Himachal Pradesh tourism provides awesome opportunities for adventure buffs to immerse themselves in various adventure sports in the state.
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Himachal Pradesh Tourism

Trekking in Himachal Pradesh MountainsOverview
Himachal Pradesh is wrapped in snow most of the time. Many parts of the Himachal state have a distinctly Austrian look with conifer-clad mountains, chalet-like huts with overhanging balconies and serene blue valleys watered by snow-fed streams. Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, is still very much a Raj township in appearance and atmosphere


Keeping alive their rich highland identity, they remain immersed in the annual rounds of fairs and festivals full of music, song and dance. The Shimla hills, the Kullu valley (including the town of Manali), and Dalhousie are tourist attractions. Skiing, golfing, fishing, trekking, and mountaineering are activities for which Himachal Pradesh is ideally suited.

The State can be divided into two regions: the Southern part, which is almost as hot as the plains and the northern region having a temperate summer and a winter with extreme cold and heavy snowfall. The rainfall is around 180 cms. Best time to visit Himachal is during the months Mid-May to Mid-October.

Adventure Sports in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh as a tourist destination for adventure sports is a most sought after one. It stores numerous wonderful hill stations, which are particularly cool in summers. Shimla, Dalhousie, Kullu , Kasauli, Manali, Chail and Kufri are a few of the hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh which offer breathtaking scenery.

Mountaineering Sites in Himachal Pradesh

Rohtang Pass
Barely a few yards ahead of "Beas Kund" is the intricate pattern of snowy spikes emanating from a huge glacier that had slided down. And, here one is on the top of the world at the 13,500 feet high and mighty Rohtang pass with its deadly aura. The top looks more like a levelled barren sandy land. From here, the thick green forests look like tiny grasslands. In fact, trekking to Rohtang Pass is an adventurous journey that shows mountain scapes as beautiful as any in the world, with breathtaking vistas of brooding cliffs threaded by silvered waterfalls, pine-spiked ridges protruding out into the dizzying distance, and stretches of blueing mountains- range upon receding range.

Situated at the northern end of the Kullu valley, Manali has spectacular views of snowcapped peaks and is Surrounded by towering peaks from all around. Manali's major asset is its proximity to the snow line. It has a flourishing orchard industry, a popular honeymoon destination and trailhead for numerous treks as well as a great countryside ideal for adventure sport lovers.
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Kothi is a quiet but picturesque spot, at the foot of the 13,400 ft. Rohtang Pass about 12 km away from Manali town, situated on the Lahaul Spiti Leh highway. It used to be the camping place when the pass had to be climbed on foot and it is now accessible by bus, jeep or pony. There is a beautiful PWD rest house amidst open surrounding, offering a magnificent view of the snow capped peaks and glaciers.

River Rafting in Himachal Pradesh

The wonderful adventure from Manali to Simla includes a 03 day run on the scenic Spiti river, surrounded by mountains and vehicular sight seeing trips and day hikes to historic monasteries and old villages.
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Angling in Himachal Pradesh

An angelers paradise, Kullu has several spots for both trout and mahaseer as well as other fish. Acclaimed as the best sport fish in the world, both brown and Raibow trout are found in Kullus Stream. The upper reaches of the river Beas in Kullu valley, and its streams like the Sarvari, Parbati, Saint, Hurla are excellent for the sport.
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Camping in Himachal Pradesh

Enroute to the frontiers of civilisation in the Himalayas, the Banjara camp at Chail is a welcome break. A picturesque, thickly forested tract of land at 2000m, Chail was once the summer retreat of the Maharaja of Patiala. With its carpet of lush green meadows and thick Deodar forests, Chail offers a tranquillity simply unimaginable in today's fast paced life.

The world's highest cricket pitch is located here at the famous "King George Royal Indian Military College". While from one side of Chail you can see the twinkling night lights of Shimla, you get a glimpse of the Choor Chandani peak, the highest in this region of the Himalayas.
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Ice Skating in Himachal Pradesh

The Shimla ice skating rink has the largest open air area with naturally frozen ice in this part of the world.
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At a height of 2501 ms, girdled by awesome pinnacles, Kufri is a scenic hill resort 16kms, from Shimla. From December to March it wears its white winter garb, with snow trimmings on its tall green pines and deodars. Its undulating slopes are fashioned by nature to exhilarate lovers of Ice Skating.

Ice Skiing facilities and training for beginners are available during the best part of winter. Commands an awesome height of 3978 Mts. and is 51 kms. from Manali, Recently a new Ice ski terrain developed here has fired the imagination of ski lovers, as it offers a new challenge to their spirit of adventure. This is the only place in the country where the Ice skiers can indulge in their favorite sport in summer as well as autumn. With the onset of summer, the Ice skiers begin arriving here-dotting the silver-white backdrop with vibrant colors. The steep descents here are truly inspiring. The setting is just perfect both for the beginners and the seasoned.

Heli-Skiing in Himachal Pradesh

The Manali heli skiing expeditions involve helicopters, which are going to drop keen skiers onto peaks as high as 6,500m. The high peaks reduce the wind speed at lower levels where one skis, resulting in consistent, light and powdery snow. Powder skiing is easier to learn with the new thick kind of skis, especially if you are new to skiing.
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Kufri, near Shimla is one of the oldest places in India to be associated with Skiing and the slopes are still in use during winter.

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