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About Himachal Pradesh

Although largely covered by mountains the state has a decent populace not just now but in past years as well. The state is spread out across a large number of valleys through which rivers flow perennially. Himachal Pradesh also has religious attractions with multiple Hindu pilgrimage sites as well as several temples. Adventure sports such as paragliding, skiing, rafting, ice skating, etc. There are also several festivals celebrated by locals as tributes to various gods and goddesses that they worship. Each year, loads of tourists both domestic and those coming from abroad book flights to Himachal Pradesh to experience its unique beauty. 

Best Time to Book Flights to Himachal Pradesh

The state has vast variation in terms of altitudes of its landmasses. As a result, the type of climate varies from region to region depending on altitudes. However, generally speaking, the window between late winter to early summer with the entirety of Spring sandwiched in between is considered the best period to visit. This window lies between the months of February to June. It comes right after the snowy season ends and weather conditions are generally pleasant.

However, some tourists deliberately choose to visit it during the snowy season to experience its snowfall. If such is the case, then October to February is the best time to visit.

Top Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh

Rohtang Pass Manali

Snow capped mountains, beautiful valleys, scenic views, incredible greenery and forests, etc., this magnificent hill station has it all. It offers great views of Dhauladhar ranges and the Pir Panjal. Group activities like trekking and rafting are quite popular here especially amongst tourists. In addition, adventure sports such as zorbing, horse riding, paragliding, skiing, etc. Apart from all of this, the place is also popular among couples and some have even dubbed it as the unofficial “Honeymoon Capital of India” due its natural and scenic beauty which creates an instant romantic vibe.

Mall Road Shimla

The state capital as well as one of the nation’s most prominent hill stations. The city has historical significance too as the British named it as the summer capital of the country during the colonial era. Some of the colonial architecture still exists here even to this day. The Jakhu temple is also a popular tourist site in the city. Its connection with the history of British India also makes it popular amongst tourists. The famous Mall road as well is also one of the busiest and well commercialised road areas of Shimla and is frequented by tourists.

BhagsuNag Waterfall Dharamshala

Located in the Dhauladhar range of Himalayas and in the upper slopes of the Kangra Valley, this hill station is considered as the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. The place has a reputation for its serenity and is a great place to de-stress. It is popular for its cuisine, thangka paintings, bustling street markets, museums, etc. Like other parts of Himachal Pradesh the city is known for its trekking activities which are quite popular here. It tends to enjoy a reputation for being more suited to solo tourists or with friends rather than for couples. 

Popular Flight Routes to Himachal Pradesh

DepartingDestinationDurationBest Price
DelhiShimla01h 10mINR 11,550
ChandigarhKangra00h 55mINR 3,239
JaipurKangra04h 50mINR 5,248
ChandigarhKullu00h 40mINR 11,768
DelhiKullu02h 10mINR 12,823

Popular Airports in Himachal Pradesh

AirportsCodeCity ServedAnnual Passengers
Kullu–Manali Airport / Bhuntar AirportKUUKullu and Manali17,638
Kangra-Gaggal AirportDHMKangra and Dharamashala1,29,995

When Is the Best Time to book Cheap Flight to Himachal Pradesh?

The best time to book a direct flight to Himachal Pradesh is in February. It is considered the best time to book an affordable ticket to the state. This is right at the end of winter season and just before the start of Spring so the weather just starts to turn pleasant around this time.

Which is The Cheapest Day to Fly to Himachal Pradesh?

According to our research Monday is considered the best day to book a cheap flight to Himachal Pradesh. If you plan to travel during holidays or high peak season, book the tickets at least three weeks in advance to increase your chances of getting the best deal.

Which Time of The Day is The Cheapest to Book Flights to Himachal Pradesh?

As per our research, early mornings are the best time of the day to book an affordable flight to Himachal Pradesh.

Top Tips to Get Cheap Flights to Himachal Pradesh

  • Round Trip Tickets
    Generally, one way flight tickets cost more round trip tickets. Hence, if possible, plan your date of return in advance and book a round trip ticket.
  • Off Season
    Airfares tend to go down during shoulder season or off-season. Therefore, booking flights at this time can help you get a lower price.
  • Set Price Aler
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  • Identify the Cheapest Day and Time
    Airfares usually soar during holidays and weekends and go down during the weekdays. So it’s better to book during the weekdays if your travel plans allow you the flexibility. 


  1. How to reach Himachal Pradesh by flight?

    The state has two domestic airports Kullu–Manali Airport  and Kangra-Gaggal Airport,. In addition, if you can’t find a flight to one of the aforementioned two try booking one to Chandigarh or Pathankot which are on the border of the state and then travel by car or bus into the state.

  2. Do we have direct flights to Shimla?

    Airlines such as Jet Airways, GoAir and IndiGo provide direct flights to the state. 

  3. What is the best way to travel in Himachal Pradesh?

    Local buses are the most affordable and convenient means to travel around the state.

  4. Local buses are the most affordable and convenient means to travel around the state.

    It varies depending on personal opinions but based upon popular consensus Manali seems to be the crowd favourite.

  5. Which is the safest city in Himachal Pradesh?

    It's hard to determine the safest city but recent data suggests Lahaul-Spiti district is the safest in the land.

  6. It's hard to determine the safest city but recent data suggests Lahaul-Spiti district is the safest in the land.

    Aesthetically, the state is popular for its hill stations and Himalayan landscapes. Also outdoor activities such as heli-skiing, rafting, trekking, ice-skating, paragliding, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc. are also common among tourists.

  7. Which is the most visited place in Himachal Pradesh?

    It's hard to give a precise answer but according to our research Dharamshala, Manali and Shimla are the most visited places in Himachal Pradesh.

  8. Which thing is famous in Manali?

    Manali has a lot of natural beauty on offer and in addition has a lot of opportunities for certain adventure sports and group activities.

  9. Is Manali cheap or expensive?

    Going by our research Manali is a great budget-friendly option for tourists.

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  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport
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