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Himachal Tour Packages

Himachal Pradesh is a land of immense beauty that inhabits serene lakes, lofty mountains, ancient temples, and diverse cultures. Some of the best hill stations in the country are found in this beautiful state. This location is crowded with tourists all times of the year as each season has its own perks here. From nature lovers to adventure seekers, the scenic landscapes take away the breath away of all from its beauty. Much of the apple production of the country is also a contribution of this state. The fairs and festivals celebrated here to give a deep insight into the rich culture and traditions kept alive from generations. Great variations are observed in the climatic conditions of Himachal Pradesh due to the extreme variation in its elevation.

Best Places To Visit: Mcleodganj, Manali, Spiti Valley, Kasol, Dalhousie, Shimla, and others.

Best Time to Visit: September to June

Due to the temperature climate of the Himachal Pradesh, it is a summer beloved vacation spot. The pleasant breeze with mesmerizing views all around makes this state a popular hotspot to fuel the spirit of mind as well as the soul. Himachal stands for the meaning “in the lap of snow,” most of the tourism is captivated due to the snow only. Most of the people from the country travel to Himachal only to soothe their eyes with the enthralling view of the high peaked Himalayas covered with white snow. However, choosing right Himachal tour packages will help you to get the most out of your trip.

Best Time to Visit Himachal Pradesh

The tourism business of Himachal Pradesh is trending throughout the year. But every changing weather has some differences to show you. So, make sure to book best Himachal tour packages from Delhi after taking your choices in the considerations. Let’s uncover everything below.

If you are among the adventure lovers, then pick summers to pack your bag and leave for Himachal. Enjoy the thrilling activities like river rafting and trekking over the hills in a small group. This climate is too attractive for the bikers. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Chamba and Kausali and visit the national parks in Manali and pilgrim to the various temples in the smoothening environment of summer.

If you opt for a less crowded time to travel to the north of the country, springs are a suitable time for you. But you won’t be getting the chance to enjoy the snowing activities. Visit Jagannath Temple, Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary, Shivalik Fossil Park, and try every famous place in peace. So, while choosing Himachal tour packages from Chandigarh, add the most impressive location for maximum fun.

Monsoon is the most important time in the Himachal, the green ambiance with the rainy features at the height could surely elevate anybody’s mood. You want a break from the hustle, pack your bags and leave for the Himachal. Witness a number of festivals celebrated at the time of Monsoon, the villages and every small town have different charm, which would make your trip pretty delightful. Temples and roads are decorated, making this a magical place to witness, and those sacred chants are floating whole in the air. This is also the popular climate that bikers prefer for a thrilling time. 

Does skiing gives you goosebumps, then winters are the best time for an excursion towards the laps of the Himalayas, phenomenally covered under the thick white sheet of snow. Himachal is no less than a fairy tale wonderland during the winters. Places like Shimla, Kullu Manali, McLeod Ganj are the most visited places of Himachal during the spine chilling weather. Get engaged in a number of thrilling activities, enjoy the charms of the state, and have an unforgettable experience for your lifetime. Whether you are choosing a Himachal tour package from Delhi by Car or bus, winters will be the best time to enjoy playing with the snow.

The natural beauty of the Himachal is known to attract tourists in bulk, whether in summers or winters. Not only is beauty responsible for mesmerizing the travelers, but the food of Himachal is equally marvelous, which you won’t forget for long. Vegetarian delicacy like Dham served in the leaves during the festivals of Chamba is adored by every pilgrim. Another famous dessert is Mittha, which is made of rice and garnished with a good amount of dry fruits, which tastes divine. ChhaGosht, Patande, Mash Dal are some of the famous recipes of the state which you should not miss.

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Some Popular and top-rated tourist places in Himachal Pradesh

KULLU

It is among the most visited places of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of River Beas. The scenic beauty of Kullu will surely be awe-inspiring to the tourists. The charm of the Great Himalayan Ranges, the enthralling beauty, and a number of devoted ancient temples are responsible for enticing the people from all around the globe to a must-visit place like Kullu, and also nearby places involve Manali, Kasol and Manikaran. Take part in thrilling activities like mountaineering, skiing, trekking, angling, white water rafting, paragliding. While planning Shimla Manali tour from Delhi, make sure to add Kullu in your program.

Places to visit in Kullu

The major attractions are Raghunath Temple, Bijli Mahadev, Sultanpur Palace, Bhrigu Lake, Great Himalayan National Park, Parvati Valley, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, and many more captivating places.

The ideal visit time is 1-2 days.

How to reach Kullu?

If you are traveling by air, Kullu-Manali Airport is the closest, but it is often irregular in operation, thus, limited access and you cannot totally rely on this one. Else, Chandigarh has the closet airport and also better connectivity by road of 270 km of distance. Joginder Nagar is the nearest railway station from Kullu, which is about 95 km away, but it has a narrow-gauge, thus, it is not accessible from the major cities. It is recommended to pick Chandigarh Junction railway station for better connectivity from all the major cities. Then take the bus or private cabs to travel 270 km of the journey.

MANALI

It is located at an elevation of 6726 feet, offering the captivating glance of snow-capped mountains. The scenic beauty of the place is like the feast to the visual senses. Manali has to offer you a lot, including the panoramic charm of the Great Himalayan Ranges and enthralling Hill stations and shot for various adventure sports available in the laps of the Himalayas. Some of the nearby places are Kullu, Lahaul, and Spiti valley. You can also cover Shimla in your trip with a good Shimla Manali Package.

Best places to visit in Manali

The major attractions are Rohtang Pass, Hidimba Devi Temple, Solang Valley, Vashist hot water springs, Tibetan Monasteries, Beas River, Kothi, Gulaba, Manu Temple. The ideal visit time is two days.

How to reach Manali?

Kullu-Manali is the nearest airport, but you can rely on it due to the limited accessibility by irregular operations. Go to Chandigarh, the next closest airport, and offers better connectivity. It is about 310 km away from here takes about 8 hours via road. Joginath Nagar railway station is about 95 km away from Manali, but it is not easily accessible from the major cities. Chandigarh Junction railway station is the next nearest station providing good connectivity among the northern cities. Travel through buses and private cabs to reach the final destination after traveling 308.6 km.

SHIMLA

The specular beauty of the Shimla was once the summer capital of British. The city still displays colonial influence. This hill station is rich with lashed greenery around the lakes and even the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. Various panoramic viewpoints and British colonial architecture are making this place so enchanting. Some of the nearby places are Parwanoo, Chail, Kasauli, and Kufri. You can easily find a good Shimla Honeymoon package because this place is popular for Honeymoons.

Best places to visit in Shimla

The major attractions are Mall Road, Jakhoo Hill, The Ridge, Jakhoo Hill, Christ Church, Summer Hill, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Kufri, Annandale, Chail, Solan, Daranghati Sanctuary, Arki Fort, Naldehra and Shaily Peak. The ideal visit time is two days.

How to reach Shimla

The closest airport is Jubbarhatti, which is about 23 km from the town and also has good connectivity from Delhi. Chandigarh is the next nearest airport, which is about 113 km and is well connected to all the major cities. Shimla Railway station is only about a km away from the town center and is well connected from Delhi, Ambala and Chandigarh. It is lying on the narrow gauge of the Kalka-Shimla Railway line. Take an auto or private cabs to reach the town.

CHAMBA

The enchanting beauty of the Chamba is responsible for attracting a lot of travelers throughout the year. It is known for its art, nature’s charm, and various prestige temples. It is located on the banks of River Ravi at an elevation of about 900 m above the sea level. It is a popular destination for a number of devotees and has historical importance. There are a number of historical forts and devoted temples which should not miss. Good Himachal Pradesh Tour Packages provider firm will be able to plan your visit to this amazing location.

Best Places to visit in Chamba

Dalhousie and Khajjiar are also located nearby and are must-visit. The major attractions are Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Banni Mata, Akhand Chandi Palace, Champavati Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, Bhuri Singh Museum.

How to reach Chamba?

Pathankot Airport is the nearest airport, which is about 123 km away from the place. It is well connected from Delhi as well as Chandigarh. Take a bus or taxi from here to reach the final destination. The closest railway station is Pathankot Junction, and it is well connected to the major cities. After travel 128 km via bus or private taxi.

DHARAMSHALA

This place is famous for its Tibetan Culture and Monasteries. Also, the beauty of the place is enthralling, which is the reason why a number of tourists are traveling to Dharamshala throughout the year. The panoramic beauty of snow-clad mountains on the three sides is breathtaking. The elevation is of about 4000 m from where you can soothe your eyes with those pretty vibes. The pine trees and garden trees render the magic to the place.

Places to visit in Dharamshala

The major attractions are Namgyal Monastery, Tsuglagkhang Complex, Masrur, Kareri Lake, Kangra Fort, Naddi Village, Gyuto Monastery, Kangra Museum. The ideal visit time is one day

How to reach Dharamshala?

The nearest airport is Dharamshala Airport, which is about 12 km away from the city and is well connected to the major cities. Avail buses or cabs to reach to your destination. Pathankot Junction is the nearest railway station located about 85 km away.

DALHOUSIE

It was named after the British governor Lord Dalhousie. The place is extended to five nearby hills. The wide range of vegetation over the land is so promising to the visitors. This includes the pine, deodar, and oak. The mesmerizing beauty of the hills and valleys are known to attract tourists in a great number. Also, visit nearby places of Pathankot and Khajjiar.

Best places to visit in Dalhousie

The major attractions are Dainkund Peak, Kaltop wildlife Reserve, Sach Pass, Subhash Baoli, Garam Sadak, Chamera Lake, Panchpula, Ganji Pahari, Khajjiar, St. Francis Church. The ideal visit time is a day.

How to reach Dalhousie?

The nearest airport is located at about 75 km in Pathankot. Avail the cab services or take a bus to reach your destination. The closest major railway station is Pathankot Junction, which is connected to all the major cities.

KANGRA

The place is known for the temples and forts. Kangra is the largest district of Himachal Pradesh. Hence, it has lots of things for the visitors. Jwalamukhi Temple, Baijnath, Palampur, and various other places are situated here and known for their attractive beauty. Also, visit nearby places Dharamshala and McLeodganj. You can easily pick the best Himachal tour packages from Delhi and make your Kangra trip memorable and mesmerizing for you.

Best places to visit in Kangra

The major attractions are Brajeshwari Temple, Kangra Fort, Kareri Lake, TattaPani Hot Spring, Indrahar Pass, Nadaun, Nurpur, Gopalpur Nature Park, Taragarh Palace, Maharana Pratap Sagar Lake.

How to reach Kangra?

Gaggal airport is the nearest airport to the place which is 14 km away. Take a private taxi to reach your destination. The closest railway station is Amb Andaura, which is the only broad gauge of Himachal.
 

Most amazing things to do in Himachal Pradesh

Traveling to Himachal Pradesh means, you should not miss the chance of experience the following :
Walk on Shimla’s Mall Road

The famous Mall Road of Shimla filled with popular restaurants and famous boutiques. It has much to keep you occupied and excited. Begin from the eastern side of the road and continue to the western path until you reach Scandal Point. Visit Town Hall and Gaiety Theatre on the way. Experience the ride of toy train from Kalka to Shimla en routing through 102 tunnels enjoying the ambiance of the alluring beauty.

Camping in Kullu Manali and Dharamshala

The wide range of activities in Manali is a must to do. It involves camping in the dark woods, trekking, paragliding, and heli-skiing for the electrifying experience. During the monsoon, grab the opportunity of the thrilling ride of river rafting.

Enjoy sunsets in Dalhousie and Kasauli

The sunset viewpoint in Dalhousie is spectacular and is the must-visit place of Himachal. There are numerous vantage points in the state to capture the beauty of Dusk. Places such as the Pir Pinjal range is majestically alluring in the shine of the Sunset.

Shop for traditional clothes

Himachal is a fantastic treat for you and your loved ones. Do not forget to keep your backpacks tight with certain clothes and sunscreen if traveling in summers. Waterproof jackets, umbrella, and woolens in the monsoon weather. But, if you want, Himachal is a great place to buy warm clothes, mufflers, caps, hand gloves, etc. Kullu’s shawls are also popular worldwide. Whether you have planned your Himachal tour by Volvo bus or with your personal vehicle, make sure to explore as much as you can.

 
 

Best foods you should try in Himachal Pradesh

Along with its hilly areas and natural beauty, Himachal is popular for its amazing foods too. Each district has something different to serve you. So, some of the popular foods of Himachal Pradesh are as follows.

  • Kangri Dham of District Kangra
  • Siddhu
  • Babru 
  • Kullu’s trout fish of Kullu District
  • Thupka- A Tibetan Dish 
  • Chha Ghost- A non-veg dish
  • Pahadi Chicken- A now veg dish
  • Fried Fish of Chamba

There are several other amazing food items that you will find only in Himachal Pradesh. So, research some more, and you will find variable great food items in different places of this state.

 

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Heavy rains can ruin your trip completely in this state. Make sure to have a complete weather forecast before you start your trip. Some middle and lower elevation locations such as Kangra, Hamirpur, and Dharamshala are mostly safe in the Monsoon seasons.

If you just want to travel to this amazing place, it is one of the most affordable places to visit in the country. But, if you want to go shopping in major tourist locations such as Shimla, Manali, etc., you will have to spend good amounts.

Keylong’s temperature if recorded as highest every winter.

Pangi, Pabbar valley, Parashar Lake, Barot, Bir-Billing, Palampur, Khundian, Kalpa, Kugti (Chamba), Bharmour, Khundian, Fagu (Shimla), Nahan, Parwanoo are some of the major offbeat locations of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Bir Biling- Paragliding
  • River Rafting
  • Camping
  • Ice Skiing

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