Shimla comprises of lush green valleys, snow peaks, deep gorges, mountain lakes, flowing rivers, and beautiful monasteries and temples. It is known as Traveler’s paradise. Here we have compiled ten helpful travel tips for Himachal Pradesh.
You will be requiring tour confirmation voucher in hard copy. It is required for travellers to check-in at the hotels and for hiring cabs. Always carry a detailed itinerary in printed form. Your tour will start as per the itinerary.
- Weather conditions
You can enjoy your tour if the weather conditions are favourable. The weather conditions varies in the state itself. Some areas might be hot. Areas such as Una, Solan, Bilaspur, and Kangra might be warm to hot in summer and pleasant in winter. Other parts of Himachal Pradesh like Shimla, Kullu, Chamba and Kinnaur are mild to pleasant in summer and cold in winter.
- Id proofs
You are required to show your id proofs at the resort or hotel before check-in. You must keep the Id proof during travelling. Also, keep a soft copy of your documents in mobile.
- Check and review hotel
Please check hotel ratings and amenities before booking your hotel. You can also request your travel agent for add on like extra beds, heater, room refreshments and blankets. You can also customize the package. Also, if travelling with children, ask agent to book hotel near to mall road.
- Emergency numbers
You must keep the emergency contact numbers handy while traveling to Himachal Pradesh. Also, save details of the accommodation in your mobile phone. Moreover, share information with your relatives. You must keep the emergency number of ambulance, police, district control room, tourist information number of the specific location near you.
- Health precautions
You must avoid eating from roadside vendors and small restaurants. Always take a bottled water for drinking beverage as food like cut fruits and open water many not be healthy and clean. Also, carry personal medicines with you like electrol, crocin, band-aids, adhesives, thermometer and sanitizer. Don’t eat during traveling to higher altitude to avoid vomiting and nausea.
- Maintain distance
While on Shimla trip, maintain distance from unknown locals such as taxi drivers and tourist guides. Also, keep a tab on your taxi driver. Avoid traveling late due to safety concerns and visibility issues.
- Take permissions
Historical monuments and buildings may require special permissions for filming or photography. You can take the permission from District Administration and Tourism office. Also, you must inform tourist office and SDM police for adventure activities.
- Stay prepared
Read about the locations that you are visiting. Keep woollen clothes, gloves, rubber solved shoes, torch and food. You may also keep mosquito repellent, toilet paper and matchbox.
You must not stand near to the cliff or near river bank.
You can plan for Shimla if you are looking for relaxation, sightseeing and some adventure. You can experience adventures such as mountaineering, trekking and paragliding.