First we will share some basic information about Himachal. Himachal is one of the beautiful states in India. Holidays in Himachal Pradesh is for those people who love nature and want to do some adventure. Himachal is mainly known for its peacefulness that’s why Himachal is the best tourist destination among the world. Himachal is located near the North side of India which is totally a mountainous State.
Here you will find the great ranges of Himalaya with snow covered mountains and lots of Rivers. There are rich sources of adventure activities like tracking, horse riding, rope way and many others expedition activities. Himachal is the richest reservoir of flora and fauna in the world and also called Himachal for biggest fruit bowl of the country. This is the state which has two capitals, Shimla and Dharamshala, Dharamshala is the winter capital of Himachal. For your information Shimla is the summer capital of India in British era.
To cover the whole Himachal you need at least 8 days. The places which will be covered are Shimla, Manali, Kullu, Rohtang pass, Dharamshala Dalhousie and khajjiar. The entire trip covers only 40 % of Himachal because more than 50 % area is untouched or unrecognised due to non availability of good hotels and transportation. Here we will only discuss famous places in Himachal.
we recommend Holidays in Himachal Pradesh for your family in which Shimla tour take 4 days, Shimla Manali Tour will take 6 days, Manali Tour will take 4 days, Dharamshala Dalhousie tour will take 5 days and the whole Himachal tour will take 9 days. If you have less than eight days you can choose any one of them.
First of all decide your destination and if you want to see the snow then winter months are best. In winter you will easily find snow in the whole Himachal and if you have a purpose to come and enjoy the tour then you can plan any time here you will get pleasant weather and lots of adventure activities. Mainy September to March is the best time. Lots of people plan in summer time, it’s a good time but cab and hotel charges are more the rest of the month.
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 one of 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.
Holidays in Himachal Pradesh: 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.