Himachal Pradesh always remained one of the dream destinations among most Indian travelers. The state is not only a popular tourist destination among the families but it is ideal for solo trips as well. With Honeymoon Bug, you can take a Himachal Pradesh tour and bask in the serenity of this mountain paradise. Travelers from Pathankot can book their Himachal tour packages from Pathankot from us.
Pathankot is a beautiful city in Punjab, which is situated at the center of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh. Pathankot is known for the beautiful hill stations located near the city. In case you plan a trip from Pathankot to Himachal Pradesh, then this quick guide throws some light on the world-famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh.
Places to see in Himachal Pradesh
Some of the most amazing places in Himachal Pradesh that you can include in your tour packages from Pathankot to Himachal Pradesh include: Shimla: The capital city of Shimla is a must visit destination in your Himachal Pradesh tour. Here you can explore the Imperial architecture of the British era, the contemporary mall road, and the lifestyle of the people.
It is the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is quite popular among backpackers arriving from different parts of the country. During winters you can enjoy skiing and snow-trekking activities while the summer season is ideal for paragliding, river rafting, etc.
Kasol is an ideal place for adventure seekers. Along with trekking up the hill terrains and rafting, the tourists can camp the night out in one of the popular campsites here. The travelers can get the stay covered in their Himachal trip cost from Pathankot.
Dalhousie is another model town of the colonial times located on high-altitude surrounded by lush greeneries. Some of the popular places to visit here include St. Francis Church, St. John’s, Khajjiar Lake, etc.
Spiti Valley –
It is a cold desert in Himachal Pradesh offering heavenly glimpses of the snow-covered Himalayas. The valley is located at an altitude of 12500 feet and is surrounded by the Himalayas from all sides. Spiti is the coldest place in the country with just 250 days of sunshine every year. From pristine lakes to Buddhist monasteries, there are many things to explore here.
How to reach Himachal Pradesh from Pathankot?
One can easily reach the state of Himachal Pradesh as it has well-connected highways, roadways, and several public transport buses. The road journey to Himachal Pradesh is an amazing experience. It has 8 national highways and 19 state highways, connecting the state with all main cities around the nation.
One of the best-known things about Himachal Pradesh is its network of narrow-gauge railway systems, including the Kalka-Shimla Railway and other being the Pathankot-Jogindernagar line.
The travelers planning to reach Shimla from Pathankot can boo a direct cab, the minimum time taken by a cab from Pathankot is 7 hours. The fastest way to reach Pathankot to Shimla is via bus to Chandigarh, then cab to Shimla.
Best time to Visit Himachal Pradesh
The state of Himachal Pradesh experiences three main seasons, including summers (April to June), winters (November to March) and monsoons (July to October), thereby making up the climatic calendar of Himachal Pradesh.
The peak season here begins from May and ends by July, resuming from December to April. You can plan your Pathankot to Himachal trip during these months. The most preferred time to visit the state is the summer season as it is ideal for paragliding, rafting, horse riding and many other clear-sky outdoor activities. While during the winters, the tourists can do ice-skating, skiing and snow-boarding activities. Also, several other popular hill stations of Himachal Pradesh like Dalhousie, Kangra, Dharamshala, etc. are a few hours-drive away from Pathankot.
Some of the regional dishes which all travelers must try during their Himachal Pradesh tour include:
Madra. Madra is a stew/curry belonging to the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The dish consists of the soaked chickpeas and vegetables cooked together with many spices. Madra dish represents the food culture of the state.
Dhaam. Dhaam is a type of Himachali thali consisting of dal, rajma, rice, curd, boor ki Kadi and some jaggery. Dhaam is a plate full of deliciousness and flavor which is very popular on every occasion and festival.
Chha Gosht. For non-vegetarians, Chha gosht is a must try dish. This Himachali delicacy is prepared using marinated mountain lamb cooked with gram flour and yogurt. To add taste to this dish, several spices like cardamom, red chili powder, bay leaves, etc. are added into it.
The mountains and serene surroundings of Himachal Pradesh will surely take you on a ride to unlimited thrills. So this time explore the natural beauty of the place with Honeymoon Bug curated Himachal Pradesh holiday packages from Pathankot.