Himachal pradesh is famous for its natural beauty and for pleasant climate. In Himachal there are a lot of tourist places like Shimla Kullu Manali, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Kinnaur and Spiti valley. Also you can visit for devi darshan which is known as Shakti Peethas. In this article HIMACHAL PRADESH TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION shares you some basis information regarding all.
Travelling through the pack of mountains you will get your first glance of shimla from shoghi hill and after a few kilometres travelling more you will reach the queen of hills shimla.
There are two main bus stands in Shimla firstly ISBT which is about four and a half kilometres from Shimla other is old bus stand located at the end of shimla bajar. From there your foot journey begins through lower bajar or if you want to ditch the crowd you can take an alternate way from the DC office which leads directly to the mall and ridge. Mall road is a tourist epicentre with mostly branded showrooms and MNCs. Ridge is at the top which presents a marvellous view of far reaching mountains and valleys. Shimla is a home of many heritage buildings like church and gaiety theatre.
Approximately 3.5 kms (17 min) by car (via cart road and police line road to Anadel)
2) Himalyan Bird park
By car 11 min approximately(3.0 km)
By foot 46 min. via chaura maidan road.
3) Chadwick fall
5.4 km approximately via cart road and chaura maidan road.
By walking 1 hour 24 min.
4 Advance studies
14 min.(3.6 km via cart road to summerhill road)
By walking 56 min.
5 Jakhu temple
21 min (5.9 km) via cart road
By walking 26 min(1.5 km) via jakhu road.
An area of interest for people who love high altitude regions. Manali lies in northern Himachal. One of the best destinations for outdoor expeditions and activities like skiing in solang valley and tracking in parvati valley. Also paragliding and rafting are other main attractions.
1 Manu temple
Distance from manali: 3.3 kms (19 mins) via circuit house road.
By walking 46 min (2.9kms).
2 Hadimba devi temple
Distance from Manali: 2.7 km (15 min) via Hadimba temple road.
By walking 30 min (1.9 km) Circuit house road.
3 Solang valley
8 km from manali.
Skiing in Solang: 9 km from manali.
Paragliding: 2 km from manali.
4 The Great Himalayan national park:
63 kms from manali.
28 km approximately
Parvati valley: 19 km approximately.
1)The orchard greens(3 stars).
address: Mountain top hotel village Dhangri near hadimba temple)
2)Holiday heights Manali (3 stars).
On Kangal road rural hotel with dining and wide mountain view.
3) Hotel vintage Manali (3 stars)
Left bank, Naggar road, Aleo, Manali.
4)Honeymoon inc. Manali (3 stars)
Left bank, Aleo naggar road Manali.
5)Manali heights( 4 star hotel)
NH21, Near Indian petrol pump,Simsa village,Manali.
Mainly a Tibetan habitant area known for its old monasteries and exotic feel of nature, also known as little Dhasa.
1) Bhasu falls
Few meters from the main city this place is filled with greenery and painted with a streaming water body to give it a perfect touch of art of creation.
2) Bhagsunath temple
(3 km from city centre)
Surrounded with small and large pools this place is for you if you are a devotee inside a tourist.
(4 km from the city centre)
Blazing winds due to great heights will refresh your mind,heart and being. Its a trek that will give all the adventure lovers time of their life.
Ever wondered where Dalai lama resides in India well here he does about 2 km from the main city this is one of the most significant monasteries in Himachal.
(2 km from mai city)
One of the most known and powerful meditations, the vipassana meditation is practiced here with many other preeminent meditations. Residing just over the mcleodganj this place showcases a eye catching view of kangra and dhauladhar range which will take you in the smitten state of peace and calmness.
6) Church of St. Jones
This church is dedicated to the baptist St. Jones. The darkish view in the wilderness makes you feel like you have entered into a movie with amazing green screen effects for scenery.
7) Kangra fort
20 km from city Now this one is little far from the main city but still worth an excursion for.
Day 1 Chandigarh Shimla
Welcome to Shimla the land of God (capital of Himachal Pradesh). Named after Hindu goddess Shymla. Situated at the height of 2205 mts. Shimla is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north while on south east with Solan and Sirmor. As a summer capital declared by British rule there are many neo-Gothic architectural buildings in Shimla, also multiple temples and churches from the colonial era. Combined with this, the natural beauty of Shimla attracts a large number of tourists. After your fabulous 4 hours journey from Chandigarh welcome to the concerned hotel. You will be welcomed with the welcome drink.
Day 2 Shimla Kufri Shimla
Arriving at the highest hill station in Shimla district kufri situated at elevation of 2290 mts famous for Himalayan wildlife zoo hosting antelopes, felines and regional birds like Himalayan Monal. This place is surrounded by the thickest forest. In ancient times it was part of the Kingdom of Nepal. Other than tracking and forest expedition horse and yack riding which magnetise the tourist point of interest.
Next destination will be Naldehra resort famous for the Naldehra Golf court surrounded by the beautiful Davdar trees and himalayan ranges. In the gloaming twilight of Sunset, exploring local places like Lakkar Bazaar, Ridge, Church, Mall road, Scandal Point, Christ church, Kali Bari temple are most preferable locations for an amazing walking experience also it’s an ideal time for shopping and eating out at restaurants.
Day 3 Shimla Manal
Pack your bags for this going to be a 8 hours journey to Kullu Manali. Before reaching the Manali you cannot pass Kullu without having a pleasure of river rafting in the river Base famous for its rapid flow and strong streams. Kullu is another tourist heaven in Himachal situated at the elevation of 1279 mts. It is mentioned in Mahabharata and Puranas. Ancient time ruled by Gupta Empire and Pala dynasty. Kullu is famous for adventure activities you can also do river rafting there. After this astonishing experience, he transferred to Manali.
Day 4 Manali Snow-point / Rohtang
Starting from the Rohtang 50 km from Manali at an elevation of 3999 mts. It’s a high mountain pass connecting Kullu valley Lahaul and Spiti. It has great military significance and it is open almost the entire year. It has a reputation for oneof the most dangerous passes due to unpredictable weather.
From November to March pass is covered with 6 to 7 feet snow on higher areas, so it is preferable to travel in summer months. High mountains ranges and beautiful sightseeing with snow covered peaks are the main attraction here.
Day 5 Manali Manikaran Kullu
Same after 8 am Morning proceed for full day tour sightseeing of Manikaran it will take 2 hours to reach there. Beas river will accompany you on your journey towards Manikaran. Manikaran is famous for its hot water spring situated between Parvati valleys. This place is surrounded by high hills. Kullu is also known for being a great Himalayan national park. The park was established in 1984 and there is a lot of variety of flora and fauna. Night stay in Manali.
Day 6 Manali local
First thing in the morning take a religious dose travelling towards the ancient 525 years old Hadimba Devi temple which is surrounded by Thousands of Devdar trees this temple is dedicated to Goddess Hadimba. Goddess Hadimba was Bheem’s wife.It is said that Hadimba was diverted towards spirituality in her later dates and hence left Bheem in search of God.
Maharaja Bhadure Singh built Hadimba temple in 1600 AD to honour her. After this you will find yourself mesmerised by these beauty enrolled places like Tibetan centre & monastery, club House, Vanvihar, mall road, Vashisht village known for its hot sulphur springs. Manali is a rich source of flora and fauna. After a splendid day in the evening you will be dropped to a concerned hotel.
Day 7 Manali Dharamshala
Next morning proceed to the Dharamshala, which will take 6 hours to reach. Dharamshala is located in Kangra. Dharamshala is at an elevation of 1457 mts. This is also known as kangra valley. The scenery around Dharamshala included Dhauladhar mid-range hill shortened with bushy shrubs and mid scaled trees. Dharamshala is among the hundred smart cities to be developed in the coming future.
Day 8 Dharamshala Dalhousie
Main attractions are Dalai Lama residence of exiled Tibetan Leader, McLeodganj (one of the highest spots in Dharamshala region is at the height of 2004 mts, it is also known as little lhasa) Dal lake etc. Then proceeding towards Dalhousie (4hrs.) situated at scale level height of 2041 meters. In bir billing you can also do paragliding if time permits. Night stay in Dalhousie.
Day 9 Dalhousie Khajjiar Dalhousie
It’s a small plateau with a small stream fed lake with an area covered with weeds (it is also known as mini Switzerland of Himachal). It is about 2000 meters above sea level. Kala top Khajjiar sanctuary nearby can be visited. For the calm evening experience visit Dalhousie market afterwards.
Day 10 Dalhousie Chandigarh
With Breaking dawn, you will depart to Chandigarh taking an 8 hours route.
HIMACHAL PRADESH TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION: The best time to visit Himachal is from March to June month. To reach Himachal Pradesh you have to come to Chandigarh \ kalka first. We will also provide a honeymoon package. Our travel agency and hotel are affiliated with Himachal pradesh tourism. Himachal the pradesh tour package will cost you 35k to 42k in between.