Himachal Pradesh is the northern state of India in the Himalayas. The beautiful destinations –Shimla, Kulu, Manali- makes this state a Himalayan Wonderland. This state is famous for its Himalayan landscapes, scenic mountain towns, resorts and popular hill stations. Many outdoor activities such as Ice skating, Paragliding, Mountain biking, rock climbing, trekking and skiing are most famous among tourists. Host to Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a long recorded Buddhism practice. Thus a strong a Tibetan presence is reflected in its Buddhist temples, Monarchies and very famous Tibetan New Year celebrations. The best time to visit Himachal Pradesh, would be the summer season starting from the month of March and ends in June.
Shimla is the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh. It was the summer capital of British India and still holding an important place in Himachal Tourism map. Known for its rich heritage and natural beauty, Shimla is popular among tourists. It is the main cultural, commercial and educational center of the state.
Kalka-Shimla Railway Line
The Kalka-Shimla railway is a 2 ft. 6 in narrow gauge railway connects the Indian plains to the Queen of Hills, Shimla. Being a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla, it offers amazing views of the hills and surrounding villages. This 96 km long train service has more than 806 bridges and 103 tunnels. ‘The Guinness book of rail facts and feats’ records this toy train service as the narrow gauge engineering in India. In 2008, Kalka-Shimla Railways became the part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is the main street of Shimla, the town’s lifeline. The Mall road is located in the heart of the town with a number of showrooms, departmental stores, handcrafted item shops, restaurants, cafes etc. We can enjoy the scenic views of the nature and do some shopping during Mall road visit.
It is a large open space in the Mall road provide an amazing view of the mountain ranges. The ridge connects the mall road at the scandal point on the west side offers a scenic view of the snowy mountains and surrounding villages .
Vinceregal Lodge of Shimla served as the residence of the British Viceroy of India. It is located at the observatory hills by well-maintained botanical garden and beautiful pine and rose trees. This is now converted as Indian Institute of Advanced Study. This building has an English renaissance style architecture offers a rich interior.
It is one of the oldest churches in North India and was built by the British in 1857 to serve the Anglican community in that area. Situated on the ridge, Christ church is a prominent landmark of Shimla. The church has stained glass windows, a clock tower and a rich collection of old scriptures makes this a popular spot.
It is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Located on the Jakhoo Hills,offers beautiful views of Shivalik Mountains and nearby town. It is the highest peak in Shimla and give shelter to countless monkeys which wants to feed by the visitors.
Shimla State Museum
The state museum of Shimla, inaugurated on 1974, has a wide collection of ancient historical sculptures, coins, paintings, handicrafts, Monuments, Wood carvings, collected from Shimla as well as from outside. This has a colonial style architecture and is surrounded by beautiful garden.
Annandale is famous for Army Museum and playground. A flat terrain in Shimla, located 3 km away from ridge used to play cricket, golf and polo. An Army Museum is there has a huge collection of weapons, army dresses and armory. Located in a dense forest, the greenery around this place is beautiful.
Kulu- Manali is the favorite holiday destination in Himachal Pradesh State of India. Known for its pleasant climate, these hill stations offers a stunning view of Himalayas. These hill stations are surrounded by snowcapped mountains and thick pinewood forests with the beautiful Beas River flowing throughout the region. These magnificent views would be a stunning experience for the visitors. Kullu and Manali are two different places in Himachal Pradesh, nestled in the range of Himalayas. Kullu and Manali tourism at its peak in summer season and during December to February where the climate is pleasant there. These are famous destinations for family holidays and honeymoon.
Known as the Land of God’s, Kullu spread out on the banks of River Beas. Kullu valley is a broad open valley, formed by the Beas River between Manali and Largi. This valley is famous for its beauty, temples and magnificent hills covered by pine and deodar forest and apple trees. Ski touring is a popular sport in the Himalayan peaks around the valley. This is 75 km in length and ends near the famous Rohtang pass.
It’s beautiful Himalayan resort town, very famous among Honeymoon couples. It is a perfect place for adventure sports mountaineering, trekking and skiing. There are many tourist attractions in Manali like Hadimba Temple, Buddhist Monastries and Great Himalayan National park. Old Manali, Mountaineering Institute etc. gives a different experience for the visitors.
It is a must go spot while visiting manali. Located 14 kilometers North West of Manali, this valley is very famous for adventure sports like paragliding, parachuting and horse riding. During winter, Solang valley is covered with snow and the skiing gets popular. Skiing facilities and trainers are there to play this sport for the visitors. When snow melts, skiing is taken over by the fun activity Zorbing.
Rohtang pass is located at a height of 3978 meters, the way up the hills is a stunning treat for the visitor. Located at a distance of 51 kilometers away from the Town Manali, it can be reached only by road. This was a location for many Bollywood Films. The view of Mountain peak covered with snow and the mesmerizing beauty of landscapes.
The capital city of India, offers to explore the historic old Delhi and the modern New Delhi.This tour package a few attractions of Delhi includes,
Laxmi Narayan Temple
It is also known as Birla Mandir, the first large Hindu Temple built in Delhi. This temple is constructed by the industrialist Birla.
The India Gate is war memorial built to pay homage to the 82,000 soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who lost their lives for the British in World War 1. Located astride the Rajpath, this is a 42 meter tall monument. Amar Jawan Jyothi ,or the flame of the immortal soldier is there and is protected by the Indian armed forces.
This is the tomb of Mugal Emperor Humayun. This tomb was commissioned by his first wife Empress bega Begum. This was the first garden tomb in the Indian Subcontinent and in 1993, the tomb was declares as the UNESCO world heritage site.
Delhi Sultanate have started its construction in 1199 and it is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s 73 meter tall monument and a famous tourist spot in Delhi