Known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ or ‘The Land of Gods’ Himachal Pradesh is situated in the northern part of India. The word ‘Himanchal’ means adobe of snow or snow-laden province. Situated near the western side of the Himalayas it is bordered by the state of Uttar Pradesh on the south, Punjab on the west, Jammu and Kashmir on north and Uttaranchal on the east.
The state is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world as it is covered by the immense natural beauty of mountains, rivers, waterfalls, deep valleys and lush greenery and is also a popular religious destination. It is also known as the ‘State of Apples’ as there is a huge production of apples in the state.
If you are planning a trip to Himachal Pradesh then here are some of the best tourist destinations that you can visit with Himachal tour packages.
It is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. It was once the summer capital of the Britishers during the British raj in India. It is surrounded by the snow-capped Himalayas, green valleys, scenic hills and by oak, deodar and pine forests. There are many tourists’ attractions in Shimla that you should visit in order to witness the beauty of the place. Some of the popular tourists’ attractions are Jakhoo temple, Christ Church, The Ridge of Shimla, The Mall road and Himanchal State Museum.
If you are a shopaholic then it is also a place for you to be, the Mall road is the most popular place to go for shopping along with Tibetan bazaar, Lower bazaar, and Lakkar bazaar. There you can buy traditional Himachali shawls, handicrafts, pullovers, Pahari caps at a very reasonable price.
The beautiful hill station of Kullu and Manali lies between the peaks of Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges. Kullu and Manali are two separate places. While Kullu is a valley with scores of temples and picturesque sights, Manali is a beautiful hilltop with water streams, lofty mountains, and splashing rivers.
Manali is also famous for adventure sports so if you are a sports enthusiast you can visit this popular destination for trekking, skiing, and mountaineering.
Both Kullu and Manali are a popular holiday destination during summers. There are many popular tourists’ attractions in Manali like Hadimba temple, Buddhist monasteries, Manu temple, Great Himalayan National park, and Vashist temple.
Located in the valleys of Kangra, Dharamshala is also the home of great Tibetan leader Dalai Lama. Some of the attractions in Dharamshala are Dal lake, Headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, St. John Church, etc.
Your visit to Dharamshala is incomplete if you don’t visit a beautiful village called McLeod Ganj. Combination of scenic beauty and rich Buddhist culture makes Dharamshala a must-visit.
Best time to visit
Best time to visit Himachal Pradesh is from April to October and December to January.
If you are planning to shun the summer heat and want to enjoy scenic mountain ranges, waterfalls, valleys and forests then you must book your Himachal tour packages and surely give this beautiful place on earth a visit.