Devbhoomi or The Land of Gods, the essence of Himachal Pradesh lies in its name itself. It needs no introduction as almost every person in our nation is aware about the beauty of this pristine terrain in North India. Bright green meadows, snow-scattered mountains, and endless expanses of land bless your eyes here. The house of hill stations, Himachal Pradesh has always been an escape for people who yearn to take a break from the hustle-bustle of city life. The cacophonies of ‘artificial’ elements are silenced here and replaced by the echoes of nature.
Whenever we think of Himachal Pradesh, an almost immediate association with Shimla springs out. This hill station which was once the ‘summer capital’ for Britishers continues to get praise from all corners of our country. Mall Road, Ridge, Toy Train Rides, and many other fascinating aspects have attracted countless tourists to Shimla. However, Himachal Pradesh isn’t limited to just one hill station, its multi-layered charm is yet to be explored. We’re here to enlighten you about the bucket-list worthy places as well as lesser known corners of Himachal Pradesh.
The Renowned Stops
An alluring hill station in the lap of Himachal Pradesh that was once an important cantonment for the British officials. Kasauli’s beauty lies in its Churches, heritage houses, and colonial architecture.
A popular destination among newly-weds and trekkers, Kullu-Manali gives you the best of both worlds. Revel in the tranquillity of its hills, trek in Parvati Valley, or try skiing in Solang Valley.
The perfect spot for nature lovers, Dalhousie will make you come back for more. Enjoy its charming weather and breathtaking views of its terrains. P.S. Don’t forget to visit the Pholani Devi Temple.
The Bir Tibetan Colony acted as a settlement for Tibetan refugees after the Tibetan uprising in 1959. One can try Paragliding and other aerial sports here or even enrol for a training program to ace the sport.
Also known as Dharamshala, this place is home to the Dalai Lama and other Tibetans in exile. Witness the serene vibe of Buddhism that prevails throughout McLeodganj. Don’t forget to check out the Bhagsunag Waterfall and taste fresh ice-cream that’s served on leaves here.
A one-of-a-kind-landscape in Himachal Pradesh, the Spiti Valley can be termed as a cold desert mountain valley. Do visit if you have a knack for ancient murals and temples.
The Untrodden Landscapes
Undoubtedly a complete package, it offers the most mesmerising displays of its waterfalls, valleys, and pine forests. Jibhi is located on the foothills of Himalayas and houses the Great Himalayan National Park.
A recent study at IIT Delhi stated that Chitkul has the cleanest air in India. If your dream holiday is to run away from the complexities and noise of city life, Chitkul is the best pick for you!
Wooden houses and mountains all around, Shoja will surely make you feel the warmth and peace. Pro tip- Plan your next camping trip here or enjoy bird watching along with your family.
Located in the Sutlej River Valley, Kalpa is yet another destination that’s not known to many tourists. The Apple orchards will surely catch your attention.
Nestled in the Baspa Valley, Sangla is home to the Bering Nag Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Snow-clad mountains encircle its boundaries and mesmerise innumerable tourists.
This small hamlet has alluring orchards of Apple, Pine, and Deodar. One can visit its beautiful temples, namely- the Mamleshwar Temple, Kamaksha Devi Temple, and Shikari Devi Temple.
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