Memoirs of my Winter Holidays in Himachal

Mall Road- the heart of the city

Mall Road- the heart of Shimla city

As an explorer and traveler I always crave for new destination filled with abundant of adventure activities and exotic locations. Himachal Pradesh is one such destination that is known best for its numerous travel destinations with a peaceful ambiance and a variety of enjoyable relaxation activities. November to March is the popular time to visit Himachal as one can explore several captivating and charming landscapes. As a child I often traveled to Himachal Pradesh during winter with my family. It feels like yesterday when I recollect about those glorious days spent in my childhood while visiting Himachal Pradesh.

Snow covered peaks of Kinnaur

Snow clad peaks of Kinnaur

It was an unforgettable trip I enjoyed with my family. My grandfather, a central employee was posted in Keylong, district headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti. So, the entire family thought to pay him a visit in winters. Our grandfather narrated us an irresistible description of picturesque landscapes, apple orchards, brown mountains, hanging glaciers, snowfields, culture, handicraft, world known temples and monasteries. Such memorizing description instigated us to visit Himachal Pradesh.

Monks at Hemis Festival in Kaza

Monks at Hemis Festival in Kaza

The enchanting places we traveled were Kullu-Manali, Shimla, Dalhousie, Khajjiar Mcloadganj, Kaza, Kinnaur, Sangla, Keylong and Chamba. We were amazed to see that from Shimla to Keylong the entire land was surrounded by crystal clear snow, dense forest filled with Oak Woods, Pine, Deodar and Rhododendrons. Mountains covered with flawless fresh snow, roads with deep curves and natural waterfall made our trip worth every second. We experienced different adventure activities in Manali such as mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing and biking. In that chilling atmosphere we played with snow balls and made a fat snowman. The old architectural building were skillfully preserved as an heritage property that offers a perfect blend of old-world charm and modern-day comfort

Kullu a Travellers Pradise

Kullu a Travelers Paradise

Himachal is known as Land of Gods because it has many temples and monasteries that are considered to be oldest and most famous in the world. During the course of our travel we stayed at hotels that were not only inexpensive but also luxurious. All I can say that varieties of delicious delicacies in Himachal are truly mouth watering in taste and aroma. An irreplaceable taste that will remain in your taste buds for years. Hospitality given by localities are always in fond memories and taught me how to be a good human.

Skiing at the Foothiils of Manali

Skiing at the Foothills of Manali

Winter travel destinations in Himachal Pradesh are famous for its breath taking views, exciting adventure sports and thrilling experience. There are lots of winter travel destinations that provide a perfect getaway from your tire some life.  I am and will always be thankful to my grandfather for instigating all of us to visit the world’s most majestic place called Himachal Pradesh.


15 thoughts on “Memoirs of my Winter Holidays in Himachal

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