10 Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. It’s home to scenic mountain towns and resorts such as Dalhousie. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing, and skiing areas.

Here are the 10 Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh.

1.  Kullu-Manali

Kullu-Manali

It is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state which has known as a backpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting, and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains.

2.  Shimla

Shimla

Shimla is the capital of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, in the Himalayan foothills. It offers wonderful holiday experience full of adventure, romance and complete spiritual as well as inner relaxation. It’s also known for the handicraft shops that line The Mall, a pedestrian avenue, as well as the Lakkar Bazaar, a market specializing in wooden toys and crafts.

3. Dharamsala

Dharamsala

Dharamshala is a city in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Surrounded by cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, this hillside city is home to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile. It is also the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is an ideal retreat for nature lovers with a dense green cover consisting of Deodar and Pine trees provides a visual treat.

4.  Kasauli

Kasauli

Kasauli is a small hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Snow-clad mountains, dense forests and a pleasant climate make Kasauli a major draw among tourists. It is not about particular attractions or activities, but about the serene environment and enchanting calmness that it provides. If you want to just find a good getaway from the hectic life of your city, Kasauli provides the ideal environment to soothe your nerves.

5.  Solan

Solan

Blessed with a pleasant climate all year round which is known as the ‘Mushroom Capital of India’, Solan has situated 50 km from Shimla. The hill station is visited by tourists who love solitude and peace. The mountains near Solan offer interesting trekking possibilities and its streams are well stocked with a variety of gamefish.

6. Bir Billing

Bir Billing

It is a village located in the west of Joginder Nagar Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. Mostly referred to as “Paragliding Capital of India”, Bir Billing is also a noted center for ecotourism, spiritual studies, and meditation.

7. Dalhousie

Dalhousie

A trek up Dainkund Peak leads to Pholani Devi Temple. To the north, Subhash Baoli is a peaceful area with pine trees and panoramic views. Dalhousie is a high-altitude town spread across 5 hills near the Dhauladhar mountain range in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is known for its pleasant climate and natural beauty, Dalhousie is one of the most famous hill stations.

8. Spiti Toba Kaza

Spiti Toba Kaza

It is known for its colorful festivals and the ancient Sakya Tangyud Monastery in a side valley, 14 km from the town. It is also popular with tourists and adventure seekers during summer months because of its central location and connections to the rest of the valley and outside. This central location also makes Kaza an ideal base camp for trekking, mountaineering, and tours directed to other parts of the valley.

9. Kasol

Kasol

Kasol is fast emerging as a hub for backpackers, trekkers, and nature lovers. It is a hamlet in the district Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar and Manikaran. The town is having an excellent view from all sides, with perfect scenic beauty. Visitors get to the unexplored and unnoticed village for many reasons.

10. Khajjiar

Khajjiar

Khajjiar is a hill station in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The best entertainment in Khajjiar is to walk around the lake or to go for long walks in the thick pine forests. Children enjoy this place because of the freedom of movement and the sloped terrain which permits them to roll down to the lake without getting hurt. Another attraction is horse riding. Dense deodars, pines and lush green meadows are characteristic of Khajjiar. Since Khajjiar is situated at the base of the Dauladhar mountains, the tourists here can get panoramic views of the mountains.