Himachal Pradesh is known for its mighty mountains and mesmerizing river valleys. The northern state of India is mostly dependent on tourism. Himachal Pradesh tourism concentrates on promoting its tourism all over the world. The state is not just about the mountains and valleys, but also offers numerous adventure activities, religious sites, monasteries, apple farms, lakes, cultural heritages, and more.
Himachal Pradesh tourism provides a variety of reasons to make it into your bucket list. Many people around the world travel to Himachal Pradesh in search of solaces and peace of mind. The snow-capped mountains during the winter season attract tourists from all over the country.
It is also the most popular and chosen honeymoon destination in India. The state shares its borders with Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir in the north and also with an autonomous region of Tibet.
The city of Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Hindi is the most common language used in the state. The ideal duration for a vacation in Himachal Pradesh would be around 7-10 days. Himachal Pradesh tourism offers a variety of activities that will make your visit pleasant. Let’s dive in and find out all the things to do in Himachal Pradesh.
Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh
Don’t get me wrong when I say 7-10 days is ideal for a vacation in Himachal. It is ideal if you visit a couple of cities and enjoy your time relaxing. Himachal Pradesh tourism offers more than you can imagine. A complete month would be less to explore what Himachal has to offer.
Here is my list of top 15 places to visit in Himachal Pradesh
4- Mcleod Ganj
9- Bir Billing
Travel Itinerary for Himachal Pradesh
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Best Time to Visit Himachal Pradesh
The peak season in Himachal Pradesh starts from March to Mid-June. Many people prefer to travel in these months due to the pleasant climate. Many trekkers around the world visit in these months.
The summer is the ideal time to visit Himachal, which starts from March to June. The temperature would be around 20-35 degrees Celsius. The weather is perfect for trekking and traveling to famous sites.
The monsoon season is considered a low season due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. The monsoon season in Himachal starts from July up to September. Although breathtakingly amazing, it becomes difficult to go out in such weather. I would not recommend traveling during this season because of numerous occasions of landslides in the state. The temperature in the monsoon is around 14-25 degrees Celsius.
The winter season in Himachal makes the state an amazing spectacle. The winter starts from the month of November to February. Many travelers flock to witness snowfall and enjoy many winter outdoor activities. The temperature around this season can be unpredictable. On average it is 12-15 degrees in the day and can go into minus 10 degrees Celsius in some regions. The month of January and December are the coldest in Himachal Pradesh. It’s a winter carnival that provides engaging adventure activities at Rohtang Range and Solang valley.
Things to Do in Himachal Pradesh
The state offers a long list of top things to do and places to visit. Himachal Pradesh is one of the top tourist destinations in India. One must visit the state to truly witness its sheer beauty and its cultures such as festivals, handicrafts, cuisine, and more. Himachal Pradesh tourism provides offers various adventures and activities that will make your trip worthwhile.
Here are some of the best things to do in Himachal Pradesh.
1-Buddhist Monasteries of Himachal
2- Churches in Himachal
3- Temples in Himachal
4- Visit Rohtang Pass
5- Wildlife in Himachal Pradesh
6- Adventure activities in Himachal
7- Lakes of Himachal Pradesh
8- Waterfalls in Himachal Pradesh
9- Festivals of Himachal Pradesh
10- Trekking in Himachal Pradesh
How to Reach Himachal Pradesh?
Considering the beautiful landscapes of Himachal Pradesh, the state has a lot to offer for avid travelers from all over the world. You can choose your favorable mode of transport mentioned here as Himachal is well connected via Air, Roadways, and Railways. Take a look at the modes of transport and plan your travels to Himachal.
There are 3 airports in Himachal, which are Jubbarhatti, Bhuntar, and Gaggal. Major flights operate connecting Himachal Pradesh to other cities. There is no international airport in Himachal Pradesh as of now.
Himachal is a state with vast mountainous terrain. Only a few places are connected via railway in the region. One of the major railway lines would be the Kangra valley railway. The route starts from Pathankot in Punjab up to Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh. The Shimla Toy Train rail which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site has a beautiful scenic route. The route connects Kalka in Haryana to Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. This Railway is an absolutely mesmerizing treat to our eyes. It takes approx. 6 hours for the journey
The most preferred and easiest way to reach Himachal Pradesh would be via road. you will find many private and state busses that operate on a regular basis. The roadway connects Himachal from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand. It might take around 9-18 hours via bus to reach Himachal depending on where you start your journey. Choose Smartly!
I would prefer to travel in a private car/cab, as the journey is long and the roads are not that great.
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