Himachal Pradesh is one of India’s northernmost states, located in the northwest region of the magnificent Himalayas. It is known as a picture-perfect state that impresses visitors with scenic hill stations, quaint villages, snow-covered mountains, lush valleys, diverse flora and fauna, unblemished nature and abundant trekking trails. If you are planning a trip in summer days, then no other option is as suitable as Himachal Pradesh. It is blended of scenic beauty, serene landscape, and adventure sports.
Here’s a list some fascinating places to visit in Himachal Pradesh on your trip to the land of the Himalayas.
Shimla: Summer Capital of India
Shimla is the capital and largest city in Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most famous hill stations, having a prosperous colonial history. Shimla is also declared as the ‘Summer Capital of India’ by the British. The captivating natural beauty and the atmosphere are bound to leave any tourist overwhelmed.
Kasol: Heaven for Adventure Buffs
Kasol is a haven for adventure buffs, trekkers and backpacker; it has pleasant climate all around the year and low population density, any time of the year is the perfect time of year to visit. It is situated in Parvati Valley, on the banks of the Parvati River, on the way between Bhuntar to Manikaran, it is tourist hub for Israelis, with signs of various cafes and restaurants in Hebrew serving great food and cuisines from around the world.
Dharamshala: Having the Best Climate of Himachal
Dharamshala enjoys one of the best climates in Himachal as it is situated in the upper reaches of Kangra Valley. The town is brimming with cultural and architectural attractions with snow-laden peaks of Dhauladhar Mountains and lush pine and deodar forests. There are also a great number of restaurants, cafes, and shops catering to its extensive multicultural Indian and Tibetan communities. The town is also preferred for its adventurous activities including trekking trails, waterfalls, and scenic valleys.
Kullu-Manali: Highly Popular Hill Station
Kullu-Manali is hugely popular hill station in Himachal just after Shimla. In recent years, it has gained great popularity and went higher on the popularity index. There are many adventure sports here like camping, trekking and river rafting. Manali bird sanctuary is one of the most visiting places.
Bir Billing: Paragliding Capital of India
The ‘Paragliding Capital of India, Bir Billing is small in size, but people from different parts of the world come here. It salubrious weather year-round and a spectacular landscape, which attracts thrillseekers and backpackers from worldwide. Bir Billing offers panoramic vistas of the undulating beauty of the Himalayan mountain ranges.
Dalhousie: Beautiful and Picturesque
Dalhousie is situated at a distance of 51 km from Chamba, and a scenic hill station in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. This place is surrounded by snow peaked mountains and is located on the western edge of the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. The beautiful and picturesque Dalhousie is spread around the five hills, known as Katalagh, Potreyn, Bhangora Bakrota, Terah and more.
Chitkul: an Ideal Place for Natural Beauty
Chitkul is in the Kinnaur district of Himachal. It is the last inhabited village near the Indo-China border. Its scenic landscape including lush green vegetation, snow-laden mountains, and apple orchards, and tranquil vibe make it an ideal place for those looking to be at one with nature – in peace and quiet.
Himachal Pradesh is very rich in natural beauty and it is growing fast economically. It happens to be one of India’s favorite tourist’s spots because of the beautiful scenery. Visit and enjoy the cold weather and the majestic Himalayas and create unforgettable memories.