Himachal Pradesh, the “land of snow”, is an Indian state that is nestled in the western Himalayas. Himachal (as it is commonly addressed) has several hill stations which are the most appropriate destination for a wide rage of purposes. It is one such destination in India where your vacation finds the ethereal definition of nature at its best. Himachal isn’t restricted to the same old hot spots that have been mentioned in the travel guidebooks for ages. There are so many places to visit in Himachal Pradesh that it is not possible to explore all of them if you are new. So, given here are 7 marvelous Himachal destinations that must be on your bucket list.
The capital city of Himachal in the foothills of the Great Himalayas still basks in colonial charm. It fascinates every traveler with its terrific outdoors and unique appeal. Shimla Ridge – the 13 km stretch neatly entwined in the heart of Shimla is a hub of cultural activities and the most popular things to do in Shimla. Head to Shimla for a long romantic walk with Shimla tour packages. Besides, State Museum, Summer Hill, Himalayan Bird Park, Gorton Castle, and Kali Bari Temple are some other popular Honeymoon Special tourist attractions of Shimla. Shimla is probably one of the most famous places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.
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Kufri is another quaint hill-station just 20 km from Shimla. Summer is pleasant in Kufri and winter there experiences heavy snowfall. The best time to visit Kufri is from March to June when India is dealing with extreme summer. In that duration, Kufri makes such a comforting getaway for everyone.
Among the most popular places to visit in Kufri Jakhu Temple, Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, The Glen, Tara Devi Temple, Kali Bari, and Scandal Point are some of the most popular. Lakkar Bazaar is the place to explore if you are keen on handicraft and antiques from the mountains.
Kinnaur being the district and a major town in the region serves as the perfect point of contact for every visitor headed to Sangla. The entire Sangla stretching over an area of 40 km presents a stunning attraction offering surreal views of snow clad mountains and a multitude of activities like camping, hiking, trekking, rappelling, rock climbing, and river crossing. Sit back and marvel at Kinner Kailash peak, it’s a magnificent sight to behold and the best thing to do in the valley. There is plenty of snow clad mountains around, quite a few roadside dhabas and eateries around.
To experience the true charm of the vast Himalayas one must visit Kaza – the picturesque town in the Lahaul and Spiti Valley. If you are planning a visit, you can explore New Kaza and Old Kaza.. Hardcore travelers prefer this destination to wander around and walk the lesser walked trails. Having said that, adventure activities such as trekking and mountaineering make for a major pull for all the extreme adventure enthusiasts. Monasteries also offer good accommodation, sumptuous local served with graciousness to the tourists.
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Chanshal Pass is one of the breathtaking places to visit in Himachal. Chanshal Pass is the highest peak and indeed a daunting one. The best part is that being counted among the offbeat places in Himachal you won’t find the place too crowded. When you plan to visit Chanshal Pass, make sure that the man behind the wheels is someone well experienced. The road and weather may be notorious but, once you get to Chanshal the views and humbling nature around would leave you a mute spectator.
Mashobra is in the vicinity of Shimla which happens to be a popular tourist attraction in Himachal Pradesh. Mashobra is a popular choice to holiday in Himachal. If you are looking to experience nature’s magnificence at its best, a Mashobra trip could be just the rewarding journey you would ever take. You must visit this fascinating world tucked in the vast Himalayan alpines, with your friends.
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Reckong Peo, the adorable headquarters of Kinnaur district is a thinly populated tourist attraction located atop 2300 meters. Reckong Peo is the only place in the region where two of the Himalayas’ greatest marvels can be spotted easily – the Kailash, and Shiva Lingam rock, both being the major tourist attraction for Hindus.
This guest post was contributed by Manpreet Kaur – traveling expert and content executive at Himalyan Trips. She likes to share her amazing personal and professional travel experiences in witty, informal and honest blog posts. Apart from all this, she loves traveling, reading and watching Netflix.