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Best Himachal Tour Packages

Himachal Pradesh, also known as the "Land of Gods," is a refuge for nature lovers and people who enjoy being outside. Himachal Pradesh's stunning scenery, including its snow-capped mountains, lush valleys, roaring rivers, and serene lakes, make it the perfect vacation destination for those seeking both calm and action.

About Himachal Pradesh Tour Packages

Himachal Pradesh is a mythical land that is home to a plethora of attractive, popular, and yet unusual destinations. Every travel enthusiast's favorite and bustling winter sport makes it an ideal tourist destination. Similarly, it is Bollywood’s favorite place as numerous films are shot here throughout the year. Experience adventure with thrilling sports such as horseback riding, paragliding, mountain biking, and zorbing in Solang Valley, as well as equally enchanting sightseeing in Shimla and Rohtang Pass with the Himachal travel packages. 

The Himachal tour package showcases the region of spirituality, which includes the two most ancient temples in India, the Hidimba Devi Temple and the Vashisht Kund Temple, as well as His Holiness Dalai Lama's house in Dharamshala. The poetic ambiance of the area is so romantic that we handpick unique Himachal travel packages for couples. We use our extensive experience to create your ideal Himalayan vacation!

Top Destinations To Explore On Himachal Tour Packages

1. Dharamshala

Dharamshala should undoubtedly be on your list of the greatest Himachal Pradesh destinations. Famous not only for its climate but also for demonstrating how the multicultural Indian society coexists with the Indo-Tibetan community. The Himachal tour package for couples is the best fit for you to enjoy a memorable vacation in Dharamshala.

What’s Special: Stunning natural beauty, Buddhist monasteries, and rich culture.
Nearby Attractions: Khajjiar, Bir Billing, Palampur
Distance From City: 6 hr 47 min (229.0 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Bus, taxi, car

2. McLeod Ganj

McLeod Ganj is a small town in Himachal Pradesh near Dharamshala. It is also known as 'Little Lhasa' because of the large number of Tibetans who have settled here. It is a wonderful blend of India and Tibet, and one can see it going down the colorful alleyways of this small town, which is one of the best sites to visit in Himachal Pradesh with the most recommended Himachal trip package.

Mcleod's ambiance makes it an ideal destination for both single travelers and families. As one of the cheapest spots in Himachal Pradesh, one can eat amazing food at the gorgeous cafes in the market at Mcleodganj, as well as some of the best meals with a view.

What’s Special: Monasteries, temples, museums, lakes, waterfalls, and Tibetian culture
Nearby Attractions: Dharamshala, Dharamkot, Bir Billing
Distance From City: 7 hr 8 min (237.7 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Local bus, SUV

3. Kheerganga

Kheer Ganga is a small settlement in Parvati Valley, at an elevation of 3050 meters. Kheer Ganga is one of the best spots to go trekking in Himachal Pradesh, as well as one of the best places to visit in December in India

Kheer Ganga is a sacred site with a hot water spring. There is a temple to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. According to mythology, Kartikeya, the younger son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, meditated at Kheerganga for a thousand years, making it a significant devotional site for Hindus. The term Kheer Ganga or Khir Ganga refers to the milky waters of the Parvati River that pour into the Parvati Valley.

What’s Special: It is a beautiful grassland that is located at an altitude of 2, 960 m and is a part of the Great Himalayan National Park
Nearby Attractions: Parvati Valley, Manikaran Gurudwara, Naina Bhagwati Mandir
Distance From City: 7 hr 41 min (236.0 km) via NH 3
Transportation Options: Flight, bus

4. Parwanoo

Parwanoo, one of the most unusual locations to visit in Himachal Pradesh, is a picturesque tiny town. It's an excellent holiday destination for trekking and hiking. This location is unique in that it features stunning apple orchards as well as excellent fruit items making it one of the popular honeymoon destinations in India in low budget.

What’s Special: Lush green valleys and beautiful hills
Nearby Attractions: Shimla, Kasauli, Chandigarh
Distance From City: 2 hr 28 min (81.6 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Local bus, trains

5. Kangra

Known as the "Land of Gods," this mystic village is great for those seeking peace and seclusion away from the frantic throng. The village is surrounded by tea plantations, with holy temples scattered around making it one of the best places to visit in North India.

What’s Special: Home to one of the oldest surviving royal empires, the Katoch Dynasty.
Nearby Attractions: Dharamshala, McLeodganj
Distance From City: 6 hr 24 min (215.3 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Train, taxi

6. Kasauli

Kasauli is one of the few places in Himachal Pradesh that you can visit to experience a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in June. Situated on the outskirts of Punjab and Haryana, you can go on a vacation with the complete Himachal tour package.

What’s Special: Sunset Point, Christ Church, Mall Road
Nearby Attractions: Sunset Point, Manki Point, Baba Balak Nath Temple Garkhal
Distance From City: 2 hr 15 min (69.7 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Taxi, cabs

7. Chamba

Chamba is a small Himalayan hamlet renowned for its pure beauty and tranquillity in the Himalayas. The town is well-known for its temples and caves, which are also popular tourist attractions, and it is considered one of the greatest tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Chamba provides spectacular views of the Pir Panjal, Zanskar, and Dhauladhar ranges in the background. The best time to visit Manali for snowfall is when Chamba is covered in snow.

What’s Special: A famous place for traditional handicrafts
Nearby Attractions: Dalhousie, Khajjiar
Distance From City: 9 hr 46 min (364.5 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Flight, train, bus, cab

8. Narkanda

The village, which is 2700 meters above sea level, attracts tourists because of its natural beauty and spectacular apple orchards. This is a well-known tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh included in the Himachal tour package, surrounded by alpine woods and towering hills. Tannu Jabar Lake is one of the region's most popular tourist attractions. 

There is also a temple beside the lake that everyone who comes here must see. Narkanda also has various trekking paths for people seeking adventure. The Hatu Nag is almost entirely climbable. It is one of the best places to visit in winter in India where you can go skiing.

What’s Special: Renowned for its apple orchards, treks, and scenic beauty
Nearby Attractions: Manali, McLeodganj, Kasauli
Distance From City: 61 km by road
Transportation Options: Bus, flight, train

9. Kufri

Kufri, a popular snow location in Himachal's highlands, is close to Shimla. Because of its greater elevation, it receives a lot of snow during the winter, making it a popular destination for couples and honeymoons. The full Himachal Pradesh tour packages offer discounts to couples wishing to visit Kufri.

Kufri, one of the finest locations to see in Himachal Pradesh with your partner, is a great destination to visit after you've finished exploring Shimla with the Himachal tour package. Although there aren't many tourist attractions in Kufri, the panoramic snowy views, calm temples, and trekking options will make your trip worthwhile.

What’s Special: One of the highest amusement parks in the world
Nearby Attractions: Shimla
Distance From City: 15 kms
Transportation Options: Bus, flight, train

10. Chitkul

Chitkul is a small village in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district. The settlement is not yet well-known among travelers, so visitors can enjoy the beautiful splendor in tranquil surroundings. The last inhabited village is located near the Indo-China border. This quiet village is generally covered in snow throughout the winter, making it one of the best places to visit in March in India which is in the summer. It is one of the best-untouched areas in Himachal Pradesh.

What’s Special: Breathtaking views along the Baspa River
Nearby Attractions: Sangla, Solang Valley
Distance From City: 8 hr (235.8 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Bus, flight, train

11. Malana

If you're looking for a digital detox, Malana is the spot to visit in Himachal Pradesh in August. Malana, located in the Kullu Valley, offers stunning views of the Deo Tiba and Chandrakhani crests. It is undoubtedly one of the greatest tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh.

What’s Special: Famous for its temples like the Jamadagni temples and its natural beauty
Nearby Attractions: Kasol, Mainkaran
Distance From City: 7 hr 14 min (222.2 km) via NH 3
Transportation Options: Flight, train, cab

12. Barot

Barot and the uncharted regions that surround it are relatively unknown. For those seeking pristine settings, this is the ideal location in the heart of picturesque Himachal Pradesh. Barot came to prominence about 1920 when the hydropower project Shanan was conceived in India. 

The major proposal was to use the hydroelectric potential of the Uhl between Barot and Joginderagar. Since then, it has emerged as one of the top spots to visit in Himachal Pradesh, yet few people are aware of it.

What’s Special: Famous for trekking, camping, birdwatching, and fishing
Nearby Attractions: Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, Rewalsar Lake
Distance From City: 6 hr 12 min (192.0 km) via NH154
Transportation Options: Cab, flight

13. Mandi

Mandi, located at the intersection of Kullu Valley and Dharamshala, is well-known as Himachal Pradesh's temple town. This town, which has almost 81 temples, is blessed with scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes. It is an incredible escape from the sweltering heat and torrid weather of North India's plains. It is one of the best places to visit in December in India

What’s Special: A commercial hub famous for shopping and delicacies
Nearby Attractions: Dharamshala, Kullu, Manali
Distance From City: 3 hr 33 min (111.4 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Taxi, train, flight

14. Shimla

Shimla, one of Northern India's most well-known hill stations, is the perfect blend of Indian magnificence and British sophistication, with a breathtaking environment and a refreshing climate throughout the year. Without a doubt, it is one of the top tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh and there are a lot of things to do in Shimla that make it one of the top desired destinations.

What’s Special: Famous for its hills and surrounding natural beauty
Nearby Attractions: Tattapani, Solan
Distance From City: 7 hr 5 min (230.2 km) via NH205 from Dharamshala
Transportation Options: Flight, car, train

15. Dalhousie

Dalhousie is another hill station in Himachal Pradesh that is great for unwinding in a calm, tranquil atmosphere. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Dalhousie, one of Himachal Pradesh's top tourist destinations, allows you to relax and enjoy nature. Don't miss out on exploring the beautiful locations to visit in Dalhousie to get the most out of your trip with the Himachal tour packages for family.

What’s Special: Famous for the Victorian architecture, natural beauty, and the snow-capped Dhauladhar Mountain Range
Nearby Attractions: Dharamshala, Khajjiar
Distance From City: 9 hr 23 min (348.8 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Train, flight, car

16. Kullu

Kullu, a collection of magnificent valleys in Himachal Pradesh, is known as the 'Valley of Gods.' Kullu, known for its deodar trees, snow-capped mountains, and apple orchards, is often combined with its sister town Manali, making it a popular tourist destination, particularly among newlyweds. Buy the luxury Himachal tour package to experience a lavish vacation.

Kullu is a popular destination for adventure sports, including paragliding, river rafting, hiking, and trekking. Kullu is the starting point for several notable treks, including the Bijli Mahadev temple trip and the Parvati Valley walk. The Himachal tour package is the perfect travel package that you can refer to experience a seamless getaway to Kullu.

What’s Special: Famous for the Dussehra festival where the epic “Ramayana’ is immortalised.
Nearby Attractions: Solang, Rohtang
Distance From City: 5 hr 58 min (198.9 km) via NH 3
Transportation Options: Flight, cab

17. Manali

Manali, a picturesque hill station at the northern end of Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, boasts spectacular landscapes, breathtaking views, snow-capped mountains, and rich forests of oak, deodar, and pine. You can have your honeymoon in Manali as it sets the mood, unlike other destinations.

The tremendous Himalayas gave the globe one of the most popular honeymoon destinations. Manali provides breathtaking views of the Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar peaks, which are often covered with snow for the majority of the year. Catch the Delhi to Manali trains and visit Manali easily and comfortably.

What’s Special: Famous for its cool climate and snow-capped mountains
Nearby Attractions: Solang, Rohtang
Distance From City: 6 hr 57 min (235.1 km) via NH 3
Transportation Options: Bus, taxi

18. Khajjiar

This beautiful valley, located in the Chamba district, is one of the greatest tourist destinations in Himachal. It is a wonderful location to rest and unwind in a beautiful and refreshing setting making it one of the popular places to visit in February in India.

What’s Special: Famous for the Khajji Naga Shrine
Nearby Attractions: Chamba, Kalatop
Distance From City: 9 hr 51 min (357.9 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Car, flight

19. Spiti Valley

Spiti, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and mystical landscapes, is a breathtaking natural spectacle and is considered to be one of the best places to visit during Christmas in India. This remote region of Himachal Pradesh, sometimes known as 'Little Tibet,' is a wealth of old monasteries and ethereal terrains that represent the Himalayas' calm splendor.

What’s Special: A cultural and spiritual place for Buddhists
Nearby Attractions: Kibber, Pin Valley National Park
Distance From City: 11 hr 39 min (412.3 km) via NH 3 and NH505
Transportation Options: Car, bus

20. Tirthan Valley

Tirthan Valley is one of Himachal Pradesh's best tourist attractions and is also among the best places to visit in India in January. With the captivating Tirthan River meandering through it, this pristine valley promises a natural sanctuary brimming with lush sceneries and mystical beauty. You may escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the tranquillity of nature, surrounded by the pristine Great Himalayan National Park.

What’s Special: Famous for trekking, fishing, and local cuisines
Nearby Attractions: Khajjiar, Kasol
Distance From City: 6 hr 30 min (172.8 km) via NH 5 and NH305
Transportation Options: Flight, bus

21. Kasol

Kasol is surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayan peaks is located in the Parvati Valley and is one of the best places to visit in October in India.

It is also a huge crowd puller for the bustling markets that house traditional artifacts, handicrafts, woolen goods, and jewelry.

What’s Special: It is one of the most beautiful villages in Himachal Pradesh.
Nearby Attractions: Malana, Manikaran
Distance From City: 6 hr 50 min (216.8 km) via NH 3
Transportation Options: Car, flight, bus

22. Chail

A hill station in Himachal, Chail is surrounded by beautiful and lush deodar and pine forests creating a mesmerizing view for the people who visit here. Situated between Shimla and Solan is often regarded as a haven for hikers and the town’s rich history makes it one of the best places to visit in November in India.

What’s Special: Famous for the surrounding valleys, high trekking trails, and rich in architecture
Nearby Attractions: Shimla, Kufri
Distance From City: 1 hr 48 min (45.0 km) via Kufri Bypass Rd 
Transportation Options: Train, bus, cab

23. Solan

Solan, a tranquil town in India's Himachal Pradesh state, is known as the "Mushroom City of India" because of its extensive mushroom production. The rich vegetation and perfect climate conditions of this place make it among the best places to visit in India before you turn 30.

What’s Special: One of the oldest breweries is located here as well as a 300-year-old fort located at the top of a hill
Nearby Attractions: Shimla, Kasauli
Distance From City: 1 hr 16 min (44.3 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Car, bus

24. Bir-Billing

Bir-Billing is said to be the hidden gem of Himachal Pradesh. It is famous for the Tibetan culture and monasteries as well as the scenic beauty making it one of the best tourist places to visit in Himachal Pradesh, especially for people who wish to experience peace and tranquillity.

What’s Special: Famous for the pleasant climate throughout the year
Nearby Attractions: Dharamshala
Distance From City: 6 hr 12 min (195.6 km) via NH154
Transportation Options: Cab, flight, bus

25. Mashobra

Mashobra, located only 13 kilometers from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh's capital, is a well-kept secret for those who have seen all of the tourist attractions in the state. Despite the short distance, this is a new world filled with deodar trees. The Himachal holiday packages will help you explore the beauty of the place.

Get out in the forests during the day, try out some adventure sports like zip lining, and spend the night beneath the stars camping; do whatever you want in this paradise and show why it is one of the greatest locations to visit in Himachal Pradesh in the summer!

What’s Special: Famous for apple orchards, deodhar forests, and trekking trails
Nearby Attractions: Shimla, Solan
Distance From City: 25 min (9.8 km) via Dhalli Bypass and SH 13
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

Best Places For Shopping In Himachal

1. Mall Road

Shimla's Mall Road is more than just a road; it's a dynamic hub of culture, flavors, and experiences that will keep you coming back for more. This bustling street in Shimla's centre is Himachal Pradesh's premier shopping destination, offering everything from handicrafts to fashionable items. The Himachal Pradesh package includes shopping in some of the best markets to get a feel of Himachal culture.

2. Himachal Emporium

Himachal Emporium, located on Shimla's Mall Road, is a major shopping location in Himachal. This government-run business serves as both a marketplace and a cultural center, highlighting Himachal Pradesh's numerous cultures. It is one of the best places for shopping in Himachal.

Visitors to Himachal Emporium can shop for a large selection of products. The emporium sells traditional woolen shawls and carpets with excellent designs, among other Himachal Pradesh souvenirs. There are a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes to fit everyone's preferences.

3. Tibetan Market 

The Tibetan Market in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh's shopping capital, provides an experience that appeals to culture aficionados, explorers, and shoppers alike.
This busy marketplace, located just below the Ridge, is bustling with activity, as street merchants, many of whom are Tibetan refugees, sell a variety of unique things.

4. Minchy

Minchy's Shimla, a family-owned business set among the gorgeous hills of Himachal Pradesh, has been preserving the essence of the Himalayas in their food for more than a half-century. The company takes pride in providing meals that are devoid of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives by procuring fresh, local fruits and vegetables.

5. Lower Bazaar

Lower Bazaar is a popular shopping area in Himachal Pradesh. This lively market, located right below Mall Road, captures the essence of local culture and sells a wide variety of commodities.

6. Lakkar Bazaar

Lakkar Bazaar in Shimla is a popular shopping location in Himachal Pradesh, with a rich history and culture. This wooden bazaar, known as 'Lakkar Bazaar' in Hindi, dates back to the nineteenth century and was home to Sikh craftsmen with expertise in woodworking. You can find everything from simple toys to beautifully carved furniture, all at cheap costs.

7. Kotwali Bazaar

Kotwali Bazaar, located in Dharamshala, is one of the best shopping destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Named after the neighboring historic Kotwali police station, this bustling marketplace is a hub of activity, with a long, skinny street lined with shops and stalls selling a variety of goods.

8. Jogiwara Road Bazaar

Jogiwara Road Bazaar in Dharamshala is a must-visit shopping destination in Himachal Pradesh. Nestled in McLeod Ganj's Tibetan village, it's a remarkable marketplace brimming with culture and bursting with activity, attracting both tourists and residents.

9. Tibetan Handicraft Centre

The Tibetan Handicraft Centre in Dalhousie, nestled amid the picturesque Bakrota hills, is a haven for anyone fascinated by Tibetan culture and art. Visitors can explore a vast variety of handicrafts such as carpets, jewelry, apparel, paintings, and sculptures, all handcrafted by Tibetan craftsmen, reflecting Tibet’s rich past.

10. Manu Market

Manu Market, located at the heart of Manali, is a bustling shopping destination with a diverse range of merchants selling anything from local handicrafts and garments to unique gifts.
This market is fantastic for finding a lovely keepsake or the proper clothing for the cold alpine weather.

How To Reach Himachal

Himachal Pradesh, nestled in the northern part of India, is a picturesque state renowned for its stunning landscapes, snow-capped peaks, and vibrant cultural heritage. Traveling to this enchanting destination can be accomplished through multiple transportation modes.

By Air:

To commence your journey, air travel offers a swift option. The Kangra Airport, located near Dharamshala, serves as a major gateway to Himachal Pradesh. Additionally, airports at Bhuntar (near Kullu) and Jubbarhatti (near Shimla) contribute to the aerial connectivity of the region, ensuring convenient access from various parts of the country.

By Road:

For those who prefer the scenic route, the extensive road network in Himachal Pradesh facilitates smooth travel. National Highways such as NH-44 and NH-5 traverse the state, connecting it to neighboring regions. State-run and private buses operate regularly on these routes, with popular starting points including Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla.

By Train:

Furthermore, the rail network provides an alternative mode of transportation. Kalka and Pathankot are the primary railway stations in Himachal Pradesh. Kalka, situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, serves as the origin of the UNESCO-listed Kalka-Shimla Railway, offering travelers a captivating and scenic train journey. Pathankot, well-connected to major cities, also serves as a crucial entry point for those planning to explore the diverse landscapes of Himachal Pradesh.

Before embarking on your journey, it is advisable to check the current transportation options, schedules, and any prevailing travel restrictions to ensure a seamless and enjoyable trip to this Himalayan paradise.

Things To Do In Himachal

Himachal Pradesh, nestled in the Himalayas, offers a diverse range of activities for visitors to enjoy its natural beauty and cultural richness. Here are some things to do in Himachal Pradesh:

1. Trekking:

Explore the numerous trekking trails, including famous ones like the Hampta Pass Trek, Pin Parvati Pass Trek, and Triund Trek.

2. Skiing and Snowboarding:

During the winter months, engage in thrilling winter sports in areas like Solang Valley, Kufri, and Rohtang Pass.

3. Paragliding:

Experience the exhilaration of paragliding in destinations like Bir Billing, considered one of the best paragliding sites in the world.

4. River Rafting:

Challenge yourself with white-water rafting adventures in rivers like Beas, Sutlej, and Chenab.

5. Camping:

Camp in the serene landscapes of Himachal, with popular camping sites in Manali, Kasol, and Dharamshala.

6. Sightseeing:

Visit cultural and historical landmarks such as the Hadimba Temple in Manali, the Bhuri Singh Museum in Chamba, and the Tibetan Monastery in Dharamshala.

7. Wildlife Safari:

Explore the rich biodiversity by going on wildlife safaris in places like the Great Himalayan National Park and the Pin Valley National Park.

8. Shopping in Local Markets:

Discover unique handicrafts, traditional Himachali shawls, and local produce in markets like Manu Market in Manali and Mall Road in Shimla.

9. Visit Spiritual Retreats:

Seek tranquility at spiritual retreats like the Dharamkot and Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamshala.

10. Hot Springs:

Relax in the therapeutic hot springs of Manikaran and Vashisht, known for their healing properties.

11. Attend Festivals:

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture by attending local festivals like the Kullu Dussehra and the Losar Festival.

12. Explore McLeod Ganj:

Visit the home of the Tibetan government-in-exile and the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama. Explore the unique blend of Tibetan and Indian cultures.
Whether you're seeking adventure, spiritual experiences, or cultural exploration, Himachal Pradesh offers a myriad of activities for every kind of traveler.

Best Time To Visit Himachal 

The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh in India depends on your preferences and the activities you have in mind. Himachal Pradesh experiences distinct seasons, each offering a unique charm. Here's a general breakdown:

Summer (March to June):

During the summer months, spanning from March to June, the weather is delightful, with temperatures ranging between 15°C and 30°C (59°F to 86°F). This marks the peak tourist season, ideal for engaging in activities such as trekking and paragliding. Popular destinations like Shimla, Manali, and Dharamshala are bustling with visitors seeking adventure and natural beauty.

Monsoon (July to September):

The monsoon season, extending from July to September brings heavy rainfall and the potential for landslides and flooding. While outdoor activities may be restricted during this period, the landscapes transform into lush, vibrant scenes. Travelers should, however, stay informed about current weather conditions and any travel advisories due to the associated hazards.

Autumn (October to November):

Autumn, from October to November, offers clear and pleasant weather. This period is suitable for those who prefer a more serene atmosphere for trekking and sightseeing, without the bustling crowds of the summer months. The surroundings maintain their greenery, creating a picturesque setting.

Winter (December to February):

For winter sports enthusiasts and those yearning for snowy landscapes, the winter months from December to February are optimal. During this time, regions such as Manali, Solang Valley, and Rohtang Pass became havens for skiing and snowboarding. However, be prepared for cold temperatures, and always check current weather conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to Himachal Pradesh, tailored to your preferences.

Choosing the best time depends on your interests. If you prefer mild weather and a range of activities, summer is optimal. For winter sports enthusiasts, the snowy months offer thrilling opportunities. Always check current weather conditions and plan accordingly, taking into account the specific experiences you seek in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Tourism: Local Dishes To Try

1. Siddu:

Siddu is one of the most popular dishes in Himachal Pradesh. This native side dish is created with wheat flour and is served to accompany main course meals that include vegetables and/or lamb. Siddu is a dish that is not only difficult to create but also takes a long time. However, the work is worthwhile for the taste it provides.

2. Madra:

Madra, a traditional Himachal Pradesh dish, is cooked with soaked chickpeas as the main component and/or vegetables as an optional addition. Cumin seeds, cinnamons, cloves, cardamoms, turmeric, and coriander powder all contribute to the dish's deep flavor.

3. Babru:

Babru is a renowned Shimla street meal and one of Himachal Pradesh's most well-known dishes. In terms of appeal, Babru resembles the famous kachoris of North India and makes an excellent snack to pair with tea. Wheat flour and black gram are crucial ingredients in this Himachal Pradesh specialty. Make the most of the Himachal tour package by tasting this delicacy.

4. Tudkya Bhath:

Tudkiya Bhath is a typical Himachal Pradesh dish that originated in Chamba. Tudkiya Bhath isn't your average pulao. This popular Himachal Pradesh dish is made with rice, ghee, lentils, potatoes, yogurt, vegetables including tomatoes, garlic, ginger, onions, and spices like cardamoms, cinnamon, and bay leaves.

5. Bhey or Spicy Lotus Stems: 

Bhey, or spicy lotus stems, is one of the Himachali people's favorite traditional dishes. The key component in this delicious dish is lotus stems. These items are carefully chopped and then cooked with gram flour, ginger, garlic, onion, and spices such as turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, and cayenne pepper, which give the meal a delicious flavor. 

6. Aktori:

Aktori is a cake or pancake made from buckwheat leaves that are cooked in wheat flour with milk, sugar, water, and baking soda. If you ever try the recipe at home, make sure to top this mountain-fresh sweet with honey/ghee. Every taste is so indulgent that you'll want to eat it again and again.

7. Dham or Dhaam:

This entire meal, popular in Manali and Chamba, includes rice, boor ki Kadi, dal, curd, and rajma, which is topped with gur (jaggery). Tourists who visit Himachal adore and savor this outstanding thali-style meal. This meal is created by 'Botis,' special cooks, in several well-known Himachal Pradesh restaurants. This nutritious thali comprises delightful dishes, making it a must-serve during festivals and festive events.

8. Chha Gosht:

Chha Gosht is a Himachal traditional dish that has quickly become a favorite among die-hard non-vegetarians. Chha Gosht is made with marinated lamb cooked in a sauce of gram flour and yoghurt. The inclusion of Indian spices like coriander powder, cinnamons, cardamoms, asafoetida, bay leaves, cloves, and red chilli powder, combined with vegetables like ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, and onions, lends this dish an enriching taste.

9. Kullu Trout Fish:

This meal is quite famous in Kullu, and it is made using marinated trout fish that is cooked to perfection with little seasonings to preserve the trout's natural flavor and nutrients. Being one of the famous dishes in Himachal Pradesh, this healthy cuisine is served with many boiled vegetables and fish lovers just enjoy it for its real taste.

10. Mittha:

Mittha is one of Himachal Pradesh's most delicious cuisines, and you must taste it. The wonderful part about Himachali cuisine is that it is available throughout the state. Mittha, a sweet dish made with rice, dry fruits, and raisins, is typically prepared on special occasions.

Best Hotels in Himachal

1. Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort

Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort is located in Dharamshala, 4.6 miles from HPCA Stadium. It offers a fitness center, free private parking, a garden, and a shared lounge. The resort features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, late-night shows, and room service.

2. Wildflower Hall, an Oberoi Resort,  Shimla

Wildflower Hall Shimla offers magnificent accommodations with views of the garden or nearby mountains, as well as heated indoor and outdoor pools. The Oberoi Spa and a fitness center are among the other recreational facilities. The property's rooms feature free WiFi.

3. Lamrin Norwood Green Palampur

Lamrin Norwood Green Palampur, Himachal Pradesh offers accommodation with a seating area and is only 34 km from HPCA Stadium in P?lampur. This property has free private parking and a front desk that is open 24/7. The property includes family rooms.

4. Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala

Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala has an outdoor pool and a fitness facility. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. On-site amenities include free Wi-Fi and private parking.

Every room has a flat-screen television with cable channels. You will find a kettle in your room. Each room has a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower. Extras include a fresh bottle of water and free toiletries.

5. The Oberoi Cecil

The Oberoi Cecil, located in Chaura Maidan, Shimla at 7000 feet in the Himalayas, offers luxury. The property's rooms feature free WiFi.

Classically designed rooms with Burma teak wood floors provide a satellite television and DVD player. They also include tea/coffee-making amenities and a private bathroom. with a shower.y accommodations as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, spa, and three dining option

6. Storii By ITC Hotels, Amoha Retreat Dharamshala

Set near Dharamshala, 13 kilometers from HPCA Stadium, Storii Amoha Retreat Dharamshala, managed by ITC Hotels, provides garden-style accommodation, free private parking, a restaurant, and a bar. This 5-star resort provides complimentary WiFi, a children's club, and room service. The accommodation has a 24-hour front desk, a 
personal assistant service, and a currency exchange for visitors.

7. Span Resort and Spa

Span Resort and Spa in Manali, located 17 kilometers from Hidimba Devi Temple, provides amenities like an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness center, and a garden. The amenities include a communal lounge, a bar, and a tennis court. The resort offers views of the mountains, a sun terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi throughout the hotel.

8. Taj Theog Resort & Spa Shimla

Taj Theog Resort & Spa Shimla is located in Shimla, 26 kilometers from Victory Tunnel. It offers accommodations with a garden, free private parking, a restaurant, and a bar. The property is approximately 25 kilometers from Circular Road, Jakhoo Gondola, and Jakhu Temple. The non-smoking resort offers free WiFi throughout the hotel, an indoor pool, and evening entertainment.

9. Tree of Life Eila Art Hotel Naggar

Tree of Life Eila Art Hotel Naggar is located in Nagar, 24 km from Hidimba Devi Temple. It offers accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a shared lounge, and a bar. This 5-star hotel provides complimentary WiFi, room service, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can drink at the refreshments bar.

10. WelcomHeritage Elysium Resort & Spa

WelcomHeritage Elysium Resort & Spa is located in Shimla, 4.9 km from Victory Tunnel. It offers a fitness center, free private parking, a restaurant, and a bar. This 5-star hotel provides a children's club, room service, and complimentary WiFi. The accommodation provides a concierge service and organizes tours for visitors.

Unexplored Places in Himachal

1. Kalpa

Kalpa is one of the largest villages in Kinnaur district, famed for its rich pine nut trees and stunning scenery, with the snow-covered peaks of Kinnaur Kailash in the background. There are numerous apple orchards in the neighborhood, with apples serving as the primary source of income for the residents. Visit Kalpa with the Himachal Pradesh travel packages.

The sacred Kailash Shivling, known to change color during the day, may be seen from here. A temple dedicated to the goddess Chandika is located 11 kilometers from Kalpa. The temple is famous for its unusual architecture and is a must-see attraction near Kalpa.

What’s Special: Famous for apple orchards and natural beauty
Nearby Attractions: Sapni Fort, Narayan Nagini Temple
Distance From City: 6 hr 53 min (215.7 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Buses, private operators

2. Sangla

Sangla Valley is 57 kilometers from Kalpa and is located on the banks of the River Baspa. It is the most lovely valley in the entire Kinnaur District and a gorgeous, untouched area of Himachal Pradesh. The natural environment all around you, as well as the stunning vista of snow-clad mountains, will draw you in from the moment you step foot in the valley. 

It is also known as Baspa Valley because the Baspa River passes through the area. Sapni, Rackchham, Kilba, and Kamru Fort are all worthwhile stops, as is a temple dedicated to the Naga god. You can expect a perfect Himachal Pradesh tour if you decide to visit Sangla.

What’s Special: One of the most beautiful mountain villages in India
Nearby Attractions: Baspa Valley, Kamru
Distance From City: 7 hr 6 min (213.2 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Bus, cab

3. Barog

Barog is located on the Kalka-Shimla Highway in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district and serves as a lovely stopover on the way to Shimla. Barog is surrounded by pine and oak forests, giving it a picturesque atmosphere. The charming little settlement provides a stunning view of the Churdhar Peak, which translates poetically as 'Mountain of the Silver Bangle'. Barog is gradually becoming a favorite place for corporate retreats and the Himachal Pradesh holiday packages can fulfil your wish of going on a vacation to Barog.

What’s Special: Famous as it lies on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kalka- Shimla Railway
Nearby Attractions: Mohan Shakti National Heritage Park, The Menri Monastery
Distance From City: 1 hr 27 min (52.9 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Bus, train

4. Chindi

Chindi is an unusual destination located in Karsog Valley, accessible via Tattapani on the Shimla-Mandi highway. The town, located approximately 90 kilometres from Shimla, is well-known for the presence of numerous sacred temples, including the Mahunag Temple, Mamleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kamakhya Devi Temple, Pangna Killa Temple, and Shikari Devi Temple. 

The scenery here is filled with apple plantations and dense pine forests. Chindi also provides several fascinating hikes, such as the 2-kilometre Bakrote walk to Shikari Devi Temple. The best Himachal tour packages will provide you with all the information before you set for Chindi.

What’s Special: Famous for apple orchards and pine and deodar forests
Nearby Attractions: Janjehli, Sundar Nagar
Distance From City: 3 hr 7 min (92.2 km) via SH 13
Transportation Options: Bus, cab

5. Churdhar

The meaning of the word 'Churdhar' is 'dressed in moonlight,' and the location certainly lives up to that description. The night here brings a stunning view of the mountains bathed in the majesty of the moonlight. The Himachal tours and travel package includes all the must-see places of Churdhar.

A journey from Sarain takes you through magical deodar forests to the ancient temple of Srigul. The 48-kilometer journey to this site is well worth the effort since the sense of calm and peace here will last a lifetime. A massive concrete statue of Lord Shiva lies atop the mountain, providing a bird's-eye perspective of the chaotic town underneath.

What’s Special: It is one of the highest peaks of the Shivalik ranges
Nearby Attractions: Churdhar Trek, Churdhar Mahadev Temple
Distance From City: 4 hr 7 min (116.2 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Cab, bus

6. Thanedar

Thanedar, which is home to numerous apple and cherry orchards, provides nature lovers with unsurpassed delight. Enjoy plucking the fruits from the numerous plants that provide tons of cartons full of delicious apples throughout India and overseas. If you wish to go with your family or friends, the Himachal group tour packages are your best choice to opt for.

There are numerous resorts that overlook the red orchards which provide a charm of nature.  Nearby attractions include Nag Devta Temple, Tani-Jubbar Lake, St. Mary's Church, and Hatu Peak, which offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Alps.

What’s Special: Famous for its rich flora and fauna
Nearby Attractions: Tanni Jubbar Temple, Hadimba Devi temple
Distance From City: 82 km
Transportation Options: Car, bus

7. Shoja

Shoja is located 5 kilometers before Jalori Pass on the alternative road connecting Shimla and the Kullu valley. Shoja is a beautiful hamlet to rest and breathe in the natural mountain air, free of commercialism. Serloskar Lake, located in the Seraj Valley, is a popular tourist site famed for its stunning sunsets. 

A natural waterfall is nearby, where you may take a refreshing soak or simply relax in the sun with a drink. Going to Shoja is like taking a full tour of Himachal Pradesh

What’s Special: Famous for the picturesque view of the Himalayas and trekking camps
Nearby Attractions: The Raghupur Fort, Jibhi Waterfall
Distance From City: 5 hr 5 min (147.0 km) via NH 5 and NH305
Transportation Options: Bus, cab, train

8. Gushaini

Gushaini is a popular fishing destination due to the amount of trout in the Tirthan River. Gusahini provides numerous chances for tourists who imagine a wonderful trip that includes camping and trekking. Tents can be erected up on the riverbank to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the mountains while doing some soul-searching. The Great Himalayan National Park is around 20 kilometers away and contains a diverse range of flora and animals, including over 30 species of mammals and 300 species of birds.

What’s Special: Famous for its scenic views
Nearby Attractions: Tirthan Valley Road, Tirthan River
Distance From City: 6 hr 23 min (171.9 km) via NH 5 and NH305
Transportation Options: Car, flight

9. Jalori Jot

Jalori Jot is endowed with pristine natural beauty and is one of the top hiking paths in Himachal. You can stay in Shoja and drive down to Jalori Jot to explore the famed Sareyol Lake, which is near the Jalori Jot Temple. The trekking track is 4 kilometers long and leads to the lake. It is a must-see site for individuals who like to spend time in nature without engaging in too many tourist activities.

What’s Special: Famous for the narrow and steep trekking tracks
Nearby Attractions: Jalori pass trek & camping, Jibhi Waterfall
Distance From City: 4 hr 53 min (142.0 km) via NH 5 and NH305
Transportation Options: Car, bus

10. Rakcham

Another undiscovered beauty in Himachal Pradesh is the Rakcham Valley, which is surrounded by magnificent white mountains. Rakcham is a traveler's paradise because of the River Baspa that flows nearby. The settlement is situated between Sangla and Chitkul, not far from the Indo-Tibetan border. Rakcham practices a blend of Hindu and Buddhist faiths, having two Hindu temples and one Buddhist temple. The region is rich in Himalayan fauna, including Musk Deer, Goral, Blue Sheep, Brown Trout, Himalayan Black Bear, and Leopard.

What’s Special: It is the last Indian village before the Tibetan border
Nearby Attractions: Eskape Camp Rakcham, The Legendary Rupin River View
Distance From City: 7 hr 53 min (227.5 km) via NH 5
Transportation Options: Bus, car, flight

11. Pabbar Valley

This less-frequented valley is located roughly a hundred kilometers east of Shimla and northeast of the tiny settlement of Hatkoti. Hatkoti's main attractions include the 8th-century Kinnaur-style Hatkeshwari Mata Temple and the nearby Shiva Temple. Shaivite devotees visit these sacred locations during the Navratri seasons in April and October.

What’s Special: Famous for the apple orchids on the way
Nearby Attractions: Chanshal Pass, Pabbar River
Distance From City: 3 hr 14 min (104.5 km) via Theog - Hatkoti - Rohru Road
Transportation Options: Car, trek

12. DadaSiba

DadaSiba is located on the far western edge of Himachal Pradesh, near the state boundary with Punjab. The village is in Pragpur Tehsil, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, and is 43 kilometers south of Dharamsala. The village is home to a one-of-a-kind architectural marvel: a temple dedicated to Radha and Krishna. A portion of the temple's stone came from Jodhpur, while specific stone for the doorposts and railings was mined near Mangarh Fort.

What’s Special: Famous for its temples and water mills
Nearby Attractions: Dada Siba Fort, Norbulingka Institute
Distance From City: 6 hr 5 min (208.7 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Taxi, bus

13. Pangi Valley

Pangi Valley, 173 kilometers from Chamba via Sach Pass, is a place of breathtaking beauty that has a tribal atmosphere surrounding it. Surrounded by the Peer Panjal and Zanskar peaks, the valley is inaccessible for around six months due to severe snowfall. During the summer months, it is available to tourists and contains a variety of flowers, trees, shrubs, streams, and fauna that hide beneath the snow. It is an extraordinarily gorgeous destination that cannot be described in words and must be experienced by everyone.

What’s Special: Famous for its natural beauty
Nearby Attractions: Mindhal Mata Temple, Menthosa
Distance From City: 15 hr 23 min (517.9 km) via SH37
Transportation Options: Bus, flight

14. Pragpur

Pragpur is a heritage village in the Kangra Valley. Several streams flow through the village, eventually joining the River Beas. This area is home to numerous historical, religious, and culturally significant structures. Pragpur, with its pleasant climate, simple access, good roads, and diverse flora and fauna, is a potential village tourism destination in Himachal. 

The locals have sensitively preserved the aura of the heritage hamlet, and repair work on ancient buildings promises to safeguard Pragpur's charm. The Himachal tour package can help you experience a perfect vacation at Pragpur.

What’s Special: Famous for its ancient architecture with ornamental villages consisting of unchanged shops, cobbled streets
Nearby Attractions: Manali, Kasauli
Distance From City: 5 hr 31 min (192.2 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Bus, flight

15. Thachi Valley

Thachi Valley is Himachal's best-kept secret. It has few places to stay, and even fewer people visit it. But make no mistake: this is the best detour you can take in Himachal with the Himachal tour package. Thachi Valley is best accessible by the Aut-Bali Chowki road. There are numerous climbs, trails, waterfalls, and historic temples in this region. If you travel between August and September, you will really appreciate the apple season.

What’s Special: Famous for waterfalls, streams, lush green meadows, towering mountains and rivers
Nearby Attractions: Parashar Lake, Chehni Kothi
Distance From City: 6 hr 13 min (191.8 km) via NH205
Transportation Options: Bus, cars

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