With hill stations where you can trek and spiritual places where you can do meditation for hours, Himachal Pradesh is beyond an Island country. Its fierce, yet charming wildlife draws travelers all around the world. So visit its huge tea gardens. The scenery is so different, that 5 days in Himachal Pradesh can never be sufficient.
But what if you have just 5 days vacation? Worry not; here is a list of everything that you can add on your Himachal tour packages. Right from must see charms and experiences to the best places to stay, eat, discover and shop.
Weather and the best time to travel Himachal Pradesh
Summers (March-June) – 22 °C to 37°C
The state starts to witness the summer season from the March till June. Many people from different corner of the world visit Himachal Pradesh to enjoy a cool weather in summer season. It is the time when people take pleasure in cool and pleasant ambience throughout the day.
Monsoon (July-September) – 25°C to 31°
The state experience rains all around its region from July to September. In this time, people get panoramic view of the nature in the green fields and high mountains. Monsoon is known as the best time to get unique experience. You can enjoy white water rafting.
Winter (October-February) – 0°C to 15°C
Wish to enjoy a snowfall-vacation? Winter is the best time for you. It is the time when you enjoy a number of winter sports activities. The season starts from the October till February.
Top cities to visit in Himachal Pradesh in 5 days
The next thing about our guide is the best places to see. These are the most famous Himachal cities that boast some of the best travel attractions.
With these cities, a perfect 4 nights, 5 days Himachal Pradesh tour itinerary will make like this: Bhuntar (1 day) – Malana (1 day) – Kasol (1 day) – Tosh (1 day) – Kheerganga (1 day).
Day 1: Bhuntar – The capital of picturesque villages in Himachal Pradesh
Bhuntar is an amazing place of Himachal Pradesh and has been visited by a number of travelers. Steamy rain forests occupied by a number of animals. This sleepy, quaint village is known for its amazing atmosphere and views. If you are going to spend 5 days in Himachal Pradesh, must-visit Bhuntar!
Top travel charms in Bhuntar: Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Jagannath Temple, Great Himalayan national park, Kaisdhar
Best things to do in Bhuntar: Trekking, Climbing, Elephant safari and nature walk
Closest airport: Bhuntar has its own domestic airport called Bhuntar Airport. This Airport is connected well to a number of major towns such as – Chandigarh, New Delhi, Dharamshala and Shimla. Bhuntar Airport is now a day not in service.
- Malana – Isolated from the rest of the world
Malana – This is the holiday for a number of travelers in Malana, a small village in the middle of the verdant green and sparkling snow-covered peaks of the Parvati valley, 9500 ft above sea level. Popular for the picturesque sceneries, the city has a number of secrets to reveal.
Top travel charms in Malana: Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, Chandrakhani Pass, Gauri Shankar Temple, Arjun Gufa, Naggar.
Best things to do in Malana: tea garden visit and trekking
How to reach Malana: Malana is linked to the Kullu valley and Manikaran is 10-hour trek more than the 3180 m elevated Rashol Pass. The shortest way to arrive in Malana is from the village Jari linked to Kullu valley.
- Kasol – A perfect place for relaxing
A best site for leisure time vacation, you can also involve in some blood pumping activities such as – river rafting. One more option is relax around and enjoy your time in fishing. Even it is thought as the best location for angling. You need to get a authorization for fishing here.
Top travel charms in Kasol: Parvati River, Manikaran Gurudwara,Tosh, Malana, Kheer Ganga
Best things to do in Kasol: Trekking and Rock Climbing
How to reach Kasol: Above 30 km away, Bhuntar Airport close to Kullu is the communicating airport to Kasol. The government of Himachal Pradesh operates continuous buses from neighboring states like – Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. Pathankot is the closest railway station at 150 km, while Chandigarh is 310 km away.
Required time to discover Kasol: 1 day
- Tosh – The capital city
Unfaithful roads, a wonderful civilization and amazing sceneries, this is what you will get in Tosh. This small village positioned in the Himachal gives you pretty scenes and soothing views. Gurdwara Manikaran Sahib a famous place for its hot springs is also a must-see place to visit near Tosh. The structure of bright colored wooden houses also adds a plenty in the charm of this beautiful Himalayan village.
Top travel charms in Tosh: Temple, picturesque village, Marijuana Plant, Small Dam and Waterfall
Best things to do in Tosh: Shopping, leisure walk and museum
How to reach Tosh: Tosh is approachable from 30-minutes of taxi ride from Barchaini. You can also take a leisure walk to the village. The leisure walk takes 90 minutes to enter the village along the winding road; you will have to walk over a wooden bridge.
- Kheerganga – a small village of many charms
Khir Ganga is a picturesque village positioned in Himachal Pradesh. It can be traveled round the year. It is only approachable by walk. It is a wonderful day walk on a thin rock face side path going by several waterfalls and few remote villages. There are typically approx 30-50 people at the village in the high season.
Top travel charms in Kheerganga: Natural beauty, beautiful villages, waterfalls, amazing mountains and others
Best things to do in Kheerganga: Nature walk, adventurous activities
How to reach Kheerganga: The adjacent airport to reach Kheer Ganga is Pantnagar, which is approx 235km away from here. The closest railway station is Kathgodam, which operates regular trains from many cities. The road to Kheer Ganga is connected well and there is 11km trek to Kheer Ganga.
Besides many interesting attractions to discover in Himachal Pradesh, Himachal tour packages offers you more exciting activities along with attractions to discover. These 5 days vacations will bring you a number of reasons to know – why Himachal Pradesh is the most favorite destination among travelers.