Himachal Pradesh

20 Best Places to Visit in Himachal Pradesh

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Let’s travel these upcoming holidays if you are residing in India. What places hits your mind first? Maybe some beaches or maybe some hill stations. Well, today we are gonna talk about some hill stations that you can travel to for a perfect holiday vacation, these are also the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Not just any hill station, but the hill station of the land of apples. Yes! Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh is a northern Indian state in the Himalayas. Hence it is blessed with beautiful nature, fresh air and mesmerizing scenic view which are always a treat for the eyes. Therefore because of its natural beauty, Himachal Pradesh attracts many tourist every year from around the globe and of course people from other Indian states too.

Shimla, the capital of the beautiful state, Himachal Pradesh and is one of the most popular places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Besides the capital, Shimla, the state has many beautiful places for you to explore, some discovered and some yet to be discovered. Isn’t the explorer inside you getting excited already? I knew it!

Now why Himachal Pradesh? I would put up a counter question with, ‘why not?’ The state has 12 districts and all the districts have such beautiful places to visit. I will put up a bet, Himachal Pradesh is that one place where when you go once and return but you leave your soul there which will make you go back there again and again.

Also, the city life, hectic stressful and exhausting city life. Isn’t it killing you? Adding to it, the toxic atmosphere, where I count both people and air, all killing you inside. Your holidays are meant to refresh you, recharge you and trust me on this, no place can do it better then Himachal Pradesh. Go, relax and rediscover yourself.

Now, Himachal Pradesh is such a big state and has numerous beautiful places to visit. Therefore where to go? Worry not! Like always, we have come up with 20 best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh. Of course, you should visit the other places too but these 20 places are always the must-visit ones.

1) Manali:

Manali is one of the most popular holiday destinations in India. Well also one of the most beautiful hill stations of Himachal. It is popular for its fresh air, green mountains and various other places that are must to visit.

The snow covered mountains during winters make it even better and it is a treat to eyes.

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Best time to visit: November to July

2) Shimla:

Shimla, again a very popular hill station of India attracts many tourists from both India and around the world every year. It is also the capital of Himachal Pradesh. The beautiful hill station has an impact of British times since many British higher officers used to reside here. Besides this the hill station has beautiful landscapes to capture both from eyes and your camera.

Best time to visit: November to July

3) Dharamshala: 

Dalai Lama’s residence, Dharamshala is a must visit place for travellers since it has a beautiful climate to be in and most importantly, the Indo-Tibetan community adds up to its USP. The Tibetan community offers you a very different culture to experience and obviously the delicacies they serve is a must try.

Best time to visit: November to July

4) Kasauli:

Kasauli is a very quiet and a peaceful hill station in Himachal Pradesh. People here come to forget the daily routines of their life and to relax in this beautiful hill station. Kasauli is also a weekend getaway spot for people living in Punjab and Haryana since its closer to the hill station.

Best time to visit: November to July

5) Bir Billing: 

Bir Billing is a popular destination for people who are enthusiasts of Adventure sports, a small village on the western part of Himachal Pradesh. As all the hill stations, Bir again has some refreshing climate with good fresh air to breathe. Once you go, you will realize why it is the ideal spot for adventure activities.

Best time to visit: August to May

6) Malana:

Again a unique and one of the best holiday spot of Himachal Pradesh, Malana is a peaceful place and people come here to forget the daily hustle and bustle of their life. It is also a very popular place for people who love trekking. Just like any other hill station, Malana provides some beautiful scenic views too.

Best time to visit: May to August

7) Dalhousie:

Dalhousie, yet another one of the most beautiful hill stations of India. It is also called the ‘Mini Switzerland’ of India and therefore you can imagine the beauty of this place. Ideal spot for honeymoons. The nature, fresh air, beautiful mountains and mesmerizing scenic views will leave you in awe for this place.

Best time to visit: April to July

8) Spiti Valley:

One of the best places to visit in Himachal Pradesh, Spiti Valley, is very popular among travellers. People who do not travel a lot must have at least heard of this place for once. If you are one of those who never heard of this place, okay! You heard of it now!

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Spiti Valley

I recommend you to give this awe stucking place a visit. It’s beautiful. It is home to many Buddhist destinations and surely needs to be explored more.

Best time to visit: May to July

9) Kasol:

Kasol, also known as the little Israel of India, is one of the most popular hill stations in India, especially among the young adults. Also a popular destination for trekking. Generally solo travellers or friends travel together to hit this spot. Kasol is a peaceful hill station with lots of interesting things for you to explore.

Best time to visit: May to August

10) Khajjiar:

Khajjiar is hands down the most beautiful place of Himachal Pradesh. A visit to Khajjiar is a must in your lifetime, you can just not miss it. It is an ideal spot for family vacations and many families hit this spot for their picnics or vacations. Its green, surrounded with huge and beautiful trees from all the sides. Heaven on earth? Sure, can say that too!

Best time to visit: May to August

11) Palampur:

Palampur is not just an ideal vacation spot but also one of the most popular weekend getaways from Delhi. It is popular for its tea gardens and nature. A perfect family vacation hill station. So yea, do not miss this beautiful place and give it a try too.

Best time to visit: Anytime during the year

12) Kinnaur:

Himachal Pradesh is popular for its apples, yet the best quality of apples are found in the Kinnaur. Also known as the land of gods, we can also call it as land of apples.

Kinnaur has beautiful snow-capped mountains and rather to be said as an ideal vacation spot, I would consider calling it more of an offbeat destination in Himachal Pradesh.

Best time to visit: May to September

13) Kufri:

Kufri which neighbours the capital of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla, is a beautiful spot to explore. It is also a popular destination for honeymoon because of the eye catching beautiful scenic views of the hill stations. If you love playing in snow or fond of making snow man, Kufri calls you then. Many winter activities all happens here like skiing.

Best time to visit: November to July

14) Chail:

Chail is known for the world’s highest cricket ground. It is also a neighbouring hill station to Shimla. It is a very quiet and unexplored. Explorers, this can be the one place you really would like to explore. It is also an ideal spot for people who love hiking because Chail provides you the beautiful tracks since it is located at a higher altitude.

Best time to visit: Anytime during the year

15) Mcleod Ganj:

A small yet beautiful town in Himachal Pradesh, close to Dharamshala and Dharamkot, has many Tibetans living there. Therefore one can see a lot of cultural infusion there which is indeed a beautiful thing to experience.

Besides that, through Mcleod Ganj, you can go through various trekking routes which are quite popular too like, Kareri lake trek.

Best time to visit: October to June

16) Chitkul:

Chitkul is a beautiful village in the Kinnaur district. The village is a very quiet and unexplored. Not really a family type of vacation spot but come here as a solo traveller or with friends.

It is close to Indo-China border that is why it is also called the last village of India. It is a peaceful and a beautiful place to travel in Himachal Pradesh.

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Chitkul

Best time to visit: October to April

17) Tirthan Valley:

Best spot for nature lovers and again the best spot for adventure activities enthusiasts. The Tirthan valley includes the larger Himalayas which gives tourists a site of snow capped mountains which is obviously a treat to eyes any day. More than the Tirthan river is best known for fishing and scenic views gives you a different kind of experience in Himachal Pradesh.

Best time to visit: November to July

18) Chamba:

Chamba is a small Himalayan town which is popular for its caves and its own natural beauty. A quiet and peaceful holiday spot. This place is ideal for both solo travellers and family vacations. The temples of Chamba are very popular besides the caves and attract many Hindu devotees.

Best time to visit: November to July

19) Mandi:

Mandi can be called the Varanasi of Hills because the beautiful place has over 81 temples which defienetly attracts a lot of Hindu devotees from around the country. Besides the temple it is covered with thick canopy of pine and deodar trees and gives one of the best scenic views for your eyes and your camera.

Best time to visit: May to November

20) Kangra:

Kangra is one of the most popular districts of Himachal Pradesh. Yet it is quiet and peaceful. Travellers come here to relax and to move away from the struggles of daily life. The amazing town has many tea plantations to experience and of course the holy temples are all over in Kangra.

Best time to visit: October to June

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