Places to visit in Himachal for a Weekend Trip

Places to visit in Himachal for a Weekend Trip

On the other hand, if you are a young couple or traveling solo, you can find an ideal place for yourself for the Weekend trip in Himachal Pradesh. Places with Live Music and DJ nights where you can freely enjoy your trip with dance might be your idea for a marvelous trip. For these destinations would have to choose a more secluded and smaller destination which no hassle from the nearby village communities. You might not be able to find these destinations as a regular part of Himachal holiday packages offered by the travel agencies. You might have to plan on your own by calling up and asking the camping sites or small tour operators.

Usually, there are always some music festivals and events that are happening throughout the state of Himachal Pradesh. But most of the time, the tickets to these events are often sold out way in advance. Also, it might get a little bit too crowded in these heavily publicized concerts and events. If you are on a budget, it is always a good idea to plan your own New Year Party.

Following are some of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh for your weekend trip. The list of places below is quite a balanced list that might suit families, couples, solo and budget travelers alike.



Kasol Village, Himachal Pradesh (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Kasol is a great place for couples and solo travelers to relax your mind from the cities hectic life in Himachal. A person can visit Himachal Kasol and you may find many events happening which are spread out in Kasol. It is quite easy to find what is happening in Kasol just by checking the local social media pages of Kasol. The posts about these events are promoted online extensively.

Israeli tourists find Kasol as their favorite destination and you can find Israeli food options in almost all cafés and restaurants. Many Indian tourists visiting Kasol find the famous Hummus, Lemon with Mint, and Pita bread as their gateway to Israeli cuisine.

The local attractions include the secluded village of Malana and the Sikh temple of Manikaran Sahib. Every year, Kasol attracts many backpackers, trekkers, and camping enthusiasts. During the winters, the snow-covered mountains have a very mystical look which is an amazing sight for the nature-lovers. For the young tourists, Kasol is the destination to have the best weekend getaways in Himachal Pradesh.



Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

For couples and honeymooners, Shimla is their first choice because of the easy connectivity and budget travel options. Among the domestic Indian tourists, Shimla is an ideal destination for them. For a great holiday in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla should be considered as an option.

Shimla during the winters is very beautiful because of the snowfall that attracts hundreds of tourists from within India. The Winter season also brings in tourists who engage in various winter sports activities which are great for families traveling with their children.

During the New year, there are several cultural and musical events happening in Shimla. Tourists can also enjoy the local attractions such as Shyamala Devi Temple and other temples in the area, Walks along ‘The Mall’, and delicious foods of various different cuisines. The beautiful scenic views provide a great backdrop for your picnic activities.

Your Himachal trip package to Shimla can be customized to accommodate cultural events and music concerts. It is recommended that you book your tickets for these events in advance to avoid missing out. Shimla remains one of the favorite places for domestic tourists for spent time and enjoys a holiday in Himachal Pradesh.



Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Dharamshala is one of the top choices for places to visit in Himachal. Dharamshala is a great destination for a nature lover in Himachal because of the great natural surroundings and various tourist activities to engage in. Activities such as Paragliding, Camping, and Trekking are some of the most popular among travelers.

Tourist attractions such as Kareri Lake, Mcleodganj, Dharamkot, Bhagsu, and Pong Dam are some of the popular places for trekking, sightseeing, shopping, and adventure activities. However, during the winter season, trekking and camping options might be limited due to the harsh weather. But still, you can have a great holiday with your friends who wish to travel on a low budget or the ones who are traveling solo.

Dharamshala is an all-around destination for all kinds of travelers. Usually, people from Punjab and Delhi come to Dharamshala their families, and significant others. These travelers have plenty of options to enjoy holidays in Himachal Pradesh. Especially in the town of Mcleodganj, there is no shortage of restaurants and bars to gather together and enjoy.

Dharamkot is another popular spot to enjoy live music performed by the local artists who gather together in small cafés. Dharamkot is mostly popular among the international tourists who usually avoid the crowdedness of Mcleodganj. To enjoy your holidays in Himachal Pradesh,



Manali, Himachal Pradesh (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Manali during the winters changes dramatically as the amount of snow is much more than that of the summer season. If you can visit Manali during a snowfall, then it is quite beautiful to watch the snow with the backdrop of the beautiful mountains. The most important attractions during the winter season in Kullu and Manali are the winter sports activities such as Skiing, Snowboarding, and Skating.

For the new year, Manali is considered one of the best new year destinations in India also one of the most visited places throughout the year at least for the tourists traveling from North Indian cities. The reason for its popularity is more related to the easy connectivity and availability of accommodation options to cater to thousands of tourists in a single month. There are so many hotel and homestay options in Manali that you will not find any shortage of places to stay.

There are so many music concerts and DJ nights that are available in almost every popular restaurant and café during the new year. There are artists from all over North India that come to Manali to play their music. You can research the social media posts in Manali to look for a new year celebration in Himachal Pradesh.



Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

To reach Chamba by road you can take any route from any major city in Himachal Pradesh. Chamba is well connected by Road. The nearest airport is the Dharamshala (Gaggal) Airport and for the people traveling by train, the nearest railway station is that of Pathankot.

If you are planning a holiday in Himachal Pradesh then Chamba should be considered for its gorgeous landscapes and natural scenic beauty. There are plenty of homestays to stay in for the regular tourists. Also, if you wish to find a secluded camping site for adventure in Himachal Pradesh then there are plenty of sites to be found in Chamba.

If you find it difficult to plan your own trip you may ask a travel agent to create a small Himachal holiday package for you especially for the new year’s celebration. If you can get a chance to witness the snowfall during the winters, then it is one of the best experiences you can have in Chamba which will last in your memories for years.


It would be good if you can check way in advance about the site where you will be having your own version of holidays in Himachal Pradesh. It is good to know if there are any time restrictions, restrictions on alcohol or music, etc. Knowing these things in advance will make you have more control over your environment and will help you keep things under control.

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