Himachal, the ultimate summer ‘Hill station’ hotspot of India, is full of breathtaking places to visit amidst lush valleys that brings people year after year for some unparalleled vacation time. Indian summer reaches its extreme point in April & heat stroke continues till September. It is true that Himachal is popular with travelers who flock the hill stations to escape the heat in summer, but it is definitely not the only reason – many tourists visit in Winter to experience snow!
The hub of hill stations, Himachal, its mountains, valleys overflowing with a green cover, clean air, and lively locals, makes for a great tourist destination. Loved by national and international tourists, it is nothing less than the holiday-maker’s ultimate paradise.
Fun facts about HP
- Toy train is a big part of its legacy; constructed in mid-19th Century, it runs between Kalka and Shimla.
- Rich in fruits, dry fruits and pine nuts, Himachal Pradesh is also known as the fruit bowl of India
- Sangla valley
- Bir Billing
- Barot valley
There is a small airport in Kullu, but it caters only regular flights from Delhi. So for international tourists (and most of domestic tourists too) Indira Gandhi International airport is the best bet.
In hilly terrain, it’s very difficult to lay railway tracks, so if you want to travel through Rail, the nearest that you can get to himachal through train is Kalka. After that you will have to either use a taxi or a bus.
By road – Bus & Taxi service
Though Himachal is connected to all major Indian cities by road, out of bus and Taxi, a Taxi is the best option to travel comfortably! It also saves time.
February through June is the best time to visit Himachal in its full glory, and if you want to visit Himachal for snow, months of December through February are the best.
It will not be wrong to say that Himachal is a sort of year-round destination as tourists also visit it in Monsoon season. July through September months are really pleasant and people visit HP despite the fact that it become prone to landslides because of heavy rains. Autumn months are great too if you want to see the valleys painted in colors.