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Places to Explore the beauty of Himachal Pradesh

Places to explore the beauty of Himachal Pradesh

There are many cultures and festivals in our country but there are such many places to visit in our country. People who visit many places explore the beauty of nature that is god gifted to our country. So we many places to visit in Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh

So here are the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh this season!

  1. Kullu
Kullu

Kullu, a popular tourist destination generally coupled with Manali, is an open valley with panoramic views and hills covered with Deodar and Pine trees.

Kullu is situated at an altitude of 1230 meters, Kullu is a nature lover’s paradise. Abundant with lush greenery, pristine river streams and a wonderful climate, Kullu is known as one of the most popular tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh

  Kullu is also popular as a sister town to Manali which provides more scenic views. Travelers cover both Kullu and Manali in one trip. Tourists coming to Kullu and Manali can indulge in activities like river rafting, trekking, mountaineering, etc. Kullu also has few important temples like the Raghunath Temple and Jagannath Devi Temple. Apart from temples, the Pandoh Dam and Chandrakhani Pass are also must-visits in this region. Kullu is also used as the base town to reach Manikaran, Kasol, Malana, Bhunter and Rohtang Pass too.

2. Manali

Manali

Manali is situated between the snow-capped slopes of the Pir Panjal and the Dhauladhar ranges, Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. With lush green forests, sprawling meadows carpeted with flowers, and persistent fragrance of pines and freshness –  Manali has been blessed with extraordinary scenic beauty. From museums to temples, from quaint little hippie villages to bustling upscale streets, river adventures to trekking trails, Manali has every reason to be the tourist place.

Clean roads, eucalyptus trees, little eateries, small local market places, and cafes which serve delicious local food at unbelievable prices, Old Manali is a serene, tranquil place, whose lingering silence is broken only by the twittering of the birds and the sound of the roaring waters of the Kullu River.

Solang Valley is the of the most visited places in Manali, with the drive up to Solang being as picturesque as the valley itself. Solang Valley offers some breathtaking views of the landscape, but its slopes are also a very popular skiing destination, especially during the winters. In summers, the place turns into a paragliding haven. If you’re an adventure enthusiast, Solang Valley has activities such as zorbing and horse-riding available.

3. Shimla

Shimla

Shimla is situated at a height of 2200m, Shimla is the capital and the largest city of Himachal Pradesh in India. Beautiful hills and mystical woods, Shimla has been a very popular hill-station among Indian families and honeymooners since the last 50 years.

British loved this city so much that they made Shimla their summer capital in 1864 and used to rule the sub-continent from here whenever the temperature rose in the nearby plains. Shimla retains beautiful colonial architecture, pedestrian-friendly Mall Road and beautiful churches.

The weather is pleasant for most of the months with tourists coming especially during the summer months. The winters are cold with some days of snow from mid-December till February end. Tourists flock to the centrally located Mall Road and the Ridge, a walking-only area which is lined up with multiple shops, cafes, and restaurants.

Shimla has been the host to some of the most important meetings in the Indian history, including the Simla Conference of 1945 and the Simla Agreement of 1972 between India and Pakistan. The Old Viceroy Hall now houses the Indian Institute of Advanced Study and is a popular tourist attraction.

Shimla is often covered with nearby towns of Kufri, a hill-station almost always covered by snow and Chail and has the highest cricket ground in the world. Tourists also visit the famous Jakhu Temple and engage in sightseeing at various viewpoints during their trip to Shimla

4. Dharamshala

Dharamshala

Dharamshala is situated at an average altitude of 1,475 meters above sea level, Dharamshala lies on the scenic stretch of land of Kangra Valley making it a tourist spot. Dharamshala is popularly known as the holy residence of the exiled Tibetan monk Dalai Lama. Covered with Dhauladhar ranges, Dharamshala is one of the most beautiful destinations which you will find in North India, the perfect amalgamation of natural beauty and culture. Dharamshala is surrounded by thick deodar cedar trees and the snow-capped peaks which decorate the landscape, the city is visited by thousands of tourists to beat the summer blues and explore the best places to visit in Dharamshala.

The city of Dharamshala is divided into two parts, the lower division is the Dharamsala town whereas the upper division is known as Mcleodganj. Blessed with spectacular scenes of nature, the calm and serene hill stations proudly boasts strong Buddhist influences with many quaint old monasteries located here. There are a lot of other attractions in Dharamshala like the charming St. John Church, headquarters of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dal Lake, etc. that draws tourists from different parts of the country. Dharamshala remains a distinct tourist destination in India attracting large crowds not only nationally but also internationally who come here to discover the striking Tibetan hub in India.Dharamshala is a popular name on their travel wish lists due to its magnificent beauty . 

5. Chamba

Chamba

Chamba is located at an altitude of 996 metres above sea level and is situated on the banks of the river Ravi. The town of Chamba is known as the ‘Land of Lord Shiva’. The famous temples here are the Sui Mata Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Brajeshwari Devi Temple, Chamunda Devi Temple, and Hari Rai Temple. The famous Patras, namely, the ‘Minjar Mela’ and the ‘Suhi Mata Mela’ are celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm. Dalhousie, Khajjiar, Pangi, Chamba Town, Bharmour, The Church of Scotland and Bhuri Singh Museum are other tourist destinations.

Chamba is popularly known for its arts and crafts including handicrafts and textiles. The Pahari paintings from Chamba are particularly known for their intricacy and detailing. Some solid metal ware, footwear, handkerchiefs, caps, shawls as well as wood carvings and traditional jewellery are all locally produced here. The Chamba valley is also extremely popular for medicinal plants and numerous species of flowers.

The Chamba Valley offers an opportunity for carrying out adventurous treks and nature walks. Treks from Chamba to the Manimahesh and the Pangi Valley are worth exploring. 

 The maximum temperature in Chamba in summers is 38°C and the minimum in winter is 0°C. The nearest airport is at Gaggal, which is located at a distance of 170 km. The nearest railway station is Pathankot (120 km). Bus and taxi service is available from Chamba to other parts of the city and state. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation provides excellent transportation facilities and connectivity is at its best.

 

I hope the places i have written are the most beautiful places of himachal pradesh and hopefully you would like to travel these places to admire the beauty of nature.

 

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