48 Hours in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is one the most beautiful states of India. The perfect mixture of natural beauty and artificial beauty makes this place all the more attractive. Himachal is also known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world. There is innumerable number of tourist attractions in this state. But it will be really hard for you to choose between those spots when you have just two days for exploring. Our article will help you in that case. This exclusive article deals with all those places which you can cover in just two days.
Itinerary for Nature Lovers
If you are a nature lover and you want to spend your two days in Himachal in the lap of nature then this section of the article will help you. This section contains all the places which a nature lover will love to visit within a two day stay in Himachal.
Chamba can be reached from different railway stations and airports of Himachal Pradesh. Once you reach Chamba early in the morning then you can explore different places. The first place that you must visit in Chamba is Khajjiar. This beautiful place is often known as mini Switzerland. Located at an altitude of 7000 m above sea level this magnificent hill station is one of the famous attractions of Himachal Pradesh. Besides the snow capped mountains the dense forest and the green meadows also catches your attraction. The perfect blend of White Mountains and greenery gives an amazing view to this place. Apart from all these spectacular views you can also visit the wildlife Sanctuary located in this area. The beauty of this place is highly admired by everyone and not to mention it will be a great treat for those who love nature. There are small food joints in this area where you can have some lip smacking food before moving to your next destination.
It is a two hour journey from Chamba to Kangra. The road that leads to Kangra is beautiful. Once you reach Kangra you start exploring this place. The most famous place here is Kangra Valley. The amazing natural beauty of this place makes it more special. The snow capped peak of Dhauladhar is the center of attraction of this place. If you have to see scenic beauty at its best then Kangra Valley is a must watch. The Kangra Fort
is also a historically rich place to visit in Kangra.
There are nearby lodges and hotels where you can spend the night before traveling again. Next day morning after having breakfast you can start traveling again.
Kullu will be your next stop. It will take 4 hours to reach Kullu from Kangra
. You must have heard about different beautiful places in Kullu but since time is limited we have shortlisted few places in Kullu
which you can visit. Shoja, located at an altitude of 3000 m above sea level is the place in Kullu where you can get to witness snow covered mountains.
The perfect mixture of snow capped mountains with rivers, streams, forests and meadows makes it even more beautiful. Kullu Valley can be your next stop in Kullu.
It is the capital of Kullu district and is highly dominated by nature. In between the valley the Beas River runs through making it more gorgeous. There are road side food stalls in Kullu where you can have your lunch. There are some Tibetan restaurants as well which you can even try.
It is a 3 hour journey from Kullu to Palampur. The main attraction in Palampur is Dharamsala
. This place is an ideal stop for nature lovers. The combination of Deodar and Pine trees gives a special retreat to nature lovers. You can see the best of this place during winters when the pine trees are covered with snow. After exploring this place you can bid a final farewell to Himachal Pradesh with a promise that you will meet again.
Itinerary for Adventure Lovers
When you are a typical adventure sports lover and you just want to try the different adventure sports that you have heard off in Himachal then this section is definitely your place. This section contains all the types of adventure sports that you can enjoy in just two days.
This famous Pass in Manali
is one of the popular trekking destinations of Himachal Pradesh. There are different types of treks available in this place. There are easy treks as well as difficult treks. You can start trekking with or without a trainer. Trainers are available here.
There are many trekking options from this pass and you can choose any one depending on your time.
It is a 1 hour journey from Chanderkhani Pass to Bhuntar. Skiing is an exciting adventure sport that is available in Bhuntar. You can try different types of Skiing once you visit this place. Apart from skiing trekking is also famous here. You can spend the night in some hotels in Bhuntar and then travel to other places in the morning.
Once you start early in the morning from Bhuntar it will take approximately 2 hours to reach this peak. Once you reach Shitidhar peaks you will observe the amazing snow capped mountain peaks. It will be difficult for mountain lovers to resist the urge of climbing one such peak. Mountain climbing is the main adventure sport in this area. Keeping in mind that climbers do not have any prior experience special trainings are given before climbing. You can thoroughly enjoy the awesome mountain climbing in this place.
This will be your final stop before leaving Himachal. Narkanda can be reached within couple of hours from Shitidhar Peaks. The two most famous adventure sports in Narkanda are Skiing and water sports. Since you have already tried skiing in your previous destinations you must try water sports here. River Sutlej flowing below Narkanda is the center for water sports mainly river rafting.
Other sports of this place include mountain jeep safaris, lakeside camps, walking in the woods and many more. After enjoying all these it is time for you to bid adieu to Himachal Pradesh.
Itinerary for Religious People
If you are a religious people and your main aim of visiting Himachal Pradesh is to visit the sacred places then read this section of the article. In this section all the religious places are mentioned that you can visit during your two day long trip.
Situated at a few distance from Manali Keylong is the abode for monasteries. Different Buddhist Monasteries are situated in this place. It will be a great way to start your tour by visiting any of the famous monasteries.
The monasteries include Tayul Monastery, Kardang Monastery, Dhankar Monastery and many more.
Your next destination will be Mandi, another famous religious place of Himachal Pradesh. It will take 6 hours from Keylong to reach Mandi. The Panchvaktra Temple in Mandi is a popular temple for pilgrims. This temple is located in the midpoint of Suketi and Beas River. The five faced statue of Lord Shiva is the centre of attraction of this temple. You can visit other famous temples of this place namely Trokada Mata Mandir, Chamunda Mata Mandir and many more.
After spending the night at Mandi, you will travel to Manali to visit this famous Temple. It will take hardly 2 hours to reach Hadimba Temple from Mandi. This is one of the oldest temples of Himachal Pradesh. Born to the Devil’s family Hidimba was the only sister of Hidimb.
It is believed that Hidimba used to stay inside this cave and since then this cave has been transformed into a temple. Designed beautifully this temple has become one of the major tourist attractions in the recent year. After completely exploring these places you can say good bye to Himachal Pradesh with the hope that you will come again.
This article contained information’s about all the places that you can visit within 48 hours in Himachal Pradesh.