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Himachal Pradesh Tourism (2019)

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Tourism in Himachal

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Himachal Pradesh Tourism (North India)

All you need to know before planning a refreshing holiday in this paradise land

In North India, the state of Himachal Pradesh is a haven for those looking for a thrilling dose of adventure, a romantic holiday, and just plain relaxation. Himachal Pradesh tourism beings you closer to India’s eighteenth largest state, which is blessed with heavy downpours of rain and snow every year, and is a perfect mix of spring and fall. Both winter and summer seasons are the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh. From Rohtang Pass in Manali to the Mall Road and Ridge in Shimla, there are plenty of tourist places in Himachal Pradesh to check out. If in the mood to explore on one’s own, taking along a Himachal Pradesh tourism map is a good idea. For those looking to lie back and enjoy, the well-planned Himachal Pradesh tour packages are a better option.

Top Tourist Places in Himachal Pradesh

Tourism in Himachal Pradesh has increased considerably in the last few years. The millennials, especially, seem to be contributing largely towards Himachal Pradesh tourism. Manali in Himachal, known as the honeymoon capital of India is flocked by many newlyweds throughout the year. Himachal has a number of districts such as the capital city of Shimla, Dalai Lama’s home Dharamsala, the famous Kasol, picturesque Manali, and the Britishers’ holiday spot Dalhousie, among many others, that are definitely worth a visit. If planned well, a Himachal Tourism bus can take you to all these places. Mcleodganj, also known as Little Lhasa, is famous for Triund Trek, Dal Lake, Dalai Lama Temple, and Bhagsu Waterfall.

Shimla is famous for Christ Church, the Ridge, Mall Road, and Jakhu Temple. The landscapes in Himachal and the plethora of places of exploration and discovery, make it a desirable location for holidaying. Dainkund in Dalhousie, Kheerganga Trek in Kasol, and Gilbert Nature Trail in Kasauli are some of the most popular points of interest in Himachal Pradesh.  

Best Season to Visit Himachal

The weather in Himachal Pradesh remains perfect for a holiday, except for the monsoon months. The best season to visit Himachal Pradesh would be from March to June, September to December. During these months, the weather is just perfect for you to indulge in all the activities that Himachal Pradesh has to provide. Snowfall in Manali and Shimla occurs between December and February.

Honeymoon Places in Himachal Pradesh

From the gorgeous snow-capped mountains to the refreshing low lying valleys, from the adrenaline pumping adventure activities to the tranquil vibe of the lush green cities, from a setting perfect for romance to the hospitality that makes it a perfect family holiday destination, Himachal has too much to boast about and something in store for everyone.

Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh

Be it the colonial charm of Shimla or shopping in Manali, both families and honeymooners throng to hill stations like Kullu and Manali. Summer is the best season to explore hill stations with family and friends.

Trekking in Himachal Pradesh

From the popular Triund Trek to adventurous Hampta Pass Trek, the state is a popular trekking destination in India with several trails crossing through alpine meadows, glacial lakes, and apple-laden valleys.

Waterfalls in Himachal Pradesh

Bhagsunath Waterfall in Mcleodganj is a great place for families and couples to enjoy. Rehala Falls are located en route to Rohtang Pass from Manali. Jogini Waterfalls and Jana Falls near Manali are popular places in Himachal for nature lovers.

Temples in Himachal Pradesh

The Himalayas are dotted with several religious sites including Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. The Hadimba Devi Temple and Raghunath Temple are popular temples in the Kullu Valley.

Since there is a lot to explore in this paradise land, we have carefully crafted this Himachal tourism guide to make sure you get to experience the best of the destination and don’t miss out on the highlights of this destination. So go on and craft a perfect holiday experience by going through all the details mentioned in this detailed guide to Himachal that are necessary to plan a perfect holiday to Himachal.


 

Tourists from all across the world and from within India visit Himachal to witness the sheer beauty that it offers. The joyous, as well as the calm ambiance that the hills offer, is the reason why Himachal tourism is gaining popularity. 

 

 

Himachal tourism has always attracted tourists due to its ideal location as it is very strategically located for travelers. It is not too far up north, neither is it too low for those who want to experience the vibe of hill stations without going very high up in the hills. Himachal literally translates as the ‘abode of snow’ and true to its name, it is indeed the place where you can engage yourself in admiring the mesmerizing views of the snow-capped mountains and the adventure enthusiasts can indulge in snow sports like skiing, trekking, and mountain climbing. 

 

 

Valleys like the Spiti Valley and Lahaul are places that you need to see and experience on your own. The simple, yet exquisite features will take your breath away. The awe of the scenery will leave you mesmerized and glued to your feet.

 

 

There are many rivers that pass through Himachal Pradesh, namely the Ravi, the Beas, the Chenab, the Sutlej, and the Yamuna. These rivers ensure a year-round supply of relatively fresh water. These also enable tourists to engage in water sports like rafting, especially white water rafting. These are experiences that one should not miss for anything in the world. There is also an abundance of flora and fauna that you will notice on your way to Himachal Pradesh. The state’s bird is the Western Tragopan; bet you have never heard of that, have you? The state’s animal is the snow leopard. If you spot this majestic and graceful animal, know that your trip to Himachal Pradesh has been fruitful. However, if you do not spot it, do not be disheartened as Himachal has a lot in store for everyone to make their trip worthwhile. 

 

 

 

Just go through this extensive and detailed Himachal tour guide, to make sure you don’t miss out on any amazing experiences while on your trip to Himachal.

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Places To Visit In Himachal

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  • Mashobra in Shimla

    Mashobra is a resort town located 12 kilometres from Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Mashobra has a mean elevation of 2,146 metres. The town is an idyllic alternative for those planning a honeymoon in Shimla and also looking for a peaceful getaway.

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  • Chail Palace in Shimla

    Located a short drive away from Shimla, the Queen of Hills, Chail is a lackadaisical town in Himachal Pradesh. Chail Palace in Shimla is a perfect destination for those planning to live like a king, even for just a night.

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  • Cricket Stadium in Dharamshala

    The rolling meadows, snow-covered mountain peaks and the oak and coniferous vegetation just adds to the sublime natural beauty of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium or the HPCA cricket stadium in Dharamshala. Imagine watching a riveting cricket match with the backdrop of misty and snowy mountains all around wh...

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  • Christ Church in Shimla

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  • Old Manali

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Things To Do In Himachal

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  • Bird Watching in Kasauli

    Bird Watching in Kasauli is a favorite pastime for tourists and locals alike, and one of the most popular things to do in this hill station. One of the most famous bird watching spots in Kasauli is the Gilbert Trail, which also offers travelers a chance to enjoy beautiful views while also spotting some amazing birds from al...

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  • Rock Climbing In Dalhousie

    Rock climbing in Dalhousie is one of the most popular things to do in this sleepy little hill station. Tourists who love the adrenaline rush of climbing steep rock faces enjoy this activity a lot, and there are many spots in Dalhousie to enjoy rock climbing. For instance, Khajjiar is a great place for rock climbing. Rock cl...

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  • Trekking in Aamod

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  • Zorbing in Dalhousie

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How To Reach Himachal Pradesh

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By Air

There are three domestic airports that connect Himachal Pradesh to the rest of the country. These are located at Kullu-Manali, Dharamshala and Shimla. The airports have flights from Himachal Pradesh to Delhi and Chandigarh. You can conveniently travel via air and get down at the airport closest to the cities you wish to visit.

 

By Train

The kind of rocky terrain that Himachal Pradesh is located on, makes it slightly inconvenient to construct railway tracks. However, with best efforts, a train does run into the state from Pathankot in Punjab. Travelers can drive up to Punjab or take a flight and then take a train to Himachal Pradesh. By train, it takes only about seven and a half hours long. People usually take overnight trains to Himachal so that they reach feeling refreshed. The important railway stations in Himachal are Solan and Una. There is also a toy train available that connects Himachal to Kalka. Opting for a train proves to be great option as they are usually affordable, comfortable, well maintained and a lot more fun than a flight journey.

By Road

The advantage of states situated in the hills is that you can plan a comfortable road trip. The distance from Delhi to Himachal Pradesh by road can be covered in just about 7 hours or maximum 7 and a half hours. The roads are very well maintained and even during the monsoon season, it is safe to drive up to the state, just needs a little caution. Himachal Pradesh is very well connected to the major cities. To reach Himachal by road, you can hire cabs or even take a bus. A bus journey is usually affordable and comfortable too, as the buses stop from time to time and allow people to try out the hill roadside chai and some local delicacies.

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      Overall very good trip. Had a very nice experience in Himachal Pradesh. Hotels were good, food was nice but some basic facilities should be improved.
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      Rohan Sonawane

      Pune 8 hours ago

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      Overall it was a good experience but the food quality in the hotel was not good especially the worst manchurian dish. The solang valley awesome experience
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      Amritsar 9 hours ago

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      The arrangements were good, except for rhe poor state of the car... Ms.Ansh left no stones unturned to cater to our needs... Keep up the good work. The hotel that we stayed in Manali...
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      Jhilik

      Delhi 10 hours ago

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      4 star completely for hotel Meghavan palace in Mcleodganj for rendering satisfactory services for one night stay. I would not like to give even single star to hotel Dalhousie grand for making our Dalhousie trip a tiring and painfully due to its poor quality of service plus defrauding us with downgraded quality of room categorybalthough we opted for deluxe. The mattress were so pathetic that we have to sleep on floor somplete night and on requesting hotel we were told that we can't provide the mattress .. even they can't able to arrange for sleepers ...will not recommended ... Mcleodganj
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      New delhi 12 hours ago

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      the volvo bus experience was not comfortable, the bus broke down on our way to manali and during return from manali to delhi, the driver was quiet rude and did nt confirm that the bus was not serviceable. hotel was good but was under construction property. cab driver was good.
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      Aroop Mukherjee

      Pune 14 hours ago

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      My trip was overall good. For the first day on Saturday there was issues with the payments and driver and the agent (Dimple Malik) hasn't responded to my calls and msgs many times and I was so so upset but later on Monday she resolved the matters and the trip was overall good. Driver was very experienced and well versed with the conditions there in Shimla n Manali. He is a very good driver but not a good guide.
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      Nick Tarun

      New delhi 14 hours ago

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      Great trip managed by Sky High Manali Holidays.. I received your support as per my expectations. It was awesome arrangements handled by agent and they answered my queries on time.
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      Omkar Rajiwdekar

      Mumbai 15 hours ago

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      We had a wonderful trip. All the arrangements were hassle free and good. Only one thing i thought the road trip from manali to Dalhousie was too long and tiresome. It would have been better if we visited some other place near by instead of traveling on road. The Dalhousie place is awesome but it would be better to combine it with near by place instead from manali. Playing with snow with my love for the first time. Paragliding was mesmerizing.
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      Chennai 17 hours ago

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      Hotel president is good, other hotel in Shimla was really bad. I really had worst experience with travel triangle agent.. He booked morning flight for my wife and evening flight for me. We thought our flights are in the evening and went to airport and by seeing our tickets we got shocked, we called agent and explained situation, but they helped... Finally I have booked flight tickets by own.... It was really unpleasant experience Hotel president is good, rontang pas is good, Shimla activities are good
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      Ragimuralireddy Krishna

      Hyderabad 18 hours ago

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      I booked a trip to Manali from Pune with three nights halt in Manali in the last week. I got a quotation with itinerary from Travel and Time in less than 15 minuets which was so reasonable and amazing that I did not even feel to negotiate. I just gave a call to the number mentioned under and I was addressed by Mr. Amrit who was a very professional and politeness person, he has answering my all queries with transparency, that was based on logical answer and real figure, that’s why I was satisfied and happy and actually advised me in each and every aspect to give me the best. As I am from South India, I was unaware of the sightseeing places around Manali. He took interest by himself and gave me an itinerary including Kullu and Manali with Etios Car. Also I was surprise on that day because when I was entered the room I got a fantastic Cake on the table, which was indicating my Marriage Anniversary, while I never informed any person about my anniversary, After some time I asked to Amrit regarding this situation, How did you know about my Anniversary, He told me that during booking time on that day suddenly you told me only one time regarding this, that’s why I remember and did this arrangement, without any extra charge ( You can tip him if you want but neither he will compel nor its compulsory). Car Driver was very friendly & guided me every place perfect way. Actually the hotel recommended by him was little poor in google reviews and I requested him for a hotel change. He assured me that its very good and trust him in this and advised me to take it. Somehow I felt the confidence in his words and I checked in to the hotel and got everything was good, as he told that. I was very happy with the ambience of the hotel staff and the amenities provided at that reasonably low budget without compromising the quality of holiday. I want to say thanks to Travel and Time & also Mr. Amrit
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    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                                                                                                     

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

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