Himachal Pradesh, a beautiful state in the northern region of Indian, nestled in the laps of the Great Himalayan Ranges. Himachal is a place of immense beauty, serene lakes, lofty mountains, ancient temples, and cheerful people. The state is known for its eco-friendly environment, colorful culture, natural scenic views, and good people.
Himachal Pradesh hosts the most popular tourists’ destinations like Kufri, Kasol, Khajjiar, Dalhousie, Shimla, Kullu & Manali. Himachal Pradesh also becomes a hub for spending summer vacations. There are a lot of things one should keep in mind while traveling not just in Himachal Pradesh but anywhere in the whole world.
HERE ARE SOME USEFUL TIPS WHEN YOU PLAN YOUR TRIP FOR HIMACHAL PRADESH:
- Be ready with all the documents
For every hassle-free trip, you should always be ready with all the necessary documents like the travel ticket, passports, travel vouchers, ID proofs. All these documents are needed for check-in for hotels and for the private taxi if you book one. Make sure you will be having your detailed itinerary with you, it will help you travel better in Himachal Pradesh.
- Check all the weather conditions
It is good to check the weather conditions prior. Weather in hilly areas fluctuates very frequently. So, it is advised to decide the season and time of the trip according to the temperature and weather conditions. Pack according to the temperature and always carry windcheaters and rain covers with you.
Do not visit in the monsoon season, as the mountains get risky due to heavy rainfalls.
- Keep a list of emergency numbers
Always keep a list of emergency contacts with you. Save the address of the hotel and contact number on your phone or share it with your family members. Connectivity in the mountains is very weak and poor. Whenever you get a network inform your family members.
- Police: 100
- District Control Room: 1077
- Emergency Contact Number: 108
- Always Carry Cash
In Himachal Pradesh, there are a lot of places where ATM machines are available and few villages do not have any access to banks and ATMs. It will be good if you carry minimum cash with you while traveling. People living in remote areas only accept cash if you purchase something from them.
- Keep Yourself Fit & Healthy
Food is one of the most elements of your trip. Avoid eating roadside or from small vendor shops. Always keep your water bottle with you. Eat healthy and nutritious food and exercise to keep diseases away. Try to find healthy food like fruits, dal, chapati, rice, etc.
Carry your personal medication and Do not do overeating while traveling on higher altitudes.
Mountain sickness is a very common issue. Medicines for headaches, stomach pain, nausea, vomit are important ones.
- Carry Essential Items
- Sunscreen, lip balm, and moisturizers
- Sunglasses and cap
- ID Proofs
- Trekking Shoes
- Woolen Clothes
- Follow Instructions
Read the instruction and respect the social norms of the place you are traveling. Tourist places always come with a list of instructions. For example, photography is prohibited in so many places and slippers are not allowed in the temple area. Be careful and follow the instructions, if you do not know then it is better to ask to some local people or guide.
- Be Nice to People
Himachal Pradesh is a peaceful place. While traveling to a new destination always be friendly and welcoming. Do not be rude or arrogant with them but also keep track about the local cab drivers or guides you are traveling with. Make sure your driver follows your itinerary. Avoid roaming in the night and come back to the hotel before night due to the risk of low visibility and safety.
- Check and Review the Hotel
Please check the amenities, reviews, and ratings of the hotel before booking. You can also request your travel agent to customize your package if you need anything extra like bedsheets, blankets, hot water, etc.
These all are the important things to keep in mind if you are planning to visit Himachal Pradesh. Take time from your busy life and plan a hassle-free trip with your family, friends, and loved ones. Spend your summer and winter vacations in the beautiful state of India.LIVE. TRAVEL. EXPLORE!