Did someone say vacation at hill station? And you hear Himachal. Yes that’s true whenever we discuss some vacation Himachal is always the first name that crosses everyone’s mind. A trip to Himachal will take you on a roller coaster ride through nature, bring peace to your soul and calm down the storm brewing inside you head. This beautiful site has a lot to offer for its tourists,the pristine blue lakes, verdure atmosphere, snow clad mountains, deep woods consisting of Pine, Silver Oak and Deodar gives the state a lively view. Himachal is all about the ‘Pahadi’ culture and their tradition which is a pleasure to watch.
Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh, the ‘Land of Snow’, is always a delightful treat for a hodophile. Himachal being the most visited hill station for vacation is also an alluring state. Here are some of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.
If you want to fly high then you have to explore the ‘Paragliding Capital of India’’. Bir Billing offers an astounding scenic view with salutary weather throughout the year. This quaint village is full of adventure where you will have undeniable experience of the best paragliding in India, short treks and some of the best campaign experience. The Tibetan colony and various buddisht monasteries like Nyingyang Monastery and Tsering Monastery are worth visiting which makes this mini town attract a huge amount of tourists.
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Most happy place in Himachal Pradesh is a small village situated on the bank of river parvati. Kasol is known as ‘Mini Israel of India’ and has scenic waterfalls, snow clad mountains, foliage valleys, best of treks with some alluring cafes with astonishing landscape views which attracts numbers of tourists and hippies. When you left with nothing to do then that will be the best time to explore some amazing hamlets all around such as Chalal if you are party enthusiast and want to experience the best party in the lap of Himalayan ranges then this village is perfect destination for psychedelic party, Malana village, Rasol and Tosh are perfect example for the pristine beauty and the verdure surroundings.
Shimla, also known as the ‘Queen of Hills’ is one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is a colonial hill station showing some of the best colonial-era architecture such as the Town hall, Gaiety theatre, Christ church and Viceregal Lodge. Best time to visit this place is in winter when the city gets enveloped in snow and the snow covered mountains make it a perfect trail for treks which will make you witness the lush greenery with a picturesque view and make it a perfect location to remove your wanderlust itching.
Spiti Valley is among the one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. If you want to spend some real time alone in the hills then there is no other place to visit like Spiti valley. This village is situated at an altitude of 3,810 meters in the cold desert mountains. Spiti road trip is quite famous and gives you the scenic view of snow clad mountains. This place is not less than a heaven. Spiti is a must visit place which needs to be explored because of its historic monasteries and the thrilling activities like trekking, whitewater rafting, wildlife spotting and mountain biking which are hosted in the valley. It becomes more worthwhile when you get a sight at the other high altitude hamlets surrounding Spiti like Tabo, Kaza, Kibber, Komic, Dhankar and Langza that need to be scored.
Dharamshala is where one can enjoy the best climate all round the year with eye captivating sight of Dhauladhar mountains snow covered peaks background staple with verdure forest of pine and deodar. It is nestled in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley, this town is flourished with rich culture, tradition and architectural attractions. The roadside cafe and restaurant have some real and authentic interiors which is just a pleasure to watch. Dharamshala consists of a few small towns like Mcleodganj known as Mini tibet, Dharamkot, Sindhbari, Naddi and Ramnagar are worth exploring. The sightseeing is an alluring thing to witness here with some alluring waterfalls, scenic valleys and some good stretches of trekking which is an obvious treat for nature and adventurers.
How is it possible not to talk about Manali when discussing the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh? Manali is situated on the bank of river Beas with picture perfect mountain fringes covered with snow. This place is filled with happiness and rich cultural and tradition which exhibit ancient temples and Tibetian Monasteries situated at the height of 2,050 meters with astounding view of snow covered mountains which makes this place it ‘Capital of Vacation’ hosting clans of tourists every year.
Sar Pass Trek
Himachal pradesh is known for its thrilling treks on Himalayan ranges. So one of the best treks which is situated at the height of 13,800 ft. The name of this trek comes from the local word ‘Sar’ which means the frozen lake. This trek is one of the difficult treks with a pleasing landscape which serves its best to trekkers with a lot of thrill while shutterbugs capturing the scenic views of snow covered peaks from forest to the meadows which takes you to the winter wonderland.
Located on the bank of Parvati river, Kasol is a village in Himachal. It is situated near Manikaran, which is believed to be a religious town. Kasol is famous for various treks such as Pin Parvati Pass, Sar Pass and Kheerganga and thus making it one of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The cafes in Kasol serve delicious food which increases the amount of tourists planning to visit this place as the thought of enjoying delicacies between mountain peaks and forest view is serene. Kasol is also famous for its market where you can find all sorts of items to take back along with you as a memory of your trip.