Top destinations in Himachal Pradesh
Complete Himachal Tour Package
Manali is one of the most visited places in north India and Himachal which serves the tourists with the best topography and weather. You can easily get a Volvo or a cab to Manali from Delhi and Chandigarh. Roadways will be the best to choose as the scenery is mesmerizing heading up north. Luxurious and budget-friendly stay is available in Manali in which you can find the perfect one for you. Hotels and resorts with a view will cost a bit more than that of the others, it is advised to take one of the Manali tour packages from a best service provider so that your job will be half done.
What makes Shimla different from Manali is its topography and tranquillity. Shimla is for those who seeks inner peace along with its weather, snow, and altitude. You can reach Shimla easily from every major city of India. The nearest Airport to Shimla is Jubbarhati which 23 kms away from the town. There are toy trains shuttling to Shimla from Kalka frequently and normal trains are available to Kalka from Delhi. Shimla tour packages by Getz destinations are the best and affordable option to reach Shimla with less effort and utmost comfort. The ridge of Shimla, kufri, jakhoo hill and mall road are some must visit places in Shimla.
Dalhousie & Dharamshala
Dalhousie is situated across five high-altitude hills near the Dhauladhar Mountain Range. Trekking up the Dainkund Peak, which leads to the Pholani Devi Temple, gives mesmerizing sceneries. Dalhousie is a wonderful mix of old temples, rich art and culture, and locally created handicrafts, that will leave your mind blown. Among all the places to visit in Himachal Pradesh, Dalhousie should be at the top of your list for that peace Dalhousie offers. The best time to visit is during the summer which runs from May through September.
Settled in the lap of Parvathy valley kasol is a scenic beauty blessed with nature and tranquillity. From small villages to lakes and mountains kasol is ecstatic from head to toe. Make your trip blissful in the calm meadow of kasol. Joginder Nagar railway station is the nearest railway station to kasol which is located at 144 kms.
The magnificent cold desert valley in Himachal Pradesh embellished with Himachal’s pine, lush meadows, gorgeous monasteries, and blissful villages will leave you speechless once visited. The desolate mountains here, which are located at a height of roughly 12,500 feet above sea level, change colour every second and are undoubtedly a sight to behold. This little hamlet here under the shadow of massive mountains ranges is least populated and is a slice of heaven for anyone looking to get away from the enticing city life.
Kufri is well-known for its scenic beauty and breath-taking views. Kufri is also known as the “Switzerland of the East” among travellers. The charming Kufri Hill will never fail to put a smile on your face. In Shimla, Kufri offers a variety of adventure activities such as trekking and skiing. Kufri’s main draw is its snow-covered hills.
Amazing treks in Himachal Pradesh
- Kheerganga trek
- Spiti valley trek
- Malana village trek
- Pin Parvati trek
- Kangra valley trek
- Hampta pass trek
- Beas Kund trek
- Sar pass trek
Things to do in Himachal Tour Packages
Nature camping in Shimla – spend some peaceful time out of your comfort zone deep in the woods. Feel the warmth of pine woods during cold Himachal night.
Jeep safari at Malana – This hidden small village in Himachal Pradesh is the heart of eclectic tourism. Malana, a historic town nestled among the green highlands, is known for producing India’s finest cannabis. The right blend of Jeep Safari and challenging trek in the hills of Malana will make your trip worth for sure.
Bungee jump at Bir Billing – The jumping point at Bir Billing is at 596 feet’s making it Asia’s highest. Get ready for the adrenaline surge at Himachal’s first and world’s highest bungee jumping site.
- Visit Asia’s oldest brewery in Kasauli
- Trek to the Great Himalayan National Park
- River rafting in kullu valley.
- Camping at Mashobra
- Rock climbing at Vashisht
- Biking at spiti
- Fishing in Rohru
Things to know before the Himachal trip
- The eastern side of Himachal is not that much tourist friendly when compared to the rest. Roads will be bumpy and dirty. You cannot find any fine dining restaurants or hotels to stay until Kaza.
- The terrain and weather are not that easy for a very sensitive person for go through. Snowfall may be very extreme in the months of December and January. Some may face it difficult to breathe and other altitude sicknesses.
- You will have to trek at most of the places in Himachal. It is advised to carry minimum weight.
- As it is difficult to find food, water, and medicines everywhere it is better to keep some instant food products, drinking water and urgent medicines handy.
- Trekking might be lengthy, so it is advised to take some entertainment with you to keep yourself busy and happy.
- Always remember to carry necessary tools, fuel, and an extra tyre if you commute in your own vehicle. The rocky off roads of Himachal will always give you something to work on your tyres.
How to reach Himachal Pradesh – Once you decide to visit Himachal Pradesh the nearest Airport will be Jubbarhatti Airport in Kullu, Bhuntar Airport in Shimla and Gaggal Airport in Kangra. You can get a cab or bus from the Airports. Semi sleeper buses will be available from Delhi to Manali which will take an overnights ride. It’s better to choose roads, as the routes get more scenic heading north. Trains are available from Delhi to Kalka and toy trains are available from Kalka to Shimla which will offer you the best ride through Himachal’s pine woods.
Best time to visit Himachal – Himachal is known to be the destination for all seasons. Himachal will be at its best throughout the year embellished with snow-capped mountains and chirping of birds of the pines. December and January will receive heavy snowfall.
Activities in Himachal Pardesh
FAQs for Himachal Pradesh
The budget of your vacation to Himachal entirely depends upon the place you are planning to visit. An average trip to Himachal for a week would cost your around INR 15,000 per person. Himachal Pradesh hosts luxurious as well as pocket friendly holidaying options and you can get your package customized accordingly.
The best time to visit Himachal is from February to June. The weather remains pleasant during this time. However, if you wish to encounter the exquisite experiences of winters in Himachal then you can plan your visit between October to February.
Yes, Himachal is one of the best backpacking destinations in India. Easy travelling, not-so-expensive accommodations, warm people, and beautiful landscapes await backpackers in Himachal.
Summer months are the best to enjoy majority of adventure activities in Himachal. From March to July is the best duration to plan such adventure tours. However, to enjoy sledging and skiing in Himachal, the months from December to February are apt.
Barring the road conditions, Himachal is safe for night travelling. There are no security issues per se. But there are many dangerous roads and complicated turns that make it tough to travel during the night in Himachal.
Yes, Himachal is one of the most secure states in India for women.
Himachal is a paradisiacal destination, with lofty mountains and verdant valleys, couples with babbling brooks and free-flowing rivers. There are plenty of tourist attractions in Himachal, such as:
- Spiti Valley for monastery, stunning views
- Chandra Taal for high altitude trekking
- Solang Valley for adventure sports
- Rohtang Pass for snow and scenic views
- Pin Valley National Park for wildlife and Buddhist stupas
- Beas Kund for glacial lakes and camping
- Hampta Pass for scenic hiking
- Khajjiar for verdant valleys
- Nahan for a forest reserve and lake
- Tirthan Valley for camping and river fishing
- Kareri Lake for floating gardens and houseboats on the lake
An ideal Himachal tour can take anywhere from 5 nights 6 days to 10 nights 11 days. This is because this hilly state has one of the most diverse terrain, culture, festivals and cuisine in all of India. Plan according to what sort of experience you are looking for, and how many days it will take to cover one destination. The list below can help you make a better plan:
- Shimla (2 days)
- Manali (2 days)
- Spiti Valley (3 days)
- Kullu (1 day)
- Dalhousie (1 day)
- Dharamshala (3 days)
- Kasol (2 days)
- Chail (1 day)
- Kasauli (2 days)
- Sangla Valley (2 days)
- Parvati Valley (2 days)
- Mashobra (1 day)
- Barog (1 day)
- Nahan (2 days)
Travelers can pack sunscreen, woolens, comfortable walking shoes, fully charged power bank, snacks (for treks or long walks), raincoat and enough cash. Some of the things that one must require on a trip are: Torch, gloves, mosquito repellant, matches/lighter and thermos.
Being well-connected to other cities of India, Himachal Pradesh can be reached by train or buses. One can also board a flight to Chandigarh, and then take a local bus or hire a car to reach their destination.
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