Hi There, Hope you are doing good, me too! If you are planning to visit Himachal Pradesh, then this blog is gonna help you to find the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. It’s a picture-perfect state that impresses tourists with the most scenic verdant hill stations, lush green valleys, quaint hamlets, snow-covered mountains in winter, unblemished nature, and physical activities like; Hiking, Trekking, River Rafting, etc.
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As we all know that Himachal is one of the beautiful hill stations in North India. If you love snowfall then in every winter season from November to February you can enjoy it there. I have been to Himachal many times and covered almost all the places, so I’ll be sharing the best ones with you.
When you think about Himachal, the first place that comes to mind is Manali. It is the most beautiful and visiting place in Himachal. You find snowfall every winter season. This is the perfect place for NCR people and for married couples as you get many places for sightseeing like waterfalls, lush pine, deodar forests, whitey mountains covered by snow, beautiful meadows, and valleys which attract adventurers and nature lovers.
The Hidimba Devi Temple, Solang Valley & Rohtang Pass are the most attractive points in Manali. Paragliding is a wonderful sport, where you can witness 360 degrees lush green view in Solang valley during any season.
Places To Visit In Himachal, Kasol!
Kasol is a small town mothered by the Parvati Valley. It is best known for its thrilling treks, flavorsome food, roaring river, and heartfelt humanity. If you love waterfalls then Kheerganga Waterfalls is the most famous one. There you will find a local village and an adventure trekking point near Kasol in Himachal Pradesh. Kheerganga is a small stream of cascading water from the rocky hills on the side. If you are a camping guy then this place would be perfect for you.
If you are visiting Kasol then it is worth exploring the nearby tiny local hamlets, such as Chalal, which is known for its trance and psychedelic parties; Malana, known for its Malana Cream (cannabis); Rasol and Tosh, which are fulfilled with lush greenery and soothing the soul.
Dharamshala is known for its all greatest weather of all time. It is surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the snow-laden peaks of Dhauladhar mountains with lush pine and deodar forests. You can go and visit the local market for handmade decorative items. Also, you will find a great number of restaurants, cafes where you can enjoy their delicious cuisine. Dharamshala is fulfilled with cultural and architectural attractions that’s why it is one of the frequented tourist places in India. As we know, Dharamshala Cricket Stadium is one of the beautiful stadiums in the World.
The attractive places in Dharamshala are Dal Lake and Mcleodganj. Dal Lake is one of the popular picnic spots where one can admire the surrounding views. A perfect place for boating, trekking, and you will find an ancient Shiva temple.
Spiti Valley is an isolated village up in the cold desert mountains. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land“, as it’s the land between Tibet and India. Spiti valley is one of the famous places to visit in Himachal Pradesh for its monasteries. Tabo monastery, for instance, is one of the prime attractions in Spiti. Indeed, it is famous for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. The monasteries in Spiti are renowned for spectacular murals, ancient temples, and several stupas.
Despite the fact it is fairly isolated, plenty of spiritual and adventure travelers are gradually making their way to Spiti to explore its many Buddhist monasteries scattered throughout the area, and indulge in thrilling activities, such as trekking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, and wildlife spotting.
Stunning Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh – Kasauli
Kasauli is a very famous hill station in Himachal Pradesh and has various attractions and activities that attract tourists throughout the year. Some of the key attractions include the Christ Church, Kasauli Brewery, the Nahri Temple, Sunset Point, and the Manki Point among others. Best place to buy woolens, handcraft items & Jams, and Marmalades (generally a bottle costs you around INR 150 which is quite cheap, isn’t?), also a wide variety of cheap, locally produced wines. They are easily available at most of the provisional stores.
The town is not that huge in terms of attractions, commerce, and population. However, that’s what a traveler wants as it’s all about serene beauty, pure fresh air, and a peaceful vibe. You can’t miss the mesmerizing sunset point over there.
Shimla is one of the most gorgeous hill stations, also known as “Queen of Hills“. This the greatest commercial, crowded place and there is a lot to do in Shimla, but I would recommend spending time inside the city only in the off-season as you can see the below picture and think about how it would be to visit in peak season. Though it is also a famous honeymoon holiday spot because of the pleasant season throughout the year. Certainly, Shimla is the most happening place in Himachal Pradesh.
If you are visiting in winters then take precautions for snow and black ice on the road. In the lean season, it’s a joy walking on the mall road and do some local shopping from the market. If you want to avoid heavy traffic in peak season then I must recommend you to stay in Chail, Kufri, or Solan, whichever comes on your way first as all these are beautiful and peaceful within a 50 Km radius of Shimla.
Dalhousie – A Must Visit Place In Himachal Pradesh
Last, but not least, Dalhousie is a year-round holiday destination and known for its pleasant climate and natural beauty. It looks more attractive in the winter months when the entire hill town is blanketed in a white sheet. Dalhousie is one of the most visited & pleasant hill stations during the summer season. You find a breathtaking misty background surrounded by a green blanket, pleasant lakes, cascading waterfalls, and lush pine and oak trees.
If you are fond of adventure activities then this is a solid place for you to partake in outdoor activities, like Trekking, Canoeing, River Rafting, and camping also. Similarly, the pristine nature and peaceful atmosphere lure nature lovers and peace seekers alike. It is generally the most-preferred time when tourists from different parts of India as the weather is pleasant and the temperature is less than 30 degrees Celsius.
I hope this blog will give you some ideas about the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. I am writing this because I have been to all these places, and it was an overwhelming experience over there.