Biking, Himachal Pradesh
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Travel Tips

  • Select a bike with long mileage and large fuel tank.
  • Don’t overlook a single safety rules of biking.
  • Check the brakes, head lights, indicator lamp, and etc. at first.
  • Full your fluid tank. Carry extra fuel if possible.
  • Rudimentary puncture repair kit is a must during the trip. Don’t go with the advice of not carrying.
  • Wear reflection resistance sunglasses.
  • Wear gloves, riding jacket, knee guards, elbow guards, helmet and comfortable clothes depending on the temperature.
  • Make a group and a leader and a sweeper. Leader will lead and sweeper will be the last rider in the group.
  • Carry the emergency numbers of the people around the region and if possible go through a medical check up to confirm the fitness and any unknown allergic reactions.
  • Make a proper biking plan and take few minutes rest at some of the points during the journey.
  • Carry your own luggage composed of essential articles only. Tie them in the proper way with the motorcycle.



When to visit

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Route/ Place

Scenic hill stations, snow-capped mountain ranges, emerald lakes, cold desert are the options available for the tourists visiting Himachal Pardesh. This state with capital Shimla is one of the major tourist place in India enjoying the highest tourist footfall for years. The presence of the Gods and their residences as temple are rawing huge chunk of devotees in this land of the earth. Rick culture with strong values are the key points present in the locals of this area. This state is famous for its bountiful of offerings in adventure sports like biking, trekking, mountaineering, hiking, paragliding, hot air ballooning and etc. a motorbike ride with your pals around this state will be an exciting experience for life.

The routes are as followed-

  • Shimla-Nirath Sun temple- Sarahan-Sangla-Tabo-Rohtang-Manali
  • Manali-Leh highway
  • Kalka-Shimla route
  • Nalagarh to Manali
  • Manali to Kullu

The passes and monasteries along the roads are the attractions during the ride. Kibber village is the highest altitude village in India which can be visited by taking the biking trips. Manali to Leh highway is the toughest road in the world which needs immense guts and fitness to complete.

 
Equipments

Biking is incomplete without the main biking gears. Biking shoes, waterproof gloves, waterproof jacket, bike helmet, waterproof bag, water bottle, first aid kit, sunglasses, insect repellents, sunscreen lotions, moisturiser, repairing and maintenance kit with equipment are essential items need to be carried during the bike trips.

 
Places to Stay

 
How to Reach

  • New Delhi airport is the closest international airport. There is an airport at Bhuntar which is 50kms away from Manali. Daily domestic flights are connecting New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chandigarh with Manali. Taxis are the option to take you at your destination outside the airport. Private charter planes are available for Manali.
  • The Kalka railway station is the point near to Manali connecting the place with New Delhi, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai and other metro cities of India. There is a narrow gauge track in Manali going up to Jogindernagar.
  • Himachal is well connected with the capital city of India, New Delhi which is 552kms only. Chandigarh is 350kms away only. The Himachal Government is building roads to give the best travelling experience all around the state. Several state highways are in touch with National Highway 21. There are Volvo and other bus services available from Chandigarh, New Delhi and Dehradun.

 
Surrounding Attractions

This place is densely populated by the attractions. High voltage valleys are attracting the travellers for uncountable years. Most of them starts from either Shimla or Manali. Shimla is thickly covered by oak, pine and rhododendron forests. The flowers are making the valley colourful during the season of blossom. The age old colonial charm left by the British Raj during their stay is present in the atmosphere of the city even now. Surrounding areas like Leh, Ladakh, Manali, Kullu, Spiti, Kasauli, Kangra, Chamba and Dalhousie are equally famous because of their lusty presence within the lap of abundant nature. The moody rivers flowing down from the upper region are creating the soulful songs which stays even after many years. One can’t control their lust to visit Rohtang Pass which is popular because of the high volume of ice present there.

 
Emergency No.

  • Police: 100
  • Emergency help: 108
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Manali Police Station: 044 - 23452788

HP Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.,

Ritz Annexe,

The Ridge Shimla-171001. 

Phone No: 0177-2652561, 2658302

Email: shimla@hptdc.in