Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh

Top Tourist Places To Visit In Himachal Pradesh

1. Kullu-Manali – Country’s Famous Hill Station

In Himachal Pradesh the best place to visit is Kullu and Manali. If you love fresh air and green mountains amidst the snow-covered ranges then Kullu Manali indeed should be on the top of your list..

Ideal for: Everyone! But it is a hot favorite amongst newlyweds.
Ideal duration: 4-5 days
Perfect time to visit: May-July and November-January for snowfall.

How to reach: The nearest airport is Chandigarh , 252 Kms away. The nearest Railway is also in Chandigarh, 270 Kms away. Kullu is 570 Kms from Delhi via road.

Things to do:

  • Indulge in adventure sports at Solang Valley
  • Visit Manali Bird Sanctuary
  • River rafting in Kullu ,go trekking & camping
  • Visit the Old temples

Nearby famous places: Solang, Rohtang, Manikaran, Malana, Khirganga

2. Shimla – The Capital Of Himachal Pradesh

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One of the most famous and beautiful hill stations of Northern India – Shimla which is the right mix of Indian glory with British sophistication. It is consecrated incredible landscape and fresh climate all through the year.

Ideal for: Family and friends
Ideal Duration: 3-4days
Perfect time to visit: May –July and November-January for snowfall.

How to reach: Kalka, in turn, is the nearest railway, which goes connected to Chandigarh and Delhi by regular trains. Chandigarh is at a distance of 117 kilometers, Manali at 260 kilometers and Delhi at 343 kilometers.

Things to do:

  • At Mall Road you can full fill your shopping desire. 
  • visit to Lord Hanuman’s Temple and enjoy a trek to Jakhu hill.
  • To appreciate the British elegance visit to the Viceregal Lodge.
  • Try your hands on Polo at Annandale from the Ridege which is 4km away.

Nearby famous places: Tattapani, Solan, Mashobra

3. Dharamshala – The Residence Of Dalai Lama

Dharamshala definitely has to be on your list of best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Its famous because of its climate and also you get to see how multicultural Indian community lives in harmony with the Indo Tibetan community.

Ideal for: Friends or Solo Travelers
Ideal duration: 2-3days
Perfect time to visit: May –July and November-January for snowfall

How to reach: The nearest major railway station is at Pathankot, 85 kilometers away. Dharamshala is also well-connected to Delhi The journey is upto 520 kilometers from Delhi. The tour from Delhi via Chandigarh is about 12 hours.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy a boat ride across the Dal Lake and visit the royal the Kangra Fort.
  • Enjoy the cascading Bhagsu falls, pay homage to the Bhagsunath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • Visit different monasteries, the Kangra Art Museum, the Dalai Lama Temple Complex and see the magnificent tea plantation on the foothills of Kangra valley.

Nearby famous places: Khajjiar, Bir Billing, Palampur

4. Kasauli – The Gateway To Himachal

The perfect getaway of Kasauli from the hustle bustle of the city and is one of the most serene places to visit in Himachal in June. Almost on the outskirts of Punjab and Haryana, it is well connected by roadways.

Ideal for: Friend and Family
Ideal duration: 3-4 days
Perfect time to go visit: November – March & December – January for snowfall.

How to reach: The closest airport is in Chandigarh, 70 km away. The nearest train station is Sonwara which is 4km away. It is 293 km from New Delhi and takes about 7 hours.

Things to do:

  • Visit Anglican Church which was built during the British era.
  • Enjoy a great trek on the lower mall which leads to the Monkey point which is shaped of a Lord Hanuman’s foot.
  • Must watch is the sunrise and the sunset point where you can get to see the most beautiful sky.
  • If you are addicted of walking and exploring the nature then do take the Gilbert Trail

Nearby famous places: Parwanoo, Solan

5. Malana – To Get Your Spirits High!

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In August Malana is the place you must visit in Himachal Pradesh. Located near the Kullu Valley, Malana provides fascinating views of the Deo Tiba and Chandrakhani crests. Malana is one of the best tourist places in Himachal Pradesh

Ideal for: Trekkers, Solo Travelers and anyone who wants to disconnect from the world
Ideal Duration: 3-4 Days
Perfect time to visit: The best time to go is early May to August

How to reach: The nearest airport is Kullu. By road, Malana is 378 km away from Delhi and takes roughly 10hrs. The closest railhead is Shimla and then take a cab.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy some bracing weather in this gorgeous village which is also called the little Greece of India.
  • Capture the mesmerizing beauty of Kheer Ganga valley and Panoramic scenes of the snow clad Himalayas from Chanderkhani pass.
  • Trek through eye-catching forests and across Alpine pastures with tremendous views.
  • One more best place to visit is the pilgrim center Manikaran which has a hot water spring.
  • Be a part of regional festivals in Malana village, with its peculiar culture and customs.

Nearby famous places: Kasol, Manikaran, Tosh

6. Khajjiar – A Perfect Family Getaway Awaits

Suitited in the Chamba district, this beautiful valley is the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Its a great place to relax and unroll in the beautiful and refreshing environment.

Ideal for: Friends and family
Ideal Duration: 3 Days
Perfect time to visit: May to June

How to reach: The closest airport is Dharamshala and then a cab 122 km. There is an Midnight train from New Delhi to Pathankot and then take a cab for 110 km. Regular bus Transport from New Delhi to Shimla is also available.

Things to do:

  • Visit the Khajjiar Lake & Ground via the Bakrota Hills from Dalhousie.
  • Visit Khajji Nag Temple which is one of the most ancient temples,
  • Enjoy the calmness of local villages known for its apple orchards.
  • Visit Mount Kailash which is believed to be the home to Lord Shiva.

Nearby famous places: Chamba, Kalatop, Dalhousie

7. Palampur – Dotted With Tea Gardens

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Listed among rather offbeat places of Himachal, Palampur is famed for its tea gardens and zoo. This is an ideal place to visit with family, as children and parents will find many attractions equally interesting. The scenic magnificence will have you bewitched and thanks to easy accessibility and number of accommodation options, it is a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi.

Ideal for: Family
Ideal duration: 1 night 2 days
Best time to visit: Anytime

How to reach: Palampur is best visited via Roadways. The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport, Dharamsala 37 km and the nearest railway station is Pathankot Railway Station 112 km

Things to do:

  • Visit the local villages in the area and also go for a slow-paced trek.
  • Get face to face with wild animals in local zoo
  • Spend an evening boat riding
  • Must visit the tea gardens and savor the best taste while you’re at it

Nearby famous places: Dharamshala

8. Chail – The Untouched Gem

A relatively quiet and immaculate paradise lying close to Shimla, Chail is known mainly for the world’s highest cricket ground and Chail Palace, the gorgeous heritage hotel nestled amidst pine and deodar trees.

It is situated at a higher altitude than most of the popular hill stations surrounding it, which is why it offers unparalleled views of lush greenery all around. The page of Instagram-worthy views of pine forests, mist-covered hills, and verdant valleys are what attract nature lovers and photography enthusiasts to this place. It’s also a hiker’s paradise owing to the unexplored bounty of nature surrounding it. It’s among the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh in summer if you need a calm and relaxing vacation far away from the polluted and noisy metros.

Ideal for: Hikers, family, solo
Ideal duration: 2 nights 3 days
Best time to visit: Throughout the year

How to reach: Chail is best visited via bus/road. The nearest airport is Shimla Airport (62 km) followed by Chandigarh Airport (117 km). The nearest railway station is Shimla Railway Station (53.5 km)

Things to do:

  • Spot Himalayan wildlife at the Chail Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Visit the world’s highest cricket ground
  • Go hiking in the pristine pine and deodar jungles

Nearby famous places: Shimla, Kufri

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