Popular Himachal Road Trips

Popular Himachal Road Trips

Posted On : 25-12-2021


We at Japji would be so glad to take you on the most adventurous and beautiful trips through the beautiful glaciers and mountain-filled terrains along with the pinch of lush green scenic beauties also blessed with the mesmerizing lakes and rivers along the way. The one part of India that you surely wouldn't like to miss is the vast, huge and bountiful North. The chilled and terrifying north will leave your eyes in awe for life !!

So here's us bringing you the most adventurous and splendor-filled tour in Himachal Pradesh where you will enjoy every bit of your travel. The Himachal range in all is such a beauty to visit at least once in your lifetime but here's a quick getaway road trips you can cover in one go and the most convenient ones to go for at first.

1. Manali to Leh

Best Time to Visit: May to September

Distance: Approx 473.3 KMs.

Map Route: Manali – Marhi-Rohtang-Khoksar-Keylong-Jispa-Deepak Tal-Bharatpur Tent Colony-Killing Sarai-Sarchu-Pang-Debring-Rumptse-Karu-Thiksey Monastery-Leh

Attraction: Road trips from Manali to Leh are the most convenient ones as there are literally zero bumps throughout the trip. The road from Manali to Leh is via Rohtang Pass. Rohtang Pass is believed to be shut from October to April due to heavy snowfall blocking the roads with 20 to 30ft of snow. The Government authorities clear the snow during April and thus the pass stays open after the said time. During the said trip you can witness the snow-clad glaciers and mountain peaks along with the Chandra River flowing along. You can also enjoy sled rides during this trip.

Places to Visit in Leh: Zanskar River, Pangong Lake, Thiksey Monastery, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Hemis National Park, Magnetic Hill, Tanglang La, Shanti Stupa, Markha Valley among a few beautiful and charming getaways.

2. Chandigarh to Dalhousie

Best Time to Visit: March to June and Mid September to Mid January

Distance: Approx 314.3 KMs

Map Route: Chandigarh - Rupnagar - Hoshiarpur -Dasua-Kathua-Basoli- Dalhousie

Attraction: The road trip from Chandigarh to Dalhousie is also a smooth one. As you start your drive you will experience the Golden Area of the North that is the Golden Wheat fields of Punjab that will leave you in awe. Sultaj river will flow along your amazing trip. One also gets to experience the deep gorges and cliffs along the way. As you reach Dalhousie you can experience the snow clad mountains and terrains. Dalhousie is like a vintage place with the aura from the British Rule with marvelous forest trails, waterfalls, springs and soft-hearted people.

Places to Visit in Dalhousie: Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Khajjiar, Chamera Lake, Sach Pass, Rock Garden,  Indo Tibetian Market, Satdhara Falls, Dainkund Peak, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Bakrota Hills, Garam Sadak, Bhuri Singh Museum, St. Francis Church amongst the famous ones.

3. Chandigarh to Kasol

Best Time to Visit: March to Mid June and September to Mid November.

Distance: Approx 285 KMs.

Route Map: Chandigarh-Kharar-Kurari-Rupnagar-Ghanauli-Bharatgarh-Kirtarpur Sahib-Swarghat-Kothipura-Bilaspur-Barmana-Behna-Sunder nagar-Ner Chhowk-Mandi-Kamand-Bajaura-Bhuntar-Kasol

Attraction: The initial Journey to Kasol is a smooth one but the later part is a lil bumpy. While visiting Kasol one of them not to miss places is Parvati Village which offers a variety of activities and landscape views. Kasol has a pleasant climate all through the year making it the most visited place amongst the tourists. While visiting Kasol one can also visit the nearby places like Tosh, Rasol, Chalal, Malana, and Manikaran. Kasol lies in the lap of mother nature with numerous unexplored and undefined trails and a number of mountain ranges offering a breathtaking view. Kasol is also known for various adventurous activities. Kasol also holds a special place for trek lovers. Kasol offers a variety of yummy food to try on.

Places to Visit in Kasol: Great Himalayan National Park, Nature Park, Kheer Ganga Peak, Manikaran Gurudwara Sahib, Bhuntar Town, Barshaini, Magic Valley, Sar Pass Trek, Tulga, Star Gazing Camp and loadsa fruitful cafes.

4. Delhi to Spiti valley

Best Time to Visit: March to May and Mid October to Mid January

Distance: Approx 747 KMs.

Route Map: Shimla – Narkanda – Rampur – Kalpa - Nako-Giu Village - Tabo Village – Dhankar - Pin Valley (Mud Village) - Kaza

Attraction: The journey from the Shimla route is the smoothest and closed only during extreme snowfall conditions. You can experience various hydroelectric projects on the way as you cross Kinnaur. You can also experience the rivers such as Baspa and Sutlej. You can visit the ancient Mata Mandir on the way to Kalpa and also experience the beautiful pine forests on the way. You can also see the majestic Nako lake and charming villages like Chango, Shalkar, Sumdo, and Hurling. You can discover the vast fields and hidden caves along the way. Not to miss is visiting the thousand-year-old temple at Gompa. You must see Chandratal Lake which is breathtaking and famous for its multi-colored waters. The trip overall is a journey for a lifetime.

Places to Visit in Spiti Valley: Chandratal Lake, Key Monastery, Tabo Monastery, Baralacha La, Dhankar Lake, Pin Valley National Park, Kibber, Kunzum Park, Triloknath Temple, Spend some time collecting fossils and indulge in some stargazing.

5. Delhi to Dharamshala

Best Time to Visit: March to June and October to Mid February

Distance: Approx 469.3 KMs.

Route Map: Delhi -> Panipat -> Karnal -> Ambala -> Kharar – Nangal – Amb – Kangra – Dharamshala

Attraction: The route from Delhi to Dharamshala is a gorgeous treat for nature lovers. Tau Devi Lal Biodiversity Park is a must-stop if you love spending time with birds and animals. The next stop surely is Pipli Mini Zoo which is again a treat for nature lovers for its rich heritage in wildlife. Also, the way from Delhi to Dharamshala is a foodie trip. There are various Dhabas and restos along the way to stop for some yummiest food.

Places to Visit in Dharamshala: Bhagsu Falls, War Memorial, Tea Gardens, Dal Lake, Dalai Lama Temple, Cricket Stadium, Trikund, Jwala Devi Temple, Kangra Art Museum, Church, Gyutu MonastryMasroor Rock Cut Temple amongst few ones.


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