Exclusive Himachal tour packages and deals

Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful place with ever flowing rivers, valleys, beautiful temples and lush green areas. It is a place to relax, indulge in adventures activities and have fun with family and friends. Himachal is a perfect spot for people who love nature.

You can spend an amazing time in the lap of nature with Himachalhotel providing attractive travel packages at affordable rates. Explore the most exotic locations of Himachal Pradesh through incredible Himachal tour packages like:-

•    Honeymoon Packages – Get a best deal on Kullu Manali Shimla honeymoon package which would make your first outing with your better half even more special. This package is available from Delhi to Kullu, Manali.
•    Adventures Packages – To spend your vacations in sheer adventure, book your travel packages for a variety of different group actives filled with wide range of activities.
•    Weekend Packages – Enjoy weekend at some of the most popular tourist places in Himachal that include Shimla, Dalhousie, Khajjiar, McLeodganj, Dharamsala and Manali whereas for more adventurous souls it could be Lahaul and Spiti.
•    Pilgrimage Packages – There are more than 2000 Temples in Himachal Pradesh scattered across the length and breadth of the state.  Visit these temples with a dedicated pilgrimage package.
•    Family Packages – There are many wonderful places in Himachal that are worth visiting with your family to experience the true essence and culture of this wonderful state.
•    Group Packages – Maximize the fun and enjoyment of your trips with exclusive tour package designed especially for group.

Book your package from your nearby destination through website and enjoy your trip with comfort. Enjoy the precious time at your favourite place by choosing the best package suitable. Get luxury and stay at one of the most serene locations.

Spend your vacations in Himachal this Christmas and New Year

The much awaited holiday season is here! Vacationers are looking eagerly for a perfect place to treat themselves to a great gateway. Himachal as usual is warming up for a very welcoming Christmas and New Year’s bash this year.

If you are up for a vacation in Shimla during Christmas you will be waking up to the melodious sound of 111 year old pipe organ on Christmas morning. It is one of the fascinations of spending Christmas and New Year in the queen of hills. The pipe organ which was installed at Christ Church on September 23rd 1899 is believed to be the oldest working instrument in the world.

Another fervent reason which draws tourists to Shimla and its vicinity, around Christmas is the hope of snowfall – an impeccably white blanket. Who knows you might just get lucky this time! Shimla looks glorious in every season by the way. But it is during snowfall when it turns into a scintillating fairy-tale town.  Every nook and corner of this town becomes a work of art.

Shimla gives you a very Christmassy feel which you seldom feel anywhere else. Mall Road is all lit with sparkling lights, merriment and the whole festive feel. Shopper can avail seasonal discounts, while foodies can feast at various eateries and dinning place here.

Going Beyond Shimla

The higher reaches, beyond Shimla to some extend stay snow covered around the holiday season. So if you really want to witness a snowy Christmas and New Year, you should head to places further from Shimla. The most accessible tourist hotsp

ots to enjoy the fun and frolic of holiday season, that too with snow includes: – Naldehra, Manali, Kufri, Khajjiar, Fagu and Narkanda. The more remote places, which are bound by heavy snowfall, remain closed and inaccessible during this time.

Most Importantly – Remember These Tips

It is Himachal’s peak tourist season during Christmas and New Year.  This means you need to plan as early as possible. It is always advised to book your accommodation way in advance if you want to have a worry fee vacation in Shimla or its vicinity. Most hotels and resorts remain fully booked, leaving thin chance for walk-in customers.Parking is a constant problem in hilly regions and you might not want spend the entire night looking for suitable place to park your vehicle. So keep this factor in mind.Traffic gets a bit heavy during this season. It would be more convenient for you to arrive at your destination one day early.Though oft repeated, pack adequate clothing and shoes to bear weather’s brunt comfortably.

If you want to tread to high altitude destinations during winters in your own vehicle then consider – road condition, weather conditions and health issues. Take extra fuel, food and driver to meet any exigency.

So why not celebrate your CHRISTMAS vacation in Himachal with us, for details CLICK HERE

Get set ready for New year bash in Shimla hills

Get set ready for New year bash in Shimla hills

Unravelling the Beauty of Kinnaur and Lahaul – Spiti

Nature at its most nascent form is the essence of life, inspiring higher things. Nature is present everywhere, but there are few places that simply magnify its presence. Kinnaur, tucked in the mesmerizing lap of Himalayas, reflects the same pristine nature. While the Lahaul & Spiti’s rugged terrain unveils the vast expanses of serenity.

Kinnaur, Halfway Between Humans and Gods

Kinnaur remained inaccessible for the world until the roads and other communications medium weren’t setup. But once the gateways were opened, the world was awed by the incomprehensible beauty. Some of the most visited destinations in Kinnaur include:

Sangla also known as the Baspa valley, is one of the most scenic Himalayan valleys. Though Sangla, the largest village in this valley, is gradually transforming into a modern village, but still retains its old charm.

Chitkul is the last village that borders Tibet. The local non-Buddhist deity, Goddess Chitkul is believed to protect the village from all harms. This spot is popular among trekkers and tourists as the last point of the Kinner Kailash Parikrama. The Kagyupa temple which is renowned for the highly treasured images of Shakyamuni Buddha, a Wheel of Life mandala and four Directional Kings is located in this village.

Kalpa is the quaint little village, humbly perched in the ambiance of Himalayas, overlooking the stunning Kinner Kailash. Legends say that it was the winter home of Lord Shiva, reminiscences of which can be seen in the temples found here. The beauty, peace and exclusivity of Kalpa attract many tourists to visit it each year.

Lahaul & Spiti, the Beauty of an Enchanted Terrain

The two districts Lahual and Spiti were merged into one district recently in 1960. After the merger, Kaza became the regional headquarter of Spiti and Keylong the regional headquarters of Lahaul.

Rohtang Pass is the gateway into Lahual and Spiti, while Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass is the entree way into Spiti Valley from Lahaul. The two valleys are distinctive from each other with Spiti having harder terrain than Lahaul. Here are 2 top destinations to visit in Lahual and Spiti.

Kaza can be entered from two ways, through Kinnaur valley and the Lahaul valley. During summers it is the hub of tourist activities and paradise for adventure seekers.

Keylong lies on the bank of Bhaga River at the intersection of Chandra Valley, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley. Tourist can enjoy the distant snow-capped mountains, unique terrain and enchanting views.

So what next you can do just pack up your bag and get ready for a thrilling trip through Himalayas.

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Enchanting Kinnaur

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Jeep Safari Kinnaur Lahaul Spiti

Come Celebrate Freedom & Know Your Heritage

Shimla played a pivotal in the freedom struggle and also cherishes the heritage that British regime left behind. Let’s relive the past and get to know the queen of hills from being Simla (then) to Shimla (now).

Shimla Was the Summer Capital during British Regime

Shimla was a quaint village known as Shyamala before the British discovered and developed it into an architectural marvel. Lured by the climatic and geographical setup akin to their European homeland, British made it their summer capital. Since then until 1939 they made Shimla their home and workplace to escape the scorching heat of Indian plains.

The Architectural & Other Influences

During the time British stayed here they turned a humble, sleepy village into an architectural marvel, polished by their aesthetic sense. The heritage still lingers on:

  • Viceregal Lodge – now known as Indian Institute of Advanced Study showcases the Renaissance charm.
  • The Mall – brings the nostalgic feeling of county marketplace alive.
  • Gorton Castle now the Accountant General’s Office echoes Scottish baronial lure that is enlivened by its saracenic arches.
  • The Secretariat at Ellerslie is fine example of Neo-Gothic architecture style
  • Gaiety Theatre (now renovated) – hosted amateur theatricals during the time British stayed here. It is still hub for theatricals and other events.
  • The Library on the Ridge and Barnes Court are chiseled to reflect Tudor style.
  • Other architectures include – churches, schools, old colleges and heritage cottages.
  • Chail Cricket Ground -   British played cricket here which is still world’s highest cricket ground.
  • Naldehra Golf Course – Influenced by the beauty of this tiny spot Viceroy Lord Curzon set a golf course here and even named her daughter after this place.
  • Ice Skating Ring – Was enjoyed during colonial time and so is now during winters.
  • Annandale – It now serves as a military helipad, but was a popular racecourse then.
  • Scandal Point – Now a popular rendezvous point for people, it has a very intriguing past attached to it.

Whether you are looking for a plush honeymoon trip, family trip or weekend trip this is the perfect popular tourist destination to visit. Come and celebrate this Independence Day amidst the beauty of Shimla and Explore the Legacy of a Glorious Past.

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Must Visit Places In Dharamshala

Places In Dharamshala

Places In Dharamshala

Famous as the Little Lhasa Of India, Dharamshala is one of the most vibrant place to visit in Himachal. It is headquarter of Kangra district and major hub of Tibetan community and activities since 1959. Besides being a centre of cultural confluence, Dharamshala is a great travel destination with breathtaking places to explore.

Here is our pick for the must visit places for you in Dharamshala.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake, which lies on the Naddi road, evoked similar image as that of Dal Lake in Kashmir. Hence this lake was dubbed as Dal and is counted among the most picturesque spots in Dharamshala.  You can even worship at the Shiv temple, situated by the banks of this lake. You can even witness the local festival celebrated in the glory of Lord Shiva each year, if you happen to be here in the month of September.

Tsuglagkhang Complex

Tsuglagkhang complex is a revered pilgrimage site for Tibetans in exile as it is home His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The complex lies in the southern most part of this town and is designed to house Photang, Tibet Museum, Tsuglagkhang Temple, and Namgyal Gompa. Photang is the official residence of Dalai Lama. This complex has lot to offer to keep visitors occupied. Sip hot coffee at the in-house café, buy books at the bookshop or observe the rich Tibetan culture at the Tibet Museum. All parts of the complex, except the quarters of monks are open for public visit.

Namgyal Monastery

After the Chinese invasion in Tibet, the Namgyal Monastery was established again in Mcleodganj near the very residence of His Holiness.  It is a very pious place for Tibetans as it preserves and maintains their ancient culture, artistry, Holy Scriptures, traditions and things of religious importance. Namgyal Monastery also offers extensive courses in secret sutra and tantra typical of Tibetan traditions. The curriculum is quite stringent and young monks only gain entrance into these courses if they successfully pass the rigorous series of entrance tests.

Norbulingka Institute

Norbulingka, translates into ‘Jewel Garden’ in Tibetan language. This institute has made its mission to keep Tibetan culture and values alive for generations to come. It was founded by Kelsang and Kim Yeshi in the year 1988. The institute offers free guided tours and workshops explaining Tibetan art. The tours are scheduled on all days, except Sunday. You can even stay at the Norling and Chonor House, which are the two guesthouses that are housed by the institute.

Bhagsunag Falls

Bhagsunag Falls

Bhagsunag Falls

It is one of the chief attractions here and is located 11 km from Dharamshala. It is one of the stopovers for trekkers’ en-route to Triund. The waterfall has humble presence round the year, but during Monsoon it is refilled and flows as a perfectly white cascade. After having a good time at the fall you can head to the Bhagsunath temple, just 0.5 km from the fall.

War Memorial

War Memorial

War Memorial

War Memorial commemorates the ultimate sacrifice done by the war heroes. Imbibing a patriotic feeling, this memorial serves as the right place to pay homage and keep the remembrance of soldiers eternal. The inscriptions on the memorial date back to 1046. Architecturally this memorial has been created using fine detailing and creativity. This landmark is surrounded by scenic landscape, lofty hills, serene ambiance and a cafe. The cafe serves light refreshments and snacks.

HPCA Stadium

HPCA Stadium has become very popular for its stunning locale. It is poised against the stunning locale of Kangra valley. It has even hosted couple of domestic cricket matches, IPL and international matches as well.

Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market

Tibetan Market

Kotwali Bazaar and Mcleodganj are the two primary shopping areas of Dharamshala. Such markets are full of Tibetan handcrafts, jewellery, paintings, woodcraft, carpets and traditional things typical to this culture. You can even buy silk and woolen woven scarves exhibiting stylish designs at very reasonable rate here. The local food is delectable and you have the option to shop for local pickles, squashes and jams as well. You can head to Jogiwara Road to enjoy the popular street side stalls. Tibet Quality Shop, Norsang Handicrafts and TCV Handicrafts are other popular shopping spots here.

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