Hi! Some unconventional and offbeat destinations you can explore in Himachal Pradesh: 1. Malana 2. Pabbar Valley 3. Shoja 4. Jalori Jot 5. Daranghati 6. Naggar village- Jagatsukh For the commute: 1. By plane: If travelling by air, you can take a flight to any of these three airports Kullu-Manali Airport, Dharamsala Airport and Shimla Airport 2. By train: Kangra Valley Railway station. The most scenic route to Shimla via train is taking the Kalka Shimla Toy train. 3. By Road: Road is the most efficient and also flexible way of travelling in Himachal Pradesh. You can also take a HPDTC bus as it is cheap and convenient If you want to take a car, you should be comfortable driving in hilly terrains. If you are not experienced, then it is better to hire a taxi.