Himachal Pradesh Tourism

Himachal Pradesh Tourism


About Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Situated in North India, Himachal Pradesh (Abode of Snow) is surrounded by Jammu & Kashmir on the north; Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh to the south; Uttaranchal to the south east and the Chinese territory of Tibet to the east. The state is mostly covered by the low Shivalik hill range towards the south and the dramatically high trans-Himalayan ranges as you go north. Thus you can proceed from hill-town Dharamsala in the south, at 1700m, to Lahaul-and-Spiti, the northernmost district, at 6500m. This geography and the resultant cool-to-snowy climate, define Himachal's tourist attractions as well; in fact, tourism and apple-growing run the economy of the state. Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, and Parbati are the main rivers.

 

Given its mountainous nature, Himachal can best be understood in terms of its valleys. In the southern Kangra valley, Dharamsala and sister town McLeodganj are the focus of the Dalai Lama's Tibetan government-in-exile. In western Himachal lies Chamba Valley, with Dalhousie, a British-time hill station. Towards the east, all the way to Tibet lies the Kinnaur region, which was off limits for tourists till 1992 and contains villages and lifestyles that are still untouched by modernity. In the centre, the Kullu valley is famous for its apples, producing about 9000 truckloads of them every year. Here, Manali town is a good base for adventure sports such as paragliding, skiing, river rafting and trekking. December-March are good months for winter sports or to see the snow. The northernmost Lahaul-Spiti district is isolated, snow-bound terrain accessible only between July-October, with some well-preserved 1000-year old Buddhist monasteries and culture.

 

Himachal's capital Shimla, developed by the British in the mid-19th century as a hill station that helped them escape hot summers, is full of colonial architecture and churches. Shimla makes a good base for less-crowded hill destinations such as Chail, Kufri, Narkanda, or Kasauli, all located at comfortable altitudes of 2000-2750 metres.

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Himachal Pradesh Traveller Reviews

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Ritesh Sharma
  • Ritesh Sharma
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review

"An awesome place for picnic" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Himachal Pradesh is a awesome place for a family picnic or honeymoon. There are so many place for visiting. Himachal Pradesh Apple is so famous. It's a hillside area. So there are so many mountains for camping and climbing. Its really awesome place. In Himachal Pradesh we saw nature and the himalayas mountains.
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Suraj Parkash
  • Suraj Parkash
  • Lives in Ludhiana
  • 1 Review

"Greatest place to enjoy your holidays"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Heaven on earth baba balak nath ji, peer nigaha, main a devi, sri anandpur sahib. Greatest place to enjoy your holidays. You will forget your all stresses. Great fun on bhakra dam in boat, a long ride on boat. Kills maharaja Ranjit singh is also ancient and great sight.
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Milan Prajapati
  • Milan Prajapati
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 10 Reviews

"A nice place to visit"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Nov 8, 2014
Himachal pradesh is very nice place to visit in winter season. Overall, all the places were very nice. You will not feel any discomfort during travelling from one place to another. Due to spiral roadways, you may take huge time to cover a small distance. I visited Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Timber trail and Manali.
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Harshit Agrawal
  • Harshit Agrawal
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 3 Reviews

"So many places to see"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Oct 2, 2014
Places to be visited are the Rohtang pass, Kalka valley, Chindi, Karsog Valley, Barot and many places. Food was simple and easy to cook with generous amount of 'Ghee' added to it, to make it taste better. 'Luchi Poti' or intestines of lamb is another delicacy of Himachal Pradesh.
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Arun Narang
  • Arun Narang
  • Lives in Rohtak
  • 1 Review

"You should visit this place once in your life time"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 15, 2014
Awesome place to have a perfect holiday with family and friends. Places like Nagarkot, Jwala Ji, dharamshala are awesum places to go.. If its possible I will plan a trip to Himachal Pradesh every year. And I suggest everyone to go there at least once and this place should be there first preference.
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Priyanshu Ranjan
  • Priyanshu Ranjan
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 6 Reviews

"Nice place to visit"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 11, 2014
It was very nice to look at the true nature. The weather was just good to make everything nice. We were with friends and we climbed mountains to visit Naina Devi Temple. We enjoyed a lot, got to know how hills and mountains actually look like. We all were very happy, the rituals performed was good too. I would love to visit it once again ! !
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Sameer Kushwaha
  • Sameer Kushwaha
  • Lives in Varanasi
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  • 1 Review

"Himanchal, the beauty of nature"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Sep 9, 2014
I was visited there for my some important work but I had also travel there. There is the beauty of nature, the atmosphere of the place is so clean that I as wish I could stay there for a lifetime. I will suggest that every person should go there as a tourist and enjoy..
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Naveen sharda
  • Naveen sharda
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"Excellent trip"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 27, 2014
It was a nice trip. The Hotel location is very good. It is near to the Bus Stand. The food & services are good. The appearance of the outlook is also very good. The booking & front services are excellent. The rooms are neat & clean. Check in & check out facility. The view from Hotel is excellent.
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anngr
  • anngr
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 6 photos
  • 55 Reviews

"Excellent place that one should not miss in their life time"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2014
Himachal is a state that has places for people of all tastes. The best time to visit here is July as then only they open Rohtang Pass and so we can cover all of Himachal. What ever it is, don't miss Keylong-Kaza trip by Xylo. It's really breathtaking. Apart from that you have some temples, churches, historical buildings, forts, passes, adventure sports and lakes. The landscape is so picturesque that you can't blink in fear of missing the views.
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Arjun Kumar
  • Arjun Kumar
  • 1 Review

"A wonderful place with natural beauty"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Aug 11, 2014
Himachal is a very wonderful place in the lap of nature. One can experience real beauty there. The people, the fruits and the animals all are amazing. Kullu and Manali are the two most awesome places there. Himachal is like the Switzerland of India. Apples of Himachal Pradesh are very famous and are very big in size.
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