Places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

places to visit in himachal pradesh
Places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

The definition of the word “Himachal” might motivate you if you enjoy everything about snow.
The meaning of ‘land of snows’ is sufficient to give you an idea of what to expect here.
Himachal Pradesh is a state in the Himalayas’ western region. The land’s beauty is beyond description. It is surrounded by majestic mountains, some of which remain unconquered by mankind. Shimla, one of the most beautiful hill stations in the world, serves as the state capital. The following list includes the top places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.


Manali

best places to visit in Manali
best places to visit in Manali

Manali, located at an elevation of 6726 feet, provides spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains. The land is not only a visual feast for your eyes; it also allows you to test your fitness level with the sporting facilities available. The following are some of the best places to visit in Manali to satisfy your sense of adventure.

The following are the best places to visit in Manali: 

  • Rohtang Pass
  • Solang valley
  • Hadimba Devi Temple
  • Vashist Hot Water Springs
  • Tibetan Monasteries
  • Beas River
  • Gulaba
  • Kothi
  • Manu Temple

Shimla

top tourist attractions in Shimla
top tourist attractions in Shimla

Shimla’s allure convinced the British to make it their summer capital. The city’s colonial heritage is still visible. The hill station provides breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. Simla, with its lakes and lush greenery, welcomes visitors all year, assuming you don’t mind the ‘below zero’ temperatures in winter. 

 The following are the top tourist attractions in Shimla:

  • The Ridge
  • Jakhoo Hill
  • Mall Road
  • Kalka–Shimla Railway
  • Christ Church
  • Indian Institute of Advanced Study
  • Summer Hill
  • Kufri
  • Annandale
  • The Shimla State Museum
  • Chail
  • Solan
  • Daranghati Sanctuary
  • Naldehra And Shaily Peak
  • Arki Fort

Chamba

top tourist attractions in Chamba
top tourist attractions in Chamba

The breathtaking beauty of Chamba has endeared it to nature lovers. Chamba, located on the banks of the Ravi River and at an elevation of over 900 meters above sea level, is an ideal vacation destination.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Chamba:

  • Akhand Chandi Palace
  • Champavati Temple
  • Lakshmi Narayan Temples
  • Chamunda Devi Temple
  • Bhuri Singh Museum

Kullu

best places to visit in Kullu
best places to visit in Kullu

Kullu in Himachal Pradesh is a popular tourist destination. Kullu, along with another well-known tourist destination, Manali, is located on the banks of the Beas River. It was previously known as Kulanthpitha, which means “the end of the habitable world.” Isn’t it amazing? The ‘Valley of Gods’ is another name for Kullu Valley.

The following are the best places to visit in Kullu:

  • Maheshwar Mahadev Temple
  • Sultanpur Palace
  • Parvati Valley
  • Great Himalayan National Park
  • Kasol
  • Bijli Mahadev Temple
  • Manikaran
  • Bhrigu Lake

There are more attractions in Kullu. Trekking, mountaineering, angling, skiing, white water rafting, and paragliding are just a few of the thrilling activities available.

Dharamshala

top tourist attractions in Dharamshala
top tourist attractions in Dharamshala

Dharamshala, known as “the Scotland of India,” is surrounded by snow-capped mountains on three sides and a valley on one. Because the mountains are over 4000 meters high, you can see them from every vantage point. The combination of pine trees and tree gardens, as well as snow-covered mountains, creates a magical atmosphere in the air.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Dharamshala:

  • Tsuglagkhang Complex
  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Masrur
  • Attractions in McLeodganj
  • Kareri Lake
  • Gyuto Monastery
  • Kangra Museum
  • Kangra Fort
  • Dal Lake in Dharamshala
  • Naddi Village

Kangra

top tourist attractions in Kangra
top tourist attractions in Kangra

Kangra, one of Himachal Pradesh’s scenic valleys, is rich not only in natural beauty but also in history and culture. It has a rich history, as evidenced by the fact that its name appears in the epic Mahabharata. Some of the most beautiful attractions can be found in this picturesque valley.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Kangra:

  • Kangra Fort
  • Nadaun
  • MaharanaPratap Sagar Lake
  • Taragarh Palace
  • Gopalpur Nature Park
  • Nurpur
  • Nadaun
  • Indrahar Pass
  • Tatwani Hot Spring
  • Kareri Lake

Dalhousie

top tourist attractions in Dalhousie
top tourist attractions in Dalhousie

Dalhousie, which retains not only the colonial appearance but also the name, was named after Lord Dalhousie, the British governor in the nineteenth century. This hill station is made up of five hills. The land’s varying altitudes support a diverse range of vegetation, including pine, oak, and deodar.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Dalhousie:

  • Khajjiar
  • Kalatop Wildlife Reserve
  • Dainkund Peak
  • Ganji Pahari
  • St. Francis Church
  • Panchpula
  • Chamera Lake
  • Garam Sadak
  • Subhash Baoli
  • Sach Pass

Kasauli

top tourist attractions in Kasauli
top tourist attractions in Kasauli

Kasauli, located at an elevation of 1927 meters, reflects the influence of colonial rule, as do a few other places in Himachal Pradesh. The views from here are breathtaking. The tranquillity of the setting is enchanting. Here are some of the top Kasauli attractions.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Kasauli:

  • Kasauli Brewery
  • Christ Church
  • Sunset Point
  • The Mall
  • Manki Point
  • Krishna Bhavan Mandir
  • Gilbert Nature Trail
  • Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple
  • Barog
  • Gurkha Fort

Hamirpur

top tourist attractions in Hamirpur
top tourist attractions in Hamirpur

Hamirpur is warmer due to its lower elevation. The altitudes range from near-flat lands to higher levels of land that reach up to cliff heights. The hilly ranges here provide excellent trekking opportunities. The district in question is reputed to have the highest literacy rate in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Hamirpur:

  • Deotsidh Temple
  • Sujanpur Tihra
  • Awah Devi Temple
  • Bilkeshwar Temple

Parwanoo

Top tourist attractions in Parwanoo
Top tourist attractions in Parwanoo

Another beautiful hill station in the country is Parwanoo, which is surrounded by hills. The town is surrounded by lush greenery and is near the border of Haryana, making it a convenient location from which to visit many nearby tourist attractions.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Parwanoo:

  • Kalka
  • Pinjore
  • Mughal Gardens
  • Fruit Orchards
  • Gurudwara Nada Sahib
  • Cactus Garden
  • Timber Trail

Solan

top tourist attractions in Sonal
Top tourist attractions in Sonal

 Solan, also known as “The Mushroom City of India,” is a lovely city nestled among snow-capped mountains and forests. Because mushroom farming is prevalent in this area, the land is so named. It is an excellent trekking destination and a haven for those who seek to be one with nature.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Sonal:

  • Mohan Shakti National Park
  • Karol Tibba
  • The Mall Road
  • Shoolini Mata Temple
  • Motilal Nehru Central State Library

Pragpur

top tourist attractions in Pragpur
top tourist attractions in Pragpur

Pragpur, India’s first heritage village, is located at an elevation of 2000 feet and offers breathtaking views of Kangra Valley. Pragpur has it all: natural beauty, rich culture, historical significance, a pleasant climate, lush greenery, easy access, and everything else you’d look for when visiting a new place.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Pragpur:

  • Chamba Pattan
  • The Taal
  • The Judge’s Court
  • Jwalamukhi Temple

Apart from visiting these places, you can also go trekking, bird watching, and fishing.

Sirmaur

top tourist attractions in Sirmaur:
top tourist attractions in Sirmaur

Sirmaur is located in the state’s southeastern corner. The district is well-known for its peaches from the Rajgarh region, which is also known as the Peach Bowl. Fossils dating back 85 million years have been discovered here. Every destination on this list is significant and interesting.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Sirmaur:

  • Shivalik Fossil Park
  • Churdhar Peak
  • Renukaji
  • Haripur
  • Habban Valley

Chail

 top tourist attractions in Chail
top tourist attractions in Chail

Chail is a well-known Himachal Pradesh hill station known for a variety of reasons. Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala established it in 1891. Summers are pleasant, and scenic views of Shimla, Solan, and Kasauli can be seen from here. It is also home to the world’s highest cricket ground, which is visited by cricket fans from all over the world.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Chail:

  • Cricket Ground
  • Maa Kali Temple
  • Chail Palace Hotel
  • Sidh Baba Ka Mandir
  • Chail Wildlife Sanctuary

Una

Places to visit in Una
Places to visit in Una

Una, the state’s hottest district, is known as the Gateway to the Himalayas due to its elevation of 1210 feet. The land appears to be an exception in Himachal Pradesh, where most cities are located in the hilly region. If you plan to visit the area during the summer, bring cotton clothing to make your stay more comfortable. Here are the places to visit in Una.

The following are the top tourist attractions in Una

  • Pong Dam
  • Chintpurni Temple
  • Thaneek Pura
  • Kaleshwar
  • Kila Baba Bedi Ji

I hope you enjoy all of the places mentioned above when you go to Himachal Pradesh.

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