Top 10 Places To Visit in Himanchal Pradesh

Published on: Jul 17, 2018 author: amitaswal 0

'A traveller's true paradise' is what most visitors have described Himanchal as. This place has every possible thing that can fascinate a tourist. Mighty snow peaks, deep gorges, lush green and golden valleys, flower-filled meadows are just a few manifestations of its unparallel beauty.


Himanchal Pradesh is a magical place where the sun sets in paradise. A land of splendid mountains, a pristine place which feeds and provides peace to the mind and soul. It is a place which attracts people from every nook and corner of the world- It's incredible, it's beautiful, its enchanting- It's Himanchal!


Below are few of the most prominent places to visit in Himanchal Pradesh:


1 Malana


Malana is known as the ancient Indian village of Himanchal Pradesh. Being covered with the view of Himalaya Peaks: Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba, it takes the main lead in trekking and adventure for adventure seekers. It is also subjected to various documentaries, ie. Globalization of a Himalayan village and Malana, a lost identity.


On the other side, the local language 'Kanashi' - a traditional language of the inhabitants, adds spices to the visitor's way. Its local culture has a number of distinct pahadi dialects. Jamlu Devta is a social structure of Malana. Jamlu temple is a woo according to visitors point, along with this Rukmini temple which is another ancient temple on the list.


Kheer Ganga valley and hot water spring are those points which can't be missed if one visits Malana. The amusing part of the tour is the journey with toy train ride from Chandigarh to Shimla followed by cab. This is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh and must be visited by every tourist.


2 Dalhousie


Dalhousie well-connected place to other parts of India in forms of transportations. Dalhousie is a generally opt place by Honeymooners to spark their marital relationship. The hill station in the northern part of Himanchal Pradesh is approximately covered with 5 hills having an elevation of 1970 meter above sea level. The town is named after the Earl of Dalhousie, who was the British governor general in India.


Dalhousie is a summer treat package due to its hill station heart stealing the view of 5 hills named Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah, Bakrota and Bhangora and waterfalls at Chamera and Satdhara. It contains many of the Himanchal Pradesh points of interest. 

Dalhousie was the part of Punjab until 1966.


The bungalows and the churches in the town are architecture talent of Scottish and Victorians, like St. John's church providing the peaceful view. This place is one of the best to visit in Himanchal Pradesh.


 Dai kund walk, Ganji Pahadi walk are the part which adds beauty to the scenario of Dalhousie. Now, comes the Khajjar Valley which delivers an eye-locking view and also known as 'The Switzerland of India.


3 Spiti + Tobo + Kaza


The valley site visitors can opt any means of transport, either bus - from Delhi to Shimla, or fly their way to Kullu, or train to Shimla followed by cab ride ahead. The Spiti valley, which means the 'middle land', the land between Tibet and India, the old desert mountain valley. It is one of the coolest places to visit in Himanchal Pradesh. 


The subdivision headquarters capital is Kaza and the nomadic plain north Tobo monastery. A spiritual place for Buddhist religious, Vajrayana Buddhism is followed by locals. There are various other Himanchal Pradesh points of interest. 


The main spark to the town is a key monastery and Tobo monastery, oldest in the world, whereas millennium Monastery and Dhankar monetary are more adds to the list. Rock craving at Tobo is always a curious part and walk to Rangrik Rewa cave is an add-on to the curiosity. 


A view to heaven can be overviewed with snow point - Kunzon with a combination of snow leopard /lbex sighting and river rafting. The pure form of adventure package can be attained here.


4 Kasol


A small village Kasol in Kullu district in the northern Himanchal Pradesh. It is a path row between Bhuntar and Manikaran. Kasol lies on the banks of Parvati river and situated in Parvati valley. Kasol is known as - "little Israel of India". In all of the places to visit in Himanchal Pradesh, it becomes the first choice for those looking up for peace, hangover, adventure and spirituality.


Manikaran, a place approx 5km from Kasol have an attractive feature of hot springs and pilgrim centre. The lord Rama Chandra Temple and Lord Shiva temple are devotional places, in Kasol. The path towards Kasol can be either from Delhi to Shimla by railway or flyway to Kullu can be opted.


The most attention gaining part is basic trekking trails along kheer Ganga. A trip to Himanchal Pradesh tourist places is incomplete without a touch of Kasol's beauty.


5 Khajjiar


'Mini Switzerland of India' epithet given to the hill station Khajjiar, which is 6500 above sea level. A journey to Khajjiar can be covered by road, making your way from Delhi to Shimla followed by cab, or a train journey towards Pathankot is also an exciting way to opt. 


The beauteous hill station Khajjiar is shadowed with meadows and forests. There's a rarely seen combination of lake, pasture and forest is mind bubbling. The thick pine forests is an adding beauty for tourists. Dauladhar Mountains giving a panoramic scenario of lush green meadows and pine forests on the mountains.


Khajjiar Lake and Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary can't be missed due to its eye sticking view and a wide variety of flora and fauna respectively. Parellely, a small lake named Khajjar lake surrounded by saucer-shaped green meadows and a floating Island is just great to catch up.


Apart from it Khajji Nag Temple known as - "Golden Devi Temple", dedicated to snake worship is a gem. It is beautifully carved with wood. Adding to it, trekking trails at Mount Kailash steal its place upside in the list. The famous part of Khajjiar's export business is apple farming and tourists, apple orchards are the just awesome place to observe the beauty of Khajjiar.


6 Bir-Billing


Bir, the "Paragliding Capital of India" is the centre of ecotourism, spiritual studies and meditation. As Billing is takeoff site and Bir is the landing site for paragliding, collectively known as 'Bir - Billing'. Wide varieties of adventurous sports convert it into a perfect visiting for adrenaline junkies.


The path to Bir, through train and roads, is for adventure seekers otherwise flyway can be opted towards Dharamshala. Palampur Tea Cooperation and The Bir Tea factory is an opportunity for the ones having interest in Tea production.


The wide variety of adventure sports like adventure sports like paragliding, hang gliding, trekking and campaign are a woo to adventure seekers. Bir has Buddhist monasteries in the mid of forest and the famous ancient temple of Lord Shiva - Vaidyanath are the places to be added to visit.


7 Kasauli


Kasauli is a military campaign in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, which is a colonial hill station, 65 km from Chandigarh and 77 km from Shimla. The Central Research Institute (CRI), an institute working in the field of immunology and virological research is an important landmark of Kasauli. 


Baptist Church and Christ Church are the full proved unique colonial architecture of the British era. Krishna Bhavan Mandir, a temple of Hindu shrine in the mid of Kasauli. Lord Krishna temple brew with European and Indian architecture. Apart from those beauteous places, Monkey point, a sight perfectly set for the nature pride is there in Kasauli.


The eye sticking, Monkey point well deserves its place in the list of visitors for Himachal Pradesh tourism. The exquisite view of sunrise and the diminishing of the sun with sunset can't be missed. The negative part about Monkey hill is one can't carry any electronic gadget with them. 


A perfect hill station with ancient architecture, having temples to nature stunning view, Kasoli is a perfect retreat and one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.


8 Dharamshala


Dharamshala, the second winter capital of Himachal Pradesh, the 3rd state with 2 capitals after Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra. Dharamshala is 18 km from Kangra, 85 from Pathankot and 520 from Delhi, so no big deal to reach the beauty.

Cultural amalgamation of Indo-Tibetan lifestyle can be properly examined here. A peaceful place for meditation, and listen the nature's silence, is what Dharamshala is.


The Kangra fort built by the royal Rajput family of Kangra state, containing Laxmi Narayan Temple and statue of Rishabhantha inside the Ambika Mata temple, at the top of Kangra fort is a perfect ancient touch. The most adventures track to follow here is Boat riding in the beautiful Dal lake.


The beauteous garden, tea garden and its tea, known as Kangra Tea, are well known in India and across the world making it an important part of Himachal Pradesh tourism. Bhgsu falls and Bhagsunath Temple are plus to the devotion places.Tibetan's exile the Dharamshala as the centre.


They had converted it into a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourism. The diverse cultural history at Kangra Art Museum is a gem, which contains the famous Kangra paintings like Guler, Basohli, Chamba, Nagpur, Bilaspur and Kangra which are collectively known as Pahari Painting. Dharamshala is one of the perfect places to visit in Himachal Pradesh to which everyone should be a witness of.


9 Shimla


The summer capital city Shimla and the largest city of the northern Himachal Pradesh are not bounded to any introduction. The popularity index of Shimla is so high that even the name creates goosebumps of cold. For tourists, it is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.


The Kalka Shimla Railway, a narrow-gauge track, is listed in the Guinness Book of Records and declared the railway of Shimla a heritage property. Also, UNESCO selected Kalka-Shimla railway a part of World Heritage site, Mountain railways of India.


The shopping holy place, The Mall plus restaurants, clubs, banks, bars, post offices and tourists offices are there. Trekking along Jakhu Hill, which is the highest peak in the city approx 8000 ft above sea level, having snow blanket around. At the top, old Lord Hanuman temple is located and is very popular among Himachal Pradesh tourism point and locals alike. Shimla state museum protects hill out and cultural wealth of the state.


For adventure seekers, polo is well playing at Annandale, having Racecourse of 2 - 4 km and at least 6117 ft above sea level. On another side of the picture, the Colonial history and architecture from the colonial era, build multiple temples and churches.


10 Kullu - Manali


Manali a town shadowed by mountains, located 270 km from Shimla the capital city of Himachal Pradesh. Kullu - Manali is a very highly popular town ranked by Himachal Pradesh tourism. Manali Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary. The most common animals seen here are Musk deer, Monal and Brown Bear, Leppard and snow leopard. The area of this sanctuary is about 31.8 sq kilometres.


The famous Solang valley commonly offered sports like parachuting, paragliding, skating and Zorbing. The apple orchards are few more destination to come across, Apple is the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants.


Kullu - Manali is a package for Honeymooners, product range from adventure - camping trekking to every lifestyle products, so long valley is a perfect place to join up. This is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh for bikers looking for some thrilling experience.

Shubham Kumar

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