Winter holidays can be best experienced in the northern region of India, especially in Himachal Pradesh which let you savor the myriad colors of nature in conifer clad mountains, thick pine forests, deep valleys, flower filled meadows and fruit-laden orchards. Draped along the north-west region of Himalaya, the state stands distinctive with its eclectic diversity and unspoiled natural largesse. With the onset of winters, Himachal Pradesh gets swathed in abundant snowfall. Add to this the fascinating variety manifest in snow-capped peaks, lakes, meandering rivers and verdant hill stations, tours to Himachal Pradesh are a mix of truly incredible and varied experiences.
Fondly referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills ‘, Shimla is one of the most picturesque hills stations in Himachal Pradesh and a favored destination in India recognized for its lush surroundings and quaint British Raj ambience witnessed in its Victorian architectures. A favored honeymoon destination in India owing to its location in the forested foothills of Himalayan range, Shimla with its serene environs, mesmerizing locales and a host of fun activities is an ideal destination for couples and honeymooners throughout the year.
Besides Shimla, other popular tourist destinations such as Kullu-Manali, Kufri, Kangra, Dharamshala, Lahual-Spiti and Palampur are inherent part of the Himachal Pradesh tour packages. Dalhousie hidden under the lush vegetation consisting of thick pine and deodar forests is an enchanting bucolic retreat in the lap of Himalayas. Offering stunning views of the snow-capped Dauladhar range and undulating Chamba valleys, Dalhousie with its old world charm of British era and verdant greenery is also referred to as the “Switzerland of India”.
Any tour package to Himachal is incomplete without a mention of Manali. Burgeoning with breathtaking scenery, recreational activities and adventure sports, this snow laden town is a hot-favorite destination for honeymooners and an ideal haven for beautiful beginnings. While staying in Manali, tourists can experience different adventure activities such as trekking, mountaineering, mountain biking, rafting, biking and rock climbing.
Then there is Dharamshala, which truly lives up to its name, welcoming fatigued travelers in search of spiritual bliss. The scenic hill station is beautifully nestled in the foothills of Dhauladhar mountain range. Dharamshala is known as the center of Tibetan Buddhism and the bustling tourist center in upper Dharamshala - known as McLeod Ganj - is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile.
For many a traveler who flock this mesmerizing destination nestled along the Western Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh is often synonymous with North India. Blessed with natural abundance, ancient temples and monasteries, high altitude snow deserts, tranquil forests and rolling hills along with a range of adventure activities and trekking trains, only a few destinations, if anywhere, could match the incredible bounties and innate charm of Himachal Pradesh. With slopes of Himachal Pradesh draped in thick canopy of white snow with the advent of winter, Himachal is certainly a place to be this season.
Indian Luxury Trains has come up with tastefully crafted luxury tour packages for inimitable vacations in Himachal Pradesh. Visit the website of Indian Luxury Trains to select from an array of exclusive holiday packages to Himachal. Only a few states can match such incredible diversity found in this ethereal Hilayan refuge - rolling foothills, lofty hill stations, madcap traveler towns, serene pine forests, endless apple orchards and the high-altitude deserts of Lahaul and Spiti.