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From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal
ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain
adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is
replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an
experience of its own kind.
Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a
place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas.
It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating
activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.
Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.
In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.
One of the most
frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts
visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road
in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with
its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of
wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and
recreation to its visitors.
Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!
08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)
08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)
Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person
Photography Allowed: Yes
Take a walk amidst the snow capped mountains at the Bakrota Hills. Breathe in the pure air and feel all refreshed and rejuvenated. The Hills are covered with dense Deodar forests, making it look like a lovely green rug, pulled over by the mountains.
The mesmerising landscape here will leave you spellbound. Every year
Dalhousie is blessed with heavy snow fall. During this season the magnificent
Bakrota hills glistens like diamonds. Spend some time here with your dear ones
and be in awe of Mother Nature’s miraculous creations.
Activities and attractions:- Trekking, Photography, Sightseeing
Wondering what places to visit in Dalhousie? Just add St. Patrick's Church to your list. Dalhousie is said to be a melange of nature’s beauty and a glimpse of the Victorian era. Approximately at a distance of 2KM from Dalhousie, lies the St. Patrick’s Church. It is a 104 years old church, situated on Mother Nature’s lap.
This route showcases the beguiling exquisiteness of Himachal Pradesh. Several devotees, tourists and travellers visit the church every year and our awe struck by its splendour. This is a very apt place for photography. One can visit the church any day between 9 AM to 5 PM.
TIMINGS:- Monday - Friday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 7.00 AM - 7.00 PM
Activities and attractions:- Sightseeing, Place of worship
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Traveller Tales from Himachal Pradesh
18 September 2014
Morang La is an amazing point, which is also the highest peak almost 5300 ft, From there we trekked downwards and it was so exciting. We also encountered those nomadic groups there.A completely out of
28 June 2015
Well trekking on the hilly terrain of himalayas has always been my favourite trekking expedition. Spiti valley trekking has moderate trails and green surroundings. Better To go in summers, during rest ...
21 April 2015
I strongly recommend you to take all neccessary measures and precautions befor starting out your adventure, because its a long trek that takes about 13 days and some pretty challenging trails. Our jour...
28 May 2017
"The best view comes after the hardest climb." - This cannot be more true. Few months ago, two of my friends and I were just looking for a small vacation break and wanted to visit the North region of ...
24 March 2016
Chandratal to Baralacha La trek in Himachal Pradesh is the best thing to do in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh is all about treks and mountains and adventure. With such beautiful climate, it is just...
19 October 2014
I was expecting a simple trek, but this seemed to be a dicey and challenging one. Most of my co-trekkers seemed to enjoy this and the overall service was good. We got enough time to explore Nagar town....
18 October 2015
woooooI just fall in love with this place, it absolutely the paradise of trekkers. The trails are not so though so anyone with some guidance can reach up to the destination easily. Talking about Padum,...
10 December 2013
It someting that will boost up your heartbeat, i was feeling so fresh after trekking on the though trails to Moung La and the descendinfg from there.A wonderful experience for all!!!
12 May 2017
We were a group of 50 students who went on a trip booked through thrillophilia. We had two stops in our journey, Kullu, and Prashar Lake. Kullu: We reached Kullu after an overnight bus journey. Th...
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Himachal Pradesh is a state in North India, located on the borders of Jammu and Kashmir. The name literally means ‘In the lap of Himalayas’ and it is a paradise to be. Composed of snow-clad mountains, green valleys, rivers gushing with flowing water, beautiful temples, mesmerizing mountain lakes, some of the most adventurous trekking routes, Himachal is a destination where people of all preferences, age groups and travel purposes can enjoy. This state is indeed a traveler’s ultimate destination because no matter how many times you visit, you will always have something more to explore. There are hundreds of sightseeing destinations, popular as well as offbeat, adventure activities, trekking routes or just luxury resorts, which will spoil the traveler in you. If you want to feel truly pampered by nature, you indeed have to visit Himachal in your next vacation itself. It is nothing but sheer magical experience woven by nature itself, where you can unwind your soul and indulge yourself in witnessing what nature has in place for you. You will have a new experience when you visit Himachal and especially travel on the thrilling roads constructed through mountains, which will give you peace and nervousness at the same time.
Himachal Pradesh is a state in North India, located on the borders of Jammu and Kashmir. The name literally means ‘In the lap of Himalayas’ and it is a paradise to be. Composed of snow-clad mountains, green valleys, rivers gushing with flowing water, beautiful temples, mesmerizing mountain lakes, some of the most adventurous trekking routes, Himachal is a destination where people of all preferences, age groups and travel purposes can enjoy.
This state is indeed a traveler’s ultimate destination because no matter how many times you visit, you will always have something more to explore. There are hundreds of sightseeing destinations, popular as well as offbeat, adventure activities, trekking routes or just luxury resorts, which will spoil the traveler in you. If you want to feel truly pampered by nature, you indeed have to visit Himachal in your next vacation itself. It is nothing but sheer magical experience woven by nature itself, where you can unwind your soul and indulge yourself in witnessing what nature has in place for you. You will have a new experience when you visit Himachal and especially travel on the thrilling roads constructed through mountains, which will give you peace and nervousness at the same time.
There are places where you need to take out travel permits and Permissions, especially on the trekking routes. Hence, make sure that you have all of it in place.
Himachal Pradesh is a tourist hotspot and hence, there are chances that you might encounter few scammers. Make sure that you do not talk to strangers and get all your procedures done through authorized travel agents.
Make sure that you check the weather predictions of the days when you are going to travel and carry clothing according. It rains unpredictably in Himachal Pradesh and hence, carrying rain gear is important.
There are many incidences in Himachal where trekkers get lost on their routes. Hence, carry a map with you and follow a prescribed trekking route and avoid exploring where there is no route to trek, as it can be dangerous and life hazardous as well.
Roads in Himachal Pradesh are declared to be one of the most dangerous driving routes worldwide. Hence, if you are driving by yourself, take extra care and watch the road width carefully. Also, make sure that your car is properly serviced.
There are hundreds of hotels and hostels at every holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh and hence, make sure that you review the hotel where you plan to stay, from a verified travel forum.
Have all the emergency numbers like hospitals, police, and road safety numbers written down with you.
The legal drinking age in state of Himachal Pradesh is 18 years of age for all types of alcoholic drinks.
The legal drinking age in state of Himachal Pradesh is 18 years of age for all types of alcoholic drinks.
The best time to visit Himachal is during the month of March to June when the sky opens up to bright blue colours. The temperature during this time hovers around 20 degree C in the day time, with a drop at night.
If you are travelling by air then you can then you can take a flight from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chandigarh to Jubbarhatti Airport in Kullu, Bhuntar Airport in Shimla and Gaggal Airport in Kangra.
If you are planning to travel by road then you can take a cab or a bus from all the major destinations. It is very well connected by roads. There are also bus services organized by the State Government from major cities like Kashmir, Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh.
If you are palnning to travel by train then the best option for you is to take the train to Kalka Railway Station, located approximately 90 kilometers away from Shimla. From here you can opt for travelling by road or take the toy train (A UNESCO World Heritage) while enjoying the amazing beauty of the region.
For those of you who are looking for some amazing treks in Himachal Pradesh then the following treks are a must visit for you.
For those of you who are looking for some thrilling winter trek this will definitely quench your thirst. Offering some of the best landscape these treks are something which you should try at least once.
Some of the best summer trek s which you should do in Himacha Pradesh are:
There are many of you who are might want to head out for some trek. But if you are a beginner you might have few doubts in your mind. Well then guys check out these treks which will definitely make your day. Some of the treks for beginners in Himchal are:
Yes, absolutely Himachal Pradesh is one of the most safest and the beautiful places in India which you should visit.
As we know Himachal is a very beautiful destination there are a lot of places which you should visit while you are here. Some of the places are: Shimala, Manali, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Dharamshala, Kasol, Kullu, Chmaba,Kangra, Kasauli etc.
While you are visiting Himachal Pradesh you would definitely want to indulge in some adventurous activities. Trekking, Monastery visit, Hand Gliding, Visit to Tea factory, Vehicle Safari, Camping etc.
Well for the adventure seekers there are a lot of things you can do here like, River Rafting, Paragliding, Mountain Cycling, Skiing, Angling, Heli Skiing etc.
Now most of you might be very much excited to try the amazing paragliding activity in Himachal Pradesh. For this you can visit Bir-Billing in Kangra, Solang valley Near Manali, Bundla Dhar Near Bilaspur which are the main points for paragliding.
For those of you who are looking for some skiing adventure in Himachal Pradesh then you can visit Solang Valley, Kufri and Narkanda
When its about rafting nothing can be a better place then the waters of Himachal Pradesh. If you are looking for some adventure there the head out to Bias River Manali, Spiti River in Spiti valley, Sutlej near Shimla, Ravi near Chamba and Chandra in Lahaul.
Some of the most amazing and famous trek around Manali are:
For those of you who are looking for some famous treks in and around McLeoad Ganj you can try these famous treks:
Not just for adventure seekers or adults Himachal also has a lot of places for your kids. Some of the best must visit places for kids here are:
Yes, there are wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh. Some of them are:
Beas Kund is a moderate trek. During the trek there will be few paths which might be a bit difficult as you will be climbing up the mountains. You will be trekking to a height of 14,000ft. For this trek you will need around 7 days 6 nights.
The cost for Hampta Pass Trek will be around Rs 9,780 per adulut. The level of difficulty will be from easy to moderate.
Kasol is located at a distance of 75.2 km from Manali. Kasol is a tiny village in the in the Parvati Valley of Himachal Pradesh. It will take around 2- 3 hours to reach Kasol by road. There are buses, which run from Manali to Kasol everyday and it takes around 5 hours to complete the journey by bus.
Spiti Valley is known for offereing some of the most beautiful sights to the people who have travelled here. Those who are looking for some fun and adventure then this is definitely the place one must visit. Spiti valley is located at a distance of 196.9 kms.
Bhrigu Lake Trek is another beautiful trek in Himachal Pradesh. It is in the upper Kullu Valley based in the eastern side of the famous Rohtang pass. Nestled at an altitude of 14,000 this lake offers some of the most fascinating sights. The Bhrigu Lake Trek is a moderate trek.
Another fascinating trek is Chanderkhani Pass Trek and its difficulty level is moderate. The cost for this trek will be around Rs 5500 to Rs 9900.
Known as the crown jewel of Dharamshala this is another fascinating trek which you should go for. This trek is located at just few kilometers away from Dharamshala.6 km from Dharamshala.
The best time to visit Kareri Lake is during the month of May – June & September – October. During this time the temperature remains remains warm and sunny (12-20 °C) during the day, while the night temperature could be in minus (-2 to 6 °C).
If you are a beginner then Kheerganag Tresi is a bit difficult trek. The trek can be dangerous while trekking through the waterfall crossings. The best time to head out for this trek is between the months of May and November when the weather is pleasant and favorable.
Parashar Lake is surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley and is a beautiful lake. The difficulty level is easy.
Ladakh is located at a distance of 490 km. It will take around 2 days from Manali to Leh.
The route map is: Manali – Rohtang – Gramphu – Kokhsar – Keylong – Jispa – Darcha – Zingzingbar – Baralacha La – Bharatpur – Sarchu – Gata Loops – Nakee La – Lachulung La – Pang - Tanglang La – Gya - Upshi - Karu – Leh
Malana Village Trek is an easy trek and is located at an altitude of 3360 Meters. Malana is located at a distance of 83.2 km from Manali.
When you are visiting this amazing destination then there are a lot of things to do here which you should definitely try. Some of them are:
As we know that Shimls is another beautiful destination in Himachal Pradesh. There are a lot of places which you must visit while you are vacationing in this destination. Some of the places you should visit here are:
While you are visiting one of the most adventurous destination in the world there are a lot of thing you would want to do. As for the adventure seekers this destination is a haven. For those of you who are looking for some fun and adventure then you should definitely try these activities. Some of them are:
Most of you might be wandering where to visit in Manali while you are heading out to this destination for the first time. Some of the must see attractions of Manali which you should definitely visit are:
As we know that the mountains have a lot to offer in Himachal Pradesh, Dhramashala is another beautiful location here. Some of the treks which are very famous here are:
Himachal Pradesh is said to have the best honeymoon locations in India. This time if you are looking for some places in Himachal Pradesh then you must definitely check out these amazing destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Some of them are: