Top Activities to Do in Himachal Pradesh

Top Activities to Do in Himachal Pradesh
Author : Admin
Date : 14 Feb 2023

Located in the northern region of India at the foothills of the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is popular for many reasons. Besides being renowned for its beautiful hill stations, it has a strong Tibetan presence, which is why it is home to some of the most ancient Buddhist monasteries and temples. In fact, the state’s immaculate charm and pristine beauty attract tourists from various places.

The perfect blend of the modern world and conventional history, Himachal Pradesh is famous for street shopping, mouthwatering delicacies, adventurous sports, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, serene landscapes, lush green valleys, and glimmering rivers. So if you are wondering what you can do during your vacation in the state, keep your worries aside. There is an end number of things that can be done here. However, we have handpicked some of our favorite activities and explained them for your better comprehension. Let’s get right to the details.

1. Paragliding in Bir Billing

If you have an itch for adventure, you must try paragliding in Bir Billing. Located at an altitude of 2300 meters, this place appeals to a number of adventure enthusiasts. Truth be told, when you are high in the sky, the beautiful view will mesmerize you. And while it is a risky sport, the pilots are well-disciplined and professional so there is nothing you need to worry about. Needless to mention, jumping from an elevation of 8000 feet above sea level is an experience of a lifetime!

Paragliding can cost you a minimum of INR 2000. The opening hours are from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and we recommend you visit between March and May or in October-November.

2. Stay at an Igloo in Manali

We all have read about igloos and how Eskimos live their lives. But have you ever thought about staying in one? Well, better late than never! You can experience the Igloo Stay in Manali during winter. It costs nearly INR 5000 for a night. Besides, these kinds of stays are located in the snow-covered regions of the Himalayas, which make the residence even more exciting. Imagine waking up to a snowy white view of the tall trees and snow-capped mountains. Compelling, isn’t it?

3. Enjoy the Local Delicacies in Shimla

Craving some lip-smacking, mouthwatering local food? Trying Himachali cuisine is the best way to fulfill hunger. Himachali Rasoi Restaurant in Shimla is famous for its authentic local cuisine along with its traditional way of serving. The unique aroma and delicious delicacies will make you want more. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day and the prices are pretty reasonable - it costs nearly INR 500 for two people.

4. Go Fishing in Rohru

If you have never tried this amazing sport of fishing ever, now is the time. Located on the banks of river Pabbar, Rohru provides numerous fishing options to people. In fact, the place is a well-known spot for fishing in the entire state, mainly due to the existence of rainbow and brown trout fish. Besides, the happiness you will achieve on catching a fish after waiting for a long time is a feeling that cannot be experienced by doing anything else in the world. The best time for trout fishing is from April to October. 

5. Shopping in McLeodGanj

Go green shopping in McLeodGanj - the streets of the city are popular among shopping enthusiasts. Known for its conventional handloom crafts and works, the place is perfect for those who love antique items. During your exploration, you will find exquisite carpets, paintings, rugs, handmade paper, handcrafted diaries, vibrant notebooks, Tibetan handicrafts, Buddha statues, and even singing bowls. Do not forget to take souvenirs for yourself and gifts for your friends and family back home. Also, note that the markets are closed on Sunday so plan the itinerary accordingly.

6. Heli-Skiin at Hanuman Tibba

If you are looking to do something challenging, and that is too, offbeat, go to Hanuman Tibba for Heli-Skiing. The thrilling experience of the snow-covered Himalayas will leave you stunned. While you will be required to put a great amount of effort into the adventure, the immensely beautiful natural snow and an elevation of 5932 meters will be worth it all.

For the downhill process, a helicopter will be used, which is why it is a bit expensive - the costs start from INR 9000. Nonetheless, since there are other activities to do in Manali as well, you can easily fit this into your plan. 

7. Golfing at Naldehra Golf Course

If you are on a budget trip and wish to perform activities that do not cost you much, golfing is the answer. The Naldehra Golf Course, located in Shimla, is set up on the tall cedars and is a 9-hole course surrounded by an orchard of deodars and bouncy turf. You are required to pay a minimal green fee for entry. Further, you can rent caddies, balls, and golf sets - it’s time you find out your golfing skills! 

8. Celebrate Kullu Dussehra

Planning to visit Himachal Pradesh in October? Here’s something you cannot miss - Kullu Dussehra. A week-long festival, Kullu Dussehra is being celebrated for several years and begins on the day of Dussehra. The Kullu District attracts nearly four to five lac devotees every year for the same. So release the anxiety, enter a spiritual mood, and experience this divine Indian festival.

9. Explore Khajjar Lake

Last but not least, we recommend you include Khajjar Lake on your Himachal Pradesh itinerary. You can simply sit and enjoy the picturesque views - the lush green meadows and peaceful surroundings are ideal for relaxing. However, you can also go horse riding, paragliding, or zorbing, which can be done near this place.

Now that you know the best things you can do in Himachal Pradesh, which ones do you plan to do?


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