Things to do in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is the land of adventure, nature, and romance. If you wish to escape from your daily routine mundane lifestyle, Himachal Pradesh is the right destination to unwind and recharge.

Here are some of the interesting things to enjoy in Himachal Pradesh during your visit.

1. Heli-skiing in Hanuman Tibba

This is an extreme adventure activity to enjoy at Haniman Tibba of Manali. This is Manali's highest peak, which is famous for snow activities. The chopper ride to the top is the first beauty of this activity and from there, you get to leap and slide through the snow, down the slope.

2. Catch a Tibetan opera show

Dharamshala is the best place to enjoy drama, song, and dance. The Tibetan opera is called the Lhamo, which narrates interesting stories, religious folktales, and historic events. An opera can last as long as six hours. The best place to enjoy a traditional opera is TIPA – the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, which was inaugurated in 1959 by Dalai Lama.

3. Explore 19th Century Brewery of Kasauli

Kasauli holds the oldest brewery of the continent. In 1855, Dyer Breweries was established for producing the Lion Beer, the first brand of beer in Asia. The distillery in Kasauli is still in operation, where you can find Old Monk, Golden Eagle beer, or other brands. It is now called the Mohan Meakin Brewery.

4. Downhill cycling to Naggar town

The Naggar town is a nostalgic beauty with scenic natural backdrop, century old structures, and much more. A downhill ride from Manali to Naggar Town would be a refreshing experience. Remember that it is around 22 km of downhill, which means 22 km of uphill to return back to Manali. Some choose to visit Nagaar Town and then cycle uphill for 12 km to reach Jana Falls.

5. Trekking

Trekking is an interesting and rejuvenating activity to enjoy in Himachal Pradesh. The style of trekking experience depends on the type of trail you pick. If you are looking for a wildlife rich trekking experience, you ought to visit the Great Himalayan National Park. You can find moderate and hard trekking trails to cover the beauties of this park. If you wish to enjoy cultural experiences, you ought to trek to Kasol from Malana Village through Parvati Valley.

6. Paragliding at Bir Billing

Start at Bir and fly for 30 minutes to reach Billing. This is one of the most iconic tourist attractions of Himachal Pradesh. If you are looking for extreme adventure experience, paragliding is the best choice.

7. River rafting in the Kullu Valley

The Beas River is the best place for both novice and avid rafters. You can take part in four different types of rapids on this river. The most commonly chosen route is the 14 km downriver route from Pirdi to Jhiri. Avoid monsoon visit to Himachal Pradesh if you are looking for rafting experience. This 14 km route would take 40 minutes to cover.

8. Snow camping at Mashobra

Camping is not just for summer. If you love to enjoy raw nature at its prime beauty, visit Mashobra (12 km away from Shimla) to enjoy wild campsites to camp in snow. Remember to bring things to keep you warm and busy inside the camp.

9. Rock climbing

You can find numerous destinations for rock climbing in Himachal Pradesh. The best of all is Vashisht rock climbing. You can find varying site with different levels of difficulty.

10. Mountain biking at Spiti Valley

If you love to enjoy the cascading hills, pleasing climate, and interesting natural beauties, mountain biking is a good way to explore. The best of all routes is the Kunzum pass route. Remember that it would take extreme stamina and physical endurance to ride through the pass. If you are looking for simpler activities, try mountain biking through Spiti Valley's plateaus. Some tourist prefer motorcycle, but most of the tourists stick with either jeep or mountain motorbike.

11. Stay in any heritage hotel in the hills of Shimla

How about spending time with a nostalgic theme? You can find a few heritage hotels of pre-independence era. These luxury residences were once the home of kings and British rulers. Today, they are open to tourists as heritage hotels.

12. Fishing in Pabber River of Rohru

120 km from Shimla, Rohru is a quaint place to enjoy a peaceful time. The best activity to relish here is fishing for trout in Pabber River. You can also go fishing in Chiragaon’s trout hatchery for rainbow trout and brown trout fishes.

13. Heritage walking at Pragpur Town

This ancient town is famous for numerous historic monuments. If you wish to enjoy a lazy afternoon with heritage walking, this is the right destination. Walk through the cobbled roads to visit vintage gardens, 18th century Chaujjad Haveli, Butail Niwas, Banta Dwar, and others. The Pragpur Town is just 38 km away from Una.

14. Golfing at Naldhera

If you wish to enjoy a challenging 18 –hole golf course, you ought to visit the Naldhera course that was created for the British rulers. Today, this is frequented by avid golfers.

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