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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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Shopping At Lakkar Bazar In Shimla

Lakkar Bazaar RoadShimla 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 a variety of shawls, local handicrafts, exquisite jewelry, woolens, etc. Among the markets of this “Queen of the Hills”, sho...

  • Ideal For Family
  • Shopping
  • Local market
  • Food

Toy Train In Shimla

Chug along the pine-covered 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 winds sweep across your face...

  • Adventure
  • Sightseeing
  • Hills
  • Ideal for families

Summer Festival In Shimla

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 of festivities and colors and celebrates the advent of summer. You can watch the plethora of local talent all around in the fo...

  • Cultural shows
  • Folk Dance
  • Music Cultural Show

Paragliding In Manali

Solang Valley (11 Kms from Manali); Fatru Mountain;Gulaba; Naggar Road.

Overcome your fear of heights with paragliding in Manali and fly through blue skies and over most stunning landscapes. It is one of the most popular and famous spots for paragliding in India. People from all over the country come to get their adrenaline pumping. The average duration of paragliding could be from 8 to 30 minu...

  • Paragliding
  • Adventure
  • Adventure Activities
  • Nature
  • Mountains
  • Solang Valley
  • Stunning views
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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 ...

  • Adventure
  • Nature
  • Paragliding

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...

  • Trekking
  • Nature
  • Himalayas

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...

  • Trekking
  • Adventure
  • Hills
  • Nature

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...

  • Shopping
  • Mall Road
  • Nature

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., ...

  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sightseeing
  • Adventure

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...

  • Snow View Point
  • Snow Activities
  • Adventure
  • Skiing
  • Watersports
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      On arrival of first day, No early checkin at hotel and upto 9am we are waiting for check in at another hotel. All hotel are outside the market, nearly 3 to 5 km. Cab is old but driver (Mr. Sanjay) is so good and timely remind us all the program. Rohtang pass is best place in Himachal which is not placed in our trip. We arrange ownself and pay extra buck to driver for this place and dear reader if u have planned for Rohtang pass, leave the hotel 6 to 7 am.
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      Kapil Toshniwal

      Shimla, a day ago

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      Best trip with the worst food hotel was good but the food was worst and they charged us for the food which we have not even looked at
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      Arjuntalwar

      New delhi, a day ago

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      Thnk u Traveltriangle team especially Sumit and Simran for assisting us n providing all that we need ...! We do appreciate u guys ..! I recommend traveltriangle for convenient n safe tour to India ...! Finally we r back to USA now ..! We enjoyed everything out there ..! Rafting , paragliding, snow , horse riding n all ...! Wish to visit again with parents again to visit especially the holy places like temples and dhams...! Thnk you once again ...! Our driver Makhan was awesome ...!!
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      Itsmenanu

      Delhi, 2 days ago

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      It was Wonderfully organized trip I liked it and really want to recommend it to others.Hotels services, arrangements, sight seeing all were good.
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      Robin Aggarwal

      Delhi, 2 days ago

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      Hiii myself Eshak. I booked a trip with North India tours and Travel to shimla and manali from delhi through TT. So about this trip i would like to share with other travellers and agents abouts some good and bad experience about this trip. Here are some points below: 1. Firstly the Hotels they provided us were very beautiful also the service of the hotel Royal Regency in shimla is awesome, the staff there is alwz at ur help but the hotel in manali i.e. Hotel Himalayan Heights is is also good but there service is hopeless. Please never choose that hotel. The only good thing bout the hotel is that it is beautiful and nothin els. The provide avg quality brkfst n dinner. You wont get the basic needed things u would expect from a hotel from them 2. Thou the hotels are good but both the hotels are far from the main centre so if u enter the hotel early you have nothing to do other thn watchin tv....or whatevr u do in idle time 3. The itinerary is a baseless thing. It wont be the same as shown in the itinerary. I made a mistake i dint checked the itinerary while on the trip and the driver also dint told me much about the places included in the itinerary. When i got back home i checked it again i saw in it many places which i dint visited during the trip...like, zoo, jaku temple etc etc. 4. I had an issue with the payment but TT agent solved it thou late and after my repeated asking fr a couple f time. 5. The agent Neha from North India Tour and Travel is good and polite.
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      Sunny Choudhury

      New delhi, 2 days ago

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      It was certainly a nice trip. Only thing I want to say i.e my tour cooardinator never felt to contact me during the entire tour. The hotels are ok. Manali arrangements were really good in comparison to Dharmasala n Dalhousie. The driver Mr. Raj Kumar is appreciable in all respects. Nice driving, punctual n very well behaved. And above all is a gentleman. Lucky to witness the fresh snow at Rotang Pass.
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      Santudeyg

      Delhi, 2 days ago

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      Had a great experience. Everything was good. Happy with services Rohtang pass
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      Delhi, 2 days ago

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      Travel agent was very cooperative and tried his best to help as far as he can.. Volvo bus service was pathetic.. Which has completely overshadowed the sweet memories we had on the trip.. Haven't got any help from traveltriangle executive, tried calling her 2-3 times but she was never bothered to answer/ call back or understand my concern.. I have rated 5* only for help which I received from Mr. Robin (travel agent)
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      Hemant Bagdi

      Delhi, 4 days ago

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      Travel agent was very cooperative and tried his best to help as far as he can.. Volvo bus service was pathetic.. Which has completely overshadowed the sweet memories we had on the trip.. Haven't got any help from traveltriangle executive, tried calling her 2-3 times but she was never bothered to answer/ call back or understand my concern.. I have rated 5* only for help which I received from Mr. Robin (travel agent)
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      Hemant Bagdi

      Delhi, 4 days ago

    • Trip to Himachal

      Travel agent was very cooperative and tried his best to help as far as he can.. Volvo bus service was pathetic.. Which has completely overshadowed the sweet memories we had on the trip.. Haven't got any help from traveltriangle executive, tried calling her 2-3 times but she was never bothered to answer/ call back or understand my concern.. I have rated 5* only for help which I received from Mr. Robin (travel agent)
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      Hemant Bagdi

      Delhi, 4 days ago

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    Himachal Pradesh is famous for its natural beauty, the place comprises of spellbinding landscapes, stunning water bodies, hill stations, iconic landmarks, and a plethora of outdoor activities. 

     

    The best time to explore Himachal Pradesh is from March to June and from September to December.

     

    HPTDC is Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation which is an online portal for booking government buses online.

     

    The tourism minister of Himachal Pradesh is G.Krishna Reddy.

    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.

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