There are only a few places on earth which can boast of nature, culture and spirituality all in one place. And when we talk of gorgeous mountains possessing a unique charisma with pious shrines, waterfalls and enigmatic meadows, Himachal Pradesh in India certainly comes to mind. Landlocked between Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Tibetan plateau to the west, and Punjab to the east, the state of Himachal Pradesh has been playing host to nature lovers and explorers since time eternal. The fascinating landscape presents an enchanting locale of mighty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green valleys, flowery meadows, misty woods, flowing icy rivers, glaciers, shimmering lakes, spectacular waterfalls and enthralling lakes. Certainly the raw natural beauty is manifested in one of the most charismatic ways in the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh luring tourists not only nationally but also internationally.

Himachal Pradesh is a scenic abode to witness the pristine landscapes, an adventure lover’s paradise and one of the most popular pilgrimage places in India. Explore the picturesque valleys of Kullu, Kinnaur and Kangra or engage in a trek through the barren terrains of Lahaul and Spiti. Revel in the deep influences of Buddhist and Tibetan culture in Dharamshala or visit the world famous Hindu shrines. The colorful tradition has often lent the name of ‘Dev Bhoomi’ translating to ‘Abode of Gods’ to Himachal as it hosts various places of worship for people of varied religions. Around 2000 gods and goddesses are worshipped in Himachal and numerous festivals are celebrated in their honor. Some of the most interesting festivals and fairs celebrated in Himachal are Phulaich/Flaich, Dussehra, Navratras, Rakhi, Chrewal, Lavi Fair, Minjar Mela, Winter Carnival, etc. Himachal offers a lot to shopping lovers who can hang around the markets and find the most exquisite Tibetan carpets and handicrafts, shawls, preserves and pickles, toys, wooden articles, semi precious jewelry and baskets. A heaven for adventure seekers, Himachal offers the perfect atmosphere for trekking, mountaineering, skiing, hiking, Heli-skiing, and ice skating. Other famous sports which are practiced in Himachal Pradesh are archery, paragliding, hang gliding, camping, mountain cycling, rafting etc. So start packing your bags and embark on a trip to best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and experience the true serenity that defines this incredible tourist destination. Explore Himachal Pradesh tour packages to experience the lush green beauty.

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"It was a wonderful journey and enjoyed a lot and welcome gesture was good and the guides were good"
03 January 2020
Excellent
31 Dec 2019 always memorable for me just because of this trip. It was my first experience on hills specially on trekking. Our guide Mannu Sharma such a nice person. Just like our family he take care of everything. Wonderful experience with wonderful peoples.
20 August 2018
Excellent
My trip to triund was super. The guide Mukesh was friendly and fun company. Guided very well. Bit disappointed that I couldn't stay there due to bad weather but the accommodation provided to me was simply superb . Environment friendly and peace loving. Food was simply superb and hospitality was excellent. Will once again visit in future.
16 February 2020
Excellent
Hey hi! I'm Divya. This was my experience with Thrillophilia and it was amazing. They've responded always whenever I needed them. About this trip, firstly Kasol is a very beautiful place and the camp we were staying at is located Riverside, a very beautiful location and the hosts are lovely ppl, very friendly, camp in Kasol. They've taken us on Trek to Chalal .... This is a trek trail that goes along the river up to the village of Chalal. And next day was the Kasol trek. It is the beautiful trek that I've experienced till now ( not that I've climbed many mountains and hills). It was covered all over with snow. The views were amazing.. We had a guide trekker who took us on the trek. Overall it was a wonderful experience!!! Thanks to Thrillophilia, sincerely!!!!
"One of the experiences, which will always remain in my memories. Kheerganga is a trek which is beautiful, not so tough, tiring but the moment you reach the destination, you forget it all and you feel that you have reached a different realm altogether. I can still feel the fresh air hitting my face up there. anyone who can trek 4-5 hours continuously, please do not miss this place.\nand our trek guide is VICKY a very good person\n"
It was a nice trip to Mcleod ganj from Delhi. Everything thing provided was top notch and perfectly arranged. Looking forward to book more tours with Thrillophilia
We recently went to Kasol and it was a wonderful trip. The place is so beautiful and alluring. The Kheerganga trek included in the trip was the best part. All the facilities provided on the trip were amazing, from rooms to meals, even the camping facility was great. Thanks Thrillophilia for the memorable trip.
Overall it was a nice trip properly arranged and good services provided. Nice work thrillophilia
Amazing tour everything was properly arranged and was on time.A big thanks to thrillophilia team for this amazing trip.
We went for a trip to Kullu Manali and it was an amazing trip. The mesmerizing views, snowfall. everything was so beautiful. The accommodation was cozy and comfortable, meals provided during the tour was tasty, We enjoyed activities at Rohtang pass and it was fun visiting the local markets. We had a nice time on the trip.

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  1. Travel Advice

    • 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.

            Explore the beauty of Himachal with best tour package.
  2. Drinking Laws

    The legal drinking age in state of Himachal Pradesh is 18 years of age for all types of alcoholic drinks.


  3. What you will like there?

    Heavenly Landscape
    Crystal clear rivers, sparkling snow-clad mountains, huge pine trees, lush green lands and a cover of star studded skies at night is what you will experience in Himachal. This is indeed nothing less than being in Paradise. 

    Serene Atmosphere
    We are all caught up in the hectic city life and hence, all we seek for when on holidays is a quiet and serene atmosphere where we can have peace of mind. Himachal is a place where you will indeed get all this, and a lot more from mother-nature. 

    Snow-Clad Mountains
    It is a splendid feeling to be surrounded by huge snow-clad mountains all the time. It makes you feel the true grandeur of nature and makes you relaxed and satisfied like nothing else. 

    Friendly People
    The locals in Himachal are very welcoming and friendly at all the tourist places to see. They are hard-working people who mostly depend on tourism for their income and hence, incidences like theft, cheating and scams happen at the minimum, especially at the less popular destinations and trekking routes.

    Safe Environment
    Himachal is safe even for solo travelers and females, compared to other tourism destinations. Hence, a traveler can be free from all the worries and enjoy the vacation.

  4. Recommended reads for destination

    Website :

    Books :
    Know Your State- Himachal Pradesh
    Himachal Pradesh (Inside India)

  5. When is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh?

    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.

  6. How can I reach Himachal from Delhi?

    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.

  7. Which are some famous treks in Himachal Pradesh?

    For those of you who are looking for some amazing treks in Himachal Pradesh then the following treks are a must visit for you.

    • Hampta Pass Trek
    • Indrahar Pass Trek
    • Pin Parvati Trek
    • Spiti Valley Trek
    • Bhigru Lake Trek
    • Kangra Valley Trek
    • Bara Bhangal Trek
    • Beas Kund Trek
    • Deo Tibba Trek
    • Kareri Lake Trek
    • Malana Village Trek
    • Chanderkhani Pass Trek
  8. Which are some best winter treks in Himachal Pradesh?

    For those of you who are looking for some thrilling winter trek in Himachal Pradesh this will definitely quench your thirst. Offering some of the best landscape these treks are something which you should try at least once.

    • Saryolsar Lake Trek
    • Triund Hill Trek
    • Parashar Lake Trek
    • Bijli Mahadev Trek
    • Kedarkantha
    • Kheerganga Trek
    • Malana and Chanderkhani Pass trek
  9. Which are some best summer treks in Himachal Pradesh?

    Some of the best summer trek s which you should do in Himachal Pradesh are:

    • Hampta Pass Trek
    • Indrahar Pass Trek
    • Pin Parvati Trek
    • Spiti Valley Trek
    • Bhigru Lake Trek
    • Kangra Valley Trek
    • Malana Village Trek
  10. Which are some treks for beginners in Himachal?

    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:

    • Hampta Pass Trek
    • Chanderkhani Pass Trek
    • Indrahar Pass Trek
    • Beas Kund Trek
    • Chandratal Baralacha Trek
  11. Is it safe to travel Himachal Pradesh?

    Yes, absolutely Himachal Pradesh is one of the most safest and the beautiful places in India which you should visit.

  12. Which are some of the must visit places in Himachal?

    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.

  13. What all things can be done in Himachal Pradesh?

    While you are visiting Himachal Pradesh indulge in some adventurous activities. Trekking, Monastery visit, Hand Gliding, Visit to Tea factory, Vehicle Safari, Camping etc.

  14. What all adventure activities can be done in Himachal?

    Well for the adventure seekers there are a lot of things you can do in Himachal Pradesh like, River Rafting, Paragliding, Mountain Cycling, Skiing, Angling, Heli Skiing etc.

  15. Where can we go for paragliding in Himachal Pradesh?

    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 for a perfect place where the paragliding world cup takes place, Solang valley Near Manali, Bundle Dhar Near Bilaspur which are the main points for paragliding.

    Click here to know more about best paragliding tours in Manali, you can fly like a bird and land to the foot of the hills and enjoy the thrilling view of the hills all over you!

    Click here to know more about best camping tours in Bir-Billing.

  16. Which places are famous for skiing in Himachal?

    For those of you who are looking for some skiing adventure in Himachal Pradesh then you can visit Solang Valley, Kufri and Narkanda

  17. Which places are famous for rafting in Himachal?

    When its about rafting in Himachal Pradesh nothing can be a better place than this. 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.

  18. Which are some the famous treks in and around Manali?

    Some of the most amazing and famous trek in Manali are:

    • Malana Village Trek
    • Bara Banghal and Bir Trek
    • Hamya Herbal Trek
    • Hampta Pass Trek
    • Jogini Waterfalls Trek
    • Deo Tibba Base Camp Trek
    • Beas Kund Trek
  19. Which are some of the famous treks in and around McLeoad Ganj?

    For those of you who are looking for some famous treks in and around McLeoad Ganj you can try these famous treks:

    • Triund Trek
    • Indrahar Pass Trek
    • Kangra Valley Trek
    • Kareri River Trek
    • Bhagsu Trek
  20. Which places are must visit with kids in Himachal?

    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:

    • Toy Train Ride to Shimla
    • Kufri Fun World and Himalayan Nature Park, Kufri
    • Beas Kund Trek and Camp, Manali
    • Mall Road
    • Solang valley
    • Chirst Church
    • Prashar Lake
  21. Are there any wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal?

    Yes, there are wildlife sanctuaries in Himachal Pradesh. Some of them are:

    • Bandli Wild life Sanctuary
    • Chail Wild life Sanctuary
    • Chandratal Wild life Sanctuary
    • Churdhar Wild life Sanctuary
    • Daranghati Wild life Sanctuary
    • Dhauladhar Wild life Sanctuary
    • Gamgul Siyabehi Wild life Sanctuary
    • Kais Wild life Sanctuary
    • Kalatop-Khajjiar Wild life Sanctuary
    • Kanawar Wild life Sanctuary
  22. How difficult is Beas Kund Trek? How much days of trek is it?

    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.

  23. What is the cost of Hampta Pass Trek? What is the level of difficulty?

    The cost for Hampta Pass Trek will be around Rs 9,780 per adulut. The level of difficulty will be from easy to moderate.

  24. How to reach Kasol from Manali?

    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.

  25. What is special about Spiti Valley? How far is Spiti from Manali?

    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.

  26. Where is Bhrigu Lake Trek? What is the difficulty level?

    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.

  27. How difficult is Chanderkhani Pass Trek? What is the cost of the 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.

  28. Is it worth doing Triund Trek? Where it is located?

    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.

  29. What is the best to go for Kareri Lake Trek?

    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).

  30. How difficult is Kheerganga Trek? When is the best time to do it?

    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.

  31. Where is Prashar Lake Trek? What is the level of difficulty?

    Parashar Lake is surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley and is a beautiful lake. The difficulty level is easy.

  32. How far is Ladakh from Manali? How many days require for Manali to Leh road trip?

    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

  33. How difficult is Malana village trek? How far is Malana from Manali?

    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.

  34. What all things can be done in Kullu?

    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:

    • Trekking
    • Full Day Sightseeing
    • Mountain Cycling
    • Camping
    • Hiking
    • Paragliding
    • River Rafting
    • Monastery Visit
    • Visit the Great Himalayan National Park
    • Zorbing
    • Hot Sulphur water bath at Manikaran
  35. Which places are must visit in Shimla?

    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:

    • Kufri
    • Green valley
    • Ridge
    • Mall Road
    • Toy Tain to Kalka
    • Jakhoo Temple
    • Theog
    • Annandale
    • Tara Devi Temple
    • Kiala Forest
    • Viceregal Lodge
    • Kuthar Fort
    • Shimla State Museum
    • Summer Hill.
  36. What all activities can be done in Manali?

    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 in Manali. Some of them are:

    • River Rafting
    • Camping
    • Trekking
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Paragliding
    • Zorbing
    • Mountain Cycling
    • River Crossing
    • Angling
    • Rock Climbing
    • Rapelling
    • Snow scooter
    • Cable Car Ropeway
    • Jeep safari
    • Kayaking etc.
  37. Which are some must see attractions of Manali?

    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:

    • Solang Valley
    • Rhotand Pass
    • Beas Kund
    • Hadimba Temple
    • Naggar Castle
    • Bhrigu Lake
    • Kasol
    • Malana
    • Vashisht Hot Water Springs & Temple
    • Old Manali
    • Van Vihar National Park
    • Rahalla Falls
    • Pandoh Dam
    • The Manali Gompa
  38. Which are some famous treks in and around Dharamshala?

    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:

    • Triund
    • Indrahar Pass Trek
    • Chamba Trek
    • Mcleod Ganj
    • Dharamkot
    • Kunal Pathari
    • Kareri Lake Trek
    • Dal Lake Trek etc.
  39. Which are some famous honeymoon destinations in Himachal Pradesh?

    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:

    • Kullu-Manali
    • Dalhousie
    • Shimla
    • Chail
    • Chamba
    • Mandi
    • Khajjiar
    • Kasauli
    • Kinnaur
    • Dharamshala
    • Solan
    • Parwanoo

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