Explore Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Paradise on Earth

Nestled in the lap of the lower Himalayas Range, Himachal Pradesh is a paradise for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. Himachal Pradesh is an amalgamation of Tibetan culture and its own unique ethnicity. It's home to snow-capped mountains, serene monasteries and temples, shimmering rivers and dense forests which collectively make Himachal Pradesh inexplicably valuable. The state is extremely famous for its trekking, skiing and climbing areas. Experience the grandeur of nature and spirituality in the monasteries as Himachal Pradesh is a precious oasis of serenity. 


Cities
Shimla, Dalhousie, Narkanda, Kufri
Climate
| Cold | The climate of Himachal Pradesh varies with the altitude. It ranges from hot and sub-humid tropical in the southern low tracts to cool and temperate in the eastern and northern elevated mountain ranges. To have a favourable climate for your tour, February to June is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh. Also, if you love snowfall, visit the state between October and February.
Things to do
  • The picturesque views of mountain ranges and abundant forests of Himachal Pradesh can bewitch your mind and soul. Some of the most famous holiday destinations in this state are Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie, and Dharamshala among others. Make your trip adventurous by paragliding, trekking, camping and river rafting in Manali. Backpackers especially love to visit Solang valley and Rohtang Pass to get a sheer adrenaline rush. Besides snow, Shimla is laden with mystic dense forests of Deodar, Oak and Pine. You can spend your evening enjoying some unique cultural activities on the Ridge or shopping from the Mall road. There are campsites where you can enjoy camping in the tranquil woods under a magical starlit sky. The quaint city Dharamshala with the backdrop of extravagant Dhauladhar ranges is one of the most serene destinations you'll find in North India. It's upper division known as Mcleod Ganj or the 'Indian Mini Tibet' has many Buddhist monasteries, the most famous being Namgyal Monastery. To explore spirituality in real sense visit the Tsughlakhang Dalai Lama Temple in the morning to take part in meditation along with the monks.
  • Himachal Pradesh is blessed with a plethora of fascinating treks. Hiking the tallest and youngest mountain ranges will ignite a new spirit in you. The different mountain ranges call for beginners to professional trekkers and for people of all age groups. Triund Trek, Hampta Pass Trek, Bhrigu Lake Trek offer easy to moderate treks while Chanderkhani Pass Trek, Indrahar Pass Trek, Pin Parvati Trek offer moderate to difficult treks that give you countless moments of joy and sheer excitement. Tranquil streams, shimmering rivers and dense forests surrounding the terrains offer priceless views. When it comes to skiing, the elevated mountains of Himachal Pradesh are some of the best places to go. Narkanda, Kufri, Solang Nala in Manali, Mahasu ridge, Hanuman Tibba, and Rohtang valley will give you a euphoric skiing experience. Also, skiing in winters on the beautiful slopes is amazingly refreshing. You can even try kayaking and canoeing in Dalhousie or whitewater rafting and wildlife spotting in Spiti valley. Himachal Pradesh has a wide variety of flora and fauna and as many as 26 wildlife sanctuaries. The Great Himalayan National Park, one the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is home to a variety of wildlife species of Western Himalayas such as snow leopard, brown bear, kolkas, musk deer and many others. Do witness the eternal glory of Beas river, Chenab river, Ravi river, Baspa river, Parvati river, Dal lake, Chandratal lake, Khajjiar lake, and many other lakes and rivers to make your sightseeing trip more epic and peaceful. Nestled in the blissful state are quaint temples and monasteries which help you escape your hectic life. Hanuman temple in Shimla, Shri Chamunda Devi temple near Palampur, Shri Bajreshwari Mata temple and Baglamukhi temple in Kangra; monasteries in Bhattu, Choggan, Bir, Lahaul valley; St. John's Church in Dalhousie, Christ Church in Shimla, Baptist Church in Kasauli are worth visiting. So, if you are recently married or making memories with your friends and family or simply want to explore photography visit Himachal Pradesh, because it feels like home.
Cuisine
  • Every traditional dish you'll have in Himachal Pradesh resembles the state's authenticity and strong foundation of its culture. Dham, Madra, Babru, Kullu Trout Fish, Kaale Channe ka Khatta served with rice, Chha Gosht, and Siddu are some of the most famous traditional foods of Himachal Pradesh. If you are a sweet-toothed person then you must try Aktori and Mittha (Sweetened rice). Himachal cuisine also includes Tibetan culture inspired dishes like the scrumptious Thukpa, momos, LuchiPoti, Tingmo and Thentuk.
Costs
  • While the meal prices can vary, still you can expect to have a hearty meal at an average cost of 300 INR per person.
  • The cost of a sim card differs according to the recharge package you opt for but the starting price is 50 INR.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card holders do not require a Visa
  • Other need to apply for an Indian visa
Season to Visit
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 7 - 14 days

Known For
  • Mountains
  • Trekking
  • Rivers
  • Monasteries
  • Wild Life
  • Snow
  • Temples

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