Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a famous hill state of Northern India. Himachal hosts various mountain ranges especially the Himalayas and Dhauladhar ranges. Himachal is famous for its hill stations, snow, cultural diversity, adventure activities, forest reserves, treks and roads. Some internationally popular hill stations in Himachal are Shimla and Manali. Himachal is also a home to many adventure activities, some of which are: Paragliding, Skiing and River-rafting.

Celebrations and Event Planning

When it comes to Himachal, Shimla is among the top choices of people especially North Indians to celebrate their Special moments. Shimla hosts few of the top class parties in the ultimate Oberoi, Radisson and some other premium class properties. For MICE and other individual events, Shimla and Manali is looking absolutely ready to compete with the metro cities. Because of extremely comfortable atmosphere and beautiful landscapes, Shimla is emerging as a head- turner for people who are looking for an alternate to the offerings of metros. It is very often to see people enjoying their special occasions in the various parts of Himachal, especially Shimla and Manali. If you are looking for a destination party, then Shimla or Manali will definitely be a great choice for that reason.

Culture

The first thing you will notice after you enter the Dev Bhoomi Himachali is that the language keeps changing after few kilometers. The Culture of the great Himachal is diverse and extensive. The ultimate blend of Hinduism and Buddhism can be spotted in the Dharamshala and Lahaul and Spiti region of the state. If you are looking to explore the ancient culture of India, again Himachal is going to be the perfect start to your journey and we are sure that while on the way to explore the culture, sometimes your expedition can even leave you speechless.

Why to Visit Himachal ?

Nature | Climate | Treks | Adventure Activities | Road-trips | Honeymoons | Celebrations | Festivals | Culture | Temples and Monasteries
The offerings of Himachal are so diverse that tourists looking for something different will find something similar in Himachal.

Destinations Places to Visit What to do
Shimla Kufri, Chail, Naldehra, Narkanda, Sadhupul Snow, Sightseeing, Photography, Horse riding, Natural Ice Skating, Shopping, Temples visits
Kullu, Manali Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass, Vashisht, Manikaran, Malana, Naggar, Kasol, The Great Himalayan National Park, Manali Club House, Jogni Waterfalls Snow, Sightseeing, Treks, River Rafting, Paragliding, Snow- Scooter, Zorbing, Rappelling, Skiing, Zip-Lining, Angling, Rock-Climbing, Kayaking, Fun Activities, Temples and Monasteries 
Chamba Khajjiar Lake, Manimahesh Lake, Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, Chamera Dam, Chamunda Devi Temple Visit Lakes, Encounter Wildlife, Museums, Temples, Sightseeing, Treks
Dharamshala Mcleod Ganj, Kangra Fort, Bhagsu Waterfall, Dal Lake, Triund Hill, Dharamkot, Dalai Lama Temple Complex Paragliding, Trekking, Camping, Visit Dal Lake, Visit Monasteries, City tours, Visit Tea Gardens, visit HPCA Cricket Stadium, Museums and Memorials
Spiti Kaza, Tabo Monastery, Chandratal Lake, Dhankar Monastery Key, Kibber, Komic, Baralacha Pass, Kunzum Pass, Trilokinath Temple, Pin Valley National Park
Star Gaze, Lakes, Camping, Visit Monasteries, Visit a real Mummy in Gue village, Drive or Ride, Fossil hunting in Langza, Make Wishing-stones, Shopping
Other Places Kinnaur, Kasauli, Parashar Lake, Karsog, Chindi, Chitkul
Trekking, Camping, Celebrations, Hiking, Forest Safari, Picnic

Trek Altitude/Difficulty Level/ Duration Best Season
Hampta Pass Trek 4270 Meters/ Moderate/ 5-6 Days May – October
Friendship Peak Trek 5289 Meters/ Tough/ 10-11 Days June – October
Kinnaur Kailash Trek 5242 Meters/ Tough/ 4-5 Days May – September
Baralacha Chandertal Trek 4550 Meters/ Moderate/ 4-5 Days June – October
Chanderkhani Pass Trek 3660 Meters/ Moderate/ 5-6 Days
May – October
Bhaba Pass Trek 5260 Meters/ Tough/ 6-7 Days
Mid June – October
Beas Kund Trek 3650 Meters/ Easy/ 3-4 Days
Mid May- Mid October
Bara Bhangal Trek 4878 Meters/ Tough/ 8-9 Days
June – September
Bhrigu Lake Trek 4235 Meters/ Moderate/ 3-4 Days
May – October
Pin Parvati Trek 5319 Meters/ Tough/ 9-10 Days
July- September
Deo Tibba Trek 3900 Meters/ Moderate/ 7-8 Days
June – October
Kareri Lake Trek 3300 Meters/ Easy/ 4-5 Days
May – October
Triund Trek 2975 Meters/ Easy/ 2-3 Days
August – October
Tosh Valley Trek 2399 Meters/ Easy/ 2 Days
June – October
Kheerganga Trek 3000 Meter/ Easy/ 1 Day
May – July
Indrahar Pass Trek 4375 Meters/ Moderate/3-4 Days
May – October
Kangra Valley Trek 2875 Meters/ Easy/ 2-3 Days
August – October
Shree Khand Trek 5227 Meters/ Tough/ 3-4 Days
June – October
Chandratal Lake Trek 4551 Meters/ Moderate/ 5-6 Days
Mid June – Mid October
Manimahesh Kailash Trek 3970 Meters/ Moderate/ 7-8 Days
May to Auguest
Sach Pass Trek 4550 Meters/ Moderate/ 6-7 Days
Mid June – Mid October
Charang Valley Trek 5260 Meters/ Tough/ 4-5 Days
Mid may – September
Thamsar Pass Trek 4550 Meters/ Tough/ 8-10 Days
Mid June – Mid October
Kugti Pass Trek 5090 Meters/ Tough/ 5-6 Days
Mid June – Mid October
Kalihani Pass Trek 5078 Meter/ Tough/ 13-14 Days
Mid June – Mid October
Shali Tibba Trek 2872 Meters/ Easy/ 1-2 Days
June – October
Jalori Pass Trek 3223 Meters/ Moderate/ 8-9 Days
Mid June – Mid October
Shepherd Trail Gaddi Trek 4800 Meters/ Tough/ 11-12 Days
Mid June – Mid October
Dalhousie Manali Trek via Murhu 4365 Meters/ Tough/ 10 – 11 Days
June – September
Dalhousie-Kishtwar Via Sach Pass 4390 Meters/ Tough/ 10-12 Days
June – Mid October
Dharamshala Nayagaon Trek 3693 Meters/ Moderate/ 8-10 Days
June – October
Dharamshala to Chamba Trek 3150 Meters/ Moderate/ 5-6 Days
June – Mid October

Activities Places Best Time/ Operator Options / Avg. Cost
Natural Ice Skating Shimla December – Feb/ Only Operator/ INR 200
Golf Naldehra March – November/ Only Operator/ INR 1000
Amusement Parks Kufri, Manali March – December/ Many Operators/ INR 250-500
Shopping Shimla, Kullu, Chamba Excluding Rush Months/ Many Options
Art & Museum Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Dharamshala, Chamba, Spiti
Anytime/ Many Options/ INR 20- 200
Summer Festivals and Carnivals Shimla, Manali
Special Occasions/ The Mall Shimla and Manali/ INR 100-500
River Rafting Kullu, Manali
May – Jun/ Multi Operators/ INR 400-700
Camping Kasauli, Shimla, Chamba, Kullu, Spiti
April – October
Skiing Manali
Jan- March, April- June, Oct-December/ Multi Operators/ INR 300 onwards
Paragliding Manali, Bir-Billing
April- June, Oct- December/ Multi-operators/ INR 600- 1800
zorbing Solang Valley (Manali)
April- June/ Multi Operators/ INR350 onwards
Rock- Climbing Manali
March- June/ Multiple operators/ INR 1200- 2000
Rappelling Manali
March- June/ Multiple operators/ INR 1300- 2000
Snow Scooter Rohtang Pass (Manali)
Jan- March, April- June, Oct-December/ Very Few Options/ INR 500 onwards
Quad ATV Manali
April-June/ Many Options/ INR500+
Cable Car Ropeway Solang valley (Manali)
Jan- March, April- June, Oct-December/ Very Few Options/ INR 450 onwards

Route Distance/Road Condition Slides Risk/Fuel Availability
Shimla to Spiti via Chanshal Pass 565 Km/ Rough, Risky Yes/ Yes but keep few liters of fuel for back up
Manali to Spiti via Rohtang Pass 197 Km/ Extreme, Rough, Risky Yes/Rare availability, keep fuel for back up
Manali to Leh via Keylong and Sarchu 474 Km/ Moderate, Risky if go through Rohtang but Tunnel from Solang to Sissu (9 Km long) is about to get active from 2019 Rare/ After Tandi, there is no petrol pump for next 368 Km, so keep few liters in reserve for backup
Shimla to Spiti via Kinnaur, Reckong Peo 424 Km/ extreme, Rough, Risky Yes/ Yes, but still Keep few liters of fuel for backup in case of any emergency

Destination Activities Best Season
Shimla Easy Walks, Star Gazing, Horse Riding, Art and Cultural Activities, Temples visits, Parties April – July, January – February
Manali Adventures, City walks, shopping, Fun Activities May- July, December – January
Chamba Nature Sightseeing, Adventures, Easy Walks March – June
Dharamshala Monasteries, Meditation, Sightseeing, Shopping March – July, November – January

Festival Destination Timing
Summer Festival Shimla May/June
Shimla Winter Carnival Shimla December
Manali Winter Carnival Manali December
Shimla Food Festival Shimla May/June
Kullu Dussehra Kullu October/November
Lavi-Fair Rampur, Shimla November
Makar Sankranti Manikaran January

Temples Monasteries
Hadimba Devi Temple, Manali Tabo Monastery, Spiti
Chamunda Devi Temple, Kangra Dhankar Monastery, Spiti
Jawala Ji Temple, Kangra Sayka Kaza Monastery, Kaza
Baba Balak Nath Temple, Hamirpur Key Monastery, Spiti
Bheemakali Temple, Sarahan Kibber Monastery, Spiti
Chintpurni Devi Temple, Una Zigar Drukpa Kagyu Gompa, Rewalsar
Bijli Mahadev Temple, Kullu Palyul Chokhorling Monastery, Bir
Gauri Shankar Temple, Kullu Norbulingka Institute, Dharamshala
Manu Temple, Manali Namgyal Monastery, Mcleod Ganj
TaraDevi Temple, Shimla Tayul Monastery, Spiti
Raghunathji Temple, Kullu Tabo Monastery, Spiti
Manimahesh, Chamba Lhalung Monastery, Spiti

Note: The purpose of information given above is to guide people through the various offerings of Himachal and help them set their mind to plan their trip to Himachal. This information is given in very sophisticated manner and for any detailed information; refer to our blog section.

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