Situated on the foothills of the great Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh is constituted by a series of several valleys and peaks. The mountainous landscape, snow-clad peaks and a pleasing climate throughout the year make Himachal the paradise on earth. Deservedly explored by those who wish to experience adventure and witness nature at its very best, Himachal sure is the promised destination for travelers from across the world. There’s an array of tourist places here, most of which offer stirring escapades like paragliding, trekking, mountaineering and river rafting. Take a break and plan a trip to the places listed below….
Situated at a height of about 2250 meters, Chail is among the smallest hill resorts in the Himalayan landscape. Separated by just 45 kms from Shimla, this little hill-station is positioned on a higher altitude and covered by thick Deodar trees. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala made Chail his summer capital after he was expelled out of Shimla.
Kinnaur is another beautiful district of Himachal known for cold desert mountains, lush green valleys and orchards. Situated at a distance of around 250 kms from Shimla, this hill station grows all top fruits like apple, peaches and almonds. Naturally rich in dark forests of oak and chestnut trees, Kinnaur connects to other places through NH 22. The place is the right spot for adventure and water-sport enthusiasts.
Kasauli is a serene place that best signifies the presence of celestial nature in Devbhoomi Himachal. The ways to extensively popular Monkey Point is full of bunches of flowers and lush greenery. Another place worth-visiting are Sanawar, Dagshai and Subathu. Sloppy mountains, crystal-clear lakes and rivers and dense forest ranges leave tourists spellbound.
7. Lahaul & Spiti:
Lahaul & Spiti are the two heritage spots with several prehistoric places to visit. Monasteries that showcase rare art work, archaic temples, valleys, lakes and rivers make these places really arresting. Places like Guru Ghantal Monastery and Gondla are our royal heritage of Himachal Pradesh and a must-visit for everybody.
A blissful valley, Kullu district is one of the top tourist destinations in Himachal. The majestic Beas River running along the small town adds to the beauty of the hill station. There are several religious attractions including Bijli Mahadev, Raghunath Temple and Jagannathi Devi Temple. Kullu is the perfect place for adventurous activities like skiing and trekking.
Since Dalhousie is one of a few less-explored areas in Chamba Valley and the entire Himachal, this is the place to visit if you want to spot untouched beauty on earth! Spread over five beautiful hills, the town secures the reputation for having the prettiest hotels that remind you of the British Raj.
Well-recognized as Mini Switzerland internationally, Khajjiar is another heighted place in District Chamba. It is exceptionally appealing because of its scenic beauty, thick Deodar and Pine forests and natural lakes. A visitor should certainly visit Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary and Khajjiar temple.
3. Dharamshala and Mcleodganj:
Located in the Kangra district of Himachal, Dharamshala seems to welcome the visitors with the charm of a hill resort. There are alluring places like Kangra Art Museum, St. John’s Church, Dal Lake, Namgyal Monastery and Nurpur fort there. The most adjacent place to Dharamshala in the Kangra Valley is the town of Mcleodganj, the home to the Tibetan Government in Exile. Gompas, monasteries and strong Tibetan culture have a great influence around and on those who visit the place.
Manali is the ultimate abode for adventure lovers willing to sight calming backdrops of the great Himalayas from very close. Snow-capped mountains offer a unique blend of excitement and serenity, and this is probably what makes Manali one of the most sought out tourist places in North India. Bordered by chilly pine forests, this magical place is located in the lap of Kullu Valley and gives the visitor a divine energy and soothes their soul.
The capital city of Himachal Pradesh, popular as ‘Hills Queen’ far and wide, Shimla is the best place to be at during vacations. This small hill station with its wonderfully charming and cool surroundings is now an ideal destination for honeymoon. Shimla is dotted with a lot of tourist points, with the antique Christ Church, Ridge, Mall Road, Advance Study Point and Summer Hill being the main attractions. Once here, one can catch a glimpse of the beauty of almost all major tourist spots of Himachal.