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Top 10 Places to visit in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh, or “land of snow,” is a state in northern India. It’s no surprise that this exquisite and picturesque location is the epitome of natural beauty and synonymous with elegance. It welcomes you with long-foreseen scenery until your eyes equal the horizons, the best activities, and hearty local cuisine.

Best Places to visit in Himachal PradeshIt is a state with a wide variety of attractions that will surely expand your travel horizons. This is your redemption getaway to the lap of mother nature, and it’s no surprise that it’s dubbed “real heaven on earth” because it sits opposite the Himalayan brother and sister hills. A trip to the hill stations of North India is a must for everyone who enjoys cool weather, tranquilly, a little adventure, and a lot of fun.

Here is a list of 10 best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

The ridge of Shimla

The Ridge, on Shimla Mall Road’s side, is the city’s most photographed wide-open roadway. The Ridge is known for being the center of everything in and around it, from boutiques selling rare antiques to a stunning vista of snow-capped mountain ranges. It is well-known for a range of activities, but it is best recognized for shopping and serving as the city’s social center, as well as the ideal gathering area for the best hillside hot beverages. The boulevard is lined with cafes, boutiques, bars, boutiques, shops, and restaurants, attracting considerable crowds to the point. It runs from east to west along Mall Road, connecting it to the famous Scandal Point on the west end. On the east end, it is next to the Lakkar Bazaar, Shimla’s most famous wooden crafts market.

Green valley

Green Valley, also known as Hassan Valley, is a popular tourist attraction in Himachal Pradesh that offers guests of all ages a memorable holiday experience. From lone travelers to honeymooners to families with children, Green Valley has something for everyone. Himachal Pradesh is a must-have for every primary Himachal Tour package. You must go to the scenic location and breathe in the fresh aroma while admiring the immaculate beauty.

After a long, romantic walk in the woods, refresh yourself with the flavors of some delectable cuisine at one of the fine-dining restaurants here. Aside from that, you can see yaks and deer, which are both unusual wild animals. The Green Valley provides a more relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy the tranquil location, which is surrounded by undisturbed views of verdant hills, deodar trees, and pine woods. It’s a fantastic location for wildlife lovers.

Jakhoo Hills

In Himachal Pradesh, temples are a prominent tourist attraction. Himachal Pradesh is associated with the Mahabharata and Ramayana Indian traditions, and temples devoted to gods and goddesses from these tales can be found all over the state. One of Himachal’s most well-known sights is the Hanuman temple on Jakhoo Hill. The hills were formerly large and massive, according to legend, until Lord Hanuman trod on them, diminishing them. Shimla’s highest point is the Jakhoo hill, which reaches to a height of 2,500 metres above sea level. At this spot, a 108-foot Hanuman statue rises tall among the deodar trees.

Chail

Chail, about two hours from Shimla, is a calm and serene hill-station surrounded by dense forests and beautiful surroundings. The world’s highest cricket stadium and the Chail Palace, a heritage hotel, are two of the city’s most well-known attractions. Chail has a range of attractions for anyone seeking a break from the mind-numbing restlessness of city life. If you’re looking for a calm experience away from the rush and bustle of city life, Chail is the place to go. It’s not as congested as most other hill stations, and it’s a great place to relax and decompress. There are many interesting places to see in Chail. Whether you are a nature lover or looking for something more bold, Chail has something for you.

Kiala Forest

In Shimla’s Kotkhai Valley, the Kiala Forest may be found. With lush green vegetation and a variety of native species, the backwoods is a lovely area to visit. The woods is recognized as an attractive destination for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The existing circumference is the consequence of various visitors from better areas, both far and near. Kiala Forest is known for its beautiful vegetation and diverse wildlife. Photographers and visitors can snap stunning photographs of the stunning surroundings as well as the animals in their natural habitat.

Kufri

Kufri- one of the best places to visit in Himachal PradeshKufri, hidden in the Himalayan foothills, is one of Himachal’s most picturesque tourist spots. The steep valleys of the little town are wonderfully green in the summer and ethereally snowy in the winter, delivering some of the most breathtaking views. This charming town, located just outside of Shimla, is especially popular with honeymooners visiting Himachal Pradesh. Kufri, surrounded by a ring of Himalayan peaks, is one of Himachal Pradesh’s most renowned tourist destinations that awaits your review. Kufri, unlike most towns in Himachal Pradesh’s upper mountains, is a highly developed town with a variety of sports and adventure activities for visitors.

The Himalayan National Park in Kufri, which is home to a diverse range of rare wildlife, is a joy for both wildlife and trekking aficionados. Kufri is also a renowned ski resort in Himachal, with some of the state’s most magnificent ski runs. One of the most popular activities is a donkey or mule ride to the Mahasu mountain, Kufri’s highest peak.

Pulga

Pulga in Parvati Valley is one of the best offbeat places to visit in IndiaPerched 2895 meters above sea-level is a quaint town of Pulga in Himachal Pradesh. While the valley itself is quite popular among domestic tourists, Pulga is secluded. It can be because there is no motorable road directly leading to Pulga.  The wooden houses capsuled in the lush green forests and loft mountains is straight out of the fairy-tale books. You can walk around in the fairy forests, trek to KheerGanga, and on your way discover new creeks, hot springs and hidden waterfalls.

Chhamba district

Chhamba is a beautiful district in Himachal Pradesh known for scenic family-friendly scenic hill stations. Here you can experience breathtaking views of Dalhousie speckled with temples and colonial British architecture. You can also experience a slice of Switzerland in India in the charming hill station of Khajjiar. It’s named after the 12th century Khaji Nag temple. Other famous places of interest include the Rock Garden, Chamera Lake and Kalatop wildlife sanctuary. The Chamba town is an interesting place for shoppers and heritage lovers alike.

Related: A trip to Dalhousie Khajjiar and Chhamba

Manali

Snuggled in the Himalayas, Manali is the most popular hill stations. It is also among the best places to visit in India in summer. Bask in the bliss of snow-covered mountains, meadows blooming with flowers, swift rivers, and hot springs. You can also try river-rafting, paragliding, skiing, trekking, or camping.

Sangla

Sangla is an offbeat destination in Himachal with an enchanting atmosphere. Besides the snow-capped mountains here you can trek to the historic Kamru Fort. This 15th-century wooden fort located 2km from Sangla village offers some of the best views of the valley.

Have you visited this spectacular state of India? What are your favorites. Tell me in the comment section.

Note: The post is written in collaboration with Thrillophilia.

Sinjana Ghosh

Sinjana Ghosh is a full-time business professional with a penchant for writing and travel planning. Backpack & Explore is a journal of her travel stories and tips she collected from her experience. She is the author of the travel book “Postcards from India” which is available on Amazon, Flipkart and Notionpress.com

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