If you feel like experiencing the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is the state to venture into. Although there are no towering peaks, other Himalayan terrains are present in Himachal Pradesh. Its sheer topographical diversity and breathtaking pristine natural beauty is unparalleled. It ranges from high- altitude Trans- Himalayan desert to dense green deodar forests, from apple orchards to cultivated terraces, from snow capped high Himalayan mountain ranges to snow fed lakes and gushing rivers. Himachal Tourism highly benefits from this diversity.
Tourism in Himachal Pradesh receives high boost from honeymooners and holiday travelers who seek its hill stations to adventurers and nature lovers who want to explore the hitherto unexplored.
Himachal Pradesh is a hill state in India, abundant in natural beauty which nestles in north-west region of Western Himalayas. Its literal meaning is “ abode of snow ”.
The important destinations of tourism Himachal are Dalhousie, Shimla, Mandi, Solam, Paonta Sahib, Nahan, Lahaul valley, Bilaspur, Una, hamirpur, Chamba, Manali, Kullu, Spiti Valley, Kinnaur, Palampur, Dharamsala and Kangra.
Dalhousie is a hill station retaining the colonial charm, bringing back memories of British raj. Dalhousie’s varying altitude results in diverse vegetation which makes it a nice book of nature to read. The town is rich in colonial architecture and some beautiful churches are preserved. From here, you can have the magnificent views of Chamba valley and the mighty Dhauladhar range.
Shimla is another hill station with colonial moorings. In Shimla, you can enjoy the pedestrian way, to discover many unchartered areas which are inaccessible through vehicles. Apart from many unforgettable walks, there are a variety of shopping and entertainment museums and provision for skating in winter.
Manali is forty kilometers away from Kullu to the north. This valley has breathtaking landscape. One can witness well-defined snow capped peaks while Beas River with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. From antique temples to scenic sightseeing spots and adventure activities – Manali has all the makings of a favorite tourist spot.
Kullu valley spreads its beauty in both sides of river Beas. Its charming meadows are encircled by the rushing streams and meandering brooks and is an ideal getaway spot from the heat and dust of plains. The cool ambience and panoramic Mountain View places it highly in the tourist chart. The valley is renowned for its delicately woven multihued handmade shawls and Kullu caps.
Besides the hill station, Himachal tourism is also very popular for winter carnival, adventure tourism, Shimla toy train and the colorful fairs and festivals which depicts the uniqueness of the state. Adventure tourism has greatly supported the tourism in Himachal, which has increased the popularity of the state both as a leisure holiday destination ideal for honeymoon holidays, family vacation and weekend gate and another adventure tours ideal for trekking, Himalayan tours, river rafting, skiing, snorkeling and para-gliding.
So come and explore the splendid charm of Himachal tourism and make your holidays an unforgettable event of lifetime.