There’s a no better option to travel than to be in the abode in the Himalayas. Some would like to be cut off completely from the world and spend some time in solitude. There are different places for that. But if one wants to experience a touch of both, there’s no other place than Himachal to be at. The air, water, food, everything just makes you fresh and it starts to feel like one’s getting younger. You can even get rid of a few ailments of your body. On every level, whether physical or mental, you’ll feel an alchemical change.
To aid you a little, here’s a list of a few places you’d like to keep in your mind. It might not be all, but enough to make the trip a memorable one.
Shimla is more of a brand than just the name of a city. There are many beautiful places to explore in Himachal such as Manali, Khajiar, Kinnaur, Kasauli, but Shimla is the one that resonates the most in the minds of people. It’s a perfect blend of both nature’s paradise and development with all the facilities available.
No matter which place you visit at Shimla, it feels like standing on the top and looking at the paradise. Check out a couple of striking places in Shimla.
Jakhu is the highest point of Shimla. And the Huge statue of Hanuman is no different from Rio de Janerio. It gives a vibe of some sort of authority holding everything else in its lap.
The Ridge is the center where everyone connects and showcase the magnitude of the city. The Church adds a lot of value to the Ridge.
Vice regal Lodge adds historical value to the place. Mahatma Gandhi was kept in this place during the British period and some of the main events of the past have happened here.
Tara Devi temple is one place that most people miss as it is along the highway, not at the center of the city. But it’s a must one to visit. The vibe, calmness, and tranquility of the place just take you to another level of peace.
Beautiful scenery, forests, rivers, mountains, culture, history, is all that drives you to this place. Nature has blessed Kullu-Manali with all these scenic beauties. There are lots of places to explore in this dazzling hill station. The most popular ones are Rohtang pass, Hadimba temple, Rahalla falls, Solang Valley, Kothi, and many more. Kullu is called the ‘land of the Gods’. The Great Himalayan National Park in Kullu is a UNESCO world heritage site that has a huge variety of wildlife. Manikaran is another small town in the Kullu district that lures tourists to its hot springs and pilgrim centers. Kasol is one of the most beautiful places situated along the Parvati River in the Kullu district. Kasol is the base from where the nearby treks to Kheerganga and Malana start. The trek to Bijli Mahadev in Kullu is another place to explore and do some adventure. You can enjoy the rafting in the river Beas and the serenity of old Manali. You can get excellent hotels to stay here.
Dharamshala is a beautiful place tucked away in the Himalayas. It is also the home to the holy presence of The Dalai Lama. There are numerous awesome places to visit in Dharamshala that make your vacation a perfect one! One of the most frequently visited tourist places in Dharamshala is the Bhagsunag temple, the temple of Lord Shiva surrounded by the lofty hills. If you go a few kilometers up from this temple, you will find the Bhagsu falls. The view of the place grabs your attention. McLeod Ganj is the place famous for its nature, Tibetan culture, handicrafts, and temples. The Triund trek in Mcleod Ganj is the alluring trekking destination in the lap of the Dhauladhar range. The amazing panoramic views from the top highlights the unique charming beauty of Triund. Kareri lake is another freshwater lake in the lap of the Dhauladhar range. It is an unexplored gem for the trekkers. The Dal Lake is another beautiful spot surrounded by the thick deodars. You can do boat riding and trekking here. There are many monasteries in Dharamshala to visit which include the Gyuto monastery, Norbulingka monastery, etc. There are many other places you can visit like the cricket stadium, Dharam Kot, Naddi village, tea gardens, Kangra fort, Masrur temple, Bir billing, etc.
The only time Spiti valley is accessible is during the summer months. Spiti means ‘the middle land’ as it separates India from Tibet. Chandratal Lake is the major attraction to the tourists here. Key Monastery is also famous in this area as it is the oldest and largest monastery of the Spiti valley. There is also another monastery known as the Dhankar monastery situated on a cliff between Kaza and Tabo. Baralacha La is a pass which connects the Lahaul district to Ladakh. It has some amazing sights which will leave the tourists spellbound. Spiti is best suited for adventure bikers. There are many adventurous activities to do in Spiti valley like river rafting, fossil hunting, yak safaris. Stargazing is another such thing in the hills of Spiti valley which will make you go awe in amaze.
Kinnaur is famous for its untouched beauty which will provide you the essence of serenity. As Kinnaur is known as ‘the land of Gods’, the most famous Kinner Kailash – the home of Lord Shiva is of great attraction here. Kalpa, the famous place of Kinnaur is known for its many beautiful temples and monasteries. There are about 9 trekking routes in this place. The spellbound natural beauty, the apple orchards, etc. lures the tourists to Reckong Peo. Chitkul is another place which is the last village also at the Indo-Tibetan border. It’s located near Sangla. It’s a magnificent place to visit.