Visit the Hill Stations, from which the government was run during the summer in the years of the Raj. Contents of entire offices were moved to Shimla, the summertime capitol, as bureaucrats escaped Delhi’s heat. Manali’s apple orchards, the glacier and perma-frost in Rohtan, Kullu’s famous shawls, and hundreds of beautiful river, mountain, waterfall, and stream experiences await you here. In Dharamsala, the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of the world’s Buddhists, will inspire you and so will the mountain views. Fun Tibetan products to shop for.
In Dehra Dun, find the Forest Research Institute Museum, the Indian Military Academy, the Wildlife Institute of India and the Survey of India, all left by the British. Mussoorie, the Queen of Hill Stations offers mountain air, views of snowy peaks, shopping and a holiday atmosphere all year.