Experience the true essence of Himachal Tourism
Who is not aware of world famous beauty of Himachal-Land of Gods? Himachal surrounded with breathtaking mountain ranges, pristine valleys, Smokey lore, snow capped mountains is perfect destination for nature lovers. There is so much to see and explore in Himachal with assortment of most famous and offbeat both places. From colonial hangovers in Shimla to snow heaven of Manali, peaceful monasteries to picturesque mountain hills, trekking to adventure activities, motor biking trip to touchy off-roading- there are several reasons to tick all the famous destinations of Himachal on your travel checklist.
Are you also thinking of best time to plan a Himachal tour? Himachal can be visited throughout the year but you can avoid monsoon season to face extreme weather condition. Talking about connectivity, Himachal is well connected with all transport medium rail, road and air route. When you plan for Himachal trip from anywhere in India, choose your favorite mode of transport as per your comfort.
Make memorable stays in quaint villages and unwind yourself on winding roads of Himachal with these famous activities in the adobe of mountains.
1) Get relaxed in the arms of nature
Get tucked in cozy environment of Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj,Jibhi, Chail, Khajjiar and Kasauli. All these alluring places are best hub for escape from steady life, relaxation and rejuvenation. Travellers don’t get disappointed whether they are seeking for romantic trip or a peaceful family trip. Away from city hustle-bustle, relax in serene environment of these spectacular places.
Jibhi is untouched by industrialization and a pleasant surprise with natural bounties. Enjoy the fresh air, a cup of tea with your partner in some resorts surrounded by lush green forests. Whispers of nature near Jalori pass, musical water flow sound of waterfalls will make your day memorable. Tibetan culture with british influence can be observed in Mcleodganj, snow-capped peaks and meadows of Dhauladhar ranges in Dalhousie, beautiful woody pine forests in Kasauli are some major attractions of the hill station tour. If you have planned for Dalhousie, then don’t skip Khajjiar which is just at 20 Km distant. Known for grassy meadows, dense Deodar forests, and beautiful temples, Khajjiar boasts mesmerizing beauty.
2) A tour to the Quaint Villages
If you want to chill and need a small escape from busy life, make a stop at villages of Himachal. Most famous is Kasol, a small but beautiful village in lap of Parvati valley. It is one of the best places of Himachal gaining popularity for trekking trails, panoramic views and hiking. Kasol trip is best way to visit nearby destinations as Malana, Tosh &Manikaran. Kasol village trip gives a chance to interact and know more about indigenous tribes of Himachal. Another beautiful village is Chitkul that can be visited with one day trip from Sangla. Know more about inhabitants of this last Indian village situated before the Tibet border. Covered with snow overall winter, Chitkul has spectacular views with its unique culture, tradition and potato cuisine. If you are on Shimla manali trip, then Sethan Valley can be your best village destination. It is a Budhhist village approx 12 km distant from Manali. During winter months, enjoy famous activities as snowboarding, bouldering and skiing.
3) Trekking in mountains higher as you can Imagine best
Himachal Mountains offer best ever trekking experience from one day trek to multiple day treks. Enjoy mountaineering in Manali, Shimla and nearby regions. Treks can be classified into three categories: Easy trek, moderate trek and tough trek. For first time trekkers easy trek passes as Baes Kund Trek, Jogini falls trek are best which lies in just 2000-3000 metres range. Moderate treks which takes 2 to 4 days to complete include treks as Sham valley trek, Hampta pass, Kareri Lake trek and Chandratal trek. Tough treks are best for experienced trekkers and take approx. 7-8 days to complete. Some of best treks are Snow Leopard trek, Alliyas Lake trek and Bhabha Pass trek.
4) Unwind the road trip with Motor biking experience
Check your inner adventure with an ultimate road trip with your vehicle. You can choose vehicle as per your comfort- either motorbike or 4 wheeler. Here you can witness some of the most challenging roads to discover. So try these road trip or motorbiking tour after vast experience of driving. Rohtang pass to LahualSpiti Road trip can be counted as toughest road trek. Rough terrains to extreme climate condition, sliding and spin on road can welcome you on tour. But as said ‘Darrke age jeethai’- You can add the most adventurous note in your life diary. A bike ride with your friend or loving partner through narrow Kinnaur valley will make your Himachal Trip memorable.
5) Himachal gives a treat to snowfall lovers with famous adventure activities
Enjoy the absolute joy of watching and playing in snowfall at some renowned places of Himachal as Kufri, Manali, Tirthan Valley, Mcleodganj, Khajjiar and Parashar Lake. Fulfill your childhood wishes with enjoying snow activities amidst colder climate. Khajjiar witness heavy snowfall in winters and give exclusive chance to enjoy adventure sports as paragliding, zorbing and horse-riding. Honeymoon lovers love this mesmerizing place which is similar to Mini Switzerland of India. Another important snow place is Kufri, just 16 km from Shimla is paradise for snow-laden peaks, skiing and best photographic moments. Also enjoy go-karting at the highest Go-karting track in the world at Kufri. If you are skiing lover then must plan for Narkanda, a quaint little town in Shimla district surrounded by woods. Lake side trek, adventure games in snow and panoramic view of hills are prime attractions of Narkanda.
Have u ever seen the frozen lake? If not then must go on Parashar Lake that get frozen in winter months and dazzle like precious stone. Parashar Lake is a crystal clear water body near Mandi and bounded by snow-capped peaks of Dhauldhar ranges. A trip to most famous places of Shimla Manali trip can include Parashar lake trek. River crossing, rafting in Baes river and mountain biking at Rohatng pass, waterfall rappelling are thrilling activities for adventure junkies.
6) Well known Paragliding capital of India
Bir and Billing in Kangra district, Solang valley near Manali and Bandla Ridge near Bilaspur are most popular places in Himachal for paragliding. Competitive events of paragliding organized in Bir and Billing attracts number of adventures from corners of world. Have u ever thought of standing at an high altitude and then take a sudden jump with a lone support of bungee cords. Yes, it is paragliding. Enjoy the experience of paragliding in the panoramic landscapes of Himachal Pradesh. Towering mountains, green lush forests, prismatic beauty and snow-capped hills enhance fun and excitement of paragliding tour.
7) Angling & Fishing activities in Himachal
If you have some interest in local activities of Himachal, then enjoy angling & fishing activities at famous river shores. Baes, Sutluj, Ravi, Tirthan valley, Uhl River, Baspa valley are right places for both activities. Masheer and trout are two famous fish species which are found in two different seasons. We bet you a best experience of fishing in clean stream of Himachal rivers in lap of adrenaline environment.
8) Himachal awaits for Wildlife Lovers
Himachal exotic flora and fauna, amazing vistas attracts wildlife lovers with unique wildlife creatures. Snow Leopard, migratory birds’ species, mammals and bear are only found in Himalayan snow. Colorful aquatic fauna and state bird Tragopan are special treat for wildlife enthusiasts.
9) Food lovers- Welcome in Himachal
Well known cafes in Shimla and Manali mall road gives you a chance to enjoy your favorite food and enjoy the tea in lovely surroundings. From mountain special dishes to international cuisine, you will find amazing taste and hospitality at food joints. Choose from homemade cheesecakes, croissants, momos, Hummus, coffee in the lanes of Kaza, Kasol and Dharamshala. Must try delicious fish dishes if you are a fish lover.
10) Cycling tour in Himachal
Cycling tour in Himachal gives the most astounding experience of exploring the valleys and beautiful vistas. Cycle tour is special as it gives you a way to explore the state and its beauty on your own terms. So set off after a sip of hot himachali tea and enjoy the cycle stroll through tea gardens and villages. Pedal slowly and capture the amazing clicks in your camera. With mountain biking, go through famous monasteries, temples and cafes.
11) Cultivation Tour in Himachal
Nurtured by Mountain Rivers and blessed with futile land and suitable climate, Himachal Pradesh is filled of fruit orchards and farms. Cultivation tour programme in Himachal will take you to best grown fruit orchards in Himachal with stay at beautiful resort amidst farms. Visit Stokes farm in Thanedar, Kalpa and Sangla to view history of apple production. On a mountain slope, you will find cherry orchards and Banjara retreats. While strolling, you can also find pear, almond, peach, walnut farm. For a unique experience, there are arrangements of village home stays and farm stays. Most of them are surrounded by fruit orchards where you can enjoy a stay close to the nature. While your stay you can indulge in cultivation process, welfare work and know their culture, tradition residing very near to them. Village home stays offer rooms with large windows, a long verandah and lovely views of snow capped mountains.
All activities described above falls under few famous activities of Himachal. Himachal is beyond the imagination. There is a lot more to experience and describe in own words. So, when are you planning your most awaited Himachal trip?