Himachal Pradesh in the north of India is totally dominated by the Himalayas to its north. Known for its Swiss mountain feel and valleys of fruit orchards and hill tribes. The toy train ride up from Kalka to Shimla is the best way to get here if enjoying a hill station is your goal. However, adventure enthusiasts should head on to Manali, which has taken over the mantle of extreme sports in India. Khajjar valley, Kinnaur and Spiti all have much to offer while towns like Dalhousie and Mcleodganj sees the Buddhists from Tibet and all over the world making a bee-line to Dharamsala to watch the Dalai Lama lead the prayers.
Shimla is like visiting some quaint combination of Switzerland and Britain with mountains and skiiing and locally brewed cider. A visit to Shimla is an opportunity to escape the heat of the plains, enjoy walks and drink cider.
- Walk | Discover | Enjoy | Climb
Adventures of both the body and mind call out to visitors in the spectacular surroundings full of activities. Discover spirituality in the people and their deeply religious views entwined in the mystic of the mountains, valleys, caves and waterfalls here.
- Walk | Experience | Climb
If you can, visit Dharamsala in February/March to attend a public lecture and prayers with the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama attracts all kinds of people, from Tibetan refugees in search of their identity to the spiritually inclined, the curious traveller to India to the adventure activity seeker headed to the Himalayas and those who look to be inspired to lead a more meaningful life. Whatever may be the reason to meet the Dalai Lama, almost all leave feeling elated like groupies.
- Meditate | Learn | See | Transcend | Enjoy | Climb | Pray