Himachal Pradesh

Find yourself in a different world when you visit Himachal Pradesh. This state within India is found in the northern region where the Himalayas define the landscape. Immerse yourself in the culture found in Himachal Pradesh, which includes lush lands full of crops, majestic mountain peaks and stunning valleys. Along with its natural wonders, Himachal Pradesh also offers religious landmarks.

Hindus are welcome to explore the many temples and pilgrimage sites found in this state. In fact, many people migrate to India each year just to worship as they please. You can even find Buddhist monasteries in Himachal Pradesh, which reflects on the accepting nature among the people of India.

Outdoor recreation is also a big draw when it comes to visiting this exotic land. The mountains provide a chilly escape from the hotter parts of India. Skiing, ice skating and other wintry activities are popular here. If a calmer reprieve is your goal, be sure to take a hike among the trees. Himachal Pradesh is home to many flora and fauna that can thrill every visitor. The quiet journey through the rural areas can make for a memorable time in Himachal Pradesh. These lands are a wonder to behold.

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Himachal Pradesh Tour Packages

Complete Himachal Tour Package
8 Nights / 9 Days

Complete Himachal Tour Package

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  • Shimla (2N), Manali (2N), Dharamshala (2N) and Dalhousie (2N)
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Dharamshala, Dalhousie, Manali, and Shimla
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
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Stunning Shimla, Manali & Dharamshala
6 Nights / 7 Days

Stunning Shimla, Manali & Dharamshala

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  • Shimla (2N), Manali (2N) and Dharamshala (2N)
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Shimla, Manali & Dharamshala
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
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Mesmerising Trip to Shimla, Manali with Kasauli
6 Nights / 7 Days

Mesmerising Trip to Shimla, Manali with Kasauli

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  • Kasauli(1), Shimla (2N) and Manali (3N)
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Kasauli, Shimla & Manali
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
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Enchanting  Shimla Manali Trip
5 Nights / 6 Days

Enchanting Shimla Manali Trip

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  • Shimla (2N) and Manali (3N)
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Shimla & Manali
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
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Fabulous Trip to Amritsar, Dharamshala & Manali
5 Nights / 6 Days

Fabulous Trip to Amritsar, Dharamshala & Manali

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  • Amritsar (1N), Dharamshala (2N), and Manali (2N)
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Amritsar, Dharamshala and Manali
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
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Spectacular Trip to Dharamshala & Dalhousie with Amritsar
5 Nights / 6 Days

Spectacular Trip to Dharamshala & Dalhousie with Amritsar

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  • Amritsar (1N), Dharamshala (2N) and Dalhousie (2N)
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Amritsar, Dharamshala, Dalhousie, and Khajjiar
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
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Honeymoon in Shimla Manali
4 Nights / 5 Days

Honeymoon in Shimla Manali

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  • Shimla (2N) and Manali (2N)
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Romantic Candlelight Dinner
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Shimla & Manali
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
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Scenic Trip to Kullu Manali
3 Nights / 4 Days

Scenic Trip to Kullu Manali

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  • 3 Nights in Manali
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Manali, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass
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Romantic Honeymoon in Kullu Manali
3 Nights / 4 Days

Romantic Honeymoon in Kullu Manali

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  • 3 Nights in Manali
  • Accommodation in a 4-star Hotel
  • Romantic Candlelight Dinner
  • Full Tour by Car
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Full-day Sightseeing in Manali, Solang Valley and Rohtang Pass
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Discovering the culture

Because of the many languages and religions practiced in Himachal Pradesh, its culture has unique facets. Quite often, the culture translates into annual festivals for various deities, for instance. Dancing, singing and chanting are common in the autumn when many festivals come alive.

Also, visitors will find humble yet intricate artwork sold throughout the region. For instance, look for street vendors who carry items that are distinctly part of Himachal Pradesh's culture.

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest influences in Himachal Pradesh is The Dalai Lama. As a Tibetan refuge, His Holiness resides in this region with a dedicated area for religious freedom. In truth, many followers make a pilgrimage to this land to worship and possibly meet His Holiness.

Best time to visit

There are two times of year when visiting Himachal Pradesh is preferable. For warm-weather activities, book a visit between March and June. During spring, you'll encounter comfortable temperatures and blossoming flowers.

Alternatively, visit between October and February for winter activities. Sledding, skiing and other snow-related activities are popular for both visitors and locals. Be aware, however, that some regions may be closed off because of snow levels or other issues.

Although you might be tempted to visit between July and September, these months are typically reserved for monsoonal moisture. Allow the storms to move through so that you can enjoy either spring or winter activities. Truthfully, most activities and celebrations don't occur during the monsoon months because of dangerous conditions.

Things to do

For the naturalist, hiking within Himachal Pradesh is a global draw. From easy to advanced trails, the valleys, plateaus and mountains challenge every fitness level. Consider some of the most famous treks, such as Triund Hill or Rohtang Pass. Ideally, bring your camera on any trek so that you can capture the flora and fauna along the way.

If you're interested in Tibetan culture, a visit to the Norbulingka Institute should be on your itinerary. Here, you can observe the Tibetan monks, learn about their history and purchase handmade goods in support of this religious refuge. Naturally, spending an entire day at this facility is ideal.

Also, try a trip to the HPCA Stadium. Remarkably, this facility is one of the largest venues for cricket. If you miss a home game, it's still possible to tour the stadium and enjoy the colorful stands and landscape surrounding the property.

Overall, Himachal Pradesh is a perfect location for hiking, finding your spirituality and discovering nature. Planning an itinerary with all your favorite activities can maximize your time in this beautiful land.