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Things To Do In Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is also known as the “Land of God” is synonymous with scenic spots, natural beauty and adventure. It has something for everyone. From adventure, to temples, to monasteries- no one comes back disappointed from the enchanting state of Himachal. Here are few of the must do things when visiting Himachal Pradesh-
ENJOY A TREK TO SARU TAL, SIMLA- In the capital city of Simla, there is located Saru tal at a height of 3600 mts. The locals consider lake as sacred and are also known as the 5th Dham. Along with locals, tourists looking for some adventure also visit Saru Tal. The trek for the lake starts from Sankri and leads to the lake within 5 days. The trek offers view of Gangotri peaks and Kalanag.
EXPERIENCE RIVER RAFTING IN MANALI- one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh is Manali. It offers fresh air, snow capped mountains and scenic spots for tourists and is a hot favorites among honeymooners. Along with newlyweds, people looking for some thrill and adventure also visit Manali. River rafting on the river Baes is a thrilling and an experience of a lifetime.
TAKE A TOY TRAIN FROM KALKA TO SIMLA- anyone going to Himachal Pradesh, should experience this narrow gauge rail journey. This 100 years old train crosses through 864 bridges and 20 stations. The train moves at a nominal speed of 22 kms / hour and gives you the best possible view of the flora and fauna around.
SEEK BLESSINGS AT BHAGSUNATH TEMPLE, DHARAMSALA- This Shiva temple is located 4 kms from Mcleodganj and is a popular among Hindus and Gorkhas. The temple is surrounded by two small water bodies which are believed to have healing properties. The best time to visit the temple is in the month of September when an annual fair takes place here.

Places To See In Himachal Pradesh

SIMLA- Being the capital city of Himachal Pradesh, it is one of the most popular hill stations in northern India. British influences can be seen all over Simla, and was in fact their summer capital. The picturesque hill station is ideal to be visited by family and friends. Some of the must do things when in simla are shopping at mall road, enjoying a trek to Jhaku hill and visiting Viceregal Lodge.
DALHOUSIE- a hill station located in Chamba, in himachal Pradesh it is known for its serene atmosphere and pleasant climate. It is perfect for people who are looking to spend some quiet time away from the hustle bustle of the city and newlyweds. Some of the activities to do when in Dalhousie are trekking, visiting St. John’s church and relishing the unexplored beauty of nature.
BIR BILLING- known as the Mecca for adventure lovers, this small village of Bir is a must visit for people looking to have some thrilling experiences. Tourists can enjoy sports like paragliding while enjoying the scenic beauty of Himalayan valleys.
MALANA- Also known as the “Greece of India”, this small village is perfect spot for anyone who is looking to disconnect from the world and rejuvenate their senses. It provides panoramic view of Himalayan peaks and Kheer Ganga valley. The hot spring pilgrim centre Manikaran is also based in this small village.
KHAJJIAR- known as the “Switzerland of India”, this valley in Chamba district is a delight to eyes and senses. Khajjiar Lake, khajji nag temple and apple orchards are some of t highlights of the village. You can also see mesmerizing views of Mt. Kailash, home of lord Shiva.

Food And Shopping In Himachal Pradesh

FOOD
The traditional cuisine of Himachal Pradesh has heavy influences of Punjab, Tibet and is lip smacking and spicy. The staple food of Himachali people is dal, curry and rice. Meat is a highlight of their cuisine and is prepared with aromatic spices like cinnamon, red chilies and clove. Kullu trout, Grilled fishes and Chicken Anardana are some of the dishes that will get any of the food lovers happy.
Dham is a festive meal prepared by hereditary Brahmin chefs. It includes rice, green lentils, red kidney beans and sweet rice.
In dessert, the specialty of Himachal Pradesh is Sidu and Patande which is made of wheat and resembles a pancake.
The state is famous for different ieties of aromatic tea.
SHOPPING
Himachal Pradesh is known for handicraft, shawls, Tibetan carpet, handicrafts and jewellery made of semi precious. The carpets are bright in color and depict traditional patterns of dragons, trees, and flowers. Wooden items made from walnut and chestnut trees are a must buy from the beautiful state. Bangles made of horsehair, paintings depicting scenes from Hindu mythology are a specialty of Chamba district.

How To Reach Himachal Pradesh

BY BUS
Reaching the state by bus is one of the most preferred options among tourists. The state government buses are usually small and rickety whereas the private buses are well maintained and help the tourists to reach from the neighboring state and also travel within Himachal Pradesh.
BY TAXI
Three national highways cross the state of Himachal Pradesh and that makes it easily accessible by road. Private taxi services run from ious nearby places like Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh and Leh and help tourists reach their desired destination.
BY TRAIN
Trains are not popular among tourists when it comes to going to Himachal. The terrain is hilly and hence only two narrow gauge lines from Kalka to Simla and Pathankot to Joginder Nagar are connected through trains.
BY AIR
The three main airports in Himachal are - Jabbarhatti near Shimla, Gaggal near Kangra and Bhuntar near Kullu. Buses and cars are available from the airport to help you reach your destination.
NEAREST AIRPORT- Bhuntar Airport
DISTANCE FROM NEARBY PLACES
HIMACHAL PRADESH FROM DELHI- 355 km
HIMACHAL PRADESH FROM CHANDIGARH- 120 km
HIMACHAL PRADESH FROM LEH- 490 km
HIMACHAL PRADESH FROM JAMMU- 360 km
HIMACHAL PRADESH FROM PUNJAB- 190 km

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i am rakesh bari from surat. my contect no - 9998856935 nice experience with bharat barman tour & travels. special thanks to ms babita sharma to help me during holiday. she is a very helpful and well motivated co - ordinator.driver mr.sunil is also good. and continue follw up to ms.babita during the all tour. so thanks again ms.babita sharma. realy its very nice trip and nice experiance for bharat bharman holidays.
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Best 8 Honeymoon Destinations in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is famous for its natural beauty, hills, and temples. It is one of the most famous states visited by the couples after their marriage. Here, we present to you top 8 honeymoon destinations in Himachal Pradesh, where you can have a pleasant time.   Related Story to Read - Best Honeymoon Places in India for Romantic Couple

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How to Reach Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is an Indian state located in Northern India.The  name was coined from the Sanskrit—Him means 'snow' and achal means 'land' or 'abode'—by acharya Diwakar Datt Sharma, one of the state's eminent Sanskrit scholars. You can reach Himachal Pradesh through , following ways – 

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Plan an exciting adventure in Himachal Pradesh

For the people who are looking out for fun and thrill then Himachal Pradesh is the land for you. It has beautiful places to visit where you can opt for adventure activities and explore the natural beauty. Given below are the areas in Himachal Pradesh which you can visit and be a part of the adventure zone.

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Explore the attractive hills of Himachal Pradesh

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  Himachal Pradesh is a picturesque state. It is full of natural beauty. Are you planning a visit to this beautiful state? If you are, visit these 7 tourist places without fail.

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Nightlife in Himachal Pradesh- top 7 Amazing Spots to Experience Nightlife in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is a nature paradise, tourists come here to enjoy the beauty of the landscapes and cultural heritage of this northern hilly state of India. Most of the hill stations here in Himachal Pradesh don’t remain open till late night, but Shimla is the capital city and also offers some of the best nightlife experience other than sightseeing during day only. Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is the only place where you can enjoy a buzzing nightlife with the help of several pubs and nightclubs scattered from mall road to the outskirts of the city. This is going to be a different experience in itself where you will be enjoying the happening nightlife amidst of majestic presence of nature and hilly views altogether. Here is the list of the places that provide a worth enjoying a nightlife in Shimla Himachal Pradesh.

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Foods of Himachal Pradesh- 10 dishes of Himachali Cuisine that you must try when you visit Himachal Pradesh

The peaks of Himalaya covered with snow, the lush green valleys covered with mostly deodar trees, tranquility in the air, and the unique culture and history all these describe Himachal Pradesh really well. And all of the above, the best surprise that Himachal Pradesh has got for its frequent visitors, the scrumptious Himachali food which is basically inspired by the unique culture of the Himachal Pradesh. The taste of the food would satiate your taste buds with the help of different unique yet scrumptious dishes served by the road-vendors, authentic cafes and restaurants. So, whenever you are going to Himachal Pradesh for your trip, do not miss out on some of the popular and mouth-watering dishes available there. Here is a list of top 10 local, but scrumptious dishes of Himachal Pradesh.

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Visiting hill stations for vacation is very common. For the whole year, the hill stations are overcrowded where you can just enjoy the mall road, watch out the little beauty and then it’s over.  Vacation is ideally where you can relax in the lap of nature watching out the blooming flowers, the beauty of the sunset and to the more walking among the clouds.  This looks like a fairytale moment but yes it is possible in the offbeat places which are present in Himachal Pradesh. So, given below is the list of Best five offbeat destinations in Himachal which you must visit.  

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