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Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh houses some of the most scenic holiday destinations, it is also home to numerous adventure activities such as River Rafting, Mountain Cycling, Ice Skating, Para Gliding, Mountaineering and Rock Climbing, Camping, Skiing etc.

HIMACHAL PRADESH

Himachal Pradesh is popularly known as the “The Summer Capital of India”. Himachal Pradesh is a mountainous state situated in northern part of India.It is known for its natural environment, hill stations, and temples.It is also one of the easily accessible Hill State of India.The most popular Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh are Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Chamba, Dharamshala and Kullu.These destinations are popular amongst both foreign and domestic tourist.
 
Parvati River on the banks of Kasol
Parvati River on the banks of Kasol(Kullu)
 
 
The state has a wide network of accommodation that comprises of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafeterias serving varied cuisine, including Himachali delicacies.The state is also known for its adventure tourism activities like paragliding in Solang valley and Bir-billing, rafting in Kullu, skiing in Manali, ice skating in Shimla, boating and trekking in Bilaspur, horse riding and fishing in different parts of the state. One of the important destinations for the adventure seekers with its picturesque landscapes is the Spiti Valley in Lahaul & Spiti District.It is situated at an altitude of over 3000 metres.
 
TOURISM HIGHLIGHTS

>> Being a mountainous state the Himachal Pradesh provides an immense opportunity for tourism activities like Mountain Cycling, Paragliding, Trekking, Skiing, Mountaineering, Hiking, Camping, Rock climbing & Jeep Safari.

>> Many perennial rivers flow through the state which opens an opportunity for river rafting, angling and many other water sports.

>> Tourists also have more options like religious places, Wildlife Sanctuaries, National parks & tea gardens.

 Solang Manali

 

Hot Air Ballooning at Solang(Manali)
 

GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE

Most of the state of Himachal Pradesh lies in the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range. Shilla peak is the highest mountain at the height of 7025m.The drainage system of Himachal is composed both of rivers and glaciers.

The Ganges and Indus basins are provided water by the Himalayan rivers as they criss-cross the entire mountain chain.

The Chandrabhaga or the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, the Sutlej, and the Yamuna are the drainage systems of the region.These rivers are perennial and are fed by snow and rainfall and are protected by the extensive coverage of natural vegetation.

Himachal Pradesh has a great variation in the climatic conditions due to extreme variation in elevation. The climatic condition varies from cold, alpine, and glacial in the northern and eastern mountain ranges and hot and sub-humid tropical in the southern area. The city which receives a very heavy rainfall is Dharamsala and is also known as the state's winter capital, while areas like Lahaul and Spiti are cold and almost rainless. Himachal Pradesh experiences three seasons, summer, winter, and rainy season.


PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO

SHIMLA 

 

POPULAR FOR: Chadwick Falls, Golf Course, Skiing, Picnic Spots, Viewpoints, Hot water springs, Temples, Thick forests, & Museums.

 

HOW TO VISIT:

>By Road- Broad well surfaced road connects to Kalka, Chandigarh, Delhi, etc.

>By Rail- Kalka Railway station connects to Delhi, Kolkata and Amritsar. Narrow Gauge from Kalka to Shimla

>By Air- Daily Flights from Delhi and Kullu. The airport at Jubbarhatti-23 kilometres from the city.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Guesthouses and hotels available.

 

Rafting(Shimla) River Rafting(Shimla)

 

 

 

 

MANALI

 

POPULAR FOR: Hot air Balloons, Trekking through Rohtang pass, Rahala waterfalls, Picnic spots, Mountaineering and Skiing at Solang valley, Nehru Kund water spring, Manali sanctuary, Vashist Hot Water Springs, & many more Adventure sports.

 

HOW TO VISIT:

>By Road - Manali is well connected by road with Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamshala and Chamba/Dalhousie and Delhi

>By Rail - Trains travel up to Pathankot and to Joginder Nagar Station which is 55 Km from here.

>By Air - The airport at Bhuntar is 50 km from Manali where taxis and buses are available.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Hotels and Homestays available.

 

manali

Paragliding (Solang Valley -Manali)

 

 

 

KULLU

 

POPULAR FOR: River rafting in river Beas, Fishing in Banjar, Camping at Raison, Trekking at Rakti-Sar, Great Himalayan National Park & Bhrigu Lake.

 

HOW TO VISIT:

>By Road - Kullu is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Shimla, Dehradun, Pathankot, Dharamshala & Dalhousie etc.

>By Rail - Kiratpur and Chandigarh, and Jogindernagar are the nearest railway stations.

>By Air - The airport is at Bhuntar, 10 km from Kullu.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Hotels and Homestays available.

 

 

 

KANGRA AND DHARAMSHALA 

 

POPULAR FOR: Trekking to Kareri Lake, Baleni Pass, Lam Dal, Minkiani Pass, Druni Lake, Chagrotu, Indrahara Pass, Camping, Paragliding, Kangra Museum,Paragliding, Trekking in Dhauladhar Rang, Kangra Fort, Mountain biking, Andretta pottery village



HOW TO VISIT:

>By Road - Direct and regular bus service from  Manali, Shimla, Chamba, Chandigarh, Jammu, and Delhi

>By Rail - Nearest railway station is Pathankot and then  Kangra (94 Km) and from here Dharamshala is 17 Km by road.

>By Air - Nearest airport is Gaggal.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Camps, Hotels and Homestays available.PWD and Forest Rest Houses also available in some parts.

POPULAR TREKKING BASES: Salli village and Bhagsu Nag

 

Camping(Kangra)

Camping(Kangra)

 

 

CHAMBA

 

POPULAR FOR: River Rafting in River Ravi, Snowfall in Pangi Valley, Forest Camping, Bhuri Singh Museum and religious temples.

 

HOW TO VISIT:

>By Road - Bus and taxi service is available from Chamba to Pathankot, Delhi, Dharamsala, Shimla, Chandigarh and Jammu.

>By Rail - The nearest railway station is located 120 Kms away at Pathankot.

>By Air - The nearest airport is 180 Kms away at Kangra.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Hotels and homestays available.

 

KINNAUR 

 

POPULAR FOR: Bhaba Valley & Sangla Valley Trekking, Forests and Monasteries at Lippa, Kara Lake, Lipa Asrang Sanctuary & Dhankar Lake.

 

HOW TO VISIT:

>By Road - Shimla and Rampur to Kinnaur has Buses and Taxis available

>By Rail - Nearest Railway Station from Kinnaur (244 Km) is Shimla.

>By Air - Shimla is the nearest Airport (267 Km)

 

ACCOMMODATION: Guesthouses are available.

 

 

 

LAHUL & SPITI VALLEY

 

 

 

POPULAR FOR: Hiking, Camping, River rafting, Snow Leopard watching, High altitude trekking, Ki-Gompa monastery, Kunzum Pass & Pin Valley National Park.

 

HOW TO VISIT:

 

>By Road - Regular buses are available from Manali to Kaza(July-October) & Shimla via Kinnaur(May-October)

>By Rail - Nearest railway stations are Shimla and Chandigarh.From here tourists can reach Jogindernagar which is nearest narrow gauge station.

>By Air - Spiti Valley can be reached either via Shimla or from Manali. Buses and taxis can be hired from Manali to Kaza. Flights from New Delhi, Chandigarh and Kullu operate on a daily basis to Shimla airport.

 

ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, Lodges and Camps available.

 

 

Zip line Crossing River Beas

 

Zipline Crossing