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Travel Safety Tips Do’s & Don’ts

Abide by the advisory as it would help the authorities in ensuring your safe travel to various locations in the state.

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1 Himachal is a peaceful and hospitable state. The people are
   friendly and helpful. Nevertheless, visitors are advised
   not to take unnecessary risk that may lead
    them to danger or allow/ provoke
   anybody else to harm them in any way.

2 Change your money only at authorized foreign exchange
   outlets / Banks / Hotels. Insist for receipt of money changed.

3 Keep identity card/passport handy while travelling

4 Some buildings and monuments require permission for photography

   and filming. Contact the nearest Tourism office or the concerned
   District Administration for guidance and assistance.

5 Keep your valuables in hotel lockers/safe deposit vaults wherever

6 STD/ISD/FAX facilities are available at small booths throughout
   the state.

7 For medical assistance contact Government hospitals and dispensaries
   or accredited nursing homes/clinics/hospitals or Call 108 free 24X7
   ambulance service.

8 For guide maps and information, contact Himachal Tourism Offices.

9 Ensure that your vehicle is securely locked before you leave it.
   Don't leave cash or jewellery in your vehicle.

10 Do not encourage beggars.

11 Shop at Government emporiums. Prices are reasonable and quality
   assured. Himachal Emporium outlets are located at Bilaspur, Chamba,
   Dharamshala, Mandi, Kullu, Keylong, Reckong Peo, Nahan, Solan, and
   Shimla. Outside the state, these are at New Delhi, Bangalore and
   Chandigarh. You can also buy directly from craftsmen located
    throughout Himachal. But if you plan to carry them overseas, do take
    a receipt for customs.

12 For electrical appliances, check voltage, 220 V is the standard in the
   state. Socket type-two pin/three pin.

13 Normal banking hours are 10.00 am to 2.00 pm from Monday to
   Fridays, and 10.00 am to noon on Saturday. Some banks also
    have eveningcounters but these rarely deal in foreign currency.
    Banks remain closed on Sunday and gazette holidays.

14 It is advisable to cover yourself with travel insurance for theft,
   loss and medi-claim.

15 Unleaded petrol is available at selected stations only.

16 Do not leave your cash and valuables in your hotel rooms. Keep your
   cash divided in different pockets.

17 Do not trust strangers.

18 During the monsoon season (July-August), be careful while driving
   on the road because of slippery conditions and land-slides/ rock-falls.

Tourism Information
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Tourist Statistics
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Country wise Foreign Tourist Statistics
List of Registered Hotels in Himachal Pradesh
Status of Tourism Development Works Under Swadesh Darshan and Asian Development Bank
Contact Us
Site Map
E-Journal: Monal
Application Forms
Regn. of Adventure Sports Operator
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Policies, Schemes, Acts, Rules & Guidelines
HP Sustainable Tourism Policy 2013
HP Tourism Dev. and Registration Act 2002
HP Tourism Trade Rules 2012
River Rafting Rules 2005
Other Website Links
Government of India
Government of Himachal
Childline 1098 Helpline
Meterological Department, Shimla
Tourism Related Links
Tourism GIS Portal
HP Tourism Development Corporation
Great Himalayan National Park
Creations of Himachali Artists
Eco Tourism Destinations in Himachal
Forest Corporation-Eco Tourism
Mountain Biking, Himachal
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports
State Institute of Hotel Management, Hamirpur

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