24 November 2020


A Traveller’s Guide To Himachal Pradesh
brought to you by Rakkh Resort in Himachal Pradesh

If you are an individual who loves the never-ending cold climate, peace, tranquility, a little potful of adventure and a whole lot of fun, then the hill paradise of Himachal Pradesh is the right travel destination for you. Himachal Pradesh literally means the ‘Land Of Snow’ in Hindi, and it truly is a land of beautiful snow-clad mountains, landscapes and peaceful views. There is no better place in India than to visit Himachal Pradesh if you want to experience the majestic mountains, evergreen forests, remote villages and the mesmerizing snow. And we have the perfect resort in Himachal Pradesh for you to stay in while you explore this mountain country!

A ground near our resort in Himachal

When Is The Best Time To Visit Himachal? 

April – June: During this period, the summer temperature varies from twenty five to thirty degrees Celsius, which offers tourists some respite from the heat wave in the plains, making this the peak tourist season.
July – September: The monsoon season is often extended in Himachal, but still attracts tourists who want to see the mountains draped in lush greenery. Moreover, if you’re looking for adventure activities like river-rafting, this is the best time to visit Himachal Pradesh.

October – February: The winter season starts from around October and lasts till the end of February. Places like Shimla and Manali see snowfall mostly during January and February making it ideal for honeymooners and those interested in adventure activities like skiing and heli-skiing.  

There's technically no wrong season to visit our resort in Himachal Pradesh but having said that some seasons are better than the others, depending on what you're into! 

A stream near our resort in Himachal

Travelling In Himachal Pradesh:

Local buses are by far the cheapest and most affordable means of transport to travel inside of Himachal Pradesh. There are several prepaid taxi booths and unions that offer services in travelling from city to city in Himachal Pradesh and inside a particular city too.

Places To See In Himachal Pradesh:

Manali - This magnificent place is located in the Kullu district and is situated at an altitude of 2250 m. Manali really captivates you with its snow capped mountains and scintillating views of the unimaginable landscape. Manali is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Himachal Pradesh. Bring out your adventurous side by indulging in the sports activities as you give yourself a visual treat. The visually pleasant atmosphere makes it an even more enthralling experience in one of the topmost tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh.

Khajjiar - Khajjiar is a hill station located in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. At an altitude of 2,000 meters, Khajjiar is situated in the Chamba District. You will never get bored on a trip to Khajjiar due to the abundance of lakes, pastures, forests and an opportunity for camping in the wild.The adventure activities, mesmerizing nature, wildlife and culture makes Khajjiar a must visit place in Himachal Pradesh.

Shimla - Shimla is a highly popular hill station, though it is quite crowded too but it still happens to be one of the most amazing and popular tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is also the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh. The lush green environment, scenic landscapes, hustling markets, and the wonderful combination of colonial architecture and nature make this place a visual treat for your eyes to experience. The Viceregal Lodge, Christ Church, Shri Hanuman Jakhoo Temple, Ridge Road and Annandale are some of the popular attractions in Shimla making it one of the most recommended places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

Dalhousie - This town was named after the Earl Of Dalhousie, who was a British Governor in India during British rule in India and he established this town as a summer retreat. The heritage buildings in Dalhousie go way back to the early Nineteenth century. This hill station is spread across five hills and is a sanctuary for wildlife lovers and landscape photographers as it is home to the most exquisite flora and fauna.

Sirmaur - The town of Sirmaur has fossils dating way back to almost about eighty five million years. Sirmaur is also located towards the South Eastern part of the state. The town has great heritage value, beautiful temples and is also rather remarkably known for its markets and shopping. It is largely a rural town in the mountain terrain as ninety percent of its population lives in villages. Sirmaur is one of the most popular places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

Kasauli - This remarkable town is set at an altitude of one thousand nine hundred and twenty seven meters and has a temperature range similar to that of the state average of Himachal Pradesh. This town is also a colonial landmark that is popular for its Central Research Institute, Baptist Church, Kasauli Brewery, Monkey Point and Kasauli Club. This small town is located in the southwestern part of the state and is settled among delightful pine woods and cedar trees. This tourist place, Kasauli, in Himachal Pradesh is known for its mystical and serene ambience.

Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh

Kasol - This town is located in the pristine Parwati valley and is located at an altitude of one thousand six hundred and fifty meters, Kasol looks like a perfect picture frame which has come to life. This place in Himachal Pradesh is slowly gaining a lot of prominence as it is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the state of Himachal Pradesh due to the growing hippie culture and psy-trance music festivals that are held over there. Kasol is also a base camp for many treks that take place in Himachal Pradesh. This Himachal tourist place is best known for its thrilling treks, sumptuous Israeli food, alternative hippie lifestyle and culture and the streaming Parvati river. This makes Kasol one of the top contenders for the most popular tourist places in Himachal Pradesh.

Tirthan Valley - If you want to experience surreal nature along with bone-chilling water cascading down rocky brooks, Tirthan Valley is one of popular places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The valley is immensely beautiful, it gives you a chance to witness a beautiful rainbow or brown trout in the glacial waters. Trekking, overnight camping, river crossing, night treks, mountain biking, kayaking, and archery are the best ways to relish the picturesque magnificence of the Tirthan Valley.

 Chail - Chail is one of the most famous hill stations in Himachal Pradesh. It is also home to the highest cricket ground in the world and it regularly witnesses cricket enthusiasts from all over the world visit this place. The charming views of Kasauli, Shimla and Solan and the lovely atmosphere of this amazing place are a treat to the senses.

 Dharamshala - It is very important to visit Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh if you really want to witness an amazing climate and multicultural Indian communities peacefully living together which includes the Indo Tibetan community. Dharamshala is also home to the Dalai Lama and is one of the most frequented tourist places to visit in Himachal and known for its particular mix of the Kangra and Tibetan culture. Of course, Dharamshala district is also home to our resort in Himachal Pradesh

 Spiti Valley - One of the incredible hidden visual delicacies of Northern India is the amazing Spiti Valley. Spiti Valley is the ultimate desert-clad yet snow capped mountain valley located high in the Himalayas in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The name ‘Spiti’ signifies as ‘The middle land’ as the valley is situated between India and Tibet. Spiti Valley is one of the well-known tourist places in Himachal pradesh. This is where divine Buddhist destinations and many monasteries are located and a whole lot of other travellers’ attractions are unveiled.

Barot - Barot is the epitome of positivity and beautiful vibes. Across from the Uhl River is located Nargu wildlife sanctuary, which is home to a variety of unique Himalayan beasts and animals. The valley is full of evergreen forests with umpteen trekking trails that cut through the sanctuary to Kullu. The temple of the local deity of rain, Dev Pashakot that makes it a very fine and holy place to visit. The town of Barot is situated across the river Uhl. Barot is one of the most mesmerising places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

 Shoja - Shoja is a town in Himachal Pradesh that has been left untouched by tourism. Shoja is one of the finest places to visit in Himachal Pradesh, where you can take a breather, relax and rejuvenate, far from the hustling city life and crowded tourist destinations. Located in the Seraj Valley, it is famous for its Serloskar Lake and the sunset here is sure to make an unforgettable space in your memory and heart. Shoja adds to the exquisite beauty of Himachal tourism and the Himachal Pradesh kingdom.

 Thanedar - This place is the sizzling nature of orchard lovers. It is filled with apple and cherry orchards. Thanedar is a host to many amazing resorts that offer exclusive views of the orchards and have mini orchards in the resorts themselves. This town gives you that lush feeling of living close to nature. You cannot step out of Thanedar without visiting St. Mary’s church which also happens to be one of the oldest churches in India and Hatu Peak that provides a mesmerising vista of the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas. Thanedar is one of the best places to visit in the snow kingdom of Himachal Pradesh.

What To Pack For Your Himachal Trip? 

If you are travelling to our resort in Himachal Pradesh in the summers, pack light cotton clothes and sunscreen. Also, consider packing sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes. If you are travelling during the monsoon season, carry waterproof jackets, an umbrella, light woollens and trekking shoes or boots. If you are visiting during the winter months, pack heavy woollen clothing, woollen caps, gloves and jackets. 

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