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Best Sightseeing Tours in Himachal Pradesh

The picturesque state of Himachal Pradesh is a natural haven with some breathtaking views. Himachal Pradesh is a land of splendid mountains that can enchant the travelers with the soothing ambience working as a solace on mind and body. Attracting many tourists, Himachal Pradesh offers the best sightseeing tours owing to the magnetic charm of its topographic diversity and pristine natural beauty.


Himachal Pradesh is famous for its religious places, fairs and festivals, apple farms, colonial mansions, cricket ground, museums, monasteries, royal palaces. The picturesque valleys of Kullu, Kinnaur and Kangra and barren terrains of Lahaul & Spiti are known to enthrall the voyagers with its raw exquisiteness which is not easily witnessed anywhere else. While one can see the true essence of culture and color in Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj, the colonial hamlets like Dalhousie add to the charisma of Himachal Pradesh. Some of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh are Shimla, Narkanda, Chail, Tattapani, Kasauli, Naldehra, Barog, Solan, Kullu, Manali, Naggar, Manikaran, Mandi, Joginder Nagar, Keylong, Chamba, Kangra, and Nahan. Also check here some of the amazing tours of Himachal.


Really an explorer's heaven, Himachal has everything which can captivate a visitor. Compelling snow crests, profound gorges, rich green and brilliant valleys, bloom-filled glades, cloudy woods, quick streaming frigid rivers, ice sheets, spouting water streams, precipitous waterfalls, captivating lakes, undulating streams are some of the signs of its unparalleled magnificence. The beauty of Himachal can be viewed from the top of the Pin Parvati Pass.
Himachal Pradesh proves to be a wonderful location for the tourists who want to relax and simply feel rejuvenated. Moored in the middle of the grand mountains, Himachal Pradesh is one of those breathtaking destinations in India where your excursion finds the supernal meaning of nature at its best. The beauty of the land is beyond imagination and if you wish to see that with your own eyes, here are some of the most wonderful sightseeing tours for Himachal Pradesh.

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    Riverside Adventure Camp in Manali
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    About the Activity: Have a one of a kind experience while you camp riverside in Manali.Find adventure nestled secretly away where you can have fun with your family and friends.Embark on this getaway and enjoy the peace and tranquility as river roars by.Take part i...

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    Delhi- Shimla- Manali Trip by Car
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    About the Activity:Embark on a different sightseeing tour from Delhi to Shimla and Manali in Himachal Pradesh by a car. There you would be surprised to see the wonders of nature.Snow-clad peaks surrounded by serenity that possesses oak and rhododendron forests on a large...

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    Shimla Sightseing in a Car
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    About the Activity:Embark on a fun day tour in Shimla to discover this beautiful city.Start the tour at 9 am by getting picked from your hotel and set out on this fun day tour.You can choose to do the tour by picking your car. The choices for cars are Alto, Indica, Swift...

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    Day Trip to Kangra Valley in Dharamshala
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    About the Activity: A beautiful gorge in Himachal Pradesh, Kangra valley has been attracting visitors for many years with its stunning sights.Embark on a day full of sightseeing at this getaway and explore its charm as you depart early post breakfast.On the way, you...

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    Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Manali in a Private Vehicle
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    About the Activity:Take a car tour to explore Manali, a beautiful hill town located in Himachal Pradesh. This 8 hour activity is perfect to explore and discover the local sights and have a good time..Start your tour after getting picked from your hotel in a private car. ...

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    Hire a Guide to Explore Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
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    About the Activity:Hire a guide and experience true beauty of the of the Himalayam region like never before at your own pace.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the town, also this hillside city is h...

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    Mcleodganj and Dharamshala Full Day Sightseeing Trip in a Car
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    About the Activity:Marvel and experience the cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas like never before in your own private sightseeing tour like never before.Mcleodganj and Dharamshala houses Tibetan works, archives, thousands of precious manuscripts in and around the...

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    Paragliding at Dharamshala
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    About the Activity:Enthrall in an amazing paragliding activity at Dharmshala. Enjoy the beautiful aerial views of this stunning valley.Fly your way from a height of around 2500 ft and glide through the clear blue sky while enjoying this thrilling air adventure.Fulfill ...

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    Bhrigu Lake Circle Trekking and Camping
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    About the Activity:Let this trip be the one sans glitches. We are taking you away from the fake promises of a ‘hotel with a view’ and placing you right in the middle of a forest, by the river Beas.  There you will camp for a day and soak the beautiful Manali with the eye...

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    Traditional Day at Dharamshala
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    About the Activity: Visit Dharamshala, a scenic beauty located in Kangra district of northern Himachal Pradesh and be a part of the exciting village life for one day.Stroll through the markets, the crowded corners of the village and see how the economy of the villa...

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    About the Activity: Experience the beauty of Manali and embark on a lovely drive through this hilltop on your next holiday! With the cab rental, a driver will pick you up from your hotel, post which would take you on a nice day trip of your choice.Visit Hidimba Devi...

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    About the Activity:Enjoy a great sightseeing day at Manali alongwith various adventure activities.While on this tour, you will visit the famous temples like - Hadimba and Manu temple.As you proceed on your journey you will visit the famous club house, which is famous f...

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    About the Activity:Indulge in this exciting mountain biking tour in Nagar and witness the amazing beauty of this region.Begin your tour by cycling through the small villages and watch the local people busy in their day to day life.Enjoy the mesmerizing view of the scener...

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    Kullu
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    About the Activity:Set out on a fun sightseeing tour in beautiful Kullu valley in Himachal valley in a private vehicle.This 8 hour tour starts after you get picked from your hotel in Kullu. You can choose the car that you wish to tour around in- Alto, Indica, Swift Dzire...

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    Manali
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    About the Activity:Take a car tour to discover incredible Manali in Himachal Pradesh. This 5 hour activity is perfect to explore and discover the beauty of this hill station.Start your tour after getting picked from your hotel in a private car. The tour starts at your ow...

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Manali

From Manali, breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges are a perennial specialty. This is the place where mountain adventures takes on a new dimension. A haven for tourists, Manali is replete with scenic quotients offering trekking enthusiasts an experience of its own kind.

Attracting visitors from all over the world all year round, this is a place for backpackers to explore the serene settings of the Himalayas. It is also the place where adventure tourists can enjoy exhilarating activities such as paragliding, rafting and skiing while on Manali to Leh Road trip.

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Bhrigu Lake

Also known as the ‘Pool of Gods’, Bhrigu Lake is a majestic an picturesque water body that is located at a distance of about 43km from the town of Manali. Each year, the lake attracts thousands of trekkers and visitors who come here to appreciate the serene, crystal clear blue pools of the lake as a part of their itinerary to visit Manali tourist places. 

Rising to a height of about 14,100ft it is located on the eastern courses of the Rohtang Pass. One of the many glacial lakes of the Kullu Valley, it makes up for being a perfect weekend outing on your next trip to Manali. 

 The lake is bordered by snowy peaks of the Himalayas on all sides and is a moderate to difficult trekking escapade.  Also nearby is the Nehru Kund, which is a natural water spring that is fed by the waters of the Bhrigu Lake and is truly picturesque. 

The trekking route to Bhrigu Lake starts either at the village of Gulaba or Vasishth Temple, either ways it perches you up at a height of almost 14000ft right on the second day, making it one of the most captivating treks of the Pir Panjal Ranges.  Locals of the village believe that this lake has been blessed by the sages and Gods which is why, it never freezes over completely even in the times of harsh winters.

Distance from Manali: 18 Kms

How to get there: Follow the Kullu-Naggar-Manali Road through the village of Gulaba

Best time to Visit: May to June 

Attractions/Activities: Trekking

Type of destination:  Trekking and religious

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Prashar Lake

Sage Prashar is the reason Prashar Lake got its name ages ago. One visits this quintessential lake will be unknowingly directed to oblivion and for sure the serenity will let every visitor linger for more. Located in Mandi village, Himachal Pradesh, the iconic attraction apart from the lake is the three stories pagoda like temple structure near the lake. 2730 meters above the lake seats amidst the rejuvenating sets of nature’s miracles including the snow-clad peaks in the backdrop and River Beas flowing so fast through the valley down. One can get access to the lake through Drang. The age of temple lengthens back to 13th century and the lake has one more surprise within it that is a floating island. Though visitors are seen in plenty over here, no one could accurately fathom the depth the lake goes into, till date.
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The Castle Manali

Built in 1460 AD, the Naggar Castle has a unique architecture that comprises of stones and wood. About a century ago, this castle of Raja Sidh Singh of Kullu was converted into a rest house, and presently it is being taken care by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation.

In its rechristened avatar, the castle is now The Castle Heritage Hotel. Naggar Castle came into the limelight after a bollywood movie was shot here. A grand Tibetan carnival dance was shot here and hence this castle grew in touristic prominence.


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Van Vihar National Park

One of the most frequent places to visit in Manali, the Van Vihar National Park attracts visitors mainly because of its ideal location, which is bang on the Mall road in Manali. The park is a welcome respite from the crowds and the pollution with its tall and shady groves of Deodar, birch and pine. There are a number of wooden and concrete benches within the park, which provide rest, relaxation and recreation to its visitors.

Take off your shoes and take a leisurely walk across the garden paths of this wonderful haven of nature. You could also have fun cruising around in a boat that sails in the small pond within the vicinity of this park. Set amidst beautiful and verdant environs, the park is a perfect respite for anyone who chooses to visit it and makes up for a great place for a spontaneous picnic or simply a long walk!

Timing:

08:00 am – 07:00 pm (summer)

08:00 am – 05:00 pm (winter)

Entry Fee: 10 INR per Person

Photography Allowed: Yes

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Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous and popular monasteries in Tibet. This monastery is well known for its tantric meditation and people there study a lot about this subject. It is also known for its various tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. Gyuto monastery was founded in the year 1474 by the prime disciple of the 1st Dalai Lama.

Location: It is situated in the town of Dharamshala which is easy to reach through road, rail as well as airways. Transportation is not a major issue while visiting the place.

Highlights: You can find majestic statues of Buddha with a backdrop of snow clad mountains covering it. If you want to have a nice afternoon, it is the most peaceful and serene place to be at.



Best time to visit: Since this is a monastery, there is no particular season that makes any difference. However, if you are planning a full trip of the place, April-May has to be the best months.
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Kangra Fort

It is a famous fort located in the outskirts of the famous place Kangra near Dharamshala. This fort was built by the Royal Rajput family of the state of Kangra in the 15th Century. However, the fort was heavily damaged by an earthquake in the year 1905. Still, it has a good structure which attracts a lot of tourists.

Location: The distance of the fort from Dharamshala is around 20 km but it has proper connectivity to roadways which makes it easier to get there.

Highlights: The beautiful entrance is something what people love. The way the whole fort is built is completely marvelous. Inside the fort, you will find defaced statues of many lords that these people worship. This fort is considered as one of the most beautiful forts in India and people love it for the built structure.



Best time to visit: You can plan a visit anytime of the year.
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Sunset Point

We all know the beauty of sunset points, there are various such points throughout our country and the world. The sunset point in Kasauli attracts a lot of visitors because of the stunning view of the valleys. Apart from tourists, even the residents sometime come here to savour the beautiful scene of the sunset.

Location: It is located at the end of the upper mall road. Busses and cabs are available at the place so transportation is very easy.

Highlights: The major highlight is the view of the sunset point. People come here to enjoy, relax and click a lot of beautiful pictures of the setting sun. It is one of the best places to enjoy the evening.

Best time to visit: For seeing the sunset, you need to visit the place at dusk around 6 in the evening. It is a natural event and thus you need to time yourself well to see it.

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Traveller Tales from Himachal Pradesh

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Parth Shah

28 May 2017

"The best view comes after the hardest climb." - This cannot be more true. Few months ago, two of my friends and I were just looking for a small vacation break and wanted to visit the North region of ...

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Deven Naik

18 October 2015

woooooI just fall in love with this place, it absolutely the paradise of trekkers. The trails are not so though so anyone with some guidance can reach up to the destination easily. Talking about Padum,...

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Gokul Gopinath

29 November 2017

"Every service provided was excellent but the place is too commercialized and toooooooo crowded."

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Bankim Kaur

05 September 2015

We trek along the way and finaly our trek ended in the Zanskar Valley, where we saw beautiful spots of Zanskar villages and various monasteries there in. the views from the top was great.

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Menka Butt

18 July 2015

Beautiful, unexplored place and the best part away from all the cobwebs of city.This place is heaven on earth. It is hard to believe that such beauty even exists. But yes, beauty comes at a price. Its...

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Chandraketu Butt

05 February 2016

This trip was amazing. It took us to the city full of Tibetan culture and their monasteries. I was expecting such a beauty. Along with the pleasant and beautiful climate, Dharamshala is not just an eye...

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Vaishvi Varman

27 October 2013

Triund is the crown jewel of Dharamshala. It is situated in the laps of Dhauladhar mountains. I had an amazing experience with the Triund trek. It has a perfect view of mountains from one side and the ...

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Rajdeep dev

14 April 2015

Like I heard from others, the Chanderkhani Pass trek in Himachal Pradesh is one of the best ways to stay cut-off from the rest of the world and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer us. Yes, every ...

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Ghanshyam

28 December 2017

Nice Camp. Started just few months ago. People at camp are really helpful and polite. Karam, you are a rockstar. Keep the same pace buddy. This is really required in making this new camp as extraordina...

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