Himachal Pradesh enjoys the popularity of been most visiting hill stations in India. We all of us surely visit this place once in our lifetime, in summers to escape from the scorching heat, and to enjoy the cool and pleasant weather of mountains, and in winters to witness snowfall. Himachal Pradesh offers various outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, paragliding, ice-skating, trekking, rafting, and heli-skiing. Himachal Pradesh has something to offer to all age groups like Honeymoon Package, Family Package, Road Trips, and weekend trips, the minimum duration of the trip should be 3 days up to 10 days. Shimla, Dharamshala and Manali are round the year destinations.
Best Time to Travel
Summer Season in Himachal
Although Himachal is the destination where you can travel any time but the summer season is the best time to visit. Summer season starts from March remain till June, during this period you will enjoy the pleasant cool weather and most of the tourist attractions in Himachal stay open for tourists like the Rohtang pass which remains closed during the winter.
Monsoon Season in Himachal
Monsson brings beautiful transformation in the hill station, you can feel clouds kissing your cheeks if you are in Shimla or Manali during this period. Monsoon Season is heaven for those who like less crowd, bird watching, and wanted to witness the cloud formation on the hills. Monsson season in Himachal Pradesh Starts from July and end in September
Winter Season in Himachal
Winter Season starts from November and remains till February. Its ideal season for adventure enthusiasts Skiing and hiking, Ice Skating Carnival, and top Himalayan Para Gliding Pre World Event raises the fun quotient to the next level. all these activities can be enjoyed only in Winters. Newlyweds can get the feel of being in Switzerland where one can experience snowfall amidst the gorgeous snow-capped mountains.
How to Reach
Himachal Pradesh is very well connected by air, Train, and Road with the rest of the country.
Himachal Hill Station has good connectivity by Air, one can take flight from Delhi or changirah to all three below mentioned airports or can take connected flight from other parts of India.
There are three Airports in Himachal.
- Bhuntar Airport – Kullu Manali (KUU) Source Location: …
- Gaggal Airport – Kangra (DHM) …
- Jubbarhatti Airport – Shimla (SLV)
The best way to reach Himachal Pradesh is road. one can enjoy the beautiful road journey, Roads are very well maintained and easy to drive. Himachal hill station is Vey well connected with major metro cities.
- From Chandigarh to Shimla 3 and 1/2 Hours
- Delhi to Shimla 7 and 1/2 Hours
- Chandigarh to Manali 9 hours
- Chandigarh to Dharamshala 5 and 1/2 Hours
Connectivity by train to Himachal is a little inconvenient due to the mountainous terrain, but one can take overnight trains to Himachal so that they reach feeling refreshed.
- Jogindernagar Railway Station nearest for Manali
- Pathankot Railway Station nearest for Dharamshala
- Kalka Railway Station nearest for Shimla
Places to Visit
A capital of Himachal Pradesh, famous for its colonial architecture, history and beautiful weather. its popular hill-station among Indian families and honeymooners.
Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country known for white streams of water and extraordinary scenic beauty. Manali hosts 25 lakh visitors every year. picturesque view, persistent fragrance of pines and welcoming streets of old Manali invites newly wedded couples with open arms .manali is heaven adventure loves which offers a wide range of adventurous activities like paragliding, camping, trekking and river rafting.
Home for trekking, camping, paragliding and Buddhist monasteries. mesmerizing view of dhuladhar from Dharamshala cricket stadium attracts thousands of tourists every year.Dharamshala is divided into two parts, the lower part is Dharamsala town and the upper part is known as Mcleodganj. one can witness majestic Himalayan mountain view from Dharamsala town and can exprience the perfect mix of the Kangra and Tibetan culture.
A pinch of colonial heritage and Astonishing view of waterfalls, with mesmerizing blend of fir and pine trees make Dalhousie an ideal destinations for family vacations and romantic honeymoons. A paradise for Nature lover who can enjoy the beauful fast-flowing rivers sound, magnificent misty mountains. In dalhouise Khajjiar is must to visit place which is called “Switzerland of India”. Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary offer many outdoor activities, such as forest trekking, zorbing, horse riding and paragliding.
Things to do
1.Toy Train Ride
UNESCO World Heritage Kalka-Shimla toy train is the best way to explore shimla and also to get feel of colonial culture and haritage . its most scenic train journeys in India covers 102 tunnels, 864 bridges and 919 stunning curves. There are five trains namely Shivalik Deluxe, Rail Motor, Shimla Express, Himalayan Queen and Shimla Kalka passenger.You can book a ticket for the Kalka-Shimla Toy Train at a railway station counter or online. For heritage carriage trains – Shivalik Queen and Shivalik Palace – you can opt for the special packages offered on the IRCTC website.
British Summer Capital Shimla is not complete without Shimla Mall Road – Ridge tour, where you will find handicraft shops, Best food and spectacular 360 view of Shimla. Here in Lakkad bazar you will find the best wood craft, souvenirs here or the beautiful wooden toys,Scandal Point gives a breathtaking view of snow-capped mountains surrounding Shimla, you will find oldest church in North India here in shimla.
3. Indian Institute of Advanced Studies
A heritage Building itself tell its history, Many historic decisions have been taken during Independence movement. Built by the British, It housed all the subsequent viceroys and governors-general of India. After independence was renamed Rashtrapati Niwas and was used as a the summer retreat for Indian President. later was passed on to the nation by the then president – Dr. Radhakrishnan as an institute to promotes advances studies in humanities and arts in India.
4. Military Museum At Annandale
Annandale carring a beautiful history Britsh Raj and morden India, When British officers saw the area they fall in love with it, it was similar to the Annandale valley in Dumfriesshire or County of Dumfries in Scotland, and they named it Annadale.It was a place of enjoyment and entertainment for the British, offering fancy dress shows, picnics, birthday celebrations and National Championship of Polo
One can have experience the camping in shimla, there is many camp site in shimla which gives amazing experience and one can take part in many outdoor activies like rustic lodging, campfires, experiential exercises, skiing, trekking and so on. Park Wood in shough Snow Trails Camp in Kufri,Jupiter Camps, Red Wood Camps, and Wanderers Camps,Green Gateway, Junga are some of the camping sites.
6. Hiking and Cycling
Hiking and Cycling in hill station has its own charm,Shimla has beautiful historical architecture buldings, splendors of nature, forests, waterfalls and glades which you can explore while doing hiking and cycling. there is many trails like Shimla Water Catchment Sanctuary, Shimla Haritage walk,Charabara Retreat Hiking, there is amazing cycling trail like Mashobra to Charabara cycling trail,Mashobra valley to Shali, Shimla to Fagu, Shimla to Kufri
Kufri is just 15 km away from Shimla, its most visited palce in shimla, famous for Kufri fun world, and hip hip hurray adventure park for kids, horse riding, sking during winters, chini bungalow, Mahasu Peak, Himalayan Wildlife Zoo. your Shimla trip can’t be comlited with kufri tour.
1.Vashist Hot Water Springs
3. Temples -Masroor Rock Cut Temple,Aghanjar Mahadev Temple,The kchen Chöling temple
4. Kangra Fort
6. Dal lake
7. War Memorial
8. Dharamshala Cricket Stadium
4. Outdoor Activities
Good to Know
have important information before you take Himachal Tour Package.
“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” ― David McCullough Jr.