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About Himachal Tourism
All you need to know before planning a refreshing holiday in this paradise land
Himachal tourism is increasing at a faster pace due to its pristine surroundings and pleasant weather. 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 the 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. Top places to visit in Himachal Pradesh are Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Chamba, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Kangra, Kasauli, and Hamirpur. If in the mood to explore on one’s own, taking along a Himachal Pradesh tourism map is a good idea. One can also enjoy famous adventure sports such as rock climbing, paragliding, trekking, ice-skating, rafting, and mountain biking. For those looking to lie back and enjoy, the well-planned Himachal Pradesh tour packages are a better option.
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, making 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.
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.
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.
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.
Adventure Sports in Himachal Pradesh
Paragliding and Hang Gliding
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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Jatoli Temple in Solan
The famous Jatoli temple is located in a village Jatoli, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. The distance from Solan to Jatoli temple is around 7.3 kilometers and this distance can be covered in around 20 minutes. Jatoli temple in Solan is also popular for being the highest Shiv temple in Asia. The temple attracts many devotees and pi...
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Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park in Solan
The popular Solan district is strategically located in such a way that it urns up every time you take a trip to Shimla. Solan is a place that received millions of tourists every single year and has beautiful tourist attractions like the Mohan National Heritage Park. This is the oldest park in North India that was created wi...
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Karol Tibba in Solan
Satiating the inner soul of the adventure enthusiasts, sitting as the highest peak in Solan, Karol Tibba is a heaven on earth for those who are seeking to escape the bustling and blaring sounds of the city. Emerging as one of the top destinations for day trips or short-term thrill, Karol Tibba blankets deep, dense forests a...
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Nalagarh Fort in Solan
Himachal Pradesh is a state in India that receives the most number of tourists during the months of June and July. the state has hill stations like Shimla, Chail, and Solan which provide a respite from the heat waves that northern India faces during the summer season. Solan is one of the popular hill stations because of the...
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The Ridge in Shimla
Shimla is a popular tourist destination, and one of the most popular tourist places here is the ridge Shimla. If you want to know about Ridge Shimla, then you have stumbled across the right article. It is a beautiful attraction, covered with pine trees, Rhododendron, Himalayan Oak and firs trees, with amazing views of Shiml...
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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 ...
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...
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...
Shopping at Mall Road in Solan
One of the key attractions of Solan is Solan Mall Road. This road where the locals come to sell and buy. From handicraft to bookstores, this place is a plethora of all. This road is a hub of the best shops and cafes in Solan. People who come to Solan cannot return without shopping in Mall Road. Moreover, it is also a lit pl...
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Darlaghat Wildlife Sanctuary in Solan
Darlaghat is a small village situated in the Solan district, Himachal Pradesh. The village is situated at an elevation of 1,800 meters and presents awe-gasping views. The village is majorly known for the Ambuja Cement plant and Darlaghat Wildlife Sanctuary that is situated nearby. It borders with National Highway 88, i.e., ...
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How To Reach Himachal Pradesh
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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.
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.
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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Sagar's 6 days trip to HimachalHotel were not giving good food, they were only giving limited food. I have to go somewhere else, to have complete food Driver was awesome, had took us to every spot
Prabhat's 3 days trip to Himachalhotel achhha palce pr tha or hotel ka khana pina b bahot achhha tha., l bs room heater hota to jyda best rhta.. i Love this Trip
Puneet's 4 days trip to HimachalEvery plan was same as promised. Awesome trip to manali. Great Service by traveller and hotel. Hotel staff very cooperative and food was also good. Driver was also good and guide to visit points.
Vish's 6 days trip to HimachalTravel guide Sachin helped us at each n every step right from choosing the best holiday destination to getting back home without much efforts. He even followed up for our review after each day of our tour. A 6-star serivce by North India Tours. Our tour driver Naveen ji is very experienced for tricky mountain routes from shimla to Manali. He made us feel tension free even in bad weather conditions and streered us safely down the hill towards kullu on our return trip. He stayed with us until we boarded our return bus towards delhi. A person with a golden heart! Shimla market at Mall road has some truely unique and irresistibly beautiful gift shops having glass showpieces. If you look around carefully you would find plenty of things for shopping at reasonable rates. Himachal is nothing less than a heaven! Made some breathtakingly unforgettable memories during River rafting at kullu valley. Manali is lot colder than shimla in mid december. But you get plenty of time to settle in and enjoy all the activities in both places. Snow ski with Dream like Scenes of snow cladded Himalayan peaks and small waterfalls truely makes your tour special!
Alanshaw's 5 days trip to HimachalThe agent Ansha Mehta was so helpful..We had no issues on our stay and travel.We visited manali for the first time and she helped on all the way through our trip..I have no words to express the effort she have taken to make our trip a wonderful one.Thank u travel triangle and thank u Ansh mehta We had the luck to experience snow fall which was awesome .And for those who are going for activities please don't do tube fall .it coat around 500 and it last for only 10 seconds only..Rafting was awesome
Saddam's 2 days trip to HimachalI have booked this honeymoon trip for my brother they enjoyed and spend some quality time in manali, My Travel agent was Travel vichar and i wana give full credit to them.
Jasvinder's 5 days trip to HimachalAn excellent trip! Everything was smooth. An amazing experience to be rejoiced. Honeymoon cake and decoration provided by the hotel.
Pramod's 6 days trip to HimachalOne of the best memorable, safe and secure trip it was. Hotels were good.. Drivers are kool and polite.. Ready to move anywhere and any time.. I always recommend to Travel Tringle and Himachal Tours and Trip Services. Special Thanks to Miss Shruti (Travel Agent) for all time help and guiding through trip.
Suseentharanath D's 4 days trip to HimachalMy trip totally was through cab from delhi to manali and again drop to delhi including local sightseeing. Cab driver was at right time to pick up and was very flexible with us. He was a very skilled and safe driver. Reached every place on time as planned. And the best part was the hotel we stayed (Himalayan woods cottage). The views, facilities and the hospitality was excellent in the hotel. Will never be able to forget this trip ever. Thanks to travel triangle & trans himalayas. Special thanks to Ms.Ritu from trans-himalayas for patiently dealing with us and made every query answered and giving us a memorable experience.
Neeraj's 4 days trip to HimachalIt was the great trip, enjoyed unlimited. Thanks Trip Seller & Travel Triange.
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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.
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.
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.
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
The tourism minister of Himachal Pradesh is G.Krishna Reddy.
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