Himachal Travel with Covid-19 Guidelines In 2021

With the most beautiful hill stations, enchanting villages, snow-clad mountains and lush green landscapes, providing an outlet from the heat, driving to Himachal Pradesh is always a good idea, irrespective of the period!

It is a haven for thrill-seekers, opportunists and nature lovers. With McLeod Ganj being homey to the Dalai Lama and marks of Buddhism wherever you go, you’re likely to sense the mighty influence of Tibetan culture. It is the latest destination for skiing, rafting, paragliding, trekking, mountain climbing, and every other mountain adventure project in India.

As for the menace of Coronavirus, Himachal Pradesh saw a massive drop in the number of new covid cases in 2021. Moreover, the revival from 2020 is a positive sign for the state’s tourism sector, flourishing once again.

Covid-19 Updates 

As the land has opened the gateways for tourists and eased all restrictions on interstate cruising, the ‘corona curfew’ is relaxed for Himachal, where shops will open from 9 am to 8 eateries can be open till 10 pm. Below are COVID-19 Guidelines for Travelling to Himachal Pradesh.

By Air: Thermal screenings on arrival. No quarantine or mandatory covid test required. Registering on the Arogya Setu app is compulsory.  By Rail: No need for e-pass. Thermal screening at entry points. Carry clean linens while travelling for long journeys.By Road: E-Pass has been made mandatory. Interstate transport buses to run with 50% passenger capacity.Violation of Covid guidelines will get you fined up to INR 5000 or imprisonment.     Indoor gathering not to exceed over 50 people. The outdoor group, not more than 100 people.

Places To Visit: Plan Your Trip

Places to tour while travelling to Himachal Pradesh whether you choose to go biking or trekking. Travel to Himachal Pradesh to get a glimpse of the breathtaking views.

1. Manali

An enchanting escape for adventure sports like paragliding, trekking, and raftingPeace and tranquil localesMesmerizing views of the surrounding landscapesTourist hotspot due to the repeated presence in Bollywood filmsThe advent of Social Media became the picture-perfect townA year-round destinationHave been painted white in the chilly wintersIncredible escape during the summer heatMany things on the itinerary to explore the stunning hill station

2. Shimla

Most sought travel destinationRomantic and family holiday tripsWitness intricate Victorian architectureTake a stroll down Mall RoadFull of locals and tourists alikeA toy train trip from Shimla to Kalka is an unmissable experienceHas an airportWell connected with major cities of IndiaStay in a boutique bungalow or cottage, or heritage homestayBest time to visit Shimla during JanuarySnowing resembles a fairy tale scene

3. Dharamshala

Notice the influence of Tibetan culture14th Dalai lama found refuge in the hills of Dharshamla, in McleodganjTsuglakhang Temple complex of Mcleodgang has the Namgyal MonasteryNamgyal Monastery is known as the Dalai Lama TempleAttend the morning or evening prayersOpen to allBeautiful experienceInsight into the Buddhist culture with spiritual debateMonks clap to make a point referred to as the “clapping debate.”Visit the Norbulingka institute preserving the Tibetan cultureTeaches Tibetan refugees from the English language & Buddhist traditionsFamous amongst thrill-seekers for trekking and adventurous sports.

4. Kasol

A charming and quaint villageTwo hours away from ManaliSurrounded by dense coniferous treesStunning view of the majestic Himalayan rangeConsidered to be the base for popular trekking trailsA haven for backpackers or the “hippie town.”Find a large number of IsraelisA couple of days will help you rejuvenate your mind, body and soulMini-Israel has the best foodActivities ensure no dull momentGo on an adventure of ownMost beautiful templesCamp by the riverChase mountain peaksArouse adrenaline junkie

Final Thoughts

Discover more favourite destinations like Dalhousie, Sangla & Chitkul, Shoja, Solang Valley, Lahaul And Spiti Valley, Mandi, Kullu, Bir and plan a week’s trip in this spectacular region of Northern India.

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