A Complete Guide To Travelling In Himachal Pradesh

by Priyanka Kanvinde
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After months and months of being cooped in the four walls of our own homes, the ease of Covid Restrictions around the country has triggered a wave of trips and treks to India’s northern regions. Aren’t you already browsing through the web searching for a perfect trip with your friends or family? The title for one such budding go-to destination for travel during Covid-19 times has been bagged by the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh

However, travelling in a broader sense has definitely changed because of the ongoing pandemic. “Safety First” is the main motto while planning any trip, whether it be solo backpacking, a trip with your family, or your friends. For this reason, we at Vista have curated a Complete Guide to Himachal Pradesh where we have given a full summary of the post-pandemic travel guide.

Covid-19 Restrictions & Guidelines:

According to the recent reports, the Himachal Tourism department has made it mandatory for all tourists entering the state to follow these Covid-19 Rules for a safer journey and a covid-safe holiday.

Covid-19 safe travelling

-Travelers must provide their fully vaccinated reports.

– If travelers are not vaccinated with both doses, they need to produce a negative RT PCR test taken 72 hours prior to departure. 

– Incoming tourists can also produce a negative RAT report taken 24 hours prior to departure.

– Tourists must have the Aarogya Setu app installed on their mobile devices.

Online registration is compulsory in order to enter the state.

– All inter-state travel will be monitored via registrations on Himachal Government’s COVID e-registration software.

– Children below the age of 18 if accompanied by parents or their guardians with fully vaccinated certificates or negative RT PCR/ RAT tests are also exempted from e-registration.

Himachal Pradesh | Travel Locations:

Himachal Pradesh is undoubtedly a heavenly abode, boasting beautiful landscapes of snow-capped mountain ranges, scenic hiking trails, and plunging valleys. Popularly known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ there is a plethora of activities one can do and sights one can visit here. Being one of the most popular tourist places in India, Himachal Pradesh also harbors many undiscovered wonders. Take a look at this comprehensive guide to Himachal Pradesh we’ve put together just for you.

Shimla and Manali

The capital of Himachal, Shimla is one of the most well-known and traditional hill stations of India. Shimla and Manali have garnered more people and tourists throughout the years, despite being tranquil, peaceful, and serene. All props to the multitude of tourist destinations in and around these two towns. If you’re planning a trip to these Himalayan locations, be sure to check out the top tourist sites mentioned below.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Must Visits:

– Hadimba Temple

– Solang Valley

– Hampta & Rohtang Pass

– Mall Roads

– The Ridge

– Kufri, Chail

– Mashobra

You can also partake in some adventurous activities while basking in the tranquillity of these two Himachal Pradesh locales.

Activities in Shimla and Manali

While on your trip, don’t forget to visit us by booking a comfortable homestay or cottage in Shimla or Manali.

Dharamshala 

Located in the district of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, the quaint town of Dharamshala is quite the hotspot for tourists across the nation. The trip to Dharamshala, whether it be via road or via plane offers a scenic vista of the snow-clad Himalayan range. If you’re planning a trip to this Himalayan location, be sure to check out the top tourist sites mentioned below.

St. John in the Wilderness Church

Must Visits:

– Dharamshala Cricket Stadium

– St. John in the Wilderness Church

– Triund Top

– War Memorial

– Gyuto Monastery and many more…

You can also partake in some adventurous activities while basking in the tranquillity of this Himachal Pradesh locale.

Camping in Dharamshala

While on your trip, do visit us by either booking a cottage or homestay in Dharamshala.

Kasauli

Kasauli is a tranquil haven in Himachal Pradesh, with every architectural piece speaking of the hill’s illustrious past. Kasauli is set among the Shivalik Range, halfway between Kalka and Shimla. If you’re seeking a serene retreat in the midst of nature, a trip to Kasauli is a must. It’s the kind of location that you’d want to run to for some peace and quiet as well as some fresh air. If you’re planning a trip to this Himalayan location, be sure to check out the top tourist sites mentioned below.

Kasauli

Must Visits:

– Monkey Point

– Gilbert Trail

– Sunset Point

– Toy Train Ride

– Baptist Church

You can also partake in some adventurous activities while basking in the tranquillity of this Himachal Pradesh locale.

Kasauli

While on your trip, do visit us by either booking a cottage or homestay in Kasauli

Dalhousie

Dalhousie, a town famed for its exquisite beauty, has a distinct serenity in its milieu, as well as a sense of tranquility and sanctity. Dalhousie is a picturesque hill town endowed with imperial charm and foggy highlands and is encircled by pine valleys and the spectacular hills of Himachal Pradesh. It has beautiful weather all year round thanks to its vicinity to the Dhauladhar mountain range, luring scores of people from the lowlands. If you’re planning a trip to this Himalayan location, be sure to check out the top tourist sites mentioned below.

Khajjiar

Must Visits:

– Jot Pass

– Kala Top

– Dalhousie Market

– Khajjiar

– Satdhara Falls

– Tibetan Handicrafts Market

You can also partake in some adventurous activities while basking in the tranquillity of this Himachal Pradesh locale. While on your trip, do visit us by either booking a cottage or homestay in Dalhousie.

Khajjiar Lake

If Himachal Pradesh is on your radar this year, definitely tick off these must-visits and soak in the essence of these unique experiences all while travelling in a Covid-19 safe manner.

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