Himachal Tourist Places-Complete Information

Best time to visit himachal pradesh

Himachal pradesh is considered one of the most popular tourist places in India. This place is located in North India under the range of Himalaya Regions. Himachal pradesh consists some of the utmost popular tourist places like Manali, Shimla, Kasol, Dharamshala, Dalhousie and many more. 

nature
Himachal Tourism

Himachal tourist places not even attract Indian tourists but such places have a huge craze among foreign tourists too. Now here the question arises which is the best time to visit himachal pradesh? However you can visit Himachal anytime during the whole year, but a few months of the year highly recommended from the tourist point of view.

  • Summer Vacation in Himachal Pradesh 

The summer vacation starts between the months of April to June is the best time to explore Himachal pradesh. The time frame of April to June is perfect to get peace and relaxation in the lap of Himalayas when the whole of India feels the torture of maximum 45 degree,s of tempreture & hot wind. 

  • Winter Vacation in Himachal Pradesh

Winter vacation starts in Himachal Pradesh between the months of December to March. This time The whole region of Himalayas kept covered with white snow. A large number of tourists visit Himachal Pradesh during winter vacations to enjoy snowfall, skiing and other snow activities. Undertaking the memories of snow-capped mountains in your eyes is a next level satisfaction. 

best time to visit manali

Kullu-Manali is one of the second largest tourist attractions in India. Manali is a hill station located in the state of Himachal Pradesh. This place is located at an altitude of 2052 m (6732 ft) from the sea level near the northern Kullu valley in the banks of the Beas river.  

mountain-river
Manali-Valley

The beautiful hill-station Manali is listed as the highest tourist gathering place in the state of Himachal. Tourists visit this hill-station throughout the year, but what should be the best time to visit manali?

  • Summer (April-June)

The time period between April to June is the most prefered time for tourists for summer vacation in Manali. This time span is considered as the peak season in Manali because the greatest number of tourists counted during Summer vacation.

  • Winter (December-March)  

Most of the tourists pick Winter vacations because the whole of Himachal pradesh receives heavy snowfall during the months of December to January. The time between December to March is the best fit for snow lovers, who can enjoy a number of snow activities out there.

Note: However tourists can visit Manali any time during a year, but I would personally recommend avoiding the rainy season in Manali. The whole of Himachal Pradesh receives a number of Landslides & floods between July to August leading to heavy accidents in hilly areas.   

Places to visit in Manali

Manali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and has a number of popular tourist spots too. Make your budget trip to Manali. From my personal experience i have stated below some of the best adventurous & popular places in Manali. 

  • Hidimba Devi Temple, Manali   
temple
Hidimba Devi Temple

The Hidimba Devi Temple is an historical site located in New Manali from the walking distance of Mall Road. The Hidimba Devi Temple was built in the year 1553 by Maharaja Bahadur Singh. The temple is built above a cave where it is recognised Devi Hidimba used to Austerity.  

This Temple is the most visited place in Manali because of its  historical & religious importance. This place is surrounded by long Pine trees in the lap of Himalayas.

  • Solang Valley, Manali   
solang-valley
solang-valley

The Solang Valley is the most visited tourist destination around 14 KM away from the main Manali. People usually come here to enjoy a number of snow activities like Skiing, Paragliding, Zorbing, Quad Biking, Camping, ropeway ride and many more.

This place is perfect for Adventure lovers. Camping is the best option on beautiful natural locations in Solang for nature lovers.

  • Mall Road Main Manali
mall road view
Mall Road Manali

Mall road is the most crowded tourist spot in main Manali, here you can check tasty dishes on different popular stalls, complete your shopping needs, rent cars & bikes for local sight-seeing and many more.

  • Rohtang pass 
rohtang-pass taxi view
Rohtang Pass

Rohtang pass is the most preferred place located in eastern Pir Panjal range of Himalayas around 50 kms away from Manali. This place is perfect for trekking and Mountain lovers. Rohtang is situated at the height of 13050 ft from the sea level. 


You need to get a Rohtang pass permit from the local authorities before visiting this tourist spot. Rohtang pass remains closed during winters, one can visit Rohtang between may to november.

Kasol tourist attractions

This place attracts a number of tourists in every season, because of its natural beauty. Kasol is situated in Parvati Valley on the banks of Parvati river under Kullu district. This place is also called the heart of nature. 


Kasol tourist attractions include popular kheerganga trek, Manikaran specially Manikaran Gurudwara, Nature park Kasol, and Kasol temple. This beautiful valley also admires a large number of foreign tourists too.

Best time to visit shimla

This place is the centre of Himachal Pradesh, as Shimla is the official capital of the state. Shimla valley is one of the popular tourist hubs and attracts a number of travelers every season. Now the question arises what is the best time to visit shimla

hills-station
Shimla-Valley

You can explore this beautiful valley in the months between April- June and November- March. There are many tourist places in Shimla, where you can enjoy your holidays. 

List of some popular places to visit in Shimla

  • Mall Road
  • Jakhoo Hill (Historical Hindu Temple)
  • The Ridge
  • Christ Church
  • Kufri
  • Toy Train Ride
  • Historical walk to Kuthar Fort
  • Chadwick Waterfall
  • Shaily Peak
  • Shimla State Museum
  • Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Naggar Castle, Gorton Castle, Bantony Castle
  • Kiala Forest
  • How to reach Shimla from Delhi

Tourists willing to go Shimla, have to reach Delhi first. I’m picking Delhi as the centre for all local & foreign tourists. One can travel Shimla by Train, Bus, Air and by personal vehicle. 

Train: You can easily take a direct train from Delhi to Chandigarh, and then hire a bus or car from Chandigarh for the rest of the journey to Shimla. You can also enjoy a Toy Train ride from Kalka to Shimla covering a total distance of 95 kms in 5 to 7 hours time span. 

Note: No direct trains are available from Delhi to Shimla.

Bus: You can take a HRTC, state transport or volvo bus from New Delhi to Shimla covering a total distance of 350 km by road. A bus approximately takes 9 hours to reach Shimla bus terminal.

Car or Motorbike:  You can comfortably visit Shimla from Delhi by your personal car or bike. One can also hire Car from Delhi depending on your budget.

Air: If you want to save your traveling time and don’t want to indulge in travel hassle, airline is the best option. Time taken by flight from Delhi to Shimla is approximately  1 hour and 20 minutes.