ji trut used to run school , colleges etc.
- Temple of Baba balaknath is under supervision of more than 100 workers.
Malana is an ancient Indian village known for its weed/Cream. Malana is located in Naggar Tehsil in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh.
Malana is famous for its unique house structure, nature but popular because of Hasish. Malana is known for its ancient custom & manners and judiciary system.
Malana village is in Kullu district but outlying of rest of world. Even primary facilities are missing at this beautiful place.
Malana, Himachal Pradesh

Location

Malana village is in north east of kullu valley & a side valley of Parvati valley. It is located at a height of around 8-9 thousand feet above sea level. Beautiful green village Malana is overlooks the Deo Tiba & Chandarkhani peaks.
Malana is situated side of Malana river.

History

Malana follow oldest democracy in world. They have there own rules and regulations  which revolves around Jamlu Rishi. It is said that Jamlu rishi ihabited this place and people of Malana still follow his made rules and regulations. There is a parliamentary system in malana which consist of two floors & all is guided by Jamlu Rishi considered as God over there. Jamlu rishi is identified with the time of Puranas & believed to have been worshiped in Pre-Aryan's time.

Demography & Government

Malana is situated in Tehsil Naggar of kullu district in Himachal Pradesh. It comes under Kullu assembly constituency .
According to census 1961 population of Malana was around 500 whereas today its around 3 times of that. Total population of Malana is around 1700 and total area is around 179 hectares.
 Malana have oldest democracy & have their own rules an regulations and village is governed by a parliament which consists of lower and upper house. Lower house called as Kanishthang, upper house called as Jayesthang. The current panchayat is Bhagi Ram. They believe highly in their own god Jamlu Rishi & follow rules and regulations set by him.

Language & Culture

Malana residents speaks a local language 'Kanashi or Raksh' which is understood by villages only. Language seems to be mixture of Sanskrit language and Tibetan language.
The village follows a democratic administration & is oldest republic of the world.
There are several rules which will surprise everyone as help of police is not allowed in Malana if somebody wants to seek help of Police he has to pay fine of Rs. 1000 to village council.

Environment

Malana residents are nature friendly and they are caring about there trees and animals in Forests. They have several rules and regulations for their forests as one can't fix nails on tree as it could damage the tree.
Burning woods & trees are prohibited in Malana village. Only dry branches are permitted to be carried.

Temples

Malana village is famous for its temples specially Jamlu rishi temple, which is built in Kathkuni style and other is Rukmini temple. One interesting thing in temple is that it is prohibited to touch Jamlu rishi image. If someone touches it, will be fined 1000 Rs.
Way to Malana

Education

There are primary as well as government middle school. There are more than 100 students in Malana primary school whereas in Middle school around 15 students.

Rishi Jamblu Devta

Jamblu rishi is everything in Malana village as every rule, regulation and law revolves around him. They have lots of faith in Jamlu devta. The entire administration is controlled by devta Jamblu & village council. This village council consists of around 11 people which are considered as representatives of Jamblu devta . There decision is final . There is no permission to any outsider to administrate in decision of Malana. This is the reason why malana is called as Athens of Himalayas.

How to reach Malana ?

Malana village is connected to kullu by three Mountain passes(Parvati valley, Rashol Pass and Chanderkhani pass).
There is no Bus service for Malana village . So easiest and simple way to reach there is by Taxi service from Jari.
Nearest Town : Manali
Nearest Airport : Bhuntar lies at a distance of around 34 km.
Nearest Railway station : Shimla which is at a distance of more than 100 kms.

Manali is a beautiful valley located in Incredible adorable state Himachal Pradesh, India. Manali, Kullu district is located at a height of around 2000 meters in Beas river valley. Manali valley is like a magnet which keeps attracting tourists here every year. Tourist places to visit in Manali, temple in Manali and Nature is always centre of attraction for tourists from all over the world. Manali is located in July district of Himachal Pradesh and at a distance of around 269 km from state capital shimla.
Places-to-visit-in-manali
Manali-kullu District
Manali is famous for for adventures activity like trekking, climbing, mountain biking, rafting skiing and paragliding. Manali is trade route for Laddakh and gateway for Lahaul and spiti district as well as Leh and also for Rohtang Pass But Manali valley is known for its natural beauty and tourist places. Manali have a different places spiritually as several Hindu gods and goddesses temples are located here.

Location of Manali Valley | Geography

Manali valley is located at an elevation of around 6500 feet from sea level. Manali is situated at the northern end of Kullu district and is around 42 km from Kullu town.

History of Manali Valley | Kullu

Manali town is named on a lawgiver Hindu named Manu. Manali is derived from word Manu-Alaya which means Adobe of Manu. According to ancient stories and legends says that Manu stepped this place and created human life again after flood. Manali is in Kullu district and known as 'Valley of Gods'.
Apple, plum , pears etc were Main source of income before Tourism in Manali Valley. Britishers introduced Apple trees in Manali Valley. There were no Apple trees in Manali Valley.
Before people know about tourist places in Manali Valley, this was one of most visited and best destination for first PM of India Jawahar Lal Nehru.
During disturbance in Kashmir , tourism in Manali Valley is on its top. This was also seen during 1980. In peak season most of the Hotels, cafe and resorts are full.

Demography of Manali valley | Population

Manali valley is small town with a population of around 8000 according to census 2011. Manali have around 65% of males and 35% of females. Literacy rate of Manali is around 74 %.
Around 10 Percent of the population is less than of six years. Tourism is main occupation of people of Manali , Himachal Pradesh.

Climate of Manali valley |Temperature

Temperature in Manali Valley is almost similar to Temperature inmost of the hill towns. Temperature ranges between 3°C to 27°C.
In Winters climate is cold in Manali whereas in summers Temperature is moderate in valley.
Manali Valley experience snowfall during December to March , during month of January snowfall is maximum.
Manali is one of the top skiing destination in India.

Places to Visit in Manali | Tourist Places

There are several tourist places in Manali Valley . Manali is known for Adventures activities like Skiing, trekking, bike riding, maintaining etc, which attracts tourist every year. Beauty of Manali can be known from this , that several film had been shoot in this town. Manali Valley is one of the best destination for stars like Sachin Tendulkar , Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Salman Khan etc.
Some of the must visit tourist destination in Manali are given here.
* Hidimba Devi temple
* Nature Park, Manali
* Museum of Himachal culture and Folk art
* Himalayan Nyinmaapa Buddhist Temple
* Manu maharishi Mandir
* Von Nagari Monastery
* Van Vihar Park
* Sacred Tree
* HPTDC Club House

Temples in Manali | Spiritual Places

Hidimba Devi Mandir
Manu maharishi Temple
Vashishts Spring and Temple
Arjun Gufa
Temple at JagatSukh.

Interesting facts about Manali District

  • Manali is ancient trade route for Laddakh and Karakoram Pass on to Yarkand and Khotan.
  • Manali is gateway route for Leh and Lahaul and Spiti.
  • Minimum temperature in Manali Valley is around -14°C.
  • Salman shoot his last movie 'TubeLight' here in Manali.
  • Manali is top skiing destination in India.

How to reach Manali Valley?

Road Transport :
Manali is attached via road with Delhi in NH-1 , Chandigarh in NH-22 and Mandi, bilaspur and Kullu on NH-21.
-  Distance of Manali from Chandigarh : 309 km
- Distance of Manali from Delhi : 571 km
- Distance of Manali from Shimla : 269 km
Air Transport
Nearest Airport : Bhuntar Airport (50km)
Bhuntar Airport is located on NH -21 and at a distance of 50 km from Manali.
Railway Transport
Nearest Railway station : Una (250 km)
- Distance of Manali from kiratpur sahib railway station : 267 km
-  Distance of Manali from kalka railway station : 277 km
- Distance of Manali from Chandigarh railway station : 309 km
Palampur is a beautiful hill station and one of best tourist places in Himachal Pradesh. Palampur is located in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. Palampur is a Municipal council in Kangra valley , surrounded by gardens of tea, forest and also Dhauladhar ranges.
Palampur is also known as 'Tea capital of North India'. Palampur is known for many famous personalities.
Palampur-kangra-photos
Snow covered Dhauladhar ranges from Palampur

History of Palampur, Kangra

Palampur derived from name 'Palum' which means water, combination of water,tea gardens, rice paddies and mountains. Palampur is one of the beautiful and best tourist place in Himachal Pradesh and North India.
Palampur was earlier part of Jalandhar kingdom.
In 1849 Dr. Jameson, Superintendent of Botanical Gardens, introduced tea bush from Almora. In 18th century it was made as tehsil with success of tea gardens. With increase of success of Tea gardens and business , several schools hotels, buildings and other construction work started in Palampur, Kangra.
Before independence first prime minister of India , visited palampur that's why Nehru chawk was built here to remember that event.
After independence military station, PWD office, CSIR , housing board etc were constructed.

Demography of Palampur, Kangra

Palampur is one of the biggest city in Himachal Pradesh, and has population around 3500. Sex Ratio in Palampur city is around 953 female out of 1000 male.
- Literacy rate : around 91 %
- No. of houses : 853
Most of Population in city is of Hindu community , out of total population around 93 ℅ of Population is of Hindus.

Geography of Palampur

Palampur is a hill station located at a height of around 1500 Meters above sea level. Palampur is located in northern India , in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.  Snow covered ranges of Dhauladhar can be seen from palampur city. Palampur is around 30 km from Dharamshala.

Weather of Palampur city

Temperature in Palampur varies with seasons. In winter temperature drops around -4° Celsius , whereas in summers temperature is around 30° to 34° Celsius.
- Average Temperature in Summer : 33° Celsius
- Average Temperature in winters: -3° Celsius

Popular personalities from Palampur

  • Captain Vikram Batra - Army man
  • Shanta Kumar - Politician
  • Ch. Sarvan Kumar - Politician
  • Praveen Sharma - Politician
  • Shiv Kumar - Politician
  • Kunj Behari Lal Butail - Politician
  • Behari Lal Butail - Politician

Market in Palampur| Kangra

There is very famous market in Palampur and are several shopping complex and brands showrooms etc.
Old cooperative such as Bhuttico, is known for woolen dresses.
There are several shops for grocery, vegetables, fruits , stationery, electrical appliances etc.
There are malls like 3D plaza and Grand Plaza shopping malls in Palampur.

Temples in Palampur

* Devi latti Lakhni
* Birni Mata temple
* Vindhyavasini temple
* Bandla devi temple
* Mata Ashapuri Mandir
* Shiva temple baijnath

Tourist places in Palampur

  1. Neugal Cafe
  2. Country's 1st bamboo museum in IHBT
  3. Bir & billing
  4. Sobha Singh Art Gallary
  5. Saurabh Van Vihar
  6. Chamunda Devi temple
  7. Baijnath temple
  8. Neugal khad
  9. Bundla stream and Bundla tea estate

How to reach Palampur ?

Palampur , a beautiful hill station for tourism can be visited by road, railway and air transport.
  • Road Transport 
Palampur is connected with all big cities by road Transportation. Bus , taxi services are available to visit this beautiful destination.
* Distance of Palampur from Delhi : 530 km
* Distance of Palampur from Chandigarh : 253 km
* Distance of Palampur from Shimal : 258 km
  • Railway Transport
Palampur is connected with railway line also. Palampur is connected with Pathankot by rail network.
* Distance of Palampur railway station from bus stand : 4 km
* Distance of Pathankot railway from Palampur - 143 km
  • Air transport
Nearest Airport : Gaggal Airport (41 km )
Chail  is one of the most famous tourist place in Himachal. Chail is exotic place of Himachal Pradesh. Chail is famous for Chail palace, kali ka tiba, Cricket Ground and many more. This place attracts visitors every year with its beauty. Chail is a small village near Shimla with  surrounded lush forest and views of the snow-covered Himalayas.

History

Highest cricket ground Chail
Highest Cricket Ground Chail Himachal Pradesh
In year 1891 during time of Britishers in India,Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala suffers anger of Lord Kitchener which led to restriction of his entry in Shimla (Indian summer capital at that time). So he built place named Chail for himself.
Maharaja Bhupinder Singh donated his most of buildings to Military school(chail) and GOI(govt of India).

Geography

Chail is located in District Solan at an altitude of 2,250 m which is around 7,300 ft. Chail is Located almost at same distance from Solan District and well as shimla district. Chail is located in between boundary of Rajgarh, Pandava and Siddh Tibba hills. The place is surrounded by forest of deodars and chir. Shimla, kasauli and solan can be seen at night time from here.

Weather and Climate Of Chail

Temperature of Chail during summers is around 15°C to 20°C.Which can go maximum upto 25°C during mostly in March to July. This time is best to visit this exotic place of Himachal Pradesh.
Monsoon season in Chail continues June and ends in September and the rain is average during this time.
Minimum temperature during December to February is around -1 or -3 degree Celsius.

Tourist attractions/ Places in Chail

  • Maharaja's Palace in Chail
This palace was built in 1891 by maharaja Bhupinder Singh.This palace is known for its architecture.
This palace was built with huts and cottages, lawns, children park etc.
  • Sidh baba temple(Sidh baba ka mandir)
Maharaja starts building his palace from this place and It is said there that sidh which is a saintly person appeared in his dreams and asked to build a temple.
  • Cricket Ground
This is the highest cricket ground in the world and is at around 2,445 m.It is used by military school chail. This ground was built in year 1893.This is used as polo ground also during vacations time of military academy.
  • Wildlife Sanctury
Wildlife sanctury located at sadhupul chail, covers near about 11000 hectares area.hail sanctuary has ghoral, kakkar, sambhar,red jungle fowl, khalij and cheer etc.
  • Sadhupul
This is also a perfect destination, and famous among students and used as a picnic spot.This is located in between kandaghat and chail village and bridge on the Ashwani stream.
  • Chail Military School
Chail Military School is one of the five Military Schools in India. Around 300 cadets from all over India are groomed to be the future leaders of country.This building was donated by Maharaja to govt of India.
  • Kali ka tibba and lovers point are also center of attraction in Chail.
kali ka tibba chail
Kali ka Tibba Chail Himachal Pradesh
How to reach Chail?

  • Air

Nearest Airport : Shimla and Chandigarh.

  • Road
Chail is connected by road and is at distance of around 42 km from shimla and 60 km from kandaghat
  • Railway
Nearest Railway station- Shimla and Kandaghat

Adventure Activities

Bamboo Bridge Adventure Activities
Rock Rappelling
Burma Bridge
Tyre Bridge
Commando