Himachal Pradesh is a beautiful state which is also a perfect summer holiday destination. There are very famous towns, cities, and hill stations in Himachal Pradesh like Shimla, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Mussorie, and many more. A few places are also there which are unexplored and less-visited. The serene & scenic beauty of these places is unmatched and truly blissful. Himachal Pradesh has a lot to offer scenic vistas, lush greenery, mighty Himalayas, historic places, and plenty of tourist attractions.
The 7 places that are must-visit in Himachal Pradesh:
- Kasol- Tosh- Malana- Kheerganga
The popular trekking destination in Himachal Pradesh. Kasol is a small village which is very famous for its hippie culture. The place attracts hippies from all over the world. Kasol is famous for trekking, camping, great views of snow-clad mountains, and the sacred Parvati valley. Psychedelic music festival held here once in a year for 3-4 months where so many Israeli and Europeans visit.
Tosh is a quaint village that gained popularity in recent years due to the nearby village Kasol. You will smell marijuana the moment you enter the village. Village people sell apples and marijuana to earn.
Malana is a tiny hamlet that is famous for Malana cream or hashish. It comes between the trekking route of Kasol & Tosh to Kheerganga.
The last destination of this trek is Kheerganga which is famous for hot springs and scenic views of the Parvati Valley. The hot springs of Kheerganga are very famous among the Hindu pilgrims, as they believe the lake has some healing property in it. Trekkers take a dip into the hot waters to release the stress and fatigue of the trek.
All these four places come under one trekking package. You will see the dense forests of rhododendrons, oaks & pines. This trek will give an excellent opportunity to explore the culture, lifestyle, and hardships of villages. There are a lot of homestays, hotels, and rest houses where you can stay.
Camping here offers great scenic views and mesmerizing sunsets & sunrises.
All these places are nearby and can be covered in 4-5 days.
- Tirthan Valley
A beautiful valley located in the Kullu region in Himachal Pradesh. The valley is a gateway to the great Himalayan National Park. The valley is named after the River Tirth which flows from Tirth and ends at Larji in the Beas river.
Tirthan valley is a perfect place to spend your holidays with peace. One can enjoy activities like trekking, fishing, watching wildlife, and discovering unexplored small villages. One will experience the serene beauty, with lush green surroundings, alpine meadows, gushing streams, alluring waterfalls, dense forests of oaks and pines, and with the backdrop of cloud kissed mountains.
Few quaint and beautiful villages are on the banks of the Tirthan valley like Banjar, Nagini, Gurshaini, and Shoja. With the views of rolling mountains, terraced farms, and lush green surrounding all over Tirthan valley is of place where you will get peace.
Serolsar Lake is the nearby tourist attraction that is a must-visit. The shimmering water of the lake reflects the pine forests and clear blue sky.
You can do village-hopping and day hikes to explore the beauty of the place. Tirthan valley is untouched by the tourist’s crowd and it is a perfect getaway to connect with nature and feel peace.
- Bir Billing
The popular paragliding destination in Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing area is very popular among paragliders and attracts tourists from all over the world.
The flying season starts from September to October. Billing is flying site meadow that is 14km away from Bir at an elevation of 2,400m. Bir is a beautiful Himachali village located in the Joginder Nagar valley. It is famous for ecotourism, spiritual studies, and meditation. A lot of Buddhist monasteries are there in Bir and it is home to a Tibetan refugee settlement.
Bir Billing is an offbeat destination to visit in Himachal Pradesh. The place is very near to Delhi.
- Pabbar Valley
Pabbar valley is a paradise for travelers. The valley is located in the laps of nature and offers great breathtaking views of the Chansal mountain range. Pabbar valley is named after the beautiful river Pabbar and is located ahead of Shimla. With majestic mountains, splashing streams, serene beauty of lakes, and astounding landscapes, Pabbar valley is a perfect place for nature lovers. You can do a lot of activities like fishing, camping, trekking, and other adventure activities like rafting and paragliding are also gaining attention. There are a few unexplored places that you can explore like Rohru, Hathkoti, Shelapani, Karapathar, or Chansal Pass. Jeep safaris and nature walks are options to explore the spectacular Pabbar valley. The valley is serene and untouched by civilization. If you want to experience nature then Pabbar valley is a perfect pick for you.
- Naggar Castle
Just another like a dream castle Naggar is an ancient town in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. The Naggar village lies on the banks of the Beas river at an elevation of 1,800m. Naggar Castle is an ancient building was built 500 years ago and now it is converted into a rest house. The Naggar castle is built in Pahari style with wood carving and has arched balconies that give serene views of the Beas valley. The castle also holds a historic art museum and a temple. A beautiful temple is situated in the courtyard of the castle and is very popular with the name of Jagti Patt.
The Naggar castle is a must-visit place where you can feel peace all around. The place is a perfect place to escape from the hustle-bustle of busy lives.
All these beautiful places are unexplored and untouched by the huge tourist crowd. Lesser the crowd more tranquil surroundings and enjoyment. Himachal Pradesh is a crowded destination but some places are so beautiful, amazing, and offer peace. Plan your next trip to these places and visit them before they get crowded.