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Himachal Tour Packages

Crowned by the Greater Himalayas and enriched by the Great Sutlej, Himachal Pradesh's scenery is a poet's dream. Traveling to Himachal is best during the summer months, from April to July. Travel experts at Indian Travel Store make your Himachal trip plan free from all hassles. Take note of our Himachal insider's travel tips from what to wear to what to buy. We are happy to inform you about all the important queries for Himachal Travel plan, like... Read More

  • The best places in Himachal
  • The best time to visit Himachal.
  • How to reach Himachal
  • Why Visit Himachal?
  • The best things to do in Himachal.
  • Some unique facts about Himachal.

This awe-inspiring highland is home to some of the most ancient monasteries, with iconic mountain backdrops. Shimla, the state’s capital and queen of hills has Asia’s only natural ice skating rink! Himachal tour packages allow you to visit UNESCO world heritage sites. Indian Travel Store provides you the best experience on your Himachal holiday. Himachal packages are tickets to your dreamland. The pretty and stellar Himachal valleys are best for lovers of adventure and nature.

Himachal Pradesh- Top 10 places to visit!

1. Rohtang Pass
  • Key attractions around- Gulaba Snow Point and the glacial Rahala falls.
  • Best time to visit: June to October.
  • Elevation: 4116 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: Vehicles with permits only.
  • Ideal for: Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
  • What to expect?

Located at a distance of 51 kilometers from the main town of Manali. Rohtang pass is a picture of a pretty lush green meadow, in summers. In winters it receives very heavy snowfall and remains close to traffic.

Full of alpine flowers, the Rohtang pass is the gateway to Ladakh. The alluring mighty snowy mountains and lahaul valley views from here are spellbinding. So curl up in your car seat as you head on your way up to one of the best places in Himachal. Feel the chill of real rapture. Keep your cameras ready!

2. Kullu and Manali
  • Key Attractions around- Great Himalayan National Park, Solang Valley, and Naggar,
  • Best time to visit:All round the year. Avoid Monsoons.
  • Elevation: 2050 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: Volvo from Delhi.
  • Ideal for: A quick refresher ( 3 to 4 days vacation) and Adventure activities
  • What to expect?

Kullu and Manali is the famous hotspot for adventure and good times. Picture hills covered with pine and deodar forest, sprawling apple orchards, and magical waterfalls. Listen to the Himalayan whistling thrush and the Green-winged ouzel make delightful music. Located along the Beas River, Kullu valley is the valley of gods and goddesses. With many adventure opportunities from trekking to paragliding, the valley's thrilling vibe is matched by the coolness of it’s weather. Cool and dry summers make Kullu Manali a Himalayan Jewel and the best place to visit in Himachal.

3. Shimla
  • Key Attractions around- Mashobra, Jakhu Temple and Narkanda.
  • Best time to visit:Throughout the year.
  • Elevation: 2,276 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: By train to Kalka/Chandigarh.
  • Ideal for: A weekend escape/A peaceful holiday.
  • What to expect?

Shimla the ‘queen of Hills’ is a haven for wanderers. Decorated with forests of pine, flowering rhododendron and tall cedars, Shimla’s scenery is what Ruskin Bond admires in his novels. The romantic weather is salubrious and generally cool round the year. Shimla is the best place to visit in Himachal for heat-escaping vacationers. It offers blue skies, beautiful sunrise views across the Pir Panjal and Zanskar Mountain Range. In winters, one can see the best sunsets with the whole town transformed into a fairyland of white beauty.

4. Kufri
  • Key Attractions around- Adventure parks, Yak and Horse ride and Himalayan Nature Park.
  • Best time to visit:December to February.
  • Elevation: 2,720 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: By car
  • Ideal for: Adventure sports, especially skiing
  • What to expect?

Kufri is a destination in its own right located 16 km from Shimla. Adorned by a backdrop of peaks covered with snow, Kufri hotels are the best for couples. The surroundings of pure nature and its ski slopes make Kufri great for family entertainment as well. Once a kufer or pond, Kufri today has developed into an exotic holiday destination. There is also the Himalayan Aviary home to mountain birds including Monal, the bird with bright plumage.

5. Sangla
  • Key Attractions around- Nako Lake, Kalpa and Kamru Fort.
  • Best time to visit: Summer and Autumn.
  • Elevation: 2,621 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: By car
  • Ideal for: Offbeat vacation and Road trip.
  • What to expect?

Sangla Valley is one of the prettiest valleys in India. With the gigantic Raldang peaks towering behind, Sangla is way more beautiful than dreams. It is the best place to visit in Himachal to experience it all...nature, culture and adventure. Sip hot tea or feast on Maggi or do nothing. Sangla embraces travelers with mesmerizing views and unforgettable moments of peace and happiness.

The journey along with the forest scenery and the eternal snow peaks is very adventurous. Sangla in Himachal invites the thrill chasers and thrill riders. Do you dare venture on its winding bends ?

6. Dharamshala
  • Key Attractions around- Mcleodganj, HPCA cricket stadium, Triund, and Bhagsunag Temple and Waterfalls.
  • Best time to visit: Throughout the year
  • Elevation: 1,457 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: By train to Pathankot.
  • Ideal for: Spiritual and culture trip. Trekking.
  • What to expect?

Dharamshala, a dream hill station is a scenic, serene and spiritual place in the Himalayas. It is also home to the Dalai Lama. A must on any nature and peace lovers bucket list, it is the center of the Tibetan government in exile. Visit Dharamshala to escape the lethal routine of work life. The scenery of Mcleodganj presents sublime and delightful views of Kangra valley and Dhauladhar range that spread below as far as the eye can see.

7. Dalhousie
  • Key Attractions around-Khajjiar, Chamera lake, Kalatop Sanctuary and Dainkund Peak.
  • Best time to visit: Summer and Autumn
  • Elevation: 1,457 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: By train to Pathankot.
  • Ideal for: Honeymoon Trip.
  • What to expect?

Dalhousie, is the ideal retreat for nature lovers. Rich in both flora and fauna, this romantic town is among the best places to visit in Himachal. Dalhousie sits in the splendid Chamba valley. Couples looking for a quiet holiday with beautiful views should visit Dalhousie. Khajjiar, renowned as the "Mini Switzerland" is another among the best places in Himachal. Local vendors here will help you choose from a great option of adventure sports like paragliding, zorbing and more.

Take your pick and let the good times roll.

8. Kasol
  • Key Attractions around-Kheerganga, Malana Village and Tosh Village.
  • Best time to visit: March to May
  • Elevation: 1,580 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: Volvo from Delhi.
  • Ideal for: Trekkers. Group trips and leisure holidays.
  • What to expect?

In search of a secluded stay in the lap of the Himalayan Mountains? Visit Kasol. Solitude, sky gazing, wilderness, a night under the stars and warm campfire are what you want? Visit Kasol.

Kasol is the perfect escape for wanderers. An hour's detour from Bhuntar Kullu takes you to the wonderful Parvati Valley. The magic valley stretches from Kasol up to the hot water springs of Manikaran and kheerganga. A favorite place of the international crowd, Kasol also serves as the base camp for a trek to Kheerganga and Tosh village. The vibrant hippie flavors of Kasol make it the most unique and the best place to visit in Himachal.

9. Chandratal lake.
  • Key Attractions around-Tabo Caves, Pin Valley National Park and Chicham Bridge.
  • Best time to visit:Late May to late September.
  • Elevation: 4,250 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: By car.
  • Ideal for: Adventure camping.
  • What to expect?

Chandratal Lake is the best place to visit in Himachal as it is one of the most beautiful lakes located in India. The color of this Lake of the Moon changes shades from orange to blue to emerald green. The backdrops of green meadows stretch a carpet of wildflowers making Chandratal lake a piece of heaven in Himachal Pradesh.

10. Chitkul
  • Key Attractions around-Baspa River, Bering Nag Temple and Tibetan Wood Carving Centre.
  • Best time to visit:May to October.
  • Elevation: 3,450 metres,
  • Best mode of transport to reach: By car.
  • Ideal for: Offbeat vacation
  • What to expect?

The best views come after the hardest climb. Chitkul, the last and highest village in the Baspa valley. Chitkul in scenic beauty is matchless. The backdrop of Kinner Kailash and the royal Kinnauri apples is unique to Chitkul. Get to experience a quiet, calm and peaceful way of life in Chitkul. Pick apples and dream under the clear blue skies.

Don't miss out on Chitkul in your 'best places in Himachal' list.

Best time to visit.

Himachal makes for an enjoyable visit all round the year. Our season based Himachal Tour Packages will let you plan better for your upcoming trip. Himachal's Climate is like it's landscape. Extreme and sublime at the same time. Higher places like Rohtang Pass are freezing cold and others like Lahaul and Spiti are almost rainless. Whereas the state's winter capital, Dharamshala receives heavy rainfall.

This snow-laden province experiences three seasons: summer, winter, and rainy season.

Winter season:

Late November to March is the winter season in Himachal Pradesh. All over Himachal Christmas and New year celebrations fever runs high. Manali and Shimla are the most visited places to cheer on the countdown for the new year! Kasol provides respite to many travelers away from crowded celebrations.

You’d likely get to experience the first snow of the season anytime from late November onwards. January is the coldest month for the state. Making January to early March the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh for some snow fun.

  • Average winter temperature ranges from 0°C and 17°C.
  • Places at higher altitudes experience temperature below 0°C going as low -5°C
  • 6 to 8 hours of sunshine on clear days.
  • Cold and freezing breeze in the morning and night time.
  • Possibilities of snow showers or rain.
  • Best Himachal Tour Packages for Winter: Kullu Manali Tour Packages and Kufri Tour Packages.
Summer season:

April to July are ideal to plan a sweet summer escape away from the scorching city sun. Himachal’s weather starts to turn warmer by March’s end. The sunshine settles on the snow peaks turning the entire landscape bright and happy.

The summer season is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh. All best Himachal destinations and treks are open for tourists.The blossoming scenery will cleanse your soul. Pleasant Himachal Weather is the best cooling for your tired spirits.

  • Average summer temperature ranges from 5°C and 26°C.
  • 8 to 10 hours of sunshine every day.
  • Cool breezy atmosphere during early mornings and after late evenings. Mild Humidity.
  • The overall weather is pleasant.
  • Best Himachal Tour Packages for Summer: Complete Himachal Tour. Trans Himalayas. and Road trip to Spiti Valley.
Monsoon spells:

In the hills of Himachal Pradesh monsoon arrives in July and lasts till mid-September. Most avoid the hilly regions during the monsoon season in fear of landslides and road blockages. We recommend avoiding visits to remote hilly regions during heavy rains.

For all who are keen on a Himachal trip plan during this time, do not lose hope. Himachal Pradesh has a good network of roads. It's beautiful hill stations are accessible, even during the rains.

Himachal tour packages from Pathankot will allow you to explore many offbeat destinations in Himachal. Time travel in Pragpur, the certified Heritage Village. Learn pottery with your family at Andretta or Cafe hop at the Hippie hotspot Dharamkot.

There are many trails in Himachal that lead to many adventures all around the year.

How to reach Himachal Pradesh.

The easy accessibility to this abode of Snow is what makes Himachal packages the most popular holiday packages in India. Himachal has an extensive road network and three domestic airports. Reliable railway connectivity also ensures that travelers can reach Himachal with zero troubles.

How to reach Himachal by flights:

Traveling by air is the fastest way to reach the land of ‘snowy slopes’. They are also the costliest mode of transport to visit Himachal. Try to avoid air travel to Himachal in winters. Himachal weather in winter may change without warning and flights may get canceled. Our insider’s tip would be to look for cheap flights to Delhi and Chandigarh, from your source of travel. Book flights to the nearest airport to Himachal.

  • Kullu-Manali Airport in Bhuntar,
  • Dharamsala Airport in Gaggal near Kangra,
  • Shimla Airport in Jubbarhatti.

Vacation Planners at Indian Travel Store are efficient and experienced in flight bookings. Flights from all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, and others are available.

How to reach Himachal by road:

Traveling to Himachal by road is an amazing experience. Himachal road trips guarantee 342 kilometers of pure bliss if traveling from Delhi. A road trip to the scenic kingdom is sure to enthrall you and leave you craving for more.

Himachal Tour Packages by Volvo.

Volvo Travel to Himachal is extra useful for travelers planning on a long journey with limited leaves for their holidays. A large number of Volvos operate to and fro Delhi to all the famous Himachal Destinations. Including the paragliding paradise, Bir Billing.

Himachal Tour Packages by cab:

Chandigarh is the nearest entry point to Himachal Pradesh. It takes a drive of about 3-4 hours (112km) to reach Shimla from Chandigarh. Roll down your windows and experience reel life ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ moments in real life.

How to reach Himachal by train:

Traveling to Himachal by train is the most budget way to reach Himachal. Also the loveliest. Nature addicts will love a ride on Kalka-Shimla Toy Train, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Do make early bookings, if you’re planning to visit during the summer season.

  • Kalka Shimla Rail line- connects Kalka (Haryana) and Shimla (Himachal).
  • Pathankot-Joginder Nagar Railway Line- connects Himachal’s Joginder Nagar to Pathankot (Punjab).
  • Una Himachal Railway Line.

The Kangra Valley Railway is a romantic long ride. A journey of about eight hours takes you away from the bustling city life to the serene environs of the stellar Dhauladhar! For reservations, enquire on the Indian Railway official website, or at the Indian Railway booking counter.

Himachal budget tour Packages are the key to unlock great adventures and awesome vacations for all travelers.

Kinnaur Kalpa Sangla Tour Package
  5 Nights | 6 Days | 6 City

Destinations (Stay) | Attractions :

  • Chandigarh | Sarahan(1N) | Kalpa(1N) | Sangla(2N) | Narkanda(1N) | Chitkul
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    Kinnaur Spiti Tour From Chandigarh
      7 Nights | 8 Days | 8 City

    Destinations (Stay) | Attractions :

  • Chandigarh | Shimla(1N) | Sarahan(1N) | Rakcham(2N) | Kalpa(2N) | Narkanda | Rampur (1N) | Kalka
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    Tour to Kinnaur Spiti from Chandigarh
      10 Nights | 11 Days | 8 City

    Destinations (Stay) | Attractions :

  • Chandigarh | Shimla(1N) | Sarahan(1N) | Rakcham(2N) | Kalpa(2N) | Shoja(1N) | Manali(3N) | Kalka
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    Kinnaur Spiti Tour From Chandigarh with Manali
      14 Nights | 15 Days | 11 City

    Destinations (Stay) | Attractions :

  • Chandigarh | Shimla(1N) | Sarahan(1N) | Rakcham(2N) | Kalpa(2N) | Nako(1N) | Tabo(1N) | Kaza(2N) | Keylong(2N) | Manali(2N) | Kalka
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    Complete Himachal Tour
      8 Nights | 9 Days | 5 City

    Destinations (Stay) | Attractions :

  • Delhi | Shimla(2N) | Manali(3N) | Dharmshala(1N) | Dalhousie(2N)
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    Trans Himalayas
      9 Nights | 10 Days | 9 City

    Destinations (Stay) | Attractions :

  • Chandigarh | Shimla(1N) | Sarahan(1N) | Sangla(1N) | Chitkul(1N) | Kalpa(2N) | Shoja(1N) | Sainj(1N) | Manali(1N)
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    Explore Spiti By Vehicle
      9 Nights | 10 Days | 10 City

    Destinations (Stay) | Attractions :

  • Chandigarh | Shimla(1N) | Sarahan(1N) | Sangla(1N) | Chitkul(1N) | Nako(1N) | Kee(1N) | Losar(1N) | Chandratal(1N) | Manali(1N)
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    Kinnaur Delight
      9 Nights | 10 Days | 9 City

    Destinations (Stay) | Attractions :

  • Chandigarh | Shimla(1N) | Kalpa(1N) | Thangi(1N) | Lambar(1N) | Charang(1N) | Chitkul(1N) | Rakcham(1N) | Sangla(1N) | Losar(1N) | Chandratal(1N) | Manali(1N)
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    frequently asked questions

    The best time to visit Himachal is late October to June. Himachal is accessible all round the year and can be visited anytime. Winter covers high altitude places like Kinnaur, Spiti and Rohtang under thick layers of snow. So certain destinations in Himachal are closed during winters.

    Himachal is a special holiday destination in India. It is famous and loved for it's extremely beautiful and dynamic landscape, people and culture. Be it peaceful time away from city hustle or a dose of adrenaline rush. Its vast treasures of wonderful vacation destinations have many opportunities for all seekers and travelers. Still, wondering Why visit Himachal?

    Shopping in Himachal is an endless romantic affair, endless like the list of things to buy in Himachal. Street Shopping is a much enjoyable experience in Himachal. You might have to haggle. Beware! Unique must buy suggestions:
    • Pahari caps,
    • Colorful shawls with traditional Himachali patterns,
    • Organic jams and pickles. (Chamba ki Chukh)
    • Apples! Without a doubt,
    • Tibetan Prayer Flags.
    • Hemp Bags and Unique Tibetan Jewellery.
    For similar suggestions indulge in Top 10 must-haves from Himachal Streets.

    Anything you are comfortable with. Clothing essentials for Himachal include fleece and windcheaters and socks, warm ones, yes even during summers. Especially if you plan to visit Himachal destinations on high altitudes. For winters go with colorful heavy woolens. Sportswear is a good look for Himachal, just add your personality to it. Couples on a honeymoon or romantic escape can pair their glamour outfits with mufflers, scarves, sunglasses and shawls

    Solang valley, Manali is super fun for Skiing in Himachal. Narkanda, Dainkund Dalhousie and Kufri are other ideal ski destinations in Himachal for everyone. Heli-skiing at Hanuman Tibba is recommended for extreme winter sport activity in Himachal.

    No, You can travel to Kangra and Shimla by train. There are 3 main railway junctions in Himachal, the best mode of transport to reach Manali is via Volvo from Delhi and by car from Chandigarh/Shimla. You can also look for flights to Bhuntar Airport, Kullu.

    You’d likely get to experience the first snow of winter season in Himachal anytime from late November to March. January is the coldest month for the state. Making January to early March the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh for some snow fun.

    For a long vacation, consider Complete Himachal Darshan. It is possible to cover the four awesome Himachal holiday destinations- Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie and Dharamshala in 8-10 days. Add Amritsar, Chandigarh or Agra and Delhi to your Himachal Tour Itinerary if you are able to spare more days. Vacation planners at Indian Travel Store will help you customize and choose the best Himachal Tour Package for you

    Yes, Himachal is a safe traveling destination for women, solo travelers and traveling with family. Himachali people are kind, generous and above all serious hard workers. Apart from agriculture, tourism is the main livelihood in Himachal. So people welcome new faces with genuine smiles. Nevertheless, always keep emergency numbers handy. For police dial 100 and for ambulance 102. Book Himachal Tour with Indian travel store, a trusted and Himachal based leading travel management company. With skilled staff on ground zero, we aim to take care of you like family!

    The top 10 places to visit in Himachal include the tourist hub points like Shimla, Kufri and Kullu Manali to quiet peaceful destinations like Sangla, Kalpa Kinnaur and offbeat places like Parvati Valley, Jibhi in Tirthan Valley. As well as unique Himachal travel destinations like Mcleoganj, Dharamshala and Barot Valley.

    You can book flights to the nearest airport to Himachal. Kullu-Manali Airport in Bhuntar, Dharamsala Airport in Gaggal near Kangra and Shimla Airport in Jubbarhatti.

    Manali as the best destination for a vacation with friends would be a personal biased answer. Destinations ideal for a relaxed yet fun holiday in Himachal are Manali, Kasol, Dharamshala and road trips to Kinnaur or Spiti. You can plan for treks and camping in all these 5 best destinations in Himachal for a group travel plan.

    Best short treks for beginners in Himachal are Bhrigu lake trek, Prashar lake trek and Triund trek. Best treks for 3-4 days include Kareri lake trek, Hampta pass trek and Beas kund trek.

    A large number of Volvos operate to and fro Delhi to all the famous Himachal Destinations. Including the paragliding paradise, Bir Billing. Indian Travel Store allows you to customize Himachal Tour Packages. Himachal Volvo tickets for arrival and return are inclusive in Himachal Volvo Tour Packages.

    Yes, Rohtang Pass is open from June to October. In winters it receives very heavy snowfall and remains close to traffic. If traveling in late October, best to plan your visit on a real-time basis because you need a permit to visit, so plan according to the weather and save up on your permit expenses.

    Yes, in accordance with the National Green Tribunal laws a Tourist permit is issued on a daily basis with a limit of 1200 permits in a day. All private cars, cabs, bikes, all vehicles need the permit to cross the Gulaba Checkpost. This is to help curb pollution and preserve the scenic wonder Rohtang Pass. You can also get your Rohtang Permit Online.

    Pack well and plan well. For those visiting Himachal for the first time, make a list of all your questions and concerns. Ask for facts not opinions. Seek advice from travel experts. Once you’ve cleared your anxious points, relax and just have a good time. Even if some things may not go according to plan, remember that great things do not come from comfort zones. So enjoy your Himachal Visit and make the most memorable memories, smile in all your pictures. Make your best travel stories.

    The official state language of Himachal Pradesh is Hindi. Himachal people have many dialects of Pahari and rural people are most comfortable and fluent in their vernacular tongue. At all tourist places in Himachal, you will find that most people are able to understand basic English. Young folk and the working ones are fluent in English and most of them will help translate your concerns. Don’t hesitate to ask.

    All travel packages at the Indian Travel store are customizable as per your desires. We are masters at crafting the best tour packages for each of our guests. Recognized as the leading travel management company, our team of more than 200 considerate travel experts is dedicated to supporting you throughout your tour. We are a family of people passionate about travel. Our members on the ground zero nourish us with live updates across different travel destinations. We are equipped to answer all your travel concerns and curate the best travel experience for you at the best price guarantee.

    All package inclusions and exclusions are clearly specified in your customized Himachal Tour itinerary. Feel free to contact your travel planner at Indian Travel Store to clear your travel queries.

    Grab the early bird discounts and avoid all stress of last-minute travel plans. Once you have decided your destination and number of days for your visit, anytime between 12 months to 2 months is a good advance booking time window. Best to plan well and plan early. Booking your tour package in advance allows you to address all your travel concerns and look forward to a happy vacation.

    Our representative will pick you up from the Airport/Railway station in Himachal Pradesh. Depending on the Himachal tour package you book, our tour planner at Indian Travel Store will share all the required information, including contacts of our field representatives. Feel free to connect with your travel planner.

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