For adventure tours in Himachal Pradesh, take your pick from best Himachal Tour Packages featuring destinations in Lahaul and Spiti Valley. There are several high altitude lakes, thrilling trekking routes and snowcapped mountain to be explored. You can also go paragliding in Bir Billing by choosing from our collection of Himachal Pradesh Tour Packages from Delhi.
Not only from Delhi, but Himachal tour packages from Mumbai are also highly preferred because of the number of charms the state offers. Whether traveling solo, with family or with friends Himachal welcomes all kinds of travelers. This is also the reason that Himachal tour packages from Ahmedabad remain in huge demand.
Best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal tour packages allow travelers to travel to the ‘Land of God’ as the place is popularly known as ‘Devbhumi ‘due to its unmatched beauty. Himachal Pradesh is not just home to the most beautiful hill stations in India, the amazing Himachal is portrayed in a number of blockbuster Bollywood movies. Who doesn’t recall Geet from our teenage movie ‘Jab we met’ dancing amid the stunning snow. We all wish to play with that heavenly snow at least once in our life.
Indian Holiday offers a number of Tour Packages to enjoy a vacation in Himachal Pradesh amid its incredible beauty. The panoramic vistas, adventure spots, holy places, heritage resorts, wildlife; Himachal Pradesh has everything that a traveler wants to enjoy. A plethora of attractions are spread across the popular tourist places in Himachal Pradesh. Check below the list of best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh:
Shimla - “The queen of hills”: A Honeymooner’s dream destination, adventure paradise, and home to lovely people; Shimla is for all types of travelers. Here apple orchards and Victorian architectural splendor make your way to the snow-capped pinnacles. Enjoy a joyful ride in the Kalka-Shimla toy train which is a UNESCO world heritage site. The top attractions in Shimla include the Christ Church, Viceroy Lodge, the Jakhoo Temple, and the Himalayan Ridge. Explore the traditional shops in Mall Road, a must-to-do thing during the Shimla tour.
Manali - “The Valley of Gods”: If you love snow, head straight to Manali. Manali is basically for the adventure seekers. Beas River, Rohtang Pass, Solang valley, etc. are some of the best adventure destinations in Himachal Pradesh located in Manali. Trekking, river rafting, and biking are the top adventure activities in Manali. Also, the stunning vistas and blissful snowfall in Manali make it a dream destination for honeymooners.
Dharamshala - ‘Home of Dalai Lama”: If you want to experience the ultimate serenity, include the picturesque Dharamshala in your Himachal tour plan. A perfect amalgamation of natural beauty and culture make Dharamshala one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Blessed with immense natural beauty, this serene hill station in Himachal Pradesh is strongly influenced by the Buddhist culture. Dharamshala is home to many old monasteries including the headquarters of Dalai Lama. The top attractions in Dharamshala include Bhagsunag Temple, Gyuto Monastery, Jwalamukhi Devi Temple, Tea Gardens, and Norbulingka Institute that preserve the Tibetan culture in Dharamshala.
Dalhousie - “The maker of modern India”: Famous for its old-world charm, Dalhousie is a small paradise nestled amid the spectacular views of the pine-lined meadows, flower-filled valleys, and magnificent mountains. Travelers in Dalhousie admire the British era monuments including the churches of St. Francis and St. John. The prime tourist attractions in Dalhousie include trekking to the Dainkund Peak where Pholani Devi Temple is located and pine-lined Subhash Baoli offering panoramic views. Dalhousie is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy snowfall in winter.
Mcleodganj - “Little Lhasa”: One of the best places for a family trip in Himachal Pradesh, Mcleodganj is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" due to its large Tibetan population. This beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh offers a blend of British and Tibetan influence. Nestled amidst the majestic hills and greenery, Mcleodganj is home to famous monasteries including the seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama, the Tsuglagkhang Monastery. You can visit Namgyal Monastery Bhagsu Falls, Tibetan Museum & Bhagsunath Temple during your sightseeing tour in Mcleodganj. Boating in the scenic Dal Lake and trekking to the Triund and Laka Glacier are the major tourist activities in Mcleodganj.
Things to do in Himachal Pradesh
There are many amazing things to do in Himachal Pradesh. Indian Holiday’s meticulously designed packages allow you to enjoy adventure, sightseeing, wildlife safari, and other popular activities in Himachal Pradesh. Here is the list of the must-to-do things during your trip to Himachal Pradesh:
Live in a heritage hotel in Shimla - Some gorgeous mansions of the British era have been turned into heritage hotels offering great opportunities for a luxury holiday in Shimla. While the impressive interiors of the villas are designed in the Victorian architectural style, the windows open to the stunning panorama of Shimla. This is why Shimla is one of the best places for a Romantic Honeymoon in Himachal Pradesh.
Enjoy a fishing holiday in Rohru - Located around 120km away from Shimla, the Pabber River in Rohru make for an exciting fishing holiday during your Himachal Pradesh trip. You can catch your own fish and enjoy a picnic with yourself during a solo trip to Himachal Pradesh.
Take a tour of the colonial world- The old world charm tops all attractions in Himachal Pradesh. Visit Pragpur a colonial town located 38km from Una. Explore the Kuthiala complex, home to the 200-year-old Chaujjad Haveli, the 175-year-old Butail Niwas, and the 150-year-old Banta Dwar. Walk along the cobbled-stone roads that take you to the vintage garden of Rehrumal housing arched gateways and impressive woodwork.
Play Golf at Naldhera Golf Course - Located 22 Km from Shimla, this British era golf course is one of the most majestic golf courses in India. The 18-hole course is located amidst stunning surroundings that make for a wonderful golf tour in Himachal Pradesh.
Indulge in adventure sports - Your Himachal tour is incomplete without trying adventure sports in this land of the exciting mountain range, glaciers, and gushing rivers. The endless adventure opportunities in Himachal Pradesh attract thrill-seekers from every nook and corner. Take a Himachal adventure tour package from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore or Ahmedabad to enjoy skiing, mountaineering, paragliding, ice skating, rafting, climbing, etc. Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Spiti Valley are the top adventure destinations in Himachal Pradesh.
Experience the glamor of Tibetan opera - A not to miss attraction during your Himachal tour is Tibetan opera. Enjoy the dance, drama, and song depicting the Buddhist folk tales, historical events, and the lives of famous people while watching a Tibetan opera in Dharamshala. You can visit the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) to witness such rich cultural performances by professional actors.
Discover the incredible Waterfalls - Beauty, and mystery are what could be witnessed in every trail of the mighty mountains in Himachal Pradesh. The dramatic waterfalls display such mystic beauty while gushing down from the top of the hills. The Jana Falls, Rahala Waterfalls, Bhagsunag Fall, Jogini Waterfalls, and Chadwick Falls are some of the famous waterfalls in Himachal Pradesh. Apart from the incredible beauty, the spectacular waterfalls also hold religious importance.
Enjoy a Wildlife safari - The land of snow holds a treasure of wildlife. There are 2 national parks and 32 wildlife sanctuaries making great opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife safari in Himachal Pradesh. The diverse ecosystem blessed with the rare animals, gushing streams, and gentle slopes equally cater to nature lovers, photographers, and adventure seekers. Experience the pure wilderness while walking around the popular wildlife destinations in Himachal Pradesh. The Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pin Valley National Park, Churdhar Sanctuary, Renuka Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharana Pratap Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. are some of the famous sanctuaries and national parks in Himachal Pradesh.
Visit the charming lakes - The azure lakes amidst serene environment of spectacular mountains and white clouds flying in the blue sky add heavenly delight to the panorama of Himachal. You can spend a whole day camping beside those beautiful lakes in Himachal Pradesh some of which also possess religious belief of having healing properties. The Jana Falls, Manali; Rahala Waterfalls, Kullu; Bhagsunag Fall, Dharamshala; Jogini Waterfalls, Manali; and Chadwick Falls, Shimla are among the famous lakes in Himachal Pradesh.
Visit religious places in Himachal Pradesh - Amid its heavenly beauty, some serene monasteries, churches, Gurudwara and enchanting temples got their address in Himachal Pradesh. Also, some of the famous lakes in Himachal Pradesh have religious importance where people visit to experience the healing properties of the pious water of the lakes. Chamunda or Kangra Devi Temple, Kangra; Jwala Ji Temple, Dharamsala; Naina Devi Temple, Bilaspur; Namgyal Monastery, Mcleod Ganj; Rewalsar Sahib Gurudwara, Rewalsar; Manimahesh Lake, Chamba; etc. are some of the most visited pilgrimage sites in Himachal Pradesh.
Spend a day at Chitkul – This is the last inhabited Indian village near the Indo-China border in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. You can experience a thick blanket of snow in this scenic village during a winter tour of Himachal Pradesh. Enjoy a holiday amid pristine nature on the bank of Baspa River while savoring some local cuisine in the last Indian Dhaba.
Visit the oldest winery of Asia - Travel the time with a glass of Old Monk or Golden Eagle in your hand. Visit Dyer Breweries as it was known in 1855 when the first beer brand of Asia, Lion Beer was bottled here. So give your Himachal tour the touch of the colonial aristocracy by taking a swig of wine in this brewery amid the enchanting charm of Kasauli.
Adventure in Himachal Pradesh
The magnificent mountains, challenging passes, exciting trails, and river gorge make outstanding opportunities for adventure sports in Himachal Pradesh. You can partake in thrill-filled activities in various adventure destinations in Himachal Pradesh with the best Himachal adventure packages from Indian Holiday.
Trekking along the Himalayan trails - Your Himachal trip is mere incomplete if you don’t try trekking in this land of adventure. The Himalayan trails, glacial lakes, pilgrimage sites, and wildlife sanctuaries make Himachal Pradesh the trekker's paradise. Beginners or experts, there are amazing options for trekking tours in Himachal Pradesh for all. The top trekking destinations in Himachal Pradesh are Great Himalayan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site in Kullu; the mysterious Malana Village near Parvati Valley; Dhauladhar National Park, Lahaul & Spiti valley; McLeod Ganj; Beas Kund trek; Triundstrenuous treks; Pir Panjal Ranges; etc.
Paragliding at Bir Billing - Revel the strong wind while flying high in the sky and navigate the secret beauty of Himachal Pradesh that you cannot do other ways. The host of 2015 world paragliding championship Bil Billing is now the best destination for paragliding in Himachal Pradesh.
River Rafting - Many rivers born in the Himalayan glacial descend to the valleys of Himachal Pradesh with strong flow forming rushing downstream. This makes amazing opportunities for river rafting in Himachal Pradesh. River Sutlej at Tattapani near Shimla, River Beas near Kullu & Manali, and River Ravi near Chamba are the popular river rafting places in Himachal Pradesh. For more daring rafters, you can choose an organized river rafting tour in Himachal to experience rafting in river Chandra and river Spiti in Lahaul and Spiti valley.
Biking through Spiti Valley - One of the most popular adventure activities in Himachal Pradesh is Biking through the challenging passes in Spiti Valley. Drive through the arduous routes and let your journey be a signature tour of Himachal Pradesh. Explore rich cultural heritage, spiritual prosperity, and isolated location, that attract every traveler but only hardcore travelers can enjoy the outstanding adventure while traveling.
Camping at Mashobra - Setting up a ‘snow-camp’ at Mashobra is one of the most cherished activities in Himachal Pradesh. Pleasant weather and lovely snowfall enchant the trekkers to enjoy this amazing opportunity of camping in Himachal Pradesh. Take a sip of hot tea sitting beside the campfire or taste your dance skill while the surrounding mountains are the judge during your journey to Himachal with friends.
Unexplored places in Himachal Pradesh
The famous hill stations such as Shimla, Manali, Dharamshala, etc. are so popular that travelers are clueless about some equally scenic places in Himachal Pradesh. But Indian Holiday knows that passionate travelers always look for untouched beauty. So, here is the list of unexplored places in Himachal Pradesh:
Kalpa in Kinnaur - This scenic village in the Kinnaur district is known for the stunning panorama of snow-covered peaks, pine forest, and apple orchards. The famous Chandika Devi temple known for its unique architecture is located at a distance of 11 Km from Kalpa. You can view the holy rock Kailash Shivling from here which is known to change color throughout the day.
Sangla Valley - Resting on the bank of the river Baspa, this is one of the most beautiful unexplored places in Himachal Pradesh. Located 57 Km from Kalpa, Sangla valley invites the tourists to visit interesting places such as naga temple, Rackchham, Kilba, and Kamru Fort amid the captivating scenery of snow-clad mountains.
Pabbar Valley - Located about 100 Km from Shimla this scenic place is famous for the Hatkeshwari Mata Temple built in the Kinnaur style and the nearby Shiva temple. During Navratra, the place is visited by a large number of pilgrims.
Pragpur - This village preserves the ancient buildings and arts that make it one of the best heritage sites in Himachal Pradesh. Many forts and monuments with immense historical and religious importance are found here. The charming weather, easy accessibility, and rich flora and fauna make Pragpur one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.
Pangi Valley - Surrounded by the Peer Panjal and Zanskar ranges, Pangi valley located 173 Km from Chamba enjoys the natural beauty in the purest form. Colorful flowers, trees, shrubs, streams, and wildlife are found here in abundance that makes it one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in summer.
Wildlife in Himachal Pradesh
The dense forest of Himachal Pradesh is home to many exotic and rare wildlife. Indian Holiday conducts wildlife tours in Himachal Pradesh that allow you to explore the amazing flora and fauna of the place. Here are the best places to explore wildlife in Himachal Pradesh.
Great Himalayan National Park - This UNESCO listed natural site is one of the most famous national parks in India. Located in the Kullu district, its 754sq. Km land is inhabited by goral, leopard, musk deer, snow leopard, serow, brown bear, bharal, monal, tragopan, kalij, cheer, kolkas and snowcock, etc. Also, the travelers are enchanted by the alpine forests and coniferous forests in the park.
Pin Valley National Park - This Park located in the high altitude of Spiti valley is home to snow leopard, Ibex, and Bharal, etc. Here you can explore the exotic and rare flora and fauna of Himachal Pradesh with our customized packages.
Renuka Sanctuary - This is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh. Famous for Asiatic lions, the park is also home to spotted deer, lion-tailed macaques, and nilgai. What makes the place photographer’s paradise is the thousands of colorful butterflies and varieties of aquatic birds, red jungle fowl, black pheasant and the national bird of India, peacock. With our customized Himachal wildlife package, you can explore this famous wildlife sanctuary in Sirmour District in Himachal Pradesh.
Kanwar Wildlife Sanctuary - Offering the view of Shacha and Satupurna mountain peaks, Kanwar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Himachal Pradesh. Home to the endangered Himalayan Thar, this sanctuary is also inhabited by the flying squirrel, yellow-throated marten, snow leopard, golden jackal, and brown bear. The place is also popular for trekking and nature walk.
Bandli Sanctuary - This is one of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries of Himachal Pradesh located in Mandi district. Spot the wildlife of the park including sambhar, leopard, goral, Indian Muntjac, and cheer pheasants in their natural habitat with an organized Himachal wildlife tour here.
Fair and festival of Himachal Pradesh
If you are planning a trip to Himachal Pradesh then don’t skip the famous fair and festival of the place from your mind. The lovely people of Himachal Pradesh practice colorful culture that is reflected in their traditional fairs and festivals. Here are the famous festivals to explore during your trip to Himachal Pradesh:
Losar Festival - One of the most popular events in Himachal Pradesh is Losar Festival celebrated from mid-November to the first week of December. The local deity is worshipped to ensure happiness and prosperity for the local people during this winter festival in Himachal.
Festival of Sair in Shimla - This event is famous all over India for its liveliness and splendor. The Festival of Sair in Shimla is taken place amidst delighting cultural programs like singing and dancing. You can buy utensils, pottery, garments, and accessories from the stalls set up during the festival. The Sair Festival in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh is celebrated in the month of September.
Minjar Fair - In the last Sunday of July, Minjar Fair is celebrated in the Chamba town in Himachal Pradesh. During the festival, people wear silk costumes and offer prayer at the Lakshmi Narayan temple.
How to Reach Himachal Pradesh?
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful destinations in north India full of mystical charms spread across its beautiful hill stations. The famous Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh are always flocked by tourists throughout the year. Here is how to reach Himachal Pradesh in the most convenient way by Air, Road, and Rail.
Its geographical location doesn’t allow to set up rail track in the state but it is duly compensated by a well-maintained network of roads that connect Himachal Pradesh to all other places in India. There are comfortable bus services organized by the State Government that offer a scenic journey to Himachal Pradesh from Delhi, Haryana, Kashmir, and Chandigarh.
Being surrounded by mountains and lofty hills, there are no major railway tracks anywhere within the state. But you can enjoy the Kalka-Shimla toy train ride which is listed in UNESCO world heritage offering a scenic journey to reach Himachal Pradesh.
Bhuntar Airport in Shimla, Jubbarhatti Airport in Kullu, and Gaggal Airport in Kangra are connected by flights to major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chandigarh.
Best time to visit Himachal Pradesh
Though Himachal Pradesh is one of the most popular summer destinations in India, tourists flock the place all year round. The best time to visit the place depend on the activities you want to partake in and the places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.
Summer From March to June
Summer is considered the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh. From the month of March to the end of June it is the perfect time for visiting the hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Here, summer is welcoming with pleasant weather. Travelers indulge in trekking, paragliding, camping, hot air ballooning and water sports during this time. The best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in summers are Shimla, Kullu Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamsala, etc.
Monsoon From July to Sep
The month of July brings along monsoon season in Himachal Pradesh. This is the time to enjoy refreshing greenery and cool breeze in its charming valleys. It is suggested to avoid some areas in Himachal Pradesh, which are prone to landslides during monsoon.
Winter From October to February
Winter is the best season for adventure in Himachal Pradesh. A large number of travelers visit Himachal to enjoy adventure activities like Heli-skiing, ice-skiing, etc. on the white beds of snow. The temperature in Himachal Pradesh during winter ranges from 0° Celsius to 15 °Celsius. Rohtang Pass, Keylong, Manali, Narkanda, Kufri and Shimla are the most visited winter destinations in Himachal Pradesh.
FAQs of Himachal Pradesh Tour
Ques: What are the updated COVID-19 guidelines for tourists in Himachal Pradesh?
During Unlock 5, new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines have been issued by the government to allow further relaxation of restrictions on activities outside the containment zone.
Inter-state movement of public transport remains suspended till further orders.
E-registration is no longer required for inter-state movement by own car/cabs/taxis.
Prior testing and test certificates are no longer required for inter-state movement.
Cinema halls, multiplexes, and theatres are allowed to reopen with the 50% capacity.
Restrictions on public gatherings have been eased. However, it is mandatory to follow social distancing norms and strict safety measures.
Ques: Is Himachal Pradesh open for tourists now?
Ans: With new SOPs in place, it is now possible for tourists to plan and book their trip to Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh government issues new guidelines and relaxed entry restrictions for tourists to make it easier for them to travel to the state.
Ques: Is Solang Valley and Spiti Valley are accessible?
Ans: Yes, Solang valley is open now, but Rohtang pass is closed you can go up to madhi or kothi only. One can also visit Spiti Valley.
Ques: What is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh for snowfall?
Ans: Though snowfall sometime continues from October to February, December to January is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh for snowfall.
Ques: What are the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh?
Ans: There are many popular hill stations in Himachal Pradesh for honeymoon, adventure or family vacation. Staying at a heritage resort in Himachal Pradesh with your family or loved one is really amazing. For the adventurous, a bike tour in Spiti Valley or Rohtang Pass is an unforgettable experience. Here is the list of best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh where you can enjoy the scenic beauty and adventure activities all at one place:
Ques: What to see in Himachal Pradesh?
Ans: Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful Himalayan state famous for hill stations, picturesque views, wildlife, adventure sports, and religious places. If you are planning Himachal trip and searching for what to see there, below is the list of popular places and attractions in Himachal Pradesh:
The picturesque view of the mountains
Ques: How many days are required to visit Himachal Pradesh?
Ans: There are many exciting things to do in Himachal Pradesh and travelers visit there for honeymoon, family vacation and adventure. Depending on the activities you want to take part in, it takes 3-15 days to visit Himachal Pradesh.
Ques: What are the best things to do in Himachal Pradesh?
Ans: Himachal Pradesh is equally popular among honeymooners, family vacationers, and adventure lovers. Below is the list of the best things to do in Himachal Pradesh for all types of travelers.
Experience the beauty of Tibetan opera in Dharamsala
Go for trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park
Enjoy paragliding at Bir Billing
Enjoy rafting in Kullu valley
Experience snow camping at Mashobra
Take a bike tour in Spiti valley
Enjoy your stay in a heritage hotel in Shimla
Trek to Beas Kund in Manali
Enjoy Paragliding In Kullu Manali
Take a tour of Himachal Temple
Go for a Trekking Tour in McLeodganj
Trek to Triund hill along with camping
Enjoy Camping amid the natural beauty
Enjoy a skiing excursion on the slopes of Solang valley