Himachal Tourism...the nature's paradise
Himachal Pradesh, one of the most popular tourist destination in India, is thronged by tourists all the year round. Plan trip to Himachal and soak in the best of adventure, scenic beauty, natural attractions, flora and fauna and many temples and monumental heritage.
All the cities in the state can be categorizes as hill stations and offers the tourists with great ambiance and picturesque surroundings. Shimla, the ‘Queen Among all Hill Stations’ is the capital of the state and also the most visited hill stations. Manali, Kullu and Kufri too are ideal hill stations for all those who seek the thrill of adventure and pleasure of panorama. Visit the small hill stations like Dalhousie and McLeodganj for an enthralling holiday experience.
Winter Sports - The mighty Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh plays as the prefect host some of the most cherished sports - Skiing. Kufri, Manali and Narkand are the most famous destinations for enjoying skiing. Hattu Peak and Rohtang pass can also be visited for indulging in this sport. Heli skiing is a popular upcoming winter sport that can be enjoyed at Hanuman Tibba, Rohtang Pass, Deo Tibba and Chanderkhani Pass near Manali.
Among all the festivities in Himachal Pradesh, Kullu Dussehra is the most popular one. The vibrancy and the various cultural enigma of Himachali people can be best enjoyed during this festival. Held in the month of October in Kullu, the main draws of the festival includes grand processions, week-long fairs, International Folk Festival, Phool Yatra, Nainadevi fair and Folk Music and Watching the Dances of Gaddi Shepherds are some of the main attractions that tourists can bask during the frenzy of Kullu Dussehra.
Fruits orchards are one of the rare and unique attractions that tourists an enjoy visiting only during their trip to Himachal Pradesh. Kotagarh, Mandi and Kullu are just small excursions away from Shimla and are the ultimate destination for those who want to enjoy a visit to the verdant orchards of peaces, plums, apples and guava. These enchanting fruit gardens and plantations have made Himachal Pradesh the most famous horticulture destination in India.
Passes in HP
Plan an adventure tour to the various passes in Himachal Pradesh, that makes excellent holiday destinations. Rohtang Pass, Pin Parbati Pass, Baralacha Pass and Kunzum Pass are a few places where one can enjoy trekking, mountaineering and even skiing. There are various small temples and villages around these passes that tourists should not miss. These passes are the most exuberant places and the fact that they are not much explored make them an irresistible attractions of Himachal Pradesh.
Rural Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is one of the few state in India, which is equally popular for the various small but exuberant heritage villages. These destination have remained unexplored since ages, thus giving them a charming edge over other famous cities in the state. Naggar, Rukhala, Paragpur and garli are a few names in this segment. The main attractions in these small hamlets includes monuments, apple orchards, trekking trails and museum attractions.
Honeymoon Destination in Himachal
Besides, all the wonderful holiday options that Himachal boasts of, there is yet another reason that works as a magnet in drawing people toward this destination. Himachal Pradesh is the dream destination for any honeymoon couples. Solitary enchantments in Dalhousie, adventure thrill in Kullu, opulence in Shimla and Manali and a mix of calmness and romance in Lahaul and Spiti are some options honeymooning couples can look forward to in Himachal Pradesh.
Water Sports in Himachal
Himachal enjoys a good name as far as water sports are concerned. Book a water sports tour of Himachal Pradesh that will take you to the places where you can raftin, angling, kayaking and canoeing. While Maharana Pratap Sagar reservoir in Kangra, river Chandrabhaga (Chenab), river Satluj, river Ravi Near Chamba and streams near river Chandrabhaga (Chenab) are best of angling, Gobind Sagar near Bilaspur, Chamera Lake near Dalhousie, Manali-Kullu National Highway, Ravi near Chamba and the Beas near Kullu are places where white water rafting can be enjoyed. For the beginners three-level courses are conducted by the Directorate of Mountaineering and Allied Sports in Manali.
Besides the various water sports and winter sports, tourists can look forward to enjoy various mountain sports, camping, aerosports and trekking as well. Bir and Billing are the ‘para gliding’ capital of the country. For trekking and mountain sports the passes are the best destination. Camping can be enjoyed in Chail, Tabo, Hatu and Sangla Valley.
Shopping in Himachal Pradesh
The state of Himachal Pradesh is renowned for its various shopping hubs. Kullu Shawls, Kullu Caps, Tibetan Carpet, Buddhist Paintings, Woolen Pullovers, Mailing Postcards with Buddhist and Hindu Motifs Apples, metal wares, Pickles, Jams and Juices, Traditional Jewellery are some of the main articles that can be bought in the various markets across the main cities.
Toy Train Ride in Himachal Pradesh
While in Himachal, tourists ought not to miss the toy train ride, that will take one on a scenic journey from Kalka to Shimla. This unique train shoots off from Kalka at around 5 : 30 in the morning and covers the 95 kms distance in 6 hours. The train crosses 103 tunnels, 20 railway stations and more than 900 curves and the slow speed at which the trains runs makes it possible for the tourists to enjoy kaleidoscope views of the surrounding.
Be it summer or winter, the abundant state of Himachal has something to offer to all the tourists. Plan a visit to Himachal Pradesh and revel the multi attractions and activities.