Situated in north India amidst the lower Himalayan ranges, Himachal Pradesh is a breathtaking state synonymous with lush greenery, spectacular views of mighty mountains and valleys, a rich culture, delicious food, adventure sports, a colonial past, and so much more. An absolute treat for adventure seekers, families, honeymooners and solo travellers, the many cities within the state have plenty to offer to tourists and locals alike.
Experience the colonial period of Himachal in Shimla and snow capped mountains of Manali. If you're an adrenaline junkie, don't miss out on trekking, paragliding, skiing, and other adventure activities in Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass. For a touch of Buddhist culture, head to Mcleodganj, the residence of Dalai Lama which houses beautiful tibetan temples and monasteries.Dalhousie is perfect for a leisure trip amidst the sprawling meadows, dense forests, cascading waterfalls, misty mountains and more. Finally Kasol, the Amsterdam of India, is a more off-beat destination for campers and trekkers.
Himachal Pradesh is a state rich in culture and traditions, whether in terms of art, cuisine, or festivals. Tourists can also scour its many markets for Pashmina shawls, Himachali caps, Chamba rumals, jewellery, metalwork etc. Any visit to the state would be incomplete without tasting some of its delicacies like dhaam, madra, chha gosht, and many Tibetan dishes. And it would undoubtedly be an unforgettable experience to witness some of Himachal's most well-known festivals, like Kullu Dussehra, which is a week-long affair.
The best time to visit the state is between February to June (Spring and Summer) and it's easily accessible via road, be it in a car, cab, or bus, via the railway or flight.
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Well connected by road and air. Pleasant weather throughout the year. A variety of adventure sports
Poor rail connectivity. Some districts are not very developed regarding tourism-related facilities.