10 Best Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh

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About Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is famous for ample natural beauty and beautiful snow caped mountains. Himachal Pradesh is also called Dev Bhoomi. The word Dev Bhoomi means “Land of God”. Himachal Pradesh is situated in western Himalayas. Himachal Pradesh is surrounded by four states. In the east Himachal Pradesh is surrounded by Uttaranchal,in the west surrounded by Punjab,in the south Himachal Pradesh is surrounded by Uttar Pradesh and in the north surrounded by Jammu and Kashmir. Himachal Pradesh has many beautiful hill stations which attracts large number of tourists. Himachal Pradesh is also famous for trekking,skiing,zorbing,climbing.

The list of top best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh is following

KulluManali

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KulluManali is beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. KulluManali is famous for beautiful hills and Deodar forest. KulluManali is also famous for temple. Kullu is called ‘Valley of Gods’ and Manali is called ’Valleys of Queen’. Kullu Dussehra is word famous it attracts large numbers of tourists. The peoples who enjoy beautiful hills,snow capped mountains, Splashing rivers,beautiful forest of Deodar KulluManali is perfect destination for them.

Best time to visit KulluManali: In summer March to June and In winter October to February.
Ideal for: KulluManali is ideal for all ages peoples. KulluManali is famous among newly married couple.
Ideal Duration: 5 to 6 days.

Things to do in KulluManali

  • Adventure sports like Trekking,river rafting,mountaineering.
  • Visit temple Hadimba Devi,Bajeshwar Mahadev,Bijli Mahadev Temple,Manu Temple.
  • Visit Manali Wildlife Sanctuary the animals seen here Musk deer,Leopard, Snow leopard,Monal,Brown bear.

How to access Kullu-Manali

The nearest airport is Bhuntar located on NH 21.It is located 50 km from south Manali and 10 km from south of Kullu town.The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar. KulluManali is well connected by roads. Buses and Texies are easly available for KulluManali.

Shimla

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The capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh, India. Well known as the queen of hills, an all time destination for tourists, for lovers of nature and solitude. The name Shimla has been taken from from Shyamala, native goddess. A temple of Shyamala is situated in the thick wooden hill region of Jakhoo. Shimla district lies between 30°45′ and 31°44 North Latitude and between 77°0′ and 78°19′ East Longitude. It touches Mandi and Kullu in North, Kinnaur in the East, Uttar Pradesh in the South and Sirmaur district in the West.

Best time to visit Shimla: Throughout the year Shimla offers a pleasing climate.In summer May to July and in winter October to February.
Ideal for: Shimla is ideal for families and couples.
Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days.

Things to do in Shimla

  • Visit temple jakhu which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
  • Visit Mall road all visitors to Shimla inevitably walk down the Mall, the main promenade that runs along the top of the ridge.
  • Visit Ridge large open space in the heart of town presents excellent views of the mountain range also visit Chail which is former ‘summer capital’ of the Patiala State.

How to access Shimla

Nearest airport is Jubbarhatti, 23 km from Shimla. Shimla is connected by narrow gauge to Kalka 96 km from Shimla. Shimla is accessible throughout the year from all major cities and town by road, all kinds of services available on the road.

Dalhousie

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Dalhousie is situated 52 km from Chamba. Dalhousie is a beautiful hill station in Chamba district. The altitude of Dalhousie is 2400 metres from sea level. Dalhousie is lies between 32.53°N and 75.98°E. Dalhousie is built on around five hills. The name of town is kept on the name of Lord Dalhousie who was the British Governor-General. The spectacular snow-covered Dhauladhar mountains are also visible form Dalhousie. The Dalhousie is famous for adventures sports like trekking, camping and mountaineering.

Best time to visit Dalhousie: In summer March to May and In winter October to February.
Ideal for: Dalhousie is Ideal for newly married couple.
Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days.

Things to do in Dalhousie

  • Adventures sports like trekking, camping and mountaineering.
  • Visit the churches and Kalatop wild life sanctuary. Kalatop wild life sanctuary is home of ghoral and black bear.
  • Visit the Khajjiar is also called Mini Switzerland of India. Khajjiar is beautiful hill station.

How to access Dalhousie

The nearest airport is at Gaggal at a distance of 135 km. The nearest railhead is Pathankot which is 80 km away from Dalhousie. Dalhousie is well connected by roads. Taxis and buses are easily available for Dalhousie.

Khajjiar

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Khajjiar is also called Mini Switzerland. Khajjiar is beautiful hill station situated in Chamba district. Khajjiar is situated 24 km away from Dalhousie. The height of Khajjiar is 6500 ft. The beautiful grass meadows and dense forests make Khajjiar famous destination among tourists. Khajjiar is also called Gulmarg. In 1992 Khajjiar give the title of Mini Switzerland by Wiily Blazer Vice Chancellor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland. Khajjiar is also famous destination for trekking. The trekkng is the best way to explore the Khajjiar.

Best time to visit Khajjiar: Summer May to June .
Ideal for: Khajjiar is Ideal for Friends and family.
Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days.

Things to do in Khajjiar

  • Visit the Khajjiar Lake which is surrounding by evergreen cedar trees. The name of lake has been taken from from Khajji Nag.
  • Visit the Khajjinag temple which is dedicated to Khajji Nag. Khajjinag temple is situated near lake.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Dhauladhar mountains

    How to access Khajjiar

By Air: The nearest Airport is Gaggal which is 115 km away from Khajjiar.
By Train: The nearest Railway station is at Pathankot which is 104 km away from Khajjiar.
By Bus: Khajjiar is well connected from Chamba and Dalhousie. Buses and texis are available from all these places.

Kasol

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Kasol is beautiful place in Kullu. Kasol is also called mini Israel. It is situated on the bank of Parbati river in the Parbati valley. The height of Kasol is 1640 meters. Kasol is at distance of 5 kilometre from Manikaran. The village is divided into Old Kasol on the Bhuntar side of its bridge, and New Kasol on the Manikaran side. Kasol is hub for backpackers for beautiful valley, untouched hills.

Best time to visit Kasol: In summer May to June .
Ideal for: Kasol is Ideal for Trekkers.
Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days.

Things to do in Kasol

  • Visit Parvati Valley and Tosh village.
  • Visit Kheerganga which famous for hot springs.
  • Enjoy the Trekking.

    How to access Kasol

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhunter.
By Train: The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar.
By Bus: Kasol is well connected by road. Bus and taxies are available from Kullu.

Malana

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Malana is at a few kilometres distance from Kasol. In Malana one can still see the oldest democracy of the world where all inhabitants of the village participate in the village View of Malana Village administration. They have their own pattern of parliament that is Upper House (Jaistang) and Lower House (Kanishtang or Core). Jaistang has its own Executive and it works like Judiciary. If no solution comes out in the both houses , then the case is put forward to Jamalu Rishi (Devta) and then Devta decides the case through its ‘Gur’ and its decision is final and binding to all inhabitants of the village.

Best time to visit Malana: May to August .
Ideal for: Malana is Ideal for Trekkers.
Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days.

Things to do in Malana

  • Visit the Manikaran Gurudwara which has a hot water spring.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Malana village
  • Enjoy the Trekking.

    How to access Malana

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhunter.
By Train: The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Joginder Nagar.
By Bus: Malana is well connected by road. Bus and taxies are available from Kullu.

Bir Billing

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Bir Billing is famous for paragliding. Bir Billing is small village surrounded by beautiful mountains. Bir Billing is famous for adventure sports adventure sports like paragliding,camping,river crossing.

Best time to visit Bir Billing: The best time to visit Bir Billing is September to November.
Ideal for: Malana is Ideal for adventure peoples.
Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days.

Things to do in Bir Billing

  • Experience the adventure felling of paragliding.
  • Visit the Palampur Tea Cooperative.

How to access Bir Billing

By Air: The nearest airport is Gagga.
By Train: The nearest broad gauge railhead is at Pathankot.
By Bus: Bir Billing is well connected by road. Bus and taxies are available from Pathankot.

Kasauli

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Kasauli is a beautiful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. Kasauli height is 1927 m from sea level. Kasauli is surrounded by beautiful pine forests. From Kasauli we can see the beautiful view of Chandigarh.

Best time to visit Kasauli: There is no bad time to take a tour to Kasauli. But, April To September is a ideal time for visit.
Ideal for: Malana is Ideal for Friend and Family.
Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days.

Things to do in Kasauli

  • Experience the adventure felling of paragliding.
  • Visit the Palampur Tea Cooperative.

How to access

By Air: The nearest airport is Chandigarh.
By Train: The nearest broad gauge railhead is at Chandigarh.
By Bus: Kasauli is well connected by road. Bus and taxies are available from Chandigarh.

Dharamsala

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Dharamsala is beautiful place in Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala is 18 kilometres from Kangra. Dharamsala is surrounded by dense Deodar and cedar forests. The residence of Dalai Lama in romil McLeodGanj. The headquarters of Dalai Lama holinessare at upper Dharamsala. Dharamsala is also popular for multicultural community.

Best time to visit Dharamsala: In summer May to July and In winter November to January for snow fall lovers.
Ideal for: Dharamsala is ideal for all ages peoples.
Ideal Duration: 4 to 5 days.

Things to do in Dharamsala

  • Adventure sports like Trekking,Rock climbing.
  • Visit Dal Lake and enjoy the boating.
  • Visit MCLEODGANJ the residense of Dalai Lama.

How to access Dharamsala

By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal which is 13 km away from Dharamsala.
By Train: The nearest broad gauge railway station is Pathankot which is 85 km away form Dharamsala.
By Bus: Dharamsala is well connected by roads. HPTDC runs a regular Luxury coach from Delhi to Dharamsala and Dharamsala to Delhi.

Spiti Valley

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Spiti Valley is beautiful and situated at the bank of Spiti river. Spiti Valley surrounded by high mountain ranges. The name “Spiti” means middle land. Spiti valley is research and cultural centre for Buddhists. Spiti valley has monastery like Ki Monastery Tabo Monastery. Spiti Valley is desert mountain valley.

Best time to visit Spiti Valley: In summer May to July.
Ideal for: Spiti Valley is ideal for friends and family.
Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 days.

Things to do in Spiti Valley

  • Adventure sports like river rafting.
  • Visit monastery.

How to access Spiti Valley

By Air: The nearest airport is Bhunter in Kullu.
By Train: The nearest narrow gauge railway station is Shimla.
By Bus: Spiti Valley is well connected by roads. Taxies are available from Shimla to Spiti.

 

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