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Planning a trip to Himachal Pradesh, India

23rd May to 26th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Estimated Budget
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INR 21,100 - 28,500View Breakdown

Things to do in Himachal Pradesh, India in May

Day 1 - Thursday 23rd, May
Morning -

Arrive at Himachal Pradesh via the Kangra Valley Railway, a picturesque train journey offering stunning views of the mountains and valleys. Check into your hotel and freshen up.

Afternoon -

Explore the local cuisine at any nearby street food vendors or local restaurants. Try a traditional Himachali meal like Sidu, Babru, or Chana Madra.

Evening -

Visit Dalai Lama Temple in Mcleod Ganj, a serene Buddhist temple with beautiful architecture and spiritual ambiance.

Day 2 - Friday 24th, May
Morning -

Embark on a trek to Triund Hill, a relatively easy trek offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Afternoon -

Indulge in paragliding at Bir Billing, one of the best paragliding spots in the world, offering an exhilarating experience.

Evening -

Relax and unwind at a local cafe in Mcleod Ganj, soak in the serene atmosphere and enjoy the stunning views of the sunset.

Day 3 - Saturday 25th, May
Morning -

Visit the Bhagsunag Waterfall, a picturesque waterfall surrounded by lush greenery. Take a refreshing dip in the natural pools.

Afternoon -

Explore the vibrant local market at Lower Dharamshala, perfect for souvenir shopping and trying local street food.

Evening -

Experience the tranquility of Norbulingka Institute, a center for preserving Tibetan art and culture. Take a guided tour of the institute and explore the beautiful gardens.

Day 4 - Sunday 26th, May
Morning -

Drive to Solang Valley for exciting activities like zorbing, ropeway ride, and ATV rides amidst the stunning landscapes.

Afternoon -

Enjoy a traditional Himachali thali for lunch at a local eatery, filled with flavorsome local delicacies.

Evening -

Spend the evening at Mall Road in Manali, enjoying the bustling atmosphere, trying local snacks and shopping for souvenirs.

Day 5 - Monday 27th, May
Morning -

Visit the Hadimba Devi Temple, a serene and historical temple surrounded by cedar forests, before heading to the railway station.

Afternoon -

Relish a farewell meal at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Himachali cuisine before departing for the railway station.

Evening -

Depart from Himachal Pradesh on the Kangra Valley Railway, cherishing the memories of the thrilling adventure and beautiful landscapes.

Weather in Himachal Pradesh, India in Invalid date
Avg Temp17°C to 27°C
Chance of Rain30%
SeasonSpring

May is generally a pleasant time to visit Himachal Pradesh, with warm and clear days. However, it's advisable to be prepared for occasional rain showers. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Himachal Pradesh, India

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable T-shirts -

Pack moisture-wicking, breathable fabrics.

Light and airy tops -

For a more formal look, consider light fabrics like linen or cotton.

Casual trousers or jeans -

Comfortable and versatile.

Shorts or skirts -

For comfort and breathability.

Light jacket or sweater -

For evenings or unexpected weather changes.

Undergarments -

Sufficient pairs for the duration of the trip.

Comfortable walking shoes -

For exploring the scenic landscapes.

Accessories

Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

For sun protection and style.

Scarf -

Versatile, can be used as a head covering, neck warmer, or blanket.

Reusable water bottle -

Stay hydrated and reduce plastic waste.

Small backpack or daypack -

For carrying essentials during day trips.

Travel-sized toiletries -

Essentials like shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush, and toothpaste.

Basic first-aid kit -

For minor cuts and scrapes.

Essentials & Must Haves

Valid ID card -

Aadhaar card or passport.

Cash and debit/credit cards -

For expenses.

Travel documents -

Train tickets, hotel bookings, etc.

Phone and charger -

Stay connected and capture memories.

Hand sanitizer -

Maintain hygiene.

Small umbrella or raincoat -

For unexpected showers.

Travel documents -

Copies of important documents, stored separately.

Good to Have

Travel guide or map -

For exploring local attractions.

Binoculars -

For wildlife spotting or scenic views.

Camera -

Capture stunning moments.

Reusable cutlery -

Reduce waste and save money on disposables.

Small flashlight -

For nighttime visibility.

Travel pillow -

For comfort during train travel.

Electronics

Power bank -

Keep your devices charged.

Travel adapter -

If necessary, depending on your destination.

Noise-canceling headphones -

For peaceful train rides or immersive music experiences.

Universal remote -

Control hotel TVs or other electronic devices easily.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash, Debit and credit cards are widely accepted in most places.

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Budget for Himachal Pradesh, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR21,100 - 28,500

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
flight expense
INR 10,000- 15,000
food
INR 3,600- 4,500
hotel
INR 2,000- 2,500
local travelling
INR 1,500- 1,800
activities
INR 3,000- 3,500
misc
INR 1,000- 1,200
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Try to book train tickets well in advance to get the best fares.
  • Carry some extra cash for emergencies and unplanned expenses.

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.