Himachal Pradesh is home to several hill stations.Situated on the River Beas, Manali is one of the most visited hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla in Himachal Pradesh boasts of old world charm and monuments. Chamba and Dharamshala in the upper reaches of the state of Himachal Pradesh are extremely popular with those seeking peace and quiet. For adventure lovers, Himachal Pradesh offers great trekking and hiking trails in Khajjiar, Chail and Kufri. Naldera in Himachal Pradesh has the distinction of having one of the highest golf courses in the country. Holiday in Himachal Pradesh for a truly memorable vacation.
Situated in the north-west Himalayas, Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. Spread across 12 kms along a ridge that overlooks terraced hillsides and cultivations, Shimla is magnificently robed in dense forests of oak and pine, fur and rhododendron, and it is best to travel here on the slow train from Kalka. Shimla also is a convenient base for variety of adventure sports such as Skiing, Trekking, Fishing and Golfing etc.
The Most beautiful Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh getting popularity day by day among all tourists specially Honeymoon couples. You can get variety of Kullu manali Tour, Manali tour package, Shimla Manali tours, etc. It is easily reachable by Road from Shimla, Delhi, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, etc. Tourists can enjoy Snowfall in Manali from Nov to May every year. Important Local tourist places in Manali are Hadimba Temple, Club House, Manikaran Gurudwara, Vashisht Temple, etc. Rohtang Pass is one of the most favourite tourist places in Manali.
Area : 55673 sq. km Population 5.2 million Literacy 64% Average rain fall 1400 mm.
Climate : Temperate.
Clothing : Cotton in summer and woollen in winter.
Season : Winter (Dec-March) Av. temp. -5C to 25C in lower hills. -5C to 15C in mid hills Summer (April-June) Av. temp. 15C to 35C in lower hills. 10C to 25C in in mid/higher hills Monsoon (July 15th-Sept.) Av. temp. 15C to 30C in lower hills. 10C to 25C in mid/higher hill Nearest Railway Station (Broad gauge) Chandigarh, Kalka, Pathankot and Nangal. (Narrow gauge) Shimla, Jogindernagar.
Skiing and Ice Skating : (January to March) Solang Nalla (Manali) Narkanda and Rohtang Pass. Ice Skating Shimla, Heli-skiing Manali.
River Rafting : In Sutlej, Beas and Chenab rivers, Shamshi (Kullu), Tattapani, Rampur and Jispa. (Lahaul)
Para-gliding & Hang-gliding : Bir, Manali, Bilaspur and Rohru
Lake sports : Gobindsagar (Bilaspur) Pongdam (Kangra)
Wildlife Parks and Sanctuaries : Great Himalayan National Park Parvati Valley, Kullu. High altitude Pin valley National park, Spiti. Renuka Sanctuary, Pongdam Sanctuary, Sarahan Phasentry, Kufri and Gopalpur zoo.
Lakes and Rivers : Beas, Sutlej, Ravi, Chenab, Yamuna, Pabbar, Giri, Parvati, Baspa
Fairs : Winter Carnival Manali, (Feb.) Mandi, Shivratri (March), Ladarcha fair, Spiti, (July) Minjar fair, Chamba, Manimahesh fair, Bharmour and Tribal Festival, Keylong (August) Phulech (festival of flowers), Kinnaur (Sept.) Kullu Dushera (October), Lavi fair, Rampur (Nov.), Renuka fair, (Nov.) Ice Skating Carnival, (Dec.).
Heritage Monuments : Kangra fort, Taragarh, Rampur, Nalagarh, Arki and Jubbal palaces, Bhimakali Temple, Naggar Castle, Kamru fort, Gondla fort (Lahaul Vice regal lodge, Christ Church, Chapslee, Wood villa palace, Chail Palace.
Museums : State Museum, Shimla, Kangra art Gallery Dharamsala, Bhurisingh Museum Chamba, Roerich art gallery Naggar, Sobha Singh art gallery Andreta.