Are you thinking about visiting the Himalayan hill stations? Well there are so many that it might take you more than one trip to cover all of them. From Kashmir to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, the entire lower Himalayan stretch is dotted with some of the finest hill stations in the world. In fact there are a lot of hill stations that you can plan a trip to.
If you are confused about which hill stations to visit then you can go for the Himalayan Tours Packages which will outline a package for you. If not then you can plan a trip on your own as well. If you are planning on executing a trip to the Himalayan hill stations, then here are some planning tips that will come in handy.
Take one state at a time
When it comes to Himalayan hill stations there are mainly three states that you can cover- Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. There are plenty of hill stations in all these three states and hence it is best that when you plan your tour, you plan it based on one state. For example if you want to visit Shimla, Kulu, Manali then you should opt for Himachal Pradesh first and then visit Uttarakhand in your next visit. Hill stations are places that are meant for relaxing and hence do not overstrain yourself by planning a tour of two or more states in one go. When in Uttarkhand you can visit Ranikhet, Almora, Nainital etc.
Plan the right time for a visit
The ideal time visit a hill station is definitely during the summer months. If you want to escape from the heat of the plains, then you can plan a visit to the hill stations during the summer months. The weather remains pleasant during this time of the year and a lot of tourists flock to the hill stations. One of the major advantages of visiting hill stations during the summer time is that the sky more or less remains clear and you will be able to enjoy a complete view of the Himalayas from the hill stations. In fact the sky remains clear during the winter months too, but it is so cold during this time of the year it is best not to venture here. Some of the places of interest that you can travel to from the hill stations remain closed during the winter months and hence summer is the best time to visit if you want to make the most of your trip.
Caution: If you are planning a summer trip the start looking for Himalayan Hill Station Tour Packages in India or reservation in hotels at least 4-5 months in advance since this is the peak tourist season.
Carry proper gear
These hill stations are quite chilly even during the summer months. So pack warmers and boots. If you are interested in trekking then pack your trekking gears and shoes as well.
These simple yet effective tips will help you to plan the perfect tour of the Himalayan hill stations.