Best Places to visit Himachal Pradesh

Aug, 08 2019
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Best Places to visit Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh, commonly known as “the land of snow” is the perfect destination to visit throughout the year depending upon your taste, preferences and your interest. It is rightly considered as the heaven on earth considering its serene environment, scenic beauty, vast landscape, deep valleys, adventurous spots and much more. You can’t think of a better destination then Himachal Pradesh in case looking for a cool place to chill to have a respite from the dry, hot summer and scorching heat.

Himachal Pradesh is in the western Himalayas, with china on one side and Leh on another. It is the most sought destination as it is situated at the most convenient and easily reachable distance from New Delhi, the capital of the largest democratic country, India.

The most sought destinations of Himachal Pradesh are here for your quick pick to visit them at the right time when they are at their full glory ready to welcome the tourists to enchant them with their beauty, surroundings, environment, landscapes and the most-friendly people who worships tourists as Gods. Just scroll down and have a look to finalise on your travelling this year. Whatever is the time, whichever is the month, Himachal is always ready to fascinate you and make your vacations the mesmerising one, whether you are coming on honeymoon, or with the family, or with your friends, or on an official visit with your colleagues. Keep Scrolling ……

Kullu-Manali - Country’s Famous Hill Station

Kullu-Manali is one of the most visited, picturesque hill stations in Himachal Pradesh, which is often visited for its green mountains, Deodar and Pine forests, fresh air, and the snow-covered hills. It’s known for it’s temples, historical places, rivers, sight-seeing and much more. It is a most sought destination by the newly-weds, though all others too, are fond of being there. A perfect place with tremendous opportunities for adventure sports. Manali is only 45 kms from kullu at the northern end of the Kullu valley.

For whom it’s ideal - Everyone!

Who Sought it the most - Newlywed couples, Adventure Enthusiasts

What’s the Best time - May-July in summers while in November-January for snowfall.

How to reach - The Kullu-Manali Airport in Bhuntar is the nearest airport. It is 50 kms from Manali and 10 kms from Kullu. One could reach via Chandigarh airport also that is just 252 kms from here. Chandigarh also has the nearest railway station. It’s just 50 kms from Kasol. And, it’s only 570 kms from Delhi, in case you are interested in visiting via, road.

What Best you can do there:

Enjoy adventurous sports at Solang Valley

Visiting spiritual Raghunath Mandir and Rupi Palace

Great Himalayan National Park

Manali Bird Sanctuary could be your next interest

Trekking at Parashar lake or Bhrigu lake, Yak safari

River rafting in Kullu, Mountain Biking and Camping, Para Gliding, Go trekking and angling are other things you would love to go for

Shimla - The Capital of Himachal Pradesh

Shimla is considered as the most sought-after hill stations of Northern India which get engulfed with visitors and tourists on weekends, vacations and other holidays. Thanks to its vicinity to Delhi, from where people wait to throng there. It’s a magnificent blend of Indian Glory with British sophistication.

For whom it’s ideal - Family, Friends, Near ones and Dear ones

Who Sought it the most - Interested in being chilled

What’s the Best time - May-July in summers while in November-January for snowfall.

How to reach - You could reach Chandigarh, the nearest airport, just 117 kms from here. Kalka is the nearest railhead that is directly connected to Chandigarh and Delhi. If you are the opting to come directly from Delhi, you could come via road too, which is just 343 kms. From Manali, it’s 260 kms.

What Best you can do there:

You could calm your Shopping fantasy at the Mall Road

Trekking could be done to Jakhu hill, where you could pay a spiritual visit to Lord Hanuman’s Temple too.

If you have a taste of British elegance then don’t miss Vice regal Lodge

Polo fans could try their hands at Annandale that is 4km from the Ridge

Other Famous Places: Solan, Tattapani, Mashobra

Dharamshala - 'Little Lhasa' - The Residence of Dalai Lama

Dharamshala is renowned for its blended culture of the Kangra and Tibetan community and is the best place to see the Indo Tibetan multi-culture prospering in peace and harmony. Promptly known as ‘Little Lhasa’, it’s famous for its mesmerizing amazing views, environment, climate, Temples, Tibetan culture, handicrafts and is one of the most frequented tourist places in India. It is the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama.

Tibetan culture, handicrafts and temples

For whom it’s ideal - Solo Travellers, Friends,  

Who Sought it the most - Who are Interested in soaking in cool, calm and serene environment.

What’s the Best time - May-July in summers while in November-January for snowfall.

How to reach - Pathankot is the nearest major railway station that is 85 kms from here. Dharamshala is well connected from Delhi and is about 520 kms from there. By road, Via Chandigarh from Delhi, it takes about 12 hours.

What Best you can do there:

You could enjoy witnessing the Royal Kangra Fort while enjoying a boat ride across the Dal Lake.

Bhagsunath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the next attraction that is not to miss. You could simultaneously enjoy the Cascading Bhagu Falls here.

The magnificent tea plantation is the next attraction on the foothills of Kangra valley.

The Kangra Art Museum, the Dalai Lama Temple Complex and the various other monasteries are the other attractions one must visit before departure.

Other Famous Places: Palampur, Bir Billing, Khaijiar

Kasauli - The Gateway to Himachal

Kasauli being on the outskirts of Punjab and Haryana is considered as the Gateway to Himachal and is well connected to roadways. It’s known for its temple that is constructed like a Church and is one of the major pilgrim spots. It has many other attractions, places, and activities to interest tourists to be there every year without a miss.

For whom it’s ideal - Family, Friends, Near ones and Dear ones

Who Sought it the most - Who are interested to enjoy the serenity away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

What’s the Best time - March-July in summers while November-January in Winters

How to reach - You could reach Chandigarh, the nearest airport that is only 70 kms away, while Sonwara that is hardly 4 kms away is the nearest railway station. From Delhi it’s just 293 km and takes nothing more than 7 hours to be here.

What Best you can do there:

Anglican Church that was built during the British era was one of the main attractions there.

Trekking in the lower mall to visit Monkey point has its own charm. Monkey Point, a sacred place in the shape of a Lord Hanuman’s foot is not to miss.

Enjoying a great stroll is just unimaginable in the cool, serene environment.

Other Famous Places: Solan, Parwanoo

Bir Billing - The Paradise of Adventure Seekers

Bir Bling is considered as one of the most adventurous spots for adventure seekers. Bir is known as the Paragliding Capital of India and is popularly considered as an ecotourism center. Billing is known for its paragliding, while Bir is known for landing and together, they are referred to as Bir Billing. Bir, a small village on the western side of Himachal Pradesh, is also a home for many Tibetian refugees.

For whom it’s ideal - Adventure seekers and Backpackers

Who Sought it the most - Young adventurous minds

What’s the Best time - May-July

How to reach - Dharamshala airport in Gaggal is the nearest airport and is just 30-45 minutes’ drive from there. You could otherwise reach to Pathankot by train and can take a bus or taxi from there to Bir, which usually takes 4-5 hours. From Delhi, it takes about 12-14 hours by bus to reach Bir.

What Best you can do there:

You could visit Buddhism Monasteries in Bhattu, Chauntra, and Coggan that are located in the center of the forest.

Vaidyanath, the beautifully carved thirteenth century Lord Shiva temple is at just 10 kms from Bir Billing, and a must-visit for all whether you are a devotee or a lover of ancient art and architecture.

Enjoy the paragliding to have an adrenaline rush while paragliding over the beautiful Himalayan valleys and having an aerial birds view.  

Palampur Tea Cooperative is a must for all the tea lovers to attend a free tour to witness and learn the tea making process.

Other Famous Places: Dharamshala

Malana - Get Your Spirits High!

Malana, an isolated village in the Malana Nala, is situated in the north-east of Kullu Valley and is considered as the side valley of the Parvati Valley. It’s an isolated village, shadowed by the Chanderkhani and Deo Tibba Peaks, which could give you the spellbinding views of both the peaks. A unique destination which doesn’t allow the tourists or visitors to touch them or their belongings without their permission. It’s known for their Malana cream which is made from the cannabis plants that grow in Parvati valley.

It’s known as the ‘Little Greece of India’ owing to their inhabitants considering them as the descendants of Alexander the Great.

For whom it’s ideal - Nature lovers, Solo-travellers, Adventure enthusiasts, Trekkers. and

Who Sought it the most - Who loves in isolation far from the busy streets and hustle bustle of the cities. People who enjoy hot baths and isolated tranquillity.

What’s the Best time - Early May to August is considered as the best time to be there.

How to reach - You could reach Kullu, the nearest airport to be there. Otherwise, you could reach Shimla by train and can take a cab from there. In case interested by road, it’s just 378 kms from Delhi and it doesn’t take more than 10 hours to reach there.

What Best you can do there:

Enjoy the stimulating weather, scintillating natural beauty sprawling all around you.

Jamlu Devta Temple known for it’s distinct culture and amazing rituals.

You could have the Panoramic scenes of the snow-clad Himalayas and the mesmerizing beautiful views of Kheer Ganga Valley.

Trekking the 9 km long Kheer Ganga Trek to enjoy a relaxing hot bath in the hot spring on reaching it’s peak.

Trekking through spectacular forests and across Alpine pastures has it’s own fascination, which one should never miss.

Manikaran, the hot water spring is the best place for the spiritual minded and is a pilgrim for all.

Regional festivals of Malana village are a must for all the visitors to witness the idiosyncratic cultures and customs.

Other Famous Places: Tosh, Manikaran, Kasol

Dalhousie - Mini Switzerland of India

Dalhousie is best suited for de-stressing when you are craving for serenity and tranquillity. It’s the best place to enjoy in the lap of the nature and soak in the calmness. It is rightly referred as the Mini Switzerland of India. The shops of Dalhousie are the best attractions for the tourists to buy woollen shawls, beautiful Tibetan handicrafts and much more.

How to reach: The closest airport is Dharamsala which is 5 hours away. The closest railhead is Pathankot’s Chakki Bank (71 km from Dalhousie) and then take a cab which takes around 10 hours.

For whom it’s ideal - Honeymooners, Newlywed couples

Who Sought it the most - Who wants to soak deep in the nature away from the crowded streets, hustle and bustle.

What’s the Best time - April to July

How to reach - Dharamshala, the closest airport is hardly 5 hours away and Pathankot, the nearest railway station is at only 71 kms that take a cab around 10 hours to be there.

What Best you can do there

The valley of Khaijiar is the best place to enjoy the beauty of the nature and that’s the only reason to be known as the Switzerland of India.

Trekking could be done in Dainkund walk, Bakrota Walk and Ganji Pahadi Walk.

The St. John’s Church is the oldest Church of the town and a must visit for all.

Chamera falls and Sathara falls are the tourist attractions at Dalhousie.

Other Famous Places: Kalatop, Khaijiar, Dharamshala

8.Spiti + Tabo + Kaza - Offbeat Destinations For Avid Travelers

Spiti Valley, a cold desert mountain valley is one of the hidden gems of Northern India. It got it’s named Spiti for being the midland between the Tibet and India. It is cut off for eight months from the north by heavy snowfalls and thick icing. It is one of the critical research and cultural Buddhists center too. Key Monastery and Tabo Monastery are few of the Dalai Lama’s favorite oldest monasteries’ in the world.

For whom it’s ideal - Friends, Families, Solo Travellers

Who Sought it the most - Who enjoys visiting cool isolated places and  wants to soak deep in the nature.

What’s the Best time - May to July

How to reach - Kullu Airport is the nearest airport, while Shimla is the nearest railway station from Kaza. In case you wish to visit via road, then take roadways from Delhi to Shimla and then take a cab.

What Best you can do there:

You could enjoy walking to Rangrik Rewa Cave or Lari Dupuk, the ancient traditional meditation centre.

Visiting Snow point Kunzom, Ibex sighting, Milliennium Monastery, Dhankar Monastery and river rafting would be of your other interests.

Hiking could be done to Angla and Phela, the nomadic plains on the northern hills of Tabo.

Nadang Lhakhang’s traditional Photo shoot followed by the Cham Dance, the famous cultural show with local food and tea are among prominent attractions which are not to miss.

Other Famous Places: Pin Valley National Park, Kibber

Kasol - Your Heart’s Delight

Kasol is known as the Mini Israel of India because of it’s large Israeli tourists visiting it. It is a hamlet in Kullu and is situated in Parvati Valley on the banks of the Parvati river and is known for it’s picturesque landscapes and pleasant riverside. It’s hardly 3.5 km from Manikaran. It’s the Himalyan hotspot for backpackers.

Ideal for: Backpackers and trekkers. An ideal destination for those who loves snow and enjoy weekends
Ideal duration: 3 Days
Best time to visit: May and June for trekking, From December to February for snow fall

How to reach: Chandigarh is the nearest airport at about 117 kms from here. It is directly connected to the railway network by Kalka railway station to Chandigarh and Delhi. It’s only 343 kms from Delhi and could be easily visited via road. From Manali it’s hardly 260 kms.

What Best you can do there:

The best to do is the hiking in the jungle and you would really enjoy it along the Parvati river.

Enjoy waterfalls and scenic beauty, it’s best to relax beside the river and trek through the jungle.

River-rafting, trout fishing and lazing all afternoon with foot dangling in the cold river water while sitting besides the river.

Snow-capped Mountains in Tosh village while trekking up the hill, and relaxing in a perfect European ambience relishing Israeli and European food.

Enjoying hot baths in hot springs, delicious Langar at Manikaran Sahib Gurudwara and exploring the hot stone caves, while soaking the magnificent views of the valley.

While trekking to Kheer Ganga do enjoy the hot water spring in addition to the mesmerizing views.

Parvati Valley, the ‘Stoner’s Paradise’ is another trekking trail.

Other Famous Places: Kheer Ganga, Tosh, Manikaran, Malana

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