Best destinations to visit in Himachal Pradesh
"Gateway to Himalayas"
Important links for Himachal Pradesh
Gateway to Himalayas
Himachal is the adventure playground for India. This small state of India has every outdoor adventure in it bucket. Trekking, camping, river rafting, paragliding, skiing and many more to go. The spectacular snow peaks and the river valleys convoluted in them. It is the home for the most famous 'Apple belt of India' ranging from Narkana to Kinnaur. The topology of the state badged some of the road as the world's trechorous, though the great work by the BRO and state allows every transport to come drive along. Every crossing pass takes you into a new valley that brings a refreshing experience of a new world.
The most popular and beautiful ranges and valleys of Himachal are Pir Panjal, Dauladhar Range, Kinnaur Kailash, Spiti Valley, Parvati Valley. The state is blessed with perinial rivers, such as Sutlej, Beas, Parvati etc.
Histoty and Culture
Hill stations appeal with holiday atmosphere and colonial echoes, while backpacker magnets lure with their blissed-out vibe and mountain beauty. Such is the variety of the Himachali jigsaw that in McLeod Ganj, the Dalai Lama's home-away-from-home, and in Lahaul and Spiti, with their centuries-old Buddhist cultures, you might even think you’ve stumbled into Tibet.
Best things to do
The hub of outdoor adventure has some popular listed outdoors, such as, Triund Trek, River rafting at Beas, Snow sports at Rohtang pass, Road trip to Spiti, Paragliding at Bir. The list is so huge you won't be suprised to see 100s of outdoors in Himachal only. From the silent of the places to the extreme adventures.
Food and Shopping
The day to day food of the Himachali is much similar to any of the north Indian. A typical everyday meal will include the usual Daal – Chawal – Sabzi and roti with sometimes non vegetarian creeping in the menu list. The impact of outside migration is clearly visible in some parts of Himachal suchs Tibetan food in Dharamshala & Mcleodganj and Israeli Cuisines at Kasol & Tosh.
Himachal Pradesh has wide variety of handicrafts and hand woven clothes, there are plenty of stores where you could buy some branded Handicrafts, in addition to that the local hawkers too offer a good range of handicrafts at much lower price.