ABOUT HIMACHAL PRADESH
The Himachal Pradesh, renowned for its natural beauty and mountain scenery, spreads over the foothills of the Himalayas. It means “Snow Laden Region” literally translated so there are no awards to estimate the local climate. The choice of the best places for staying in Himachal Pradesh is big, from heritage to luxury: there are many great places to stay for the family, budget and pleasant atmosphere.
In this diverse condition, you will find plenty to do in some seriously spectacular landscape and one of a kind of experience. The Dalai Lama is the birthplace of His Holiness, and from religious to Namgyal Monastery in Dharamshala, to the fine colonial architecture synonymous with the Raj and Shimla, its former capital of the season, Himachal Pradesh.
Visit the Solang valley in winter to see how Mussoorie got its name ‘The Queen of the Hill Stations’ for a special skiing experience in Manali. There is plenty for you in Himachal Pradesh with lots of excellent accommodation possibilities.
Dharamshala plunged into darkness in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake in 1905 before the Dalai Lama arrived at exile in his Mcleod Ganj to establish his Tibetan government. All who travels is interested in Buddhism’s teachings has since become a spiritual mecca. To go to the villages surrounding Dharamkot and Gatedi (to name just a few) is to reach a pastoral paradise in which adults and cows are sick. A world beyond the chaos of the city.
The Raj façades and secret churches and colonial bungalows of Shimla, an important administrative capital under the UK regime and home to those documented collapses. Walk along with the bookshops ‘The Ridge’ and along with some lovely cafés, which are synonymous with the area. Christ Church.
The quaint mountain station Kasauli provides a refuge for city life while searching for fresh air and picturesque walking routes. It’s easier to reach Kasauli in about 70 kilometres from Shimla.
Manali city centre is overwhelmed by tourism these days from honeymoons to backpackers, but some delectable properties are still outside the city for a relaxing stay. You would be hard-pressed for discovering things you can’t do here on a playground for lovers of the great outside. Please take care of yourself, and take in this striking landscape, fishing, hiking, trekking, heli-skiing, paragliding and more.
On the foothills of the Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh is slowly rising. Most of the year, particularly in summer months, the climate is temperate, and some sections in winter are very cold – but look beautiful under the sky! The hot summers of the plains are the ideal way to avoid Himachal.
The Hotel Guru has a large range of the best places to stay in Himachal Pradesh: there are plenty of options for every taste and budget from shops to luxuries.
FOR A BOUTIQUE STAY
The Himalayan provides spacious rooms to this outdoor activities hotspot. The most sought after address of Manali Manali The accommodation is built in the Neogothic style in the castle and private cottages. Rooms are built to accommodate and feature fireplaces, four-poster beds and spacious bathrooms in the sitting areas. There is a cosy pub-style bar and a portion of wholesome comfort food is served.
FOR TOTAL RELAXATION
Grace Hotel is a soothing retreat in the tradition of Dharamshala, with meditation rooms and Yoga lessons. Decorated in an Indo-Tibetan style, Yogeshwar Mahajan ensures guests remain in his centuries-old ancestral home immersively and conveniently.
FOR A HOMESTAY EXPERIENCE
Himachal Pradesh enjoys some excellent homestays but Urvashi’s Retreat in a quiet corner of Manali and 7 pines in Kasauli should be included in our favourites.
The Retreat of Urvashi is a mountain home away from home surrounded by apple orchards and a bubbling brook. Wood spaces, floral fabrics, fine food, plus all the warm welcome you need make your stay an idyllic one.
The home you want is Photo postcode 7 Pines! Exquisitely refined antique furnishings are included in large rooms with mountain views. The food must be listed, in particular, the “healthy” chocolate cake, in a health-conscious blend of Indian and Western food!
FOR AN ECO BREAK
Bo and Sheila owners at Hotel Eagle’s Nest are pedantic of green tourism. Usage of renewable energy, filtered water from spring water (from its own private spring) and social responsibility through the use of local workers. Far from prohibiting a visit, the property only adds features that include uniquely decorated rooms and on-site ponies. A wonderful stay in Dharamshala rural town.