Please note that you are using a browser that is no longer supported. Please consider viewing this website on another browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Skip to main content
Call us: +44 (0) 1453 844400Email us:

Worldwide Small Group and Tailor Made Adventure Travel

Our grading system explained

    Gentle / Moderate
    Moderate / Vigorous
    Vigorous / Strenuous
    Expedition Grade

Northwest Indian Himalaya

Northwest Indian Himalaya

The magnificent mountains of the Garhwal Himalaya together with the cultural and historic gems of Himachal Pradesh, make this region an adventurer's delight.

  • Main towns: Himachal Pradesh - Shimla, Garhwal - Pauri (administrative centre of the region)
  • Population: Himachal Pradesh - 6,856,509, Garhwal - 5,000,000 (est)
  • Size of regions: Himachal Pradesh - 55,673 km sq, Garhwal - 14,580 km sq
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Power supply: 220-240v
  • Sockets: two pin sockets or Indian three-round pin variety
  • Language: Gahrwal - Gahrwali, Sanskrit & Hindi, Himachal Pradesh - Hindi and Pahari
  • Time difference: GMT +5.5 hours
  • Visas: British nationals require a visa to visit India which must be obtained in advance.
  • Religion: Rajasthan - 89% Hindu, 9% Muslim, 3% others, Himachal Pradesh - 96% Hindu, Muslim 2%, Buddhists 1%, Sikhs, 1%
  • Popular dishes: In Himachal Pradesh, Roti Sabzi (flat bread) is very popular along with Patande - the 'Indian pancake'. Pulses form the staple diet in Garhwal, often served with fiery chutneys.
  • Popular drinks: Himachal Pradesh - Lassi (fermented milk) and Tchaku Cha (a salty tea based drink).
  • Did you know:
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice for India
Back to top