General information for visitors going to Himachal Pradesh.
Seasons: Winter Dec to Mar temp minus 5 deg C to 25 deg
C in valleys, minus 5 deg C to 15 deg C in hills; Summer Apr-Jun 15
deg C to 35 deg C in valleys, 10 deg C to 20 deg C in hills; Monsoon:
Jul 15 to Sep temp 15 deg C to 30 deg C in valleys, 10 deg C to 25 deg
C on hills; Autumn: Sep-Nov temp 10 deg C to 30 deg C in valleys, 5
deg C to 25 deg C on hills.
Transport: Narrow gauge railway stations are Shimla and Jogindernagar,
broad gauge railway stations Chandigarh, Kalka, Pathankot and Nangal.
The airports are Shimla, Bhuntar in Kullu, Gaggal in Dharamsala.
Sangla-Badrinath; Jalori pass; Chandrakhani pass; Kullu-Manali-Chandratal-Manali-Parvati
pass; Bharmour-Baijnath; Bharmour-Lahaul; Chandratal; Barashigri glacier;
Skiing (Jan-Mar): Solang
Nalla (Manali), Narkanda and Rohtang pass
Skating (Jan-Mar): Shimla
Skiing (Jan-Mar): Manali
Rafting: Rivers: Sutlej, Beas and Chenab; Locations:
Shamshi (Kullu), Tattapani, Rampur and Jispa (Lahaul)
Para Gliding and Hang Gliding: Bir, Manali, Bilaspur and Rohru
Sports: Gobindsagar (Bilaspur), Pongdam (Kangra)
Fishing: Rohru, Sangla, Saini, Katrain, Barot (trout)
Wildlife: Great Himalayan national park, Parvati valley, Kullu,
national park, Spiti, Renuka sanctuary, Pongdam sanctuary, Sarahan,
Rivers: Beas, Sutlej, Ravi, Chenab, Yamuna, Pabbar, Giri,
Lakes: Prashar, Khajjiar, Renuka, Giobundsagar, Dal, Pongdam,
Manimahesh, Brighu, Chandratal.
Temples: Jwalamukhi, Chamunda, Brajeshwari, Chintpurni,
Laxminarayan, Chaurasi, Chhatrari Taranadevi, Rewalsar, Raghunath,
Bijlimahadev, Dhungri, Bhimakali, Hatkoti, Jakhoo, Sankatmochan, Kalibari,
Nainadevi, Baba Balak Nath, Deothsidh.
Monasteries: Dharamsala, Key, Dhankar, Tabo, Nako,
Pooh, Kanam, Jangi, Murang, Ribba, Reckongpeo
pilgrim centres: Paonta Sahib, Rewalsar, Manikaran
Churches: Christ church at Kasauli, Christ Church at Shimla,
Church at Mecleodgang, St Francis at Dalhousie
Fairs: Winter carnival, Manali - Feb; Mandi Shivratri,
Ladarcha fair, Spiti - Jul; Minjar fair, Chamba, Manimahesh fair, Bharmour;
Tribal festival, Keylong -Aug; Phulech festival of flowers, Kinnaur
Kullu Dussehra - Oct; Lavi fair, Rampur - Nov;
Renuka fair - Nov; Ice Skating carnival - Dec
monuments: Kangra fort, Taragarh, Rampur, Nalagah,
Arki and Jubbal palaces, Bhimakali temple, Naggar castle, Kamru fort,
Gondla fort, Lahaul, Viceregal lodge, Christ Church, Chapslee, Woodvilla
palace, Chail palace
Museums: State museum at Shimla, Kangra art gallery, Dharamsala,
Bhurisingh museum, Chamba, Roerich art gallery, Naggar, Sobha Singh
art gallery, Andretta, near Palampur.
Himachal Pradesh - Destinations:
For Online Booking of Accommodation (Govt Hotels - HPTDC): www.hptdc.nic.in
ALSO GO TO: www.himachaltourism.gov.in