Himachal

Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It's home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas

Festivals

 Kullu DussehraShivratri Fair (Mandi), Shoolini Mela (Solan), Minjar Fair (Chamba), Mani Mahesh Chhari Yatra (Chamba), Renuka fair (Sirmaur), Lavi Trade Fair (Rampur), Vrajeshwari fair (Kangra), Jwalamukhi Fair (Jwalamukhi), Holi Fair (Sujanpur Tira), and Naina Devi Fair (Bilaspur),Fulaich {Kinnaur valley}. In the lower regions of Himachal are temple Fairs in Una District such as the Peeplo Fair, the 'Mairi' Guruduwara Fair, the 'Chintpurni' temple Fair, the 'Kamakhya temple' Fair, including the annual Himachal Hill Festival in the village Polian Purohitan 

Food

The day-to-day food of Himachalis is very similar to that of the rest of north India. They too have lentilbrothricevegetables and bread. Traditionally, Himachali cuisine is dominated by red meat and wheat bread. Thick and rich gravy, with aromatic spices, is used in abundance as the base of many dishes. Now, steamed momos (dumplings) and noodles are also readily available and popular with travellers who want to graduate to Indian food slowly. Some of the specialities of Himachal include ManeeMadiraPateerChouckBhagjery and chutney of til(sesame seeds).

Best Time to Visit Himachal Pradesh:

Seasons

Months

Temprature

Summers

March to June

22°C - 37°C

Monsoon

July to Sep

15°C - 28°C

Winters

Oct to Fab

0°C - 15°C

 

Places to visit

Kullu , Manali Shimla Chamba, Dharamshala, Dalhousie Kangra Kasauli Hamirpur Parwano Solan

Attractions & Activities Paragliding Rafting Adventure Yoga Backpacking Skiing cycling mountaineering, safari, Temple visit.