With magnificent snow clad peaks, plunging river valleys, snow dusted slopes and gushing mountain rivers- Himachal is India’s adventure playground! From rock climbing, hiking & trekking to paragliding, skiing & river-rafting; Himachal is the place to let the adrenalin flow. Nevertheless its charm lies in its colonial cobbled streets, Buddhist monasteries, melodic dialects and rustic villages and its warm & simple people.
Often known as the “Queen of the Hills” Shimla’s soul lies in its lively Mall Road, quaint colonial architecture, heritage toy-train and beautiful churches; all set amidst breathtaking landscapes.
Kasauli, with its charming cobbled streets & old markets, transports you to another era. Scenic, snug and quiet; Kasauli is picture-perfect for a tranquil holiday in the hills.
The duo, often termed as a single destination, lie in the picturesque Kullu Valley. A perfect blend of Himalayan tranquility and adrenalin pumping activities, Kullu- Manali sit pretty high on the global travel map!
Often known as Little Lhasa, the twin towns of Dharamshala & McLoedganj are home to His Holiness Dalai Lama and a large Tibetan population. McLeod attracts thousands of international travelers; many of them taking courses in Buddhism, meditation or yoga; trekking up the Dhauladhar range or just enjoying the quiet spiritual vibe of the place.
A pleasant combination of pristine landscapes and quaint colonial charm, Dalhousie is a sleepy hill retreat for those looking for a cozy escape to the hills.
Himachali cuisine is a flavorful blend of Tibetan fare like Momos, Thupka & Thenku and traditional Himachal dishes like Madra (thick chickpea gravy) and Palda, a yogurt based dish. Fresh fruits, especially apples from Himachal are delicious.
Local jams & wines, handlooms, woolens, Tibetan memorabilia and wooden artifacts are some of the things to shop for while in Himachal Pradesh.
April- June in summers and October to March in winters is the best time to visit.
By Air- Jubbarhatti Airport, Shimla connects Shimla with Delhi Airport.
By Rail- Kalka, around 90 kilometers from Shimla, is the last railhead to connect with the rest of the Himachal.
By Road- All destinations in Himachal are connected through a well built & well serviced network of roads & highways.