Travel Budget for Himachal Pradesh

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How much does it cost to travel to Himachal Pradesh?

How much money will you need for your trip to Himachal Pradesh? You should plan to spend around ₨1,873 ($26) per day on your vacation in Himachal Pradesh, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₨473 ($6.64) on meals for one day and ₨256 ($3.59) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Himachal Pradesh for a couple is ₨2,375 ($33). So, a trip to Himachal Pradesh for two people for one week costs on average ₨26,227 ($368). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    1,873
  • One Week Per person
    13,113
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    26,227
  • One Month Per person
    56,200
  • One Week For a couple
    26,227
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    52,453
  • One Month For a couple
    112,399
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A vacation to Himachal Pradesh for one week usually costs around ₨13,113 for one person. So, a trip to Himachal Pradesh for two people costs around ₨26,227 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₨52,453 in Himachal Pradesh. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Himachal Pradesh can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Himachal Pradesh?

How much does a trip to Himachal Pradesh cost? Is Himachal Pradesh expensive? The average Himachal Pradesh trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Himachal Pradesh prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Himachal Pradesh can vary, the average cost of food in Himachal Pradesh is ₨473 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Himachal Pradesh should cost around ₨189 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Himachal Pradesh is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Himachal Pradesh is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₨256 per person, per day, on local transportation in Himachal Pradesh.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    1,187
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    2,375
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    473
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    256
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    298
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    295
Flights to Himachal Pradesh

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Typical tour prices for Himachal Pradesh

How much do tours to Himachal Pradesh cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    11 days
    $ 600
    ($55/day)
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    12 days
    $ 2300
    ($192/day)
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    15 days
    $ 1025
    ($68/day)
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    10 days
    $ 1850
    ($185/day)
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Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh On a Budget
Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh
With a name that translates to "abode of snow," Himachal Pradesh is a state in north-western India with opportunities for experiencing the Himalaya mountain range. Visitors come to the region to experience the mountain scenery, engage in Tibetan culture, and learn about the region's ancient past.
Sights
With its close proximity to the Himalayas, the state of Himachal Pradesh is not lacking in striking mountain scenery with charming hills and valleys. Dalhousie, located in the western part of the state, is a hill station famed for such a backdrop. The area actually consists of five hills called Balun, Tehra, Kathlog, Patreyn, and Bakrota - all with churches and quaint colonial architecture. Kullu Valley is also known for its scenery, situated along the banks of the Beas River. Also known as "Vally of the Gods," Kullu is home to a number of ancient temples and festivals as well as a handicraft culture of woven wool products. Spiti Valley and Lahul Valley are also very scenic with rolling foothills and temples of their own.

There is plenty to see in the urban areas of the state as well. Shimla, the state capital, is best known for Jakhu Temple which offers mountain views from its location just above town. This temple, populated by monkeys, is said to be the place in the Ramayana where the monkey god, Hanuman, rested during his journey to the Himalaya Mountains. The Ridge offers another view over the city, and is also a hub for the cultural and social scene. Another popular center of activity is The Mall, which has shops, restaurants, bars, and more.
Regions
Himachel Pradesh is generally divided into twelve districts - Bilaspur, Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahul and Spiti, Mandi, Sirmaur, Shimla, Solan, and Una. Its state capital is Shimla, a popular summer destination nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. Other popular hubs include the small town of Bir for its Tibetan community and Buddhist monasteries, Dalhousie for its Victorian charm, Dharamsala as the home of the Dalai Lama and India's largest Tibetan communtity, and Manali as a hill station close to the mountains. Jogindernagar, Keylong, and Bilaspur are also well-visited locations in Himachel Pradesh as well as Sundernagar and Mandi.

Activities
At the base of the Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is a popular base camp region for trekking, climbing, and skiing amidst the rugged terrain of the tallest mountains in the world. Visitors are also attracted to the region to learn about the Buddhist religion. There are many cultural and religious sites to visit, where anyone can attend worship or even classes about Buddhism. Some of the cities, like Dharamsala, offer lessons in the studies of yoga, meditation, healing practices, paragliding, cooking, and thangka painting. Many others also come to Dharamsala to meet, or at least see, the Dalai Lama. To meet "His Holiness" is a spiritual experience for Buddhists and memorable to all who respect the religion. It is not always easy to have this chance as the Dalai Lama travels frequently and private audiences are carefully chosen (applicants must supply detailed information about themselves and why they wish to see "His Holiness"). He does give scheduled public teachings, though they are often crowded.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of the Himachal Pradesh region is simple but nutritious, consisting largely of chicken and mutton with vegetables which include pumpkins, potatoes, beans, and beetroots. Some staple meals of the region include thukpa (noodle soup usually with chicken and vegetables), skyu (thumb-sized pieces of kneaded dough cooked in a kind of soup), and momos (dumplings). Other specialties comprise of khambir (a whole wheat local bread baked into a pan shape), butter tea (salty tea churned with butter), and chang (a light local brew of beer). These dishes are common throughout the mountainous regions of the Himalayas. Momos are a popular street food, served steamed or fried and stuffed with spiced potato, cabbage, spinach, radish, or carrot with chili sauce on the side. Any of the noodle dishes are also staples. Any of the popular destinations will have a variety of dining options from traditional to international flavors.

Transportation
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The geographical location of the state makes transportation somewhat difficult. By plane, the main airports in Himachal Pradesh include the Kangra Airport (serving Dharamsala), Shimla Airport, and Kullu-Manali Airport - all which offer flights to and from Delhi.

There is very little rail connection except for the Kalka-Shimla railway track which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Bus is probably the most practical and cheapest way to enter the region with three routes coming from Delhi:

Delhi-Chandigarh-Shimla-Kaza
Delhi-Chandigarh-Bilaspur-Mandi-Manali-Keylong-Leh
Delhi-Chandigarh-Kangra-Dharamsala or -Chamba


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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