Himachal Pradesh Tourism


Himachal Pradesh is situated in the Northern part of India. It is also referred to as “Abode of Snow”. Himachal Pradesh is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab in the South, Jammu & Kashmir on the Northern Side, Chinese Tibetan Territory on the East, and Uttarakhand on the South East. Owing to its geographical location, it has many Snow Capped Ranges. And this also attributes to the cool weather of this place.

Himachal Pradesh Tourism has plenty to offer. The state has 4 main rivers that flow through it. They are Ravi, Sutlej, Beasand Parbati.

Reaching Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh has its own story to tell. And to know more about the story, you need to tour around the different places. It is easily accessible by Air, Rail and Land.

The National Highways are well maintained and you can drive down to the state if you are coming here from an adjoining state. And if you are coming from another continent or country and would like to reach by Land, you can hire a vehicle from The Shimla Airport,Gaggal Airport andBhuntar Airport where you land.

Railway services are well developed too. And you can book your tickets on train and reach the nearest railway station that is closest to your destination in Himachal Pradesh.

Things To Do In Himachal Pradesh

The government of India and the Himachal Pradesh Tourism in particular has designed several packages that cater to the varied needs of the travelers. For instance, there are different Himachal Pradesh Tourism packages for the tourists who intend to go for Pilgrimage Tour, the ones who have come to the state to celebrate their Honeymoon etc. There are yet others who flock to this place for Adventure Sports.

There are many travel agents who book these Himachal Pradesh Tourism packages. Alternatively, you can also get these packages booked online directly from the official website of Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department.

Some of the interesting places that you can tour around when you visit Himachal Pradesh in India include the following :

Rajgarh Valley

This valley is also known as Peach Valley. It is well known for its lush greenery where you can breathe in pollution free air. There are 3 other places you can visit here. These are Nohradhar, Haripurdharand Habban Valley.

Kangra Fort

Akbar made several attempts to conquer the Kangra Fort but to no avail. The Kangra Fort dates back to the days of Katoch Raja and it is believed that the fort was built by Shusharma Chand Katoch. The fort has withstood many tests of time.

In addition to the places mentioned above, you can also visit the places mentioned below :

  • Chail
  • Chamba
  • Dalhousie
  • Dharamshala
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Hamirpur
  • Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kangra Valley
  • Kasauli
  • Khajjiar
  • Kinnaur
  • Kufri
  • Kullu
  • Lahaul
  • Maharana Pratap Sagar
  • Manali
  • Mandi
  • Nahan
  • Palampur
  • Pathankot
  • Pin Valley National Park
  • Pragpur
  • Rohtang Pass
  • Shimla
  • Solan
  • Spiti
  • Una


Himachal Pradesh Hotels

The Himachal Pradesh Tourism department has its own guest houses for the visitors. The rates are quite reasonable. But you need to book accommodation beforehand as the tariff is low and everyone wants to avail accommodation at a lower cost.

In addition to the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Department Accommodation options, you can check into other Hotels that belong to different categories. And you can book one depending on the amount you want to shell out. The names of some of the Himachal Pradesh Hotels are given below :

  • Wildflower Hall, Shimla In The Himalayas
  • The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla
  • Holiday Inn, Manali
  • Whispering Pines at Gables Mashorba, Shimla
  • Snowpeaks Resort, Manali
  • Kangra Valley Resort, Dharamshala
  • Clarkes Hotel, Shimla
  • WelcomHeritage Grace Hotel, Dharamshala
  • Silmog Garden Manali
  • Hotel Mountain Top, Manali
  • Grand View Hotel, Dalhousie
  • Hotel Willow Banks, Shimla
  • Hotel Bridge View, Shimla
  • Sarthak Resort, Manali
  • Alps Resort, Dalhousie

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