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Things To Do in Himachal Pradesh

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Tourism In Himachal Pradesh

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Things To Do in Himachal Pradesh

Your list of the best things to do, compiled on the basis of actual traveler experiences

Himachal Pradesh is a splendid location for a vacation and just the perfect for those who wish to unwind and relax. There are many things to do in Himachal Pradesh. The state’s weather all year round has the properties of appeasing anyone. Even during the monsoon when there are heavy showers or during the winter when the snow almost engulfs the city, no one is deterred to move out in Himachal.

The state has a strong Buddhist and Tibetan presence as the Dalai Lama considers a district called Dharamsala his second home. Hence, the first and foremost obvious thing to do in Himachal Pradesh would be to visit the monasteries. These monasteries offer a sense of peace and tranquility when one visits them. We would advise you to stay there and spend some time talking to the monks. When going to Himachal Pradesh, plan your trip with us to get the best of the place. Be sure to visit places like the Spiti valley, which has a surreal feel and will engulf you in its calming ambience. When sightseeing, do not miss out on Manali, both old and new. You can plan a trip further up to Ladakh from Manali via the Rohtang La pass. Visiting the Rohtang La should be on your things to do list.

Dinner at the Cecil Restaurant at the Oberoi in Shimla is another thing to do in Himachal Pradesh. Treat your taste buds to some fine cuisine and savour it with some locally prepared Himachal wine. Besides these, one cannot forget to engage in some adventure sports in Himachal. There is not a single adventure sport that Himachal does not offer. From camping to hiking, there are sports like mountain biking, mountaineering and rock climbing, skiing, river rafting, and paragliding!! You will need at least five days devoted just to trying all these sports out. The activities are carried out under the supervision of trained and certified instructors. You will be given basic training before you go in for an adventure of a lifetime.

You should also try sitting in the toy train that travels within Himachal Pradesh. It may sound like a childish activity but it is quite a lot of fun. It goes from Shimla to Kalka. The train has been nicknamed the ‘crown jewel’ and this name has stuck since the time of the British. The speed at which the train goes is just about 22km per hour, but that is what makes it so different from the other trains. Grab a window seat and just sit down to breathe in the pure air of the hills.

When going to Dalhousie, make it a point to visit the sunset point. This spot is not to be missed. So when in Himachal Pradesh, make a detailed itinerary so that you do not miss anything that the beautiful state has to offer.  

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Famous shopping place in Shimla
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Shopping At Lakkar Bazar In Shimla

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Lakkar Bazaar Road, Shimla 171001, India

After you are done shopping you can even trek up to Jakhoo peak as the bazaar is at the beginning of this peak. Shimla is a shopaholic’s delight as there are several markets here where you can pick up...

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A fun train journey amidst the lush green forests in Shimla
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Toy Train In Shimla

Chug along the pine covered hill tops and snow-capped mountains of Shimla on the famous toy train. This Kalka to Shimla toy train is listed among the UNESCO world heritage sights and is one of the major tourist delights of Shimla. Explore the beauty of the lush terrains of Himachal on this toy train ride and let the cool wi...

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Famous cultural festival in Shimla
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Summer Festival In Shimla

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla’s vibrance and dynamism can be felt in the summer festival held here every year for ten days during the brink of summer season, in either May or June. This summer festival in Shimla is a riot o...

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Paragliding in Manali
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Paragliding In Manali

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Salong Valley (11 Kms from Manali); Fatru Mountain;Gulaba;...

What does it feel like to fly in the air, with the mountains and streams beneath you and the blue sky within your reach? Well, there is just one way to find out: Paragliding in Manali. One of the most...

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Enjoy the thrill of paragliding in Dalhousie
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Paragliding in Dalhousie

Dalhousie is a great place to enjoy a ton of adventure sports, such as paragliding. The paragliding spots of Dalhousie are located a little way away from the main city center, towards the outskirts. Paragliding in Dalhousie is an exhilarating experience, flying over acres of lush greenery, valleys and streams that seem to b...

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Test your limits while trekking in Dharamshala
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Trekking in Dharamshala

Trekking in Dharamshala is a major attraction for those in love with the adrenaline rush that comes from scaling heights and watching the snow peaked mountains come closer to you as you walk towards them. The beautiful lush green trails keep you company, as well as the burbling brooks that fall down from a height of several...

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Try your hands at cycling in the hills
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Downhill Cycle Trek In Kullu

Tourism in Kullu is known as one of the most sought after summer getaway for people across the country. Apart from the scenic beauty of the gorging valleys and glistening streams amidst the ravishing view of the majestic Himalayan Range, Kullu has a lot more to offer to its guests. A trip to the valley of Kullu is usually a...

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Experience the thrill of paragliding in Manali
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Skiing In Manali

Manali is a year round destination for tourists from all over the country, but during the winters it becomes even more alluring for those looking for some adventure sports and an adrenaline rush. One of the safest activities to indulge in while in Manali, skiing is a favorite among people of all ages. True, skiing in Manali...

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Zorbing in Manali
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Zorbing In Manali

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Solang Valley, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131, India

Zorbing is one of the most popular adventure activities in Manali. Since it has been around for a long time, most people are well versed with the idea of going down a hill in a plastic bubble. For the...

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Adventurous ice skating in Shimla
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Ice Skating In Shimla

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is known for its variety of adventure activities and out of these ice skating in Shimla is one of the most popular activities. This is an enjoyable adventure activity as you get to skate across...

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What is considered to be the off season for a trip to Himachal?

The off-season in Himachal starts from March and lasts till April and this is the best time to book tour packages as there are heavy discounts on offer.

Is Himachal a safe destination for women travelers?

Yes, Himachal is one of the safest destinations for women travellers as the locals are friendly and helpful. These Himachal tour pacakages are perfect for solo travelling as well.

Can one backpack with ease in Himachal?

Himachal is one of the best places to go backpacking as there are beautiful landscapes, easy travelling, budget-friendly accommodations, warm people.

How can one get acclimated to the weather of Himachal?

To get acclimated to the Himachal weather, you must firstly layer up completely and make sure that your head, ears, and neck are covered properly. You should also carry some medicines to help you deal with the cold and also overcome nausea if any. You must eat foods rich in proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats like lean meat. Also, take cold showers so that your body can get used to the cold temperature.

What are some of the major fairs and festivals of Himachal?

There are many fun fairs and festivals in Himachal that tourists will enjoy on this tour package, including: The Manali Winter Carnival- January Dechhang- January Halda- New Year Phagli- Decemeber/January Baba Barbhag Singh Mela- February Gochi -February Lossar