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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Kirti Jain

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  • Kirti Jain
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2430 readers

"Great time spend here got some unforgettable memories of Himachal"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Himachal is the best place in India for young couples. Climate here is awesome through the year, even 15 days are less if you have to enjoy the whole of Himachal. Dalhousie, Dharmshala, Shimla are the best place to be in. Don't forget to visit Khajjiar which is called mini Switzerland.
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Mudassir Wani

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  • Mudassir Wani
  • 1 Review
  •  1324 readers

"Shimla is nice hill city!"

  • 1.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Shimla is really such a good place at Himachal Pradesh in India and I enjoyed every moment spent in the whole tour of Himachal Pradesh firstly I am went from Kangra to Shimla and I spend three days in Shimla then the second visiting place is Manali and in Manali I spend two days in Manali then or tour is finished.
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Bhavin Fariya

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  • Bhavin Fariya
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  1570 readers

"Best holiday getaway!"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Its best place to visit. Best place for adventurers. Best time to visit is between March to June. Its has all kinds of adventures. From paragliding to mountaineering. One should must do the bike travel from Manali to Leh. Best experience ever.
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Neha Verma

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  • Neha Verma
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1690 readers

"Bir a paragliding site in india"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is very beautiful place in India. It is also a sports creating, adventures and facinating place. I love this place so much. I think everyone should visit that place once. I am dam sure all will love that place and will come much more times. It is also an international paragliding site. First time in Oct 2015 there was world paragliding championship over there. People were there from so many different countries. They enjoyed a lot there. There is also snow fall in winters which is so marvellous.
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Dheeraj Solanki

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  • Dheeraj Solanki
  • Lives in New Delhi
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"A paradise for the stoners"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Himachal, the land of Himalayas and mountains. The destination is full of exciting trekking paths and snowy mountains. This place is must for newly married couples and group of friends. For teens it has its own gifts to reveal such places like Kasol and tosh which are not as famous as Shimla which is good for couples and family spots.

While going to Himachal you should pack all your warm cloths because its very cool there. When we went there we desperately dying for sunlight, because of high altitude mountains and cloudy whether its almost miserable to get sunlight. Telling that situation further we were wearing up-to 4 pair of socks and still our legs were numb. In short its very cold and peaceful place to visit in northern India.
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Prarthana Ghosh

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  • Prarthana Ghosh
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1832 readers

"Beautiful & an amazing place to go"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It's just an excellent place. Chitkul is must visiting place. The clear sky is so attractive. Kailash is similarly beautiful. Changing color of Kailash is amazing. And one thing the most beautiful, spell bound, just fab is moon rise from the mountain Kailash.
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Ritwika Mutsuddi

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  • Ritwika Mutsuddi
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1842 readers

"A beautiful destination for all seasons"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
In December 2015, me and my family went to Himachal Pradesh, Manali and Shimla to be more specific, from Mumbai via road journey. Since my husband knows Himachal very well, we didn't have difficulty in navigating roads or finding places. Himachal Pradesh, as everyone knows, is Devbhoomi, land of Gods, famous for its exquisite beauty. We went to Shimla first and stayed in an HPTDC hotel, Holiday Homes, which was in a fantastic location near the Mall Road. Shimla because of tourist influx has become a tad polluted and dirty, yet it has its own charm. We visited Mall Road in the night around 9 in the chilly weather, had a walk, went to an HPTDC restaurant, had softies, and came back through the steep roads. We also visited Kufri, Chail Palace, which are beauties on their own. The best part about Himachal is that you will find beauty at each and every step. We went to Manali later and stayed in the HPTDC property, Nagar Castle, Kullu, with the most breathtaking view from our room. Naggar Castle has the Roerich Art Gallary in its vicinity which is a museum worth visiting. We went to Hadimba Devi Temple which has a large tourist influx. The Mall Road, Manali again is a wonderful experience with softies stores everywhere, shops selling Kesar Milk, Jalebis, Kachoris, which we relished in the cold weather.

Himachal Pradesh obviously has no other means of travelling but roads and trust me its a beautiful journey with the mountains, rivers, and the greenery everywhere.
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Saarthak Walia

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  • Saarthak Walia
  • Lives in Ambala
  • 1 Review
  •  1104 readers

"Amazing place to visit"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
It is an amazing state. Anyone can get hypnotise in beauty of this state. I have visited Chehel, amazing place it is. I also have visited Shimla that is also a good place. I can't express it in words. I was felling like I have come in sky.
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Jitendra Tripathi

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  • Jitendra Tripathi
  • 1 Review
  •  1512 readers

"Great place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 14, 2016
What a great place to spend quality time, such a heavenly place, makes feel like it is our holy place in winter what a pictures, peoples are loveable they always give a warm welcome every time you go. States mountain are beautiful overall best.
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Kundan Singh

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  • Kundan Singh
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  2352 readers

"A best tourist place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
Himachal is most important tourist place in India. There are many city for travelling like Manali, Simla, Kullu, Khajiyaar etc. Whether of Himachal is too enjoyable. And one thing about Khajiyaar, it is known as mini Switzerland, many films are suited here.
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